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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Allie Block Signs With Canisius

Allison Block of Lockport, NY signed a national letter of intent this month to play softball at Canisius College beginning in the 2016 season.

Allie Block has been a dominant pitcher at Starpoint high school, posting a career ERA of 1.13, which includes a fantastic junior season that ended with a record of 10-3 and a stingy 0.70 ERA. She's a high strikeout pitcher, putting down about 10 batters per game. She is also an accomplished hitter, batting .446 last season to go along with six home runs and four triples, plus 23 RBIs. For her performance last season she earned All-New York State honors twice, as a pitcher and hitter! Allie plays travel ball with the Cayuga Gamblers.

Congratulations Allie!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Niagara's Bridget Hogan Will Redshirt

Niagara's All-MAAC IF/pitcher Bridget Hogan will sit out the 2015 season after undergoing successful surgery this week and qualifying for medical redshirt status.

Bridget Hogan began to notice a problem with her hip late last season, but apparently it did not slow down her production, which earned her conference honors. She hit .313 last season, including three home runs. In conference play, she ranked seventh in the MAAC with a .410 average. But she finished the season hobbling, and this week had surgery to correct a bone spur and labrum tear. She is expected to make a full recovery, but will be out 4-6 months rehabilitating. She will return with three years of eligibility remaining.

Speedy recovery Bridget!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Lani Evans Signs With Iona

Alana Evans of Goleta, California has signed a national letter of intent to play softball at Iona College beginning in the 2016 season.

Big signing for the Gaels as they land All-CIF pitcher Lani Evans. Lani had a fabulous junior season for Dos Pueblos high school, posting a 17-6 record to go along with a 1.26 ERA. In fact, her career ERA currently stands at a paltry 0.99! She is a high strikeout pitcher, and not bad at the plate either, hitting .356 her junior season with three home runs.

Congratulations Lani!

St. Peter's Softball Clinic


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Jennifer Timm To Sign With Niagara

Jennifer Timm of Green Bay, Wisconsin will sign a national letter of intent this week to play softball at Niagara University beginning in the 2016 season.

Jennifer Timm is a middle infielder at West DePere High School, where she has been a career .400 hitter. Jennifer had a fabulous junior season for the Phantoms, hitting .430 with five home runs and 25 RBIs. This performance earned her unanimous first team All-Bay Conference honors. Jennifer isn't a singles hitter - she's led her team in doubles the past three seasons, and has shown home run power. She has played travel ball with the Fox River Rush.

Congratulations Jenn!

Sydney Dennis To Sign With Quinnipiac

Sydney Dennis of Kingwood, Texas will sign a national letter of intent this week to play softball at Quinnipiac University beginning in the 2016 season.

Although a native of Texas, Sydney Dennis has played travel ball with the New Jersey Intensity, and the Bobcats took notice of the speedy outfielder. Back in Texas with Kingwood High School, Sydney, a left handed slap hitter, batted .361 in 2014, leading her team to the Texas State championship game. In the outfield, she has very good range; gets to the ball quick; and has a strong, accurate arm.

Congratulations Sydney!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Rebecca Drake To Sign With Quinnipiac

Another homer for Rebecca!
Rebecca Drake of Toms River, New Jersey will sign a national letter of intent to play softball at Quinnipiac University beginning in the 2016 season.

A big signing coming up for the Bobcats as they land All-American pitcher/third baseman Rebecca Drake of Donovan Catholic High School. Rebecca is the epitome of the all around player...where to begin? Well, she hit an astounding .550 in 2014, with an astronomical slugging percentage of 1.083. She averaged over an RBI per game, and had an on base percentage of .640. She can hit for average, or power. She has speed, stealing a perfect 9 for 9 bases, and is also a high run producer. But that's not all...she's also a lockdown pitcher! In 2014, Rebecca posted a circle record of 10-1, with a miniscule ERA of 0.68. Opposing batters hit a measly .128 against her; she struck out an average of 7 batters per game. She rarely walks anyone. She'll be playing lots at QU! Rebecca plays her travel ball with the Jersey Intensity.

