Karissa Fiegener exits Piedmont as two-time Gatorade state softball player of the year.

Piedmont softball coach Keith Coleman isn’t used to seeing many young players like Karissa Fiegener. 

Despite still being in middle school when she met Coleman, Fiegener’s potential was easy to spot. 

One thing was clear to the coach — Fiegener was going to be a star in high school. 

“We knew right away (when she was) in seventh grade that she was going to be a special kid,” Coleman said. “Just extremely talented. Has every tool needed for this sport.” 

Fiegener went on to start at shortstop as a freshman, helping Class 5A Piedmont claim its first-ever softball state title