By Matthew Putterman ’17 and Richard Kozak ’17
With a successful two-day tryout under their belt, the future is looking a little bit brighter for the Hornets softball team.
According to Coach Jenny Ferrarin, the team acquired promising talent for their upcoming season. Tryouts took place at Marine Park and consisted of fielding, hitting, and pitching.
Although the softball team is now in a weaker division, after a tough season last year, they have a better chance of achieving a winning record. The Lady Hornets will no longer have to play powerhouse softball teams like those at James Madison High School and Grand Street Campus, both of which they lost to during their last season.
“We are very young this season and in a different division,” said Ms. Ferrarin. “We should be more competitive this season being in the new division.”
Left out of the win column last season, with a record of 0-16, they are hungry for redemption. The returning players are determined and ready for the upcoming season.
“I haven’t stopped practicing since the end of last season,” said Corral Russo ’17. ” We’re coming out swinging this year.”
In a lower division, the returning seniors are looking to make a statement with the unfamiliar teams in the Brooklyn B II league.
“I love playing as the underdog,” said Cassidy Hallahan ’16. “The teams that underestimate us will regret it.”
With their season beginning on March 28 against UFT Charter School at Marine Park, the team is continuing to work hard and is prepared to strive for success this spring.