Valdosta State softball utility player Natalia Morozova was a huge reason for the Lady Blazers winning their first national championship last weekend. The former Darton Lady Cavalier had two game winning hits in VSU's super regional final series against Florida Southern.
Morozova says her two years at Darton prepared her for the big stage at VSU and after coming over from Russia her coaches and teammates helped her feel more comfortable in South Georgia. She says its something that will stick with her for some time
"At Darton they helped me grow up more and they taught me a lot of things how to be a better teammate, how to be a better player and how to be a better person.I have to thank all the coaches at Darton and I want to thank my host family from Albany that also supported me while I was at Darton too, Greg, Pam and Kelsie Richsters."
Morozova plans to return home to Russia for the summer before coming back to Valdosta to be a grad assistant for the softball team next year. She while begin her Masters degree program in the fall.
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