Frontier’s Jamie Molina – Player Spotlight Presented by 7C Land & Cattle Steakhouse

 

 

By Rachelle Rogers

Middle school can often be a tough time for many teenage girls who are trying to figure out who they are, but Frontier’s Jamie Molina knows what she wants and she is already working hard to make those dreams come true. 

“My goal is to be able to play softball at OU and be their starting catcher,” says Molina.

Molina is currently in the eighth grade and she’s thirteen years old, yet as freshman she will likely start at either catcher or shortstop for the Mustangs. 

“There is going to be bit of transition going from eighth grade to Varsity, but I think she will do well and embrace the competition and embrace the competitiveness. I’m excited for her,” states head coach Scott Tahah.

At a young age, Molina recognizes that being successful at sports is just one part of her journey. She’s not just a leader on the field but, also in school. She is currently the junior high STUCO President, an FCA Rising Star recipient, she’s on the Superintendent’s Honor Roll, and a member of the National Honor Society. Jamie placed 2nd in Technology Student Association State for Forensics competition. 

“Not only is she a great athlete, but she’s an even better kid,” states coach Tahah. “She works really hard.”

Crediting her grandparents for always pushing her to do better academically and on the field, Jamie says family is a very important part of her life. She has some great role models in her two older sisters. Both were All State in multiple sports and a part of the softball team’s success in the recent past.  

“I have older siblings that I look up to and have learned from,” says Jamie with a giggle. “They keep me striving to do better. My goal is to be better than they were.”

Frontier softball made a run at the state tournament every year from 2009-2015, but they have experienced some challenges the past few seasons. The Mustangs were 8-21 this year. However, momentum is building in the program. There’s a great group of younger kids from the middle school that have the Mustang faithful excited. They will also return a freshman who pitched in most of their games this past season, along with some sophomores with varsity experience. Coach Tahah is excited for Molina’s potential and the promise these kids hold for the future of Frontier softball.