On Monday, May 19th, the BSGE’s girls’ softball team lost to Franklin K. Lane high school in the first round of the playoffs. Although the game was close at the beginning, Lady Sting struggled in later innings, and ended the game with a final score of 17-7. The loss marked the end of the team’s 2014 season, with an overall record of 9-4. This has been the fourth consecutive year that the team has made it to the PSAL playoff rounds. However, this year, Lady Sting is saying goodbye to three seniors: Lauren Katzenstein, Olivia Witting, and Erin Camia.
Members of the team, who have practiced together since last fall, grew closer this year, even with the many freshmen newcomers. One of the captains, Lauren Katzenstein ‘14, felt that the season was one of the team’s best. “I think that this past season was such a success because of the determination that every player had. Everyone gave their 110% and worked hard to make it to playoffs for the 4th year in a row.” She also commented on what it felt like to leave the team as a senior. “The entire team helped make my senior year one that I will never forget. I always remember the memories that we all share and life lessons that I have learned from being a part of Lady Sting.”
The team celebrated the season on Friday, May 30th with a friendly alumni game and barbeque at Maurice Park. Current team members, parents, and coaches mingled with BSGE alumni who had been a part of Lady Sting in past years. The team will continue to celebrate the season with a sports dinner on Tuesday, June 10th, in the BSGE cafeteria.