2015 Palo Verde Softball Capsule


Head coach: Kelly Glass, ninth season

2014 record: 33-7 (9-1 Northwest, first)

Returning letter winners (starters): Eleven (five)

Top players: P Kelsea Sweeney (Sr.), C/OF Kiley Harrison (Sr.), C/3B Lauren Oxford (Sr.), OF Mackenzie McBride (Sr.)

Outlook: The Panthers rode arguably the best senior class in the program’s history to a state title last season.

But those seniors, many of them of four-year starters, are gone, leaving some holes to fill.

“After a wonderful year last season, we are hoping for another one this season as well,” Glass said. “Losing the senior class we did will be tough, but this set of another seven seniors will be just as good.

“We look forward to a new type of leadership and new faces, but we will miss what we had.”