Softball

The Calvert Lady Senecas Softball program began in the spring of 1982 with Ted Rombach as the head coach.  Rombach coached for 12 seasons, and had one of the best runs in Calvert sports history.  He compiled an outstanding record of 200-49, an incredible winning percentage of .803.  Included in the accomplishments of Rombach’s program are:  Eight straight league championships from 1985-92, the last six being in the MAL; eight sectional titles, and five district crowns (including four in a row).  Success came instantly upon his arrival in the dugout.  His first season brought a sectional and district championship and a 14-3 record. During that eight-year stretch (1985-92), Rombach also set the record for wins in a season, going 23-2 in 1985 and 23-3 in 1988.  The 1986 team finished 19-1, setting the record for highest winning percentage in a season (.950).  The 1987 squad was regional runners-up, the only appearance in the regional championship game in school history and furthest advance by any softball team in the tournament.  His teams also won 20 or more games in one season four different times during his tenure.  Rombach stepped aside for Cathy Smith before the 1994 season.  Smith coached for two seasons, resigning after the 1995 year.  Steve Kovacs guided the program for the 1996 season.  Bob Grothaus took over in 1997. After five seasons, Bob Grothaus resigned in 2001, and Bill Snyder took over in 2002.  Snyder resigned after the 2002 season and Deanna Schubach became the head coach before the 2003 season.  In Schubach’s second season (2004), the Lady Senecas won the sectional championship for the first time in 12 years, and finished the season 18-4 as district runners-up. Schubach’s third season as head coach produced a final record of 17-5 record and a 2nd place finish in the MAL.  Mark Hayes replaced Schubach after the 2006 season.  In his inaugural season, Coach Hayes guided the Lady Senecas to their tenth sectional title in school history.  In his third season, the Lady Senecas got back to their winning ways with Hayes leading them to a 13-8 (6-4 MAL) record.