By Jeremy McDonald
DALLAS, Ore.– Dallas’ Maddie Doig has made it official:
She’ll be continuing her athletic career as a member of the Western Oregon University softball team after her Senior year this year with the Dragons.
“This opportunity means the world to me. I’ve been wanting to go to WOU for such a long time and it’s like I’m in a dream, it’s almost unreal! From the coaches I will be playing for and the players I’ll be playing with I just cannot wait,” said Doig of the opportunity.
Doig was a utility player for Dallas her sophomore year as the Dragons reached the 5A State Championship Game against Ridgeview where she was 2-for-3 and drove in the lone run for Dallas in the 5-1 defeat to the Ravens that afternoon in Eugene.
With the Wolves Doig will be playing in the outfield, a position she’s familiar with having most recently played it with the NW Bullets 18U-Campos squad this past Summer and Fall.
“Playing for the Bullets and for Dallas high school has opened so many doors for me. When I was little, I would have never thought that I would get to where I am today. With the help from Brandi Jackson and Tony Campos and all the other coaches along the way I’ve really stepped into this whole new player,” said Doig.
“Under those coaches I’ve gotten insanely better and never worked so hard to earn a spot on the field. Not only did they help show me how to work as just a player but they also helped me see how to become an even better teammate, because as we all know it takes the whole team to win and that’s so important!”
It’s been a month since Doig’s last at-bat with the NW Bullets over the Fall, but it is now when she’s going to keep putting in work while no one is looking to help better herself in hopes for a Senior year with the Dragons and beyond Monmouth.
“Honestly, I think if I just keep putting in the work especially when no one’s watching then I can really elevate my game to that next level,” said Doig.