The Sooners, who haven’t lost a game since Feb. 19, have been criticized for their exuberant celebrations. But Coach Gasso said her players have no need to apologize for their energy level or excitement. Lyons said the celebrations aren’t meant to be disrespectful against opponents; they just play softball with passion.
Team chaplain Sarah Roberts has been nurturing the Sooners’ passion for Christ throughout the long season. On June 7, she tweeted a passage from Acts and photos of the team, writing: “The same way Peter and John shared their faith and the same way @OU_Softball shares theirs… is the same way we can share ours: 1) boldness 2) ordinary 3) relationship with Jesus. If you’re a follow of Christ, share Christ wherever God has you!”