Pitt-Greensburg’s softball team will start its 2020 season on Sun., March 8 at 4 p.m.
Coach Charles Myers commented on the upcoming season.
“The main focus for the team is to be a close-knit family, as well as respecting and helping each other out,” he said.
The team has several new players this year. Haley Liccketto is coming all the way from Texas, and Drew “DJ” Diodato is here from New Jersey.
Other local new recruits include: Ashley Noel from Greater Latrobe, Hannah Corvin from Southmoreland, Jules Hughes from Philadelphia, and Kayla Santucci from Lower Burrell.
Coach Myers would like the new recruits to focus on the level of intensity.
“I would really like them to understand that the games in college are a lot different than high school,” he said. “College ball games are rougher, the girls are meaner, umpires are more tolerable, and it is a faster paced game.”
The team is a younger team this year, having nine freshman on the roster with only two seniors, Jen Miller and Colleen Murphy.
Although the girls had a tough year last year with a record of 9-27, Coach Myers has thought of it to be a great learning experience.
The goal this year is to finish in the top six so they can make it to the conference tournament.
The team will be traveling south to Florida over spring break and plan to play ten games while they are there.
“It is tough having 19 girls together to share five or six bathrooms while we are down there, but it’s the greatest thing and an undawning task to look forward to,” Coach Myers said.
The team is looking forward to a great season this year.