“I am so proud of Still and everything that she has accomplished. She works so hard and deserves this. I can’t wait to watch her as she takes this next step. We will sure miss her, but I couldn’t be more proud,” expressed Walker Valley’s head softball coach Lauren Limburg.
Still is a career .280 hitter who has notched 89 hits, 57 RBIs, 63 runs and holds a stellar fielding percentage of .913.
She has been especially hot at the plate this season, hitting .312 with 15 hits, 11 runs, four doubles, a homerun and 14 RBIs.
“I’m just excited for the opportunity to play at the next level. I’ll really miss all my teammates, but I’m excited to play for Cleveland State. I hope I can be a leader and really contribute to the team,” Still said.
Coaching was a major cornerstone in Still’s decision. She explained that CSCC’s coaching staff had made her feel welcome and will help her reach the next level in her career.
“With three really good school systems around us we love to go out and get local kids. They bring so much support with them, and those kids that want to be close to their family are the kinds of players I want,” stated CSCC’s head softball coach Katie Willingham.
“I’ve been watching Leslie play since she was in middle school. She has the best attitude and is extremely coachable. I knew when she became a senior I would need to keep an eye out for her,” Willingham elaborated.
Besides being a standout on the Walker Valley diamond, Still was also a starter on Walker Valley’s volleyball team.
Currently, her softball Lady Mustangs are in the hunt for a District 5-AAA title, sitting at third in the district at 4-1 and boasts an overall record of 12-3.
CSCC’s Lady Cougars are busy with their own season. They currently hold a record of 15-5 and are 5-5 in their conference.