Wright Heading To North Georgia
It was a big day last Wednesday for several Vidalia High School Indian Athletes as they signed their letters of intent to play at the next level. Tori Wright will be taking her talents to the Nighthawks of the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega.
Wright, who will leave Vidalia High School with a .418 batting average (4th All-Time), 30 doubles (3rd All-Time), 7 triples (3rd All-Time), and 18 Homeruns (2nd All-Time). She tacked on 97 RBI's which was 4th All-Time. Wright was also the back-to-back Region Player of the Year and was All-Region all three years at VHS. She was also a two-time Georgia Athletic Coaches Association 1st Team All-State, and selected to the Georgia Dugout Club's Senior All-State Team. Wright credited her parents and coaches for helping her reach her goals, “I am so thankful for my parents for putting in the money and effort to bring me into all the travel tournaments, games, and everything else. My high school coaches, I couldn’t have done it without them. And just constantly helping me put in the work and just keeping me focused. Also, my travel ball coaches have been such a pleasure to work with and helped me in my journey getting here, and I’m super thankful for them.”
Head Coach Ben Beck said, “Statistically one of the best players to ever play at Vidalia. Just a great teammate and a great kid. We are proud of her heading to North Georgia, and they are getting a great kid, but an even better person. It is a great fit for her, and she can go in and contribute right away. They compete for a National Championship every year, and it is one of the more prestigious programs in the country, competing right with all of the Division I schools. We are proud of her and can't wait to see what she does.”
Her father Tony stated, “Just really proud of her. She has put a lot of hard work in over the years and just happy to see her get this opportunity. The coach there is just an awesome coach. They have wonderful facilities, and she just loved it from the time we went to a camp two years ago. Looking forward to getting to see her play, may have to buy a house up there.”