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A Closer Look at Macey Webb and Taylor Williams

Dec. 17, 2012

Macey Webb
Macey Webb on her signing day

Macey Webb

1B/C - R/R - 5-6
Stansfield, N.C.
West Stanly High School/Carolina Elite

Things Macey likes to do in her spare time: hang out with friends, whitewater rafting or anything outdoors, go to church
Favorite musical group: Casting Crowns
Favorite athlete: Tim Tebow
Biggest influence in softball: her dad, who got her started in softball and taught her "basically everything I know."
Greatest athletic thrill: hitting a game-winning homer

High School: Garnered four letters from coaches Wesley and Denis Kidd at West Stanly High School ... Earned 2A all-state honors on three occasions from the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association...Also a three-time all-county, all-conference and all-district honoree ... Also played basketball, leading the team in rebounding in 2009 and 2010 ... Participate in the Bronco Nagurski Sports Leadership Conference in 2010 ... Also a member of the national honor society ... Plays travel ball with Carolina Elite and coach Tony Genovese, teaming with current Gamecocks Jordan Bizzell and Alaynie Page.

Why she chose South Carolina: "I love the coaches and the school. I look forward to making South Carolina Softball one of the top programs in the nation. Everything worked together for me at South Carolina."

Taylor Williams
Taylor Williams on her signing day

Taylor Williams

3B - R/L - 5-11
Flatonia, Texas
Flatonia High School/Houston Power

Things Taylor likes to do in her spare time: sleep, listen to music, play "Just Dance!" and watch ESPN
Favorite singer: Frank Ocean
Favorite athlete: Deion Sanders
Biggest influence in softball: sister Chelsea, who was her second coach and always pushed her to be her best.
Greatest athletic thrill: hitting the game-winning homer in the 2012 Texas 1A State Championship

High School: Three-year letter-winner in softball for coach Rodney Stryk at Flatonia High School ... A first-team small-schools All-American according to MaxPreps in 2012 ... Three-time 1A all-state honoree by the Texas Girls Coaches Association ... Holds the Texas record for most home runs in state tournament history ... As a junior, led her team to the 2012 Texas 1A title, hitting the game-winning homer ... The Lady Bulldogs went 30-5 in 2012, led by Williams' eight homers and 52 RBI ... Also drew 40 walks and stole 14 bases ... Also earned three letters in both basketball and track and two in volleyball ... An all-state selection in volleyball in 2010, an all-state pick in basketball in 2011 and 2012 and a part of the second-place 4x200m relay team in 2010 ... A member of the national honor society.

Why she chose South Carolina: "I love the atmosphere. I felt like I was at home when I stepped on campus."



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