Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Saints Open Play This Weekend

Jessika-Jo Sandrini and Shannon Jones will attempt to lead Siena to the promised land

The Siena Saints will become the next MAAC school to open their 2012 softball season when they travel to Washington D.C. Friday to begin play at the Colonial Classic hosted by George Washington University. They will play Robert Morris, Stony Brook, Buffalo, Army and the host Colonials.

The Saints have made it their stated mission to qualify for the MAAC Tournament this season. They have not made it to the post season since 2003, but they look to have their strongest lineup in years when they take the field later this week. Returning to lead Siena is .400 hitter Shannon Jones. The junior shortstop is poised to replace Teresa Healy as the conference's top player, but she isn't alone. Jessika-Jo Sandrini is coming off a great debut season, and could be a big splash in the circle this year. Lindsey McKeever and Amanda Filippazzo lead a strong senior class; sophomore Samantha Ray is a preseason All-MAAC pick. The Saints will have six freshmen on the roster this season.

Manhattan's Opener Postponed

The Lady Jaspers' opener, scheduled for Wednesday at Riverdale against Quinnipiac, has been postponed...because it's still winter!
The Lady Jaspers will now open on March 9 at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, FL, where it's never winter.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Amanda Filippazzo Interview

Andrew Champagne interviews Siena senior pitcher Amanda Filippazzo prior to the Saints' opening weekend.

Monday, February 27, 2012

MAAC Stars Of The Week* 2/27/12

*Not the official MAAC Players Of The Week, but as chosen by this blog

Player Of The Week

Danielle Koltz, Marist Red Foxes

Dani Koltz hit .500 this past weekend, including a grand slam home run and six RBIs.

Pitcher Of The Week

Sarah Jackson, Iona Gaels

Sarah lost both of her starts at the Longwood Spring Classic, but through no fault of her own. She allowed only one earned run, and only five hits in the two games. She also struck out ten batters.

Freshman Of The Week

Desarae Maldonado, Niagara Purple Eagles

Desarae began her college career by hitting .286 at the Frost Classic, including a pair of doubles. She was perfect at shortstop, with 11 assists.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

MAAC Sunday

Danielle Koltz's grand slam saved the day

It was a frustrating end to the weekend for MAAC teams. Marist was the only conference member to win...oddly enough, they were the only team who had their game totally blacked out with no coverage! The Red Foxes beat North Carolina A&T thanks in large part to Dani Koltz's grand slam, which snapped a four game losing streak.

The other teams didn't fare so well...
Fairfield got to the championship game of the Seahawk Classic, only to lose to Kansas 14-0.
Iona lost a 3-1 seventh inning lead in their game against Quinnipiac playing musical pitchers, then squandered a great Sarah Jackson performance (does she have any other?), losing 1-0 to Longwood. Sarah finally gave up an earned run this season; basically the Gaels only need to get her two runs, but it didn't happen today. Niagara got some great pitching also, from Kim Bryson after their nightmare Saturday, but also fell, 1-0, to East Tennesse State. St. Peter's allowed 11 runs in each of their games; Rider allowed 9 runs in each of their games.

Manhattan opens their season Wednesday with a February home doubleheader. Siena opens this coming weekend.

Liseth's Walk Off Lands Stags In Title Game

Lauren Liseth leads the MAAC with 7 RBIs

Fairfield 7
Gardner-Webb 4

Fairfield 4
Gardner-Webb 3

Game One Box
Game Two Box

The Fairfield Stags took a pair of games from Gardner-Webb Saturday at the Seahawk Classic in Wilmington, NC, and earned their way to the tournament's championship game.

In the first game Saturday, the Stags fell behind early, 2-0, before striking for five consecutive runs. In the second inning, freshman Brianna Levick smashed her first career home run good for three runs. Fairfield went up 5-2 in the next inning courtesy of a two run homer off the bat of Lauren Liseth. In the fifth inning, Brianna drove home another run, her fourth RBI of the game, as did fellow freshman Sammy Ruffolo. The Stags won 7-4, with Emily Orr earning the win. Becca Trott provided four innings of solid relief; Rae Ball earned a save by pitching the final inning.

