The PCC women’s softball team began last season with the addition of 16 new freshmen amid COVID precautions which forced the team to practice via Zoom. This season, those players are returning with growth, maturity, and skill. The Lancers continued its six-game winning streak when they defeated El Camino College Thursday at Robinson Park. For third base Jaimie Harris, sharing the field with her teammates has made all the difference. “The momentum of the team is high,” Harris said. “We are all striving for the …
Lancer softball players want to play it safe amid pandemic
Closed fields, no ‘on field’ practices has been keeping the athletes in an indoor bubble for the past 6 months. As COVID continues to impact sports, players and coaches aim to find ways to stay engaged and prepare for an upcoming season. The softball team hopes to have a season but the high risks of the coronavirus has made players hesitate to engage in competition. “I’m already nervous to go back as it is and don’t really want to risk it but once we get …
Top 10: Lancer women killed it this year
Winning matters! Does your individual production lead to team success? It’s not enough to be a regular starter or be a good role player. To be on this list, you have to be one of the best at PCC, one of best in the South Coast Conference (SCC), and damn near one of the best in the state. And it’s only fair to separate the best into three separate categories. The MVPs, the game changers, and the leaders in descending order. We’re also listing the …
Quarantined cross-country MVP keeps fit on YouTube
The night before the cross-country state race, Olivia Ruiz filmed herself and teammates for her YouTube page, “Running Into Style.” Ruiz always had her routine pre-competition meal. The beets helped her with stamina, albeit she confidently claims it has nothing to do with Dwight Shrute. Nowadays she’s trapped at home because of the pandemic, but the multifaceted young star still finds time to run around her neighborhood and build her YouTube page.
For softball star, it’s always ‘go time’
A natural competitor, Danielle Ruiz has carried her bat and cleats with her every day since she was 6 years old; making it easy to turn any wall into an opportunity to expand her batting techniques and further develop her hand-eye coordination.
Editorial: PCC’s athletics have a home field disadvantage
Pasadena City College’s athletic teams are being put at a disadvantage by playing on outdated fields, some of which are not even at the school.
Softball ends season top ten in the State
Heading into their off-season Lancers softball did not perform in the playoffs as the athletes, their coaches, or the school, had fully hoped, but still managed to impress themselves and secure rank number 9 in Southern California (SoCal) and the State as a whole.
All smiles for softball
Following three shutout victories, Lancers closed out their home season schedule this week finishing second in the South Coast Conference North Division.
Women’s softball slides past Seahawks
With only six games left in the season, the Lancer’s Women Softball team has won double as many games as they’ve lost. This past week, the team played an eventful series of games, with an initial loss to Mt. San Antonio Community College, followed by a victorious home win against Los Angeles Harbor.
Softball ace hangs up cleats to pursue bigger goals
The smell of freshly mowed grass is blown from the surrounding field into the dugout, where nervous, sweaty palms are rampant and eager shoes tap anxiously on the dusty ground. An eager dad awaits in the stands ready to cheer at first bat. Walking on to home plate, navy helmet weighing heavy on her head, Angel Wintercorn approaches the tee which is nearly as tall as she is. One of only three girls on the team, she stares at the ball determinedly and swings.