I'm so excited to put everything I have into this sport every day! It means all of the sacrifices and hard work will have paid off, and I am so incredibly excited to take this new journey!" Brooke Sandefur, Class of 2021
Senior Brooke Sandefur’s new journey will take her to Centenary College where she has signed on to play for the Centenary softball team. Brooke has played softball her entire life and was even coached by her dad at one point. Recently, the game has taken on more importance for her. “It’s been in the past two years that I’ve gotten serious about it and played competitively.”
Choosing Centenary made sense for Brooke. “I feel like Centenary was the right school for me because they have very high academic standards and an amazing educational program for their students,” says Brooke regarding her selection. “Their coaches have always been very supportive and always push me to do my best, on or off the field.” Knights Head Softball Coach Heidi Hebert is proud of what Brooke has achieved. “Brooke is one of the hardest working individuals I have coached,” she says. “She is a great athlete and competitor. She never gives up, sees everything as a challenge and will not stop until she has accomplished her goal. Brooke is a true leader. She leads by example and has truly taken a leadership role on our team. I wish I had been able to coach Brooke all four years of her high school career. She will definitely be missed, but I know she will do great things at Centenary and I can’t wait to watch her play.”
As Brooke looks toward her future, she offers compelling advice for classmates who may dream of a similar path. “My advice to other students who wanted to play at the next level would be to never quit, to be passionate about the game, and to always leave the field with a smile,” she says.
Brooke certainly has much to smile about as she prepares for this next step. She plans to study psychology while continuing to compete in the game she has loved for so long. Congratulations, Brooke! We can’t wait to see where this new journey takes you!
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