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Masterson is ready for a promising junior year



Sophie Masterson
Sophie Masterson: Photo by Richard Miller
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Porter’s Chapel Academy softball player Sophie Masterson is expected to have a good season as she enters her junior year.

“I’m excited, and I can’t wait to see how everything turns out and we’ve been practicing really hard and getting ready for our upcoming games,” Masterson said.

In 2022, Masterson had a batting average of nearly .300 while also throwing 31 strikeouts. She was selected to the VDN All-County Team. One of her best performances was against Victors, where she went 3 for 5 at the plate and got five strikeouts.

“I think I did decent but there’s always room for improvement especially with my hitting but I’ve been working hard at so good things are definitely coming,” Masterson added. I’ve been throwing a lot more and hitting up the gym to get my arms stronger so I’m fully prepared.”

Masterson is currently in the middle of summer training under new head coach Carlos Dawson. Despite the coaching change, Masterson is still confident that PCA softball will reach its full potential.

“We’ve been doing these devotionals before every practice and I think that’s helping out mentality but I’m fully confident of our new staff,” Masterson said.

PCA missed the playoffs last year but is returning multiple players from the 2022 squad as they prepare to earn a spot in the postseason in 2023.

“We plan to play as a team this year and bring home some wins to make this year a great one,” she said.

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