Softball team looks at a rebuilding year

Megan Meskill, staff writer

After losing five key players last year, the girls’ softball team is working on finding their identity by growing and developing as individuals and together as a team.

The girls went through the tryout process, which started on March 14, and lasted for four days. Head coach Adrian Wagner, along with his assistant Mr. Bowler, chose the top 13 girls to be on the team. “This is the most full-time girls we will have had on varsity in my seven seasons,” said Wagner.

With eight new girls on the team, the season will be a very important growing year for the program. “Not much is the same as it was a year ago, and so we are basically starting from scratch on a lot of fronts and really need to find an identity,” said Wagner.

Although there are many new faces on the team this season, the coaches and players have faith in the team to improve and surprise some teams as the season goes along. “We’ve already improved from the first day, so I think we’ll do pretty good this season,” says junior captain Grace Gallagher.

Although they lost a few key players, the team hopes they can grow as a team and play to their full potential. “Hopefully if we continue to grow and work hard and improve, we will play with more and more confidence and show that we are maybe a little better team than some people thought we might be this season,” said Wagner.