Archers softball winds up for spring season

Posted on 24 October 2017 by admin

Despite many players out with injuries, coach has ‘big expectations’


By: Ashley Biundo
Sports Editor


As preseason comes to an end, STLCC Archers softball is gearing up for their spring season. Head Coach Kristi Swiderski is helping them prepare for tough

“I have big expectations between the girls that are here from last year and the girls that are coming in this year. Talent wise, we’ve got all the ability in the world,” said Swiderski.

According to Swiderski, her team has already faced some challenges this fall despite the season having not even started yet.

“Over half of our team is out with injuries, which is why we had a Missouri Baptist player out in right field for the second game,” said Swiderski. “If we get healthy, I think the sky’s the limit.”

Currently two players are returning from surgery, with another going into surgery and a second potentially going in. Swiderski said that the strength of her team in the spring will be determined by how well her players heal in the offseason.

Some new freshmen players have already shown their potential, according to Swiderski.

“Sara Shepard, she is pretty dominant on the mound,” said Swiderski. “I think Chloe Johnson and Sarah Goers as far as hitting. They can hit the ball over the fence at any time. Abbey Lavely can hit the ball over the fence also but she is very consistent hitter and she will do a great job at shortstop for us. Anna Counts can drop a punt like no other.”

Archers softball season officially begins this spring.


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