Best friends who have high-fived at home plate a few hundred times, Lakes seniors Rachel Becker and Molly Dietz had another reason to be happy. The straight-A students did the homework (of course) and discovered the distance from West Lafayette, Ind., to Nashville, Tenn., or vice versa, isn't "that" far, actually. West Lafayette is home to Purdue University, where Becker will play softball next year. Belmont University, where Dietz will continue her softball career, is located in Nashville.
Last season: 16-21, lost to St. Viator in Class 3A St. Viator regional finalReturning players: seniors Meg Finerty (OF), Tatiana Guletsky (1B), Nicole Pieper (3B/2B/C), Alexi Viviano (OF), Hannah Monteith (P/2B/OF); juniors Delaney Bowen (SS), Rachel Wright (3B/OF), Mackenzie Mahler (1B/OF); sophomores Elisa Handler (C/IF), Quin Yuter (OF), Madison Johnson (P/IF), Brooke Pieper (P/OF)Outlook: The Cougars return 12 varsity players so this year's team should be long on experience.
Last season: 16-15, 9-5 in NSC, lost to Palatine in Class 4A Zion-Benton regional finalOutlook: An assistant softball coach at Carmel Catholic the last two years after a stint as the school's head baseball coach, Dann Giesey planned to take this spring off. His daughter Jennifer is a freshman softball player at Winona State University in Minnesota. Then the Lake Zurich job opened last month. Giesey applied and got the job.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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