Olivia Smith: Davis & Elkins softball

College signing

Name: Olivia Smith

High school: Central

Hometown: Martinsburg

Sport: Softball

Position: Shortstop

College choice: Davis & Elkins (W.Va.)

Other colleges considered: Morgan State, Saint Vincent, IUP

Why I picked Davis & Elkins: “I connected with the team and the coach and loved the environment.”

Greatest high school achievement(s): District 6 champs in soccer 2015, District 6 champs in softball in 2016, PA all-state soccer 2016, Altoona Mirror Athlete of the Week

Coach Dale Walters’ quote: “I’m very proud of how she has handled herself from day one as a freshman. She has been driven to get a college scholarship but has always stayed in the team first. She has set a standard for the next group of girls coming through our program.”

How I got my start playing softball: “Youth softball when I was 5. I loved to get dirty.”

Favorite college growing up: Penn State

Other interests: Soccer, hunting

What getting to play in college means to me: “It has been my goal since I was young and shows that if you want something and work hard enough, you can achieve it.”

Probable college major: Exercise science

Parents: Lon and Kathy Smith

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