Today’s senior spotlight is on Madison Reynolds of the Williston High School softball team.
Reynolds was a 4-year Varsity starter who played multiple positions. Reynolds was All-State three times. Last year, she was a Gainesville Sun first team All-Area selection as a junior after batting .511 with 15 doubles, one triple, three home runs, and 23 runs driven in as the Red Devils advanced to the Class 1A state playoffs.
She mostly played shortstop but she is a utility player. Reynolds, who holds the homerun record at Williston, has been playing softball since she was 4 years old and she started playing year-round travel ball since the age of eight. She committed to play D1 softball her sophomore year of high school.
Her advice for younger players are to never give up and keep working hard-even when no one is watching. Play every game and practice every practice like it’s your last. Be patient, stay true to yourself and God will provide.
Reynold’s favorite high school sports memory was the jam outs before a game in the locker room.
Coach Lavar Williams said his fondest memory was watching her round the bases so fast. He also said he will always treasure their signature handshake.
Madison Reynolds, who was also a member of Future Farmers of America, will attend Jacksonville University on a softball scholarship but she is currently undecided on her major.
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