2016 Lady Timberwolves Season Overview
The Lady Timberwolves are coming off a surprising PCL championship season in 2015 which marked a 6th straight CIF playoff season. A very young team enters 2016 even younger with the loss of 3 key seniors and a freshman stalwart, including the league MVP and the top 2 pitchers. But another very strong freshman class plus key sophomore returnees and a new sophomore addition will be led by returning second year varsity senior co-captains Claire Chatelain and Natalie Pennington and third year varsity junior Jordan Tyo and second year varsity junior Rachel Kenison. The typically tough preseason schedule should prepare the young guns to compete with strong, veteran teams fielded by Irvine, Woodbridge and Beckman as this young, talented group seek another CIF berth after 6 months of weight room and practice field work. The program has established an on field tradition and facility improvements that make our home field one of the best in Orange County and the 2016 Lady T'Wolves will look to continue that tradition.
Lady Timberwolves Are Pacific Coast
Led by seniors, Emily Bland , Kristen Guaderrama, and Allison Ring the Lady Timberwolves who were suddenly faced with the unexpected loss of five starters and lettermen from last year's CIF qualifying team over and above the expected senior graduation loss of four seniors continued to practice and play with high expectations. Filling the voids with inexperienced varsity players from the JV team and a large contingent of talented but inexperienced Freshman players, the Lady Timberwolves played thru the tough preseason scheduled that was made for an obviously more experienced group. When Pacific Coast League action commenced, the Timberwolves found themselves as the "little train that could do it" and finished a remarkable 8-2 in league and Co-Champions of the Pacfic Coast League as well as qualifying for the CIF playoffs for a sixth year in a row in a season that started in a less than ideal fashion.
2015 Northwood High School Softball Co-PCL Champions