Softball 2020 Preview

Rachel Nelson, Editor-In-Chief

North’s softball team had a good season last year finishing 4th in conference with a record of 12-6. This year, they have seven returning varsity players, one junior, one sophomore and four freshmen. Of the seven returners, there are four seniors: Lily Bakulski, Casey Neiber, Jocelyn Callahan and Emily Nipper. The other returners are Katie Konen (‘21), Kaleen Kelly (‘21) and Becca Schwarts (‘22). 

Also on the team are Rayley Effler (‘21), Jacquie Alvarez (‘22), Alexandra Blair (‘23), Marissa Long (‘23), Katelyn Norgard (‘23) and Rylee Koeller (‘23). 

Their first game is against Hampshire on Tuesday, March 17. Their first conference game will be on Monday, April 13 against Boylan. 

Last season, Bakulski was named All-Conference for right field and Neiber was named the team MVP. 

“I am super excited for my senior year. I have been looking forward to my senior season since I was on varsity as a freshman. I love my team this year and I can’t wait for a successful season,” said Bakulski.