An Oklahoma Sooners softball player is speaking out after her team went viral for sharing their message of faith leading up to the team securing its third consecutive national title.
Infielder Grace Lyons joined “America’s Newsroom” to discuss how her team has used faith to play a central role in the players’ victories and perseverance on and off the field.
“At this high level, there’s a lot that is expected of us,” Lyons told host Dana Perino Tuesday. “There’s so much work that goes in, and the team really has to rally around each other, and the coolest thing is that we’re united in faith.”
The Oklahoma team ended the season with the fewest losses of any NCAA champion, and set a record for win percentage. The only other program to secure three consecutive victories is UCLA.
But even despite the incredible success, Lyons credited God for the team’s ultimate victories.
She responded that she is excited to be getting married in the coming weeks, although that is just a small snapshot of what lies ahead.
“Softball… was my mission field for the last few years, and I’m just excited to see where he has me next,” Lyons said. “I’m going to be involved in FCA – Fellowship of Christian Athletes – [to] make an impact on young kids and also college athletes.”