Mo’ne Davis Chooses Hampton University


With many sports for kids to play growing up, softball seems to have fallen by the wayside. Volleyball, lacrosse, and soccer all seem to be more popular at the moment. But softball deserves its moment in the sun as well.

Stories like that of Mo’ne Davis are just what the sport needs. Davis, only a senior in high school, has already had quite the storied career. Four years ago, she pitched her little league team all the way to the Little League World Series and came away with the title.

Davis attends high school at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in her hometown of Philadelphia. There she plays volley and soccer, as well as softball. After a good high school career she had many options for where to go to college, including the University of Massachusetts and the University of Pennsylvania. But Davis has just decided to go to Hampton University.

Her decision has of course to do with her softball career (Hampton University Coach Angela Nicholson says she is excited to work with Davis) but Davis was also lured to Hampton by the school’s communication program.

Davis’s Future  

Davis is no doubt a star softball player. But she may have some prospects in other arenas as well. Following her Little League World Series victory, Davis appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated. She was also asked to the 2014 World Series, to throw out the first pitch of Game Four. Also that year, she acted in a car commercial that just so happened to be directed by Spike Lee.

So Davis has certainly taken to the spotlight. Perhaps communications is a good career path indeed. But softball may be as well. Next fall she starts her freshman year at Hampton University and the sky is the limit.

Davis happens to be starting her collegiate career at a big moment in USA softball. The USA team has just clinched their spot for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Davis has a long career in front of her but if anyone is destined to play softball at the highest level, it’s the former Little League star, Mo’ne Davis.


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