Arionna McElroy has been one of Mustang’s most versatile players.
After starting in the outfield last season as a junior, there was no hesitation when coach Lacy Darity moved McElory behind the plate to play catcher in 2023. The McNeese State -commit thrived offensively and defensively and has helped lead the Broncos to the Class 6A state tournament.
McElroy hit for a .376 average this season with 12 doubles, one home run, and 21 RBI. She scored a team-high 31 runs and only struck out three times. She was also a force defensively behind the dish.
But what about her favorite TV show? Who does she listen to when getting hyped for games? What is her favorite aspect about being a Bronco?
Check out the answers to these questions and more below!
Q: What is your favorite hobby outside of softball?
I honestly don’t have a favorite hobby.
Q: What is your favorite moment playing softball?
Hitting a home run my sophomore year. It felt so unreal and everyone was cheering. It was just a different experience.
Q: What is the best aspect about being a Mustang softball player?
Playing the sport you enjoy with the people you enjoy. It makes the sport 10 times more fun and enjoyable.
Arionna McElory drives a ball during a game at the Mustang Softball Complex in 2022. McElroy is a McNeese State-commit and helped lead the Broncos to the Class 6A state tournament this season. (Photo by Ron Lane / Lane Images)
Q: What is your favorite sports team?
Oklahoma State University football.
Q: Who is your biggest inspiration?
My sister and mother. They have guided me through everything my whole life and I definitely wouldn’t be here without them.
Q: Favorite breakfast cereal?
Q: Favorite movie and TV show?
Movie: “The Lego Movie.” TV Show: “The Umbrella Academy.”
Q: Favorite music artist?
Q: Favorite ice cream flavor?
Cookies and Cream.
Q: What are your plans after high school? College? If so, what are you wanting to study?
I plan on attending McNeese State University to play college softball at the D1 level. I also plan on studying sonography and nursing. I feel like I can see myself enjoying a job in that field.
Q: Do you have any siblings? Do they play sports?
I have three older sisters and only one of them played sports. Her name is Rebecka Satterlee and she played soccer in high school.
Q: Did your parents play sports in high school or college?
My mother ran track and my dad played football at the University of North Texas.
Q: What sports did you grow up playing?
I played soccer and basketball and also danced. I also still run track.
Q: Are you originally from Oklahoma? Have you lived or grown up in Mustang your entire life?
I have always lived in Oklahoma, but I was born in Tulsa and later moved to Texas. I have lived in Mustang since grade school.
Q: Do you play and other sports for Mustang?
Track and field.
Q: Are you committed to play somewhere in college? If so, where? If not, what schools do you have in mind or have interest in?
I am committed to McNeese State University.
Q: Where is a place you have always wanted to visit?
Japan. They have such a different way of living and it’s beautiful there.
Q: Who would you vote for as best athlete at MHS – boys and girls?
I’m not sure as far as girls. For boys, I would say Mustang football player Zachery Warren.
Q: What are some of the best aspects of playing for coach Lacy Darity and the Mustang coaching staff?
They are very understanding and great coaches. Playing for them over the years, I can almost call some of them family.
Q: What are some of the best aspects of playing with this group of seniors?
I’ve played with almost all of them my whole life. Whether it be on different travel ball teams or a different middle school team.