The two teams met again in one of the tournament's semi-final games. Again G-W took an early 2-0 lead, but Lauren Liseth and Ali Wigand RBIs tied the game in the bottom of the fourth inning. Gardner-Webb retook the lead with a run in the top of the sixth, setting up the heroics to come. A bases loaded single by Kristen Filicia in the bottom of the seventh tied the score, but Tanya Lawson was forced out at the plate for the inning's second out. Lauren Liseth then stepped up, and calmly stroked a pitch to center that scored Brianna Levick and gave the Stags a 4-3 win. Rae Ball earned the complete game victory. Fairfield advanced to Sunday's championship game vs. Kansas, and moved to the top of the MAAC standings.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Shelby Beaver Stellar In Defeat

No runs allowed through first 7 innings

Oakland 2
St. Peter's 0 (8)

Quinnipiac 14
St. Peter's 1 (5)

Oakland Box

St. Peter's opened their 2012 season with a pair of losses at the Longwood Spring Classic Saturday in Farmville, VA.

Junior pitcher Shelby Beaver was brilliant in defeat for St. Peter's today, giving her team every opportunity to win today against Oakland. And they nearly did too, twice being thrown out at the plate. The Peahens came out strong, with three hits in the first inning. Alexis Gallagher, who had singled to open the game, was thrown out attempting to score after Krystine Rice singled. St. Peter's nearly scored again in the 8th inning, but this time pinch runner Aimee Schnecker was thrown out at home. Shelby Beaver shut down the Oakland offense for the game's first seven innings, but with the international run rule in effect in the eighth inning, and the runner bunted over to third base, Oakland hit one out for the win. Freshman Krystine Rice had a strong first game for the Peahens, with a pair of hits. Shelby Beaver contributed a hit to go along with her pitching performance.

Not a good outing for the Peahens in game two of the day vs. Quinnipiac. But, they'll be back at it Sunday with a rematch against Quinnipiac and a game against host Longwood.

Gaels Win In Wild 7th Inning

Baker's Dozen of Ks for Alyssa Maiese

Iona 5
Oakland 4

Quinnipiac 2
Iona 0

Oakland Box

The Iona Gaels split a pair of games Saturday at the Longwood Spring Classic in Farmville, VA, outlasting Oakland 5-4, and falling to Quinnipiac 2-0.

The Gaels were cruising along in their game against Oakland this morning, holding a 4-0 lead headed to the sixth inning when things got interesting. They reached that point by scoring once in the third inning, when Chelsea Sheehan drove home Jodi Petersen who had doubled; and scoring thrice in the fourth inning off of Katie Jansson and Beth Kann RBI hits, with Carly Argyle also scoring after a wild pitch. Up to the point where Oakland doubled home a run in the sixth inning to cut the Gael lead to three, Iona starter Alyssa Maiese was in full control, striking out 13 batters. Which brings us to the seventh inning, the top of which saw Oakland strike for three runs, two of them coming on a two out double. Oakland then nearly took the lead on a steal attempt of home, but relief pitcher Carly Argyle applied the tag for the final out. Phew!
Shocked, but not beaten, the Gaels came storming back in the bottom of the inning. Chelsea Sheehan tripled to right to lead off, and the Gaels quickly loaded the bases. Chelsea then scored the winner when Deanne Algeo singled. Jodi Petersen was 3 for 4 in this game.

Game two against Quinnipiac was a tight affair. Sarah Jackson was in the circle for Iona, and was the victim of a couple of errors in the sixth inning which gave Quinnipiac two unearned runs and a 2-0 win. The Gaels continue Sunday with a pair of games at Longwood.

Peahens Open Season In Longwood

Another MAAC school will begin play Saturday; this time it's the St. Peter's Peahens who will be at the Longwwod Spring Classic in Virginia. The Peahens will open against Oakland and Quinnipiac Saturday. On Sunday they will have a rematch with Quinnipiac, and also play the host Longwood Lancers. The Iona Gaels are also at this tournament, but the two MAAC schools will not be facing off (they'll save that for later this season).

Errors Hamper Red Foxes Again

Dani Koltz went 2 for 3

W. Carolina 5
Marist 4

Box Score

The Marist Red Foxes dropped a 5-4 game to Western Carolina Friday on the opening day of the North Carolina A&T Invitational in Greensboro, NC.

