By: Rebeca Puente- Limon
On Thursday April 26, the Ronald Reagan softball team made school history as they won the District Championship title for the 2018 season. The Bison defeated the Westland Lions with a shutout score of 21-0 in the fifth inning, being the first generation team to bring a District Championship trophy home.
The team has worked relentlessly for the past four years to win first place in the district, and has only made it as far as earning the runner- up title for three consecutive years. Head coach Melanie Isaza is a 2015 Ronald Reagan graduate and team alumni. “Bringing this trophy home means a lot to me. When I played, my team and I brought the first ever district trophy to Reagan. Although it was second place we still broke history.”
It is Isaza’s second year as head coach, and first district title win as a coach. “Now as a coach, I once again got to be a part of another historical moment for Reagan Softball,” said Isaza. For the senior team, Isaza has been both teammate and coach, “I am so happy and beyond proud of the team, and even more proud of four out of six seniors who I have watched grow the past four years.”
Co-Captain and senior Ayleen Pardo has been part of the team since 2014 and has worked hard season after season to win the title of District Champions. “After so many years of fighting and battling against our district rival, my team was finally able to work our way to a Bison District Championship Win,” said Pardo.
Following the District Championship, the Bison Softball team will be recognized in the Downtown Doral City Hall amongst fellow athletes and the city council for their accomplishments this season. Next week the Bison will face the Nova Titans in the Regional semi- finals.