Softball Team Focused on Growth



Sophomore Arianna Preston has shown great improvement on the mound this year.

The girls softball team played their last conference game on May 18, marking the end of a rebuilding year. 

“We have a lot of new players, so just watching everyone mold and fall into their positions has been a really unique experience,” junior Maya Greller said.

The team has made significant strides since the beginning of their season, with a recent game against Chagrin Falls proving just that: after losing to Chagrin 7-14 when playing them the first time on April 28th, Beachwood won their first playoff game against the school 22-12 on May 9. 

How did this turnaround happen? 

“The whole team’s done well, but sophomore Ariana Preston has been a particularly unbelievable player to witness…her pitching has really improved,” Greller said.

Greller herself has had a strong season, and at one point had the highest batting average in the CVC. 

“I’m disappointed that we weren’t able to get as many games this year due to the weather,” junior Nia Brown said.

Despite not being able to play as many games as they’d like, Brown echoed Greller’s words about it being a season of learning.  

“We replaced three really strong seniors with inexperienced freshmen, so it’s been a rebuilding year,” she said.

The playoff season is now over with the team’s loss to Norton May 13, and they played their  last conference game against Hawken May 18.