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Captains Lead Softball to Success

Freshman Livie Henry, Freshman Faith Sandstorm, Sophomore Kate Harris, Junior Marissa Metzger, and Senior Kelsey Wiggins, wishing each other good luck before the start of inning. (Credit: Andrew Stephens Photography)

The 2023 varsity softball team had a very successful season led by two captions #15 pitcher third baseman Kelsey Wiggins and #20 first baseman Morgan Zdancewicz. 

Each girl has been a part of the Roswell softball program for all four years of their high

Senior Morgan Zdancewicz stretches at first base to make sure the ball is in her glove before the runner touches the base so it’s an out. (Credit: Andrew Stephens Photography)

school. They each also played on a travel team outside of school, the Sandy Spring Thrashers.

After a great season, the girls landed themselves a spot in the playoffs. Unfortunately, they were eliminated early, but the Hornets still worked their hardest.  

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Both girls had lots of experience on the team, and Wiggins said shes strives to build, “close connections with all the players really allows for the team to work better together and want to show up every day.” 

The captains strive to build close connections with all of the girls on the team. As leaders they want to feel well respected or else, they will often not be listened to. Especially when they must take charge and control decisions for the better of the team. 

While being a captain has its perks, it also has its challenges, Zdancewicz said, “The only main challenge was that there was only Kelsey and I, my co-captain, to lead a team of about 17 girls, which was a lot for the two of us to take on, but I think we did a pretty good job”. 

Senior Kelsey Wiggins ready for the ball to be hit to her. (Credit: Lisa Henry)

Each girl explains how it was a special season, not only being their senior year, but advancing to state playoffs. Wiggins also adds to significant moments in the season, she said, “having breakfast together before we left for the first playoff game.”

As captains, both girls made it obvious they were passionate about the sport. Softball is like any other sport; you find what you enjoy most about it and let that be your motivation.

Wiggins talks about the sport itself, and how her favorite thing about it is “Softball is my escape. No matter what I would always be able to get away and enjoy playing.”  

Zdancewicz talks more about her good relationship with the people involved in the sport, saying that “the best thing about softball is the people I have met along the way, coaches and teammates alike.” 

These captains have done a great job this season, making it fun, encouraging the girls to always do their best, and leading them into the playoffs this year.  



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Hunter Pitrak, Staff Writer
Hunter Pitrak is a junior at Roswell and is taking on her second year as a staff writer for The Sting. When she is not writing, she enjoys hanging out with friends, shopping, and going to concerts.

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