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In the last state championship game, Liz was injured, tearing her labrum in her pitching shoulder. Her doctor advised her to let her arm rest for 6 months in order to heal, but to be careful when she resumed playing due to the possibility of damaging her shoulder again. While in her 10th grade year, Liz was again selected as HSSR SCISA State-wide Player of the Year. The following year, she was playing in a showcase tournament in Virginia Beach and suffered the same injury to her shoulder. Her doctor in SC had to repair the shoulder more extensively using Liz’s stem cells from her hip to accelerate the healing process. The recovery time was a total of 19 months, which prevented any type of softball activity. Liz pushed herself to endure the physical therapy to recover from her injury. After making a full recovery, Liz decided that she was going to stop playing softball after high school. She did receive offers from various colleges, but her mind was made up. Liz wanted her senior year to be the best of her softball career. Unfortunately, the team didn’t win the state championship that year. But for Liz, it was her personal best season. She had 153 strikeouts in 89 innings with a .708 ERA. Liz was also chosen again as SCISA State-wide player of the year. “I would like to thank my parents & sister for all the love & support over the years and for being my biggest fans,” said Liz. “I would also like to thank Coach Maria Rowland, Coach Glenda Hodge, Coach Crandall, Coach Dan Harrington, Coach Travis Hudson, Coach Perry Hall, Coach Tony Brown, Coach John Alverson and many others for pushing, encouraging, & teaching me life lessons through the sport we all love & for making me who I am today. Liz said that playing sports has made her to to be competitive and to push herself to be the best that she can be, which also applies to how she lives her life. “I wouldn’t trade all the summer weekends I spent playing in tournaments instead of being at the lake or on the beach with friends for anything,” said Liz. “I have met some of my best friends through softball who became like family. That is honestly what it is all about.”