Athlete of the Week: Solvay junior pitcher Jackie Gardner

Published 05/28 2014 10:43PM

Updated 05/29 2014 04:52PM

Solvay High School's Jackie Gardner
Solvay High School's Jackie Gardner/NewsChannel 9 WSYR
Solvay (WSYR-TV) - Congratulations to the NewsChannel 9 Athlete of the Week, Solvay junior pitcher Jackie Gardner.

Click here to watch NewsChannel 9’s feature on Jackie Gardner

In three seasons at the high school level, Gardner has never been defeated in the regular season.

Gardner says she hopes to win the State Championship this year and next year during her senior season, but most importantly she says she wants to have fun.

Softball is a family affair for Gardner. Her sister Julie plays D-I softball at Radford University in Virginia.

Gardner has already committed to playing there as well.

“The campus is beautiful. I like the coach, the program, teammates, everything so it all came together and that’s why I chose to go there,” Gardner said.

Though she still has her senior season to play, Gardner said she would like to study sports marketing in college and thinks she may want to be a sports agent one day.

The Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppe NewsChannel 9 Athlete of the Week is designed to honor Section III varsity members who embody the true meaning of student-athlete.

This award doesn't just recognize athletic ability. The recipient may not always be the "star" player, but is also someone who is a great example in the classroom and the community.

Athletes can be nominated by a coach, athletic director or teacher. Please send your nominations to

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