‘The team this season is fearless’

Published 1:18 pm Monday, March 11, 2019

Prince Edward County High School’s varsity softball team is looking to continue the steady improvement it has enjoyed under the leadership of Head Coach LaDonia Mujahid.

The Lady Eagles went from 4-17 in 2017 to 9-10 in 2018.

“I know the team this season is fearless,” Mujahid said. “We have a lot of young talent that can and will be developed with experience, and there is no limit for these young ladies.”

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Prince Edward will miss the talents of a trio of graduates who were in the starting lineup last year — pitcher Shauniece Beasley, catcher Sarah Edwards and first baseman Abby Roach.

But the 2019 Lady Eagles bring a mixture of experience and youth to the diamond. The roster features three seniors, three juniors, four sophomores and four freshmen.

Mujahid said the team’s leaders in the circle will be sophomore Jaden Capati, who was a key contributor on the varsity team last year, and freshman Alyson Lucas.

“Our captains this season are Taylor ‘Mac’ Morris and SaRoya Walton,” Mujahid said. “Together the team brings a combination of power and speed.”

Morris is a senior outfielder, and Walton is a junior outfielder.

“This season I expect all of my hitters to lead at the plate,” the coach said. “We have a young, deep, aggressive lineup, and I expect good things will happen once they start to get more confident and comfortable on varsity.”

Mujahid said she feels this season will be quite exciting, and every game will be pivotal.

“And no team in our conference or any other conference can be overlooked,” she said. “We will take our season one game at a time and make small changes along the way. I look forward to an exciting season and cannot wait for it to begin next week.”

The Lady Eagles host Cumberland County High School on Tuesday at 5 p.m.