Poca High Student-Athlete Honored
Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. is pleased to present this week’s female Gamer of the Week to Senior Sarah Fisher of Poca High School – her second such honor.
The Lady Dots were in Class AA Region 4 Section 1 play, last week, and were able to win three-out-of -their-four games. With their only loss coming to Point Pleasant, Poca beat Wayne, Nitro, and Sissonville in dominating fashion by a combined score of 43-13.
One standout player that is helping, to lead the Lady Dots, along the way, to an impressive post-season showing, is senior third baseman and pitcher Sarah Fisher. The corner infielder is batting nearly .450 for the year and has come into relief as part of the pitching rotation. Fisher excels, on the defensive side, as she is known for her reliable glove, and at the plate as an RBI machine. Last week Fisher accounted for six hits, one home run, seven RBI’s, and pitching a win in their three victories.
When asked about what motivates her Sarah says, “Making it to the state tournament and winning the championship is my team’s main goal first and foremost. Some personal goals I had were to beat the amount of home runs and RBI’s I hit last year. It would be great to win first team all-state, but above all that I want my team to succeed.” When asked about what inspires their team Fisher says, “Many of the girls on this team have sacrificed a lot of time and effort on softball. We believe we are one of the best teams out there and nobody is good enough to beat us. We carry that mentality with us every game no matter who we are playing.’’
The Lady Dots are battling through a year of ups and downs as they sit with a 19-14 overall record. Head Coach David Skeens returned a talented squad from last year as they have only lost two seniors. Poca has been bitten by the injury bug this season, but is working hard to achieving their goal to making the state tournament.
When asked about this year’s team Fisher says, “We have really tried to pick up where we left off last season. The girls on this team treat each other like family and my teammates and coaches are always supportive. We don’t get down on each other and our coaches try to keep softball fun and exciting.”
Skeens, and his club, have one of the hardest tasks, in West Virginia, as they play in what many consider one of the most talented Regions in all AA softball. The Lady Dots are aiming to get two more victories this week and make it to the state tournament.
In the classroom, Fisher has earned a 3.9 Grade Point Average.
She is the daughter of Laura Meeks and Mark Fisher. Sarah also plays on the basketball team and volleyball team. She is a member of Student Council, FCA, and National Honor Society. Fisher will continue playing softball next year at Eastern Kentucky University and plans to study elementary education.
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Publisher’s note: This news release was provided by Matthew Smith, MS, ATC, CSCS, Potential PLUS Program Director. Game pictures are provided courtesy of Ed Conner Photography.