Video: Mo'ne Davis in high school
Watch the former Springside Chestnut Hill Academy standout on the hardwood.
She donned the cover of Sports Illustrated, met President Barack Obama and was tabbed one of the 25 most influential teens of 2014 by Time magazine.
On Saturday, Mo'ne Davis
made her college softball debut for Hampton University in Virginia, going 1-for-3 with two RBI in a 15-4 win over North Carolina A&T.
Davis drew global attention in 2014 by becoming the first girl to pitch a postseason shutout against boys in the Little League World Series.
She eventually attended Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (Philadelphia, Pa.)
, where she played softball, basketball and soccer. Though she said at one point her dream was to play in the WNBA, Davis eventually stuck with softball, and now she plays second base for Hampton.
By that time she already had received high praise from some of the
nation's most notable female leaders — Michelle Obama, Billie Jean King
and Ellen DeGeneres — not only her gender-breaking accomplishments but
how she had handled her fame at such a young age.
MaxPreps caught up with Davis during her sophomore softball season at Springfield Chestnut Hill Academy, where she told us her fame had subsided quite a bit. "I still get a lot of hellos from people," she told us. "Other than that it's pretty normal."
MaxPreps photographer Catalina Fragoso said of her shoot with Davis then: "Mo'ne
seemed very relaxed and very quiet. Her teammates and
coaches were more about the attention. They kept calling out with little
jokes and being silly as I took her photo. She just laughed and rubbed
it off. ... The coaches spoke highly of her and so did the parents but
she definitely seemed more like your average teenage athlete. She
definitely received no special attention and she was definitely not
looking for fanfare."