Molly Besser surrounded by her family prior to signing her letter of intent to play softball at Danville Area Community College.
By BLAKE FAITH
Molly Besser is heading to Danville Area Community College to further her softball and academic career.
“I chose Danville because I really like the community feeling there is kind of like here in Decatur or Mt. Zion,” Besser said. “So it’s something that I’m already familiar with in the coaches. There are just some of the best people that I’ve met.”
Besser played her last season as a left fielder and batted 7th in the lineup on a team that went to a super-sectional and won the Apollo Conference and sectional championship. Besser was named to the all-Apollo conference second team. Besser hopes to take all of Head coach Greg Blakey’s softball and life lessons that she’s learned with her to the next level.
Coach Blakey saw growth from Besser in just getting a bat on the ball. As a sophomore, Besser couldn’t get the bat on the ball, but as a senior plays a good outfield, gets a bat on the ball and has become a great leader for Coach Blakey and his team.
“She has provided high energy for us all year,” Coach Blakey said. “My last words of advice to Molly are that she’s a high character kid, high integrity, and she’s a kid that works hard and just keeps growing away and just hope she keeps her work ethic and keeps that integrity all the way through.”
Besser will major in nursing and play primarily outfield for her new team. Her academic goal for her freshman year is to get good grades and her softball goal is um, to make a difference on the team to start and be able to put the ball and play when they need it, and just to make a difference out on the field.
Besser said she’ll cherish the fun she had in her time as a Brave.
“I think something that I’ll cherish is one, the community that we built and all of the players that I’ve got to play with over the past couple years are some people that have been so fun to be around and make coming here every day,” Besser said.