Defensive errors have been a problem for Marist early this season; today it cost them a game. The Red Foxes fell behind early in this one, trailing 2-0 after four innings, when they came up with their trademark big inning in the fifth. They scored four times to take the lead, with RBIs produced by Alyssa Zhaka, Nicole DiVirgilio, Danielle Koltz and Aly Klemmer. But after Western Carolina opened the bottom of the 6th inning with a home run to cut the Marist lead to 4-3, a pair of errors led to two unearned runs and a 5-4 loss. Emily Osterhaus started the game, and Janine Lalli took the loss in relief although she allowed no earned runs and was an out away from getting out of the 6th inning with a lead.

It's early in the season, but Marist must tighten up the defense before they enter conference play. They will continue play Saturday with games against Utah Valley State and Youngstown State.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Rider Rescheduled

Two hits for Kehli Washington Friday

Because of thunderstorms in the Greensboro area Friday afternoon, the Spartan Classic has had a rescheduling and a format change. There will no longer be a playoff. Rider will play Utah as scheduled Saturday, and then will have a rematch with Drexel. On Sunday they will play host UNC-Greensboro and once again Utah.

It was a rough start to the season for the Broncs, who lost to Drexel 7-0 Friday. Kehli Washington did continue her good play from last season with a pair of hits; freshmen Gina McCool and Lauren Davies each notched their first career hits. The forecast for the next two days in Greensboro call for mostly clear skies with temps in the mid 50s.

Stags Bounce Back With Win

3 RBIs for Lauren Liseth

Fairfield 6
UNC-Wilmington 3

Fairfield earned their first victory of the young season with a 6-3 win over UNC-Wilmington at the Seahawk Classic in Wilmington, NC Friday.

The Stags scored all of their runs in the first two innings of this game and cruised the rest of the way for the win. Lauren Liseth drove home the game's first run in inning one after her infield grounder scored Kristen Filicia who had singled and reached third base after an error and sacrifice bunt by Mikayla Shumate. The Stags then exploded for five runs in the second frame. The onslaught began with Kristen Filicia getting hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Mikayla Shumate followed that with a two run single; she was followed by Lauren Liseth's two run double, and the the Stags had a quick 6-0 lead. Starting pitcher Becca Trott allowed only one hit through the first six innings before running out of gas and giving up three in the 7th inning. She struck out six on the game.

Fairfield evens their record at 1-1, and continue play at the Seahawk Classic Saturday with a game against Gardner Webb and then a playoff game.

Tough 7th Inning For Niagara

Becky Zill's three run blast wasn't enough today in Chattanooga

UT-Martin 6
Niagara 3

The Niagara Purple Eagles opened their 2012 season with a 6-3 loss to Tennessee-Martin Friday at the Frost Classic in Chattanooga, TN.

Niagara saw a 3-1 lead disappear late in their game against UT-Martin today. The Purple Eagles had surged in front courtesy of a third inning, three run homer over the right field fence by catcher Becky Zill, which came after a walk to Ambur Farmer and a single off the bat of Amanda Werth. The game was tied entering the 7th inning when Niagara starter Julie DiMatteo got into trouble by hitting a batter and walking another. A one out double then scored the winning run.

Niagara plays later today against host Tennessee-Chattanooga.

Fairfield Drops Opener

Rae Ball homers on opening day

Kansas 5
Fairfield 3

The Fairfield Stags lost their opening game at the Seahawk Classic in Wilmington, NC Friday 5-3 to Kansas.

A decent start to the season for the Stags, up against a Big 12 team that had played the previous two weekends and was on a seven game winning streak. Fairfield jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Kristen Filicia and Mikayla Shumate led off the game with singles. After a fielder's choice which got Mikayla at second base, Kristen and Lauren Liseth executed a double steal to give the Stags a 1-0 lead. An Ali Wigand ground ball scored Lauren for the second run of the inning. Kansas got a run back with a solo home run off Fairfield starter Rae Ball in the third inning, but Rae answered that in the fourth with a solo shot of her own. A pair of two run homers in the bottom of the fourth gave Kansas the win.

The Stags will be back in action later today against host Wilmington.

Purple Eagles Open Season At Frost Classic

The Niagara Purple Eagles will open their 2012 softball season today at the Frost Classic in Chattanooga, TN. They will be playing Tennessee-Martin, Purdue, Valparaiso, East Tennessee State and host Tennessee-Chattanooga.

