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June 15, 2013

Rogers cherishes softball state championship


In 2006 she made the move south when she accepted a position at Tri-West, located in Hendricks County just west of Indianapolis. She was an assistant coach for the Bruins before taking over the head coaching duties two years ago. She also serves as the head coach of the Lady Bruins volleyball program.

At the start of the season expectations were high as the Bruins returned eight starters from the year before.

"Our initial goal was to win one more game than we did the year before," said Rogers. "But this was a special team with a special group of girls. We had a nice mix of classes. We had six seniors and five sophomore starters along with six juniors and everyone just gets along so well with each other."

Marita Van Dyke and Lacey Meyer split time in the circle early in the season before Rogers turned over the vast majority of the pitching duties to Van Dyke. The Bruins then started to gel and lost their last game midway through the season when they dropped a doubleheader at Lebanon on May 4. They went on a 14-game winning streak and finished the season with a 25-4 record along with the 3A title. At the conclusion of the title game against Yorktown, Alyssa Clark of the Lady Bruins was presented with the mental attitude award for 3A. 

Rogers' dad pointed out to her towards the end of the season that her squad had led the state in several categories. 

Though Rogers never won a state title while playing for the Berries, Logansport was represented when she won with Tri-West. Many members of her family were in attendance as well as some former teammates. 

"I felt so blessed to have my family there with me and then I thought it was so cool when I found out some former teammates of mine were at the game," said Rogers. 

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