Lady Eagles softball team set to soar this spring

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The IVCC Lady Eagles softball team returned with a record of 2-4 from their spring break trip to Florida. The Lady Eagles season gets under way Friday, March 20 with a match up against South Suburban at IVCC.

Preseason kicked off for the Lady Eagles with a spring trip to Clermont, FLA., six games and a visit to Disney parks.

The Lady Eagles expect to compete for a conference championship this year with an ultimate goal of going to Nationals.

“We plan on growing closer as a team to help our ability to play as a team,” Sophomore Chrissy Pond said before the spring trip.
Coach Cory Tomasson said, “This is the deepest team we’ve had both offensively and defensively.”

The Lady Eagles look for some major support from the sophomore class this year. Returning are Liz Whitaker, Chrissy Pond, Abbey Nowakowski, and Miranda Grandy and all are expected to play a vital role this year.

Beginning in the fall season, preparation has been under way for months. Starting with successful fall scrimmages, the winter weather soon forced the team inside.

Since opening winter workouts in January, practices have consisted of hitting and conditioning twice a week combined with another two days of scrimmaging and situational practices.

“We know that if we play as a team and listen to one another’s input that we can do great this season,” sophomore Miranda Grandy stated.

The long winter weather put a damper on the ability to get outside for some real practices.
However, the team hopes to get some quality time in on the field before the first home game at 3 p.m. Friday, March 20 vs. South Suburban.

With an athletic, competitive, and versatile group everyone has a shot at getting a start this year.
“I think we have a good shot at Nationals this year,” Tomasson said. “In my 16 years of coaching, this is the most excited I’ve been with a team.”

The full schedule can be found on the IVCC web site at www.ivcc.edu/athletics.

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