Three Alexander Central Softball greats have made the highschoolot.com All-Decade Team.
Vada Sherrill, Alexander Central (class of 2015): The 2014 state Gatorade Player of the year led her team to a No. 1 national ranking and 4A state championship her senior year and was named third-team All-America by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. One of the state’s top leadoff hitters of all-time, she has the state record for most single-season runs (62), is third in career runs (196), sixth in career hits (185), and second in career stolen bases (150). She played for her father Monte Sherrill in high school (he went 753-60 overall in 24 seasons) and then played for him in college at Pfeiffer. She’s now an assistant coach and assistant to the athletic director at Pfeiffer.
Taylor Wike, Alexander Central (class of 2014): Was an integral part of an Alexander Central dynasty that won an NCHSAA record 95 straight games from 2013-15. She finished her career fourth in career RBIs (184), 13th in batting average (.524), third in hits (222), second in doubles (55), and second in RBIs (166). Went on to play at North Carolina, where she was an All-ACC player. She is now an assistant coach at Charlotte.
Chelsea Wilkinson, Alexander Central (class of 2012): Wilkinson was the most accomplished pitcher of the decade, earning two Gatorade Player of the Year honors (as a sophomore and junior) and making the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American team three times (making the second team in 2009, 2010, and 2012 and the first team in 2011). Led the Cougars to 4A titles in 2011 and 2009, earning MVP honors in 2009. And we haven’t even begun to go over what she did statistically, where she threw 16 perfect games (second in state history), 18 no-hitters, 83 shutouts (most in state history), tied for seventh in career ERA (0.48), tallied 112 wins (most in state history), and had 1,396 strikeouts (second in state history). She went on to have a standout career at Georgia and is now an assistant coach at N.C. State.
To view the entire All-Decade Team, click on the link https://www.highschoolot.com/2010s-all-decade-nc-high-school-softball/18879754/