The Lady Bears Softball Team is back in season and better than ever. After a victorious season last school year, the softball team has made some changes, starting with the coaches.
Coaching the varsity team is Nick Wydra, health science teacher, and Jay Brady, father of team captain Jessica Brady. Coach Lauren Badia oversees the JV team.
At the end of the last season, several members left the team and there was a sense of disunity and a fear for what was to come of the Lady Bears. With the guidance of three new coaches and new team members, they are hoping to become undefeatable this season.
Coach Brady said, “We hope to win districts and beat our district rivals, Pace and St. Brendan. We are working really hard and we have a great team.”
Senior Mariah Hernandez said, “I feel like the team is really pulling together and is working hard and playing really well.”
The Lady Bears played their first pre-game on February 7th against Ronald Reagan High School, bringing their first victory of the season at 13-4.
Jessica Brady, senior and team captain, hopes to instill qualities in each member that they can use in and out of the field.
She said, “I hope I can teach them to be reasonable and try my best to set an example. I encourage them to do well in school and focus on their grades alongside their career in softball.”