Dickson takes on new role in her final softball season

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JACK O'CONNOR, STAFF WRITER

Erin Dickson enters her final season of softball with a reconstructed team that seeks leadership. With several graduates gone away to college, the softball program looks to recover and reconfigure their lineup for the future.

Dickson began her softball career at the young age of eight. From there she jumped from team to team trying to find her niche in the softball community. “I traveled a lot and was on a lot of teams,” she said.

It wasn’t until Dickson found her home on the Trinity Prep campus that things began to settle down. Dickson began playing varsity softball as a freshman, slowly working herself up to second base. With a strong infield of seniors, Dickson was able to learn how to be a leader and a role model from her older teammates.

Dickson has seen the team win numerous district and regional championships, as well as a state final four appearance in her sophomore year. This year, things are different, “It’s been really hard because we lost the for main positions: catcher Jessica Andrews, pitcher Sydney Carpenter, first base Laura Packard, and center field Katie Yergler.”

Because of these losses, the team had to reevaluate and find positions for many of the new girls. Dickson herself has played almost every position this season in order to find the best rotation for the team.

Now entering her senior year, Dickson takes on the leadership role in her first year as captain of the varsity softball team. The change has been hard according to Dickson, but has been a fun twist to what will be her final year playing softball. “I don’t plan to continue playing softball in college… unless it was purely an intramural sport,” explains Dickson.

Dickson promises the season will be a fun and life-changing experience for all the girls involved. The girls varsity softball team looks to rebuild with a team looking to find its purpose this season.