The Susquehanna Valley Softball team has had an incredible regular season, winners of STAC East, Top-10 in the New York State Class B Rankings and now in pull position to be one of the highest seeds in Sectionals and a lot of that has been thanks to our latest Amphenol Aerospace Athlete of the Week, Lil D'Introno.

16-2 on the regular season with a 10-1 STAC record.

"I could see right from the beginning of the season," said sophomore shortstop Kylee Richardson. "Even during preseason, just the way she holds herself, the way she knows she can do what she does for us."

Kylee is referring to fellow sophomore, Lil D'Introno.

"Without her," said senior second baseman Paige Weaver. "We would not be as good as we are." 

The SV Saber made her varsity debut last season by impressing coaches with her attitude.

"Lil has a composure that's much older than her years," said SV head coach Karen Bidwell. "When she gets to the mound, even if she gets in trouble, she can get deep in the count three-two, and she just finds her way to throw that pitch that's going to get somebody out."

And there has been an influx of outs--over 200 strikeouts, and a batting average allowed of .150, some of the gaudiest stats in the area. But if you ask Lil herself, about the team's success, she passes the baton.

"Going out there knowing that we have like a strong offense behind me and strong defense behind me," D'Introno said. "It gives me a lot more confidence when I'm pitching."

Confidence that's turned in four no-hitters and two one-hitters. But again, Lil, humble even after tossing this dominant of a season, is just honored she gets to be in the circle.

"It means a lot that they trust me this much as a sophomore to let me put me in that position to play and pitch like that," D'Introno said. "I've known them since I was a lot younger, but just the fact that they trust me that much means a lot."

Coach Bidwell and the SV community continue to trust in Lil, Kylee, Paige and all the softball sabers to keep marching as they enter the postseason

"We'll go far in sectionals, Bidwell said. "That's our plan, our next goal would be Section IV, and then it goes from there."