Aubrey Glover is kind of an unsung hero around Greenbrier East High School.
From giving good minutes on the basketball court to providing speed on the softball field, Glover’s name always seems to be attached to notable victories.
And the senior is not quite done making an impact just yet.
On Tuesday, May 17 the Lady Spartans softball team will play the St. Albans Red Dragons for the second consecutive year for a chance to clinch a berth in the state playoffs.
And for Glover, that would probably be the icing on the cake for her solid career.
“It would mean a lot, if we make it to the state tournament. We would be the first softball team at east to go. I definitely think we could accomplish it, but it would be really great,” Glover said.
“We’ve really got to work together as a team and do our absolute best to work together and all work towards the same goal,” she continued.
Glover already knows the emotional feeling she will have when the season ends.
“It’ll honestly be really sad. Some of the girls on the girls on the team I’ve been playing with for a very long time, and I have very strong bonds with most of the girls, and it’s also my last season other than travel ball.”
One thing is for sure, though. The memories Glover has made will last well beyond the lines of the high school softball field.
“At the beginning of this season I was out due to an injury, and it was a cold day that we had practice and I was telling Aaron (Ambler) how I almost stopped to get hot chocolate,” she started when asked of her favorite memory.
“He gave me his card to get everyone a hot chocolate, so I did. Little did I know I would be waiting for those hot chocolates for an hour-plus. When I finally got back with the hot chocolates, they told me they thought I ran off with Aaron’s card and wasn’t coming back. It’s still brought up to this day. Another good memory of course is when we beat St. Albans to give them their first loss of the season. It was great, everyone was happy. Sometimes I think it’s nice when teams overlook you and you surprise them,” Glover said fondly.
This coming fall semester, Glover will proudly enroll at West Virginia Tech and major in nursing. She also hopes to start a coaching career in softball in some form.
When she looks back on her playing days as a Spartan, not only will the memories stand out to her, but the message she wants future Spartan players to know is straight from the heart.
“Always work your hardest and keep your head up no matter what. I think softball is one of the most challenging mental sports. If you get down or in a slump, don’t say you can’t do it because then you really won’t be able to do it because of the mindset you have. Sometimes it’s hard to keep a positive mindset but try the hardest to keep one,” Glover said.
“Softball is referred to as a game of failure sometimes. You will fail (trust me I know), but you will also succeed. You will make so many great memories, but you will also have a few bad ones but luckily you will remember the great memories forever,” Glover concluded passionately.