JV softball player prepares for season


Reiblich swings in a game.

Sam Roberts, Feature Staff

Sophomore Ryleigh Reiblich has been playing softball since she was nine years old. She plays here at NC and for the Indiana Mustangs travel team.

“I started playing softball because my dad was coaching baseball at the time so I was always around the game and I just grew a love for it,” Reiblich said.

Reiblich loves the team aspect of softball. She enjoys getting to play with her teammates at NC and on her travel team.

“The team culture is very uplifting between JV and varsity. It’s like a big sisterhood,” Reiblich said.

The Panthers hope to use some of their unity and positivity to make a run for state this spring. Last season, the team had an exciting sectional championship win.

“My favorite thing about last season was that we always made sure to sing and pump eachother up before games. It made it a very enjoyable environment, and I hope we carry it on into this season,” Reiblich said.

With five seniors leaving last season, it is important for the young Panthers to step up and continue the legacy.

“This season, I want to have team and personal growth. I also hope we can improve on our record,” Reiblich said.

Last season, the Panthers went 16-12. They got second in the MIC and went 4-1, with their only loss being against Lawerence North.

“I am looking forward to MIC games this season. And when we play Cathedral and Chatard,” Reiblich said.

Last year, the team did not play Cathedral or Bishop Chatard. The Panthers are looking forward to these new additions to the schedule.

“On game day, I meet with some of my teammates and we get something to eat like Jimmy Johns. Then we change, do each other’s hair, and head up to the field to start setting up or warming up,” Reiblich said.

Reiblich has many game day routines, but her main goals include being a good teammate and player.