A Fun Chat with Kenzie Rhodes!

Photo from https://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2017/sports-and-exercise/home.htm

Photo from https://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2017/sports-and-exercise/home.htm

In its short five-year history, ACP’s girls’ softball has accomplished plenty of feats. Under head coach Shawn Curbello, the team has produced multiple all-conference and academic players. In its first few years, the Lady Knights recorded a record of 53-30. With the program still growing and even moving to a new campus for the 2022-2023 school year, the future of the program is on track for greatness and even bigger accomplishments. We decided to take a moment and ask #13 senior Kenzie Rhodes, shortstop and catcher, a few questions about this year’s softball team and the future of the program. Here’s what she had to say. 

Q: Being a relatively new program, what were your thoughts when joining the team having no idea what to expect?

A: Being a new program, it opened up a lot of doors for the newcomers and players that didn’t have experience before high school. The coaches were a big help in teaching us all about the game and playing multiple positions to further our knowledge of the game. They helped us develop into the players we are today. 

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Q: Being a senior and important player, what do you feel you contribute to the team?

A: Being a leader, I try my best to help my team and lead by example. When in practice I hustle and give 110% effort to show the players how the speed of the game should be. I also encourage and help the new players in practice when they have questions or need the advice to help develop them as players.

Q: What has been the key to your team’s success this year?

A: The biggest key to our success this year has been the players and the chemistry we’ve built together. On and off the field we are all there for each other, and it allows us to trust each other and play better knowing we all have each other’s back on the field.

Q: With the school moving to a new location and the program growing, what message do you have for the future Lady Softball Knights?

A: With moving to a bigger school, I would say stay positive and stay close to the current players, as there are going to be a lot more kids at the new school. Although, remain welcoming to the new players that join the program to help keep the chemistry and build new chemistry. Do your best to help retain the legacy that the first few classes have begun building.

The Lady Knights are currently 6-7 in the current spring 20-21 season looking to finish the season strong with three more wins and a playoff appearance. The Knights will host a home game today April 30th against the Benjamin Franklin Chargers who they previously beat last week 11-5. Good luck to our amazing team tonight and a big thanks to Kenzie Rhodes for her time and comments on the season. Can’t wait to see what the future has in store for her!