Natalie Young (’08) was in the seventh grade when she first announced to Women’s Basketball Coach Jody Martinez that she would someday play for him at Bethel.

Young’s declaration may have seemed ambitious but she was right – she not only played for him, she became a standout on the team and set many records during her time as a Lady Pilot. However, the thing that Young found the most meaningful about her time at Bethel was not the personal records or the team wins. It was the coaches and the team members who became a family.

Watch this video to hear more of Young’s story: