This is an interesting Texas story about two people and two achievements after home education. The article relates the athlete’s community college life and also passes along her coach’s educational history.
From the Weatherford College website:
Homeschooled softball player adjusts to college life at WC By Rick Mauch
While she had never previously coached a home-schooled athlete before, Weatherford College softball coach Haylee Williams understands the mind of freshman second baseman/home schooled athlete Courtney Duplechin very well.
“I was one,” said Williams. “I was home-schooled from the fourth grade until I graduated high school, and I knew she was doing everything she could to try and play at the next level so I really appreciated that about her.
“I knew she could make the adjustment and do well here. I too went to a junior college first, and it was a great experience for me. Being able to give that opportunity to someone else was really paying it forward.”
Courtney Duplechin was involved in the Texas Home Educators Sports Association. She finessed her skills in various ways.
She also played for a select team, The Intimidators, along with attending many camps to develop her softball sills.
It was at a camp that Williams discovered Duplechin.
“I saw Courtney at a camp I worked during the summer of 2011 at University of Texas-Arlington,” said Williams. “She was very versatile and stood out to everyone at the camp because of her effort and hustle. She was always the first one on the field and was definitely the hardest working player there. Her approach and obvious love of the game made her someone I knew could contribute in many different ways here at WC.”