Morgan has already decided her future vocation will take her into the medical field, one that she has had a taste of already, performing volunteer work at nursing homes and assisting in therapeutic pursuits.
“I am going into HPU’s Athletic Training program,” she said, “and after those four years I plan to study two more years, in either occupational or physical therapy.”
The senior is family-first minded, and happy she found a home at HPU, which is only a couple hour’s drive from her Brock residence.
Having a taste of postseason prep ball at the highest level has left the pitcher/outfielder with a singular goal in softball.
“In my freshman year, we went to the state playoffs,” Morgan said. “And even though we were the runner-up that year, going to the playoffs and getting all the way to the state final was the best experience I have ever had.
Ashmore and her Lady Eagles will seek the goal under new leadership, as head softball coach Ryan Starnes takes over the Brock reins. Starnes will be assisted by Lynn Larson.
Ashmore is encouraged by her teams’ resolve to succeed, the new coaches’ leadership and — is just generally ready to get on with it.
“I would give nearly anything to get back to [the state tourney] in my senior year and I really hope our team can get there,” she said. “I think all my teammates are great and we’ve all been working very hard on our fundamentals and drills. “Coach Starnes has been a great influence. I am really anxious to get started with our upcoming season.”