Cushing’s Jayse Nicholas – Athlete Spotlight Presented by RCB Bank

Cushing fastpitch softball player Jayse Nicholas started her journey on the diamond at a very young age. 

“I personally have played softball (or tee ball) since I was able to hold a bat. Probably around four years old I started tee ball, seven years old I started coach pitch and then started playing travel ball,” said Nicholas. 

Nicholas plays several positions for Cushing including the outfield, pitcher and some third base. She loves playing for this team and she loves her teammates. Her expectations, like those of her teammates, are high this season. 

“I expect big things from Cushing softball this season, if we all continue to work together as a team and fix some minor inconveniences then I believe we could make it very far in our season,” said Nicholas. 

Playing the outfield might be where Nicholas is most comfortable, but she is willing to do whatever the team needs to be successful.

“I really love playing outfield because it gives me such thrill and adrenaline right before you catch a fly ball and quickly have to launch it back to the infield,” said Nicholas. “What I love most about my team is how were such a tight knit group on and off the field. Really, everyone on the team freshman to senior are such close friends, but, I also love how my teammates will push each other harder because they know that it’s benefiting our team.”

Outside of playing both fast and slow pitch softball, Nicholas also plays basketball and participates in groups such as National Honors Society and Tomorrows Leaders. Academics are a top priority for Nicholas. 

“Academics are at the up most importance to me, I have and continue to maintain straight A’s,” said Nicholas. “After high school I plan on going to college and majoring in something along the medical lines, after that I plan to find a nice job to support myself.” 

Nicholas is passionate about a lot of things including her friends and family. 

“Honestly, some of the biggest influences on and off the field are my friends and family. They are always striving to better me and the team, and for that I’m extremely grateful.”