Marisa Lister “Marta” began her Softball playing career with the Central Saanich Association, moving to the Island Devils in 2004 to play Midget A ball. Taking off her first year of Junior eligibility to travel with her family in Italy, she returned this past season, with great drive and determination.
At the 2008 BC Junior Provincial Championships, she dominated the event with her pitching skill and technique and her offensive play. With the Canadian berth secured, she was an active member of the Island Devils team who, as a group, raised over $30,000 for the trip to the National Championships in PEI – a player on and off the field.
Marisa was focused and determined at the event, always positive and reflective of the game, which proved to be rewarding – the 2008 Junior Women’s Fastball Championship Top Pitcher” award, with a bronze medal for the team.
Marisa is in her final year of the Bachelor of Nursing program at Brenau University (NAIA), excelling both academically and athletically, collecting many awards in both disciplines. She had been offered scholarships to continue with her Masters of Nursing, an additional 2 years at the same University, during which time she would be a member of the coaching staff for the Softball team, returning her skill and love of the game to others.
A worthy recipient of the Senior Athlete of the Year for 2008 is Marisa Lister.