If making it to Districts wasn’t achievement enough, fastpitch athletes proved that they were just as competent in the classroom as on the field, earning the Academic State Championship for the 1B classification. This marks JPII’s third academic state championship for the 2022-23 school year (girls cross country and girls basketball earning the other two titles).

But wait, there’s more! For the second consecutive year, fastpitch was honored by the SeaTac League with the Team Sportsmanship award. Wrapping up a trio of official honors, fastpitch head coach Anthony Herness was named Coach of the Year.