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Tue, February 20, 2024 at 04:02 AM
Steele Canyon High School Softball Team: A Preview of the Upcoming Season As the weather warms up and the smell of freshly cut grass fills the air, it can only mean one thing – softball season is upon us. At Steele Canyon High School in Spring Valley, California, the team is gearing up for what promises to be an exciting and challenging year. In this article, we sat down with head coach Kevin Pearlstein to get a preview of the upcoming season and learn more about the team’s goals, top returners, and coaching style. Coach Pearlstein has been at the helm of the Steele Canyon softball program for over a decade and his goals for the team remain consistent year after year. “Our goals are always the same,” he says. “We want to improve from the beginning of the season to the end, peaking in league and CIF. And, of course, our ultimate goals are to win league, qualify for CIF, and ultimately win CIF.” It’s clear that Coach Pearlstein and his team have their sights set on success and are willing to put in the hard work and dedication to achieve it. One key factor in the team’s success this year will be their top returners, including Senior Kamea Seunarine, who has already signed to play at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff. Joining her are Sophomores Marina Gonzalez, Ily Barclay, and Junior Hailey Trujillo, who were all recognized with all-league honors last year. These talented players all have a strong team-first mentality, making them valuable assets to the team. However, the team is not without its new faces, particularly those of Freshmen pitcher Bailey Evans and infielder Kallan Shaw. Coach Pearlstein acknowledges that these young players will be competing for playing time, but their talent and determination will surely make a positive impact on the team. Leadership is an important aspect of any successful team, and at Steele Canyon, the captains are chosen with this in mind. This year’s captains are Seunarine, Bella Azevedo, and Trujillo. Coach Pearlstein describes them as “good students with great leadership skills who always put the team first.” These qualities make them ideal leaders for the team and role models for their fellow teammates.