Monday, January 30, 2012

2012 Niagara University Softball Roster

Head Coach: Al Dirschberger
Assistants: Larry Puzan, Joel Patterson

Jen Hare, First Base
2011: .310
2010: .293
2009: .292
Julie DiMatteo, Pitcher
2011: 4-10; 3.44 ERA
2010: 15-7; 3.35 ERA
2009: 12-7; 2.41 ERA
Jaclyn Russell, Catcher
2011: .159
2010: .212
Ali Grab, Pitcher
2011: 0-0; 18.38 ERA
2010: 0-1; 19.89 ERA
2009: 1-2; 5.12 ERA
Bri Allen, Pitcher
2011: 5-3; 3.87 ERA
Sarah Anthon, First Base
2011: .250
2010: .000
Vicki Gilliland, Outfield
2011: .000
2010: .000

Alexis Wayne, Shortstop, Outfield
2011: .283
2010: .225
Gabrielle Lustrinelli, Third Base
2011: .274
2010: .048
Becky Zill, Catcher
2011: .344
2010: .305

Brittany Richberg, Outfield, Shortstop
2011: .108
Jessica Hitchcock, Outfield
2011: .091
Aileen Hinton, Utility
2011: .000
Tashia Daley, Pitcher
2011: DNP
Kim Bryson, Pitcher
2011: 9-9, 3.15 ERA

Ambur Farmer, Outfield
Desarae Maldonado, Infield
Katie Gruarin, Outfield
Amanda Arendt, Third Base
Amanda Werth, Outfield

Saturday, January 28, 2012

2012 Siena College Softball Roster

Head Coach: Bill Lajeunesse
Assistants: Abby Arceneaux, Stacy Simpson

Alyssa Sceppaguercio, Second Base
2011: .224
2010: .200
2009: .169
Lindsey McKeever, Outfield
2011: .225
2010: .271
2009: .176
Jen Duell, Infield
2011: .143
2010: .154
2009: .143
Amanda Filippazzo, Pitcher
2011: 7-13; 3.35 ERA
2010: 8-22; 4.75 ERA
2009: 5-14; 3.03 ERA
Natasha Powlowsky, Catcher
2011: .197
2010: .179
2009: .197

Stefanie Sueda, Outfield, PR
2011: 6 Runs
Kayla Kaminsky, First Base
2011: .182
2010: .191
Mandy Ferro, Outfield
2011: .217
2010: .323
Shannon Jones, Shortstop
2011: .416
2010: .344


Jessika-Jo Sandrini, Pitcher/DP
2011: .387;
12-9; 2.99 ERA
Darcy Gardner, Pitcher
2011: 0-2; 9.16
Samantha Ray, Third Base
2011: .286

Abby Carpenter, First Base, Third Base
Lauren Milligan, Outfield
Emily Potere, Catcher,
Chelsea Stout, Catcher,
Stephanie Viggiano, Outfield, 2nd Base
Megan Volz, Outfield

2012 Canisius College Softball Roster

Head Coach: Mike Rappl
Assistants: Kim Griffin, Mary Ann Hopkins, Joe Catalano

Caroline Main, Pitcher
2011: 4-10; 4.12 ERA
2010: 16-7; 2.62 ERA
2009: 2-5; 4.71 ERA
Katie Lancellotti, Shortstop
2011: .225
2010: .262
2009: .248
Lizzy Gatto, Outfield
2011: .319
2010: .348
2009: .273
Lauren Falzone, Outfield
2011: .351
2010: .233
2009: .246
Lauryn Chris, Second Base
2011: .313
2010: .080
2009: .235

Stephanie Pfentner, Catcher
2011: .250
2010: .118
Amanda Baun, Pitcher
2011: 8-8; 4.75 ERA
2010: 18-12; 1.98 ERA
Katie Medina, Second Base
2011: .253
2010: .298
2009: DNP
Chloe Contreras, Outfield
2011: .300
2010: .286

Val Nappo, First Base
2011: .272
Jen Consaul
2011: 8-3; 3.3o ERA


Marissa Miller, Catcher
Erica Afanador, Second Base
Sonia Aguilar, Catcher
Michelle DelPrince, Outfield
Robin Kennery, Third Base
Kalie Michalski, Infield
Corinne Schaus, Pitcher

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Rider's Rachael Matreale Joins The Phillies!

