Lady Hawk softball player Christian Cox has been selected to play for the West team in the annual East vs. West Senior All-Star Game June 12-14 at the University of Kentucky. Cox, the Lady Hawk shortstop, will play three games that weekend, two seven-inning games on Saturday, and one nine inning game on Sunday.
Cox has played varsity for the Lady Hawks since eighth grade in several positions – shortstop, third base, catcher and centerfield.
“Christian has made the most of her playing years at LaRue County and now she is being rewarded for it,” said coach Mielle DiStefano.
In preseason, she was named in the top 25 seniors in the state. She has signed a scholarship with NCAA Division 1 Murray State University.
“This is our fifth player to make the East/West All-Star Game, and that says a lot for our program,” DiStefano said. “Some teams have only had one or some that never have made it, but we continue to have a player get noticed statewide, and with the underclassman that we have in the program, I can see this trend continuing. Other than winning another region title as she did in 2005, this is a great way to end your high school career.”
Being on the Senior West team will make Cox automatically eligible for tryouts for the Kentucky All-Stars that play an annual Border War against the Tennessee All Stars.
DiStefano chosen to coach
DiStefano will be coaching the West Junior All-Stars.
“I’m proud to be representing the Western part of the state as I feel we have some great athletes, and I’m glad that we have some local players from Meade, North Hardin and Campbellsville being recognized as well our own Christian Cox,” she said. “Personally, I’m happy to be acknowledged by my peers to be a part of this fantastic weekend. I’ve never been about awards and recognition, its all about the athletes, and am excited about the opportunity to work with these wonderful young ladies from the western part of Kentucky.”
“No matter how our season ends up this year, its going to be a special moment to see Christian wear her Lady Hawk uniform in that last game on Sunday,” she added. “Just to know that once again we have one of the best players in the state, should motivate our underclassman to follow their dreams. It’s an honor to know that coaches around the state recognize LaRue County as one of the best programs in the state year end and year out.”
Tickets for the games will be $15 for a weekend pass (all games); $8 for a one-day ticket or $5 for the final game.