Spring Sports Preview: Girls’ Softball

Samantha Neiswonger, Contributor

This year’s 2017 Redbank Valley Softball Team roster includes the following players:

Seniors:  Maycee Shumaker #33, Kara Hicks #25, Lauren Rearick #24, Alyssa Burkett #8, Izabella Shaffer #12, Caitlyn Colwell

Juniors:  Lexi Holt #14, Kaia Rearick #4, Sami Leasure #11

Sophomores:  Kristen Shaffer #17, Shylie Shreckengost #2, Torilynne Nelson #15, Hope Spence #5, Jennie Dinger #26, Torrie Sayers

Freshmen:  Becca Kunselman, Elizabeth Brooks, and Lauren Smith.

March 30 is the team’s first game at A-C Valley. Coach Sayers shared his preseason thoughts:

Q: What is your goal for the upcoming season?

A: Our goal is the same as every year. To be a better team at the end of the season compared to the beginning of the season–and to win a KSAC and District 9 title.

Q: Are there any outstanding players you see this season?

A: We believe in a team concept, so all of my players our considered outstanding.

Q: How long have you been coaching?

A: This will be my 13th  year as head coach. I was the assistant coach for four years before coming head coach.
Q: What do you think that you can learn from being apart of softball?

A: Sports are a lot like life, and if you can over the obstacles in sports, it will help in life after sports.