Rosewood senior Allecia Langdon loves to play sports so much that it is practically in her blood.
And like most student-athletes, Langdon struggled when sports were taken away from her last spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A junior at the time, Langdon and the Eagles played three games before the season was taken away.
“It was tough because, during COVID-19, there was nothing to do,” Langdon said.
Langdon’s perseverance has earned her the Goldsboro Daily News Female Athlete of the Week award.
Softball is in Langdon’s genes. Her grandfather, grandmother, mother and uncle all played softball, so it was only natural that she played softball.
Langdon has been around Rosewood for her entire life. Her great-grandmother, grandmother and mother all attended Rosewood High School.
“I’ve loved softball since the first time I started,” Langdon said. “I look just like my mom. Sometimes teachers in class think my mom is in their class.
“I’m the fourth generation going to Rosewood.”
With Rosewood and Wayne County’s other public high schools, moving the start of fall sports to November because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Langdon said she is happy to get an opportunity to play sports during her senior year.
Langdon has a .324 batting average for her career and a .364 on-base percentage to go along with 20 RBIs, four doubles, and three home runs.
During her sophomore season, she helped lead the Eagles to a 17-8 overall record, and they reached for third-round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1-A playoffs for the time in years.
Langdon plans on attending Wayne Community College after graduation to get her core classes completed. She then hopes to transfer to NC State to earn a veterinary degree and take care of large animals, such as horses.
“I actually have two horses,” Langdon said
Langdon’s leadership, consistency, and knowledge are her strengths, and they will undoubtedly help her in college.