Thursday, July 22, 2010
The Softball schedule can be found here:
If you are in Buffalo for the Games, the softball competition is being held at the Audubon Complex in Amherst, NY.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Tashia Daley of Ellsworth, Maine has signed a letter of intent to play softball at Niagara University and will join the Purple Eagles for the 2011 season. Tashia is a pitcher at Ellsworth High School and throws a 64 mph fastball. She will join a Purple Eagles' staff that has fellow Maine native Julie DiMatteo.
Ellsworth High School senior Tashia Daley, one of the top pitchers in Eastern Maine softball, will be headed for New York’s Niagara University this fall on a softball scholarship.
Surrounded by coaches and friends on Friday, the Sullivan girl, daughter of John and Marlene Daley, signed her letter of intent and celebrated the moment.
Daley, who began playing softball in the third grade, first had her sights set on baseball but was convinced to enlist some of her friends to start a girls’ softball team instead...
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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Setting a goal to improve her batting average, Blanton hit .427 in 2010 while finishing with 32 hits, 12 RBIs and 27 runs. She also led the infield with a fielding percentage of .91 at shortstop. Blanton's performance earned her a spot on the Miracle Sports Class 2A All-State Third Team and this year's All-Nassau County Most Valuable Player.
Prior to the season, Blanton made school history by becoming the first Lady Flashes player to sign a Division I scholarship by signing with Rider University in November. The prospect of leading the Lady Broncs as a freshman gave Blanton extra motivation to take charge on the field for the Lady Flashes.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
For the second consecutive year, the MAAC Coach Of The Year has resigned. Last year it was Manhattan's Meaghan Asselta. This time Iona's Jaime Wohlbach, who led the Iona Gaels out of nowhere to the MAAC Championship, has left her team to take the head coaching job at Delaware.
Apparently Delaware has been targeting Coach Wohlbach for some time after having 30 year coach B.J Ferguson step down to take another position at the school.
This can only be characterized as a serious blow to Iona and the MAAC as well. No word yet from New Rochelle on a replacement.
Friday, July 9, 2010
JERSEY CITY, NJ - Saint Peter's College Director of Athletics Patrick Elliott announced today that Ranae Bart has been named the new softball head coach...
Recent Niagara University grad Kristin Kill has been nominated for the prestigious NCAA Woman Of The Year award. The award honors "graduating student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, community service and leadership".
"The top 10 honorees per division will be announced in August, followed by the top three honorees by division in September. The top 30 honorees and the nine finalists from Divisions I, II and III will be honored and the 2010 NCAA Woman of the Year winner will be announced at the annual ceremony in Indianapolis on October 17".
Kristin just completed a fabulous career at Niagara where she had a .332 lifetime batting average. She was an All-MAAC honoree in 2007, 2008 and 2010 and was the 2007 MAAC Rookie Of The Year. Kristin was also a MAAC All-Academic selection in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
List Of Nominees
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Shannon Jones is a player to build around. She made All-MAAC 2nd team her freshman season after leading the team with a .344 average.
Mandy Ferro also had a terrific freshman season, hitting .323.
And arriving this year will be two outstanding pitchers, Darcy Gardner and Jessika-Jo Sandrini. Jessika-Jo may turn out to be Siena's best recruit ever; she is also a great hitter.
The Saints played well at the end of the 2010 season, and the Iona Gaels just proved what a difference a year can make.