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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Jen Sansano Transfers To Niagara


The landscape in the MAAC just changed with a major signing by Niagara this week.

Jennifer Sansano, formerly of the Atlantic 10's St. Bonaventure Bonnies, has transferred to Niagara effective immediately, and will play for the Purple Eagles as the 2013 softball season gets underway next month.

The former All-New York State AA First Teamer and Western New York Pitcher Of The Year played at perennial power Clarence High School, where she smashed all pitching records. She pitched two seasons at St. Bonaventure, where she was 11-12 last year, including a no hitter.

Jen will join Kim Bryson on the pitching staff, giving the Purple Eagles a potentially potent double threat as both enter their junior seasons. Kim looks to be the premier power pitcher in the conference this season. They will be backed up by a pair of promising prospects, Brittney Sears and Sydney Smyers, giving Niagara more pitching depth than they've had in many seasons.

Welcome to the MAAC Jen!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

You can never have to much pitching depth. In softball or baseball good pitching will win a lot of games.

WNY Softball said...

True enough, but college softball rosters are more limited than college baseball rosters. For instance, Niagara's baseball team had 11 pitchers on their roster last season! So it's more difficult for a softball team to obtain that depth.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree that it is difficult for a softball team to obtain QUALITY depth in their pitching staff...... but in softabll you only need 2-3 quality pitchers to become very competitive.
Iona proved that the last few seasons.
Thanks again for keeping us up to date on MAAC softball!!

Anonymous said...

New coach is making a big impact already! Can't wait to see how this team transforms this upcoming season!

WNY Softball said...

True, barring injury. You'll recall Caroline Main went from first team All-MAAC, to never recovering from her injury at the end of her sophomore year, which certainly affected Canisus the last two seasons.

Anonymous said...

2-3 healthy quality pitchers is all you need!

WNY Softball said...

@ Anon from Tuesday. I can't publish your comment, but thanks for the information!