Softball coach anticipates successful season


The Lady Wildcats look forward to defeating Immaculate Conception on April 5.

Simran Kaur and Victoria Cruz

Becton’s softball team is looking forward to a successful season being led by longtime softball coach Mr. Hall and Physical Education and Health Teacher Ms. Sammarone, frequently called Ms. Sam by all her students and players. She is very excited to start the 2017 season with this dedicated group of girls.

Ms. Sam describes these Lady Wildcats as talented, motivated, and having a strong passion and love for the game. “This team will mentally and physically give all they have for a successful season,” she said.

The captains this year are seniors Zoe Rose and Kaitlyn Oshea. They are described as having a great sense of leadership skills and a phenomenal understanding of the game to help lead the Lady Wildcats to victory.  Along with these girls, seniors Crystal Arendas, Madison Jennerich, and Emily Venegas have a strong role in leading the team, motivating the players, and helping to better everyone’s skills. Ms. Sam stated, “All fine seniors shine in their own way on and off the field.”

Crystal Arendas believes this team has the power and ability to have a winning record. “I would also like to have a home state game as well as a good seeding in the Bergen County Tournament my senior year,” she said.

Ms. Sam added, “These girls have been working hard all year and have their eye set on the “W”. They have been participating in fall ball leagues as well as working in winter plyometric and agility drills. During their own time during off season, they have been bettering themselves to become stronger and improved players. The girls have been conditioning and strengthening their batting skills and defensive performance.”

With the weather not being on their side, the Lady Wildcats continue to work as hard as they can during practices gearing up for their first home opener, which is scheduled to take place on April 5 against Immaculate Conception.