2015 was a banner year for LadySaint softball! The girls were looking strong as they moved into SPC week with an 8-4 record.
Earlier this year Coach Doutlick said, “This is the best overall team I have had here at All Saints,” and it is apparent, as the girls have managed to back her up. Captain and Seton Hall signee Brianna Wallace led the team from the catcher position along with Co-Captain Katie Seliga who controlled things from center field.
The LadySaints were blessed to have a dominant starting pitcher in Marti King who was back on the mound after missing last year due to a torn ACL surgery. Coach Doutlick previously stated “…we expect great things from her,” and King looks like she rose to the occasion because she has killed it on the mound this year. When asked what she thought of Coach Doutlick’s expectations, King replied she “really did not want to let Coach D down” and “more importantly [she] hoped she fulfilled the expectation of being a leader for the team.”
Above all else, it seemed like this year’s group of girls had a good time and gelled as a team! King stated this has been one of the best sports teams she has been on, and that “she saw this diverse age group really accept one another and boost not only team morale, but make it a fun and enjoyable sport.” Diverse group is right. This year the Lady Saint team contained talented contributors from freshman to seniors, which, in the end, added to the enjoyable experience. When asked, third baseman Hannah Brown said her favorite moment this season “would have to be going to Oklahoma with the girls and coming back [home] with both wins.”
The LadySaint’s finished 1-2 in SPC this week. After a close loss in Game 1 of SPC, the girls shed a few tears with the seniors and cherished the fact that they at least had two more games to play together as a team.
In reflection, the LadySaint softball team had a great season this year. If they are able to build on their success this year, 2016 surely offers lots of promise!