Coming full circle


Teammates cheer Kaylea Smith. Photo by John Kean

Kaylea Smith wasn’t used to sitting on the bench when she joined the Lady Miners softball team as a freshman. The Blue Springs, Mo., native had been a starter growing up, but at S&T she was behind a senior on the depth chart at the catcher’s position. Early in that 2010 season, she struggled with that role, both mentally and physically.

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