By Derrick Smith
There are people in each of our lives that have a part in shaping who we become. These role models could be someone that is part of our everyday lives or they could be a celebrity that we look up to from a distance. Macie Andrews says that the people she looks up to the most are the two people she is closest to. “My mom and dad have the biggest impact on my life,” she said. “They have supported me and taught me that anything can be achieved through hard work and dedication. I would not be the person that I am today without them and their love and support.”
Andrews, who is a junior, plays fastpitch softball for the Chisholm Lady Longhorns. She first played the sport when she was four years old and she plays shortstop and pitcher for the team. She is also a member of the school’s track team.
Being dedicated to continually improving has helped Andrews become the athlete that she is. She says you have to be willing to challenge yourself. “It has taken a lot of work over the years,” she said. “It has also taken dedication and not being afraid to set high goals to work for.”
Last season, Andrews and her teammates did something that a Chisholm softball team had not done before and she says that is definitely the highlight of her career. “Last season, we won Regionals and advanced to state for the first time in school history,” she said. “I pitched four elimination games in a row within twenty-four hours. It was exhausting but it was worth it.”
Away from school, Macie also plays travel softball with Texas Glory, a team out of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. When she is not playing sports, she is involved in other groups around campus. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, yearbook, serves as an office aide, and is a middle school softball assistant.