In a tv show you would call this the series finale, in the world of athletics you call this the end of an era... In what hopes to be the crowning achievement for the Wolverines softball team, it's an Atlantic East Championship and berth to the NCAA tournament or bust. That journey begins this weekend as the Wolverines take on nationally ranked Salisbury University, regionally ranked The College of New Jersey, and perennial powerhouse Lynchburg University. The weekend was built to challenge the upper class laden team who returns nearly their whole pitching staff and starting line up, while adding some powerful talented freshman to the mix. According to Coach Greep, she believes this is the most talented team top to bottom in her 10 years leading the Wolverines. The Wolverines had an outstanding 2020 season with a 12-4 record before their journey was cut short due to the pandemic. With much to look forward to, rest assured these Wolverines are on a mission. Coach Greep stated that 'the team was already focused on a championship, but when the conference preseason polls were released, it lit an even more laser focused drive within the team, specifically to the returners who felt in 2020 they were the team to beat".
The focus however remains the same, to become better each day, to win each inning, that no game is more important than the next, and each game on their shortened schedule is vitally important to their ultimate success. Junior Captain Gab Monzo said she has "high expectations for this season since it is not only the most unique, but it is the last one for Wesley Softball. Because of the unforeseen circumstances with the global pandemic and the ending of Wesley Athletics, our girls have learned to be grateful and take advantage of the opportunities we have while being out on the softball field. We give 100% effort whether it is on the field or in our classes to make this season the most memorable. There is a different sensation amongst the girls on our team for the 2021 season and I am so excited to see how it will play out for the end of the year."
The Wolverines will play two double headers this weekend Saturday 3/13 at 10am and 2pm, as well as Sunday 3/14 at 1&3pm. A reminder that fans are not permitted to protect against the spread of COVID-19, but you're welcome to view all the games via live stream at https://team1sports.com/suseagulls/