Isabel Hoch, Kerri Dadalski and the Ryan softball program shook off a late 2-1 deficit to overcome St. Hubert and claim their second consecutive Catholic League championship.
All Kerri Dadalski ever wanted was for Archbishop Ryan to be a strong enough softball program that girls from the neighborhood wouldn’t feel like they had to go outside of the city to win championships.
Needless to say, last softball season was anything but normal for Archbishop Ryan.
The days leading up to Feb. 16 were business as usual for Vince Capizzi and the Archbishop Ryan softball program.
Archbishop Ryan had just captured the Catholic League championship with a convincing 5-0 victory over Lansdale Catholic Thursday afternoon at Arcadia University.
In their quest for a Catholic League title, the Archbishop Ryan softball players know Andy Hafele is out there somewhere, looking down on them.
As tantalizing as the prospect of potentially winning in extra innings on Senior Day was, Brittany Smith wasn’t having it.
While nothing is a given in the Philadelphia Catholic League, this much is certain: the Archbishop Ryan softball team is playing this season with heavy hearts.
— Archbishop Ryan's Jenna McGee may be shy off the field, but on it she'll help carry the Ragdolls in 2013.