Council Rock North Softball Preview


Coach: Susan Yee (4thYear)

Assistant coaches: Scott Spiegel (4thYear), Farryl Groder (4thYear), Jessica Donello (1stYear)

Last year’s record: SOL 1-15, OVERALL 1-19  

Notable losses:
Emma Zoldi (4 year Varsity Starter – West Chester University)
Noelle Wood (3 Year Varsity Starter – Montclair State)
Jayme Borner (3 Year Varsity Starter)
Sofia Shields (3 Year Varsity Starter)
Kali Anderson
Sarah Teitelman

Key returners:
Taylor Gearhart (Junior - Shortstop)
Molly Sheehy (Junior - Catcher / 1stBase)
Sierra Klein (Sophomore - 3B / 2B / Utility)

Others to watch:
Zoe Hornstein (Freshman – OF)
Kayla Ripper (Freshman – OF)
Olivia Schlindwein (Freshman – Pitcher / OF)
Katie Wilkoski (Freshman – 1stBase)

Strengths: “Despite being so young, we have seen good leadership from our three returning varsity starters (Taylor Gearhart, Molly Sheehy, and Sierra Klein) so far through the preseason.  All three put up strong numbers last spring and have done a fantastic job welcoming the new girls and showing them what it takes to be successful at this level.  Our depth will be improved this year in terms of both pitching and position play, and we have a very hungry group of young players who have nothing to lose and everything to gain working toward putting CR North Softball back on the map.” 

Questions Marks:“CR North may have the youngest team in all of Suburban One (possibly even the whole district) this season.  The roster has ZERO seniors on it, and the starting nine will consist of two juniors, one sophomore, and six freshmen.  How fast the team is able to gel with so many new faces replacing a large graduating class, as well as how fast the young girls are able to adjust to the rigors of a tough Suburban One schedule will determine how far this team will go this season.  The future should be bright for CR North, the big question is how fast that brightness will begin to shine.”

Outlook: “This year’s focus at CR North is all about building back the program with the goal of earning a spot in the District One playoffs.  The girls are young, but they have a lot of potential and are eager to develop and prove what they can do.  After only one win last season, going .500 or better is not out of the question for this group, and we expect an exciting season of growth.  #WeAreONE”