SHS softball team is set for new season

Ron Howell
Sports Editor

A new head coach takes over this season for Sweetwater High School’s softball team, as Alexandra Fuentez is stepping in to replace Tony Heredia.
Fuentez served as a middle school coordinator in San Angelo the past three years, but before that she served as the head softball coach at Fort Stockton for eight years.
The Lady Mustangs will start their season Tuesday at Colorado City. Fuentez is still trying to get to know her players and incorporate a team-first attitude with just two seniors, only one of whom — Sonora Medellin — played here last year.
But there will be several retuning players with varsity experience, although many of them are still playing basketball. Five of the players — Medellin, Hannah Mobley, Tavis Black, Bri Moriel and Emerald Torres — earned either all-district or honorable mention recognition a year ago, so the talent is there for the Lady Mustangs to make the playoffs for the sixth time in seven years.
Fuentez will be assisted by Shawna Braswell, who will coach the JV. “We know the game,” she said of her players. “We just need the glue to put it together.”
Black, Elli Lehnert and Shavie Green are the returning players still in basketball. Other new or returning players include Sadie Fish, Blake Bewley, Kara Lehnert, Kaci Webb, Maddie Hernandez, Marissa Villanueva, Nikki Gutierrez, Annisa McCollom, Kendal Orosco, Jazel Villa and Meghann Olguin.

Pictured is Hannah Mobley.