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March 22nd, 2023


Local high school athlete puts pen to paper
Carmen Duffey commits to Salem College

By Kelly Bledsoe

It’s that time of year again, when high school athletes put pen to paper and commit to their school of choice with a National Letter of Intent (NLI). Last week South Davidson senior Carmen Duffey did just that.

Carmen will be attending Salem College where she will be playing softball and basketball. She will be studying Health Science with intentions of a degree in Occupational Therapy.

Carmen is a very committed multi-sport athlete at South. She says the highlight of her Wildcat career is, “Earning All-Conference in volleyball, basketball and softball at least once, and earning Pitcher of the Year last year in softball.”

Carmen is excited to continue playing at the next level, and grateful for all the support she has received during her high school years to prepare her. “I would really like to thank my family for providing me with the opportunity to play my sports and for my mom and dad for pushing me even when I thought I didn’t want to.” She also appreciates all of her coaches through the years who have helped her grow as an athlete. “None of this would be possible without their help,” she adds.

Carmen has been an exemplary role model for underclassman during her four years at South. She is a true team leader and an inspiration to aspiring athletes. She hopes her teammates will, “Enjoy the time you have on the fields and courts. It goes by quickly. Always have confidence in yourself and don’t be afraid to reach for your dreams.”

Carmen’s mom and dad, Alison and Robert, are very proud of their daughter and of her accomplishments. “She has been working hard for this for as long as we can remember. We look forward to watching her grow and continue to chase her dreams academically and athletically.”              


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