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One Team - No Hiatus for Sweet Briar Softball

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“For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat”​ -Wallis Gallant

The purpose of this petition is to revoke the decision to place the Sweet Briar Varsity Softball team on a hiatus and to maintain our softball program if not in conference play this year, then by seeking alternative options like non-conference play or even as a club sport. With the recent news of the hiatus, we, current and former softball players, feel that the decision was made unfairly and without exploring all possible options.  Athletics is an important part of the entire Sweet Briar community and each sport provides individuals with an outlet for which they can express themselves. As an athlete, we are taught from the beginning ‘to improve every day.”  We pour our blood, sweat and tears onto the Vixen field every day. We put failures behind us and start over again. Every game, every day, every year is a new opportunity. This is what makes us “One Team” and we stand in pride with VIXENS across our chest. We ask that each of you stand with us because we are role models on and off the field; we aid our school and other athletic programs in overcoming obstacles and challenges. Putting softball on a temporary, or even permanent, hiatus would be detrimental to the Sweet Briar community as well as the sisterhood that we worked so hard to form. Every email and post from the college has said that this will be beneficial for “all” athletes, but how does it benefit the athletes of the softball team? There are options that have yet to be explored, and are currently being ignored, and we plan to make sure we are heard. We will not give up. We will stay united. We will remain One Team.



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