Beloit’s Kimberlyn Nichols – Player to Watch Spotlight Presented by Salina Ortho

With another impressive season under her belt, Kimberlyn Nichols is proud of her team’s effort this season and what they were able to accomplish.

“We are currently 8-4 on the season. It has gone well, and we are continuing to improve as a team,” said Nichols.

Nichols has faced 181 batters with the season nearing completion. Her ability to get batters to chase pitches and get them to hit ground balls are two things that make her a very effective pitcher.

Nichols started playing softball at the age of nine. Now a junior at Beloit High School, Nichols said her teammates mean more to her than they know.

“My team and teammates mean so much to me. We are such a close-knit group on and off the field. Everyone is so positive, and we all work together as a team,” said Nichols.

It was a family member who first encouraged her to start playing softball. Now she is a very successful player and looking forward to life after high school.

“My dad encouraged me to play softball and to start pitching,” said Nichols. “After I graduate, I plan to major in Elementary Education at an undecided college.”

Also a member of the volleyball team, Nichols said her academics are always a priority over sports. She is involved in many clubs at school and works hard to maintain good marks in school.

“I am involved in Student Council, National Honors Society, SAFE, Science club, and Yearbook,” said Nichols.

The pitcher said she has made some great memories on and off the field with her teammates at Beloit High School and she is thankful for the coaching she has received as a student-athlete.

“I’ve enjoyed the great coaching staff we have at Beloit and the constant support they give,” said Nichols. “My favorite memory as an athlete at Beloit is winning softball Regionals and going to state in 2019.”

This summer Nichols plans to continue playing softball with her club team, the Kansas Crushers 18U.