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CREEDMOOR Olivia Daniel has found a home on the North Carolina Central University Eagles softball team.

Daniel, who played for South Granville from 2014-16, was named to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information all-state second team recently and earned first team all-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference honors.

Daniel was the designated hitter during her high school career and played first base as well.

After a brief stint with the University of Rhode Island softball team, Daniel returned home and landed at NCCU. Daniel’s productivity as a designated player soared during her sophomore season in Durham.

Daniel had an impressive statistic line that included a .367 batting average in her first season at NCCU. Her batting average placed her in eighth place in the MEAC. She boasted a .504 slugging percentage and .404 on-base percentage and led the teams with 51 hits this season.

Daniel finished her sophomore season with 30 RBIs, 16 runs, four doubles and five home runs. She batted .438 in conference play with 17 RBI in 15 MEAC games. Daniel led the Lady Eagles with 15 multi-hit games and an eight-game hitting streak.