Louisville Leopards 2023 Softball Preview


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Louisville Leopards

Head Coach: Kristen Miller
Years Head Coach (current school): 2nd
Record (current school): 12-13
Years Head Coach (overall): 2nd
Record (overall): 12-13

Assistant Coaches:
Emily Cantley
Mike Zifer

Record last season: 12-13
League Affiliation: Independent
Last year's playoff results: District semi's

Top players returning:
Senior: Shelby Mayle
Shelby will bring a strong bat and a consistent defensive glove to the team this year. She batted in the top of the order in 2022 and finished the season with a batting average of .341 with 29hits, 7 doubles, and 2 Hrs. She is recovering from a knee injury, and we are looking forward to her return.

Juniors: Matti Benson, Kenzi Denzer, Brooke Haren, and Katie Heath.

Matti Benson: Committed to University of Maryland (Softball)
2022 Stats: .470, 12HR, 33RBI's
Louisville Record Holder: Highest BA (2021) .609, Most Hit (2021) 53, HR (2022) 12, HR regular season (2022) 11, HR as a Freshman (2021) 6, Highest OPS (2021) 1.690, Slug % (2022) 1.072
Matti had a strong season in 2022. She remains an offensive and defensive force for the Leopards. She has started at SS since her freshman year. She leads quietly, but attacks the ball with violence both at the plate and on the field. She has a strong softball IQ and a bright future in the sport.

Kenzi Denzer: .465 (2022)
Kenzi came out swinging the bat strong and was clutch in several situations. She remained consistent throughout the season and lead off for the program. She plays 3rd base with great IQ and leads through example. She is a great role model to our youth. She also has a bright future in the sport.

Brooke Haren: Brooke brings strong leadership without even knowing it. Her presence on the field is a gamechanger. She is a natural athlete with and amazing defensive glove in centerfield. Her passion is basketball, and she has a bright future in that.

Katie Heath- Katie is a lefty pitcher that I anticipate big things from in the circle this season. She has a lot of potential. She had 8 wins in 2021and we are looking forward to more this season.

New impact players:
Kaitlyn Twinem
Anna Sirohman
Maggie Baker
Addy Campbell


Final Comments:
We are a young team with high standards. With the example of our upperclassman and the work ethic as a whole, I am anticipating a successful season.