CRESSKILL – The record may not show it – yet – but it’s a revitalized and renewed Cresskill Cougars crew that is making a definite impact on the softball diamond this season.
Sparked by a pair of strong, right-handed pitchers and a triple-threat infielder that bats leadoff, Cresskill has a chance at contending within the NJIC Patriot Division. Along with league-wide relevancy, the Cougars are seeking a Bergen County Tournament slot for the first time in at least five years and a spot in the highly competitive North 1, Group 1 state tournament.
“The most important thing is the coaches have us truly believing in ourselves. That’s given us the confidence to know that we can get the job done even against supposedly superior opposition,” said Colleen Byrne, a senior right-hander and one of the two Cougar aces in the circle. “We have almost everyone back from last year [eight returning starters] and we’ve been making some wiser choices in all phases of the game – and it’s beginning to pay off.”
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