New York Mills Softball Preview
Head Coach: Bryan Dunrud--8th Year (69-72 overall). Assistant Coaches: Doug Salo (Varsity/JV); Amy Koskela (Jr. High). 2006 Season: 8-15 overall, 5-10 Park Region Conference (7th Place). Otter Tail Central won the Park Region Conference Champions...
Head Coach: Bryan Dunrud--8th Year (69-72 overall).
Assistant Coaches: Doug Salo (Varsity/JV); Amy Koskela (Jr. High).
2006 Season: 8-15 overall, 5-10 Park Region Conference (7th Place). Otter Tail Central won the Park Region Conference Championship (14-5 overall, 12-2 Park Region).
2006 Sections: New York Mills was the No. 4 seed in the North Sub-Section of the 6A Playoffs. They beat No. 5 Laporte 16-8 in the first round, then beat No. 1 Verndale 12-6 in the second round before winning the Sub-Section title with a 12-6 win over No. 3 Sebeka. They were knocked out in the Section semifinals by the South's No. 2 team, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross, 7-1. W/H-N then beat Sebeka for the 6A title, 5-3. W/H-N finished fourth at State. Springfield won the Class A State Championship.
2007 Seniors: Tessa Wegscheid, Brea Welter, Kristina Boe, Amanda Branby, Macailia Warner.
Get to Know'em: Emily Salo (Jr.), Alyssa Lee (Jr.), Kristen Perala (So.), Morgan Kahilainen (So.), Betsy Bernu (So.), Stephanie Cichy (So.), Kim Becker (So.), Nicole Nebosis (Fr.).
Strengths: The Lady Eagles are a very deep and balanced team this year with a lot of players competing for playing time. They have some quality returning players that will provide leadership and some younger players that are looking to step in and push the veterans for playing time. Mills has good pitching depth, good speed on the bases and in the field, and they should be able to score some runs this year with some experienced hitters looking to step up and improve on there season from last year.
Season Outlook: The Eagles have a very competitive conference and section this year with everyone being fairly balanced with some good quality returning players. The conference and section is up for grabs for whatever team is ready to step up and put in the time and effort necessary to be successful.
Coaches Quote: "We have the talent and depth necessary to step up and be very competitive. If we can continue to work hard and improve on a daily basis, this should be a fun and exciting season for our softball team."