Mounie has strong season in limited time

Published 11:19 pm Friday, July 12, 2019

Former Lady Warriors softball standout Jaclyn Mounie had a strong season for Towson University, despite her season being cut short by illness.

For her junior season at Towson, Mounie started 28 of 29 games. It was the first time she was in a full-time starting role for Towson, and it was something she had been preparing for through her first two years.

“I felt like I was able to show what I could do,” she said. “The past few years, I was competing behind very talented players, so my time was limited, but once they graduated, I knew it was time for me to step up.”

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From the plate, Mounie saw 72 at-bats and had 15 hits with 13 runs and six RBIs. The goal for her this year was to grab a starting spot and be consistent, and she felt like she accomplished that. Unfortunately for Mounie, after 29 games, she got sick, which forced her to miss the rest of the season. It was disappointing, but Mounie didn’t let it affect her.

“It was definitely upsetting. I worked very hard to earn the starting spot, and unfortunately something happened which was out of my control,” she said. “But I didn’t let the disappointment affect me. I turned into my team’s biggest hype man this season, which was really fun.”

Even though her season was cut short, Mounie says her approach isn’t going to change for her senior season. It’s her last year playing softball, having played for 13 years, and she wants to make sure it is a memorable one.

During her time at Nansemond River, Mounie was a two-time Conference Player of the Year. She was a multiple-time All-Region and All-State selection and helped Nansemond River earn a conference and region title.