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Quston Leviner: The Official Richmond County Female Student-Athlete of the Week

Senior pitcher Quston Leviner has been named the Official Richmond County Female Student-Athlete of the Week. (Kyle Pillar, sports editor)

ROCKINGHAM — A dual threat game in and game out, senior softball player Quston Leviner has been named the Official Richmond County Female Student-Athlete of the Week presented by HWY 55.

In the Lady Raiders’ two games leading up to spring break, Leviner did damage at the plate and in the circle as the team’s ace to secure a pair of conference wins.

This is Leviner’s third career selection. She was recognized two times during her junior season for similar performances.

Athletic Profile

Year: Senior

Spring Sport: Softball

Position: Pitcher

Years on Varsity: 4 years

Other Sports: Volleyball


Earning wins against Sandhills Athletic Conference opponents Pinecrest and Hoke County, the Lady Raiders secured their playoff spot before entering a two-week hiatus.

Leviner played a large role in the pair of victories, including pitching a pair of complete games. Across the two wins, she threw 14.0 innings and gave up seven runs (three earned) on 15 hits. 

Dicing up the batters, Leviner combined for 21 total strikeouts (10 against Pinecrest and 11 against Hoke County). She ended the week with a 1.50 earned run average.

Equally impressive at the plate, Leviner batted 5-for-7 (.714 average) with a trio of singles and a pair of doubles. She drove in two runs while crossing home plate a team-high five times.

In a 9-5 victory against the Lady Patriots, Leviner helped her cause with a 3-for-3 night at the plate with a double, an RBI, a walk and three runs scored. A base knock  by her in the sixth scored a run to give Richmond a 7-3 lead.

Two nights later, Richmond completed another season sweep, this time in 7-2 fashion against the Lady Bucks. A 2-for-4 night at the dish resulted in a single and a double, and RBI and two more runs scored. 

Smacking a double in the top of the fourth, Leviner scored teammate Addy Hollingsworth and traded spots with Katie Way in the next at-bat to extend the lead to 4-1.

During Richmond’s 13 games this season, Leviner has pitched all but three innings and has 11 wins. Spending 82.0 innings in the circle, Leviner has held opposing batters to a .252 average with 99 strikeouts and a 3.07 ERA.

She’s also recorded at least 10 strikeouts in a game five different times this season, including her last two outings.


As the Lady Raiders’ leadoff hitter, Leviner is first on the team with 22 hits. She’s second in runs scored (18) and batting average (.478), and is among the team’s leaders in runs batted in (12), on-base percentage (.520) and slugging percentage (.761).

Richmond (11-2, 8-1 SAC), which is in second place in the SAC standings, will travel to Union Pines High School (8-7, 6-3 SAC) on Tuesday.

Senior pitcher Quston Leviner throws a pitch during Richmond’s sweep of Pinecrest on April 4. (Kyle Pillar/The Richmond Observer)


Leviner speaks about her consistency in the circle and at the plate this season, explains what it will take to make a deep playoff run and shares what she’s looking forward to most while playing in college.

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.