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Crown Point freshman Anna Holloway commits to Notre Dame

Incoming Crown Point freshman Anna Holloway committed to play softball at Notre Dame on Wednesday. Her sister, Alexis, will be a freshman for the Fighting Irish this fall.

Just like her sister Alexis, Anna Holloway has committed to play college softball at Notre Dame.

Many, many months before ever taking part of a high school practice, workout or game.

Anna Holloway, an incoming freshman at Crown Point, will play for the Fighting Irish, just like her senior sister Alexis will this fall. Alexis Holloway recently led the Bulldogs to the Class 4A state championship.

"Honestly, no," Anna said when asked if there was any other college she wanted to play for. "From the moment Alexis committed there four years ago, I knew that's where I wanted to go. There's something incredible about that university. There couldn't be anywhere else I'd want to go."

If you think Anna Holloway plans on stepping into the circle like her sister, you'd be dead wrong. Anna started as a pitcher and lasted for just two years. She happily moved to shortstop.

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"I didn't get the pitching genes," Anna said with a laugh. "They didn't get passed on to me. I never fell in love with it like Alexis did."

Anna, like Alexis, credited her travel team, the Beverly Bandits, for allowing her to be the best player possible and for playing in places where the best compete. But getting to know the Irish coaching staff through her sister helped, too.

Now, it's just about being a Bulldog. For four more years.

"I got to know those girls, they're awesome and so is the coaching staff," she said of C.P. "If we work together like this year great things will happen. Winning a state championship is the ultimate goal for me."

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Steve has won awards during two different stints at The Times. In addition to being the Prep Beat columnist, he covers football, boys basketball and boys track. He is a long-suffering Cubs fan.