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Athlete of the Week: Midland High's Courtney Warren 4/7/14

Four year starting catcher Courtney Warren is as dependable as it gets for Midland High Lady Bulldogs squad, and is leaned on as much as ever this final season.

The Midland High Lady Bulldogs have been the standard of success for over a better half of the decade, and much of the consistency can be attributed to senior Courtney Warren.

“She’s one of our most consistent players," said Lady Dawgs head coach Shawnda Vines. "She’s a kid that the team depends on year after year.”

A starter since a freshman, Warren was thrown into the fire behind the plate, and embraced it.

“A little overwhelming," recalls Warren, "but it was definitely my goal coming in as a freshman so it was exciting just getting to know that my goal was made.”

Fast forward to today, and Warren’s quick instincts help make the Lady Dawgs defense so stingy.           

“She has great instincts," said Vines. "She sees the field well. She communicates well with her fielders and she’s always there when we need her.”

She’s also a dependable bat.

“Consistent," said Vines. "She does a good job of putting the ball in play. She’s got power and she can slap if we need her to. She can bunt, she’s just all around.”

And while she’s excited to be headed to Henderson State this fall on scholarship, there’s still some business to take care of in her final season.

“End strong, high batting average, get far in playoffs. Just give it the best run we can do," said Warren.

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