Sequoits To Battle Rivals

Tough softball games to watch as the 2018 season begins.


With last year’s varsity softball team’s staggering 22-9 record, this year’s team has big shoes to fill. These next 30 games promise to have new found teamwork and cooperation.

Junior Megan Lawrence is excited for this year’s season and is looking forward to helping other players especially.

“I always have a positive attitude and [at the right times] tend to mess around a little when everyone is getting too uptight or nervous,” Lawrence said. “My coach also compliments me on how hard I work, therefore, sometimes I push some of the other girls.”

With ten new players added to the roster, there are many blooming friendships and experiences to look forward to.

“It’s always fun when softball season comes back around because I get to rekindle friendships with my team,” junior Piper Foote said. “It’s fun to get back together with my softball family and relive memories and start new inside jokes about Rocco and the countless other crazy things we do.”

With the regular season starting March 13 and ending on May 17, the girls have a long season to tune their skills and adjust their game plans as they go through the season. The girls also have tough competition ahead of them, such as crosstown rivals Lakes Community High School. They will have an attempt to crush the rush when playing them on April 17 and May 10. In addition to Lakes, the girls will be facing off against rivals Grayslake North High School on April 24 and May 17, which is also their last regular season game.

Parents as well are looking forward to see how Antioch’s softball team will evolve. For example, senior Marisa Harris’ mom, Christina Harris, claims that this team has determination to give it their all.

“I think the girls will do really well this year,” Harris said. “They have a lot of strong players that will help bring a lot of wins this season.”

In addition, junior Addison Hammock’s mom agrees with Harris, saying that the team is experienced and well-rounded.

“I’m excited for the upcoming softball season because most, if not all, of the varsity players are experienced fastpitch travel ball players,” Cheryl Ring said. “They should be a solid team this year.”

This year’s softball team shows great signs of having an eventful season full of positive surprises.