Ever since I was a freshman, I have looked forward to my senior year of high school. The trips, prom, graduation—it seemed like a dream to be a senior. Unfortunately, my senior year was robbed from me by COVID-19.

From ages 7 to 12, Katie Ciuffreda played baseball in the Lawrence Little League, and thanks to her great speed was the All-Star center fielder for three years.

Coach Conor Hayes credits Herbert, senior center Ryan Smith and last year’s seniors as major forces in helping the Ravens go from a four-win team two years ago to 20-7 last season.