Familiar Skills Have Helped Darien’s Osherow Morph From Redshirt Freshman To Virginia’s No. 1 Pitcher

Natural ability carried Erika Osherow to elite status as a freshman for Darien High School’s softball team, and a relentless work ethic made her an immediate star in a conference where stardom does not come with such immediacy.

So what would appear a shocking sudden ascension this year to the average onlooker probably comes as little surprise to those who observed Osherow’s scholastic career. Osherow committed to play at the University of Virginia after her sophomore year, and was expected to redshirt this year. Instead, she is the Cavaliers’ starting pitcher.