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Senior Spotlight: Chiles' Sierra Jevyak reflects on softball memories, looks forward to future

Posted at 7:50 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 19:50:54-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — After six months of rehab, Chiles senior Sierra Jevyak was finally cleared to play softball, and although she won't be able to come back as a Timberwolf, she's looking forward to the next step at Chipola College.

"When Dr. Oberste told me that I was cleared, I looked at him and said, 'There's no way,'" said Jevyak. "It was just a happy moment for me."

After six months of rehab from ACL surgery, Jevyak can finally play softball again.

"It made those six months worth this," Jevyak said. "Now I can be back where I love on the field."

A field where she'll never wear a Chiles uniform again.

"It doesn't feel real at all," said Jevyak.

The standard she helped set was very real: Three straight District titles and two Sweet Sixteen appearances.

"I think we would have had a chance to win Districts again, and be in the District Tournament and go on to Regionals," Jevyak said.

The accomplishments will stand, but Jevyak's time as a Timberwolf is over. The next chapter is Chipola College where she'll be a Chipola Lady Indian.

"I know that I'm going into a college where they've won National Championships before, and I know that I have a chance to win one," Jevyak said. "Even though I didn't get to win a State Championship, that was my goal all four years. Now, I have bigger and better dreams."

Dreams that came up short at Chiles, but one Jevyak's thankful to keep living.

"I'm 100," said said. "I'm ready to show everybody I'm coming back. It's my comeback for me."

A comeback that's cleared and ready to go.

Jevyak said one of her favorite memories at Chiles is winning the 2018 District Championship by way of walk-off over rival Lincoln.