JV Softball feels unrecognized despite continuous winning streak

Mead’s JV softball team has had a straight winning streak this season but don’t feel like they get recognized

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JV Softball feels unrecognized despite continuous winning streak

Elsa Burgesser ('22), #1, batting at home plate

Elsa Burgesser ('22), #1, batting at home plate

Alejandro Aguilar

Elsa Burgesser ('22), #1, batting at home plate

Alejandro Aguilar

Alejandro Aguilar

Elsa Burgesser ('22), #1, batting at home plate

Out of all 10 games, JV softball has performed well at a standing of 8-2. Out of all odds, Mead takes the stand and doesn’t back down. But despite this streak, JV is not often acknowledged.

When asked how the JV team was as a team on and off the field, Marlee Morris (’23), #15 explained, “[Good] communication, all of us girls are close as friends and we have a good team.” 

According to Morris, this season is going really well because of their pitcher, Carlie Nagy (’23), #16. Those pitches create good strikes for the girls.

Some JV players feel that they aren’t getting recognized. “Because we are JV, we aren’t recognized. When we did win, we would get high fives from our coaches, but not much recognition,” shared Morris 

“There’s no drama on our team at all,” said Bayleigh Melichar (’21), #6. “Varsity has a lot of drama going on. High school JV is like a basis where they really want to focus on Varsity and they get recognized first.”

Varisity is currently standing at 12-6 and their scores are reported more often than the JV scores.

JV comes together and really work as a team on the field. “I attribute their success to our incredible influx of exceptional athletes. We’re simply extremely deep with our pool of talent which makes for very difficult and challenging decisions while separating the teams,” said coach Amanda Macaluso.

Macaluso also commented that many of the JV players have the talent to compete at the Varsity level and it makes it very exciting for the growing softball games. They also beat the Erie JV softball team for the first time in school history. Erie’s team traditionally wins their league at the JV level. The girls are having an exceptional season this year.