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SOFTBALL: 2020-21 Season Preview


The NIC Softball team’s season was cut short due to COVID-19, but they are looking forward to a strong roster for the 2020-2021 season. The Cardinals return eight players from last year's roster; three of which are sophomores returning again for another year of eligibility due to the pandemic that canceled last season. The remaining five familiar faces are returning as freshman. With the addition of 11 newcomers, the Cardinals are looking to continue their championship legacy.

Among new players on the Cardinal roster are local left-handed pitchers Amanda Curry, from Lake City High School, and Jadyn Raley-Jones, from Gonzaga Prep. This duo will bring a new dimension to the Cardinal bullpen. Another local player that will be joining our team this year is utility player, Jaycee Jerome, from Lakeland High School.

This year’s team has a prominence of players from Southern Idaho—nine from the lower half of the state. Among those newcomers are Hope Shimatsu, an outfielder from Boise, who is the sister of returning sophomore, Grace Shimatsu. Look out for Taryn Vanderwiel who is projected to be a force for the Cardinal’s offense, and a middle infielder from Kuna, Idaho.

Two more newcomers that are anticipated to make an immediate impact on the Cardinal roster are Kasey Davis, a power-hitting catcher and corner from Vacaville, CA and Audrey Walker, a middle infielder from Redmond, WA.

NIC Softball looks forward to a class of experienced returners leading the talented group of newcomers to a successful 2020-2021 season.

More Information
Head Softball Coach, Shay Fuson
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