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JV Lady Warriors have amazing season


Last updated 5/22/2008 at Noon

The Fallbrook High School girls junior varsity softball team

FALLBROOK — The Fallbrook High School Lady Warrior junior varsity softball team has just completed their 26th game, finalizing the 2008 intramural season with their overall record of 7-19.

With newcomer coach Al Padilla and veteran coach Richard Reynoso, the junior varsity coaching staff brought about a dynamic that drove the season and its players with a momentum that proved to be inescapably accelerated. Each coach brought an array of drills to the program that provided for great proficiency, making it possible for the girls to grow by leaps and bounds in their skills and sportsmanship.

The young women on this team began their journey in the Cougar Classic/North County Tournament, getting much needed experience for the two-month season that lay ahead. During this time period, coaches Reynoso and Padilla offered encouragement and moved players around to better utilize their talents. By the start of league play, the coaches had brought the girls to a point where they better understood their game and were able to strive for excellence.

It did not go unrecognized that all of these ladies had faith in their coaches and wanted to perform to the best of their abilities. The respect they have received from Reynoso and Padilla has been mirrored back from the girls in their accomplishments.

As the season progressed and the girls’ focus sharpened, the coaches were able to direct the plays and make calls that were understood and executed by the team. There was no lack of dedication from either the players or the coaches this season.

Games were won and lost on the field, but the true winners are the 17 players and their coaches on this junior varsity team, who rose above all to become better players, teammates, coaches and friends.

As their journey comes to an end this season, they must be recognized for their hard work, abundant laughter, painful tears and substantial growth. This powerful group of young ladies will lead the way for the future generations of Fallbrook High School softball.

Coaches Richard Reynoso and Al Padilla

The four returning Lady Warrior sophomores this season included Danielle Clark, second base; Emily Bryant, shortstop/pitcher; Amanda Costa, first base/outfield; and Brittany Doherty, shortstop/outfield.

New sophomores added to the Lady Warriors roster this season included Sarah Nakamoto, second base/outfield; Brooke Heuttl, outfield; Carla Mercado, outfield; Giovanna Nakamoto, outfield/catcher; and Daniela Iniguez, first base/catcher.

Freshman players were Maddie Proctor, outfield; Rheann Yanez, first base/outfield; Andrea Gomez, first base/catcher; Shelby Sellers, shortstop/pitcher; Lindsay Wactler, second base/outfield; Brittany Mahr, outfield; Jahna Jordan, third base; and Brianna Stofflet, outfield.


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