At bat for her last softball season is senior Julie Bourgea. With a long history playing softball, starting at the young age of just 6 years old, Bourgea has come to her final high school season. Bourgea was named captain of the softball team this spring season along with seniors Kierra Sexton and Haley Sutera.
Not just a sport, softball has become a way of life for Bourgea. With the meticulous practices and challenging games, Bourgea has created strong bonds with her teammates through their mutual love for the sport. Bourgea described her teammates as her “second family,” and that she has created “friendships that will last a lifetime.” Softball emphasizes the importance of teamwork and in order to be successful, the team must stick together and work hard. No other team best displays this then the Malden High School girls softball team.
Bourgea has proved to be dedicated to her work both on and off the field. A strong student and athlete, Bourgea is very involved in the Malden community. A member of the National Honor Society, Bourgea was inducted into the prestigious club her junior year. Bourgea is also involved in the Captain’s Council at MHS, volunteering at a variety of events throughout the city of Malden. Bourgea was a part of the basketball team freshman year and also a member of the field hockey team all four years of high school. Bourgea was named captain of the field hockey team her senior year, in which she led with her senior co-captain Blue and Gold member Kristen Leonard.
With graduation around the corner Bourgea is preparing for her life as college student next fall. After applying to many schools, Bourgea decided to attend Bridgewater State University next year, with a major in criminal justice. Unfortunately, Bourgea will not be playing softball next year but hopes to join an intramural team.
Julie has left a strong impression on not only her team but MHS as a whole. While she’ll truly be missed MHS wishes her the best of luck in the next chapter of her life.