With the high school softball season just underway, the Laker’s catcher is looking to extend her playing time. Surrounded by family and teammates, senior Brooke Lewis signed to play softball at Heidelberg University in Tiffin next year.
Lewis has worked hard in the off-season for years to make sure she had the chance to play collegiately. She loves to catch and looks forward to heading to Heidelberg.
“I like to be in the grit of it. I like that I work hard and I’m always touching the ball. The softball program there (at Heidelberg) is really awesome. I love the girls, they are really upbeat and cool to be around. The coaches are awesome.”
The Lady Lakers Softball team is hoping to pick up where they left off after capturing sectional and district titles in 2016. Indian Lake Head Coach Skip Oliver says Lewis is a big part of his team’s success, earning CBC First Team honors as a junior catcher.
“First of all, she wants to play every game. She does not want to rest. We play a double header, we try to give her a rest, she does not want to rest.” Oliver says, “She’s got that equipment, down there getting dirty, blocking the ball the way she does and everything else. In the paper, it’s always the pitcher to get noticed. But usually if there’s a great pitcher, you’ve got a really good catcher and we are lucky to have both.”
Lewis plans to study Early Childhood Education at Heidelberg University because she loves to teach children. She is already making plans for the 2nd Annual “A League of Their Own” Softball Clinic for girls grades 2 through 5, which she organized and ran last summer at Indian Lake High School.
Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.