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Can’t hardly wait

Southwest softball coach anticipates the return of local sports.

The Spring sports season is a way of life for Stephanie Niebla.

Her family is grounded in both softball and baseball; with weekends being active because of their involvement in these sports.

On top of that, Niebla is the head coach of the Southwest Eagles varsity softball program; where she's led the Eagles deep into the CIF-San Diego Section playoffs; leading them to a title 2 years ago.

On March 16th of this year, the dream of playing out another season would turn into a nightmare; as the Covid-19 Pandemic caused a world-wide sports shut-down.

2 months later, Niebla still is getting used to the social isolation.

But, taking it all in stride, Niebla sees this as an opportunity for everyone to take time to reflect and regroup.

She also sees this a chance for student athletes to look at this at another challenge that will prepare them whenever the pandemic lifts.

"They're ready and eager to just, they don't care what shirt they are wearing they just want to get out there. So, they know that's in the future here. Hopefully, sooner than later. But again, we just have to wait and see. But, we talk about it and they know that is an option, once we're able to. So, I think that's in the back of their mind that we will be out there on that field altogether as soon as we can."

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