RUTHERFORD – A young, inexperienced Rutherford softball team is not going to have head coach Helen Antzoulides conceding a division title.
The Lady Bulldogs took home a share of the NJIC Colonial Division title last season, making it back-to-back-to-back at least having a part of a league title with a final 18-7 record.
“We three-peated last year so it has to be us,” said Antzoulides about being confident of grabbing a fourth straight Colonial title. “I’m not going to give up. We still have a target on our back. I would rather have a target on our back.”
Many might not think that Rutherford is going to win the division with several new faces and a new pitcher in junior righty Shannon Clare.
But Antzoulides believes the ingredients are there for a successful season if her players reach their potential. “We have to play up to our capabilities,” said Antzoulides.
While young the Rutherford head coach likes the makeup of her team. Whether or not it equals titles, only time will tell. “This is one of the most athletic teams that I have ever had,” said the long-time Rutherford softball coach.