As we near the start of the 2021 USA Softball GOLD National Championships, we're highlighting some of the teams who will take to the fields in Salem, Va.
Meet Gold Coast Hurricanes-SAC National, a team competing in the 18-Under division. Based out of Maryland, Head Coach Kenny Magersupp breaks down what you can expect to see from his 2021 roster.
Team: Gold Coast Hurricanes-SAC National
Home State: Maryland
Head Coach: Kenny Magersupp
Team Twitter: @GCHMaryland
Team Facebook: Gold Coast Hurricanes-SAC
Team Website: www.goldcoasthurricanesmd.com
Previous GOLD Nationals Experience: 2019 USA Softball GOLD Nationals and 2020 USA Softball GOLD Nationals- Top 33.
What year was the team/organization founded: The organization was founded in 2018.
How long the team has been together: Three years.
Noteworthy events and recent tournaments: 16U USA Softball GOLD Nationals, 18U USA Softball GOLD Nationals, Atlanta Legacy Showcase, and Alex Wilcox Classic.
Returning players from 2020: Eight.
What are some of the strengths your team will bring this season: "Some strengths we bring are team chemistry, timely hitting, and quality pitching."
What is a primary focus your team has as you prepare for the 2021 GOLD Nationals: "Our primary focus is to continue to develop our athletes into outstanding young adults by building belief in one another and teaching them to understand the importance of representing their team first."
Why do you like playing USA Softball and participating in the GOLD Nationals: "We like playing USA Softball because they provide the best competition. The tournaments are also always well run and it's an honor to play for the National Governing Body of Softball."