Union’s Adrianna Young – Softball Spotlight Presented by Excel Therapy

By Derrick Smith

When an athlete takes the court or field, they usually have one thing on their mind. They are working to obtain a goal they have set for themselves. Adrianna Young knows that it takes more than just a couple of practices to be successful. 

“It has taken so much dedication and hard work to become the softball player I am today,” she said. “And I’m still trying to push my limits. Thankfully, I have all my coaches from my summer and school ball teams to help me reach my goal to become a successful athlete and person in general.”

Adrianna is a senior at Union High School, where she is a member of the Lady Redskins softball team. She has played softball for about seven years and currently plays as a utility player. 

There are a couple of people in Young’s life that she looks up to as role models. “My mother is my biggest role model,” she said. “She makes me want to be the best I can and she always keeps me going. I am also thankful for my dad for always supporting me.”

Young says her favorite teacher is her strength and conditioning coach. “Coach Clare has taught me how to push through hard obstacles and to never give up,” she said. “He helped me learn how important nutrition is and how taking care of your body is so important. Also taking care of my teammates and trying to be the best leader I can be on and off the field representing the U.”

The State Tournament is the goal of every team when the season begins, and that is where Young experienced the highlight moment of her career. “The biggest moment for me was making it to the State Tournament my freshman year,” she said. “You could just feel the energy as soon as you walked in the Hall of Fame stadium. It was the best feeling ever.”

Outside of athletics, Adrianna is also involved with the National Honor Society and also serves as a Student Guide at Union.