Courtesy of Gloucester County Times

Williamstown resident Rachel Matreale has been selected to be one of the newest Phillies Ballgirls, a coveted position that was given to only eight new standouts for the Macy’s 2012 roster...

Matreale, now a senior in college, said she’s wanted to try out for the position for quite some time now. Having been a long-time fan, as well as a member of a family who always has season tickets to Phillies games, Matreale said she was thrilled for the opportunity.

“To represent a team that you’ve grown up watching and loving... it’s great,” Matreale said.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

2012 MAAC Softball Preview: Iona Gaels


With the upcoming season only a little more than three weeks away, it's time to preview the 2012 MAAC softball season team by team, beginning with the two-time defending Champion Iona Gaels.

Talk of the Gaels' chances in '12 as always begins and ends with star senior pitcher Sarah Jackson. A quick rewind back to 2011 shows Sarah losing out on Pitcher Of The Year honors to Sarah Minice, but Sarah J. beating her rival twice on Championship day with a devastating performance. I wrote at the time that Iona's experience would come into play; and it did. But most of all it was the fierce and determined competitiveness of Sarah Jackson that put the Gaels over the top again. Having watched her live and up close for the past years, I can tell you that she is one of the most intense players to have ever suited up in the MAAC. Now entering her "swan song" season, Sarah still has something to accomplish. She will try to win a third consecutive championship for Iona, a feat accomplished only by Canisius. For any team to win it all this season, they will have to beat Sarah Jackson, and probably more than once.

The Gaels will have a double threat this season, with the return of Alyssa Maiese, who will be a redshirt senior in '12. Alyssa qualifying for a 5th season is huge for the Gaels; in 2011 she carried the offense on her shoulders, leading the MAAC in home runs. She should be just as strong this year, but offense isn't the only game she brings. Her pitching improved dramatically as the 2011 season progressed, finally giving the Gaels the second pitcher they need. The Gaels may have the conference's best one-two punch in the circle in 2012.

There was some struggling with the rest of the team in 2011. Junior Eileen McCann battled a foot injury all season, and it certainly affected her play, although she seemed to recover by the end of the season. A healthy Eileen is a very important piece of the Iona puzzle; a return to her freshman form gives the Gaels two formidable power hitters in the middle of the lineup.

Senior Allyssa James and Junior Jodi Petersen (pictured left) both had down seasons in 2011. I don't suspect the slumps will continue this year, but Coach Rivera needs to get these two going in 2012, especially Jodi, who I see as a very dynamic player who has the tools to do everything on the diamond. Jodi has the ability to be the best player in the MAAC. A player to watch for this season is sophomore Katie Jansson who gave us glimpses of greatness, and finished with a solid freshman season. Senior Chelsea Sheehan ended 2011 in very strong fashion, going on a long hot streak. She will bring leadership and solid play. Fellow senior Deanne Algeo lifted her play last year, showing some power along the way. She should be a regular in the lineup. With the probable exception of pitcher Carly Argyle, the Gaels' freshmen will compete for playing time. Carly's time will come next year; she can learn much from watching Sarah Jackson this season.

The Gaels are going to be tough to beat in 2012. They open up their season on February 11 in DeLand, FL.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Manhattan 2012 Softball Schedule

The Lady Jaspers of Manhattan will open their 49 game 2012 season at home on February 29 with a leap year doubleheader against Quinnipiac. They will then head south for ten contests at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, FL, after which they head back north to participate in Seton Hall's Pirate Classic, which will include a game against Texas Tech. The LJs will open MAAC play at Rider on March 31, and close at St, Peter's on May 6. Manhattan will have 7 home dates in 2012.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Niagara 2012 Softball Schedule

The Niagara Purple Eagles will open their 54 game 2012 season on February 24 in Chattanooga, TN at the Frost Classic hosted by Tennessee-Chattanooga. After that they will play in consecutive tournaments hosted by UMBC in Baltimore, MD. The tournament portion of their schedule will conclude with visits to Miami of Ohio and Lehigh.

