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Macy Steen: The Official Richmond County Female Student-Athlete of the Week

Senior catcher Macy Steen has been named the Official Richmond County Female Student-Athlete of the Week. (Kyle Pillar, sports editor)

ROCKINGHAM — An all-out effort on the field, as well as her cheering from the dugout, has named senior softball player Macy Steen the Official Richmond County Female Student-Athlete of the Week presented by HWY 55.

A four-year starter for the Lady Raiders, Steen helped Richmond advance to the second round of the NCHSAA 4A East state playoffs for the second straight season.

Known for her defensive skills, contributions at the plate and her strong team spirit, this is Steen’s first career recognition.

Athletic Profile

Year: Senior

Spring Sport: Softball

Position: Catcher

Years on Varsity: 4 years


The Lady Raiders entered the 4A East state playoffs as the No. 7 seed and had a pair of home games last week. Richmond defeated No. 26 Jordan High School by mercy rule but fell to No. 23 Holly Springs High School in nine innings.

During the two playoff games, Steen was 3-for-7 at the plate with a .429 batting average. She recorded four runs batted in, drew a walk and registered a .444 on-base percentage.

In Tuesday’s 16-4 run-rule victory over Jordan, Steen helped defensively in the top of the first inning by throwing a runner out trying to swipe second. 

At the plate, she was 1-for-4 with a pair of RBI. In the bottom of the second inning, which saw Richmond take an 8-1 lead, Steen registered her first RBI on a groundout to second base, scoring Katie Way.

An inning later, Steen capped a four-spot by the Lady Raiders to extend the lead to 12-1. With one away, she lined an RBI single to center field, scoring Way again.

Three days later in the second round, a 9-7 loss to Holly Springs, Steen provided an early lead for the Lady Raiders. Slapping an RBI single to right field, she made it 1-0 in the bottom of the first.

Steen added a leadoff single to start the home half of the third, drew a free pass in the fifth and started a three-run rally in the seventh to send the game to extras. With the bases loaded, Steen lifted a sacrifice fly to center to score Quston Leviner. 


In 21 games this spring, Steen batted .406 at the dish, third on the team. She had 26 hits, including six doubles and one home run, and drove in 23 RBI.Steen also nabbed six would-be base stealers.

Senior Macy Steen high-fives assistant coach Andy Shuler following an RBI single to right field during Richmond’s second-round playoff game. (Kyle Pillar/The Richmond Observer)


Steen reflects back on the Lady Raiders’ postseason run, talks about the lessons playing at Richmond has taught her and shares her future plans after graduation.

The Richmond Observer will publish its Official Richmond County Male Student-Athlete of the Week soon.

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Kyle Pillar is a 16-time North Carolina Press Association award-winning sports editor with The Richmond Observer. Follow the sports department on Twitter @ROSports_ for the best in-depth coverage of Richmond County sports.