“When you have one of the highest scores in the state, when we’re up near Valpo, Fort Wayne Dwenger, Merrillville and Portage, it’s kind of cool just to be up there with them.”
While Platt and Pomasl have improved since last season, the Berries have also got a boost from freshman all-arounder Alexa Abbott. They’ve also had specialists step up including Hannah Brandt on vault, Ashlyn Brown on beam, Elizabeth Nies on floor and Maddy Rosenberger on vault and beam.
“We’ve put in a lot of work in the offseason at our club gyms and we have a freshman this year, Alexa Abbott, who’s done so well. Hannah Brandt has really done this year as well,” Pomasl said. “We’re actually practicing a lot harder this year and practices are more intense and not laid back. We’re working on fixing things.”
Mordenti added, “They definitely are growing and they have so much talent and ability to be No. 1 or No. 2 in the state.
“I think the first year coming in we were very, very young. We had all freshmen and a couple sophomores and one senior, so it was just a little bit different. It takes a little bit of growing and they’ve learned a lot of new skills and they’ve perfected their old ones so that definitely helps with scoring, critiquing and composition.”