Parents: Berry and Cinnamon Narron
High School: North Johnston
Travel Team: Lady Lightning
Also Considered: UNC Wilmington, Appalachian State, Campbell, Maryland
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Why ECU? “I’ve always been an ECU fan. My parents are alumni, I’ve been to a lot of Pirate games and I’m kind of a homebody. So I’ll be close to home.”
Major: Exercise Science
Notable: Olivia is excited about helping the Pirates start to build under a new head coach. … She projects to play the middle infield or outfield at ECU. She has played mostly shortstop for North Johnston. And has also lettered in basketball and volleyball for the Panthers. … She wants to improve her quickness and footwork. … Olivia’s dad, Berry, played baseball for the Pirates in the early 1990s. … She has posted a career .471 batting average for North Johnston and hit .571 on varsity as a freshman. … Olivia has only been caught stealing once in three years at North, while compiling 51 stolen bases.
North Johnston coach Chris Batten: “Olivia has speed that helps her offensively and defensively and that’s something you can’t teach. … But she’s worked to improve herself in every area of the game, like learning to slap (bunt) from the left side.”
Compiled by D. Clay Best