2017 SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW: Clinton-Massie High School softball


Compiled by Mark Huber



The Clinton-Massie varsity softball team, from left to right, front row, Kelsey Carter, Victoria Sivert, Kendall Anderson, Jessica Asher, Tyler Neace, Lindsey Carter; back row, assistant coach Greg Clayborn, Madilyn Newton, Taylor Florea, Claire Carruthers, head coach Anthony Lauer, Lindsey Amberger, Taylor Neace, Hailey Clayborn.


Courtesy Photo

TEAM RECORD IN 2016

22-0 regular season, 14-0 SCOL champions, 24-1 final, district runnerup

COACH

Anthony Lauer, 20 years at various levels, 11 years at Massie, 5th year as varsity coach

COACH’S RECORD

78-18

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Varsity Assistant – Greg Clayborn; Reserve – Jamey Snyder

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTERWINNERS

9

NUMBER OF RETURNING STARTERS

6

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

We have a strong core of returning players to include (P) Taylor Florea 19-1 record, 1st Team SCOL, All Metro; (C) Hailey Clayborn 2nd Team SCOL; (2nd) Madilyn Newton 1st Team SCOL

KEY NEWCOMERS

We have a solid freshman class that has added to our depth this year.

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Caitlyn Robinson (Ball State University) 2nd Team All Ohio, 1st Team SCOL, team stat leader all categories; Emilie Fisher (Denison University) 1st Team SCOL, All Metro; Taylor Flanigan (Wilmington College)

RIGHT NOW I LIKE

Our team chemistry and overall skill sets of the players. We have a good solid core of players who know and understand the game.

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE

We just need to get comfortable playing together. We have a few girls in some different positions. We just need some game situations so they can become relaxed playing together.

LEAGUE FAVORITE

I would be amiss if I didn’t say we should be the league favorite again this year. However, I will say there are some good teams in the league this year. We will be challenged to play a mistake free game by several teams.

SCHEDULE

March

29-@Washington Senior 5 pm; 30-@Loveland 5 pm; 31-@McClain 5 pm

April

1-Little Miami @CM 11 am, 1 pm; 3-Hillsboro @CM 5 pm; 4-@Springboro 5 pm 5-Wilmington @CM 5 pm; 7-@Chillicothe 5 pm; 8-@Beavercreek 10 am, Noon; 10-Miami Trace @CM 5 pm; 12-@East Clinton 5 pm; 17-Bloomdale Elmwood @Pigeon Forge Tenn 7 pm; 18-Mercyhurst Prep (Pa) 5 pm @Pigeon Forge Tenn; 19-Rocky River Magnificant 9 am @Pigeon Forge Tenn; 19-Lakewood 11 am @Pigeon Forge Tenn; 20-Lakewood 1 pm @Pigeon Forge Tenn; 20-Rogersville Cherokee (Tn) 5 pm @Pigeon Forge Tenn; 21-@Hillsboro 5 pm; 22-Centerville 11 am, 1 pm @CM; 24-@Wilmington 5 pm; 26-Chillicothe @CM 5 pm; 28-@Miami Trace 5 pm

May

1-East Clinton @CM 5 pm; 2-@Springfield Northwestern 5 pm; 4-@Williamsburg 5 pm

ROSTER

Madilyn Newton – Senior

Jessica Asher – Senior

Taylor Neace – Senior

Tyler Neace – Senior

Claire Carruthers – Junior

Kelsey Carter – Junior

Ashlie Miller – Junior

Taylor Florea – Sophomore

Hailey Clayborn – Sophomore

Lindsey Amberger – Sophomore

Victoria Sivert – Freshman

Kendall Anderson – Freshman

Lindsey Carter – Freshman

The Clinton-Massie varsity softball team, from left to right, front row, Kelsey Carter, Victoria Sivert, Kendall Anderson, Jessica Asher, Tyler Neace, Lindsey Carter; back row, assistant coach Greg Clayborn, Madilyn Newton, Taylor Florea, Claire Carruthers, head coach Anthony Lauer, Lindsey Amberger, Taylor Neace, Hailey Clayborn.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/03/web1_SB_cmteam2.jpgThe Clinton-Massie varsity softball team, from left to right, front row, Kelsey Carter, Victoria Sivert, Kendall Anderson, Jessica Asher, Tyler Neace, Lindsey Carter; back row, assistant coach Greg Clayborn, Madilyn Newton, Taylor Florea, Claire Carruthers, head coach Anthony Lauer, Lindsey Amberger, Taylor Neace, Hailey Clayborn. Courtesy Photo

Compiled by Mark Huber

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports