New Coach, New Season

Posted on 26 February 2014 by admin

The Lady Archers look to kick off a new softball season on a high note after a winning season

The Lady Archers softball team practices in the Meramec gym during Feb. 24. The Lady Archers will open the season on March 3 at 2 p.m. against the Missouri Baptist University JV Spartans at Meramec. Following the home opener, the Lady Archer travel on the road and return home on March 14. PHOTO | DAVID KLOECKENER

The Lady Archers softball team practices in the Meramec gym during Feb. 24. The Lady Archers will open the season on March 3 at 2 p.m. against the Missouri Baptist University JV Spartans at Meramec. Following the home opener, the Lady Archer travel on the road and return home on March 14. PHOTO | DAVID KLOECKENER

By: DAVID KLOECKENER
Asst. Sports Editor

The softball team has made it to another season with expectations of doing well. After having a postseason run that ended at the Regional XVI championship game, the Lady Archers will have seven returning players to help lead the team throughout the season.

First year Head Coach Sharon Marquardt is looking forward to it being a good season with the returning players and new recruits that were picked up in the fall.

“From last year’s team we have seven players. We have four pitchers (two freshmen, two sophomores) that are going to carry the weight of the team,” Marquardt said. “We have Nicole Willie who is the sophomore who will lead that group of four and Rebecca Vogt who is the freshman that will also help lead that group.”

When looking at the season as a whole, Marquardt went on to mention how the team is stacked with quality playing that would be a big part of the season.

Marquardt highlighted that while playing teams multiple times, Lady Archers will hopefully do well enough to take wins against other schools such as Jefferson College and other schools in Division I or II.

“We are in a conference with half Division I and half Division II schools. All the Division I teams are in our region so we play them four times out of the year. Jefferson College has always been a rival of ours in Division I. It would be nice to come out and take one from them,” Marquardt said. “We have a sound pitching and catching staff. We hit well in the fall so we are hoping it carries over to the spring.”

According to Marquardt, playing Division II teams multiple times in a season will take its toll throughout the season but is confident that the team is doing well and would start off the season on the right foot while playing the teams multiple times.”

“I think we are doing very well. Last fall we had a short 10 game season and did very well,” Marquardt said. “Sometimes you’d like to have that element of surprise but when you see teams four times a year, there’s no element of surprise. It’s going to be the best team that comes out to play that day who will win the ball game.”

 

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