This year's Skyhawks women's softball team has the talent to accomplish something really special over the next two seasons.
This year, the Skyhawks' lone returning sophomore is catcher Amanda Lillie from Byron. Skyhawk Head Coach Mark Pruis says that with 15 freshmen it will take a while for each player to find her position that will be best suited for success at the college level.
On the mound, the Skyhawks will have local talent in pitcher Jacie Young of Rock Falls. Helping Lillie behind the plate will be freshman catcher Kerrie Tenboer of Morrison.
The infield will consist of Kelsey Kleveland of Oregon, Ashlen Folkers of Rock Falls, Kaitlyn Kenady of Morrison, and Catlyn Thompson of Sterling.
Patrolling the outfield will be Sophia Aponte of Sterling, Stephanie Hernandez and Jacinta Vazquez, both of Rock Falls, Katie Grossman, Michelle Allen, Kara Devine, all of Dixon; and Taylor Johnson of Bay Port, Wisconsin.
The team's 21-games season begins March 18 on the road against Augustana junior varsity in Rock Island. Sauk's schedule also includes 10 home games with the first home game on March 20 against Elgin Community College.