2021 Softball Season


Megan Pierret, Staff Writer

With softball season officially in full swing, the Holy Family Tigers are excited to see if the reigning state champs will defend their title. Upcoming seniors Abby Edwards, Annika Manzanares, and Ava Kuszak are given the task of leading their new team to reach its fullest potential out in the diamond. Since we lost nine seniors this past season, over half of the team is new this year. The team knows their greatest opposition will be coming together as one, but they have never been afraid of a challenge. Annika Manzanares states, “It will be difficult to figure out how to work as a team, but we can’t use being a young team as an excuse.” Annika sums up the team’s outlook perfectly, as a fresh team does not mean an inexperienced one.

Starting this season off against Valor and Regis High School, Holy Family has proved that they are a force to be reckoned with. But with their confidence slightly shaken in this past game against Broomfield, they are driven to make a statement at their upcoming game against Mead on the 26th of August. Although they know Mead has a strong team this year, pitchers Kaylee McDonald and Isabella Arroyo bring a new strike to the 2021 Holy Family team. It is true that the Tigers lost a good amount of talent, but with the new freshman and sophomores filling in the varsity spots, Holy Family rises strongly to the season.

Although we are sad to see them leave us next year, our seniors are proud to announce that they have all committed to play college softball. Boise welcomes Abby as their catcher, Wayne State welcomes Annika as their infield outfield, and Wisconsin welcomes Ava as their new shortstop.

With a new and exciting lineup this season, we are thrilled to see this year’s talent and all that they will accomplish.