The Wildcats had a difficult start to their game against Ethel Walker's on Wednesday that included 12 runs scored for Walker's in the first inning. Sarah Cavallaro '17 came into the game to pitch relief for Sophia Pernerewski '19 by the second inning. Her first game since an injury two weeks ago, Cavallaro pitched the rest of the game pain free. Sophia Pellegrini '17 was the Wildcat's ace defensively and offensively securing 5 outs, hitting two singles and two doubles. The wildcats managed to bring in 9 runs but couldn't catch up to Walker's by the end of the game. Walker's won 20-9, the Wildcat's first loss of the season.
Junior Varsity Softball
JV Softball Team 2017
The junior varsity program is coached by Jill Verzino, in her first season at Westover. The program's purpose is to teach the girls the sport of softball through various drills and practice games. The girls learn technique in throwing, fielding, and batting. Throughout the season, the team generally has eight to ten games to learn the strategy in competition, in an effort to prepare them for the varsity level.
The 2017 team consists of 14 players, of which seven are returners in the program. The team has seen much success in its recent years and is preparing for another successful season. The team opens its season with Kent at home on April 12 at 3:00.
On Saturday, May 6 the Wildcats faced off against Rumsey School's softball team. With their skilled pitcher, Rumsey made quick work of the Wildcat's first few ups at bat. However, the team settled into their timing and began hitting well off of the speed. Sophia Pellegrini '17 hit three singles, Sasha Skinner '19 hit two singles for herself, and Sarah Cavallaro '17 hit one base hit securing two RBIs. Pellegrini made the catch of the season, diving for a fly ball hit to left field and catching it on the slide, claiming the final out of the 3rd inning. Cavallaro also had an impressive game defensively, striking out four batters and assisting in 5 other outs. In the end, Rumsey won 12-2. Westover will face Rumsey for the second time at home on Friday, May 12th at 4:00PM.
The Wildcats had an exciting game Friday, May 12th against Rumsey Hall. Westover played well alongside the energy of a large crowd of alumnae and students. Defensively, the team was on their A-game. Lauren Boucher '18 made three outs herself catching fly balls to her territory and assisting in three others. Sarah Tamasco '19 was a key defensive player, securing twelve outs at first base. Offensively, Sophia Pernerewski '19 had a hit each time she was up to bat, cranking out a triple and an RBI. In the end, the wildcats lost to Rumsey 2-6, but played a fast-paced and skillful game.
Westover was represented well in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Conference this winter with five athletes being named All-NEPSAC in swimming and basketball.
The varsity swimmers are honored as National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) Silver Level Scholar team for earning a team GPA of above 3.5.
At the Winter Sports Awards held on March 1, each team was recognized and the girls were awarded their letters, pins, and certificates. Nineteen students received team awards, while four were recognized as All-CISAC (Connecticut Independent School Athletic Conference), three as CISAC Honorable Mention, and one as a NEPSAC (New England Preparatory School Athletic Council) All-Star.
The Swim Team's successes at the New England Prep School Swimming and Diving Division III Championships included its first New England Champion.