Parents: Lewis and Cynthia Council
High School: Knightdale
Position: Center field
Also Considered: Elizabeth City State
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Why Wake Tech? ““I feel like it was a better fit for me, and I like the coaches,” LeChonda said. She plans to transfer to another school after two years, and wants to stay local. LeChonda, a Command Sergeant Major in the JROTC at Knightdale, also plans on joining the ROTC at N.C. State this fall. She intends on going into the Army after college, following in her father’s footsteps, and also wants to be an EMT.
Notable: LeChonda is a lifelong player for local all-star and travel basketball and softball teams. “I’ve spent a lot of time living out of a suitcase,” she said. “It’s pretty fun though – you get to eat out a lot.” She was part of the town’s state title team in the Tar Heel Leagues softball tournament when she was 10, and was a four-sport athlete (track, basketball, volleyball and softball) at East Wake Middle. At KHS, she started as a three-sport athlete (tennis, basketball, softball) and decided to play only softball and basketball her junior and senior seasons. As a junior, she was the softball team’s defensive player of the year.
Knightdale coach Misty Bingham: “She’s a good presence as far as a leader on the team, a strong presence in the field and at the plate and covers a lot of ground. Her character is really fun to be around and I know she’s going to be a really big hit for Wake Tech and their program and do a lot of really great things for them.” Stephanie Sports, the coach at Wake Tech, is looking forward to the speed LeChonda will add to her roster. “We can’t wait to see that out there,” Sports said.