High school is the end of the road for most multi-sport student athletes, but not for sophomore Amanda Daveler.
In her first year at Eastern, Daveler played on the women’s soccer, basketball and softball teams. This year, she has condensed her play to soccer and softball. She said balancing her schoolwork with her athletic schedule has taught her to manage her time better.
As the goalkeeper for the women’s soccer team, Daveler led the Eagles to the semi-finals of the PAC Tournament this fall.
She finished the season with eleven shutouts and a conference-best .82 goals against average.
Playing for the softball team this year, Daveler is hitting .190 with seven runs scored and seven walks.
Although she loves softball, soccer is still her favorite sport at Eastern.
“I’ve played softball pretty much all my life so I couldn’t just give it up,” she said.
While she is happy with the success that the softball team is having this year, Daveler still sees room for improvement. Personally, she has her own goals she would like to achieve.
“Hitting to the gap” was one of the goals she mentioned. “Not just hitting the ball hard. And also hitting outside pitches,” she said.
Recently, Daveler has had more success at the plate. In the first game of the Eagles’ doubleheader against Cabrini on April 14, Daveler hit a two-run double that was inches away from being a grand slam homerun.
As far as the team goes, Daveler would love to see them make the conference playoffs. She believes that the team has improved enough from last season to get there.
“We definitely have the skills to make the playoffs this year,” Daveler said.