Joe Bendel profiles Chartiers Valley graduate Lindsay Reicoff, who is now a standout softball player at California University.
"Upon hitting her first collegiate home run, Lindsay Reicoff of California University of Pennsylvania dropped her bat and briskly circled the bases. No jogging. No fancy home run trot.
"Business," Reicoff said, laughing. "All business."
Perhaps Reicoff didn't know any better, given she was a self-described "contact hitter" at Chartiers Valley High School. Or, maybe she realized this was about to become a regular occurrence.
"We changed a couple things with my batting stance – and there it went," said Reicoff, who launched that first homer in the sixth game of her freshman season. "I started to put more weight on my back foot. It changed everything.""