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Monday, January 18, 2010

2010 MAAC Preview---Canisius College

2009 Finish: 4th in regular season; MAAC Tournament Champions
Departed Players: 5

Returning Players:
Michelle Fridey (.276 BA)
Lauren Hope (.274 BA)
Lizzy Gatto (.273 BA)
Paige Freiberger (.271 BA)
Katie Lancellotti (.248 BA)
Emily Helbig (.258 BA)
Lauren Falzone (.246 BA)
Lauryn Chris (.235 BA)
Kerry Ulmer (.222 BA)
Amanda Cannizo (.218)
Caroline Main (2-5; 4.71 ERA)

Incoming Freshmen:
Amanda Baun (P)
Stephanie Pfentner (C)
Taylor Klun (C)
Chloe Contreras (OF)
Katie Medina (IF, Redshirt)

Success in 2010 for the Golden Griffins of Canisius College depends on how their young pitching staff performs in MAAC games. They will face some very good non-conference teams (Florida, Georgia Tech, DePaul and others); this may toughen them up for conference play. If the Griffs qualify for the MAAC Tournament, they will be the host team and will be difficult to beat. But this season may be one of growing pains.

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