It has often been said the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

It has often been said the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

While Davis softball standout Casady Webb has seen more than her fair share of miles in her college softball career, where she stands now has made it all worth it.

Webb is currently a member of the University of Central Oklahoma Lady Bronchos softball team, after finding her way to Edmond following stints with Seminole State College and North Texas University in Denton, Texas.

While she might be in the final part of her journey as a college softball player, Webb admitted that the first part of this ride wasn’t the easiest for her.

“My experience at the University of Central Oklahoma has been nothing short of amazing,” she said. “I’ve been blessed to find amazing teammates that will become life long friends as well as amazing coaches that I am so very thankful for everyday.”

“Playing at UCO has allowed me to rediscover my love and appreciation for the game of softball, which is something that I had previously lost sight of on my college journey.” 

Webb’s college career began as a member of the North Texas University Mean Green softball team, as she suited up in Denton, Texas following her high school graduation.

During her freshman year, Webb finished with a .159 batting average with seven RBI while starting 22 out of 35 games for the Mean Green.

But while she was overjoyed getting to have a once in a lifetime experience playing at a division 1 school in college, Webb quickly discovered that she had grown more as a person in a short amount of time, and was ready for a new challenge, and a new direction.

“After playing for a year and a half at UNT, I quickly began to realize that it was not the right place for me,” Webb said. “My main take away from the time I spent there was how quickly I had become an independent person. I felt as though I had grown up and had a new outlook on life.”

“It was such a great experience getting to fly across the world to do what I loved and play the biggest and best teams in college softball,” Webb added. “Although I’d never change my journey for the world, I knew it was time to move on from North Texas. When I transferred midway through my sophomore year that was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make at that time of my life.” 

Enter Seminole State College head coach Amber Flores.

When Webb joined Flores’ SCC squad to play her sophomore season, the change in scenery produced monumental results on the field and off of it as well for Webb.

At the end of the season, Webb had racked up First-Team All-Region honors at the catcher position, while batting .442 on the season with 95 hits, 26 of which were doubles, with 11 home runs.

She also totaled 65 RBI while finishing with a .735 slugging percentage and a .506 on-base percentage.

“I tell everyone to this day that Coach (Amber) Flores saved me,” Webb said. “She is my inspiration for so many things and I truly believe that if it wasn’t for her, I’d have hung up my cleats for good.”

Following her short, but beneficial stint at Seminole State College, Webb made her way to Edmond to join up with the Lady Bronchos.

This past season Webb batted .294 with 24 RBI and three home runs, as well as a .964 fielding percentage. 

UCO went 34-22 this season with a 17-9 conference record, making the finals of the MIAA postseason tournament in Oklahoma City. 

While she had a great first year with the Lady Bronchos, Webb said she is looking forward to ending her college softball career on a special note this season.

“Everything that this team has going for them in the offseason has me ecstatic for what’s to come,” she said. “There’s going to be several new players coming in and I’m excited to get to know them and see what they will bring to this squad.”

“This season is going to be a little different for me because I’m going to have a different outlook because all of my lasts are going to be happening. I’m sad but at the same time very excited for what this season has to offer.”

As for keeping up with her old high school program in Davis, Webb has done more than her fair share.

Webb was able to attend games in the last few years as she got to watch her cousin Jolie Romine become a standout for the Lady Wolves, along with her good friend Sydney Martin. 

Romine is now at Seminole State College playing softball as she enters her sophomore season while Martin will be playing for Seminole State this fall beginning her first year.

“Playing for Davis was such a memorable journey for me,” Webb said. “Being at Davis allowed me to have fun while playing the game I love with the friends I love. I love getting to help with the softball camps as well whenever they have them.”

While there have been many ups and downs for Webb on her journey through college softball, she now realizes what all of them have truly been leading to.

“When I was in high school I saw school ball as fun and enjoyable,” Webb said. “Now I see it almost as a job, but one that I can love.” 

Following her graduation from UCO Webb plans on pursuing her masters degree and becoming a graduate assistant coach. 

Her ultimate goal is to become a head or assistant coach at a college full time and fulfill her life long dream of becoming a collegiate softball coach.