Friday, July 29, 2011

Krystine Rice Signs With St. Peter's

Krystine Rice of Marlton, NJ has signed a national letter of intent to play softball at St. Peter's College beginning with the 2012 season.

Krystine is a second baseman at Cherokee High School where she was named All-Burlington County this past season. Tall and athletic, she also played basketball with the Chiefs. Krystine plays travel ball for the West Jersey Witches.

Congratulations Krystine!

Amanda Arendt Signs With Niagara

Amherst senior catcher/shortstop Amanda Arendt recently signed a national letter of intent to play softball at Niagara.

"I watched them play a doubleheader when I went on my visit and liked their style of play and how the coach [Al Dirschberger] handled his players," said Arendt. "That's an offensive-minded team and the coach is straight-forward with the players. He expects a lot from them but is not condescending."

Arendt, who is hitting .476 with 14 RBI, has been told Niagara will need a third baseman.

"I'll have to earn a starting spot at third base but the coaches gave me the impression I'll have a chance to contribute immediately," said Arendt. "And I've already played third base, so that won't be a problem."

Congratulations Amanda!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Meghan Cuda Commits To Canisius

Meghan Cuda of Lewiston, NY has verbally committed to play softball at Canisius College beginning with the 2013 season.

Meghan is a second baseman and outfielder at Lewiston-Porter High School. The 2010 All-New York State selection has a powerful bat and a lot of speed. Meghan is currently a member of the TC Tremors; she has also played with the Team New Era Diamond Girls.

Congratulations Meghan!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Kristin Sito Extends Softball Career In Europe

Softball — and not the Cretan ruin of Knossos or grandeur of ancient Rome — is why Sito is in Europe to begin with. During her recently completed senior season at Niagara, veteran coach Al Dirschberger told her about opportunities to play abroad.

“I just kept asking him, ‘Do you have the contacts? Is there somebody I can talk to to get this moving? I would really love to do that,’” Sito said via the miracle of Skype. “He ended up giving me the name of a guy from a Swedish team, and that guy gave me the name of a guy who has a website where players can post their profiles.”

So Sito and her Niagara roommate, second baseman Teresa Healy, posted their information online. They were contacted by several teams and Sito was picked up by the Wil Devils.

“I ended up in Switzerland and she ended up in Germany,” Sito said...

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Samantha Judd Commits To Rider

The 2012 commitments are rolling in and this time it's the Rider Broncs who add a fine player to their program. Samantha Judd of Thousand Oaks, CA has verbally committed to play softball at Rider University beginning with the 2013 season. Sammy is an outfielder with Westlake High School. Her main weapon is speed; she's a prolific base stealer, and a great runner. Sammy also plays for Victory USA Gold, and has played for Firecrackers North and the Pumas.

Congratulations Sammy!

Colleen McWilliams Commits To Marist

Colleen McWilliams, of LaSalle High School in Pasadena, CA, has verbally committed to play softball at Marist College beginning with the 2013 season.

Colleen is a first baseman, who has also seen extensive action in center field. She has been a .400 hitter with the Lancers, and also plays for the SGV Velocity out of San Gabriel, CA.

Congratulations Colleen!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

2012 MAAC Softball Tournament

The 2012 MAAC Softball Championship will once again be held in Poughkeepsie, NY on the campus of Marist College on May 10-12. This will be the third time in the past four years that Marist will host the tournament.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

ECAC Honors Three MAAC Players

The Eastern College Athletic Conference announced it's 2011 Division 1 All-Star teams today:

Teresa Healy, Niagara
First Team

Shannon Jones, Siena
Second Team

Alyssa Maiese, Iona
Second Team

Sunday, July 3, 2011

MAAC Players---Nicole DiVirgilio, Marist

Nicole DiVirgilio was a huge reason why the Marist Red Foxes tied a school record for wins in 2011. The three time All-MAAC Team honoree (First Team in 2011), and 2009 MAAC Co-Rookie Of The Year had a fabulous junior season. Nicole hit .333, with 5 home runs and 40 RBIs. She led the MAAC with 15 doubles, was second in RBIs and hits, and was one of the most difficult batters to strike out in the entire nation. In fact, she ranked as the 6th most difficult to fan in all of Division 1, going down on strikes only 5 times in 174 at bats. But more than these outstanding numbers, Nicole was a catalyst for the upstart Red Foxes, frequently coming through in the clutch.

Nicole enters her senior season hoping to lead Marist to the promised land!