Homegrown athlete moves on!

Homegrown athlete moves on!

YUMA, Ariz. – Softball has helped open doors for Ashley Van Why. The Yuma area native played the game for four years at Gila Ridge High School. A door would open for her to continue playing the sport she loves at Arizona Western College. Just after one year in the Lady Matador’s softball program, Van Why is now walking through another door.

As of Monday afternoon, she has official signed her letter of intent with California Baptist University. The reason Van Why choose to transfer after a year, is because the timing of it all is perfect for her: “I really just want to get away. I was home for a year. That’s what I wanted to do is stay home for a year and get the experience of college ball and I think I’m ready to go now.”

Joining the CBU Lancers softball program next year will be significant for Van Why, because she still has three years of eligibility. Van Why tells News 11 sports she plans on maximizing the remainder of her college career: “I just want to be the best I can be. Any awards would be great. But, I just want to go out and enjoy the memories throughout softball and then with school I just want to make new friends and create memories. And I want to be a physical therapist.”

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