SCHROON LAKE - Schroon Lake's biggest rival this softball season is itself.
"Our focus will be on playing good fundamental softball and not beating ourselves by compounding mistakes in the field or on the base path," Coach Jeff Cutting said. "In short, we don't want to beat ourselves."
The Wildcats return eight players from a year ago as they ready for Mountain and valley Athletic Conference play.
Ashley Subra and Rebecca Armstrong both return to the mound.
Lynn Veverka, Sam Bessey and Colbie Jarrell give Schroon an all-veteran outfield.
Mindy Whitty and Lizz Bessey both return to catch. Bessey will also see time in the outfield.
Jocelyn Bowen is the lone returnee to the infield. She's joined by rookies Briana DeZalia, Miranda DeZalia and Abbey Veverka.
"Although our team lost six players to graduation, we have a nice core group of players returning," Cutting said. "To compliment the returning players we have two freshmen moving up along with an eighth grader that are very coachable and play with a great deal of heart.
"I'm very excited to get this season under way," Cutting added. "Many of the girls have worked hard in the off season to improve their skills and have shown a commitment to playing the game and thinking the game."
April 20....at Chazy
April 26...at Willsboro
April 29...at Crown Point
May 3.......at ELCS
May 5.......at Bolton