It’s Life In The Fast(pitch) Lane For Megan Pepper At Windsor
Chatham-Kent’s Megan Pepper will play for the University of Windsor Lancers fastball team whenever they are able to return to the field.
“Megan comes from a fine local organization,” said Paul Scott, head coach of the Lancers fastball team “Her speed is going to be her greatest asset as she transitions from the travel ball game to our University game. I look forward to working with Megan and shaping her game to fit our Blue and Gold squad.”
For now for Pepper, she’s connecting with teammates online, preparing for practices to resume soon.
“We have meetings on Zoom periodically to get ready for return to practice. Soon we will be able to do more together, safely,” says Pepper.
Pepper believes the University of Windsor has done everything possible to keep students and athletes safe, so campus life can get back to the new normal.
“The University of Windsor has done well at proceeding with caution in reopening activities; this is not exclusive to just fastpitch. We are able to follow workouts and get prepared apart from the team – soon we will be able to practice in person with safety measures.”
Pepper played for the Chatham Golden Eagles locally, where she played shortstop, second base, and outfield, an experience she is ever grateful for.
“Growing up playing fastpitch with the Chatham Golden Eagles house league team, I have been prepared as both an athlete and as a person. The local coaches who trained me over the years have more than just coaching lessons about baseball, but also about confidence, leadership, and empathy. I’m thankful for all that they do in empowering young women and girls.”
Pepper is taking a concurrent psychology major at Windsor, an has enjoyed her experience at Windsor as a student, and also appreciated the opportunity to continue playing the sport she loves.
“My time at Windsor as a student has been great! I’m fortunate to be in the Concurrent program and I love every second of it. So far, online classes have not kept me from being able to connect with my professors. This is my first year as a UWindsor athlete. I am very thankful for the ability to play fastpitch once again and enjoy the sport that I love dearest.”