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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Brittney Sears Signs With Niagara

Courtesy of the Valley News

Brittney Sears of Phoenix, NY has signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at Niagara University beginning in the 2013 season.

Brittney is a hard throwing pitcher from the top ranked Phoenix High School Firebirds. An All-New York State selection, she struck out 139 batters in 114 innings during her senior season, finishing with a 1.41 ERA in leading her team to the state semis. Britney's good at the plate too, hitting .417 last season with seven home runs.

Congratulations Brittney!

Sydney Smyers Signs With Niagara

Courtesy of the TribLive

Sydney Smyers of Pittsburgh, PA has signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at Niagara University beginning in the 2013 season.

Sydney is a pitcher who just completed her high school career with one of Pittsburgh's top softball programs, Shaler Area High School. She had a record of 33-5 during her two seasons as the Titans' regular starter. She has been named All-Pennsylvania and All-WPIAL.

Congratulations Sydney!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Melissa Inouye Named New Iona Coach


Iona College has announced the hiring of their new head coach. Melissa Inouye will immediately begin duties as Roni Rivera's replacement.

Coach Inouye is a native of Mililani, Hawai'i, and spent last season as an assistant coach with the Fordham Rams. Previous to that, she was an assistant at Southern Mississippi for four seasons, working with the pitchers and catchers. She has also worked at Kentucky and Northwestern State. As a player, she captained Nevada-Las Vegas, where she graduated in 2002.

Congratulations Coach Inouye, and welcome to the MAAC!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Marist Will Host MAAC Tournament In '13


Once again, Marist College will host the MAAC Softball Championship in 2013. The tournament will begin May 9.
This will be the third consecutive season that the tournament will be held in Poughkeepsie, and the fourth in five seasons. Not sure why that is; my opinion is that it should be held at the campus of the regular season champion.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Lindsey Silfer Commits To Canisius


Lindsey Silfer of North Syracuse, NY has verbally committed to play softball at Canisius College beginning in the 2014 season.

Lindsey is a catcher and first baseman at Cicero-N. Syracuse, one of the best high school programs in New York State. Lindsey had a great playoff run for the Northstars in the recent New York State high school championships, hitting a seventh inning game winning RBI in a Class AA Region final game. She then hit a seventh inning game winning RBI in the State semifinal. She also drove home Cicero's only run in their loss to eventual champion Clarence.

Lindsey had a great junior season for Cicero, resulting in her selection to the New York State Class AA team, and the All-Central New York team. In 27 games, she hit for a .443 average, including 11 doubles and 21 RBIs. She hit .400 in 2011. She is an outstanding athlete, also playing volleyball for the Northstars; she was selected All-CNY in that sport as well. She currently plays travel ball with the TC Tremors Gold.

Congratulations Lindsey!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Rebecca Freeman Commits To Marist

Courtesy of Mercerspace

Rebecca Freeman of Robbinsville, NJ has verbally committed to play softball at Marist College beginning in the 2014 season.

Becca is a catcher at Robbinsville High School, where she led the Ravens to a New Jersey State championship in 2011, and a final appearance this past season. Although she once again posted very impressive offensive numbers her junior season, including a .393 batting average with 26 RBIs in 26 games, Becca is best known for her outstanding defensive play behind the plate. A repeat selection to the All-Trenton team, and the New Jersey State team, she possesses a gun for an arm; opposing high school teams rarely steal on her. Becca is currently playing travel ball with the NJ Nightmare.

Congratulations Becca!