Girls JV softball is back into gear for 2022

Girls JV softball is back into gear for 2022

With spring sports swinging back into gear, the girls JV softball team is ready to show off its skills. The group is made up of a majority of girls in their first year playing softball.

JV head coach Lisa Udell is working hard to get the girls prepared for the season. She hopes that they will become united so they can thrive on and off the field.

“I am hoping the team dynamic will come together with girls that are more knowledgeable about softball, encouraging and helping those who are less knowledgeable,” coach Udell said. “When girls are encouraging each other, everyone feels better about themselves.”

Freshman Avery Koehler is excited for the season to start so she can grow as a player and grow new friendships with her teammates.

“What I like most about the team is that we really break it down to the fundamentals, my teammates are really fun to be around, and Coach Udell is a great coach who breaks it down for the girls who do not have much experience,” Avery said.

Being a new player, freshman Gabby Thompson has been anxiously waiting for the season to begin. Gabby played baseball up until last year and is ready to experience the FHC softball dynamic.

“The hardest part has to be the pressure that I feel, and being able to live up to the standards that coaches want and upperclassmen set,” Gabby said. “I see a great future with the team. The team is awesome and works well together.”

The girls’ first game is at home against Greenville at 4:15 on April 18. To see how the girls have grown as a team and continue to bond, make sure to be at the FHC softball field to watch the girls take on the Yellow Jackets.

“I love getting to know girls and pushing them to be better people and softball players throughout the season,” coach Udell said. “Girls that have played softball are truly encouraging those who are new.”