By: Taylor Rosetti
Playing for a team that isn't a “Palumbo team”, frankly, sucks. Every time I have to wear my CAPA softball jersey to school, I have even teachers telling me “wrong school.” But there’s nothing I can do about it, I still love my sport and always will.
Palumbo doesn't have our own softball team because we can't afford it. An athletic director can only teach so many classes and be in charge of so many sports. If we were able to hire another Health/Physical Education teacher, we could add more sports teams.
Even though softball isn't a “Palumbo Sport” the team is comprised of mostly Palumbo girls. Of the 15-16 girls on the team, around 10 go to Palumbo.
Coming off of a year finishing second place in the silver Division, we were headed to gold, believe we didn't have a chance in the world, but we’ve surprised even ourselves. We’re currently 4-2 with 4 more games to play, and hoping for a spot in the playoffs.
I may be a little bit biased, but this is great for a team with 5 veteran players, losing 5 seniors, as well as a number of returning players, and being lead by a new coach.
Of course it hasn't been easy, we barely won our first game. We were down by 2 against Kensington High School in the last inning, our pitcher, a senior from CAPA, Temaya Valentin came up to bat and hit a hard line drive. That line drive got Temaya in, as well as the two girls on base ahead of her.
As the starting shortstop, I have high hopes for my team. Once again, I may be a little biased, but we have a lot of talent. Next season should be even better than this season, we’re only going to be losing one starting senior, and should be keeping our spot in Gold.