TOWNSEND — The North Middlesex softball struggled mightily in coach Kate Pomerleau’s first season on the job with a young squad against a taxing schedule, But as Pomerleau approaches her second season, far more optimism is in place with both she and her team having an extra year of experience under their belts.
“I have a very positive outlook for the season,” said Pomerleau. “We have the experience and leadership from out six returning starters, plus new younger players who are great assets to our team.”
Those six returning starters include seniors first baseman Courtney Bonner, junior third baseman Carla Clement, junior second baseman Jackie Cobleigh, junior outfielder/catcher Emma Delaney, junior pitcher/outfielder Katie Fredrickson and junior shortstop Hayley Lynch.
Other potential starters include junior catcher Brooke Talcott, freshman pitcher Vanessa Tenore and sophomore centerfielder Marissa Thomas.
Working hard to earn time are junior outfielder Ariana Gath, junior outfielder/second baseman Danielle Goudreau, sophomore outfielder Sarah Neuhaus, and senior outfielder Rachel Weiland.
“Vanessa Tenore looks very promising as a young pitcher and she will be a foundation for our program to build off for years to come,” said Pomerleau. “We look very strong offensively and I am confident with our defense. I am looking forward to a successful season.”
Clement is the captain of the team and is a player to watch, along with Lynch, Thomas and Tenore.