Sophomore Casey Holloway hadn’t yet spent a full day in classes at North Oconee High School before she made a huge impact on the Titans softball team.
Saturday Holloway made her debut with the Titans after transferring from Athens Academy, a school without a softball program, to NOHS for her sophomore year of high school.
Holloway only spent one year at Athens Academy after moving from Greater Atlanta Christian where she attended school from kindergarten through the eighth grade.
Holloway brings the ability to play multiple positions including first base, the outfield and a left handed pitching threat.
Holloway went 2-for-4 with three runs batted in, two runs scored and a stolen base. Holloway also pitched an inning for the Titans and struck out two Lake Oconee Academy batters to help the Titans to a 12-0 win.
Her performance has made Holloway this week’s Oconee Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation/Oconee Enterprise Athlete of the Week.
Holloway has played travel ball since she was 8 years old.
Joining the Titans this summer made Holloway feel like she was home after not having the school athletic outlet she now has at NOHS.
Relationships with her new teammates quickly formed and she is already comfortable with wearing the Titans’ uniform.
“It was an instant connection,” Holloway said. “I just really felt like it felt like the right place to be. I got to make friends before school starts. I feel like I have a better connection, not only with the people playing, but with the school as well. Overall, it’s just a lot more fun.”
The comfort with her teammates is one thing and the task of fitting into a new high school is another. Holloway admits she doesn’t know many of her new classmates and still feels the anxiousness that comes with entering a new school.
“It’s going to be a lot easier since I’ve gotten to know people and make new friends,” Holloway said. “I’m still going to be nervous. I didn’t know much [about NOHS]. I knew a few people before I came here but not enough to be comfortable yet.”
Oconee Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation/Oconee Enterprise Athlete of the Week is chosen by the sports staff of The Oconee Enterprise. You are welcome to email nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday at 10 a.m.
Oconee Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation can be reached at www.oconeept.com