The North Shore Varsity Softball team will be opening their season on March 30 against Wantagh. This year's team is young and promising. Captain Kelly Small will see a ton of time at third base. Captain Regan Falk will bring her batting and first baseman skills. Captain Elle Hoffman will be this year's starting centerfielder, a position that was earned through her hard work and effort. Captain Jen Melgar will be behind the plate, an excellent athlete. Melgar is also expected to be a major part of the offense this year.
Senior Rachel Sinenberg's bat will help out on offense, senior Alexa Algios will be in the outfield along with junior Megan Silka, who will share time in right field as her ability to track down a fly ball keeps getting better and better. Junior Dominique Corozzo, a very hard worker, will also help out in the outfield when called upon. Sophomore Jackie Gioia, an award-winner from last year, will see all of her time at shortstop. Her ability to always put the ball in play will help on offense as well, said the coach.
Newcomers to the varsity team are sophomores Ali Grande and Anne Duffy, who brings her speed to the offense and freshmen Christine Castiglione and Brooke Losee, who will both be contributing to the outfield. They have great swings and will help out on offense.
NS has returning pitcher Hanna Hacker, an eighth-grader on varsity last year. Hacker comes back this year with experience under her belt and four new pitches helping to shut down the first two scrimmage teams this season.
The North Shore High School golf team spent this past week tuning up for the season at the Glen Cove Driving Range & Golf Course. The team's first scrimmage is March 31 against Jericho High School and the first match is also against Jericho on April 8.
The team ended last season on an eight-match winning streak and said they look to continue its winning ways this season.