Ascension Christian's Maddie Gautreau is one of the parish softball players to watch in 2020.

The high-school softball season is just one week away.

Last season was a special one for Ascension Parish as one of its teams took home the Class 5A state championship.

Squads in the area will all certainly have a chance to make some noise in this postseason with the plethora of talented players that return this season.

Here is one of the parish softball players to watch in 2020:

Maddie Gautreau (Ascension Christian)

 Maddie Gautreau has been Ascension Christian's ace since she was in junior high. She returns in 2020 as a four-year starter. Last season, Gautreau went 18-8 from the circle. She was also a lethal hitter as she batted .360 and produced 31 RBIs. That output was good enough to make her first-team all-district and second-team All-Parish.