The Lady Wolves softball team of Deltona High School has claimed the District 4A FHSAA state championship. The team’s win marks the first time a Volusia County softball team has become the state champions.
“The experience alone was just fantastic, a wonderful experience for everybody that took part in it,” Coach Lindsay Ingram told The Beacon. “I’m just so proud of these girls, bringing it back to Volusia County, and being the first ones in the county and Deltona to bring a championship back here.”
After making the Final Four, the Lady Wolves first defeated Clay County High School, 4-0, while Lake Wales downed Key West, 3-1. This led to the showdown between Deltona and Lake Wales.
The Deltona team topped Lake Wales, 6-3, to claim the first-ever softball title for Deltona High School. The team had a season record of 20-3.
Junior pitcher Katie McCaw said that bringing home the state championship title was well worth the hard work.
“It feels so exciting and sweet to be the first to make this huge history for Deltona softball and Volusia County,” she said.
The 2021-22 Lady Wolves team is made up of Emily Donohue, Anna Haverty, Veronica Puckett, Jaylene Mieres, Payton Woerner, Katelyn Sarvis, Megan Bint, Katie McCaw, Morgan Davis, Kyleen Martell, Zoe Cleveland, Molly Woerner, Jelexis Vazquez, Adrianna Stump, Sophia Correa, Sophie Strempel and Riley Spann. The team was assisted by Michelle Decker and Christine Ramer.