Names: Tiffany Edwards and Katie Gozzard
High School: Deer Lakes
Background: It didn't take long for the lone seniors on the Deer Lakes softball team to take the reins of this team and establish themselves as leaders. Coach Craig Taliani recognized it almost immediately. Seniors Tiffany Edwards and Katie Gozzard took on a leadership role before the season even started, helping to organize the team's spring training trip to the Ripken Experience at Myrtle Beach. Edwards and Gozzard are the only seniors on the team and it was a welcome sight to Taliani. Deer Lakes entered the WPIAL Class AA playoffs as the No. 1 overall seed. They survived a first-round scare against South Allegheny, ultimately winning 4-2 to reach the WPIAL quarterfinals. Both Edwards and Gozzard are four-year starters. They have a career 75-7 record and have three consecutive WPIAL title games, seeking to make it four for four this year.