The Purple Eagles begin life without all-time great Teresa Healy, but still have a talented team including junior All-MAAC catcher Becky Zill. Niagara will have experienced starting pitchers with seniors Julie DiMatteo and Bri Allen and sophomore Kim Bryson in the circle. The team will have six freshmen on the roster, and start three of them in the outfield.

Stags Open Season At Seahawk Classic

2011 MAAC Rookie Of The Year Lauren Liseth

The Fairfield Stags begin the post Minice era when they open their 2012 softball season Friday at the Seahawk Classic in Wilmington, NC. The Stags will be playing Kansas, Gardner Webb and host UNC-Wilmington in the playoff format tournament.

Gone is the great pitching of Sarah Minice, but the Stags feel they found their next Ace in Becca Trott after her great performance in the MAACs last season. The great freshmen class of last year are all back with a year's experience under their belts, and the upperclassmen, although small in number, are all solid players. The Stags will have four freshmen on this year's squad.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Broncs Open New Season This Weekend

The Rider Broncs will open their 2012 softball season Friday when they take part in the Spartan Classic in Greensboro, NC. The Broncs will be playing against Drexel, Utah and host UNC-Greensboro. There will be a playoff format to the tournament.

Rider is led this season by senior All-MAAC pitcher Rachael Matreale. Rachael had a record 5-21 in 2011, but through no fault of her own really. The Broncs hope to give her a lot more offensive support in '12. The team will have a bit of a new look this season, with 8 freshmen on the roster.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Red Foxes Shake The Rust Off

Five hits for Ashley Corriss

The Marist Red Foxes opened their 2012 softball season this past Saturday in Norfolk, VA with a tripleheader that was necessitated by a gloomy Sunday forecast. They went 1-2 on the day, and definitely showed signs of winter rust.

The Red Foxes did get off to a good start in inning one of the day's first game against Fairleigh Dickinson, jumping out to a 2-0 lead courtesy of Alyssa Zhaka and Nicole DiVirgilio RBI singles. But it was all downhill from there, as Marist committed five errors in an 11-2 defeat. The Red Foxes would go on to commit a whopping 10 errors in the tripleheader, a sure sign of that winter rust, although Coach Ausanio could not have been very pleased. His team gave a much better effort in the 5-3 win over host Norfolk St. in the day's second game. This game was tied 2-2 in the 8th inning when Aly Klemmer stepped up to the plate and smashed a three run homer over the center field fence for the win. Freshman pitcher Melanie White earned her first college win with a complete game effort, striking out six Spartans along the way. The Red Foxes faced off again against Fairleigh Dickinson in the day's third game, and although they gave a much better effort, still fell 9-6. Dani Koltz had a big game in the loss, hitting 3 for 3 with a homer and three RBIs. Sarah Carmody was 2 for 3 with a pair of RBIs; Alyssa Zhaka was 2 for 4 with an RBI and three runs scored.

The Red Foxes will be back at it this coming weekend at the North Carolina A&T tournament in Greensboro.

Eileen McCann Turns Blogger!

If you check out the official team sites on the right hand side of this page, you may have noticed weekly blog entries from MAAC home run leader Eileen McCann of the Iona Gaels. I enjoy her blogs very much, and I wish it was something more players would do, because the insight is often interesting.

I found Eileen's blog on how she recently conquered her "fear" of making dives for fly balls interesting and curious. Curious because I have a clear memory of her barreling full speed after a foul ball toward a high steel fence with concrete reinforcement. Yours truly was standing in the spot where it was envisioned she would be crashing through! So I was surprised to read of her (former) reluctance to dive; at any rate, Eileen has added to her already formidable diamond weapons.

Her latest blog is: Gut Checks

Monday, February 13, 2012

MAAC Stars Of The Week* 2/13/12

*Not the official MAAC Players Of The Week, but as chosen by this blog

Player Of The Week

Lizzy Gatto, Canisius Golden Griffins

The senior center fielder batted .444 over the weekend, had a .667 on base percentage, scored five runs and drove home another. She was also 2 for 2 in stolen bases and perfect in the field.

