Quimby talks upcoming softball

Washburn’s women’s softball season begins Feb. 7 and the team couldn’t be more excited.

“We have a lot of newcomers to the team and it is really exciting,” said Marina Quimby, a junior who pitches and plays first and third base for the Ichabods. “My biggest hope is that we can utilize our full potential and achieve what we are capable of.”

Quimby said her biggest fear is having bad weather and games being canceled. This is Quimby’s third year on the team and she explained that it can be pretty brutal for the players to practice in the cold of an early Kansas February, with the rainy weather often causing games to be postponed or canceled.

Quimby really hopes that the team can win the MIAA tournament this year.

“Winning would be my greatest goal,” she said.

She also is excited to work with her new teammates.

“I am really looking forward to bonding with my teammates and forming a sisterhood and making friends for life,” Quimby said.

She is confident in the team’s outcome for this season with two seniors, Lauren Thimmesch and Kristen Bell, leading the way.

Laughing, Quimby said that if anyone were looking for her, she would probably be out practicing in preparation for the upcoming tournament in Oklahoma on Feb. 7.

Quimby said she is really glad she has been able to play for two years on the team so and she is excited for her third to start.

“I think it’s going to be great,” she said.