Southern Wayne’s Dawn Anderson signed a national letter-of-intent to play at Brunswick Community College. Anderson said she liked everything Brunswick Community College had to offer her on and off the field.
“They have a really good nursing program, and I was interested in their softball program,” Anderson said.
Anderson has been a mainstay in Southern Wayne’s softball program for the four years. For her career, she has 17 wins, a 2.81 ERA and a .299 batting average.
“It’s been good playing softball here at Southern Wayne,” Anderson said. “I’ve enjoyed playing with my friends.”
Saints’ head coach Jamie Williams said Brunswick Community College is getting a player who can do it all on the field.
“She can catch, in our game against New Bern, she threw three girls out effortlessly,” Williams said. “She can pitch, she can catch, she can play in the infield, and she can play in the outfield. She’s a jack-of-all-trades, whatever you need she can do it, and she does it at an excellent level.”
Currently this season, Anderson is 4-0, has a 0.88 ERA and has only given up three earned runs and thrown 31 strikeouts.
Williams said she would not only miss Anderson’s play on the field but the leadership Anderson brought to the team as well.
“She has a tremendous work ethic, and watching her grow from her sophomore year to her senior has been a huge milestone for the program,” Williams said. “She’s evolved as a leader and is one of the captains of the team.
“She is so special because she works so hard on and off the field. In practice, she works on getting the younger players better, and you can’t teach that, that’s something that just comes naturally. She just never gives up.”
Upon graduating from Brunswick Community College, Anderson said she plans to continue to pursue bachelor’s degree in nursing and then get a master’s degree in nursing.