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LUCI WELDON/The Warren Record

Warren County High School senior Nicky Heisler, seated, signs to play softball with the N.C. A&T Aggies. Pictured behind her, from the left, are Paul Plummer, WCHS dean of students and assistant athletic director; Bruce Cozart, coach of AAFP Elite travel softball team; Herley Moss, WCHS softball coach; Fernando Harrison, WCHS assistant softball coach; Kim Heisler, Nicky’s mother; Willie McConnell, Nicky’s brother; Fred Heisler, Nicky’s father; Wanda Carroll, athletic director; and WCHS coach Terrance McCormick, Nicky’s training coach.

Warren County High School softball standout Nicky Heisler, during an April 11 ceremony, signed to play the sport at the college level at N.C. Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro.

The daughter of Kim and Fred Heisler of Macon, she has played softball much of her life, on parks and recreation, travel softball, Warren County Middle School and Warren County High School teams.

Heisler played softball and volleyball throughout her high school career with the Eagles. The versatile athlete added basketball this year.

With her multi-sport talents, Heisler has been honored at WCHS with Team Before Self and Hustle Awards, as well as All Conference honors.

In her senior year, she serves as student body president and is involved in a number of student activities.

Heisler said that visiting NCA&T cemented her decision to join the Aggies next season.

“I really like the family atmosphere there,” she said. “The coaches treated me like I was already on the team. I was very comfortable there.”

Eagles softball coach Herley Moss said that Heisler has primarily been the catcher for the WCHS team, but her skills allowed her to pitch for one game. He said that her knowledge of the game stands out, adding that her experience is unparalleled.

“She can play any position, wherever we need to put her,” Moss said. “She is very good. There is no drop-off (in any position). Her skills are very high.”

He added that he started working with Heisler as a pitching coach at Warren County Middle School and said that it has been great to coach someone with her skill set over the years.

Bruce Cozart, the coach of Heisler’s travel softball team, the AAFP Elite, said that she has played travel ball since she was 9 and described her as a coach’s dream for the leadership she provides on the field.

“She is very mature and hard-working,” he said. “When you put that with high academics, she will be successful in whatever she does in life.”