Covid, Bullpen Catcher and a Torn ACL
Allisa DiPrima was all ready to start her college career as a starter in the OF at Oakland University. Days before her freshman trip to Nashville, she was told she may have been exposed to someone that tested positive and she could not go. All her hard worked evaporated. Crushed she watched her team start the season without her. She stayed ready and eventually played a little. Allisa sophomore year got off to a slow start and she was not playing. I her words, “I am just going to stay ready”. Eventually she got her chance and she hit .324 and help Oakland University Softball win a conference title. This year she got off to a blistering start and hit .394 on her Florida trip leading the Horizon League in hitting.
Kaycee Loehr sat in the bullpen for Davenport Softball for the last two years with only 18 At Bats to show for it. She only had one at bat in 2022. Kaycee did not quit or transfer like most players who do not play, Kaysee kept at it and in 2023 she is hitting .412 starting 11 of the first 17 games.
Kiana Morgan blew out her ACL early in her junior season in High School. It was heart breaking to see all her hard work go up in smoke. She was primed to have a great junior year with many opportunities to play at the college level. I remember the text she sent me 18 months ago of her putting down her crutches and walking for the first time without them. She was six months from the high school season and she was going to play. Kiana made it back to play her senior year but not at full strength. Kiana found a home at Madonna and she has earned time behind the plate hitting .320.