(November 27, 2013) – Tuscarora High School senior Alex Lang has verbally committed to continue her softball career at Radford University beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.
“Being committed to attend and play softball at Radford makes me feel proud that I have reached one of my many goals,” said the 5-foot-6 Lang. “It’s nice to be able to enjoy my senior year, knowing I will continue my softball career at a school that is a perfect fit for me.”
Lang says she first fell in love with the school and the students’ school spirit while attending her brother Eddie’s orientation last year when he enrolled in the school located 250 southwest of Leesburg.
“I fell in love with the atmosphere of the school. Everyone down at Radford was so welcoming. I felt like I was at home,” Lang said. “It also has a fantastic education program which will allow me to pursue my career as a Special Education teacher.”
While the education program and school atmosphere played a role in Lang’s decision the Division I Highlanders softball program also had an impact. In 2013, Radford went 20-13 including a 13-11 record in the Big South Conference.
“I believe my work ethic, passion, and love for the game will not only complement but add to the amazing things they are doing currently as a program,” said Lang who also plays softball for Loudoun Storm Black 18U.
Lang will play her final season for the Tuscarora Huskies in the spring before heading down to Radford. Last season the Huskies finished the year 12-8.
“We hope to compete and play as a team each and every game,” Land said. “I think we have a very successful season ahead of us.
Lang has only played a handful of spring seasons in the softball world as she actually played baseball until she was 13 years-old. One of the couple girls competing at a high level in Central Loudoun Little League, Lang played with both of her brothers over her years in the baseball league.
“When I was little I always loved playing baseball and being competitive with my brothers and their friends. Transitioning into softball was a great experience. I feel as if playing baseball only prepared me to compete at a high level of competition, this allowed me to transition easily into travel softball.”
Owen Gotimer is a graduate of Heritage High School in Leesburg and is currently a sophomore at Syracuse University. Follow Owen on Twitter (@BigO_Gotimer) for up-to-date college signings. Contact us if you want Owen to do an article on the college commitment of your favorite local athlete.