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Monday, August 5, 2013

Jen Hare Returns To Niagara

Former Niagara first baseman Jen Hare will be joining her old team as an assistant coach to Larry Puzan for the 2014 season. Jen played four seasons at Monteagle Ridge, graduating in 2012 with a .289 career average. She was an All-MAAC selection in 2011. Jen joins another alum, Felicia (Coffey) Kinney who will be retained as an assistant by Coach Puzan.

Congratulations Jen!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

One think you will not see anymore is NU's website beig updated! Unreal that they havent posted their fall schedule yet.

Anonymous said...

Lol... We've come to expect total disregard for the softball program at Niagara. No fall schedule has been posted, no updates! Their local rival Canisius finds the time to post their fall schedule & even post updated articles & scores on their website. What a novel idea! They have not even posted the fact that Jen Hare a former Purple Eagle softball player has returned as an assistant coach.
Rumor has it that while Niagara was taking two months to name Larry Puzan the coach they did take the time to cut softballs budget which was pitiful to begin with!!!
The young ladies on this team never fail to represent Niagara University with pride & dignity. It would be nice to see the university treat these ladies the same way.
A team with a cause is a very scary opponent as we witnessed last year when they came out of nowhere to qualify for the MAAC Championship tournament. It would not be surprising to see them bond together again in spite of the universities lack of support. Knowing this team they will use it to fuel their fire!
Go Purp Softball..... We love you!!!

WNY Softball said...

To be fair, the Niagara softball twitter did provide updates for their first fall ball game.

Anonymous said...

The twitter updates are not done by the university!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with you 100%. The University seems not to care at all about the softball program. They still have Larry Puzan listed as the interim coach on the website. I've never seen a Division I, II, or III softball program have their players rake and prep a softball field in my life!! now that's a big slap in the face to these female athletes. NU sure needs to re-evaluate how they treat the softball program. Good luck to the program.

Anonymous said...

In my opinion and from what i've seen in last year, I think all information that is posted in the website has to be initiated by the coach to the web person. If you recall last year, the NU website was kept up to date and fall schedules and scores were always posted on there because the previous coach made it a priority for it to be kept up. Now it's obvious that coach Puzan has not either notice that the website is not updated or that's just very low on his priority list. It would be nice to know when and where fall ball games are.

Anonymous said...

As a person that has observed the way the softball program, coaches & players have been treated I totally agree with the previous statements. The way these female athletes are treated is at the very least uncaring & disrespectful. After reading about the Quinnipiac law suit issues on your blog Niagara better reevaluate their treatment of the softball program.
Not only does the team have to rake the field.... they have to put the tarp on the field & take it off of the field. In order to do so they must move tires, cinder blocks & other heavy items from the tarp. The coaches have to drive the lawn tractor to smooth the field. Also the OLD scoreboard has been missing bulbs for as long as I can remember, the American flag that is at the field is faded, torn & smaller then the flag at my house. The dugouts are antiquated, there are no bathroom facilities within 200 yards of the field, no concession stand, the bleachers are a joke. Needless to say it is the worst softball facility in the MAAC conference by far! It's hard to believe another
D1 softball program could be treated worse. It's extremely frustrating.
I think I've written enough.

WNY Softball said...

Can't argue with this, because look at their local rival Canisius, they always have a field crew at hand to quickly repair the field during bad weather, chase balls in traffic and what have you. The Canisius players never do anything with the field.

Anonymous said...

I think a nice letter the the NU AD should be written regarding these concerns instead of putting them on a blog.

Anonymous said...

Maybe a letter to the AD telling him to read these comments on the blog would be better.
The statements that have been posted are very well worded & factual.
Sometimes the truth hurts but may lead to some positive actions. One can only hope & pray for changes.

Anonymous said...

good luck! NU athletics has no AD at this time!

WNY Softball said...

Lol!

Anonymous said...

Not sure if your... Lol was in thinking that they were kidding about NU not having an AD?? It is a fact the AD at Niagara was actually fired.
Somebody in administration or the athletic dept. at Niagara better get a grip on things quickly.
The dedicated athletes & coaches do their part very well. Can the so called leaders of the university please step up & lead.
Don't just talk a good game... actions speak much louder than words!
Proud of all the Purp Nation athletes! You all represent so well. Bless you all.

WNY Softball said...

It's because I had no idea (of course), and everyone is calling for him to be contacted.