Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight: Chloe Evans – Seymour High School softball, swimming
By Rich Palzewic
Name: Chloe Evans
Sports: Softball, swimming
Parents: Dan Evans and Connie Murphy
Chloe Evans is a recent graduate of Seymour High School and will be attending the University of Minnesota this fall to play softball.
Her hobbies include traveling and art.
Evans’ was the Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association Division 2 Player of the Year in 2019 after helping lead the Thunder to the state title.
You are the first Seymour Senior Spotlight for The Press Times.
“It’s super cool. It’s nice getting to speak with other media and hearing other questions they ask. Thank you for the opportunity.”
Tell me about your family.
“I have three older siblings and one younger. My siblings didn’t do sports, but my dad did in high school.”
What’s something about you most people wouldn’t know?
“I was born in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in Escanaba and came to Seymour during my sophomore year. I’ve attended nine different schools.”
Did you play other sports at Seymour?
“Yes, I also played basketball and played volleyball at various times.”
How tough was that?
“It wasn’t too difficult for me. I’ve been playing softball year-round since I was young, so I’ve always had to work out playing sports and adding in school. It taught me time management.”
What was it like having Karri VandenLangenberg as your softball coach?
“She was a great coach. I appreciate her for how understanding she was – she was like another mom on the team. She knew when to push us and wanted the best for us. She treated us like her own kids.”
Discuss winning the state title in 2019. The team finished 25-1 and beat Monroe in the finals, 9-1.
“It was the best thing that ever happened to me at Seymour. It was lots of fun, and everyone on our team was driven to win. Once we were at state, I had no doubt we could win the whole thing.”
During the state tournament, you went 4-for-8 in two games, had four RBI and hit a home run.
“It was an awesome feeling. I put two good games together to help our team win.”
Talk about playing at Minnesota.
“I’ll be a preferred walk-on, but I hope to get a scholarship. I’m hoping to eventually get into dental school, so I’ll study biology or psychology. I’m not sure of the coaches’ plans for me yet – there are quite a few returning players, but I’ll work as hard as I can to earn a spot.”
Do you have a forgettable moment in sports?
“I managed to break my wrist last year in basketball. I was playing against West De Pere, and I went up for a layup and got pushed from behind. I landed on the floor and broke my throwing wrist before the softball season started. I got the cast off before our first game.”
What three words describe you?
“Determined, fearless, aggressive.”
You like to travel – what’s been a favorite place to visit?
“I like Colorado – there’s so much to do there.”
What will you miss about Seymour?
“It’s been one of the best schools I’ve gone to. Even though it’s a small town, I was welcomed my sophomore year – it made it easier. I’ll miss the atmosphere of sports and knowing everyone. Everyone was so involved.”
Food: Chicken nuggets
Ice cream: Peanut butter chocolate
Candy: Kit Kat
Phone app: Instagram