Lady Cats Brenna Conley and Haylee Nix celebrated on senior night

Published 6:16 pm Thursday, October 5, 2023

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Lady Cat Seniors Haylee Nix and Brenna Conley were honored before their game against Pelham on Thursday night. The two have been in the Bainbridge softball program since 7th grade.

“Haylee is an amazing young lady and an even more amazing competitor on the softball field,” Lady Cats head coach Rex Wade said. “Brenna is fierce. She is driven. She is who you want to have the ball when the game is on the line.”

Conley and Nix boast an impressive list of awards from their playing careers. 

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Conley was named 2022 region player of the year, MVP in 2022 and 2021, defensive player of the year in 2020, and has been selected for 1st team all-region every year she’s played. Off the field, Conley held the highest average in Algebra 2 and is a member of the National Honor Society.

“There are only a few times in coaching where you get to coach someone like Brenna,” Wade said. “She works tirelessly to be perfect. She is a player that all players and peers look up to, and all opponents have nightmares about.”

Nix was named defensive player of the year in 2022, was selected for the 1st team all-region in 2022, 2nd team all-region in 2021, and all-region team in 2020. She is also a member of the National Honor Society 

“It has been an absolute joy to coach such a talented and respectful player,” Wade said. “She always puts her teammates over herself and leads on and off the field.”

Conley plans to continue her softball career at Charleston Southern University after graduation. Nix plans to attend Florida State University and earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.