Though she just has one year under her belt at Stillwater High School, it’s been an exciting one for Lady Pioneer senior Maggie Glasgow. Last fall Stillwater won their district and went on to reach the Class 6A state fast pitch semi-finals resulting in some memorable moments for Maggie. “We beat Jenks last year in a big district game and went on to win the district championship and then at state I hit a walk-off homerun to get us to the semi-final game.”
As one of four seniors on the team this year, Maggie knows that providing strong leadership will be something that is expected from her and says she has a good role model to follow in that regard. “One of the biggest influences in my life is (Stillwater) coach (Karie) Linsenmeyer. She always believes in you but at the same time she won’t sugar-coat things and will be honest with you and tell what you need to improve or fix. She’ll do anything you ask her to do to help you improve and get better like hitting some extra fly balls after practice.”
Linsenmeyer reciprocated with some words of praise about Glasgow. “Maggie is a power hitter who is not afraid of the big moment. I think she’ll have a big offensive year in 2022 while providing stability in the outfield.”
Maggie, who plays in the outfield or as a utility player, acknowledges that becoming a good player requires extra effort. “It has taken hard work and doing extra reps everyday no matter how tired I may be. I am motivated by my desire to be better and accomplish one of my goals which is to get an offer to play college ball,” said Maggie.
Although friendly competition among teammates for positions or prestige is fairly common on high school sports teams, Maggie says there’s not much of that on her Lady Pioneer softball team. “I don’t battle much with my teammates because I am friends with everyone, and we are always encouraging and picking each other up.”