2014 Palo Verde Softball Capsule


Head coach: Kelly Glass, eighth season

2013 record: 29-9 (10-0 Northwest, first)

Returning letter winners (starters): 13 (Eight)

Top players: C Brooke Stover (Sr.), OF Breanna Beatty (Sr.), OF/P Rachel Williams (Sr.), 1B Rachael Turner (Sr.), P Kelsea Sweeney (Jr.), 2B/OF/P Melissa Lacro (Sr.)

Outlook: The Panthers return almost the entire squad from a team that finished second in the Division I state tournament last year.

Stover and Beatty each had 49 RBIs last season and are back to lead an offense that has the potential to be explosive.

“Because of the hard work these girls put into their game and the program, there are high expectations for the team,” Glass said. “Though we are returning most of the players from last year, we will pick up a handful more and carry a large roster because of the amount and quality of players who will graduate not only this year, but next year as well.”