Monday, November 25, 2013
Nicole Feoli is a shortstop at Burlington Township High School where she was named All-New Jersey and the team's defensive player of the year as a junior. She is a career .381 hitter who has improved her average each season, hitting .390 in 2013. She's fast and can hit for extra bases, and also steal a few. Nicole plays travel ball with the Jersey Inferno Gold.
Jill Silvanic is a catcher at Owego Free Academy where she has been playing varsity softball since she was a 7th grader. She has hit over .400 her past two seasons, and is an outstanding fielder who can also play first base. But the Peacocks will want her behind the plate. Jill plays travel ball with the TC Tremors Gold out of Binghamton, NY.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
The Stags will open their home schedule on March 26 with a doubleheader against Yale. The next day they are at crosstown rival Sacred Heart, all in preparation for their MAAC opener on March 29 when they host defending champ Marist, who they lost to in the conference championship last season. Fairfield will play state rival Quinnipiac for the first time as a conference foe when they travel to Hamden, CT on April 2. They will host Monmouth for their first MAAC matchup with the New Jersey school on April 13. They will close out their regular season schedule on May 3 with a conference doubleheader at Manhattan. The Stags will have eight home dates in 2014, but Fairfield will be hosting the MAAC Championship so it could be more.
Fairfield Softball Schedule
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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Chloe Howerth is a second baseman and outfielder at Hononegah High School in Illinois. Actually, she's originally from softball rich Orange County, CA, but her family moved east recently. Chloe enrolled in her new school and impressed her new coach on her first day with her obvious softball skills. She is a very speedy slap hitter, who is a tough out and can reach on a bunt at any given time. Defensively, she's proficient at second base, but also excellent in center field where she has shown great range. Chloe plays travel ball with the Illinois Chill Gold.
Friday, November 15, 2013
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Toni Nino is a middle infielder at Silverado High School in Victorville, CA. She is a slap hitter with terrific speed, hitting .455 last season. She stole 20 bases in 23 attempts, and is a high run producer as shown in the photo above of her scoring the winning run in the ninth inning in a game last season. She always makes contact, striking out rarely, and looks to be a leadoff hitter with the Broncs. Toni plays travel ball with the So Cal Wicked.
Jessica Harkness is a left handed pitcher at Foran High School, where she was named All-Connecticut state the last two seasons. Jessica is a hard throwing pitcher who posted a 23-2 record in 2012, with a miniscule ERA of 0.87. She struck out 269 batters in 186 innings pitched. This also earned her New Haven Area Player Of The Year honors. She was 19-6 and had an ERA of 0.92 last season, striking out 233 batters in 168 innings. Jessica plays travel ball with the Connecticut Charmers Gold.
Angelina McGuire is an outfielder at Immaculate Heart Academy in New Jersey who has shown marked improvement over the course of her career, culminating in an All-New Jersey state honor last season after she hit .350. She's known for showing up in the big games. Angelina has played travel ball with the New Jersey Pride Gold and New Jersey Heist Gold.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
The Siena Saints land another .500 hitter this early signing week, this time All-New Jersey state centerfielder Mia Baldassari. This is a big signing for the Saints; I think Mia will be an immediate impact player in the MAAC. She set a Morris Knolls High School record last season as a junior, batting a whopping .515. The 2013 NFCA All-American is a left handed hitter who led her school in all offensive categories. Mia is tall, athletic, and has a strong arm in the outfield. She plays travel ball with the New Jersey Pride Gold.
Samantha Reilly is a catcher at Toms River North High School, where she has earned All-Ocean County honors. She plays travel ball with the Jersey Flames Gold, with future Marist teammate Gabrielle Kelliher.
Victoria Ross is a catcher at Bloomfield High School , and has shown she can hit for average and power. In her sophomore season, she was a .460 hitter; in her junior season, she drove home 30 runs in 26 games, with five homers. Solid behind the plate, Victoria has also played infield and outfield during her career. She plays travel ball with the New Jersey Heist, where she played with current Lady Jasper Amanda Paxson.
