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Elliott Offers Coach’s Perspective


Girls’ softball coach Alec Elliot says he’s looking forward to the opportunity to bring together and form a new team this school year. 

“I’m looking forward to seeing the incoming freshmen and returners step up into bigger roles this new year,” Elliot said.  

Doing sports in high school helps students create more memories and form bonds with coaches and teammates, but high school is not forever. 

“I miss all my seniors. Each athlete dedicated so much time to commit so much to the program. Regardless of how big of a role they played as far as playing time is concerned, they are always missed and appreciated,” Elliot said.  

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Although Elliot is going to have to say goodbye to some seniors coming the end of this season, he says he is looking forward to meeting the new, fresh players coming in. 

“We had our first preseason weightlifting session and there were some ninth graders there. I love to see the commitment, especially so early in the year before the season has even begun,” Elliot said. 

New year, new goals–Elliott wants his players to strive to be the best version of themselves. He knows they are beyond capable of doing some incredible things. 

“I think our goal for every season, every practice, every game, every inning, every out and every pitch is to be the best version of themselves,” Elliot said. 

Elliot cannot say for sure what he is to expect from the upcoming season, but he remains hopeful.  

“This season has not yet started, it’s hard for me to know exactly what our upcoming players will do we did however finish 3rd in state last year. So regardless of experience incoming players will have some big shoes to fill, but like the post coach and my mentor said, ‘that was 2023 and this is 2024,’” Elliot said. 

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