J.P. Bruno | February 19, 2017
Notre Dame softball welcomed five new players to the squad in 2017: outfielder Alexis Bazos, catcher Madison Heide, infielder Katie Marino, infielder Chelsea Purcell and infielder Ellie Richards. Let's get better acquainted with the Irish softball Class of 2020.
How would you describe your first semester at ND?
Katie Marino (KM): "It was a challenge getting used to everything. Softball, school, social, learning to make it all work. But we're good now."
Chelsea Purcell (CP): "It was a challenge, and there were lots of trials and tribulations, but we had an automatic support system with the team that helped a lot. Also, professors and academic advisers."
Alexis Bazos (AB): "Every day here you're forced to be the best version of yourself, both with softball and in the classroom. Everyone has been super supportive and made accomplishing that possible."
Madison Heide (MH): "There is an adjustment period, but with everything it is now coming together easier."
Ellie Richards (ER): "Every day we're pushed by our coaches, professors, each other. We've all gotten more comfortable."