This year’s softball program has more participants compared to last year; 21 players are currently practicing at the South Campus’ lower gym, allowing the team to have both a varsity and junior varsity team.
“The team is smaller and younger than they’d like to be,” said head coach Mike DiNardo. “But they’re trying to look towards the positives.”
“Kaylee Harnack, who was unable to play on the varsity softball team last year because of her transfer, will most likely be one of the stronger players,” DiNardo said.
A few other key team players coming back from last year are senior captain Emily Mortenson, first baseman, sophomore captain Kate Pryor, a shortstop and sophomore Alex Pluntz, outfielder.
“We have a lot of question marks, we’ll see how it goes,” said DiNardo, “We’re not sure who’s going to do the bulk of the pitching, that will probably be Kaylee Harnack. We’re going to need other pitchers, and catchers to step up; I feel pretty good about the other positions, but our pitcher and catcher will just be an experience that those two positions will have.”