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BHS’ Doyle commits to Stanford and softball

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By Steve Smith

As Brighton High School’s softball season moves toward league play, there’s one less item on Chloe Doyle’s plate.

She’s been accepted at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, where she plans to continue playing softball.

She won’t sign her later of intent until the fall.

“The process with Stanford is a little different this year,” she said. “All athletes must be admitted into the school through the rigorous application process before you can sign with the team.

Since she’s been in high school, Doyle attended many university camps. But none stood out like Stanford’s.

“Since then, I have attended more camps there and love it more every time I go,” she said. “I am so honored and humbled that I have the opportunity to play (NCAA) D1 softball for a Pac-12 team and receive my college education from one of the top schools in the nation.”

When Doyle began the process of finding a college, Florida State University was at the top of her list.

“I also loved the coaching staff there,” she said. “The only way I could have played there was to walk on to the team and try out because they had already filled their verbals (verbal commitments) for 2020 and had no money left.”

But it’s not all bad.

“Even though Colorado is and always will be my home, I have always wanted to go out of state for college,” she said. “My dream has been to play for a coastal team, I love the ocean and the warm weather.”

Doyle hasn’t officially declared a major yet but is leaning toward something in engineering.

“I love math and science, but I do not know what I really want to focus on yet,” Doyle said. “I am so excited about my future. I would not say that I am nervous or scared. I have always been very independent and my parents have done an excellent job preparing me for what is ahead.”

Doyle described herself as a person who does not relax.

“When I verbally committed to Stanford, I started working harder on my softball skills,” she said. “There are always others that work harder and are better than you are, so I want to make sure that I am fully prepared for what is ahead. I don’t ever want to say that I failed because I did not work hard enough.

“I am so happy that my decision has been made and my application has been accepted though, now I can focus on school and softball.

“There have been many people to thank for my success,” she concluded. “Striving for the best in school and sports is not always an easy road! I have had so many people who have been on my side and wanted me to succeed, they have been amazing.”