Pitcher Of The Week

Sarah Jackson, Iona Gaels

The senior was 2-0 over the weekend, both shutouts. She struck out 18 batters in 12 innings.

Freshman Of The Week

Carly Argyle, Iona Gaels

In her college debut against Stetson, "Gnarly" Carly Argyle pitched 4.1 shutout innings of relief, and was also 1 for 3 at the plate.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Iona Escapes Freezing Florida With Two More Wins

2-0; 0.00 ERA for the MAAC's top ace

Iona 9
S. Dakota 0 (5)

Iona 2
Samford 1

The Iona Gaels completed a successful opening weekend trip by taking a pair of games at the Stetson Leadoff Classic in DeLand, FL Sunday, and have opened their season at 3-1.

A freakish cold wave hit the southern USA Sunday morning, leaving in its wake a slew of canceled games (including Canisius' final game in Greenville, NC which saw wind chill temps of 12!). Iona and their opponents decided to forge ahead with their games anyway. It wouldn't have mattered to the Gaels' first foe, South Dakota, if it had been 80 (it was 30 at first pitch)...their bats never would have warmed up to the pitching of Sarah Jackson! The senior mowed down the first nine Coyotes she faced, and cruised to a 9-0 win. Sarah struck out 11 in the run rule shortened game, scattering three singles. Once again, Eileen McCann got things going for the Gaels, slugging a two run homer over the center field fence which was all her team would need. But they would go on to score a lot more. Freshman Briana Schauer doubled home a pair of runs; Jodi Petersen was 3 for 4 with two RBIs; and Katie Jansson belted a three run shot over center to seal the game.

Iona's second game was a closer affair, with Alyssa Maiese pitching close to the vest, striking out five and getting out of a few jams late in the contest for a 2-1 win over Samford. Once again the Gaels struck early, courtesy of a Deanne Algeo double in the first inning which drove home Chelsea Sheehan, who reached base after being hit by a pitch, and Eileen McCann, who singled. The Gaels would score no more in this game, but made some fine defensive plays to preserve the win. A great relay from center fielder Jodi Petersen to freshman third baseman Angie Nieves to catcher Katie Jansson cut down a Samford runner at the plate in the third inning after a long double. Angie then turned a crucial double play in the sixth inning.

The Gaels are pleased with the results of the season's first live action; and are pleased to get out of cold Florida and back to the warmer climes of New Rochelle! They will again be on the field two weekends from now when they travel down to Virginia for the Longwood Spring Classic.

Sunny Florida??

Trying to stay warm

The Iona softball team just tweeted this photo from DeLand, FL where they are about to take the field in 30 degree temps! Cold weather in North Carolina forced the cancellation of the Canisius-Drexel game.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Gaels Win Opening Game

Eileen back in top form

Iona 1
Samford 0

Just in...
The Iona Gaels won their first game at the Stetson Leadoff Classic in DeLand, FL today. Junior Eileen McCann provided all the offense the Gaels would need when she blasted a homer over the center field fence in the first inning. Senior pitcher Sarah Jackson took over after that, scattering four hits while striking out seven for the complete game shutout. The Gaels continue play this evening with a game against the host Hatters.

Gaels Begin Title Defense Today

The Iona Gaels will be the second MAAC team to play in 2012 when they open their season in DeLand, FL today. The defending MAAC champs will be taking part in the Stetson Leadoff Classic with four games over the weekend. They will play Samford, South Dakota and the host Hatters. Check back for results!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Main Throws 2 Hitter; Griffins Split

8 strikeouts for Caroline on opening day

Canisius 4
Drexel 1

E. Carolina 12
Canisius 4 (5)

Drexel Box Score
ECU Box Score

The Canisius Golden Griffins split their opening games of 2012 at the Pirate Classic in Greenville, NC Friday.

Senior Caroline Main seems fully recovered from her injury plagued 2011 season after throwing a dominant 2 hitter against the Drexel Dragons. She finished the game with eight strikeouts, and only one walk, and no earned runs while cruising to victory. The Golden Griffins got on the scoreboard early, scoring a pair in the first inning. Lizzy Gatto was on third base after getting hit by a pitch, stealing second, and advancing on Val Nappo's single when she strolled home after a wild pitch. Katie Lancellotti then made it 2-0 with a single. The only run Caroline Main allowed was as a result of a called illegal pitch, after a Drexel runner made it to third base on a passed ball in the top of the third inning. A Lancellotti triple singled home Lizzy Gatto once again in the bottom of the same inning, and the Griffs never looked back.

