Derby High School’s Audrey Steinert is a senior this year and a member of the varsity softball team. When Steinert and her teammates take the field this spring, it will be bitter sweet as her softball career with Derby comes to an end.
For Steinert, the student in student-athlete comes first. She currently carries a 4.5 GPA and is looking forward to starting her next chapter in life as a Wildcat.
“Academics are really important to me, and they always come first. I can remember so many times doing homework on the bus rides to and from games,” said Steinert. “My favorite subject in school would definitely be math, it just makes sense to me. My favorite teacher though would be my homeroom teacher Ms. McFerson, she is the most supportive and encouraging person I have ever met. I plan to attend K-State and I have not yet decided what I plan to study.”
The senior played center field last year but could also see time as a middle infielder. Being part of the team has been special for Steinert.
“My favorite thing about my team is the environment that my teammates create. We are all more than just teammates, we are friends. They keep the game fun, always joking around and making even the worst parts of practice and games enjoyable,” said Steinert.
Steinert said her parents have been a big influence in her life and throughout her entire softball career.
“They have missed work when they needed to for my travel tournaments, and always driving me around to practices and games,” said Steinert.