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Softball spring season on deck

Photo by Andrew Collaku

As the sports season changes at South, Varsity Softball steps up to the plate stronger than ever, Dana Boehmer, Varsity Softball Head Coach, said.

This season, more girls wanted to try out, Boehmer explained. Because of this new interest, for the first time in six years, softball has three teams: freshmen, junior varsity, and varsity, she said.

“I’m excited about the new freshmen coming in,” Boehmer said. “We have really big numbers this year.”

This season, Boehmer made the decision to have no team captains, leaving the guiding role to the upperclassmen. This provides seniors the opportunity to demonstrate their team leadership, Boehmer explained.

“We have an awesome group of seniors,” Boehmer said. “I’m excited to see what their leadership brings to the table.”

This year’s varsity is ready to take on their tough competition, Boehmer said. The team is working hard to reach their goal of constant improvement this season, Boehmer said.

“Our goal is always to do a little bit better than we did [last season],” Boehmer said. “We have a chance at winning conference this year.”

With varsity’s next home game on March 30, they are rushing to prepare by fitting in all the practices they can, sophomore Carlin Endre, varsity outfielder said. With long and numerous practices, managing time is necessary throughout the beginning of the season, Endre explained.

“Softball is a time commitment,” Endre said. “Between practices every day after and before school, [it] is a sacrifice.”

The time spent together strengthens team relationships within the softball teams. South softball positively impacts players inside and outside of school, helping the athletes create teamwork skills, shortstop, senior Christina Korompilas, said.

“Being a part of [South’s] softball team has enhanced my collaboration skills, ability to work well, and encounter perseverance through any mistakes or struggles,” Korompilas said.

Because she’s a senior, Korompilas looks forward to doing everything she loves about softball one last time. Since softball is not just a team, it’s a family.

“I want to enjoy every aspect and take in all the moments that I get to spend with my teammates and coaches and create as many memories as I possibly can,” Korompilas said.

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