Ready to Bring the BOOM This Season?

The new season is upon us, which means that every player, coach, and fan (lol) has an opportunity to start fresh and set new goals for the season ahead. 

With that in mind, we reached out to some of the best softball players in the world to find out how they prepare themselves for each new season.

Check out the videos below to hear from Aliyah Andrews, Erica Piancastelli, Morgan Zerkle, and Tori Valdes of Athletes Unlimited and learn how they ready themselves for each new season.

Thanks for the great advice AU!

Aliyah Andrews

2022 AUX Season: Tallied 816 leaderboard points to place 26th in the league standings … started all 12 games … hit .333 with 13 hits in 39 at-bats, including one double … led league with three stolen bases in three attempts … also contributed a double with two walks … posted a pair of multi-hit games, including three-hit performance against Team Chidester on June 14 … had two hits with two runs scored against Team Zerkle on June 24 … earned No. 7 spot on SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays on June 15 with diving catch against Team Eberle.

Erica Piancastelli

2021 Championship Season: Earned 23rd place on the leaderboard with 1,278 points … scored nine runs … starter in all 15 games … batted .256 with 11 hits, including five extra-base hits … tied for the league lead with 10 walks … drove in 10 runs, which were tied for sixth in the circuit … owned share of seventh place among league leaders with three home runs … hit by a pitch twice.

Morgan Zerkle

2022 AUX Season: Placed fourth in the league standings with 1,338 leaderboard points … earned three game MVP commendations … batted .385 while starting all 12 games … accumulated 15 hits, including two doubles and a home run … recorded five runs batted in while scoring nine times … served as a team captain during final series of the season … tied with Sam Fischer for second in the league with six multi-hit outings … hit a three-run home run against Team Mulipola on June 18 … closed season with eight hits over final four games, including three-hit performance against Team Fischer on June 25 in 10-inning season finale … scored at least one run in 8-of-12 games … served as a team captain during final series of the season.

Tori Vidales 

2022 AUX Season: Finished inaugural AUX Softball season with 966 leaderboard points to place 18th in the league standings … starter in 11-of-12 games who hit .317 … tallied 13 hits, including four doubles, a triple and a home run … also drove in seven runs and scored six runs … opened season by going 3-for-4 with a run scored against Team Ocasio on June 13 … tallied two hits, including a home run, against Team Fischer on June 19 … also registered back-to-back two-hit performances to end the season.