The Cavaliers softball program is coming off of a 34-8 season in 2022, looking to make their mark on the 2023 season with six sophomores and nine freshmen. As Region IV champions 24 of the last 30 seasons, they expect to be a strong contender to win another NJCAA Div. II Region Championship punch a ticket to the National Tournament.
The Cavaliers will depend on the strong play and leadership of the sophomores while looking to the freshmen to quickly learn and gain experience to contribute to the team. The consistency of hitting and defense from the infield will be anchored by sophomores Paxtyn Hicks (1B), and Brooklynn Hummel (3B). The outfield will be led by Brooklyn Brian (RF). Mikayla Smith (C) will lead the pitching staff of Kaitlynn Heale, and Kaitlyn Marks.
Incoming freshmen include pitcher Koralie Morin; catchers Eve Shultz and Mackenzie Tome; infielders Estelle Audette, Sophia Hulsey and Emily Jezowski; and outfielders Jaelyn Wiers, Tori Budde and Lauren Waller. With dependable hitting, power, and speed--plus some young top pitching—the Cavs are expected to compete in a tough Region IV.