Bishop Carroll’s Cambell Riordan – Old Chicago Athlete Spotlight

By Hayden Swope

Bishop Carroll’s Cambell Riordan was a first team all-state and all-league softball selection last season for the Golden Eagles. After making multiple state appearances in high school, Riordan is hoping to win it all this year.

“My main goal is always to have fun and get better with my teammates along the way,” Riordan said. “This season I think we are all ready to compete and make it far in the postseason. After making it to state the last two years and then losing in the first round both times, we are very eager to get back on the field and compete.”

While waiting for spring season, Riordan spent her time off training and conditioning to strengthen herself as a player.

“My main goal for the offseason was to hit the weight room hard and keep working on my swing,” Riordan said. “I definitely gained a lot of power in the gym and I am ready to see how it translates to the field. I’m very excited to add six more games onto the schedule, I feel like that will help us get better. One of my weaknesses was pulling outside pitches, so I worked on that every chance I could.”

With every state appearance came the memories, good and bad, but winning it all a few years ago will forever stay with Riordan.

“My favorite memory is definitely when we won state my freshman year and I face planted on the way to the dog pile,” Riordan said.

After high school Riordan plans to continue her softball journey at the next level.

“I am going to Benedictine College to continue playing softball, and I plan to major in special education and teaching,” Riordan said.