College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Varsity Softball

OVERVIEW

The Holton varsity softball team will have a new look for the 2018 season. With the loss of nearly the entire infield, outfield and pitching staff, most of the underclassmen from last year’s successful Junior Varsity team have the opportunity to make an immediate impact. Returning are captains Julie Hirsch ’18 as the lone senior and juniors Katie Smith ‘19 and Maggie Meinhardt ’19 as the other upperclassmen on the roster. Our returning upperclassmen have the skills to step up right away and make some impact to provide time for the underclassmen to gain some experience and confidence.

This team has been phenomenal in practice, they’re dedicated to getting better each day and they understand the necessity of hard work, attention to detail and commitment to success. We will have the opportunity to surprise many teams this season. We will show improvements in all facets of softball giving the very best effort every day. We will play hard from the First Pitch to the Last Out. We have a chance to have a special season.” Go Panthers!

SCHEDULE/RESULTS

To access previous years' schedule and results, click on the desired year.

SCHEDULE

Team Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score
Varsity Softball vs.
Georgetown Day School
Away
Varsity Softball vs.
Madeira School
Home
Varsity Softball vs.
St. Andrew's School
Away
Varsity Softball vs.
Holy Child
Home
Varsity Softball vs.
Maret School
Away
Varsity Softball vs.
Episcopal High School
Away
Varsity Softball vs.
St. Stephen's/St. Agnes School
Away
Varsity Softball vs.
Stone Ridge School
Home
Varsity Softball vs.
Georgetown Visitation
Home
Varsity Softball vs.
National Cathedral School
Away
Varsity Softball vs.
Flint Hill School - US
Home
Varsity Softball vs.
Potomac School
Away
Varsity Softball vs.
Sidwell Friends School
Home

ROSTER

Roster

Name Class
Jemma Bazemore 2020
Morgan Bedingfield 2020
Lillian Broeksmit 2020
Catherine Crocker 2021
Anushka Dar 2021
Julie Hirsch 2018
Kaley Katz 2020
Katie Kohn 2021
Anna Matsui 2021
Maggie Meinhardt 2019
Jumana Schmidt 2020
Klara Schmidt 2020
Katie Smith 2019
Natsuki Takizawa 2020
Renata Taylor-Smith 2020

COACHES

Head Coach: Rich Roberts
rjroberts@attain.com

Coach Roberts began coaching at Holton in 2011. Since then Holton has had much success including winning the ISL Softball title in 2013 and the ISL Co-Championship in 2016. Prior to coming to Holton, Roberts was the Varsity Softball Head Coach at Wilson High School in Washington, D.C. where he led the team to the District of Columbia Championship. In addition to coaching at the high school level, Roberts was the head coach of the Arlington Illusions in the Arlington Girls Softball Association compiling a .801 winning percentage with 157 wins 39 losses and 5 undefeated seasons. Coach Roberts has also been a head coach for Little League and American Legion baseball teams.

Roberts was recognized by the Washington Post as the Softball Coach of the Year in the District of Columbia, 2009. The same year, he was named by Northern Virginia Magazine as the Best Softball Coach in NoVA. He was elected to the Arlington Little League Hall of Fame in 1992.

An athlete himself, Roberts while serving as an Officer in the United States Army was the catcher on the Fort Hood, Texas Fast Pitch Softball team that won the Texas District 19 ASA Championship. He also played baseball at the University Miami (Fla) and was the catcher on his Oregon State Championship and Babe Ruth League World Series baseball team.


Assistant Coach:
Paul Decker


AWARDS

Past Awards

2018

Varsity Softball 2018
Coach: Rich Roberts

Most Valuable Player - Katie Smith ‘19

Most Improved Player - Jemma Bazemore ‘20

Coach's Award - Maggie Meinhardt ‘19

ISL Honorable Mention
Katie Smith ‘19

2017

Varsity Softball 2017
Coach: Rich Roberts

Most Valuable Player - Lillian Baker ‘17

Most Improved Player - Ceci Gichner ‘18

Coach's Award - Katie Smith ‘19


ISL AA Honors
Lillian Baker ‘17

2016

Varsity Softball 2016
Head Coach: Rich Roberts

2016 Team Awards
Most Valuable Player - Lillian Baker ‘17
Most Improved Player - Rinnie Hewlett ‘17
Coach's Award - Olivia Daneker ‘17

ISL AA Honors
Olivia Daneker ‘17
Lillian Baker ‘17

2016 All-Met Honors
Honorable Mention: Lillian Baker '17


2015

Varsity Softball 2016
Head Coach: Rich Roberts

Most Valuable Player - Lillian Baker ‘17

Most Improved Player - Olivia Danaker ‘17

Coach's Award - Samantha Beaulieu ‘15