Original Article: By Rich Fisher of Mercerspace.com
Original Link: http://mercerspace.com/2017/06/26/freshman-rios-po...
Proving that one is never too old to see something they have never seen before in sports, we present Doane Academy softball coach Sean Yackel.
"I've been coaching the varsity for 21 years now," Yackel said. "And I've never seen a hitter like her come in as a freshman. She's the best I've ever had at that age."
"She" is Hamilton Township resident Maddy Rios, a freshman who was named Softball Player of the Year at Doane, a Burlington-based school playing in the Penn-Jersey Athletic Association. Rios was so good, that KYW Channel 3 News came up from Philadelphia to do a segment on her hitting prowess.
"Everybody said, 'Were you nervous? You didn't look nervous,' but I was," Rios said. "That whole thing was definitely a surprise. I wasn't expecting that as a freshman. They told me a week before, and then I had to wait and wait for them to come up. Once they taped it, I had to wait for another week (before it aired)." For the full article, please click here.