Photo provided // Noblesville junior Abby Brown recently announced her verbal commitment to play softball at Loyola University Chicago.
Photo provided // Noblesville junior Abby Brown recently announced her verbal commitment to play softball at Loyola University Chicago.
Noblesville junior Abby Brown recently announced her verbal commitment to play softball at Loyola University Chicago and will sign her letter of intent when she becomes a senior.

Brown said Loyola was the first offer she received, and she would’ve chosen the university over anywhere else because of its environment.

“Any committed athlete I’ve ever talked to says that once you find your right school you will automatically know,” she said. “I got that feeling as soon as I stepped on campus for the first time. It’s a beautiful school … I also loved the way I connected to the coaches. They are all amazing people and are very comfortable to be around. Their coaching style fits perfectly with my personality. It’s overall just an amazing opportunity for me.”

Brown started playing softball at 4-years-old and currently plays primarily left field for the Millers. She also plays some outfield and a little second base for her travel team.

“Noblesville has been a great experience for me,” Brown said. “Making varsity as a freshman exposed me to a lot of great opportunities and helped boost my confidence a lot. I definitely think the all of the coaches have helped me out tremendously, and I have grown more as a player and overall person because of them … I think anyone who plays for Noblesville softball is lucky, because we have been blessed with such good facilities to improve our program, and we have amazing coaches.”

Brown is thinking about majoring in biology and then hopefully going into the university’s medical school. She plans, she said, to then complete a residency, because she’s interested in orthopedics as either a surgeon or physician.