Written by Alan Brads
For the first time since 2017, Legacy Christian Academy softball is back! After several consecutive years of trying to field a team and coaching staff, 2021 has become the breakthrough year for softball. The team is led by LCA parent and athletics aficionado Sharon Gay. No matter their record at the end of the season, this will be remembered as a truly groundbreaking year for Legacy’s softball team.
The team is loaded with personality and has a bright future as their roster is stuffed with underclassmen. Speaking to the new and unique feeling of getting out on the diamond, sophomore Mya Jones said, “softball is unlike any other sport. You’re automatically cool the minute you put eye black on.” Her enthusiasm points not only to the excitement of restarting a sport many have not had the chance to play, but also embodies the relaxed mentality the team holds.
Many players on the team had never played softball in any capacity and jumped at the chance to learn a new sport. Senior basketball star Emma Hess said, “I’ve made new friends and just learned so much about the game of softball.” Being a group that’s new to the game did not stop them from making school history. On April 13th the Knights defeated the Rams of Trotwood high school, picking up the first win in Legacy Christian Academy history. (The last win coming in 2012 as the Xenia Christian Ambassadors)
This team will certainly be a joy to watch in the years to come. Many sports have a radiant future, but playing for a school with conference champions and even state champions, 2021 LCA softball team will always be a team to remember.