Ranch reflection – Fast year for LRHS softball seniors

Ranch Reflections are articles written by students who want to share their experiences, thoughts, and concerns. This is a great opportunity for students to branch out beyond traditional news stories.  This edition features a “Mustang Ahead” staff member’s reflections on her last season opener.

Madison Koczersut – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- There comes a time where everyone gets to do something for the last time. For many high school softball players, unless they plan to play in college, senior year will be the very last time playing.

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LRHS seniors (l to r) Emily Hughes, Maddie Koczersut, Abby Misiura, Kayla Howald, Alexis Schwab, Madison Schaefer are starting their final season.

As one of the seniors of the LRHS softball team, I understand how they all feel. Mustang softball is an amazing experience and it will be sad when it comes to an end.

LRHS senior Kayla Howard said, “I am sad, but excited at the same time because this is my last year playing in green and black. My goal for the season is to go to states and have one of the best seasons. I will miss all the relationships with the players. My plan after high school is to continue my softball career at Campbell University.”

LRHS senior Madi Schafer said, “I am sad, but excited to see what this season has in store for us. My goal for this season is to be a team leader and make this one of my best years yet. I will miss pre-game meals, traveling with the girls, and most of all stepping on the field with my favorite people. I plan on farthing my academic and athletic career at the State College of Florida.”

Personally, I will miss playing for the high school I have represented the past four years. I have been on varsity since my freshman year and have learned a lot, not just about the sport but about diversity and teamwork.

My goal this season is to win a state championship. I plan on continuing my athletic career at the State College of Florida.

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