Ashburn, Va. – Stone Bridge High School senior Allison Kreyer will officially join Coastal Carolina University to continue her softball career starting in the 2018-2019 academic year.
“It feels great knowing where I will be going next year – however, there is still a lot of work I have to do to prepare for the next level,” the 5-foot-6 middle infielder said. “My teammates, coaches and parents all keep me motivated to work hard. They continue to push me every day so I can be the best person and player possible.”
Coastal Carolina is located in Conway, South Carolina – near the Myrtle Beach area. Kreyer plans to major in Marine Science.
“I chose Coastal Carolina because it has a one of the best Marine Science programs in the country along with a great softball program,” Kreyer said. “The coaches are awesome and the campus is beautiful. I am so happy I chose CCU because I will be doing what I love at the place I love.”
Kreyer’s parents signed the future Chanticleer up for baseball when she was four-years-old, and Kreyer immediately fell in love with the game. Kreyer continued to play until she was nine and then decided to switch over to softball.
Kreyer could tell right away that she loved softball even more than baseball and that made her want to be the best player she could possibly be. Through the switch and long after that, Kreyer says her older brother has always been someone she looked up to.
“My older brother – Brett – has been my role model ever since I was little,” Kreyer said. “As a kid, I would go to his baseball games and tell myself that one day I will be just like him. I played a lot of other sports as a kid, but baseball was the one that I enjoyed most and wanted to get better at because of Brett. He has influenced me both as a person and player and I will look up to him forever.”
Along with her brother, her travel coach has also helped guide her to her goal of becoming a Chanticleer commit.
“My travel coach, Rick McCarty, has influenced me the most,” Kreyer said. “He has been my coach since I first started playing softball and I would not be the player or person I am today without him. He has taught me so much about both the game and life in general, and I will forever be thankful for that.”
Selected as a first team All-Conference 14 shortstop her junior year, Kreyer hopes to continue striding forward at Stone Bridge. In leading the Lady Bulldogs during her senior year, Kreyer hopes to advance to the district, region and state playoffs in 2018.
“The team has improved tremendously over the past few years and this coming season we have a solid squad,” Kreyer said. “I hope that we will make it farther than last year in playoffs and compete for the state championship. Our goal is to win district, region and state titles. Last year, we lost in the state semifinals, so I am hoping that in this coming year we can improve to make it to the state championship and bring home a ring!”