Athlete of the Week
Reeves becomes a monarch
May 25, 2011 - While Allie Reeves is preparing for finals in her classes and the end of the softball season, she is looking forward to the fall.
|Allie Reeves and Macomb Community College Women's Softball Head Coach Joe Cavatio sign letters of intent. Photo by Wendi Reardon (click for larger version)|
The Clarkston High School senior signed to play for the Macomb Community College Monarchs on May 11.
"I am so excited," said Reeves. "It is a big relief to be signed and ready to go to college."
Reeves began talking with Macomb's Head Coach Joe Cavataio since last summer. Once she found the school she knew where she wanted to go for college and didn't look at any other colleges.
"They have a good softball team and it is close to home," Reeves noted on how they stood out to her.
"It is a really good opportunity for her," said Don Peters, head coach for the Lady Wolves Varsity Softball team. "I like Joe and it is going to be a lot of fun for her and get her started on her education."
Peters added Reeves will add her positive attitude and ability to play multiple positions to her new team.
"We are so excited to have a person like she is," said Cavatio. "She is a great student, a great softball play and a great person. When I went to watch her it was her determination and giving it all the effort she could. It was really fun to watch. I told Dan Fife, Clarkston's athletic director, we want 18 more just like her."
Reeves has been playing softball since she was four-years-old when her parents, Annette and Mark, signed her up to play. Annette had also played softball.
"I loved it from the first day I started playing," said Allie. "I couldn't imagine playing anything else."
"I am proud of her," Annette added. "She has worked really hard and deserves it. It is amazing to see how much she has grown, how strong she has become. The sport taught her how to be a strong person."
Allie currently plays in the third base and catcher positions for Clarkston but added she can play where she is needed.
She has a 3.79 GPA and is undecided about her major. Allie said she is leaning towards the health field, particularly physical therapy.
"I have always been interested in the health field," she said.
Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007.