Nicole Beisiegel of Williston during a drill at CVU Softball Camp at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg on July 30. (LYNN MONTY, Free Press)
It’s the crack of the bat, the thrill of the catch, and encouraging calls from the crowd that have kept Kenzie “Wheels” Roberts on the Champlain Valley Union softball team.
“They call her Wheels because she is a fast runner,” her mother Ally Roberts chuckled. “She was on the track team, but tried softball in middle school and has been on the field ever since.”
Kenzie Roberts took on the task of continuing what CVU graduate Leah Leister of Williston started last summer. Part of Leister’s graduation challenge project entailed a week long softball clinic for about ten fifth through ninth graders who were interested in learning about the game from the CVU softball team.
This year’s camp was not part of a senior project, Roberts said. “I just want kids to try out for softball in jordan 5 middle school and high school so our program can become better at CVU,” she said.
Her father Dennis Roberts said he is proud of Kenzie for reaching out to other girls, and getting them doing something positive. “She did all of this on her own,” he said. “We are here for support.”
CVU Softball Camp at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg on July 30. (LYNN MONTY, Free Press)
Kenzie spoke kindly, yet sternly, to the crew as they ran through the different drill stations.
Catcher Elizabeth Rensch of Williston wasted air jordan 4 no time getting the girls out on the field. She was motivated, focused, and right on the mark with her detailed instruction before she threw bright yellow softballs at players wearing red chest protectors.
Paige Niarchos, 12, of Williston said she was at the camp to improve her game. “I like shortstop, and second base,” she said. “There is a lot of action in those positions. It’s jordan 6 a lot of fun.”
CVU graduate Kayleigh Colbeth, 19, used to play for the team and was on hand to help Roberts at the camp. She is an education major at Castleton State College. “I love it, and I would like to see it grow,” she said of the CVU Softball program. “It’s been rough. July 30 through Aug. 2. Fifteen girls attended. About $400 was raised. Roberts said the funds will benefit the CVU Softball Team.
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