OTTAWA LAKE — Whiteford’s softball team is starting the 2022 season No. 4 on the Division 4 pre-season rankings list and Aly VanBrandt is a candidate for Michigan’s Player of the Year.
The Bobcats are 2-0 and resume action this week.
The Division 4 pre-season rankings, by the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association, finds Whiteford in the top 5:
3. Riverview Gabriel Richard
8. Portland St. Pats
Kalamazoo Christian, Inland Lakes, Ishpeming, Norway, Onaway, Rogers City, Rudyard, River Valley
VanBrandt, coming off a record-breaking season for the Bobcats and who has already committed to playing at the University of Indiana, is listed among the STATE CHAMPS Network as a Michigan “Total Softball Player of the Year contest.”