Ascension Catholic's Alicia Canatella is one of the parish softball players to watch in 2017.

The season is right around the corner for the parish’s softball squads.

Last year, two of the six high-school programs reached the LHSAA Softball Fast Pitch 56 state tournament. With the wealth of talent returning this season, that number may just increase.

Here are the Ascension softball players to watch in 2017:

Alicia Canatella (Ascension Catholic)

Along with Landry, Alicia Canatella will return for the Lady Bulldogs as one of their top seniors under first-year head coach Don Henry. Canatella is a three-year starter for Ascension Catholic. As their starting short stop, she earned both second-team all-district and All-Parish honors as they won yet another league title and made another state tournament appearance.

Players already named:

Abigail Landry (Ascension Catholic)

Taylor Tidwell (St. Amant)

Hannah Martin (Dutchtown)