Thursday, December 18, 2014

2015 St. Peter's Softball Schedule

St. Peter's will open their 46 game 2015 softball schedule on the weekend of March 6 when they take part in Towson University's tournament, which will include a rare non conference game vs. MAAC rival Manhattan. After playing there, the Peacocks will immediately head to Florida for a week full of doubleheaders at the Spring Rebel Games in Kissimmee.

After a non conference tilt at St. Joe's on March 25, St. Peter's will open conference play at Quinnipiac on March 28. The Peacocks' home opener will take place on March 29 with a MAAC doubleheader vs. Siena. St. Peter's will close their regular season on May 3 when they host MAAC rival Marist. The Peacocks will have seven home dates in 2015.

2015 St. Peter's Softball Schedule

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2015 Manhattan Softball Schedule

The Manhattan Lady Jaspers will open their 53 game 2015 softball schedule with three games at North Carolina Central in Durham the weekend of February 20. Then Manhattan will attempt to open their home schedule, with what may be the earliest home game in MAAC history when they host Coppin State for a doubleheader on February 28. They will stay at home for a pair of games vs. Hartford on March 3. All depending on the weather of course, keeping in mind last season's adventures with the dreaded polar vortex!

On the weekend of March 6, the LJs will take part in Towson's tournament, which includes a rare non conference tilt vs. St. Peter's. After that, on the weekend of March 13, they will stay local by playing in St. John's tournament. Then it's off to California for Manhattan for the Santa Clara Round Robin, which will begin on March 20. A doubleheader at St. Mary's is also on the slate at that time.

The Lady Jaspers will open conference play when they host Siena on March 28. They will close their MAAC regular season on the weekend of May 2; first by hosting Marist, then traveling to Fairfield. In 2015, Manhattan will have ten home dates.

2015 Manhattan Softball Schedule

Friday, December 12, 2014

2015 Fairfield Softball Schedule

The Fairfield Stags will open their 47 game 2015 schedule on the weekend of February 27 at the Towson University tournament. On the weekend of March 6 the Stags will be in Bules Creek, North Carolina playing in Campbell's Camel Stampede. Fairfield will make a Florida trip in '15, taking part in Central Florida's tournament the weekend of March 13.

Fairfield's home opener will be a MAAC matchup vs. Niagara on March 28, with Canisius coming into town the next day. The Stags wrap up the regular season also at home, vs. Manhattan on May 3. Fairfield will have ten home dates in 2015.

2015 Fairfield Softball Schedule

2015 Canisius Softball Schedule

The Canisius Golden Griffins will open their 51 game 2015 schedule, their first season with new Head Coach Kim Griffin, on the weekend of February 7 when they will make their third consecutive appearance at Cleveland State's Dome Tournament. On the weekend of February 13, they will be in Durham, North Carolina to play in the Eagle Challenge, hosted by N.C. Central. E. Tennessee's Holiday Inn Classic will be the Griffs' next stop, the final weekend of February. After a week off, Canisius will make a Florida trip, first playing in one of South Florida's tournaments the weekend of March 13; then staying another week for a series of non conference games.

Canisius comes back north to play a doubleheader at state rival Syracuse on March 24, before opening up conference play at Iona and Fairfield on March 28-29. The Golden Griffins' home opener is scheduled to take place April 7 vs. Detroit Mercy, the first of seven home dates. Canisius will end their regular season with a pair of MAAC doubleheaders on the weekend of May 2 at Monmouth and Rider.

2015 Canisius Schedule

Thursday, December 11, 2014

2015 Rider Softball Schedule

The Rider Broncs will open their 56 game 2015 softball schedule on the weekend of February 20 when they take the field at Charlotte's 49er Classic. On February 28, they will play in George Mason's Patriot Classic in Fairfax, Virginia. After a doubleheader at Penn on March 4, the Broncs will play their home opener at Young Field on March 11 vs. Drexel. After that, it's back to tournament play; first at the Blue-Gold tournament hosted by North Carolina A&T on the weekend of March 14. Rider will play a series of seven games at the Liberty Classic beginning March 19 to wrap up their tournament portion of the season.

The Broncs will open conference play on March 28 when they host Monmouth. Their regular season will close on the weekend of May 2 with a pair of MAAC doubleheaders vs. Niagara and Canisius. Rider will have 10 home dates in 2015.

Rider 2015 Schedule

Friday, December 5, 2014

Destiny Holani Signs With Canisius

Destiny Holani of Honolulu, Hawaii has signed a national letter of intent to play softball at Canisius College beginning in the 2016 season.

