Softball 2018 Review
The softball team posted a 26-3 record, won the program’s fourth Marion County Tournament title and won its second straight Circle City Conference title. The 26 wins represents the third-most wins in program history, tying the 2001, 2009 and 2015 teams, which also won 26 games, and extended the program’s streak of 10 straight 20-win seasons.
In winning the Marion County Tournament title, the Rebels defeated defending champion Decatur Central 3-2. The team went a perfect 8-0 in Circle City Conference play to win its second straight conference crown. Roncalli once again played one of the more rugged schedules in the state. The team’s three losses were to Class 4A’s top-ranked team (Center Grove), the Class 4A state champion (Decatur Central) and the Class 3A state champion (New Palestine).
Senior pitcher Jordan Jenkins and freshman second baseman Chloe Parks split the team MVP award. Jenkins led the team with a 12-0 record in the circle, while Parks hit a team best .538. Senior shortstop Lauren Fey earned first team all-state honors and was selected to play in the North-South All-Star Game. Fey, Jenkins, senior outfielder Scout Leffler and sophomore pitcher Amber Linton were all named All-Marion County. That quartet, along with Parks and junior catcher Amanda Prather, were all selected to the All-Circle City Conference team. Senior Jen Smith won the team’s mental attitude award. Senior outfielder Sam Curtis was chosen academic all-state by the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association (ICGSA). Leffler, Smith and Banister were picked to the ICGSA academic all-state honorable mention list. Leffler broke a nine-year-old program single-season record by hitting nine home runs.
Head coach David Lauck was named the 2018 State Coach of the Year by the ICGSA. The award was announced during the North-South All-Star Game festivities.