The Laguna Beach High softball team began its 2014 season Tuesday in Irvine and the Breakers, under new head coach Andrea Lorenz, fell, 15-7, to host University in nonleague play.
Lorenz takes over a program which last year went 10-18 overall, which tied for the fourth-best win total in program history, reached the CIF Southern Section playoffs for just the fourth time, and then won a postseason wild-card game to get to the first-round of the Division 5 tournament.
"Our goal for the year is to compete all the time not just in games but in practices as well," she said.
The Breakers begin play Friday at the Costa Mesa Tournament. They'll take on Crean Lutheran at 3:15 p.m. at TeWinkle Park.
The tournament continues Saturday and concludes March 14-15.
Lorenz said that the program also will take part in a "Play for Kay" special game May 1 to benefit women's cancers.
Laguna Beach Softball
Head coach: Andrea Lorenz (first year)
2013 record: 10-18
2013 league record: (5-5; tied-third)
2013 CIF results: Won wild-card game, reached first-round Division 5 playoffs.
The Breakers: Andrea Gossett (OF/1B, Sr.); Jordan Hartman (2B/SS, Sr.); Chiara Prando (OF,UTL, Sr.); Megan Kent (OF/IF, Sr.); Veronica Clancy (1B/C, Sr.); Gabrielle Lange (2B/UTL, Sr.); Jennifer Sorensen (CF/P, Sr.); Halle Redfearn (P.); Makena Collins (C, Jr.); Jessica Roediger (SS, Soph.); Sophie Tabrizi (OF, Soph.); Brittany Nguyen (UTL, Fr.); Katie Williams (UTL, Fr.); Victoria Mastrocola (IF).
Returning with honors: Halle Redfearn (second-team all-league)
Friday: vs. Crean Lutheran, 3:15 p..m. (Costa Mesa Tournament)
Saturday, March 14-15: at Costa Mesa Tournament (TBA)
Monday-March 14: at North OC Classic, (TBD)
March 18: at Fountain Valley, 3:15 p.m.
March 20: *Estancia, 4 p.m.
March 25: Rancho Alamitos, 4 p.m.
March 27: JSerra, 4 p.m.
April 1: Newport Harbor, 4 p.m.
April 8: vs. *Calvary Chapel, 3:15 p.m. (TeWinkle Park)
April 22: at San Juan Hills, 3:15 p.m.
April 24: at *Godinez, 3:15 p.m.
April 29: *Costa Mesa, 4 p.m.
April 30: at *Saddleback, 3:15 p.m.
May 1: *Saddleback, 4 p.m.
May 6: at *Estancia, 3:15 p.m.
May 8: *Calvary Chapel, 4 p.m.
May 13: *Godinez, 4 p.m.
May 15: at *Costa Mesa, 3:15 p.m.
(*denotes Orange Coast League game)
(Home site: Thurston Middle School)