When Brianna Verme started playing sports in high school, she did not envision herself one day leading the team.
Of course, she had dreams of blossoming into a key contributor on the field, but she was not sure she would ever thrive as a softball player.
Now, two years later, Verme has done just that. She is one of the Eagles’ best softball players, and she is ready to lead the Eagles once again this spring.
“I got the talent from God, it’s my main reason, and I like the family and friends that I get to make playing softball,” Verme said.
Verme was disappointed last season was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but she knows she can look back and be proud of how far she has come not only as a player but also as a role model for the younger players.
Verme has found herself on a softball field for as long as she can remember, and as she grew older, Verme started to love softball more and more.
Verme is always working on fine-tuning her craft, and Verme said she is extremely grateful to have found a sport she can excel at.
Her career numbers are impressive. Verme has a .493 batting average, .586 on-base percentage, 25 RBIs, 10 doubles, three triples and three home runs.
Like most freshmen, Verme was both thrilled and nervous when she first joined the varsity team., but the more reps she got in the field, the more at-bats she got, and the more time Verme spent interacting with her teammates, the more comfortable she got.
“I enjoy the family I get to make playing sports,” Verme said.
Verme knows she will always have memories of playing sports that she will cherish as she progresses through life, and she is thankful to have found softball.
Softball is not the only sport Verme plays. Verme also plays basketball, golf, and volleyball for the Eagles. While softball is Verme’s primary sport, Verme said playing multiple sports has made her a better athlete.
“It’s a lot, but I’m used to it,” Verme said about playing four sports. “Sports are pretty much my life, and I enjoy playing them.
“I’ve managed to find a routine for the most part, and playing all four sports keeps me in shape.”
Athletics has helped Verme carve out her niche in high school. She made numerous friends through the sports, and she credited her teammates and coaches for helping her navigate high school and focus on doing what she loves.
Verme said she is looking forward to this season and believes the Eagles are poised for a breakout year. Verme even has her eyes set on playing softball at the next level.
“I’d like to play softball at Liberty, but I don’t know what I want to major in yet,” Verme said.