Junior Raegan Edwards takes a full-ride for softball


Nikolas Harris

Junior Raegan Edwards waits for the ball while on defense during a fast pitch game.

Junior Raegan Edwards was introduced to softball at a very young age. Her dad played baseball and her mom played softball, so her family encouraged her to play. She started when she was 4 years old and loved it ever since.

Edwards plays third-base, but her favorite part is hitting. She plays fastpitch in the fall and slow pitch in the spring.  

“I prefer fastpitch because it moves at a faster pace, and that’s what lead to my scholarship,” Edwards said.

Sophomore McKayla Carney has known Edwards for 12 years and has been playing softball with her for 2 of those years.

“Raegan is outgoing, funny, very opinionated and the best listener,” Carney said. “She’s played a big part in my life for a while now and has been someone I’ve looked up to and inspired to be.”

Edwards has made many friends on the team and often helps the lower classmen improve their game.

“Raegan is a great softball player because she works hard and has a perspective of the game,” Carney said. “She knows how to be a leader, which is very important because we have a lot of younger players on the team this year.”

Edwards also joined the sports medicine team at the beginning of this year.

“Sports medicine has taught me the basics of taking care of injuries, like taping and how to handle injuries,” Edwards said.

Coach Randall King has been Edwards’s softball coach since she began high school.

“Raegan is very competitive and does not like to lose at anything,” Coach King said. “Her competitiveness is good for the team to see what is expected out of all of our players. Raegan is a good hitter with some power which is always good for a team’s middle of the lineup.”

Edward’s greatest accomplishment in softball is signing to a Division 1 college in December of this school year. She received a full-ride scholarship to the University of Texas at Arlington and plans on studying sports medicine.

“They have a great sports medicine program and I have family nearby,” Edwards said. “I am most looking forward to making new friends in college.”