Friday, January 27, 2017
Marist has added four games to their schedule, and will now begin their season on February 18 at Norfolk State.
The Marist Red Foxes will begin defense of their MAAC championship when they open their 53 game 2017 schedule on the weekend of February 24 at the Mercer Tournament. Savannah St, IPFW and the home school will be the opponents. On the weekend of March 3, the Red Foxes will play four games at UMBC vs. the Retrievers and Coppin St. The highlight of the early season, for the players I'm sure, will be an extended stay in beautiful Hawaii, beginning March 10. Marist will play in a pair of tournaments hosted by the Rainbow Wahine, playing Purdue, UConn, Harvard, Toledo and the host school in 10 games between beachside luau's!
After this distant road trip, Marist will actually host a pre-conference season tournament themselves! On the weekend of March 24, Harvard and Hartford will visit Poughkeepsie. The Red Foxes will open MAAC play on April 2, hosting Siena. They will close their season on May 7 with a home DH vs. Monmouth that could have tournament hosting implications. The defending champs will play 11 home dates in 2017.
Marist Red Foxes 2017 Softball Season
Canisius will open MAAC play on April 1 at Fairfield. They will close their 2017 regular season on May 7 when they host local rival Niagara. The Golden Griffins will play seven home dates in 2017, including a doubleheader vs. Syracuse.
Canisius Golden Griffins 2017 Softball Schedule
The Broncs will open the home portion of their schedule on March 29 with a doubleheader vs. Wagner. They will open MAAC play at Quinnipiac on April 1. Rider will close their regular season on May 7 at St. Peter's. They will play nine home dates in 2017.
Rider Broncs 2017 Softball Schedule
Monday, January 23, 2017
After a game at Long Island, Quinnipiac will open the home portion of their schedule with a doubleheader vs. Wagner on March 25. They will open MAAC play on April 1 when they host Rider; and close out their regular season on May 7 at Fairfield. QU will have eight home dates in 2017.
QU Bobcats 2017 Softball Schedule
After doubleheaders at Syracuse and Cleveland St., the Purple Eagles will open MAAC play at Iona on April 1. Niagara will close out their regular season on May 7 at local rival Canisius. The Purps will have seven home dates in 2017.
Niagara Purple Eagles 2017 Softball Schedule
After road doubleheaders vs. Stony Brook, Columbia and Farleigh Dickinson, the Hawks will open their home season vs. St. Joseph's on March 29. Monmouth will open MAAC play on April 1 at Manhattan. They will close their regular season May 7 at Marist. The Hawks will have nine home dates in 2017.
Monmouth Hawks 2017 Softball Schedule
St. Peter's 2017 Softball Schedule
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Beginning this season, there will be a second NCAA Softball national tournament. Schools who don't make the championship tournament will be eligible for the new tournament, which will begin May 16.
The big news for the MAAC is that each conference will have an automatic bid in this new tournament, so that means more to play for. There will be some at large bids also.
Read and watch HERE
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
The Jaspers will open MAAC play on April 1 when they host Monmouth. Rider will be in town the next day. They close their regular season on May 6 at Iona. Manhattan will play 9 home dates in 2017.
Manhattan 2017 Softball Schedule
After playing in Seton Hall's tournament on March 17-18, and tilts at Fordham and Penn on the 22nd and 25th, the Gaels will open the home portion of their schedule on March 28 when they host crosstown rival St. John's for a single game. Army is in town the next day for another single game. Iona will open MAAC play vs. Niagara at home on April 1, with Canisius coming in the next day. Iona will close their regular season on May 7 when they host conference rival Manhattan. The Gaels will play 7 home dates in 2017.
Iona Gaels 2017 Softball Schedule
The Saints will open the home portion of their schedule on March 21 when they host the Hartford Hawks for a doubleheader. After a four game set at UMBC, and a doubleheader at crosstown rival Albany, Siena will open MAAC play at Saint Peter's on April 1. They close out the regular season at conference rival Niagara on May 6. The Saints will play 10 home dates in 2017. This includes a doubleheader visit by Syracuse on April 19.
Siena Saints 2017 Softball Schedule
Friday, October 14, 2016
Chris Stelma is a graduate of Rhode Island University, where he played baseball, helping the Rams to win the 2005 Atlantic 10 championship and make an NCAA Tournament appearance. Stelma last season was an assistant with the William Patterson University softball program. He also has experience as head baseball coach at County College of Morris. He is the owner of Fielder's Choice Baseball Academy and Kaboom Softball Academy, both in New Jersey.
Chris Stelma succeeds Ken Passante, who was relieved of his duties by SPU during the 2016 softball season.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Fairfield will then head back north, tuning up for conference play with games at Wagner and Sacred Heart. Their home opener will be on March 29 vs. Providence. The Stags will open MAAC play at home the weekend of April 1 vs. Canisius and Niagara. They will close their regular season on May at home vs. conference rival Quinnipiac. Fairfield will have nine home dates in 2017.
