A group of friends, students at West University Elementary School and Presbyterian School, are playing this spring season on the West University Softball Association’s Ladybugs team. The players on the team range in age from Pre-K to first grade. Their coaches are (pictured, back row, from left) Andrew Bean, Will Oliver, and Jacob Tripplehorn. The players are (pictured, middle row, from left) Julia Meadows, Millie Tripplehorn, Isabel Covey, Mollie Raspino, Virginia Bean, Margot MacLaren; (front row, from left) Piper Oliver, Karis Dempsey, Clare Polky, Catherine Rahmn, and Naomi Baltodano. While most of the girls on the Ladybugs are enjoying their first year, there are a few that are in their second year.
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