“He coaches the way I like to play, so it was just a perfect fit.”
Professing to being a small-town ‘country’ girl, Shambry said the atmosphere and size of Snyder appealed to her senses.
The decision to forego basketball was a major one for Sanders, as she began playing basketball in the fourth grade and this year marked the first she had missed. But with softball as her first love (since six-years old), the path was a clear one, and one she has never needed much urging to play, and improve.
“Softball has always been a big part of my life,” Sanders said. “I’ve always asked my dad if we can go play catch or go to the field and hit, just anything.
“No one has ever had to push me to practice. I’ve always pushed myself.”
Willing to contribute in any facet of the game, as her mind set has been in that mode where ever she has taken the field, Sanders has an inkling of her role with the Lady Westerners.
“WTC will probably put me in the outfield most of the time,” she said, “and I may get some time at shortstop, as well.”
The speedy senior also said she hopes to bat lead-off or somewhere near to top of the order.
Besides finishing up on her studies at Brock, Sanders will spend the next few months trying to get the Lady Eagles as far as she can toward a district championship and wherever postseason takes them.
She has already decided her profession, and WTC will serve as a first-step toward the goal, which is in the medical field.
“I plan to take care of my basic requisites in my studies at Western,” Shambry said. “I will then continue my education to eventually be a sonography technician.”