Lexie Chadwell Prepares for Final Season as Lady Buck
By Bethany Porter MTN Sports Reporter
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Former Warren County Lady Pioneer softball player Lexie Chadwell is ready for her second and final season as a Motlow State Lady Buck.
Chadwell signed to play softball with Motlow State in 2018. She played first base for the two-year community college in the 2019 season, and previously played first base for Warren County.
She began playing softball at the age of six, but she really discovered her love of the game being a Lady Pioneer.
“My experience at WCHS shaped me into the person I am today and taught me life lessons I don’t think I could learn anywhere else,” said Chadwell.
During her senior year at WCHS she helped lead her team to an overall 20-7 record and a 6-2 district record. That year, her team continued being successful and won the district championship.
When her senior year was over, Chadwell jumped at the chance to continue her softball career with Motlow State.
“I wanted to continue to play because I love everything this game has to offer: the practices, the games, the early mornings, late nights and my teammates,” she said.
Motlow seems to be a good fit for Chadwell. Her freshman year, she played in 20 out of 47 games and had 19 at bats. She is enjoying everything that comes with being a college athlete at MSCC.
“My experience at Motlow has been nothing short of amazing. I’m learning how to ‘adult’…and play at a collegiate level, and I’m getting to do it with my teammates who are going through the same thing, so it’s awesome,” said Chadwell.
Chadwell is also making an impression on her coaches with her positive work ethic. Motlow head softball coach Janice Morey had nothing but good things to say about the former Lady Pioneer.
“She is a delight to have. She shows up to work hard, she is self-motivated, she is a player who is very coachable,” said Coach Morey. “Lexie contributes to this team in many ways, but her leadership shines bright.”
This season will be Chadwell’s last playing for Motlow as she is set to graduate this May. She is looking forward to spending time with her teammates and making the most of her final days as a Lady Buck.
“I’m looking forward to… having the best time possible as it’s coming to an end,” she said.
Following graduation from Motlow, she plans to get a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics at MTSU if she does not continue her softball career.