Although this will be Alyssa Selvey’s last year to man the pitching circle for the South Walton Seahawk girl’s softball team, she’s not done firing in those fast balls.
On Tuesday, the 17-year-old daughter of Angel and Jeff Selvey of Santa Rosa Beach signed a letter of intent to play for the University of West Florida Argonauts of Pensacola after graduation.
Selvey, who’s played for the Seahawks since her freshman year, has attended softball camps at the UWF campus in the past and loved it.
“I like the small school feel. It’s real homey,” Selvey said.
But most of all she’s excited for the chance to play for the Argonauts.
Selvey will be on the roster behind a couple of other pitchers.
“That will make me work even harder. I’m excited, overall I think it will benefit me,” she said about competing for the pitching spot.
South Walton Coach Bob Hartness had nothing but positives to say about his Selvey.
“She is a very ardent player, dedicated to her sport, teammates, coach and classroom,” Hartness said.
“I’m excited about her upcoming senior year at South Walton, and even more about her continuation as an Argonaut at UWF. She will always be part of the Seahawk family and a fond memory of appreciation from this old coach.”
Selvey plans to study electrical engineering and, after attaining her bachelor's degree, get her master's.
“My dream goal is to go work for Disney,” she said.
“I love amusement parks. It’s one of those places you can’t go in and not smile.”