After sitting out nearly the entire season last year due to a knee injury in the Ladycats’ second practice, (she had a pinch-hit at-bat in the state semi-final), Megan is more than anxious to get behind the plate again. The resumption of her athletic avocation will be the reward for an offseason of hard work.
“I was given my release [to continue workouts] last August,” she said. “I’ve been going at it ever since, to get all of the strength back in my legs and help prevent this happening again.
“I really can’t wait for the season to get started. It’s going to be a blast.”
Megan is understandably upbeat about Aledo’s fortunes in the upcoming season. The Ladycats finished the 2013 season with a 40-4 record, entering the postseason as undefeated district champs. Aledo advanced up through the brackets before losing in the state semifinal match to eventual state champ Buda Hays.
An impressive footnote of the season bore the fact that Ladycats softball did not have a reason to celebrate a Senior Night last spring.
“We had no seniors last year,” Megan said when asked about her expectations going into the 2014 season. “Plus, we had several players hurt, who will be back this season.
“We fully expect to advance as far as we did last year, and further.”