Sobeck’s hard work paying off

Jennifer Kurkoski, Student Writer



Brinley Sobeck, of the class of 2019, is a stand-out softball player at the Greater Nanticoke Area High School. Standing at 5′ 5, Sobeck uses hitting and fielding skills and hard work to get the job done for her team. Her perseverance on and off of the field translates to her game. On many occasions after school or practice, one can find Sobeck in the weight room. Her strength can be seen on the field. Through the summer and winter, Sobeck completed her third season of varsity softball. Already stunning the crowd with her amazing defense and splendid hits, Sobeck has the potential to become an all-star.

Sobeck has been playing softball since she was seven years old. She played for Nanticoke Area Little League and worked her way up to the junior league throughout her childhood, as many Nanticoke Area students did. Off-season, Sobeck still works hard, preparing for the upcoming softball season. She has received multiple invitations to softball camps and many travel teams around the world. Sobeck has played as part of more competitive travel teams than anyone else at Nanticoke.  The pace is fast and the competition is high, which is why Sobeck is locked in. Regarding her goal for her softball career, she said, “I would like to play at a Division I college, but I am currently signing with Wilkes University for softball.” With big dreams, she has the skill and perseverance to achieve this goal. 

When asked who her favorite softball player is, Sobeck said, “Kelly Barnhill.” Watching Sobeck play, one can see her play her game like one of her softball star does. With her quick fastball and accurate pitches, Sobeck is catching the eyes of all the people around her, carrying out her plans to execute the goals she has set for herself.