Rachel Monroe– Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH FL.)- Following the second day of tryouts, the official junior varsity (JV) and varsity softball teams were announced
|Junior Varsity (JV) Roster||Grade||Varsity Roster||Grade|
|Tatum Basista||Jr.||Avery Goelz||Sr.|
|Jayla Daoust||So.||Payton Kinney||Sr.|
|Katie Murphy||So.||Taylor Woodring||Sr.|
|Kaylen Hasty||So.||Brooklyn Lucero||Sr.|
|Allison Van Hatten||So.||Claire Davidson||Sr.|
|Colby Brooks||So.||Rachel Monroe||Sr.|
|Grace Kelly||Fr.||Kali Reis||Sr.|
|Amanda Lee||Fr.||Emma Anthony||Sr.|
|Isabel Dionne||Fr.||McKenzie Clark||Sr.|
|Jessica Wagner||Fr.||Marissa Addison||Sr.|
|Kasey Barndt||Fr.||Jillian Herbst||Jr.|
|Madilyn Gemme||Fr.||Faith Ross||Jr.|
|Mallory Martin||Fr.||Sydney McCray||So.|
|Naomi Whinery||Fr.||Grace Hogie||So.|
|Natalie Crestani||Fr.||Taylor Shepard||So.|
|Olivia Ryan||Fr.||Ella Coiner||So.|
|Peyton Knight||Fr.||Kelsey Vogel||So.|
The team is currently ranked first in the state and seventh nationally by MaxPreps.
In a MaxPreps preseason interview, head coach T.J. Goelz commented on the strengths of the team, “Experience. Talent. Power. Pitching. Defense. Speed.”
The team returns 8 of 9 starters from last year’s team that was ranked #1 in the country by Maxpreps and multiple publications for most of the year. That team won 30 straight games before losing in the state final game.
Coach TJ has high expectations for this year’s team, “The team will have power 1 thru 9 in the lineup with the potential of multiple players having double digit homeruns. All 4 Division 1 signee pitchers will return including the state Pitcher of the Year.”
The Mustangs softball team will have their first official game of the season Wednesday, Feb. 19, at home against Charlotte High School.
The junior varsity (JV) team will begin at 4:45 p.m. with varsity following at 7 p.m.