ACHS softball retires Hahn’s no. 14 jersey

DERON TALLEY, EDITOR @dvillechief
ACHS head coach Kirk Delatte stands with Brandi Hahn, two-time softball state champ at ACHS, and her family at the honoring to retire her no. 14 jersey.

For the second time this season, the ACHS softball team honored an alumnus by retiring the player’s jersey. This time, Brandi Hahn’s number 14 jersey was set aside to be distinguished Monday at the Fairgrounds before the ACHS softball team defeated Delhi Charter in the first round playoff game.

“I’m very humbled,” Hahn said about being honored. “It was something that came out of nowhere to me and I feel grateful that my former coach felt that I was so much of an asset to the team that he felt as though my jersey should be retired.”

Hahn had a seven-year career as a Lady Bulldog and was named six times to the All-District First Team, five times All-District MVP, four-time First Team All-State, and Class 1A MVP in 2000. Hahn was a member of the 1999 and 2000 State Championship winning teams for Ascension Catholic softball.

“I would hope that my years that I played would have left some sort of imprint as well as the girls that I played with,” Hahn said. “I feel as though our program has always been a strong one and now it is still as strong as ever. I feel like I’m part of a rich tradition.”

After finishing her career as a Lady Bulldog, Hahn went on to play softball at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux. However she said the best softball memories that she ever had were probably on the Ascension Catholic field and “I enjoyed every minute of it without thinking of any accolades that would accompany it.”

Hahn’s offered some advice to the current and future Lady Bulldogs: “Just go out there and play with heart, enjoy the sport you’re playing, these are some of the best years of your life so take advantage of every minute and enjoy every second that you have out there,” she said.

She added: “Thank you to my community and the program for thinking so highly of me.”