Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the Deer Lakes softball team.
"Not many high school students would be excited to return home from Myrtle Beach to late-March Pittsburgh weather.
Count the players on the Deer Lakes softball team as the exception.
With nine returning starters from a team that made a run to the WPIAL final last year and after a successful spring training trip to the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, it is easy to see why the Lancers are so excited to return home and begin defense of their Section 3-AA title.
"They are ready," coach Craig Taliani said. "They are ready to come home and open up section. They are excited and ready to go.""