Many young softball players would like to reach the position Aniston Wright is in.
She’s committed to play D-I softball with a university in her home state land with a year yet to play her senior season, the 5-foot-9 pitcher has already won two high school titles.
She’s also played next to outstanding competitors such as Rachel Vaughn (South Carolina) and Kelly Lynch (the top-ranked player in the 2019 Extra Elite 100, a Washington signee and a member of the USA Softball U-19 Women’s National Team).
Here’s a closer look at this talented pitcher…
PLAYER: ANISTON WRIGHT
Grad Year: 2020
High School: East Coweta (Sharpsburg, Georgia)
Club Team: Georgia Impact – Wright
College: Georgia State
Honors: won two Georgia state titles; three-time 1st Team All-Region, three-time All-County
Favorite Softball Moment: “This was my sophomore year and we were playing Kennesaw Mountain. I was up to bat and there were two girls on base. I hit a three-run home run and that allowed us to advance to the next round that later allowed us to win our first state championship.”
Favorite Player: “Carley Hoover is who I look up to because she works so hard and it pays off so much.”
Dream Job: “I would love to be a psychiatrist when I graduate college.”
Why Georgia State: “I picked Georgia State because the coaches are so genuine and they treat you like a player rather than just a number on their team.”
Coach’s Comments: “As a pitcher, Aniston has an outstanding fastball that has a lot of movement on it as well as a great changeup. As a hitter she has a lot of pop off the bat.”
-- Franklin DeLoach, East Coweta High
Aniston Wright is one of the top players in talent-rich Georgia, a dynamic player who pitches and will be playing in elite events his summer with the Georgia Impact team coached by her father, Joe Wright.
This summer, the Georgia State commit will be competing in Boulder at the Independence Day Tournament, at the Atlanta Legacy Showcase and PGF Nationals in Southern California.
The Peach State native has been part of two state title-winning teams and has earned All-Region honors three times.
“These awards are very valuable to me,” she explains. “All the years of hard work have truly paid off in the long run.”
She says she’ll always treasure the state titles, especially the camaraderie she was part of with her East Coweta High teammates.
“Everyone was working together to achieve one goal that we all wanted,” she recalls. “Being able to be a part of this team is something that I am very grateful for. I love building lifelong friendships with the people that I know who have my back. My teammates would go through thick and thin for me and I would do the same for them.”
One of the reasons for her success is her laser-focus when she takes the mound; she explains it’s a battle with the batter every single pitch.