Moore excelling in softball at Herkimer

Robert Jeffrey

Sun Sports Contributor

HERKIMER – College athletics can be the most demanding and yet most rewarding part of someone’s college experience.

Managing practices, games, school work and a social life all create a balancing act that can sometimes feel more like juggling rather than balancing.

In terms of athletics, playing time is never promised, and sometimes the learning curve of being a freshman in an established program can be intimidating. Often times, student-athletes need to build themselves up over the course of their career before they can play a major role on their respective team.

In the case of Norwich High School class of 2016 alumni Shannon Moore, she’s been game ready since the day she showed up for classes this past fall, and perhaps even longer than that.

Having started playing softball 11 years ago, the Herkimer freshman has used all she has learned as a student of the game to provide continuous success to her Herkimer Generals softball team. With a batting average formerly ranked first in the nation (.627) but currently ranked at seventh in the nation among all NJCAA Division III softball players with a .576.

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