Mount Si senior shortstop Tamarra Crowe is the first Wildcat softballer of 2013 to sign for college play.
She’s headed to Merrimack Liberal Arts College in North Andover, Mass., to join the Warriors.
She expects to play second base with a chance to beat out the shortstop.
A staffer saw her when Crowe, as a Ladyhawks club member, went to an exposure tournament in Texas last year. The coach liked how she played, and things steamrolled from there. She visited in December, and met most of the players. It felt like home.
Up next is summer club ball and—”Wait, wait” interjects Mount Si coach Larry White—”we’re gonna win league for one thing and work our way on to state,” Crowe says
Shortstop has been her primary position for several years, and Crowe is a hungry player.
She was a gymnast, played soccer and basketball, and played boys’ tackle football as a middle schooler: “My dad finally gave in the last year,” she said. “The guys accepted me for playing. They didn’t let up on me. I got beat up. It made me tougher.”
Crowe joined the Wildcats as a freshman junior varsity player, with no real club softball experience before high school.
“Her signing today is a true testament to what hard work and dedication will do for you,” said White.
She is the daughter of Bruce Crowe and has a younger brother and two older siblings.
You can learn about the school choice at http://www.merrimackathletics.com/sports/sball/index