Although Destiny Kaapuni Alohalani Holani will not be the first Hawaiian to play softball in the MAAC, she will be a first at Canisius. Destiny is in her senior season at Roosevelt high school in Honolulu, and has an interesting sports background. She's a catcher, but initially played baseball for seven years as the only girl on her team. She didn't begin playing softball until age 11, and her baseball background made the transition easy for her. She's a speedy, extra bases hitter, pounding out many doubles and triples over her playing career. Destiny plays travel ball with the Kaikamahine Softball Club.

Congratulations Destiny!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Allie Block Signs With Canisius

Allison Block of Lockport, NY signed a national letter of intent this month to play softball at Canisius College beginning in the 2016 season.

Allie Block has been a dominant pitcher at Starpoint high school, posting a career ERA of 1.13, which includes a fantastic junior season that ended with a record of 10-3 and a stingy 0.70 ERA. She's a high strikeout pitcher, putting down about 10 batters per game. She is also an accomplished hitter, batting .446 last season to go along with six home runs and four triples, plus 23 RBIs. For her performance last season she earned All-New York State honors twice, as a pitcher and hitter! Allie plays travel ball with the Cayuga Gamblers.

Congratulations Allie!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Niagara's Bridget Hogan Will Redshirt

Niagara's All-MAAC IF/pitcher Bridget Hogan will sit out the 2015 season after undergoing successful surgery this week and qualifying for medical redshirt status.

Bridget Hogan began to notice a problem with her hip late last season, but apparently it did not slow down her production, which earned her conference honors. She hit .313 last season, including three home runs. In conference play, she ranked seventh in the MAAC with a .410 average. But she finished the season hobbling, and this week had surgery to correct a bone spur and labrum tear. She is expected to make a full recovery, but will be out 4-6 months rehabilitating. She will return with three years of eligibility remaining.

Speedy recovery Bridget!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Lani Evans Signs With Iona

Alana Evans of Goleta, California has signed a national letter of intent to play softball at Iona College beginning in the 2016 season.

Big signing for the Gaels as they land All-CIF pitcher Lani Evans. Lani had a fabulous junior season for Dos Pueblos high school, posting a 17-6 record to go along with a 1.26 ERA. In fact, her career ERA currently stands at a paltry 0.99! She is a high strikeout pitcher, and not bad at the plate either, hitting .356 her junior season with three home runs.

Congratulations Lani!

St. Peter's Softball Clinic


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Jennifer Timm To Sign With Niagara

Jennifer Timm of Green Bay, Wisconsin will sign a national letter of intent this week to play softball at Niagara University beginning in the 2016 season.

Jennifer Timm is a middle infielder at West DePere High School, where she has been a career .400 hitter. Jennifer had a fabulous junior season for the Phantoms, hitting .430 with five home runs and 25 RBIs. This performance earned her unanimous first team All-Bay Conference honors. Jennifer isn't a singles hitter - she's led her team in doubles the past three seasons, and has shown home run power. She has played travel ball with the Fox River Rush.

Congratulations Jenn!

Sydney Dennis To Sign With Quinnipiac

Sydney Dennis of Kingwood, Texas will sign a national letter of intent this week to play softball at Quinnipiac University beginning in the 2016 season.

Although a native of Texas, Sydney Dennis has played travel ball with the New Jersey Intensity, and the Bobcats took notice of the speedy outfielder. Back in Texas with Kingwood High School, Sydney, a left handed slap hitter, batted .361 in 2014, leading her team to the Texas State championship game. In the outfield, she has very good range; gets to the ball quick; and has a strong, accurate arm.

Congratulations Sydney!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Rebecca Drake To Sign With Quinnipiac

Another homer for Rebecca!
Rebecca Drake of Toms River, New Jersey will sign a national letter of intent to play softball at Quinnipiac University beginning in the 2016 season.

A big signing coming up for the Bobcats as they land All-American pitcher/third baseman Rebecca Drake of Donovan Catholic High School. Rebecca is the epitome of the all around player...where to begin? Well, she hit an astounding .550 in 2014, with an astronomical slugging percentage of 1.083. She averaged over an RBI per game, and had an on base percentage of .640. She can hit for average, or power. She has speed, stealing a perfect 9 for 9 bases, and is also a high run producer. But that's not all...she's also a lockdown pitcher! In 2014, Rebecca posted a circle record of 10-1, with a miniscule ERA of 0.68. Opposing batters hit a measly .128 against her; she struck out an average of 7 batters per game. She rarely walks anyone. She'll be playing lots at QU! Rebecca plays her travel ball with the Jersey Intensity.

