After four years with the Auburn Program, Carly McCondyssey is stepping away from softball, the sport he has played all his life. Her retirement announcement revealed her dejected inner state of affairs with the realities of her own college life. individual advantageous location.
Alabama native McCondy Sea joined the Tigers as a four-time All-State selection in 2019. In his first two seasons, he appeared in 51 games, primarily as a pinch hitter and backup infielder, before starting 56 of 57 games. In 2022, he will play as a left fielder and second baseman as a junior.
Unfortunately, McCondikey’s senior season didn’t go as well as she had hoped. Her role as a starter has shrunk. She will have just 119 plate appearances in 2023, compared to 136 plate appearances the year before.
Even as she continued to hit.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020 all collegiate athletes were granted a full exemption from eligibility for an additional year. McCondikie could return to Auburn next season, but it won’t.
Carly McCondysy can’t imagine spending another year in Auburn.
McCondickie announced in a Twitter thread Sunday night that he’s no longer wearing shoes. In doing so, she made it clear that she had no malice towards the Tigers fan base or the university.
But there is also resentment against seventh-year head coach Mickey Dean. McCondysy is also unhappy with the current system in which “student-athletes” must participate.
McCondysey has no interest in returning for a fifth season. Her decision stems from her treatment by Auburn’s coaching staff.
I have no interest or desire to play in my fifth year. This is what happens when you play in a program where you are benched as soon as you fail. A program that can’t be chased. It is a program that can only be seen from a sporting point of view, not from a personal point of view.
— Carly (@CMcCondichie) July 2, 2023
It has nothing to do with playing time.
This has nothing to do with playing time. If you need more proof,
If you’ve been to an Auburn game, stop by for afternoon practice. In my last week as a softball player, I was able to shag for two hours while selected players went to bat live. Don’t come looking for athletes.
— Carly (@CMcCondichie) July 3, 2023
McCondickie wants to heed a warning to future athletes, especially softball players considering previous programs.
Carly McCondickie says she Story.
McCondickie isn’t the first college athlete, current or former, to speak out about his experiences. Her story may be heartbreaking, but it’s not the same for everyone. A different Auburn softball player might have had a different experience, but McCondikie also noted a lot of transfers.
McCondysy is also strong enough to call for Dean’s dismissal.
McCondickie’s remarks were discouraging. If true, it doesn’t paint Auburn’s softball program in any good direction. This is disappointing for those involved in the program and everyone around them, but will it encourage change?
That’s what McCondysy wants.
Auburn Athletics has not responded to McCondikie’s allegations at this time. So is Dean.
This story will be updated if either party chooses to do so.