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Softball on a ‘roller coaster’ of season; hopes to regain focus

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Jay Deegan
Freshman Avery Miller winds up for a pitch during a game against DeKalb on April 15. Central won the game 12-2.

Central’s softball team had a shaky start to their season with a record of 15-12. Despite winning three games against crosstown rival Naperville North, they have struggled to put together a consistent run of victories.

The team holds a record of 9-4 in conference play and hopes to regain some ground as the team moves into the final games of their season.

“I would say we’ve had a little bit of a roller coaster and honestly we aren’t playing as well as I would like to play,” head coach Andy Nussbaum said. “I think we have the potential to be better than what our record shows.”

The team recently has been working on its teamwork and focusing back on what is important to the team’s success. 

“A lot of times it’s easy to not care that you lost because we have another game within 24 hours,” senior Abby Vorderer said. “We have had meetings during the week where we talked about focus and priorities for the team.”

The seniors on the team are always looking to improve and lead their fellow teammates.

“It feels different [to be a senior] on the team,” Vorderer said. “People are looking up to you and a huge part of it is leading through example.”

The team plays games most days of the week and has about a week left in the regular season. 

“I’m hoping we can elevate our play,” Nussbaum said. 

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Evelyn Zwicky
Evelyn Zwicky, Online Managing Editor & Sports Editor
Evelyn Zwicky is a senior at Naperville Central. This is her second year on Central Times and she enjoys reporting on sporting events the most. Outside of Central Times, she is a lacrosse goalie and plays for Central’s team.
Jay Deegan
Jay Deegan, Print Managing Editor
Jay Deegan is a Junior at Central and happy to start his third year of journalistic adventures at the Central Times. Jay loves writing features and diving in-depth into issues that plague our community. In his free time Jay runs a freelance videography and photography business and loves to creatively express his interests in sports and filmmaking. If you’d like to join CT or have a tip, reach out!
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