Shining Star Senior Night: Iverson, Frampton and Johnson of NWC fastpitch

SPOKANE, Wash. — Being able to recognize senior spring athletes on 4 News Now matters to our team, the players, and the coaches. It’s incredible to see how much each individual means to the coaches that spend so much time trying to improve these high schoolers as athletes and people.

Northwest Christian’s Fastpitch coach Renee Stewart nominated her three seniors, who had a chance to become the first class to trophy in all four seasons at state.

Faith Iverson:  Iverson has a GPA of 3.56 and is a tireless leader who puts in a ton of individual work in the off-season.  Faith has played and started all four years for the Crusaders.  She has played third for the past two seasons and was a left fielder her freshman year.  Faith had an incredible catch during her freshmen year at State to seal a big win for our team.  In the last two years at third, she has made incredible plays that kept the Crusaders in tight games.  Last year, Faith hit in the 4-spot and ended the season with 4 home runs and a batting average of .400.  During one of our State games last season, Faith was given the sportsmanship award.  She also homered in a District and State game last season.  She was also named First-Team All-League in 2019.

Sydney Frampton: Frampton has a 4.0 GPA and is a quiet leader for the Crusaders who never lets her teammates doubt their potential.  Sydney has been a starter all four years and has played center field for the past three seasons.  She is a vacuum in the outfield and she has had some game-changing defensive plays, as well as crucial hits at the state tournaments. She seems to always deliver in the biggest moments and always has a smile on her face.  Last season, Sydney had a .450 batting average.  Sydney has also played Varsity soccer since she was a freshmen at NWC.

Jazlynn Johnson: Jaz has a GPA of 3.96 and has an incredible story.  Her family moved from Okanogan to Spokane this year and it would have been her first season playing for the Crusaders.  She was slated to hit in the leadoff spot and be the starting shortstop this year.  In Okanogan, Jaz was the starting shortstop as an 8th grader and never gave the spot back.  She was selected to the first-team All-League as an 8th grader and again in her sophomore and  junior years.  As an example of the impact she would have had, Jaz had never played soccer before coming to NWC and in her first season she led the team in goal to the State quarterfinals. For her efforts she was selected to the league first team as goalie. Over this past basketball season Jaz laced up her high tops for the first time ever and was a key contributor off the bench for a Crusader team that ended up placing 5th in the State 2B Basketball tournament.  Jaz will continue her softball career at Whitworth University.