Softball Coach Grace Departure Impacts Team

By Antoine Aluqdah

With the softball season approaching the Lincoln University Lady Lions Softball team is without a coach. Earlier this year, Coach Lynsey Grace took a position as the Assistant Director for Athletics at the Community College of Philadelphia.

“Coach Grace taught us discipline,” junior pitcher Erin Rucker said. She wanted us to make sure we never quit and always fight to the end. We wish coach Grace the best on her future endeavors.”

The Lady Lions started practice this weekend and realized that this can help them grow as a family.

“As a team it made us closer, and more of a family because we all we got,” said Rucker.

With coach Grace’s departure, the team feels that the heart of the team is Erin Rucker, and she has been their major motivator during this tough time.

“Our pitcher Erin Rucker is definitely our motivation to achieve greatness, because she is our only pitcher and she does so much for the team. She’ll pitch until her arm falls off for us because she loves us and loves the sport,” said senior first basemen Jasmine Baxter.

Some of the Lady Lions also believe that it helps them grow maturity as a whole.

“It helps us come together and plan what we will go over in practice. It helps us have more vocal leaders out on the field,” said junior catcher Mariah Liberty.

The Lady Lions Softball team first game is  on March 9, at Johnson C. Smith University.

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