The Cavaliers softball program is coming off of a 36-14 season in 2021. The team is looking to make their mark on the 2022 season with nine sophomores and 12 freshmen. After winning 24 of the last 29 Region IV championships, the team expects to be a strong contender to claim a 25th NJCAA Div. II Region Championship and make another trip to the national tournament.
The Cavaliers will depend on the strong play and leadership of the nine sophomores while also looking to the freshmen to quickly learn, gain experience to contribute. The consistency of hitting and defense from the infield will be anchored by sophomores Grace Langellier at SS, Claudia Morris at 3B, Bailey Nay at 2B, and Cori Sims at 1B. The outfield will be led by Sandie Opiela in CF. Kara Kleinert (C) will lead the pitching staff of Anne Krull, Katie Lorscheider and Teagen Schmalfeldt.
The incoming freshmen include pitchers Kaitlynn Heale and Lauren Sinks; catchers Mikayla Smith and Kaitlyn Womack; infielders Paxtyn Hicks, Brooke Hummel, Emily Glogowski and Yesenia Garcia; and outfielders Brooke Brian, Brianna Shepherd, Chayton Krueger and Geralyn Barton With dependable hitting, power and speed to go along with young top pitching, the Cavs are expected to compete in a tough Region IV.