MONTICELLO, Ga. — Piedmont Academy senior Ava Anglin was a key part of the Lady Cougars fast-pitch softball program during her high school career.
Anglin, a Covington resident, helped Piedmont won state softball titles in 2017 and 2020. She now has her path set following graduation this spring as she will attend Georgia Military College in Milledgeville.
“Ava is a joy to coach,” said Piedmont softball coach Joe Johnson. “She is very much a team-oriented player and works extremely hard at practice and on game day.”
Anglin helped the Lady Cougars go 18-3-1 this past fall on their way to a state championship. She led the team with three home runs while battling .302 with a .483 on-base percentage.
The senior also scored 19 runs and had 23 RBI during the 2020 season.
“She really helped us solidify our outfield and added some power to our lineup,” Johnson said. “Her leadership at practice and games was a huge part of her impact on our team this season. Piedmont and GMC are both lucky to have a player of this caliber.”
Anglin said she likes beginning her collegiate career close to home.
“I’m still undecided on what I want to do academically so getting my two-year degree is the most logical option for me,” she said. “I also love that it’s close to home.”
The high school senior will take plenty of memories with her to college.
“I will easily remember all the unbreakable bonds between me and my teammates the most, but I could never forget the awesome memories of winning two state titles at Piedmont as a freshman and senior,” Anglin said.
GMC coaches plan to use Anglin as an outfielder but she said she willing to play anywhere she is needed.
“I’m excited to get an opportunity to play as a freshman,” she said. “That’s another reason I chose GMC.”
Anglin is the daughter of John and Robin Anglin of Covington.