Tearing her ACL in the winter, Lisa Scott didn’t think college coaches would take a look at her game.
This summer, the Brownstown Central graduate was approached by an assistant coach from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College at a travel softball tournament.
On Wednesday, Scott signed her letter of intent to join the Pomeroys.
“I had been looking at a bunch of colleges, but I just didn’t know what I wanted to do or where I wanted to go,” Scott said. “A couple weekends ago, I was with my travel team at a tournament and (a Saint Mary) assistant coach was there. Then it all kind of all fell into place after talking to them.
“I didn’t think I would be back in enough time. I thought that recruiters wouldn’t look at me because I was recovering. It wasn’t as near as tough to come back as I thought it would be. The mental block was the biggest thing.”
The Pomeroys are 10-time national champions in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, which includes 85 institutions in 24 states for softball.
The softball team has won back-to-back national championships under coach Mark Feller.
Scott hopes to bring a well-rounded skill set to the Saint Mary squad and is willing to play any position asked of her.
“I’m a very versatile player,” Scott said. “I can play most anywhere they ask of me. I’m willing to play anywhere my first couple of years. I’m looking forward to the entire experience, especially meeting all my new teammates.”
Brownstown Central coach Monte Ault said he believes Scott will help the Pomeroys from the get-go.
“She’s going to bring a great attitude and leadership,” Ault said. “She has played softball ever since she was 9 years old. She has natural talent and a strong arm. She will work really hard and get along with the other girls. She will help that team. I don’t know if she will play shortstop or not, but she will help their system. She has been a joy to have for four years.
“She knows the game. On the field, she can be a coach. The only place she hasn’t played is catcher.”
Scott said that she plans on studying health and wellness.