Throughout her high school career, C.B. Aycock’s Shawna Williams has learned that hard work pays off.
For Williams, who plays softball and golf, success on the softball diamond came almost immediately, but Williams never stopped working hard to succeed on and off the field.
“I just love it, I love every aspect about,” Williams said about playing softball.
One of two seniors on the softball this team, Williams’ work ethic, leadership, and athletic ability, helps bring out the best in those around her.
Part of the reason Williams does that so naturally and consistently is she knows what it takes to be a winning player on a winning softball team.
As a freshman, Williams won four games on the mound. The Golden Falcons finished the season with an 18-7 record and reached the third round of the playoffs.
Sophomore year, Williams took on a more significant role, which ended up motivating her even more. She was 3-3 on the mound, and the Golden Falcons once again reached the playoffs.
Her junior year was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. Williams said it was difficult to lose a season of playing her favorite sport, but she continued to work hard. So, she could be ready for her senior season.
“It hurt a lot to miss last season,” Williams said.
For her career, Williams has an 11-4 record with a 3.52 earned run average to go along with 53 strikeouts and seven complete games.
Williams is ready to finish what she started with her friends and teammates because missing last season has made the Golden Falcons appreciate every moment they have on the field.
She will attend Pitt Community College next fall and will major in nursing.