Most don’t believe in love at first sight, but Vici High School senior Dru McGehee said she fell in love with softball the second her dad taught her how to throw a ball. “Ever since then it’s grown,” McGehee said. “This season started strong for us, but as it has gone on it has fallen off a bit. We have a young team and with that comes ups and downs. While our record isn’t the best, I am still proud of our team and the work we have done this season. Our morale is high, and one of the strong points of our team is not giving up. There have been tough games where we end up pulling through because our effort is always high.”
One of the important aspects of keeping that morale high, McGehee said, is making sure she pulls her weight as a senior leader of the team. “I personally enjoy having the role as a leader,” she said. “I also had a great group of girls ahead of me to show me how. Something I like to do is encourage the team every chance I get. It is very easy to get down on yourself after making a mistake, but having someone to help pick you up makes a difference. Even after I’m gone, I want the girls to continue to succeed, so I try my best to help them any way I can.”
McGehee said in her free time she likes to spend time with her family, read, fish, and hang out with with friends. She said after high school, she wants to continue her education and softball career, but right now she doesn’t have a college picked out.
The list of people to thank is not a short one, McGehee said, but she did have a few shoutouts. “I just want to thank my parents for always supporting me in every aspect of my athletic career. If it wasn’t for them I would not be where I am now,” she said. “I would also like to thank Coach Dauphin for always pushing me to be the best I can be. You have helped make me into the player I am today. And most importantly I would like to thank God for giving me all of these opportunities.”