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Scott set to play college ball for Maroons

Central High School senior softball standout Sorie Scott will represent the Lady Chargers for one last season this spring, and then she will step up to the next level.

Scott followed up her summer 2019 verbal commitment to Roanoke College with a formal signing ceremony in December in which she was joined by family, friends and coaches.

“It meant the world to me,” Scott said of the signing. “I’ve worked really hard my whole life to get to this collegiate level, so having everybody that’s pushed me throughout my years, it meant a lot.”

She said she was 5 years old when she started playing Dixie Softball in Lunenburg County.

Her father, Lee Scott said, “Once she was 11, (she) started playing travel ball, which, of course, then came in all the big traveling. We were on the road pretty much two weekends a month probably eight months out of the year over the last six years, but we’re very excited. It’s great to see her be one of those couple percent to be able to go to the next level.”

Sorie Scott said she was probably around the age of 12 when playing college ball became a goal for her.

She has played travel ball for multiple teams, including Team TFS (Texas Fastpitch Softball) and the Lake Country Crushers.

She noted she was the first middle-schooler in her grade to make the Central junior varsity team when she was an eighth-grader, and after this spring, she will be a four-year letterman on the Central varsity squad.

When it came to college ball, she had options to consider.

“I was looking at (University of Lynchburg) for softball for awhile, but Roanoke got in contact with me sooner, showed more interest, and I ended up actually really liking the college and the people there, so it definitely made it feel more like home to me, which definitely attracted my interest a lot more,” she said.

She was recruited at the shortstop position.

“We are extremely excited for Sorie,” Lady Chargers Head Coach Karen McGrath said. “This is an excellent opportunity for her to continue her education and softball career.”

Reflecting on his daughter’s achievement, Lee Scott said, “It’s been a long road, but I’m glad to see it pay off. So many kids give up on it in the high school years, and I’m glad she stuck with it and is going to get to pursue it at the college level — and get a good education.”

Sorie Scott said she plans to major in chemistry and then continue her education elsewhere in pursuit of a career as a physician’s assistant.