New coach has a mission to win

Kirschner looks for continued improvement

The softball Giants take the mound on a mission to win.

With a new coach and a new attitude, the girls softball team debuts at home tomorrow against Avon. The girls lost 9-8 to Perry Meridian during spring break.

“We can always improve. There’s always something to work on,” junior Evelyn Houk said.

The girls welcome new coach Monica Kirschner, who takes over the program from Dee Dowler, who moved to baseball. Kirschner played volleyball, basketball and softball while a student here and is the daughter of football coach Mike Kirschner.

“I think we have great potential,” Monica said. “I am excited about what we have planned.”

The softball team and their coaches portray the constant desire to improve.

“We have speed. We are good at running the bases. Our fielding is pretty good too. We always have somebody willing and ready to make a play,” senior Bailey Armstrong said.

The Giants are a young team. Chemistry and maturity are important factors that can make or break a young team. As long as you can handle yourself under pressure and in certain situations, age won’t be such a factor.

“We have great potential. We can be really good this year, we just have to know that we have exceptional opponents. We have to work harder than them to beat them.” Houk said.