There will be a new WPIAL Class AA softball champion this year. And if Beaver has anything to say about it, there will be a new WPIAL Class AAA champion too. The Bobcats move up in class for the first time in program history after capturing the WPIAL Class AA title last season.
Beaver was undefeated against the WPIAL last season, losing only in the PIAA quarterfinals to Phillipsburg-Osceola. It finished 17-1, capturing a Section 5-AA title and WPIAL title.
"Naturally they would love trying to defend the title again in Double-A," coach Butch Rousseau said. "But we are kind of anxious to move on. We know what we have to do, now we are just trying to accomplish some new things."
Beaver is ranked No. 2 in the Post-Gazette preseason rankings behind only another defending WPIAL champion, Thomas Jefferson who won the title in Class AAA last year.