|Ellie Chan will usher in a new era at Niagara in 2013|
- 14 Becky Zill C Senior
- 21 Gabrielle Lustrinelli 3B Senior
- 44 Alexis Wayne 2B Senior
- 4 Jen Sansano P Junior
- 8 Kim Bryson P Junior
- 11 Tashia Daley P Junior
- 17 Connal Kelly INF Junior
- 19 Aileen Hinton UT Junior
- 29 Brittany Richberg SS/OF Junior
- 1 Ambur Farmer OF Sophomore
- 2 Desarae Maldonado SS/2B Sophomore
- 28 Amanda Werth OF Sophomore
- 31 Katie Griarin OF Sophomore
- 7 Becca Saggiomo 1B Freshman
- 9 Taylor Huenink C Freshman
- 13 Miranda Ortega UT Freshman
- 22 Sydney Smyers P Freshman
- 24 Ally Gay OF Freshman
- 33 Kristen Prusiecki C Freshman
Shortstop/outfielder Brittany Richberg really raised the level of her play during her sophomore season. She finished third on the team with a .256 average; but was better in conference play, hitting .273. Brittany runs well, stealing six bases out of seven attempts while scoring 14 runs in 33 starts. I would expect her to see full time action this season. Aileen Hinton saw limited action last season, but did hit a big 7th inning homer in a win against Princeton. Junior pitcher Tashia Daley is a bit of a mystery as she has been at Niagara two seasons, but has yet to throw a pitch. Infielder Connal Kelly joins the Purple Eagles as a transfer after two seasons at division 2 Catawba College.
It will be very interesting watching Niagara this season, as I expect them to employ a different style of play compared to the past regime. If Kim Bryson pitches as well as she did during conference play last season, and Jen Sansano makes a successful transition to a new conference, Niagara will contend for the MAAC title this season.
Next up: Manhattan.