Biddeford catcher Brook Davis waits for a pitch during a game in 2016. Davis signed her National Letter of Intent to play softball at St. Anselm College on Tuesday. JOURNAL TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO

Biddeford catcher Brook Davis waits for a pitch during a game in 2016. Davis signed her National Letter of Intent to play softball at St. Anselm College on Tuesday. JOURNAL TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO

BIDDEFORD — Biddeford softball standout Brook Davis signed her National Letter of Intent to play for Division II St. Anselm College in Goffstown, New Hampshire on Tuesday afternoon.

Davis emerged as one of the premiere players in the state at both the plate as well as in the field for the Tigers throughout her first three years in high school. 

Biddeford senior Brook Davis signs her National Letter of Intent to play softball at Division II St. Anselm College during a ceremony on Tuesday afternoon. ALEX SPONSELLER/Journal Tribune

Biddeford senior Brook Davis signs her National Letter of Intent to play softball at Division II St. Anselm College during a ceremony on Tuesday afternoon. ALEX SPONSELLER/Journal Tribune

Davis was a key member of the Tigers’ state championship victory in 2016, and her performance that year earned her the 2016 Southwestern Maine Activities Association Player of the Year award, as well as Journal Tribune softball MVP. She was also selected to the SMAA First Team in 2015, 2016 and 2017. 

After taking a visit to Goffstown in the Summer, Davis felt right at home at St. Anselm and saw the campus as the perfect environment for her next step.

“I visited in the Summer and immediately fell in love — beautiful brick buildings, a very homey feel. I’m very drawn to the country feel, I didn’t want to be in the middle of the city. I knew that St. Anselm has a very ‘close to home’ feeling,” said Davis.

Although she will likely continue her career as a catcher for the Hawks, she feels confident that she can contribute wherever she is needed.

“I’ll be mostly catcher but I’m a multi-position athlete. They can stick me in the outfield, stick me at third, they can stick me wherever they’d like and I’ll get the job done,” said Davis.

Watching her sign her NLI were her family, friends, school administrators, as well as coach Mike Fecteau.

Last season was Fecteau’s first year coaching Davis, and he was immediately impressed with her ability and attitude after watching her rise through the ranks in Biddeford.

“She’s athletic, gifted, but always has the drive to look to get better … she’s got that thing that a lot of kids don’t have,” said Fecteau. “She’s athletic but she’s also another coach out there, she’s a leader that pushes others and let’s them know that they can do it. She’s very competitive and is a great girl to coach.”

Although Davis looks forward to progressing to the next level, she is also hoping to have a strong senior season. Davis not only looks to compete and win games, but she wants to further develop her ability to lead the team on and off the field.

“Have fun, learn a couple more key things. I’m going to college so the competition is going to be different, teammates are going to be different but I’m sure that I’ll fit right in,” said Davis. “Right now it’s about working on my leadership and working with other athletes that are just as competitive as me.”

Fecteau also expects to see Davis return to her MVP form this upcoming spring.

“She always plays hard and she always plays to win. She’s still going to work hard even though it’s going to be her last year, I don’t expect anything less than what she’s given in the past,” said Fecteau.

Davis admits that despite being excited to be a Hawk in 2019, she will always consider herself a Tiger first.

“Biddeford is home to me,” aid Davis. “I don’t want to leave Biddeford but this is a great opportunity for me at St. Anselm — to further my career and play the best softball I can play.”

— Associate Sports Editor Alex Sponseller can be reached at [email protected] or at 282-1535 ext. 323. Follow the Journal Tribune Sports Department on Twitter @JournalTsports.


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