Athlete Of The Week 3/14-3/18

Senior, Jaden Gagucas

Senior, Jaden Gagucas

Sammie Bruton she/her 10th grade, Advertising Manager

Spring sports have started and they are off to a great start! This week’s athlete of the week is senior Jaden Gagucas from softball. Gagucas went 3-4 with her hitting in both games against Marysville Pilchuck and Shorecrest, so far her batting average is .750.

Gagugas has been playing softball all 4 years she’s been at Mariner and has a big impact on the team. Her being the leadoff hitter and the team’s starting centerfield shows her great leadership.

“As a senior, she’s really stepped up to lead the team in the right direction,” said head coach, Nathan Beachy.

The team believes this year is their year to go post-season and Gagucas would be a big part of that accomplishment with the way she has been playing. It’s only the beginning of the season and she has started off strong.

“She’s confident out the gate, she goes 3-4 in both of our first two games in the leadoff spot and that’s not easy for anyone,” said Beachy.

Gagucas’s performance has been outstanding and can only get stronger throughout the season.