They weren't so fortunate in game two against the host Pirates. East Carolina built a quick 8-0 lead over Canisius starter Jen Consaul, and although the Griffs mounted a four run comeback in the 5th inning to initially repel a run rule loss, ECU got those runs right back in the home half of the inning. Lauryn Chris was 2 for 2 in the losing effort.

Canisius is back at the Pirate Classic Saturday, with games against Virginia and East Carolina.

Canisius Opens Season At Pirate Classic

Canisius will be the first MAAC team to play in 2012 when they open their season today at the Pirate Classic hosted by East Carolina in Greenville, NC.
The Golden Griffins will meet Drexel, Virginia and the host Pirates over the three day tournament. Check back for results.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

2012 MAAC Softball Preview---Canisius Golden Griffins

A healthy Caroline Main gives Canisius hope

The Canisius Golden Griffins suffered only their third losing season in team history in 2011, and look to rebound their way back into the MAAC Tournament.

Although they led the MAAC in hitting last season, injuries and sub par pitching made for a disappointing year for the Golden Griffins. This season they will pin their hopes on a healthy Caroline Main. The senior pitcher was All-MAAC in 2010, but did not fully recover from the injury she suffered in that season's tournament. She's back at 100%, and a return to form would make Canisius a contender in 2012.

As for the rest of their pitching staff, junior Amanda Baun slumped in '11 after an All-MAAC freshman season. The Griffs hope to see a return to the form that saw her set a team record for wins by a freshman. Sophomore Jen Consaul was thrown into the fire quickly last year, and responded with a 5-1 record and 2.05 ERA in conference games. Canisius will throw all three pitchers in some combination during MAAC season. Freshman Corinne Schaus, an All-Florida State High School pitcher, may not get her chance until next season to break into the rotation.

Offensively, Canisius had a very good season in '11, leading the MAAC with a .302 team average. The Griffs will once again be a fast running team, led by senior center fielder Lizzy Gatto, who was a perfect 21-21 in stolen bases last season. Senior right fielder Lauren Falzone had a breakout season, hitting .351. She will replace the departed Lauren Hope as the Griffs' leadoff hitter.

Canisius will have two new players at the infield corners who will have the job of replacing departed All-MAACers. Sophomore Val Nappo spent her freshman season in the outfield, but will now take her place at her natural position of first base. Val finished 2011 at .272, but hit .359 in MAAC games. A freshman, Robin Kennery, will take over at third base. Robin was the best Canisius hitter this past fall.

The Griffs may have the best middle infield in the MAAC, with senior shortstop Katie Lancellotti and junior second baseman Katie Medina committing only two errors total last year. Behind the plate, junior Stephanie Pfentner and freshman Sonia Aguilar will alternate between catcher and designated player. Both players have a lot of power; Stephanie led the Golden Griffins in home runs last season, belting 7 over the fence.

Canisius can hit and field with the MAAC's best, so it's very easy to analyze them---if their pitchers play up to their known potential, they will be in the thick of things again. The Golden Griffins open their season February 10 at East Carolina's Pirate Classic.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

2012 Marist College Softball Roster

Head Coach: Joe Ausanio
Assistant: Lauren Cognigni

Ashley Corriss, Outfield
2011: .285
2010: .260
Nicole DiVirgilio, First Base
2011: .333
2010: .267
2009: .286
Lindsay Durant, Designated Player
2011: .200
2010: .148
2009: .193
Megan Lamoureux, Catcher/Second Base
2011: .367
2010: .342
2009: .219

Sarah Carmody, Catcher
2011: .316
2010: .203
Danielle Koltz, Shortstop
2011: .250
2010: .205
Christina Lausch, Infield
2011: .218
2010: .262
Emily Osterhaus, Pitcher
2011: 15-10; 3.14 ERA
2010: 3-12; 4.95 ERA
Joelle Zahka, Utility
2011: .000
2010: .214

