Westminster: the field mystery uncovered, and how Ladue plans to use its newly acquired property
At the start of second semester, the long awaited Westminster property will be taken advantage of by various sports teams. The teams taking advantage of these facilities are yet to be determined, but at a board meeting taking place Nov. 14, coaches will discuss how the teams will satisfy their needs.
Among the many teams at Ladue, the baseball program is especially looking forward to using the new fields. There is only one baseball field on the current property, so it is difficult for JV and varsity to practice at the same time. Although there are fields at the middle school, the baseball diamond there is put to use by the girls lacrosse team.
“Since the completion of the new gymnasium and natatorium, we have not had a usable baseball field for junior varsity,” coach Rob Garrett said. “We are very excited to have two viable fields to improve our program and match the offerings of our competition. We look forward to more effective practices and tournament hosting opportunities.”
The Westminster property also has tennis courts, a soccer field, and a football field. It does not, however, have lights.
At the start of the new year, the fields will finally be opened for business. Unfortunately, this means that softball, football, and girls tennis cannot take advantage of the new property purchased prior to their seasons. Until then, Ladue sports players can look forward to enjoying the new property for practice and games. (Check back to this link in a few weeks for an update!) #