Excited To Construct On South Grand Prairie Softball Workforce’s Success
Spring sports activities at South Grand Prairie Excessive College can have one other new face as Alicia Hayes has been named the brand new head softball coach. Hayes spent the previous 4 years at Prosper HS because the varsity assistant coach and is getting into her thirteenth 12 months of teaching.
Hayes replaces Ted Garcia, who led the Girl Warriors to the second spherical of the playoffs this season after a District 8-6A championship. It was the third second spherical playoff look in 4 seasons with him on the helm. Additionally they reached the second spherical in 2018 and 2019.
The 2020 season postseason was worn out due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On the time the season was canceled, the Girl Warriors had been 16-6 and 2-0 in district.
“I’m so enthusiastic about this chance to be working with such nice pupil athletes, lecturers, coaches and administration,” Hayes mentioned. “The crew had an amazing season final 12 months and I’m so able to get to work and construct on what they’ve began.”
Expertise As A Pupil-Athlete Shapes Hayes Teaching
At Prosper, Hayes was a part of a program that posted a 92-33-1 report over her time there, together with 35-5 in district play with a district championship (2018). This previous season they had been second in District 5-6A and reached the regional finals of the playoffs earlier than falling to Flower Mound to complete with a 29-5-1 report. Additionally they superior deep within the postseason in 2018 and 2019.
“My time at Prosper was nice, and I’m very fortunate to have been capable of work the final 4 years with individuals I’ve grown to like and name household,” Hayes mentioned.
Hayes performed at Northeast Texas Group School and Southern Arkansas College.
“Enjoying softball in faculty was probably the greatest instances of my life,” she mentioned. “Nobody can really perceive the life of a school student-athlete except they undergo it.
“My freshman 12 months at Northeast Texas Group School, we missed the convention match by a sport after which made it for the primary time my sophomore 12 months. I ended up taking part in at Southern Arkansas College however my senior 12 months was lower quick as a result of a knee harm.
“Enjoying at that subsequent stage actually did assist me understand that this sport means a lot and I’ve been so lucky to nonetheless be doing this after 12 years. I like that I get to go to work and never solely train younger ladies about softball, but in addition train them about being a servant chief to their neighborhood and making ready them for his or her future.”
South Grand Prairie was certainly one of three space groups to win its district in 2021, together with Pink Oak in District 14-5A and Venus in District 11-4A. Venus superior the farthest of any space crew within the postseason, reaching the third spherical.
Space softball recap for 2021
South Grand Prairie: Gained District 8. Defeated Richardson in bidistrict, 2-0 (5-3, 13-10); misplaced to Denton Guyer in space, 0-2 (0-19, 0-13).
Grand Prairie: Third in District 8. Defeated Richardson Berkner in bidistrict, 2-0 (10-0, 10-0); misplaced to Flower Mound in space, 0-2 (0-10, 2-8).
Mansfield: Second in District 11. Defeated Belton in bidistrict, 2-0 (13-8, 13-0); misplaced to Rockwal in space, 1-2 (0-5, 7-0, 0-1).
Mansfield Lake Ridge: Third in District 11. Defeated Copperas Cove in bidistrict, 2-0 (6-0, 7-2); misplaced to Wylie in space, 1-2 (4-3, 6-7, 4-18).
Waxahachie: Fourth in District 11. Misplaced to Bryan in bidistrict, 0-2 (3-9, 0-13).
Mansfield Legacy: Third in District 8. Defeated Saginaw in bidistrict, 2-0 (11-5, 17-3); misplaced to Colleyville Heritage in space, 0-2 (2-13, 1-11).
Midlothian: Third in District 14: Misplaced to Forney in bidistrict, 0-2 (4-7, 4-7).
Pink Oak: Gained District 14. Defeated North Forney in bidistrict, 2-0 (8-7, 17-6); misplaced to Hallsville in space, 0-2 (0-18, 2-22).
Venus: Gained District 11. Defeated Wilmer-Hutchins in bidistrict, 16-0; defeated Celina in space, 5-0; misplaced to Van Alstyne in regional quarterfinals, 0-2 (0-1, 1-3).
Midlothian Heritage: Second in District 10. Misplaced to Celina in bidistrict, 1-2 (0-6, 13-12, Sept. 11).
Wilmer-Hutchins: Fourth in District 12. Misplaced to Venus in bidistrict, 0-16.