Congratulations Rebecca!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Alexa Feliciano To Sign With Rider

Alexa making the tag at third base
Alexa Feliciano of Thousand Oaks, California will sign a national letter of intent to play softball at Rider University beginning in the 2016 season.

Alexa Feliciano is a catcher and third baseman at Oak Park High School. Alexa batted .292 her junior season for the Eagles, including three triples, improving her average 30 points from the previous season, which was her first at the varsity level. Alexa began her career as a catcher, but also spent time at third base last season. She plays travel ball with Bownet Gold.

Congratulations Alexa!

Madysen Cossack To Sign With Siena

Madysen Cossack of Agoura Hills, California will sign a national letter of intent to play softball at Siena College beginning in the 2016 season.

The Saints continue to expand their recruiting boundaries with another fine player who will sign later this week. Madysen Cossack is a power hitter who plays softball at Agoura High School, where she has been named her team's Offensive Player Of The Year two consecutive seasons. Madysen has a career .373 batting average thus far, but had her best season in 2014 when she hit .413, which included six home runs in 23 games played. She has averaged about an RBI per game over her career. Madysen is a left handed first baseman with good range, and a strong arm. She plays travel ball with Bownet Gold.

Congratulations Mady!

Stephanie Kristo To Sign With Manhattan

Stephanie Kristo of Santa Clara, California will sign a national letter of intent this week to play softball at Manhattan College beginning in the 2016 season.

This is a big signing coming up for the Lady Jaspers. Stephanie Kristo is a pitcher for the renowned high school softball program at Archbishop Mitty in San Jose. The Monarchs were CIF Central Coast Section champions in 2014; and were ranked #3 in the entire nation. Stephanie had a fabulous junior season in the circle for Mitty, posting a 15-1 record to go along with a stingy 1.18 ERA. Her opponents batted only .194 against her. Included in her 15 wins were seven shutouts. Stephanie is a great control pitcher, walking only two batters per game. For the whole '14 season, she threw no wild pitches, and hit only one batter. She plays travel ball with the San Jose Lady Sharks, with whom she has pitched in many national tournaments. This is the sort of signing that could tilt the balance of power in the MAAC for years to come.

Congratulations Stephanie!


Saturday, November 8, 2014

2015 Quinnipiac Softball Schedule

The Quinnipiac University Bobcats will open their 54 game 2015 softball season indoors on February 6 with a game against state rival Sacred Heart, to be played in the Sports Dome in Danbury, Connecticut. On the weekend of February 13, the Bobcats will play in UNC-Charlotte's First Pitch Classic. Their next tournament stop will be in Fort Myers, Florida on the weekend of March 6 to play in Florida Gulf Coast's tournament. Quinnipiac will again this season pay a visit to Clearwater, Florida and play in one of South Florida's tournaments on the weekend of March 13; then will wrap up the tournament portion of their schedule by playing in Liberty's tourney in Lynchburg, Virginia beginning March 20.

There will be little time for rest in this busy schedule, with the Bobcats coming back north for their home opener on March 26, vs. UMass-Lowell. Maine will visit the QU Softball Field on the following day. The Bobcats will have 11 home dates in '15. Quinnipiac opens MAAC play on April 4 at Monmouth. Their regular season will end with a conference matchup vs. Siena at home on May 2.

2015 QU Softball Schedule

Monday, November 3, 2014

2015 Monmouth Softball Schedule

The Monmouth Hawks will begin their second MAAC softball season on the weekend of February 20, 2015 when they take part in the Longwood Spring Classic in Farmville, Virginia. The weekend of February 27 will find the Hawks back in Virginia, this time in Fairfax to play in a tournament hosted by George Mason. On the weekend of March 6 they will be in Blue Creek, North Carolina at Campbell University; Monmouth will wrap up the tournament portion of their schedule by playing in Central Florida's tournament beginning March 12.

The Hawks' home opener will take place on March 24 when they host Rutgers; Princeton will visit Monmouth Softball Park the next day. Monmouth will have 12 home dates in '15. On March 28, the Hawks will open conference play at Rider. Visits by MAAC rivals Canisius and Niagara will close out their regular season on May 2 & 3.

2015 Monmouth Softball Schedule