Central senior signs for softball


Fallon Wimberly has had a special four years at Harnett Central. As athletic director Will Gage so brilliantly put it: “It’s not too often you have someone whose GPA is three or four times their ERA.” And now Wimberly is set to continue her excellent athletic and academic career at Meredith College.

Wimberly didn’t really have any plans to play in college. But as her senior year flew by, she realized how important softball was to her. Having already applied to Meredith, she reached out to the coach. And the rest is history.

“I’ve met all the girls already, and they’re great,” Wimberly said. “Every time I go up there they’re just so accepting, it’s like coming home.”

What sold Wimberly on Meredith was the community. It’s a small campus, but it’s also in the middle of Raleigh where lots of things are going on. And she was also impressed with the school’s exercise science program. She plans to use her degree there to one day become a physical therapist.

“I actually changed my mind about my major when I went up there for my first visit,” Wimberly said.

Wimberly’s one of nine seniors on Central’s team this season. Her class has seen a lot of success, including last year’s Tri-County Conference championship. Wimberly said she hopes the Trojans can repeat this season, as they currently sit just half a game back of Triton with a pair of games to play against the Hawks.

Asked what she’ll miss most about her time at Central, Wimberly chose her teammates.

“Just all the girls and the relationships I have with all of them,” Wimberly said. “Because we’ve been together since seventh grade. We have nine seniors this year, so we’ve all basically grown up together.”


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