Former Bulldog Hannah Day signs with Troy

Published: Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:11 AM.

"She's strong, a hard worker, committed," he said. She's a coach's player. She's the kind of player coaches like.

"She's my daughter, but I'm going to talk to you as a coach. She's that person you can depend on to be at practice every day with a great attitude. She's going to come to work every day. She's going to give her best all the time and she's not going to go out and do something stupid and hurt the team."

When asked, Dexter also was quick to list some areas of Hannah's game where she can improve.

Among those things were improving her bat speed, as she will see faster pitching at Troy than she's seen at Northwest Florida State. He also said she needs to work on hitting the outside pitch that might be a little away from her.

Defensively, Dexter said Hannah should continue to work on the things that have gotten her this far, such as blocking the ball in front of the plate and getting her throws off quicker when trying to throw out a base runner.

Stepping back into the role of dad, Dexter expressed his pride in what Hannah has accomplished. 

"I'm just happy for her to be able to experience what I've experienced (being successful)," he said. "It's not about softball. Let's take softball away from it and you've got the work ethic that you've done this. You will carry that (work ethic) the rest of your life.

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