The varsity softball team finished the 2017 season second in the region standings with a sterling 11-1 record in region.
Finishing with a 15-12 overall record, the team advanced to the second round (final 16) of the AAAA state playoffs for the 2nd consecutive season, losing to the eventual AAAA state champion Northside-Columbus. On the year, the team hit for a .350 average and a .446 on-base percentage while playing outstanding defense (.932 fielding percentage). Juniors Arianna Alvord, Jacy Watson, and Sarah Lewis, and seniors Quillin Perlis and Anna Freeman were all named to the 4-AAAA All-Region team. In addition to All-Region honors, Alvord and Watson were both nominated for AAAA All-State honors. The team returns a strong core of players for 2018 and should once again contend for the region crown.
2017 WA Varsity Softball Team
Coach John Hurston has served the Woodward softball program the past four years as an assistant softball coach. In the 2013-2014 season, he helped lead the team to its first region title in the 25-year history of the program. The girls softball team had its first ever AAA All-State selection and its first ever AAA All-State Honorable Mention during that season as well. During that memorable season, the team had 14 first team All-Region players, the most in a single year in school history. During the 2016-2017 season, Coach Hurston helped the softball team advance to the second round of the state playoffs for the first time in school history. Coach Hurston has also been a baseball coach for the past nine years, with five of those coming at Troup High school, and he is currently beginning his fourth year as a baseball coach at Woodward Academy. In addition to coaching, Coach Hurston teaches P.E. at Woodward Academy Primary School.
Eileen McWhorter, GM