Mingus Union athlete of the week: Williams becomes staff ace, shines at the plate too

Mingus senior Kaycee Williams led the Marauders to victory in their first game of the season, a 15-5 win over Combs last week. She earned the win and hit a home run. (VVN/James Kelley)

Mingus senior Kaycee Williams led the Marauders to victory in their first game of the season, a 15-5 win over Combs last week. She earned the win and hit a home run. (VVN/James Kelley)

Mingus Union senior softball player Kaycee Williams has been leading in the circle and at the plate this season so far.

Williams (1-0) took over the ace role this season and also hit a home run in the first game of the season.

She’s headed to Mesa Community College next year.

VVN: How’s the start of the season been for you?

Williams: The start of the season’s going really good I mean we won our first game so we’re looking pretty strong at this point.

VVN: How about for you personally?

Williams: Personally I know what I need to work on to improve my game and I’m ready to work hard and get there.

VVN: Has taking over as the ace been like you expected or a little different?

Williams: Well I mean I got a lot of playing time last year, so it wasn’t like it was a huge change for me but I’m excited to be in that spot this year.

VVN: Did your responsibilities off the field change, like lead a little bit more, being a senior too?

Williams: I’ve always tried to be different than everybody else and try and be an example for all the younger girls.

VVN: What’s your favorite part about playing softball?

Williams: Probably just the adrenaline rush you get like especially when you’re in a really tight game and everyone’s up on the fence and yelling and it’s just all the energy and passion.

VVN: What’s more fun, like to get a big strike out or to get a big hit like a home run or something?

Williams: I think for me getting a big hit for my team is more exciting than a strike out.

VVN: How’s school been going for you?

Williams: School’s been going really good, I mean it’s senior year, four classes, but still there not easy, I gotta work hard every day.

VVN: Finally, do you know what you want to do after high school?

Williams: Yeah, I signed to Mesa Community College to play softball on a partial scholarship, so I’ll be going there. I don’t know my major yet.

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