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Sarah Lawton '17 to Play Division I Softball at Florida Southwestern State College
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Congratulations to Sarah Lawton '17 of Waterbury who signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division I Softball at Florida Southwestern State College. She is the pitcher on Holy Cross's Varsity Girls' Softball Team.

Sarah has seen many athletic successes during her time at Holy Cross. In her sophomore year, she won MVP at the CIAC Tournament. She was an All-State softball player during her junior and senior year. She has also won two state championships and was nominated for the Gatorade Player of the Year.

Varsity Girls' Softball Coach Meg Dwyer '05 shared that "Sarah is batting a 650. She has 56 RVIs. She has had seven home runs this past season, eight triples and eleven doubles. As far as pitching goes, she has an ERA of 1.139 and made her 800th strikeout."

Athletics have always been a part of Sarah's life. She started playing baseball and t-ball as a child. She began playing softball at age nine. She played with the Connecticut Charmers which is comprised of players from all over the state.

Sarah looks back at her time with her fellow Crusaders with great fondness. "The team has become my family," she said. "Ms. Dwyer has been wonderful. She has helped me in and out of school and on and off the field."

Sarah is looking forward to starting the next chapter of her life in Florida. Ever since she was a child, she dreamed of going to school down south. "I fell in love with Florida Southwestern," said Sarah. "It is where I belong socially, academically and athletically. I'm interested in studying Criminal Justice there."