Updated: Feb 20, 2020
By Kendell Groom, Staff Reporter
Spring semester is finally here, and we all know what that means… Cowgirl softball has hit the field running and is preparing to be the best in the conference for this season. Chanin Naudin, head softball coach, shared her thoughts about the 2020 team. “The 2020 team has experience and wants to be good,” Naudin said.
The Cowgirls surpassed all expectations last season beating highly ranked LeTourneau in the ASC Conference tournament eight to seven. This win brought confidence, fire and determination that is rolling over to this season as the girls prepare to beat the odds once again.
The team has more veteran experience compared to last year. There are 11 returning players, three of them being seniors. Naudin shared how she believes this will benefit the team. “I believe this will benefit them by being calmer on defense,” Naudin said.
Naudin also points out that having strong leadership and players who believe in each other really creates a unique atmosphere. “These seniors know how to bring the freshman along,” Naudin said.
Each season the players come up with their mantra for the upcoming season. For 2020 the Cowgirls are using “keep it going” and “#givememore.” This team eludes a confident spirit that is contagious to everyone around.
The Cowgirls are eager to start the season for many reasons, one being that the facility just received lights. The official turn-on of the lights will be on Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. versus University of Texas-Dallas. “The girls love playing late, they come alive at night when the lights come on,” Naudin said.
Another reason the team is eager to start is because of the freshman and transfers that are new to the roster. Sidney Cox, a sophomore on the team believes that the program is stronger than ever. Having depth in the team is imperative for our Cowgirls.
“[Playing over 40 games a season] can really take a toll on the body…they have really just added depth to the program to make us stronger as a whole,” Cox said.
The first home game to come support the Cowgirls will be Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. against Trinity University.