[Sean King for Shaw Media]
The finish to her prep career was disappointing, a 28-26 loss to Geneva in the state final, but Patty put things in perspective.
"We worked so hard to get to the point we came to," Patty said. "Sometimes, things just don't go your way."
Interestingly enough, Patty's parents once weren't certain what way she'd go athletically.
Patty did competitive cheer, and volleyball. She was a darn good softball player, a first baseman/pitcher.
When Patty went to an AAU tryout for the Lady Lightning basketball program, though, she was hooked.