Softball Teams Prepare for the 2024 Spring Season
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Softball Teams Prepare for the 2024 Spring Season

The softball team is getting ready to kick off their 2024 spring season. With a team of 20 girls, exactly half the roster is new, as the team took on five transfer players along with five new freshmen.

Another new face to the program is assistant coach Shannon Privovar. Coming from The University of Sioux Falls (USF), Privovar helps out on the offensive side. She also spends lots of time with the pitchers.

“She just brings a whole new dynamic to our staff, and we are excited to have her,”Head Coach Robert Wagner said.

In addition to Privovar, the coaching staff consists of assistant Jessica Rogers, graduate assistant Zoya Robbins, and volunteer coach Caylyn Wagner. 

A key player to look at this season is junior pitcher Clara Edwards. Edwards is a First-team All-Summit League pitcher and is in the Top-10 list for career pitching victories. She has also been named to the Summit League’s All-Tournament team. Edwards threw a no-hitter last year against Western Illinois, the first no-hitter since 2009.

Another important player on the roster is senior outfielder Gabby Moser. Moser has been a four year starter for the Coyotes. She is a Second-team all-Summit League honoree and was voted to the Academic all-Summit League Team. Along with Edwards, Moser was named to the Summit League’s all-tournament team.

The softball team has prepared for this spring season by spending lots of time on fundamentals. Since this is a fairly new team, an important part of preparing for the season was getting back into the basics and everyone knowing what USD softball is about.

Wagner stated that a major goal for this season is to keep getting better and better every step of the way. He wants to see the team grow throughout the season.

“We put in a lot of work. I am excited to get out there and play. That way we can see where we are and make adjustments,” Wagner said.

The Coyotes first game of the season is on February 9 at the Red and Black Showcase in Athens, Georgia against Purdue, Georgia and Murray State.

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