Softball Team is Optimistic and Prepared for Season

Lauren Dahlberg-Seeth

It’s a new year, and the Miramonte softball team is ready for a fresh start. With a previous record of 3-17, the Lady Mats are ready to step up their game this season. Out of the 26 girls that initially tried out, the varsity team selected 17.

“Tryouts lasted about three weeks,” said Kim Miller, the team parent. “We had to make a few cuts, and some people dropped out, but the outcome was very positive overall.”

Out of the selected team members, seven are returning from last year. These veteran players, five of which are seniors, bring maturity to the team and share their knowledge and experience with the younger athletes.

“The whole team seems very motivated and willing to work,” said Miller. “Everyone has a positive attitude about the upcoming season.”

Although the future of this team looks bright, the pre-season games are expected to be a challenge.

“Some of our players are still committed to other varsity sports,” said returning player Anna Blain ‘11. “Also, our coach will probably be switching around everyone’s positions to find the best fit.”

Nonetheless, the Lady Mats plan on giving their best effort during the preseason games. With plenty of time before facing their toughest competition, Campo and Alhambra, the varsity girls will work on improving their weak points, as well as perfecting their strengths.

“We’ve got a solid infield, and everyone has a great attitude,” said captain Kristine Miller ‘12. “Over the season we’ll probably work mostly on our batting and running.”

With only one preseason game under their belt, the varsity softball team is looking forward to a productive season.