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Garcia taking power bat to next level

Kaly Garcia is a power hitter in every sense of the word. Her consistently strong at-bats has attracted many college coaches to watch her hit bombs.

A rising senior at Loudoun County High School, Garcia has decided to continue hitting dingers at the University of Mary Washington, beginning in the fall of 2018.

“If you ever came to see her during batting practice, you would sign her too,” Loudoun County softball coach Richard Sullivan lauded. “She can lose a ball for you.”

Following the footsteps of her mother, who also played softball for Loudoun County, Garcia started the sport in just second grade. It was only after she was approached by several college coaches that Garcia realized she could go to the next level with the sport she loves most.

“They liked my hitting after they saw me at camps and things like that,” said Garcia, who plays first base for the Raiders.

Garcia's ability to make good contact makes her a valuable asset to any program. As a freshman on Loudoun County's junior varsity team, Garcia hit two grand slams in a game versus Woodgrove.

During the 2017 season, Garcia earned first-team all-conference and all-region honors, as well as second-team all-state accolades. She helped the Raiders win Conference 21-B regular-season and tournament titles.

Garcia aims to keep improving her game during the travel season with the Ashburn Shooting Stars and in her final varsity season at Loudoun County. In addition, Garcia has learned that her favorite game can show her more than just how to hit a clutch homer.

“I think the best thing I’ve learned from softball is to stay humble,” she said. “I know I’m not always going to be the best hitter out there, but it’s always good to learn from those above you, and that’s true in school too.”


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