Off the Field | Meredith Ware | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | November 11, 2017 5:00 am
Last Updated: November 8, 2017 at 11:08 am
Meredith Laine Ware is a junior at Colleton Prep Academy where she plays basketball, softball and tennis for the War Hawks. She is the daughter of Jeremy and Sharon Ware of Walterboro. Her grandparents are Diane Maxey and Gloria DeLoach. She is a member of the National Honor Society and Youth Leadership Colleton. She maintains a 4.7 GPA at CPA.
Athletic Awards: Tennis: No Surrender Award (2013), Most Valuable Player (2014, 2015, 2016), All-Region (2014, 2015, 2016), All-Lowcountry (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), SCISA Region IV-AA Player of the Year (2017).
Softball: JV No Surrender Award (2015), Best Defense (varsity, 2016), All-Region (2016, 2017), Best Defense (2017), North-South All-Star Game (2017)
Basketball: No Surrender Award (2016), All-Region (2016)
College Interest: I am interested in visiting East Carolina University, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Intended Field of Study: Orthopedics
Collegiate Athletics: I am pursuing playing softball in college.
On Softball: I love softball because you are constantly adjusting on offense and defense. I love the competitiveness of the game and how one good (or bad) inning could change everything. Most of all, softball gives me the opportunity to meet new girls every weekend and visit places I may have never gotten the chance to see.
Role Model: I have considered Penelope Tuten as my role model since my freshman year because of the effort, dedication and heart she puts into everything. She has been there for me since my first varsity softball game in the eighth grade. She inspired me to push myself and be a leader, on and off the field. Penelope will always be one of my greatest inspirations and closest friends.
Powerful High School Lesson: The most powerful lesson I’ve learned in high school is that time really does go by fast. One day you start your freshman year and watch all your older friends graduate and move on, then suddenly you become the older friend. I’ve learned to value the time we have left in high school because we won’t be together for much longer.
Standout Coach: Coach Payton Crosby has been the teacher that has stood out to me since freshman year. Coach Payton is constantly pushing his classes to work hard and be better students in and out of the classroom.
Surprising Meredith Fact: I play the piano.
On CPA: I love the family atmosphere at Colleton Prep because we are all close friends and want each other to succeed.