Softball - JV
On the JV softball team, players are given the opportunity to develop their skill level in a structured learning environment that constantly challenges them whilst providing both encouragement and support. Each player develops her core skills, providing a solid base as she progresses in the sport. The team benefits when exposed to challenging drills that require effective decision-making and precise execution under pressure. The repetition of these varied drills during practice helps develop competency and confidence in the athlete.
Dr. Bernardo joined the Science Department at Walker’s in 2017. She is in her second season coaching JV softball and also coaches JV volleyball in the fall. Dr. Bernardo is a dorm parent, an Upper School advisor, and advisor to the Environmental Club on campus. She holds a Ph.D. in Biology from Wesleyan University.
Daniele Ness began working at The Ethel Walker School in 2018. This is her first season coaching softball at Walker’s. Daniele has an extensive background as a softball player, specializing as third baseman and catcher. She played competitive softball for over 15 years including high school and college intramural, and continued in a women’s adult league. Daniele earned her B.S. in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas and worked as an engineer prior to becoming a math teacher. Outside of coaching JV Softball, Danielle is the director of the robotics program and teaches math. Daniele is a parent of class of 2024 and 2025.