Every Monday night for the rest of the high school year, our sports staff will name a Sentinel Athlete of the Week featuring one area athlete who stood out in competition.
This week we select Shippensburg softball player Courtney Coy. The senior batted .800 (12-for-15) with 10 runs scored, 13 RBIs, four doubles and three home runs last week. In the circle, Coy went 1-1, posting a 1.56 ERA over nine innings.
Shippensburg went 3-1 during that stretch.
Q: What are your keys to success as a softball player?
A: My keys to success are building solid team chemistry and going 110 percent in everything I do and always leaving room for improvement to better my performance.
Q: What hobbies do you have outside of your sport?
A: I snowboard and I also play field hockey and basketball.
Q: If you could have any job in the world, what would it be and why?
A: I am going to college to follow in my grandmother’s footsteps and be the second accountant in our family.
Q: Who inspires you the most in life?
A: My parents. They have always pushed me to be the greatest I could be and, without them, I wouldn’t be here today doing what I love. Their love and support is more than I could ever ask for.
Q: What are the best and worst things about playing a sport in the spring, especially at the start?
A: Really, nothing. I wait all year to step on the field and, when I do, I do it with all my heart. Softball has always been my priority, and my family has sacrificed lots of time and money to the sport whether it’s on the weekends with my tournament team, college visits, camps, just simply driving me to practices before I could drive, and just taking time to support me at every game.