Junior centerfielder Anna Schwering returns with more than a year of varsity experience. She brings athleticism, a strong bat, solid defense and a consistent approach to the game.
“Everyone looks to her for leadership. She has senior leadership qualities,” said Glomb of Schwering, North’s lone junior.
She knows where the ball needs to go. She can see the game and where it needs to go.”
Sophomore Mary Hughes will have a second year behind the plate as catcher. Hughes also brings power and hustle to the offense.
“She’s an athlete,” said Glomb. “I wish everyone on the team had the work ethic she has. Mary comes in every day ready to work and she knows what needs to be done. Talking will be a key point. She is the one that everyone looks to, to know what to do with the ball.”
The most solidified position on the Charger roster is the pitching, Led by Steele and sophomore Kiley Stier, a second-year varsity pitcher.
All three outfielders are returning. With Schwering in center, sophomores Morgan Nobbe and Blair Kramer will play alongside her. Freshman Emily McCorkle will see time in the infield, along with Stier and Steele when the other infielder pitches.
Morgan McKinney will play a utility role, along with playing some innings in the circle.
Kaitlin Herbert is another sophomore slated to play outfield.
Along with McCorkle, freshmen Ally Gauck and Mariah Lozier are also on the varsity squad.
Veteran coach Jeff Steele has been working with pitchers, while coach Phil Nobbe works with outfielders and defense.
“I am so thankful he’s here working with them,” said Glomb of Steele.
Glomb said North is emphasizing fundamental defense and continuing to play the game the right way.
“We’re going to focus on the fundamentals,” she said.
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