Cape softball head coach Shannon Timmons is looking to improve on the 2019 season’s 7-11 record, and she is looking to her five seniors to lead the team to possible postseason play.
“We have an incredible group of seniors that I would hope to build some leadership in our program,” Timmons said. “They want to take us as far as they can. They want to take this team into the state tournament. That’s their goal this year. They’ve expressed that over and over in the preseason.”
Returning starters from last year’s squad are Rye Elliott, Carlin Quinn, Kaniah James, Isabella Conte, Marissa Frederick and Kelsey Huling.
“We also have a great group coming up,” said Timmons. “We have 10 freshmen out for the team. It’s great to see the younger girls come out and want to help the program.”
Joining returning pitcher Frederick is Katie Kuhlman from Mariner Middle.
“Katie is an awesome kid and a very good pitcher,” said Timmons, who is entering her fourth year at Cape’s helm. “I’m really happy to have her join Marissa.”
“I want to have a better record than we had last year,” said Quinn, a senior shortstop. “We have the talent and skill to do it. It should be a promising season with the seniors we have. They are great leaders, and I’m so happy to be on the field with them.”
“I’m excited for the season,” said Huling, a senior outfielder. “We have a lot of potential. It’s my senior year and I want to have fun. We’ve all grown up in our lives playing this game, and I’m excited to complete my senior year with these girls.”
The Vikings will scrimmage Caravel Monday, March 16, at home, then open the Henlopen Conference schedule on the road Saturday, March 21, at Milford.