CLINTONVILLE - The Patriot girls anticipate a strong season as they work to improve on last year's 7-9 record.
"We finished our season winning four of the last five, including a win over NCCS in the sectionals," said head coach Jim Caron. "We hope to continue this momentum with eight returning players from last season."
All-star pitcher Whitney Vincent returns for her senior year, along with classmates Brooke Pray and Evelyn Ano. Juniors Karly Lincoln, Shiloh Bourgeois, and Jessica Meredith also return, as well as sophomore Jena Finnegan. Sophomore infielder Kayla Taylor will also see time on the mound.
"In addition, we have added six new players who look very good early on," said Caron. "I am very pleased with their progress."
Seniors Jesse Walton and Zoe Saulsgiver join the team this year. Heather Braid, Johanna Recny, Karlea Provost, and Kelly McBreairity will round out the deep lineup for AuSable Valley.