Goshen College student’s leadership through adversity


written by Justin DeWeese, originally published by Goshen College

Alisyn Catenacci, far left

Maple Leafs pitcher and first baseman Alisyn Catenacci was experiencing the highest of highs in mid-March earlier this year. The Goshen softball team had their first 4-0 start in league play since 2001 and a seven-game win streak. Catenacci had two home runs and five RBIs in a 9-2 win against conference rival Bethel while throwing a complete game on the mound with nine strikeouts and just one walk to her credit. For the performance, she was named the Crossroads League Softball Player of the Week for March 13-20. She played an instrumental leadership role, on the mound and at the plate, in Goshen’s historic season, which saw them set the program conference wins record and tie the record for overall wins in a season. For all her success during the year, it is hard to believe that her career was in jeopardy last August. Yet she continues to be a leader on the field and in the classroom. […]

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