EDMOND — Edmond Santa Fe’s Sierra Bronkey said everything started to come together for her during her junior season.
After a spectacular softball season, even more was going to be expected heading into her senior season.
Santa Fe missed the state tournament when she was a junior. And being a team leader also comes with being a senior.
So with all those expectations being put on her, how did Bronkey do? She came through — as usual. Her versatility and her leadership qualities make her an easy selection as The Oklahoman’s Big All-City Player of the Year.
Bronkey’s finest hour came at the state tournament. After Bronkey pitched 11 innings in a 1-0 loss to Broken Arrow, the Wolves had to come back and play rival Edmond North.
Bronkey didn’t start the game, but when Santa Fe trailed early, coach Rhonda Lawson had no choice but to bring her back in. The Wolves won.
"That was just all adrenaline,” Bronkey said. "I had never thrown that much in one day. I was definitely sore that next day.”
It almost seems like Bronkey was destined for big things right from the beginning.
Her father, Jeff Bronkey, played college baseball for Oklahoma State, then played three seasons in Major League Baseball as a pitcher for the Texas Rangers and Milwaukee Brewers before injuries derailed his career.