Congratulations Rebecca!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Alexa Feliciano To Sign With Rider

Alexa making the tag at third base
Alexa Feliciano of Thousand Oaks, California will sign a national letter of intent to play softball at Rider University beginning in the 2016 season.

Alexa Feliciano is a catcher and third baseman at Oak Park High School. Alexa batted .292 her junior season for the Eagles, including three triples, improving her average 30 points from the previous season, which was her first at the varsity level. Alexa began her career as a catcher, but also spent time at third base last season. She plays travel ball with Bownet Gold.

Congratulations Alexa!

Madysen Cossack To Sign With Siena

Madysen Cossack of Agoura Hills, California will sign a national letter of intent to play softball at Siena College beginning in the 2016 season.

The Saints continue to expand their recruiting boundaries with another fine player who will sign later this week. Madysen Cossack is a power hitter who plays softball at Agoura High School, where she has been named her team's Offensive Player Of The Year two consecutive seasons. Madysen has a career .373 batting average thus far, but had her best season in 2014 when she hit .413, which included six home runs in 23 games played. She has averaged about an RBI per game over her career. Madysen is a left handed first baseman with good range, and a strong arm. She plays travel ball with Bownet Gold.

Congratulations Mady!

Stephanie Kristo To Sign With Manhattan

Stephanie Kristo of Santa Clara, California will sign a national letter of intent this week to play softball at Manhattan College beginning in the 2016 season.

This is a big signing coming up for the Lady Jaspers. Stephanie Kristo is a pitcher for the renowned high school softball program at Archbishop Mitty in San Jose. The Monarchs were CIF Central Coast Section champions in 2014; and were ranked #3 in the entire nation. Stephanie had a fabulous junior season in the circle for Mitty, posting a 15-1 record to go along with a stingy 1.18 ERA. Her opponents batted only .194 against her. Included in her 15 wins were seven shutouts. Stephanie is a great control pitcher, walking only two batters per game. For the whole '14 season, she threw no wild pitches, and hit only one batter. She plays travel ball with the San Jose Lady Sharks, with whom she has pitched in many national tournaments. This is the sort of signing that could tilt the balance of power in the MAAC for years to come.

Congratulations Stephanie!


Saturday, November 8, 2014

2015 Quinnipiac Softball Schedule

The Quinnipiac University Bobcats will open their 54 game 2015 softball season indoors on February 6 with a game against state rival Sacred Heart, to be played in the Sports Dome in Danbury, Connecticut. On the weekend of February 13, the Bobcats will play in UNC-Charlotte's First Pitch Classic. Their next tournament stop will be in Fort Myers, Florida on the weekend of March 6 to play in Florida Gulf Coast's tournament. Quinnipiac will again this season pay a visit to Clearwater, Florida and play in one of South Florida's tournaments on the weekend of March 13; then will wrap up the tournament portion of their schedule by playing in Liberty's tourney in Lynchburg, Virginia beginning March 20.

There will be little time for rest in this busy schedule, with the Bobcats coming back north for their home opener on March 26, vs. UMass-Lowell. Maine will visit the QU Softball Field on the following day. The Bobcats will have 11 home dates in '15. Quinnipiac opens MAAC play on April 4 at Monmouth. Their regular season will end with a conference matchup vs. Siena at home on May 2.

2015 QU Softball Schedule

Monday, November 3, 2014

2015 Monmouth Softball Schedule

The Monmouth Hawks will begin their second MAAC softball season on the weekend of February 20, 2015 when they take part in the Longwood Spring Classic in Farmville, Virginia. The weekend of February 27 will find the Hawks back in Virginia, this time in Fairfax to play in a tournament hosted by George Mason. On the weekend of March 6 they will be in Blue Creek, North Carolina at Campbell University; Monmouth will wrap up the tournament portion of their schedule by playing in Central Florida's tournament beginning March 12.

The Hawks' home opener will take place on March 24 when they host Rutgers; Princeton will visit Monmouth Softball Park the next day. Monmouth will have 12 home dates in '15. On March 28, the Hawks will open conference play at Rider. Visits by MAAC rivals Canisius and Niagara will close out their regular season on May 2 & 3.

2015 Monmouth Softball Schedule