During her time as a member of the Davis Lady Wolves softball team, Jolie Romine was known for her trademark smile, and her powerful home run swing.

During her time as a member of the Davis Lady Wolves softball team, Jolie Romine was known for her trademark smile, and her powerful home run swing.

Not much has changed after two years of college softball.

Romine recently finished up her sophomore year at Seminole State College as a member of the Lady Trojans, where SSC finished with an overall record of 54-4 this season which included an undefeated 34-0 conference record. 

Now Romine will be moving onto her next challenge in the world of college softball, as she will be joining the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Lady Drovers squad in Chickasha this fall.

“There is no possible way I could ever repay Seminole State for all it has done for me,” Romine said. “Choosing SSC to start my college softball career has been hands down one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. This place helped me develop as a softball player, but it has also made me an even better person off the field.”

“The work ethic that Coach (Amber) Flores demands is second to none, but it pays off,” Romine added. “I was able to play for the No. 1 team in the country, go undefeated in conference play, and have fun playing the game I love. I will be forever grateful and in debt to that little junior college in Seminole, Oklahoma.”

In her freshman season at SSC, Romine hit .365 at the plate with a .396 on base percentage and a slugging percentage of .584. She hit three home runs with 44 runs scored with 50 total hits for the season.

This past year, Romine hit .411 at the plate with a .460 on base percentage and a .751 slugging percentage. She had 13 home runs with 63 RBI’s for the season with 69 runs scored and 76 hits for the year. 

During her time as a Davis Lady Wolves softball player, Romine got to experience the state tournament in fast and slow pitch softball, and was named All-State in both seasons her senior year.

She finished her slow pitch career at Davis with a .596 batting average, .602 on base percentage, 193 runs batted in and 79 home runs.

Romine was also named the 2017 All-Ardmoreite Slow Pitch Softball Player of the Year. 

“The biggest difference for me with college softball was the intensity,” Romine said. “Some people may dog junior college athletes, but I had some of the most competitive games in my softball career happen at the junior college level. The competition is a lot stiffer and on a much different level than high school.”

“Another difference I noticed was the strength and conditioning it requires,” Romine added. “In high school you could get by doing just enough, but in college you have to put forth a lot more in order to be the best.”

Romine and her teammates ended the last two years at the NJCAA Softball World Series in St. George, Utah against the best teams in the country. Romine admitted that the experience of playing on such a big stage was amazing beyond words.

“It’s a humbling experience anytime you get to play in a national tournament,” she said. “You just can’t explain that feeling of being at nationals, seeing the mountains, hearing the fans and taking in the atmosphere. It’s something I still can’t put into words.”

“For me, it was such an honor to represent not only Davis, SSC, but Oklahoma on the national stage,” Romine added. “Although things didn’t finish the way we wanted them to in either year, once you take a step back, you realize how special this was. Not many people can say they were on a team that entered the national tournament as the No. 1 seed in the country.” 

Making the season even more special was the fact that Romine got to share it with one of her fellow Davis Lady Wolves in Sydney Martin.

“Syd and I have played softball together for years,” Romine said. “I honestly don’t remember playing without her until I graduated. By the time we ended our high school careers, we had become best friends. It was only fitting that she came to SSC and was my roommate this year.”

“She’s (Sydney) been the sister I never knew I needed, and the person who has held me accountable and in check on and off the field,” Romine added. “Getting to play alongside her one last time at SSC was something I’ll always cherish. I can’t thank her for all she has done for me, and it’s been a blessing getting to be teammates with her.”

Romine won’t be alone though when she travels to USAO, as she will be linking up with another former Davis teammate in Brinlee Dulaney.

Also joining Romine will be former Sulphur Lady Bulldogs standout Savannah Ashford. 

Romine plans to continue pursuing her degree in speech pathology at USAO.