CORRECTIONVILLE - The starting lineup of experienced letter winners Will boost the 2012 River Valley softball team this season, again under the tutelage of coach Dean Norris.
Among thos returning letter winners who will provide a strong nucleus for the Wolverines are pitcher Mackenzie Fitch, catcher Bailey Fitch, first baseman Jacie Jepsen, second baseman Jordain Volkert, shortstop Lexie Chester, third baseman Kari Ludvigson, left fielder Abbey Miller, center fielder Olivia Goettch, and right fielder Kelsey Brown.
Among promising newcomers that Norris will count on this year are Payton Goettsch, Jenna Knaack, Taylor Goettsch, Hailey Klaschen, Gabby Todd, and Allison Brown.
Ludvigson is back as a three-time All-Western Valley Conference and All-District pick, Mackenzie Fitch is a two-time All-WVC selection and one-time All-District, and Chester is a two-time All-WVC choice.
Norris said he returns seven capable starters offr last year's squad and terms this season's team as the most talented group he has had at River Valley.
Norris is assisted by Rob Hullinger.