Girls softball looks strong in pre-season

Eric Klocek, Staff Reporter

Though the girls softball team has gone through many rough seasons, the Lady Warriors were capable of having their best season last year with a record of 19-6 and made an appearance in the sectional finals, where they fell to the Whiting Oilers.

The Lady Warriors come into the 2014 softball season with a new head coach, BNI Alum, Rich Sobilo, a very talented freshman class, led by freshman Brittany Anderson, and a lot of leadership coming through their senior class. The softball program is on an uprise at the Institution and the ladies can’t wait for the season to begin.

The Lady Warriors will have a target on their backs this year, with them being conference champs from the 2013 season and sectional runner ups. Their leadership will come from the seven seniors they have returning on the roster from the 2013 season. The softball team didn’t graduate any seniors in the 2013 season and the leadership came through the Junior class. With that leadership, the ladies are well prepared and ready for anything that will come at them in the 2014 softball season. This group of seniors have played with each other on the Bishop Noll Softball program for all four years and have the experience they need to take the team far not only during the season, but also in the State tournament. The senior class will not be the only key factors in the softball squad, but also the underclassmen. The lady warriors will have three returning players, as Sophomores, that played at the varsity level as Freshman. They have that one year of experience they need to help the lady warriors accomplish their goals in the 2014 softball season.

With this experience, new head coach that knows the game, and a great senior class, the lady warriors know what their goals are for the 2014 softball season and they can’t wait for it to begin.