Friday, April 24, 2020

Athlete of the week: Chloe Edwards

Chloe Edwards
By Matt Pascarella

Sports are in limbo at the moment, but there are many hard-working athletes who are still training and practicing so that when they can hit the field, they will be ready.

Since seventh grader Chloe Edwards’ parents put a bat in her hand and a ball on the tee (when she was much younger) her love for softball was born and has continued to this day. Edwards also plays basketball; she loves the adrenaline you get from playing and the fun that comes with it.

Both her parents played sports and her father has coached both softball and basketball teams. Their love of sports has been passed on to Edwards.

Edwards has been playing softball for nine years and has been to states two times with powerful teams. Playing multiple sports has taught Edwards leadership, maturity and sportsmanship. “On a team it’s not about one person, it’s about what we do together,” she said. Being on a team “has given her the privilege to meet a lot of great people and make a lot of great friendships.”
Her favorite thing about being on a team and being a teammate is she gets to be a leader and a role model. She accomplishes this by
staying positive and helping her teammates when they need her. Edwards also works hard to make herself better.

Currently, Edwards is training by working on her hitting and catching in her backyard, as well as working out.

When she’s not on the field or the court, Edwards likes to spend time with her family. “They are my everything; I love them so much,” she expressed. They have helped her get to where she is today. “I cannot thank them enough.”

“I know it might seem difficult with what’s in the way right now, but we’re all in this together and soon enough we’ll get to play the game we love.” She hopes everyone is staying safe and wishes everyone luck with their seasons.

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