Softball has High Hopes for Upcoming Season
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With the Warriors’ first game is coming up within the next 2 and half weeks, the team has nothing but high expectation considering the Warriors have qualified for counties, districts, and/or states within the past 10+ years.
Plus, with new coaches Jeff Dierdorff and Holly Long, the Warriors feel they will be pushed to even greater lengths. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week were the official tryouts for the both JV and Varsity teams. Most of the team consists of returning seniors and juniors who were on the team the previous year. With an almost full team, spots are limited, and just like any other year, the talent is on a high level.
Seniors Lily Yoakum, Ally Kerr and Maddy Staub dished out the juice on the new Varsity Coaches as well as the team’s expectations.
“The coaches are trying. They know it won’t be easy coming into a new scene and building a new program from the ground up in one season, but they are prepared and are working just as hard as we are to put this team together in the right way.”
“The coaches are ready for the season, and they seem to have a good plan. My expectations are to win because we have the talent and potential to, and to, of course, advance to post-season play,” said Kerr.
“We have nine returning players so we’re hoping to refine the talent we already have plus the new talent that we have coming in this season,” said Staub.
As a district qualifying team last season, the Warriors are looking to go even farther this year. With the majority of the team being seniors, there is an even greater urge to bring home the title, and with the talent and new coaching, the Warriors have the potential to be in the running as the best team in the league.
Until that can actually be proven, the team is going to have to continue to work hard and focus on one game at a time. Their first game is March 28 at home against the Kennard Dale Rams.