Harnett Central senior Fallon Wimberly, of Fuquay-Varina, has signed to play softball at Meredith College.
“It was pretty late (her decision),” Wimberly said. “It was last November. I wasn’t really planning on playing softball after high school and then I decided I wanted to go to Meredith. I applied to Meredith and then I thought about softball and knew I was going to miss it. So, I started talking to the coach (Kim Scavone) and she came out and watched me and it just went from there. I like the community and how small it is. The campus is so pretty and I like being in Raleigh.”
Wimberly has played two years of junior varsity and two years of varsity softball for the Trojans, primarily at pitcher and first base. She said she was willing to fill whatever role she was needed in for the Avenging Angels.
“I know they a bunch of pitchers already,” Wimberly said. “But I feel like I can be pretty versatile and play wherever they need me.”
Wimberly said that she plans to major in exercise and sports science at Meredith, hoping to turn her education into a career as a physical therapist.
“I actually changed my mind about my major while at an event at Meredith,” Wimberly said. “It was when I went to go meet the coach for the first time. It was an open house and I changed my mind from biology to exercise science.”
Wimberly said her standout memory of her time playing at Harnett Central is of the bonds she formed with her teammates.
“Just all the girls and all of the relationships I have with them,” Wimberly said. “We’ve been playing together since seventh grade and we have nine seniors this year. We’ve kind of just grown up together.”