Softball Catcher Ansley Laye becomes the second athlete in the class of 2020 to ink a National Letter of Intent. She will begin her college career at Central Alabama Community College.
Ansley is extremely excited about the opportunity to continue her playing career and for the opportunity to further her education in Alexander City, Alabama. As of now, she projects as a Catcher for Coach Greg Shivers and the Trojan program. As far as her academic major goes, Ansley is still undecided. She plans to take general studies courses at CACC, but would eventually like to become a Pharmacist.
She chose Central Alabama Community College over other offers because “I liked the head coach, and the girls made me feel at home. I was familiar with several of them before my visit, but just being around them made the decision easier for me. I also look forward to getting out of town and experiencing new things , which also played a role in my decision”. Ansley looks forward to “playing with Annakate Tyree”, who is a Sumiton Christian Standout that she has played travel ball with in the past.
When talking about Ansley, it was easy to see how much she means to Coach Brandi Hall and the Viking Softball Program. Coach Hall says, “Ansley is a special kid. Her work ethic and attention to detail has made our program better. She has been a big part of the successes that we’ve experienced, even as an 8th grader, she made a difference. The game means a lot to Ansley, and her passion for it makes everyone around her better”.
Ansley would like to thank her parents for their constant support. All of the travel ball tournaments, games, practices, and the overall investment that they made gave her opportunities that she could never repay them for. She can’t thank her teammates enough for always pushing her to be the best that she can be. She would also like to thank her coaches, from middles school coaches to Coaches Real, Vice, and Hall; each one has had an impact on her life and who she is today. She would also like to thank Central Alabama and Coach Shivers for the opportunity that they are affording her.