Taylor Pleasants reflects on multi-sport career, USA Softball, LSU
Originally Appeared on Vype
When asking an area softball coach about Taylor Pleasants, the first story that comes to mind isn't one that happened on the diamond. Instead, it came on the volleyball court.
On September 28 in a match at Summer Creek, a ball was sent towards the scorer's table. Pleasants took off to make a play on it.
As she approached the table, Pleasants launched into the air, made the play on the ball and then soared over the table into some chairs.
The video of the play has been viewed 185,000 times on her Twitter account.
"Why play if you're not going to go all out," Pleasants said. "I've always wanted to make a play like that."
Once she fell over the table, Pleasants smashed into a metal chair, which chipped a lower tooth and also forced her to get a root canal on a top left tooth.
Despite being in pain, Pleasants got a Band-Aid put on her lower lip and played the final set of the match. Pleasants finished the season with 467 kills, 353 digs, 53 aces and 52 blocks. The senior was voted the District 22-6A MVP.
"I would have never expected it, especially for volleyball," Pleasants, who wants to walk onto the LSU volleyball team her sophomore year, said. "Now I have a chip on my shoulder. If I can do it for volleyball, I have to do it for softball."
Softball is the sport she has played since she was fiveyears-old and the one she has signed with LSU to play at the next level.
But what's interesting is, LSU wasn't originally Pleasants' first pick.
The interview with Taylor continues here