The Vashon Island School District honored the life and legacy of Rochelle Munger last week when it renamed the Vashon High School softball field after the longtime, beloved teacher and coach.
The event, also the final home game for the softball team’s graduating seniors, included a ceremonial pitch thrown out by Rochelle’s mother, Sharon Munger.
Earlier this year, the district’s athletic director Andy Sears talked about the decision to name the field after her.
“Rochelle was such a positive person and was so humble. She coached softball for a long time and really promoted the growth of the sport,” he said. “She was always someone who would do anything for the betterment of the sport and team, and this seems like a fitting tribute.”
The event took place on May 7. The Pirates went on to defeat Bellevue Christian that day, 5-3.