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Unfinished business

Despite losing senior season, Aguilar to continue softball career at TLU

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Losing the majority of her senior season won’t be the end of Andrea Aguilar’s softball story. Though it was certainly devastating to Aguilar, her teammates and seniors all over the country, she will be continuing her playing days as a walk-on at Texas Lutheran University (TLU), something she never really envisioned.

“I was just looking for a school at first,” Aguilar said, referring to simply continuing her education following graduation from Cuero High School. “I really wasn’t planning on playing softball at all at the collegiate level. TLU has a good nursing school. That’s what I was looking for in a school.”

While a future of collegiate softball awaits Aguilar, she is certainly still saddened by missing her final high school season.

“Senior year is definitely something people look forward to sports-wise: senior night, getting to play your last year of high school,” she said. “It was hard not being able to play, because I felt like we had a pretty good team. We could’ve went pretty far in the playoffs. It was hard not being able to finish it out.”

As a sophomore, Aguilar was the starting second baseman as Cuero reached the regional finals for the second time in school history. There were more great expectations for this year’s team, before the coronavirus pandemic not only ended their season but closed school.

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