Young Girls Varsity Softball team ends season, hopeful for next year


Iya Abdulkarim

The varsity girls softball team finished with an overall record of 3-17 this year.

Mari Knudson, Cover Story Editor

After playing their final game against Concordia Academy-Roseville on May 15, the St. Paul Academy and Summit School Girls Varsity Softball team finished with an overall record of 3-17. The Spartans lost against Concordia 10-16 in the first round of section 4AA playoffs.

“It was a disappointing loss, but we worked hard,” sophomore softball player Justine Miller said.

The team, a cooperative sponsorship between SPA and Nova Classical Academy, was relatively young and had no seniors. It was composed of mostly sophomores and juniors, and was lead by junior captains Ella Hommeyer and Vanessa Miller.

“We had a lot of talent on the team this year, but it was hard for us to connect as a team, especially because we were so young,” Justine Miller said. “This made the season a lot harder for us.”

Despite difficulties, the Spartans still had big wins over Blake, St. Paul Johnson, and Johnson Como.

“My favorite memory of the team from this season was getting fourth place at the Como Park tournament,” Miller said.

Many team members will continue to play softball over the upcoming summer for leagues outside of school, and are already looking forward for next spring’s season.

“Because it was such a young team this year, we have a really solid base and since no players will graduate, we’ll have a really good team in the future,” Miller said.