Blackwell Maroons’ sophomore center fielder Maysa Edgar was destined to play softball. As a coach’s daughter, Edgar was encouraged by her father to first begin playing softball at an early age. Edgar’s family is very active and supportive in the softball community. It was only natural for Maysa to follow in the family tradition.
“I started playing softball when I was around five years old,” Edgar said.
Edgar has seen her hard work and dedication to the sport pay off as she excels on the diamond. Over her career Edgar has come to see many characteristics necessary to be a good teammate and leader in the clubhouse. Edgar knows that while skill, confidence, and a desire to compete are key traits it is also important to have a positive mindset on the field.
“Being the person that everyone wants to be around because of your attitude is one of the best qualities there is,” Edgar said.
Edgar has set several goals for herself this year in both athletics and academics “My goals for this year are: leading the state in stolen bases for the second year in a row, starting for the basketball team, and having all A’s,” Edgar said.
When Edgar needs motivation or inspiration she knows where to look.
“There are two people in particular that have inspired me in my softball career. First would be my father/coach. I know he wants me to succeed more than anything, and I love him for that,” Edgar said. “Second would be my older sister, Merik. She is who I
look up to when it comes to softball and life. She had many awards and accomplishments in her high school career and life in general. I strive to be just like her.”
Photograph courtesy of Annie Grell GC Photography