Ella Fox plays basketball and softball at Wayne Christian, and the decision to play multiple sports has paid off.
And with the sophomore, the Eagles have done plenty of winning in both sports.
On the basketball court, the sophomore led the Eagles with 16.5 points per game. The Eagles finished the regular season with a 16-2 record, and they hope to make a deep playoff run.
“I’ve just always liked the sport,” Fox said. “The environment of my team is super helpful and supportive. Great coaches, so I really enjoy being on the court and representing this school.”
However, Fox’s main sport is softball. And on the softball diamond, Fox excelled as a freshman. She had a .568 batting average, 23 RBIs, 10 doubles, three triples and a home run.
Wayne Christian had a 19-2 record and reached the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 2A state champion series.
So, heading into this season, the Eagles are looking to finish the job.
“As a team, we’d like to win states,” Fox said. “As a player, I’d like to just develop and get ready for my travel season and to become a player and teammate.”
Fox doesn’t have to look too far for motivation. She finds it under her own roof. Fox has gotten to share the court and field with her older sister, Caroline, who is a senior.
She gives a lot of credit for her athletic success to her sister and all the bond they share.
“It’s super fun, and I feel so blessed,” Fox said. “I’ve learned a lot from her, and she helps me, so I just love her so much,” Fox said. “She’s like my best friend, so getting to play with her is so awesome.”