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Navarro preaches preparedness

San Pasqual softball coach wanting his student athletes ready when pandemic ends.

San Pasqual Lady Warriors head softball coach Marco Navarro finds himself in the same position as any coach at any level worldwide; playing the waiting game.

Back in early March, when the Coronavirus Pandemic halted the Lady Warriors season after only 2 games, the dreams for this year's team to pursue any potential playoff run also came to an abrupt end.

As heartbreaking as it has been for every student athlete on the squad, the 6 seniors in the lineup will never again suit up for the Lady Warriors.

Malaya Emerson, Angie Casillas, Miracle Steele, Stephanie Ruiz, Xaviera Hirales and star catcher Andrea Guinn will have to move on from San Pasqual; but not before Coach Navarro passes them and the rest of the team an important life lesson:

"You know what, I tell my seniors, I tell the whole team; 'life is like the field, you know, when you're playing. Life is going to throw you a curve ball. Same as the game. You got to make sure you're down to it, and hit it hard. We're just tying to get, trying to be prepared for whenever they tell us, you can go back out on the field. Get prepared. Have the words to talk to our girls.'"

Navarro is hopeful that this pearl of wisdom is taken to heart, as the remainder of his student athletes prepare for next season.

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Rob Fram

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