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Shepherds Don’t Sit in 2020

Team Shepherds – July 2020

Team Shepherds was anxious to get back on the ballfield to chase those college scholarship dollars. Our girls were ready to play, with a 6-0 win, another 8-2 win, and a 3-4 loss; we came out of COVID lockdown fired up! Let’s see what we can do next week…

Using small group and socially distant practice to stay ready

Braynka Brown – Class of 2019

Braynka Brown – Class of 2019

High School: Lee County High School

Hometown: Sanford, NC

Bats/Throws: R/R

Plays: Pitcher, Third

Braynka gave the Shepherds a much needed boost in 2018 and 2019 when she dominated the circle and helped to move our program from obscurity to being the “talk of the fastpitch circuit”. She received a full-ride scholarship to play softball for the Fayetteville State University Broncos, where as a Freshman had an exceptional start to her career at FSU.

STEM Careers for Us!

If STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) careers are all top 10 of the highest paid careers, and underrepresented groups are behind in obtaining STEM related career training; how will we ever reach economic equality?

Team Shepherds has been working to spread the word about STEM educational and scholarship opportunities that exist for people of color, and we want to expand our reach to more and younger minority boys and girls, but we need your help.

Our Solution:
Engagement + Experience + Empowerment + Education = Economic Equality

ENGAGING our youth early, in hands-on STEM EXPERIENCES at real corporations, EMPOWERED by professionals who look like them. Then connect them to STEM EDUCATION opportunities and scholarships, in pursuit of true ECONOMIC EQUALITY!

To learn more about our youth SSTEAM (Sports Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) programs, check us out at www.SSTEAM.org

Sign up for our FIRST Robotics Program here:




LaShonda Parker – Class of 2018

LaShonda Parker  #4

Class of 2018 – Graduate of Panther Creek High School

Hometown: Morrisville, NC

Bats/Throws: R/R

Plays: Catcher, OF

GPA/SAT/ACT: GPA 4.0

LaShonda, aka LaLa is currently a Dean’s List Student at NC A&T University in the Bio-Engineering program! She continues to set a great example for up and coming Shepherds.