2017 SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW: Wilmington High School softball


Compiled by Mark Huber



The Wilmington High School softball team, from left to right, Alix South, Kendra McKenna, Courtney Smart, Madison Flint, Lyla Self, Hunter Toller, Kacy Younker, Olivia Veidt, Kaylee Tackett, Devin Laufer, Sophia Blessing.

The Wilmington High School softball team, from left to right, Alix South, Kendra McKenna, Courtney Smart, Madison Flint, Lyla Self, Hunter Toller, Kacy Younker, Olivia Veidt, Kaylee Tackett, Devin Laufer, Sophia Blessing.


Courtesy Photo | Gordon Cordell, Shades of Excellence

TEAM RECORD IN 2016

6-19 overall, 7th in SCOL; lost to Western Brown in first round of sectional tournament

COACH

Glen Blessing, fifth year

COACH’S RECORD

52-53

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Varsity assistant coaches Gordon Cordell, Howard Johns, Josh Bickett, Brian Self, Mike McKenna; junior varsity head coach Pete Brown; junior varsity assistant coaches Trey Chase, Chris Reiley; middle school coach Nikki Jenkins

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTERWINNERS

4

NUMBER OF RETURNING STARTERS

4

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Hunter Toller first team All-SCOL, first team All-Southwest District; Courtney Smart, second team All-SCOL

KEY NEWCOMERS

5

KEY PLAYERS LOST

6 players graduated as seniors

RIGHT NOW I LIKE

Chemistry

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE

Communication

LEAGUE FAVORITES

Miami Trace, Clinton-Massie, Chillicothe, and Wilmington.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM

Good mix of youth and experience. The girls are having a lot of fun and working hard.

ROSTER

Alix South, Sophomore

Kendra McKenna, Freshman

Courtney Smart, Junior

Madison Flint, Sophomore

Lyla Self, Senior

Hunter Toller, Senior

Kacy Younker, Senior

Olivia Veidt, Freshman

Kaylee Tackett, Junior

Devin Laufer, Sophomore

Sophia Blessing, Freshman

SCHEDULE

March

25-@Beavercreek 11 am, 1 pm; 27-Badin @WHS 5 pm; 28-Little Miami @WHS 5 pm; 29-@McClain 5 pm; 31-Hillsboro @WHS 5 pm

April

1-Glen Este @WHS 11 am, 1 pm; 3-Miami Trace @WHS 5 pm; 5-@Clinton-Massie 5 pm; 6-Monroe @WHS 5 pm; 7-Washington Senior @WHS 5 pm; 8-@Leesburg Fairfield 2 pm; 10-East Clinton @WHS 5 pm; 12-@Chillicothe 5 pm; 17-McClain @WHS 5 pm; 18-@Franklin 5 pm; 19-@Hillsboro 5 pm; 21-@Miami Trace 5 pm; 22-Western Brown @WHS 11 am, 1 pm; 24-Clinton-Massie @WHS 5 pm; 26-@Washington Senior 5 pm; 27-@Williamsburg 430 pm; 28-@East Clinton 5 pm

May

4-Chillicothe @WHS 5 pm

The Wilmington High School softball team, from left to right, Alix South, Kendra McKenna, Courtney Smart, Madison Flint, Lyla Self, Hunter Toller, Kacy Younker, Olivia Veidt, Kaylee Tackett, Devin Laufer, Sophia Blessing.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/03/web1_SB_wilmteam.jpgThe Wilmington High School softball team, from left to right, Alix South, Kendra McKenna, Courtney Smart, Madison Flint, Lyla Self, Hunter Toller, Kacy Younker, Olivia Veidt, Kaylee Tackett, Devin Laufer, Sophia Blessing. Courtesy Photo | Gordon Cordell, Shades of Excellence

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