April 24th, 2013; Scholar Athlete; Mimi Williams

Apr 24, 2013 7:50 PM

For some athletes, leadership just comes naturally.

The Pleasant Valley softball team has a three-year varsity player who fits that definition perfectly.

Mimi Williams simply can't be kept away from the sport she loves.

"I would definitely say the softball field is a second home. My dad has really pushed me to have a very tough work ethic and so I'm taking extra groundballs, hitting extra, I have a batting cage in my backyard, extra work, yeah, you definitely have to put in if you want to be successful," says Williams.

That hard work is breeding success.

For the year, she's batting .500 and this past week, she hit nearly .650, helping lead the Vikings to 8 wins in 9 games.

But perhaps her most impressive stat is runs scored. The humble Viking tops the Northern Section with 48.

"I did not know that, it's kind of surprising, but really my runs scored doesn't really have anything to do with me, it has to do with the people behind me getting me across the plate and they're really doing a great job," says Williams.

It's not just on the field where Mimi shines. She also leads in the classroom and carries a 4.0 GPA.

"My parents have just always said as long as you give your all in school, whatever comes out of it is fine. I've gotten good grades this year definitely, and in years past," said Williams.

For this lead-off hitter, leading comes easy and coming to the softball diamond is just like heading home.


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