With Erin Neall’s last golf season coming to a bittersweet close, she sets her sights on the approaching softball season. “I’m so excited. I’ve never been so pumped for something and it’s not even here yet!”. Neall hopes to make this season the best one yet.
The Lady Black Knights Softball Team lost their district finals tournament game by one run last year and Neall is ready to get back to districts and win it all. “Coming up short by one run last year was rough. This year I expect to be able to get past the district finals, win the BVC, have the team grow as a family and just have fun playing the game I love!”
Neall also participated in her last Hancock County Junior Fair this past summer where she showed horses, goats, and cows. Excelling in her showmanship class of draft horses, Neall earned the right to be in Showman of Showmen, an honorary showmanship opportunity which entails showing all different species of animals. “Showman of Showmen was just awesome because I got the opportunity to show alongside all my friends for the last time,” concludes Neall.
For the future, Neall plans to attend Ohio State ATI, which is an agriculture branch in Wooster, OH., to major in agriculture business and minor in animal science to later become a seed representative for companies like Legacy Seeds.
Throughout your years of high school golf, what is your favorite memory? My favorite memory was when Ashley Overmyer, Carlee Schmelzer, and I were driving a golf cart around Red Hawk and I stepped on the gas which made Ashley fall off the back of the cart and pee her pants!
What is your favorite song? Fishing in the Dark by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
What would you tell your freshman self, about high school and life, if you could go back in time? I went in to high school not really caring about my grades and I think I should have started out with a different attitude because now, applying to colleges, those first two years mean everything. Also, I would tell little Erin not to worry so much about what people think. I spent too much time being shy when now I realize I could have been having a lot more fun just being myself.
Who is your biggest role model? My biggest role model is definitely my mom. She supports me through everything and I can go to her with whatever I’m dealing with. We also have the same sense of humor and that helps!
What is the most interesting thing you have ever eaten? Cow tongue. That was pretty nasty.