LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- Sarah Silvers, a senior at North Murray High School (Ga.) has committed to attend Covenant College. By accepting the enrollment offer, Silvers has expressed her intent to become a full-time student and play softball for the Lady Scots and head coach Sara Russell beginning in the fall of 2014.
Silvers played catcher and middle infield during her freshman and sophomore years at Dalton High School (Ga.). She finished her high school career in the outfield at North Murray under head coach Steve Granger.
In her senior year with the Lady Mountaineers, her team progressed to the school's state regional sweet 16 playoffs. As a senior, Silvers offensive production was a .247 batting average and a .272 on base percentage. Her travel ball averages as a right-hander was .298 and .312 as a lefty. Silvers played for several travel teams in the past 6 years. Her most memorable travel ball experience was playing for head coach Thomas Wilcox of the Georgia Fore Elite.
Outside the softball diamond, Silvers excelled in the classroom. She holds a 3.44 GPA.
When asked why she chose Covenant, "As a Christian, my first desire was to study under Christ-minded teachers and to be surrounded by Christ-like peers. Covenant stood out among the other schools because of their long history of keeping Christ preeminent. Since early childhood my ambitions have been to become a lawyer. My life-long goal is to add clarity to a somewhat distorted society. Choosing Covenant was the obvious choice due to their Pre-Law Program. I have also been greatly involved in athletics, especially softball. I want to be a part of a program that would allow me to participate in the NCAA. Covenant again was the answer to my expectations."
"After being scouted by Coach Sara Russell's husband in an ASA showcase tournament, at Warner Park, I was then contacted and invited to visit Covenant College. That visit proved to be inspiring and motivational. Covenant provided me the information I needed to see all of my aspirations become attainable. All of this said, Coach Russell was my confirmation, not only as a mentor for myself, but as a role model for other girls searching for a Christ like example. The love and encouragement just seemed to flow out of her. I look forward to learning from her instruction over the next four years," expressed Silvers on why she chose to play softball at Covenant College. Silvers also shared, "I believe my speed, ability to hit from both sides of the plate, and fielding utility and flexibility will be an asset to an already talented team".
Silver plans to major in Pre-Law with a minor in Political Science.
Russell, along with the team and her coaching staff, are delighted to have Sarah Silvers join the Lady Scots in 2014.