Phyllis Textor

Phyllis and Alice Textor
Phyllis Textor played a major role in helping Creekwater Dispensary earn a trip to the women�s national slowpitch softball tournament in Elk Grove, Calif., in 1974.

Phyllis, born on June 12, 1954 in Bowling Green, Ohio, played catcher for Creekwater from 1977 until approximately 1985. She earned state tournament Most Valuable Player honors twice, played on teams that won several state and regional tournament, and participated in four national tournaments.

She graduated from Federal Way High School in 1972 and from Western Washington University in 1978. She played collegiate tennis for four years, winning the Northwest college doubles championship, and also played basketball for three years. She also played USVBA open division volleyball for five years and is now an avid golfer.

"Playing softball in Tacoma was a true highlight of my athletic years," she wrote. "I had the benefit of tremendous coaching, great teammates, and was able to play at the highest caliber of slowpitch for many years. I think I was truly at my best playing softball in Tacoma and later in Bellingham, and when I look back on my athletic career, softball holds the most special place in my heart."

Phyllis lives in LaConner and works as a high school principal in the Bellingham School District.