Haley Birnbaum, Second Base/Third Base
2011: .243
Aly Klemmer, Outfield
2011: .257
Paige Lewis, Pitcher
2011: 15-8; 3.61 ERA
Nicole Van Loan, Outfield
2011: .063
Alyssa Zahka, Utility
2011: .263

Taylor Kuzma, Outfield
Janine Lalli, Pitcher
Melanie White, Pitcher/UT

Thursday, February 2, 2012

MAAC Softball Coaches' Poll 2012

The annual MAAC Softball Coaches' preseason poll is out, and the results are:

  1. Iona
  2. Marist
  3. Fairfield
  4. Canisius
  5. Siena
  6. Niagara
  7. Manhattan
  8. Rider
  9. St. Peter's

My poll says that every team is 0-0! The actual games begin a week from tomorrow. Look for full coverage right here.

Speaking of polls, this season check out the Mid-Major poll blog, the link to which you can find on the left hand side of this blog.

2012 St. Peter's College Softball Roster

Head Coach: Ranae Bart
Assistant: Karen Strittmatter

Nicole Schnecker, Infield
2011: .105
2010: .194
2009: .200
Jillian Magee, Outfield
2011: .000
2010: .139
2009: .069

Shelby Beaver, Pitcher
2011: 2-19; 6.72 ERA
2010: 0-18; 9.15 ERA
Stephanie Gilronan, First Base/Outfield
2011: .210
2010: .211
Alexis Gallagher, Outfield
2011: .255
2010: .202

Michelle Tinajero, Catcher
2011: .083
Erica Colon, Pitcher
2011: 0-14; 7.28 ERA
Aimee Schnecker, Outfield
2011: .105
Kristen Kaneyuki, First Base
2011: .218

Shelby Cogan, Shortstop
Chelsea Crews, Catcher
Maria Maresca, Outfield
Krystine Rice, Shortstop
Francesca D'Amato, Shortstop/Outfield
Taylor Corretjer, Infield
Carolyn Griffin, Pitcher
Nicole Olmedo, Infield
Tori Feorenzo, Pitcher

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2012 Fairfield University Softball Roster

Head Coach: Julie Brzezinski
Assistant: Laura Valentino

Laura Carta, Shortstop
2011: .138
2010: .235
2009: .200
Ali Wigand, Third Base
2011: .296
2010: .229
2009: .208

Emily Orr, Pitcher
2011: 2-2; 4.20 ERA
2010: 2-0; 4.34 ERA
Tiffany Lawson, Outfield
2011: .233
2010: .235
Macy Cutshaw, Catcher
2011: .135

Kristen Filicia, Second Base/Shortstop
2011: .305
Rachel Beaudoin, Outfield
2011: .182
Mikayla Shumate, Outfield
2011: .289
Lauren Liseth, Shortstop/Catcher
2011: .304
Nikki Osofsky, Shortstop
2011: .097
Rae Ball, UT/Pitcher
2011: .270
6-2; 3.83 ERA
Kimi Kurata, Outfield/Second Base
2011: .236
Becca Trott, Pitcher
2011: 3-5; 2.75 ERA

Sammy Ruffolo, Outfield
Brianna Levick, Infield
Macey Cloverdants, Catcher/First Base
Sam Frungillo. Catcher/First Base

2012 Manhattan College Softball Roster

Head Coach: Tom Pardalis
Assistant: Bridget Hurlman

Amanda Berrios, Outfield
2011: .250
2010: .174
2009: .158
Kelly Murray, Third Base
2011: .158
2010: .240
2009: .189
Carla Velasquez, Catcher/First Base
2011: .244
2010: .165
2009: .170

Amanda Babcock, Second Base/Shortstop
2011: .229
2010: .328
Anna Gallacher, Outfield
2011: .000
2010: .000
Jen Keller, Outfield
2011: .258
2010: .131
Heather Leone, First Base
2011: .000
2010: .000
Meghan McDevitt, Catcher
2011: .292
2010: .136
Kelsi Redding, Pitcher
Transfer from Scottsdale CC
Jocelin Whitmore, Utility
2011: .222
2010: .197

Katie Bowen, Second Base/Pitcher
2011: .336
3-1; 3.74 ERA

Amy Bright, Pitcher/Outfield
Amanda Paxson, Infield/Outfield
Mickayla Romero, Pitcher
Sydney Weedon, First Base