Throwing Away Softball Season

Coming off of a history making season, the softball team had a lot to look forward to in 2020. After becoming section champs, having an undefeated season, and making it to the WPIAL playoffs last year, it really showed what Knoch’s softball team was made up of. Every player and coach was looking forward to seeing what they would accomplish.

“I was really looking forward to playing with this group of girls. We all had so much fun during preseason and there was a ridiculous amount of talent on this team,” said junior Olivia Vissari.

Many different things make this softball team unique.The teammates, coaches, boosters, and parents all help to make the Knoch Softball Program one of a kind. Each person has contributed to making the environment and atmosphere around the softball team truly amazing. Although a twelve person team might not seem intimidating, it’s amazing of what these teammates and coaches are capable.

“We have a small team so everyone is pretty close, including the coaching staff. It’s amazing to be surrounded with all that love and support. I really enjoyed being able to share the time we had together. I have a lot of good memories in the short time we had,” said freshman Lindsay Edwards.

Seeing this season cut short was heartbreaking for all of the softball team. This was especially heartbreaking for the only senior on the softball team, Amanda Fischer. Many people look forward to going onto the field one last time with their teammates and being a leader. Even though the team never had a chance to go on the field with FIscher as captain, all of the softball team looked up to her.  

“I was looking forward to playing with the girls I’ve been with for years one last time,” said senior Fischer.

Fischer had some advice for the underclassmen.

Never take anything for granted, give everything because you never know when it’s going to be over,” said Fischer.

Fischer has one last thank you for everyone involved with her Knoch softball journey.

“To the coaches and teammates I have been with at Knoch since 2017, thank you. Everyone that I have been coached by or played with, has shaped me to be the player and person I am now,” said Fischer.Last years players pictured with their section champions banner that hang in Knoch High School. First row (left to right) Lily Hawk, Bailey Rickenbrode, Quinn Hughes, Amanda Fischer,  Olivia Vissari, Marissa Melius, and Brynnae Coe. Second row Sophie Brandon and Leah Freehling.

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