Frontier’s Shelby Siler – Player Spotlight Presented by 7C Land & Cattle Steakhouse

By Corey Heim 

Shelby Siler, a senior at Frontier High School, has stood out for being a gifted student and fast-pitch softball player in her community. 

Siler competes as a catcher for the Mustangs and began playing the sport in little league 10 years ago. After being signed up for the sport as a young child, she instantly became hooked and has loved softball ever since. 

“Softball has always been important to me,” Siler said. “I like playing softball because it gives me a rush in a way that nothing else can.” 

Being the only returning senior in her sport this year, Siler has had to learn to navigate the new territory of being a mentor to the younger players on the team. She said she’s tried to approach the role by being an encouraging, dedicated player and a listening ear for the younger girls- something that has not gone unnoticed by her coach. 

“Shelby’s experience and leadership qualities are going to have a very positive impact for this young team on and off of the field,” said Coach Scott Tahah.

Beyond being an athlete for the Mustangs, Siler has poured her time and dedication into the school community as a student. She currently carries a 3.7 GPA and is ranked sixth in her class. She is also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society and competes on the cheer team. 

When asked how she is able to balance her activities, along with schoolwork and athletics, she responded that she has been taught to always place academics as her top priority. 

“My parents have always been a big reason of why I do well in school,” Siler said. “They’ve always pushed me to do the best of my ability.” 

After graduating from Frontier next May, Siler is hoping to attend the University of Oklahoma to pursue a career as a nurse or pediatrician.