"On paper they look good," Wesleyan Softball Head Coach Steve Warner said. "We had a remarkable season last year. These kids did something we've never done in the history here. We have a majority of the players back. So I think if they stay healthy and they stay focused, I think we can challenge again for a conference title."
After last season's run to the Super Regional's, the West Virginia Wesleyan softball team isn't satisfied with just a conference title. They want to win a Division II National Championship.
"I believe we can do it," Bobcats senior Paige Cummings said. "We definitely have the bats and the defense. We got two new pitchers, Katie and Jess. They'll definitely help us out and lead us to success."
Each and every single one of the conference championships aren't just numbers on a wall, they actually mean something. It means the Wesleyan softball program has reached a level of domination unmatched by many others across the country. Players say last season's success was only the beginning.
"None of us really had that in the projection of how that last year was going to go," Wesleyan senior Kaitlyn Carey said. "So I think this year, now that we've experienced it, me and Paige especially, really want to go out with a bang and hopefully make it there again."
"You got to go big or go home. Everyday you've got to give 110 percent. Morning practices at 5:30 in the morning. So you've got to get there, get pumped and be ready to play," Cummings said.
It's that type of attitude that has the Bobcats in a position to win their 18th conference title in 21 seasons.