In full swing: Varsity softball team soars back into season after spring break


Photo credit: Kimberly Tuxpan

Softball players practice for their game against Hawthorne Math and Science academy. “I really do believe that we can make it to championships again this season,” Kimberly Tuxpan ’20 said.

While Archer students eased back into their routines after Spring Break, Archer’s varsity softball picked up immediately where they left off, playing against Hawthorne Math and Science Academy on their first day back, April 9. Although only a small portion of the team attended the two practices over break, varsity softball won its game 16-5.

“Our game earlier this week went well, although it was a bit rough at first because a lot of us hadn’t played for two or three weeks because of Arrow Week for the freshmen and spring break,” junior Kimberly Tuxpan said. “We did have practices over break, but not everyone was able to make them, so having a game our first day back to school we expected to be a bit rusty. We still won, but it was a slow start.”

The players are confident that the team will make it to the CIF championships. 

“I’m really looking forward to going back to the championship and winning because last year we made it to the championship and lost, so this year we are going to win,” team captain Roxy Strouk ’19 said.

The seniors on the team are enjoying the leadership roles they have taken on during their last softball season at Archer. 

“I really enjoy having the role of a leader as a senior,” senior Morgan Dennis said. “I hope for my last year I can help lead the team to playoffs and just overall have a good run this year.”

Beyond winning games and making it to playoffs and championships, many team members think that softball brings other joys to their daily lives.

“My favorite part about softball is being able to have a part in my day to really forgot about everything else and really just immerse myself into a sport that I enjoy,” Tuxpan said. “While I still have lots of room for bettering my skills, I think that my effort and the result of my effort is what leaves me feeling accomplished.”

The varsity softball team won the Coastal League Championship with a 13-2 victory over Rolling Hills Preparatory on April 23. The team will now advance to CIF playoffs, which begin on May 2.