HS Softball: Legacy senior Casey Lovsness perseverance set to pay off

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Not every player has the privilege of playing varsity for four years. Sometimes they have to work on their craft before they reach the highest level. Legacy’s Casey Lovsness put in a little extra work and now she has the chance to continue her career at the next level.

Casey Lovsness only plays softball.

“I’ve done basketball before,” Lovsness said, “but I just didn’t really find it interesting to me. Softball has been in my family throughout my whole, entire life. My grandpa, my grandma, my mom [played].”

Casey spent her freshman year on junior varsity before being called up to the big show as a sophomore.

“My proudest moment was when I first made varsity,” Lovsness said. “I had just been working so hard and I just really wanted to make varsity.”

but it was not smooth sailing from there.

“I’ve kind of set the bench for varsity a couple of times,” Lovsness said.

This season, Casey pitches for Legacy and when she is not on the mound she plays right field, which is the position she might play in college.

“It’s a cool place that she is going,” head coach Andrea Franz said. “I’m excited for her. I’ve had a little bit of contact with the coach and I think that he is really excited to see how her season plays out.”

All her hard work could land her at Haskell Indian Nations University next spring to play the sport she loves.

“At first I was going to go to United Tribes — which is here,” Lovsness said, “but then [my mom] said there was a college down there that was looking at me. So I sent in a recruitment video and [the coach] said that he is very interested in me playing.”

Casey and Legacy continue their season at home tomorrow against Turtle Mountain.

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