Full Speed Ahead for Softball


Final game of the 2018-2019 season the Lady Jags shutout Western 13-0. Photo courtesy of: Segerstrom Athletics

With the end of the winter season, the 2019-2020 springs sports season begins with softball, baseball, boy’s volleyball, lacrosse, swim, and track coming into play.  Softball ended its 2018-2019 season with an 8-2 record placing second in Golden West League rankings. 

During last year’s CIF playoffs, the Lady Jags defeated Harvard-Westlake, but fell short to Segundo with a final score of 5-8.  Coach Yvonne Alvarez, along with captains Viviana Cabezas and Hailey Guillen, plan to lead the team to a better record this year and a longer run in CIFs.

“We have a lot more talent, so I feel like we could win the league and go far for CIF,” said Gabby Muniz (10) on her hopes for the upcoming season. 

Last year’s team came close to becoming Golden West Champions and with new additions to the team, players’ hopes on remaking history are in sight.  With a new team, there comes challenges to overcome before the season and to be a better team than the year before.

“I hope to overcome our lack of effort at times and our team’s relationship,” said Rebeca Cabezas (10) on last year’s challenges she hopes to solve this season. 

Every team has their complications and having problems with the team’s unity comes falters and mess-ups in the game.  This new team hopes to become more unified and stronger for the season to hopefully go 10-0 in league and bring home a championship.  

“I hope to get a ring this season, hopefully go 10-0,” continued Cabezas.

With the first league game being against Western on Friday (March 20) and playing two tournaments prior, only time will tell what the 2019-2020 softball season will have in store.