By R. Alan Richardson
Morgan County’s all-world softball shortstop and centerfielder, Alissa Webb, recently signed a full scholarship to play for the Division-II North Georgia Lady Nighthawks. The four-year starter said, “I came into high school ball expecting nothing. I never thought I’d start or even see the field until my junior year…but I live in a house where no dreams are too big and to always work hard for what you want. I did just that.
Here are just a few of the many accomplishments she has seen over the past four years. Webb never played in a single JV game. She moved straight into the starting lineup as a freshman and never looked back. Not only was she a four-year starter, but also a four-time All-Region selection and a three-time All-State honoree. She holds the MCHS stolen base record with 130 out of 134 attempts. The senior was voted as the team MVP in 2017 and the offensive player-of-the-year in 2016. She also received the 2016 and 2017 Miss October Award for her accomplishments during those two years in the playoffs.
Beyond all that, she was selected to the Georgia Dugout Club All-Star Team for 2018 and the Georgia Athletic Coaches’ Association All-Star team for the same year. She said, “I was lucky enough to be one of the 16 girls in the state of Georgia who were selected. It was quite an honor.”
Her career stats speak volumes about her ability on the field. Webb hit over .400 during that time garnering 162 hits along with 228 RBI’s and runs scored. With all of these accolades she told us, “I would like to thank all the people who have been with me every step of the way. I couldn’t have made it this far without my family, my friends, my coaches, and all of you. The support that I have received the past four years and even before that in middle school is enough to last a life time. I hope you all enjoyed watching me play as much as I enjoyed playing for you. Once again, forever a BULLDOG!”