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Lady Eagles Prepare for Another Solid Year

2024 Softball Preview
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At the end of last season, second-year Lady Eagle softball head coach Hillary Soellner said goodbye to four seniors and three starters. Despite those losses, the team still has reasons to be optimistic in 2024 because they will welcome ten freshmen to the team.

The team will also welcome two new coaches this season, a new assistant coach, Paul Erb, and a new junior varsity coach, Joe Laukaitis.

I’m very optimistic about our season this year. Our girls have worked hard in the off-season to improve their physical and mental game

— Head Coach Hillary Soellner

During the pre-season, the Lady Eagles scrimmaged Westmont Hilltop and won 12-6.

“I’m very optimistic about our season this year. Our girls have worked hard in the off-season to improve their physical and mental game,” said Head Coach Hillary Soellner.

Many players are a part of travel teams during the summer or all year round. Two players, Allison Beeman and Amariah Sprankle had the chance to travel to Denver, Colorado to play in a tournament.

Returning letter winners from last year are Allison Beman, Tiffanie Tuskovich, Kk Brodzina, Sam Shaw, Layna Dibert, and Amariah Sprankle.

Newcomers who will see playing time are freshmen Lucy Fogleman and Katilyn Rockwell.

The starting pitchers will be freshman Katilyn Rockwell, sophomore Amariah Sprankle, and junior Sam Shaw. Lucy Fogleman will also step up to take over for last year’s catcher, 2023 graduate Beth Pearson.

Some big hitters from last year include all three seniors, Beeman, Brodzina, and Tuskovich along with junior Shaw and sophomore Sprankle.

“I feel like we are a solid lineup both offensively and defensively. I’m really excited for the season and I’m already so proud of our girls,” Soellner said.

Early on in the season, the Lady Eagles will face some good competition.

The Lady Eagles’ first game against Penns Valley was postponed until April 6th. As of now, they are beginning their season with an away game against Bald Eagle.

Roster V/JV:

Seniors:

Allison Beeman

Kaliegh Brodzina

Tiffanie Tuskovich

Juniors:

Layna Dibert

Sam Shaw

Sophomores:

Allison Mcnelis

Grace Naylor

Catie Sklener

Amariah Sprankle

Freshman:

Gabriella Dean

Aubrey Biter

Haliegh Hunter

Hannah Cramer

Kaitlyn Rockwell

Kaylee Little

Mackenzie Williams

Maddy Harper

Teagan Share

Lucy Fogleman

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Allison Beeman
Allison Beeman, Staff Writer
Allison Beeman is a senior in high school and in her third year of Eagle Eye. When Allison is not in school, she enjoys playing softball as an outfielder. During the summer she traveled to Denver, Colorado to play in a softball tournament. After high school, she would like to attend college to major in business.  Before coming to Tyrone Allison lived in West Virginia and before that Maryland. Some of Allison's interests include listening to music, traveling, and hanging out with friends.  This year in Eagle Eye, Allison looks forward to taking pictures at football games and writing softball stories. 
Grace Naylor
Grace Naylor, Staff Writer
Grace is a sophomore at Tyrone Area High School. This is Grace’s first year in Eagle Eye as a staff member. Grace plays softball and basketball. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family. Grace likes writing about school sports and other fun activities within the school. Grace is a member of All Eagles, a club dedicated to student inclusion. She also is in the National Honor Society. Grace is a part of the Eagle Eye Yearbook. Her favorite subject in school is Math. When Grace gets out of high school, she wants to attend a 4-year college to be a teacher for Elementary Special Education students. Grace is excited to write stories!

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