Juniors step into senior softball leadership positions

Abby Finlayson, Entertainment Editor

   The 2018 Ladycat Softball team contains underclassmen,  10 juniors and no seniors.

   Alli Blaufuss, Ashlyn Stevensn, Delaney Hess, Jaleigh Conkle,  Julia Gilman, Kassi Coons, Kirsten Young, Olivia Link, Paige Sloyer, Sawyer Young are all of the upperclassmen of the 2018 season.

   “Since there are no seniors, the juniors are filling that role,” said Mike Thorne, the assistant coach.

   He went on to describe the characteristics of a leader. Coach Thorne says to be a leader, “you need to be willing to push people to their best.”

   The juniors have stepped up, but really anybody can be a leader, added head coach Dave Watkins.

   For the 2018 softball season, the team’s motto is “We over Me.” This goes hand in hand with what Coach Thorne had to say.

   “We over me!” repeated Ashlyn, as she and the others will say many times this seson.

   “I’m excited for the next two years,” said Julia.

Jaleigh Conkle dicusses pitches with Myka Watkins. (PHOTO: C. Withers)