The Canterbury Lady Cougars softball team had its best year ever finishing with a 6-4 record.
The Lady Cougars just completed their fourth season by finishing second in their district and winning their first round playoff game before losing to the eventual state champions from Hallettsville Sacred Heart. In the game, the Lady Cougars were able to pull off the first triple play in school history.
The Lady Cougars were led offensively by captain catcher Stefanie Anderson, a junior, who hit .417 on the year and had two game-winning hits in the last at bat.
Sophomore shortstop Hannah Robutka also had an outstanding year at the plate hitting .333 and having the game winning hit in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Sherman Texoma for the program’s first every playoff victory. Sophomore Sophia Engle led the pitching and finished the season with a record of 5-2. Senior first baseman Melissa Powers anchored the defense along with third baseman Maddie Howard, a junior.
The Lady Cougars will be looking to improve on this season with the addition of several eighth-graders who had an undefeated season in middle school. Stefanie Anderson, Hannah Robutka, and Melissa Powers were all named first team all-district this season.
The Canterbury Episcopal School is an independent, college-prep school for grades K-12 in DeSoto, which boasts award-winning athletic, academic and fine arts programs. Canterbury is accepting applications for enrollment for the 2009-2010 school-year, and summer sports camp registration is underway. For more information or to schedule a tour visit the Web site at www.thecanterburyschool.org or call 972-572-7200.