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Eagles Softball Ends Best Season on Record

SCA Eagles postseason honorees Rylee Lunn, Kaylee Lunn, Shelby Brown, Chloe Woodall, Abigail Woodall, and Faith Dickey

SCA Eagles postseason honorees Rylee Lunn, Kaylee Lunn, Shelby Brown, Chloe Woodall, Abigail Woodall, and Faith Dickey

(Lee’s Summit, MO) – Summit Christian Academy’s softball program may have ended early in the postseason but the team still views the season as a success. The Eagles began the season with a record number of athletes; despite their number, the girls weren’t too sure of their capabilities.

“At the beginning of the year, we all sat in a classroom and set goals. The girls thought they wouldn’t hit any homeruns but Abigail Woodall, Kaylee Lunn, and Faith Dickey each hit an over-the-fence homerun before the season ended. The girls thought we’d have a team batting average of .270 but we ended up at .331 as a team! As the season progressed, the girls’ goals changed. They learned to believe in themselves that they could win games, make plays, and hit the ball hard,” remembers Coach Stephen Montisano.

The roster wasn’t the only record broken by this year’s Eagles softball team. As they came together as a team, the wins started to come together as well. The season ended with a record of five wins, and many more games that could have gone either way. Despite the wins, Coach Montisano knows five wins creates the opportunity for higher goals next season, “With five wins this year being the most in the program’s history, we plan to crush that number next year.”

The Eagles success carried over to a third new record as the most players in the school’s history received post season honors from MSHSAA. Seniors Abigail Woodall and Shelby Brown, junior Kaylee Lunn, sophomores Chloe Woodall and Faith Dickey, along with freshman Rylee Lunn were all recognized by Class 2, District 13 coaches as All-District, 2nd Team honorees. “These girls were a pleasure to coach and are exciting to watch. Assistant Coach Katelyn Hinton and I are very proud of their leadership on and off the field. They all possess positive attitudes and have lead by example all year in work ethic and being a good teammate,” says Coach Montisano who appreciates the experience of his two seniors but also values the future of the four underclassmen. “For the four coming back, we’ll keep breaking down walls and pushing forward. These four need to bring the same positive attitude and work ethic back next year, and we’ll go even further.”

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