Lake Land College Assistant Coach
Softball: Member of Illinois State University’s Division 1 softball team. As a freshman in 2010 she was granted a Medical Hardship by the NCAA after a knee injury. In her redshirt freshman year (2011) she started 53 of 55 games at shortstop and belted her first-career home run at nationally ranked Georgia. As a RS Sophomore she appeared in 40 games and made 29 starts. As a RS Junior she appeared in 46 games, starting 45 and committed just three errors all season playing primarily third base, for a .975 fielding percentage. During her final year (2014) Bradley earned All-MVC honors. She hit .323 with 5 homeruns and 20 RBIs in MVC action. She was voted Illinois State University softball defensive player of the year and honorable mention Missouri valley conference scholar-athlete. She is a two-time NFCA Scholar Athlete and a four-time MVC honor roll honoree. Part of the ISU team that made 3 NCAA appearances with 2 regular season MVC championships.
Personal: Born July 23, 1991 ... Parents: Bert and Vickie Bradley ... Siblings: Kristi, Ryan and Scott ... Her mom Vickie is a kindergarten teach at Ridley elementary here in Mattoon… her father, Bert, played baseball at Lake Land College then continue his college career at Brigham Young University, was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 27th round of the 1979 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, played one season (1983) with the Oakland A's and currently serves as the minor league pitching coordinator for the San Francisco Giants ... her brother, Ryan, played baseball at Southern Illinois and now pitches in the San Francisco Giants' minor league system, while her sister, Kristi, played softball at Lake Land College (Ill.) and her and her husband Dan currently own and operate Premier Fast pitch Softball and Premier Sports Academy... Sara Bradley was a member of the AFNI Honor Roll appearing on the Dean’s List in the Spring of 2011-2014 and Fall of 2013.. She is a recent graduate of ISU….Major: biological sciences and Minor: Psychology.