Greene headed to VT

Published 10:09 pm Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy multi-sport standout Addy Greene is committing to Virginia Tech for softball.

As she prepares for her senior campaign in athletics, Addy Greene has her college decision already made. She had originally committed to the University of Connecticut, but due to a coaching change, she decided to reopen her recruitment.

“I absolutely love the school,” Greene said. “With getting a second chance, I wanted to make sure the school was the right fit for me even if softball wasn’t factored in. I am extremely excited to get to work with the staff and play for a program Coach (Pete) D’Amour has put together. To me, I feel like you have to love the school you are at 110 percent before you can factor in the softball side.”

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Greene had multiple offers to play at the NCAA Division I level, and it ultimately came down to the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech before deciding to go with VT. A specific role hasn’t been discussed yet, but she is happy to be wherever the team needs her.

With her decision made, Greene admits that a weight has been lifted off of her shoulders, but she is more excited than anything.

“So glad to be looking forward to being at a school like Tech and playing for a program like that,” she said. The VT softball program is the reigning conference champion in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Playing Division I softball has always been a dream for Greene. The process started during her eighth-grade year, but the reality really kicked in during her freshman year, when she knew playing at that level was going to be a real possibility. Greene is also thankful for her family, who have been along for the journey every step of the way with her.

“I would not be where I am without their help in all of this,” she said. “I cannot thank them enough for what they have done for me over the years in getting me here. They never once tried to sway me in any direction and just let me make my own decision. A thank you isn’t enough for what all they have done for me.”

Greene plans to major in the science of nutrition, foods and exercise.

Greene has been an annual standout in both volleyball and softball for NSA. As a softball player, she has been a yearly All-Conference and All-State selection. Back in May, she helped NSA win the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II state championship. She is also the 2017 Suffolk News-Herald Fall Female Player of the Year.