November 16—Vidalia High School senior Rebecca Lawrence signed a letter of intent to play softball for the Georgia State University Bobcats in Milledgeville.
“I really liked the campus and the coaching staff. They have a great environment, and I think I will really fit in there. There are too many people to thank for all of this, all of my coaches over the years and my parents and teammates who all have helped push me and make me better.” Lawrence said.
“This has been a goal of hers since she was very young and finally the day has come when she gets to sign that paper. It is a special day for Rebecca and her family. Hard work is definitely what comes to mind when you think about her. I have never had to question her work ethic on and off the field. She has been someone we have counted on for the last several years and we are going to miss her, but she has left an example for other players to follow.” Vidalia Lady Indians Coach Brad Thompson said.
“We are very proud of her. She has worked hard and had some good coaches over the years and Coach Thompson and Coach Beck have been there the last four years and this is the result of all of that hard work. She has overcome a bad knee injury and fought back hard and that is a testament to her will and desire to play softball.” Richard Lawrence said.
(L-R) Front: Dana Lawrence(mother), Rebecca Lawrence, Richard Lawrence(father), Back: VHS Athletic Director Chunk Reid, Coach Brad Thompson and Coach Ben Beck.