Fairfield 2017 schedule
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The following MAAC softball players were honored:
Jody Tassone (Canisius)
Melissa Santos (Fairfield)
Sarah Jackson (Iona)
Teresa Healy (Niagara)
Deanna Dovak (Rider)
Jennifer Drum (Manhattan)
Melissa Giordano (Marist)
Jessika-Jo Sandrini (Siena)
Congratulations to all!
Sunday, May 22, 2016
|It took her till the last day of her career - Maureen Duddy breaks record!|
#13 Tennessee 10
Marist 2 (6)
Ohio St. 6
The Marist Red Foxes saw their record breaking 2016 season come to an end Saturday in Knoxville, TN, losing games to the host Lady Volunteers and Ohio St.
Friday's rains forced a condensed version of the Knoxville Regional, with the Red Foxes opening Saturday afternoon vs. Tennessee. Marist put up a good fight vs. the 13th ranked team, even taking a 2-0 lead thanks to Becca Freeman's homer in the top of the first inning. The game remained close until the late innings when the Lady Vols ended it early. Against Ohio St. in the subsequent elimination game, the Red Foxes fell behind in the first inning. And although they had many chances to get back in the game, they could not score until Madison Lee made it home on a passed ball in the seventh inning.
In the fifth inning of the game against Tennessee, Maureen Duddy made history when she stole second base. In doing so, she broke Canisius' Lauren Hope's MAAC career record for stolen bases. Ironic that it took Lauren until her last career day to break the record herself in 2011!
And so, we say farewell to another MAAC softball season! We say goodbye to the departing seniors, and look forward to the incoming freshmen (more on them later)!
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Tennessee Lady Volunteers
Meghan Gregg .391; 10 HR; 58 RBIs
Rainey Gaffin .380; 5 HR; 38 RBIs injured/out
Megan Greer .375; 10 HR; 53 RBIs
Matty Moss 1.64 ERA; 12-4
Rainey Gaffin 2.32 ERA; 9-3 injured/out
Erin Gabriel 2.42 ERA; 19-6
PAC 12 36-19
Mo Mercado .387; 8 HR; 40 RBIs
Katiyana Mauga .340; 20 RBIs; 42 Runs
Mandie Perez .339; 57 Runs
Danielle O'Toole 2.14 ERA; 22-10
Taylor McQuillin 3.38 ERA 12-8
Ohio St. Buckeyes
Big Ten 33-18-1
Cammi Prantl .405; 9 HR; 44 RBIs
Alex Bayne .365; 18 HR; 48 RBIs
Emily Clark .323; 5 HR; 25 RBIs
Lena Springer 2.66 ERA; 5-4
Shelby Hursh 2.80; 15-9
Marist Red Foxes
Claire Oberdorf .382; 7 HR; 39 RBIs
Kyrsten Van Natta .380; 9 HR; 47 RBIs
Maureen Duddy .352; 20 RBIs, 50 Runs
Jayne Oberdorf 1.70 ERA; 16-3
Jessica Van Alphen 1,98 ERA; 10-3
Megan Beiermeister 2.62 ERA; 12-1
Sunday, May 15, 2016
The Marist Red Foxes will play in the Knoxville Regional, hosted by Tennessee. The Red Foxes will open vs. The Lady Volunteers. Also included in the Regional is Arizona and Ohio St.
More detail on the Regional later!
|Marist seniors Colleen McWilliams, Kyrsten Van Natta and Maureen Duddy|
It was a disappointment for sure, but the 2015 season served as motivation for this season. No way they were going to miss out on the postseason was their thinking, and they stormed out of the gate to open the 2016 season, never looking back! This is the model all teams ought to follow in the future. The Red Foxes won four of five games at their first tournament in Tampa back in February. Through March, before beginning conference play, they lost only a few games, and were very competitive in most of those losses. By April they were in peak playing shape, and would win 13 of their first 14 MAAC games, with an extra innings thriller to Manhattan being their only loss. They swept through the recent MAAC Championship with three consecutive wins, never behind in any game.
The Red Foxes currently own a record of 45-11, best ever in the MAAC. As a team they are hitting for an average of .330; holding their opponents to .235. They have four regular players hitting .350 or better, and two regular pitchers with ERAs below 2.00. They can hit with power (53 home runs), and may be the best running team in the nation (154 stolen bases). They are also defensively very solid.
Their season continues; Sunday night the NCAA will announce the regional matchups for the 64 teams invited to the National Tournament. It's been a record breaking season for Marist. The last MAAC team to win a game in the NCAAs was Canisius, in 2008. The Red Foxes have a good chance to do the same!