I hope you are all doing well and have enjoyed following our team thus far! I've had a very good feeling about this group of young women since fall ball, and they keep on proving that feeling right. Not only have we had some fantastic success on the field, but more importantly, this team has become a true softball family!
Pre-season practice started off strong, as we approached our first week's 6am gym slot with enthusiasm. We focused on doing the little things right, improving our fundamentals and confidence and becoming closer as a team. We tried something new this year, adding two indoor games in the middle of February. It was refreshing to play someone other than each other! Though we left the day with two losses, we learned a lot about our team and took it into the next couple weeks of practices. Much to our surprise and joy- many of those practices were outside!
A few other records were broken as well. Though they're two of the most humble players I know, I have to brag on them a bit. Congratulations to Erin for breaking the career records for hits, RBIs and strike outs, and congratulations Izzy for breaking the career steals record! The best part about it is that these two young women only care about the records if they help the team succeed- and they certainly have!
Our performance was impressive, but I am most proud of our team dynamic. We played strong teams, but it was the focus on OUR game that helped us succeed. Even in the face of adversity, this team stuck together and came back even stronger. These ladies have each others' backs, and that bond will carry us through the remainder of our season!