It's been a busy year for Kelly Korras, but the former Glendale Community College softball pitcher and new Westridge softball coach won't get much of a summer break.
That's fine by Korras, as she'll spend a chunk of her summer training for and pursuing her dream of playing softball at the international level after she was selected to the South African national softball team for the upcoming International Softball Federation's 13th Women's World Fastpitch Championship, which kicks off July 13 in Canada.
"It definitely was a dream of mine growing up [to compete internationally]," Korras said of playing for South Africa, where she was born and lived until she was 5, but hadn't visited until June of 2011. "Unfortunately, softball isn't in the Olympics anymore, but it's definitely a dream come true. I have thought about it since I was 5 and started playing softball."
It's the first time in Glendale college Coach Dave "Hawk" Wilder's 13 years with the Vaqueros that he's had one of his former players compete on an international stage.