Guaranty Bank and Trust Athlete of the Week: Erin Scholl

From the very first time she walked on to the softball field for coach Jimmy Fendley, it was evident that Erin Scholl would be a leader. Now, in her junior year, Erin shows that leadership every time she takes the field. You don't have to go back very far to notice this either.

"I've mostly always played first base. Until my sophomore year when Fendley moved me to third," Erin explains. "I like both [positions] but I would have to say third [is my favorite]."

The move wasn't easy as it took some time to adjust during her sophomore year. However, after sticking with it, she has shined this season both at the plate and in the field. She's also one of the reasons the Pantherettes are Area round champions and getting ready to face Atlanta this weekend.

Softball is more than just a game for Erin, though. She has played for so long that she has developed some close friendships while playing the game she loves. Although the practices are rough and tough and sometimes she gets yelled at she still loves to play the sport.

"[Fendley] is very intense but I wouldn't want it any other way," she says. "He pushes us to be better every single day. He's an awesome coach and always has our backs no matter what."

She's also learned a lot from the two seniors on this team: Bill Jones and Jaycie McEwin. Erin credits them with showing her how to be a leader on and off the field and how to be an example to the younger girls on the team.

Softball isn't the only sport Erin plays, though. She's also a member of the club volleyball team Paris Ice. She's played with them for six years. However, it's the game of softball that has her heart and has since she started playing at four years of age.

After High School, Erin will be staying around Paris as she plans to attend PJC to play softball before transferring to Texas A&M to pursue a degree in accounting or education. When she's not playing sports, Erin enjoys hanging out with family and friends. She also loves to be outdoors.

Congratulations Erin Scholl for being this week's Guaranty Bank & Trust Athlete of the Week.

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