'A dream come true' | clarionledger.com | The Clarion-Ledger: "'The thing about her is that she loves to compete,' Jackson said about the player who helped lead the Lady Mustangs to back-to-back Class 5A state championships as a junior and a senior.
'She competes hard every day. Sometimes your good players may get hurt or get tired or not play hard, but she never complains. I'd ask her if she was tired and she would always say 'no ma'am' and would just always keep working.'
David and Cassandra Barrett noticed that same work ethic when LaSondra was five, playing in a 7-year-old T-ball league with older sister Davida.
She was playing in shallow center field when a batter blasted the ball to the outfield wall. Barrett tracked down the ball at the fence, sprinted her way back towards the infield and tagged the runner out right before he (yep, it was a boy) crossed home plate.
'I knew then she had a gift to be a good athlete,' said David Barrett.
Not that Barrett's athleticism should have come as a surprise considering her bloodlines.
Her father was a defensive back at Jackson State. Her first cousin is Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell."