Kali George will graduate from Eureka College this weekend as the school’s career wins leader as a pitcher.
Her senior year on a young team has been memorable.
“We were unsure how it was going to play out and how we were going to mesh together,” said George. “It’s been amazing.”
Another amazing part of her college experience has been her role as the dance coach at her alma mater, East Peoria High School. She’s been juggling classes, softball and coaching dance her team for a couple of years.
Dance was her first love. She started dancing when she was five, before she played her first softball game.
“Being able to pass on something to generations younger than you is really important. Showing them the ropes,” said George. “It’s kind of leaving a legacy.”
East Peoria missed qualifying for state dance by a quarter of a point this year. George is heading to grad school and her softball career is ending but she’ll continue to coach the Raiderettes.
She’s hoping to lead them to state.
“Just kind of seeing what life throws at me,” said George. “Right now this is an important part of my life.”