Niagara will open MAAC play on the weekend of April 14 when they host Iona and Fairfield. After Big East Syracuse pays a visit to the Niagara campus on May 1, the Purple Eagles will close out conference play with doubleheaders against Canisius and Rider, also at home. Niagara will have 8 home dates in 2012.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Marist 2012 Softball Schedule

The Marist Red Foxes will open their 57 game 2012 season on the weekend of February 18 with a pair of doubleheaders at Norfolk State. Tournament stops at North Carolina A&T and George Mason precede a long trip out west to Hawai'i, where they will take part in a pair of tournaments, playing such powerful schools as Texas, Texas A&M, Cal, and the host Rainbow Wahine.

Upon their return from paradise, the Red Foxes, after doubleheaders at Yale and Holy Cross, will open their home schedule on March 25 against St. John's. They will open conference play on April 7 at Fairfield; and close out on the weekend of May 5-6 at Siena and Iona. Marist will have 8 home dates in 2012, and maybe more as the school will once again host the MAAC Tournament.

Marist Softball 2012 Schedule
Feb 18th @ Norfolk St (dh) 1PM
Feb 19th @ Norfolk St (dh) noon
Feb 24th @ NCA&T Tournament
Feb 24th Western Carolina 11AM
Feb 25th Utah Valley State 9AM
Feb 25th Youngstown State 11AM
Feb 26th NC A&T 11AM
Feb 26th Bracket game TBD
March 2rd @ George Mason Tournament
March 2nd George Mason 6:00 PM
March 3rd Cornell 10:00 AM
March 3rd Akron 12:15 PM
March 4th Akron 11:15 AM
March 9th @ Malhini Kipa Aloha Tournament (Hawaii)
March 9th Southern Illinois 1PM
March 9th Hawaii 6PM
March 10th Radford 10AM
March 10th Robert Morris 12PM
March 11th Bracket Game TBD
March 14th @Hawaii Spring Fling Tournament
March 14th Texas A&M 4PM
March 14th Hawaii 6PM
March 15th Texas 1:30PM
March 16th California 11AM
March 16th Winthrop 1:30PM
March 17th Texas A&M 11AM

March 21st @ Yale 2:30 PM (dh)
March 24th @ Holy Cross 1PM (dh)
March 25th ST JOHNS 1PM single game
March 28th @ Hartford 2:30 PM (dh)
April 4th COLUMBIA 3PM (dh)
April 7th @ Fairfield 1PM (dh)
April 12th BUCKNELL 2:30 (dh)
April 14th ST PETERS 12PM (dh)
April 15th @ Rider 1PM (dh)
April 20th @LaSalle 3PM (dh)
April 22nd NIAGARA 12PM (dh)
April 26th @ Lafayette 3PM (dh)
April 28th CANISIUS 12PM (dh) Senior Day
April 29th MANHATTAN 12PM (dh)
May 2nd ARMY 3PM (dh)
May 5th @ Siena 1PM (dh)
May 6th @ Iona 1PM (dh)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Rider 2012 Softball Schedule

The Rider University Broncs have scheduled 53 games for the 2012 season. They will open their campaign on February 24 at the Spartan Classic on the campus of UNC-Greensboro. After participating in George Mason's Patriot Classic the first weekend of March, the Broncs will open their home schedule with a doubleheader against Drexel on March 6. They will continue tournament play with 10 games over a week at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, FL, and after a doubleheader visit to St. Joseph's, will take part in the Penn Spring Invitational in Philadelphia, PA.

Rider will begin MAAC play by hosting a doubleheader against Manhattan on March 31; they will close conference play on the weekend of May 5-6 when they travel to Niagara and Canisius. The Broncs will have 8 home dates in 2012.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Alexis Roman Commits To Canisius College

Alexis Roman of Chino, CA has verbally committed to play softball at Canisius College beginning in the 2013 season.

Alexis is a second baseman and shortstop at Don Lugo High School in Chino. She earned her third consecutive All-Mount Baldy League selection in '11 when she helped the Conquistadores to a league title. Alexis currently plays travel ball with Pure Fastpitch out of Huntington Beach, CA.

Congratulations Alexis!