Boomer Elmsdale
Thu, February 22, 2024 at 01:02 AM . California
The Moorpark High School softball team is gearing up for an exciting season, with high hopes and big goals in mind. Coach Bill Finnerty is at the helm once again, bringing his 14 years of experience and passion for the game to the team. In this exclusive interview, Coach Finnerty shares his insights on the upcoming season and gives us a preview of what to expect from the Moorpark Musketeers. When asked about the goals for the team this season, Coach Finnerty didn't shy away from setting the bar high. He stated, "Our primary goal is to win a league championship and perform well in the CIF playoffs." This shows the team's determination and hunger for success. Coach Finnerty also emphasized the importance of staying focused and taking each game one step at a time to achieve their ultimate goal. The key to success for Moorpark this season lies in their experienced and talented players. Coach Finnerty highlighted the four returning players who will play crucial roles this year - Madison Finnerty as a pitcher and utility player, Shae Anderson as shortstop, Dri Martinez as third baseman, and Daniela Isararras as a utility player. He described them as special players who bring a strong work ethic, leadership, and skills to the team. With their experience and ability to step up under pressure, these players will be key elements in the team's success this season. Coach Finnerty also mentioned a few new players who are expected to make an immediate impact on the team. He praised their dedication and hard work in the preseason, and their skills and potential to contribute significantly on the field. Keep an eye out for these players as they add depth and talent to the Moorpark team. When looking for potential team captains, Coach Finnerty looks for players who embody leadership qualities and can be positive role models for the rest of the team. He also considers their communication skills, work ethic, and ability to lead by example. This year, the team has elected Madison Finnerty, Dri Martinez, and Shae Anderson as captains. Team chemistry and camaraderie are also crucial elements for a successful season. When asked about how he plans to build and maintain these aspects, Coach Finnerty stated, "this group has great chemistry, and they have been playing together for a long time." This team chemistry will undoubtedly play a significant role in their success on the field, and Coach Finnerty plans to continue fostering it throughout the season.