Lacey Waldrop has accomplished an awful lot in a short period of time. In the past five years, she completed a standout softball career at Florida State, won National Player of the Year honors as a junior, and a championship with the Chicago Bandits of the National Professional Fast Pitch League. Now, it’s onto accomplishing another dream. Waldrop served as a sideline reporter for Fox Sports South’s broadcast of the ACC softball tournament’s quarter and semi-finals.
“I’m always a little nervous before, but then you start talking,” Waldrop explained. “It comes naturally, because I’m talking about something I’ve been involved with for so long.”
Her broadcasting work has been featured on ESPN 3 and games streamed on ESPN.com. This past week, she worked as a part of a crew that included Sherry Kemp, Tom Werme and Barb Jordan.
After her first live TV appearance, Waldrop will begin to gear up for her second season with Chicago, where there will be a competition to replace pitcher Monica Abbott as the team’s ace. Abbott recently signed the first million dollar professional softball contract with the expansion Scrap Yard Dawgs of the NPFP.