Girls Varsity Softball · Athlete of the Week: Shelby Phillips

Congratulations to Shelby Phillips for being named Athlete of the Week. The Sports and Entertainment Marketing classes at Socastee High School in partnership with the athletic department sponsor this weekly award.


Shelby is a sophomore on the softball team and plays pitcher and outfield for the Lady Braves. “I’ve been playing softball for eight years and if I have the opportunity to play beyond high school I’d love to,” she said. Shelby plays travel ball in the off season months to make sure her skills are sharp year round. “This season I learned that we all have great friendships with one another, and all of us playing together can be an unbeatable team,” she explained. When asked what advice she would give to future softball players, Shelby said: “Play your hardest, give it your all, enjoy it while it lasts and enjoy the time with your teammates as well as your coaches.”


Coach Hodge said the following about his sophomore pitcher: “Shelby played great for us this year and pitched really well towards the end of the season.”