Joey Spahn
Sports Editor

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Picked to finish fourth this year in conference, the Eagles softball team is hungrier now more than ever to prove the doubters wrong.

The ladies’ first game is almost upon us as they head down to Florida on March 13th to begin their 2020 season.

“This is the first time we will be able to get out there on a field playing against other teams” said Junior Emily Mendoza. “This trip really gives us the opportunity to see where we stand as a team and allows us the chance to see where we can improve before getting into conference games.”

Last season the ladies finished 13-9 in conference. However, they are returning almost all players and Senior Emily Moore, who won last year’s female player of the year here at Benedictine, is back for her final season. As they get back into the swing of things there is hope around the team that things will be different.

“Our team chemistry definitely has the biggest impact on us” said Mendoza. “We always have each other’s backs and support one another which then gets reflected onto the field when we play.”

The NACC preseason polls released this season has them placed fourth and the sights are set to get above that this year. The ladies first game is against Nebraska Wesleyan University in Clermont, Florida.