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Brahma athlete’s dream comes true on signing day

NEWS                                                                                    Walnut Valley Unified School District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     880 S. Lemon Avenue

April 28, 2016                                                                         Walnut, CA 91789



Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources

(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204


Brahma athlete’s dream comes true on signing day

DIAMOND BAR, CA—Fourteen years ago, Diamond Bar High School (DBHS) senior Brenna Harold began playing in a city recreational softball league - just like lots of other pony-tailed little girls.

However, her parents, Wendy and Sean had bigger dreams for their youngest child.

“We hoped that she would fall in love with the game and play in college someday,” her father said.

One day for fun, he picked up a Magic-8 Ball and posed a question to the popular fortune-telling toy.

“I remember shaking that little 8-Ball and saying, ‘Will Brenna play softball in college?’” Sean jokingly recalled.

When they turned the black globe upside down for the the answer, it read “You can count on it.”

And they did.

At four-years old, Brenna didn’t fall in love with the game immediately. And she was always one of the tiniest players, which made it tough.

“It was a battle,” her mother shared.

So, she tried other activities including dance, soccer, and even hockey, but kept going back to softball. 

When the plucky little player joined the California Cruisers travel team three years ago, coach Ashley Evans told her parents that she would be “fine.”

“She’s got big feet and will keep on growing,” the coach correctly predicted.

Brenna entered high school at just 5’1” and now stands at 5’9” and is still growing.

Eventually, that goal of playing in college became her dream too.

“I fell in love with softball!” Brenna said. “I love the friends that I’ve made along the way, and of course, the competitiveness.”

The 18-year-old centerfielder officially committed to play at Concordia University Irvine on April 13 with proud teammates, family, and coaches by her side.

“I had my heart set on Concordia!” Brenna said. “I know the coaching staff and a lot of the girls.”

“She’s leading the pack for all our young players!” commented DBHS head coach Roberta Garcia. 


Signing Day for Diamond Bar HS senior Brenna Harold, shown with her teammates. The teen committed to play softball at Concordia University Irvine. 

DBHS senior Brenna Harold committed to play at softball at Concordia University Irvine on April 13. Shown with grade level coordinator Marc Natividad, head coach Roberta Garcia, and athletic director Kevin Ferguson.