Monica Clark is a third baseman/shortstop at Archbishop Carroll High School in Pennsylvania where she was named All-Catholic and All-Delco as a junior in 2013. Monica bats leadoff and is a .400 hitter. She plays travel ball with the Delco Diamonds Gold.
Paige Hess is a shortstop/third baseman at Camp Verde High School, where she was named Most Valuable Player following her junior season. Paige is a career .483 hitter, batting a remarkable .505 in 2013. She's an extra bases hitter who has also shown some power, hitting seven out of the park last season. She's a good run producer and also has high RBI numbers. Her fielding percentage has improved yearly; she has a good arm and quick release. Paige plays travel ball with the Arizona Hotshots.
Coach Ausanio likes to bring power to his Red Foxes lineup, and Gabrielle Kelliher is certainly going to continue that trend. The senior outfielder last season set a bunch of records at East Brunswick High School when she hit .478 with a 1.056 slugging percentage as a junior. She also set school records for home runs (14) and RBIs (43). Gabrielle plays travel ball with the Jersey Flames Gold, and has also played with the Central Jersey Lightning Gold.
Friday, November 8, 2013
The Hawks will make their MAAC debut at old NEC rival Quinnipiac on March 30; their first conference games against an old MAAC school will be April 5 when they host defending champion Marist. Also on their home field they will play Siena, St. Peter's, Manhattan and Rider. Their first MAAC road matchups will also include trips to Iona, Fairfield, Niagara and Canisius.
2014 Monmouth Schedule
Thursday, November 7, 2013
QU will make their MAAC debut on March 29 when they travel to Riverdale, NY to take on Manhattan. Their home MAAC opener will be the next day, vs. old Northeast Conference rival Monmouth. For their first season of MAAC play, they will also host local rival Fairfield, Iona, Niagara and Canisius. They will also play at St. Peter's, Marist, Siena and Rider. The Bobcats have nine home dates scheduled for the upcoming season.
Quinnipiac 2014 schedule
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
After heading south for a series of games against the College of Charleston, Charleston Southern and Norfolk State, Rider will return north for local doubleheaders at Columbia and Army in preparation for their MAAC opener, which will be against St. Peter's and will serve as their home opener March 30. The Broncs have 11 home dates scheduled for the 2014 season.
2014 Rider softball schedule
Friday, October 11, 2013
Manhattan College became the first MAAC school to unveil their 2014 softball schedule as the countdown to the new season is on.
The Lady Jaspers will play 53 games in 2014, 25 of them at home. Highlighting the schedule of course is the new 20 game conference slate. The LJs will open MAAC play on March 29 when they host new rival Quinnipiac. They will play the other new member of the conference, Monmouth, on the final day of the regular season at Monmouth.
Manhattan will open their season on February 14 at the North Carolina A&T tournament. On the weekend of February 28, they will take part in the Towson tournament. After that, the LJs will open their home schedule with a pair of doubleheaders; vs. Hartford on March 4, then Hampton on March 13. They will then play one more tournament, at George Washington, on the weekend of March 14. On March 21 and 22, the Lady Jaspers will play home and home single games with local school Long Island. On April 5, new division 1 school UMass-Lowell will pay a visit to Manhattan for a doubleheader. Lehigh, Wagner and Sacred Heart will be other non conference foes coming to Gaelic Park in '14.
Even though there are two new teams, and four more games, only four teams will qualify for the MAAC tournament. Competition will be tight.
2014 Manhattan Schedule
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Erika Mackie is a hard throwing left handed pitcher who is in her senior year at Holy Cross High School in Scranton. She had a record of 13-6 with a 1.13 ERA her junior season, averaging over a strikeout per inning while walking only one batter per game. Erika played in the prestigious Rising Stars All-American game last year, and currently plays travel ball with the TC Tremors with fellow Canisius commit Moriah Harris.