UNCW Softball is ready to make some noise in 2019
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)–UNCW softball went just 20-29 last season, but the Seahawks are ready to make some noise in 2019.
The Seahawks have seven seniors on this years roster and got their season started last weekend at the Joanne Graf Classic in Tallahassee, Florida. UNCW went just 2-3 in their five games, but there were also some huge positives.
“I feel like we competed and we didn’t play scared. We might not have got the outcome that we wanted, but I feel like that was a good growing experience for our team,”said UNCW softball junior Dominique Travers.
The Seahawks usually play a 10 game schedule during the fall, but Hurricane Florence had other ideas. UNCW was able to play just one game during the fall and being back on their home field this weekend will be special.
“It is definitely very exciting. As a senior, with the hurricane coming through we didn’t even know if we were going to get to play again on this field. So, it is a great opportunity and were looking forward to it,”said UNCW senior Anna Hessenthaler.
In the conference coaches poll earlier this month the Seahawks were picked to finish third in the CAA. The team says that ranking doesn’t bother them because they have much bigger expectations for themselves.
“We want to make it back to the conference tournament. Then in the end in, we want to win the conference tournament championships,”said Seahawk junior Rylee Pate.
UNCW will start off their season at home on Friday afternoon against Howard at 12:30 P.M, followed by Radford at 3:00 o’clock. The competition was tough for the Seahawks in the seasons opening week, but they look forward to showing their home fans what they got.
“We are ready to give our fans a picture of what we have been doing since August of 2018. So, our girls are really excited to sleep in their own beds and then play on their home field,” said UNCW softball head coach Kristy Norton.