The Lawrence University softball team, comprised of 15 girls, nine of whom are freshmen, is expected to be a dominating force in its upcoming season. The incoming freshmen include catcher Dani Cherry, outfielders Britni Totzke and Cathy Kaye, first baseman Tierney McBride, pitcher Shannon Murray and utility players Gaelen Lombard-Knapp, Courtney Steile and Desiree Gehl. Returning for the Vikes are senior outfielder Lara Wasserman, senior pitcher Meredith Foshag, sophomore pitcher Emily Perish, sophomore first baseman Ellen French, senior infielder Alex Goodson, sophomore center fielder Katie Simonsen and junior shortstop Carli Gurholt. The returning players provide a solid base for the Lawrence softball team. Goodson and Gurholt were two huge hitters last season and Simonsen was a strong center fielder. In addition, the two returning pitchers, Foshag and Perish, along with freshman Murray make up what head coach Kim Tatro calls the “Bermuda Triangle,” since they can all play multiple positions and will be a force to be reckoned with in the infield. Foshag, a senior, is optimistic about the upcoming season. Noted Foshag, “I think we have a really good chance at making [the] conference [tournament] this year. We have solid fielding, numerous people that could play multiple positions, and a lot of really good hitters.” The Lawrence University softball team kicks off their season in Florida over spring break.