2016 Boardman Softball Preview

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2016 Boardman Softball Preview

Coaches: Mike Trell & Marco Marinucci, 8th season varsity (112-82)

2015 Record: 12-16 (AAC)

Key Losses: Boardman graduated just one senior from last season – Kristen Huck, who was a major contributor to the Spartans’ 12-win team, as she was their left fielder and one of their pitchers.

Key Returnees: Boardman features plenty of talented upper classmen led by their senior class with Sydney Aey (1B/P), Lexi Caraballo (2B), Hayley Eicher (OF), Marissa Hanna (3B), Addison Menosky (OF), Miyah Mitchum (C/3B), Olivia Russell (SS), and Anna Saxton (OF). Returning juniors Ashley Cornelius (P), Savanna Dempsey (Utility), Lauren Gabriele (1B/P), Lauren Pavlansky (Utility) will be joined by sophomore catcher Paige Dill on the varsity roster. The Spartans also have a large incoming group of freshmen, who bring a lot of playing experience (travel and/or community play), to compete for time on the varsity and junior varsity level this season.

Outlook: With lots of experience returning and a good mix of talented newcomers, the Spartans’ expectations are high for a successful season. The program has been striving under the leadership of Coach Trell and Marinucci that this season will be the first time in several years that Boardman will field a freshman schedule.

Post-Season History

State Championships: 1 (2001)

State Finalist: 1 (2000)

Regional Championships: 3 (2000, 2001, 2002)

Last Five Years in the Post Season

State Championships: None

Regional Championships: None

District Championships: 1 (2011)

Sectional Championships: 1 (2011)

Playoff Record: 6-5

Schedule

Apr. 2 – Cardinal Mooney, 1

Apr. 4 – Howland, 5

Apr. 5 – at Howland, 5

Apr. 7 – at Niles, 5

Apr. 8 – at Ursuline, 5

Apr. 11 – at Fitch, 5

Apr. 12 – Fitch, 5

Apr. 13 – vs. South Range, 7:30 at Akron

Apr. 14 – Lakeview, 5

Apr. 16 – Geneva/Cuyahoga Heights, 11/1 at Geneva

Apr. 18 – Canfield, 5

Apr. 19 – at Canfield, 5

Apr. 21 – at Newton Falls, 5

Apr. 23 – Steubenville/Morgantown, 12/2 at Steubenville

Apr. 25 – at Jefferson, 5

Apr. 26 – Jefferson, 5

Apr. 27 – at Champion, 5

Apr. 28 – Hubbard, 5

Apr. 29 – at Barberton, 5

Apr. 30 – Conneaut/LaBrae, 11/1

May 2 – Poland, 5

May 3 – at Poland, 7:30

May 5 – MVI-Brookfield, 4:30 at Liberty

May 9 – at Warren Harding, 5

May 10 – Warren Harding, 5

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