Jacie Young is a humble eighth grader who lives life one sport at a time. She fell in love with sports and plays softball, basketball and volleyball for the Crestwood Eagles and loves every minute of …
Jacie Young is a humble eighth grader who lives life one sport at a time. She fell in love with sports and plays softball, basketball and volleyball for the Crestwood Eagles and loves every minute of it.
“I would say softball is my favorite but the other two are super close,” said Young. “I just love sports.”
This year capped a stellar career for Young in softball, basketball and so far in volleyball.
Young was the starting shortstop for the Eagles softball team and was as solid defensively as she was offensively.
“I won the defensive award this year,” Young said. “I was also in the top three in hitting.”
Young had a home run in the sectional game, but the state championship game was the highlight.
“We were the first team to ever make it,” said Young. “We were super nervous before the game started but when it began, we all calmed down.”
Softball season this year transitioned into basketball season, another sport in which Young excelled with her team.
As a sixth-grader, Young and the Crestwood basketball team saw the season cut short due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The team went 14 – 0 that year and kept it rolling in their seventh-grade year.
“Our seventh-grade year we were 26 – 0 and won state,” said Young. “We went 26 – 0 again this year and became back-to-back state champs.”
The Crestwood Eagles girls basketball team set a new school record going 66 – 0 over the three years, a record that put a target on the backs of the team.
“Everyone knew who we were,” said Young. “They all wanted to beat us.”
Young is now in the midst of a stellar volleyball season with the Eagles knocking on the door of state in that sport as well.
Outside of sports, Young finds time to be part of the student council, choir, drama and National Junior Honor Society.
Young plans to continue her career in each sport in high school. After high school, she hopes to play at Oklahoma University or the University of Florida.
“I don’t care which sport I play at college,” said Young.