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June 8, 2013

Roy named Female Athlete of the Year

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LITTLE CYPRESS —

“Those two are like my sisters, we know what each other are thinking before we even say it,” said Roy. “We’re always doing stuff together away from softball with the families. We even had our graduation party all together. Fun times, I’ll have these memories forever.”

Roy will be joined by James at Angelina JC while Cole will continue to hone her talents at LSU-Eunice.

Softball has been in Roy’s blood a long time, playing in youth leagues early on and then hooking up with the excellent Crush program.

“I had a lot of excellent coaches growing up, we all do that play for LC-M,” said Roy. “With the Crush I had good ones like Chuck McLain, then Robert Cole then John Harrell. They taught us about all the basics and fundamentals. Then we got to Coach Adkins, and you couldn’t have asked for a better one. She was tough on us but we like to call it tough love. She is a great coach and I’m so proud to have played for her.”

Roy will be rooming with Vidor standout pitcher Gia Johns up in Lufkin when she reaches Angelina Junior College.

“Last time I faced Gia, she beat us,” laughed Roy. “She’s great though, even though she will never let me live that down. It’s going to be fun there. I’ll have Kassie there too. We’ve got some pretty good young talent heading there and we really have a chance to be very good.”

Roy, however, gets to be a LC-M Lady Bear two more times at the end of the week.

She gets to play in the Southeast Texas Coaches Association All-Star Softball Game Thursday night at Port Arthur Memorial along with Cole and James and will play in the All-Star Basketball Game Friday night at East Chambers High School in Winnie with Lady Bear teammate Tara Thompson.

“It’s going to be fun to represent the school two more times,” said Roy. “I had so much fun in high school, making a lot of new friends and memories. I’m excited about going off to college though and hopefully making some more.”

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