Cherokee’s Laynie Golden – Character Counts Presented by Farmers Exchange Bank

Sophomore softball player Laynie Golden enjoyed a breakout freshman season and has continued her excellent play into her second season as a varsity athlete. 

The Cherokee slowpitch softball team is working hard to turn things around and players like Golden will help make that turnaround a reality. 

“I love how each one of us don’t take our loses too hard and learn from each one of our mistakes instead of dwelling on it and falling apart,” said Golden. “Our season did not go as planned but we improved throughout the season and are looking forward to next year with the up and comers.”

Golden loves competing and representing her school in competition. 

“I love the support and opportunities I get from the school,” said Golden. “I want to put Cherokee on the map for a “softball school” by using the skills I have learned from my family and travel ball coaches. I want to be the first athlete to All-State for Cherokee softball.”

Golden started her journey in the softball world by playing t-ball at a very young age. 

“I started playing t-ball when I was three and have been playing ever since, but I’ve been in a dugout since before I could walk,” said Golden. 

Academics take precedence over all other activities including softball for Golden. 

“I want to be valedictorian/salutatorian, so I have to work hard for my grades,” said Golden. 

Golden is also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the FCCLA. She also participates in cheer and track for Cherokee High School. 

Her focus is to help the Cherokee athletic program to reach new heights, but she also has long term goals in mind. 

“I’d like to play softball in college but if that doesn’t happen I still want to attend college so I can get a good job and make a lot of money,” said Golden. 

In her free time you can usually find Golden at the batting cages, watching movies with friends or playing softball with her travel team.