Alva’s Laney Stewart – Character Counts Presented by INTEGRIS Health

Alva High School’s Laney Stewart started playing softball when she was only eight years old. She says it was her dad who first peaked her interest in the sport when he found his old baseball gloves and would play catch with her. Stewart said once they started to play around, she could not get enough of it and wanted to play for a team. She enjoyed this last slowpitch season playing for the Goldbugs.

“I thought our season was pretty good,” said Stewart. “We had to take time figuring out new players and our awesome new coach but eventually everything clicked!”

Stewart’s favorite game to play throughout her high school career was when she was a sophomore and they went to the district tournament. All her team, including herself, played the best they have all year, with great hitting and flawless fielding. She says the most memorable moment from that tournament was how everyone on her team was cheering and encouraging each other like never before.

Stewart is now entering her senior year and she is excited to represent with her team for the final time.

“Throughout all my years playing, what I liked most about being able to play for my school would most definitely be the group of girls I get to spend a majority of my time with,” she said. “All our players are very outgoing, kind, and always make the game more fun.”

Stewart says her biggest role model is her grandpa. He has always taught her to work hard, dream big, and to never give up. She gives credit to her family because they keep her motivated both on and off the field. She says they push her to do her best always. After high school she plans on attending NWOSU to further her education.