Softball Season in Jeopardy Due to COVID-19

Yanique Spencer

The Delaware State University softball team returned for their first practice on January 24th, 2022. The softball team has their mind on winning a MEAC Championship while combating COVID-19.

As the season approaches, the Lady Hornets face a new challenge other than their opponents. As COVID-19 rampages through the country, many collegiate programs are shutting down their athletic seasons. Delaware State University had delayed the return of students by two weeks, which caused the Lady Hornets to have a delayed start to their season.

Since 2020, the Delaware State University softball team has battled through games being canceled and the season being canceled. In 2022, the team is still battling games being canceled due to Covid. The season opener at Kennesaw State University has been canceled due to Covid. Two teams from the tournament pulled out due to concern about the pandemic.

“This season we are staying hopeful for a full season and are taking it as if we are playing till May,” said Jade King Team Captain of Delaware State University softball team.

The team is led by Head Coach Daniel Stockdale, Assistant Coach Abigal Sgro, Team Co-Captain Yanique Spencer, and Co-Captain Jade King. With the guidance of Stockdale, the team is set to win a MEAC Championship even with adversity.

“This team has gone through many changes since 2020.We’re going to win the MEAC Championship by playing defense and getting solid pitching each game” said Stockdale.

No matter the circumstances, this Delaware State University Softball team is willing to work through it to bring home a championship in May.

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