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Everyone has heard that dynamite comes in small packages. Taylor Hollestelle from Morenci, Ariz. makes that statement come to life. With a humble personality, an infectious smile and a sense of humor that will last all day long, Taylor also has an ability to achieve her goals and help others along the way. When she started as a full-time student at Eastern Arizona College, she was only three credits short of graduation. Needless to say, Taylor made the most of her high school years.

What you may not know is that she will go above and beyond for those she meets, or at least she did as a member of EAC’s softball team. In 2018, Taylor earned the following recognitions: 2nd Team NJCAA All American; 1st Team All ACCAC and All Region 1; 2nd Team NFCA West Region; Honorable Mention Fastpitch New’s All American; Tied 6th in the NJCAA in RBI’s-84; 11th in the NJCAA for 2B-23; 13th in the NJCAA in HITS-89.

Taylor has signed to play at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Her parents are James and Maxine Hollestelle and she has two brothers who are referred to as “the Big One and the Little One.” Taylor has many local aunts, uncles, extended family and friends in the Gila Valley who have supported her throughout her life. While Taylor will be missed at EAC, her coach and teammates know that Fort Lewis College will gain and outstanding player and person, and that she has a bright future ahead that will lead to big results.