The Cardinal

Kalin Kovach
From a very young age, Softball has been Senior Kalin Kovach’s passion. Similar to many of us, Kalin’s parents signed her up for multiple sports as a little girl, but nothing seemed to click the way Softball did for Kalin. Her talent and ambition deservingly landed her a spot on the Varsity team at Canfield High School every year.

Kalin has enjoyed her experience so far on the Canfield Cardinals softball team. “The upperclassmen have always been really nice, the coaches are nice. Our team has always gone pretty far . . . we have won districts, so we’ve done very well, it's been really fun” said Kovach

Not only does Kalin play for Canfield High School, she commits a lot of her time to a selective travel team based out of the Canton-Massillon area called the Ohio Emeralds, in which she is the only girl from the Mahoning County that is a part of this team. Kalin devotes the majority of her year to softball with the Emeralds season beginning as soon as Canfield’s season ends. The Ohio Emerald’s team is composed of the best players from many regions. Girls from all over including Hudson and West Virginia travel just to be on this reputable team.

When it comes to travel softball, it is up to the player to train and put in the work, “A lot of people think travel teams entail a lot more work, but with my travel team, they have us do it ourselves. I have to become stronger on my own, I have to lift, go to hitting lessons, field by myself. I basically have to better myself,” said Kalin when asked what a travel team entails.

Kalin plans to continue doing the thing she loves most. Unsure of where she will be, she is confident that she will be on the field playing softball at the collegiate level.

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