With all the talent Wesleyan students have, it is bound to happen that some may commit to play sports at the collegiate level. Each season, there is a signing ceremony where certain athletes officially commit and are celebrated for their athletic accomplishments. This fall, five senior girls participated in the ceremony, playing sports like lacrosse, softball, volleyball and basketball. Each athlete has been playing their sports for many years and are all excited to play at a collegiate level.
Molly Bradach, Wofford College lacrosse commit, has played lacrosse since fourth grade and been on the varsity lacrosse team all four years of her high school career as well as setting new school records for ground balls and turnovers every year since her freshman year. Bradach plays defense and has played with All-County and All-Star teams the past three years. She has been on the All-State team as a sophomore and a junior. She has broken the records for the most ground balls in a season and most in a career. Her coach, Anna Myrick said, “I will greatly miss Molly as an athlete in the program. I am going to miss her as an individual even more. Molly is a blessing to coach, as she is tough as nails, always real, and is passionate about not just the game, but the people she plays with.”
Cassie Henning, Georgetown University softball commit, has been playing softball since she was three years old, but has been playing at Wesleyan since the fifth grade. She is the career leader with 63 wins, 506 innings pitched and 499 strikeouts. Henning has tied the record for career doubles and has 114 RBI’s (runs batted in) and 39 doubles. During the 2017 season, Henning pitched during the state championship game and the Lady Wolves won the state title for the first time in Wesleyan softball history. Her coach, Mary Stephenson, said, “She’s the most accomplished and decorated pitcher in Wesleyan history.”
Maddie Lloyd, Cedarville University volleyball commit, has played volleyball since seventh grade. During her high school career, she has been a part of two final four state teams. She is primarily a setter but also plays outside hitter. Lloyd has been a defensive specialist on the varsity team. This year, Lloyd made the All-Area team as well as the 1A-6A Gwinnett County First Team and was also named Region Player of the Year for volleyball during the 2017-18 school year. During her senior year, she had a total of 833 assists and 63 aces on the court. Lloyd said, “I am so excited to play at such a high level with high competition every game.” Varsity Volleyball Coach, Ted Russell said, “She has been on several teams and has learned the importance of proper team chemistry. Maddie values relationships with her teammates which will help her succeed at the next level.”
Amaya Register, Old Dominion basketball commit, has been playing basketball since she was four years old. During high school, she has been on the starting lineup of the varsity team since her freshman year. According to her head basketball coach, Jan Azar, “She has been the most active point guard I have ever seen. She is the kind of point guard everyone loves to have. She would rather win the game than score the most points on the team.” During the three years she has played, she has won two state championships (2015 and 2017). Register’s junior year, she received All-State honors and played for the GACA All-State Team and the second team All-County. Register said, “I am excited to go to Old Dominion because the coaching staff is very experienced, and the basketball program has a winning reputation as they have won two National Championships.”
Sutton West, Furman University basketball commit, has been playing basketball since she was five years old and started playing at Wesleyan in the sixth grade. During her eighth grade year, her team won the middle school basketball championship. West was a part of two GHSA state championship team for basketball in 2015 and 2017. She plays defense and her coach said that Azar could “put [West] on anyone from a point guard to a post player and just shut [the opposing player] down. [I] think that she has the athleticism to play past [Furman University] if she wants to.” West said, “I’m excited to go to Furman next year because I love the coaches and it feels like family.”