Ham earns SCISA All-State nod
Sarah Ham, a five-year starter for the St. John’s softball team, capped off a stellar high school career with her second SCISA All-State selection.
Ham, who recently participated in the SCISA softball All-Star game, was a member of the undefeated region champion Lady Cavaliers’ softball team. She was named Offensive Player of the Year with a career .330 average and was also named the SCISA Region III Player of the Year.
Ham was named to the All Region teams the last four seasons and in 2011 was named to the SCISA All-State squad.
Ham, who wants to walk on at Charleston Southern University, said the postseason awards were a tremendous honor to her.
“These awards solidify the fact that I really can do anything I set my mind to,” she said. “I would have to say that being named Player of the Year is the greatest achievement in my high school career.”
Ham is already enrolled at CSU and plans to study Biology. She hopes to make the Lady Bucs softball squad as a walk-on.
“I know it will be hard but I want to try it so I have no regrets when I get older,” she said. “I don't want to look back and say if I had only tried out I really could have been something.”
Ham has faith and trusts her future will turn out as it’s supposed to, and if she can’t play, she’ll take a spot in the coach’s box.
“I know God will put me whereever he wants me to go and that's okay with me,” she said. “If playing ball in college doesn't pan out I plan to become a coach. I want to stay a part of the game of softball in any way I can and hopefully one day I will have as big of an impact on a child’s life as some of my coaches and supporters have had on mine.”