BSGE’s varsity softball team has concluded what many consider to be its most successful season yet. Despite being eliminated by Robert H. Goddard High School in the first round of PSAL’s B Division playoffs, Lady Sting won its division, Queens B I, for the first time in BSGE history, with a season record of 15-1. Lady Sting was ranked #2 in Queens entering the postseason. “The 2015 season was the best season that BSGE has ever seen,” said co-captain Nina Don ’16. “It was fun. We played more efficiently than we had in previous years. It went well especially considering we lost some experienced players last year.”
However, the season celebrations are far from over for the team. Lady Sting held its annual barbeque and friendly alumni game at Maurice Park on June 3rd, and is planning to hold a sports dinner before the school year ends. “I am beyond proud of this team,” said co-captain Rakia Islam ’16. “We worked hard and we played softball – that’s what matters more than anything, and I think that’s why it’s such a valuable experience being a part of Lady Sting.” There were many highlights for the players this season, both on and off the field. Most of the girls agreed that one of the best moments was raising money for and ordering personalized team windbreakers. “Getting a new piece of sting swag was especially exciting,” Nina commented. Until next spring, Lady Sting!