Jessie Jones’ road to COC paved with hard work

by Michael Eiden 1

Jessica Jones plays for the Hart High School Indians and is their center fielder. She transferred from Village Christian after her freshman year and the rest is history. She has started at the Varsity level all 4 years and was all-league her freshman year while leading her team and league in several categories.

She started playing softball 12 years ago and has had a love for the game ever since. “I had such a drive to want to play and practice more and more and get better,” Jones said.

There are several reasons why Jones likes softball, but the competitiveness of the game is what she really enjoys about the sport. She enjoys clutch situations. “I love those games where it comes down to the last pitch, it’s all on you, bases loaded, you have to do what you have to do,” Jones said. “It’s a great feeling.”

Jones really enjoyed her high school experience and will take a lot away from it. She grew “mentally and physically” from her freshman year until now. To Jones, the friendships she has made is what she will miss the most as she moves forward to College of the Canyons to join the Cougars. Jones’s most memorable moment in high school was her junior year against Upland High School when she hit the game winning homerun in the top of the 8th.

Jones currently leads her team in both batting average and stolen bases. She is also top 5 in just about every other category in the sport. She has been a team leader and is well liked among her teammates. Jones is the heart and the soul of the Indians.

After her Indians career is over she plans to head across town to join the Cougars and she couldn’t be more ecstatic to join the Cougars and their successful ways. “I could not be more excited to play for COC. They are such a great team this year and they have been doing so well. I would love to be a part of a team like that,” said Jones.

The thought of playing for a coach like COC’s John Wissmath really excites Jones because she believes that he can bring the most out in her abilities. “Coach Wissmath is such a great guy and I am so honored to play for him… I’m very excited to see what he can help me with.” said Jones with a smile.

Looking beyond her years at College of the Canyons she hopes to join a Division 1 school to continue to play her favorite sport.

Jones currently is playing in her senior season for the Hart Indians and looks to make the playoffs after the league games come to a close.

Comments (1)

  1. Way to go Jess!! Love u!!

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