By MARINA WISE-HERRING
Special to the PRESS
Some dreams do come true. Such is the case for one of Port Isabel High School’s 2015 graduates, Cassie Chavez. The former Lady Tarpon is set to play softball at Laredo Community College (LCC) this spring. This major achievement did not come easily for Chavez, though. Behind Chavez’ solidified roster spot lies a background of strenuous exercise, consistent dedication and an indestructible love for the game of softball.
Chavez spent the last four years playing the outfield for PIHS’ Lady Tarpon varsity softball team. She enjoyed an impressive three years as a starter. Along the way, Chavez snatched up several accolades, including All-District honors. In addition to softball, Chavez juggled the responsibilities of being a leader in two other sports: volleyball and basketball.
Now that her high school career is complete, and she is months away from making her college debut and could not seem happier. She loves the campus, the coaches, the students and the atmosphere at LCC.
“It [LCC] is small but large in a way,” said Chavez. “Everything seems friendly and beautiful.”
Chavez hopes that attending college will help her mature and learn to be more independent. She is confident that she will become more responsible after spending some time away from home.
“I’m taking a risk by leaving home,” said Chavez. “I’m going to learn how to live on my own, and I will have softball to guide me.”
Chavez really does seem to have found her home away from home in Laredo. She will bid Port Isabel farewell later this month to begin her first semester of college.
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