Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2015 MAAC Softball Preview - Manhattan Lady Jaspers

Elena Bowman led the MAAC in homers in '14
2014 Record: 10-10 (26-29) 6th Place

Sydney Weedon 1B (.169)
Amanda Paxson OF (.315; 5 HR; 25 RBIs; 22 HBP)
Mickayla Romero 3B (.213; 19 RBIs)
Amy Bright P (10-15; 3.82 ERA)

Elena Bowman C (.314; 13 HR; 43 RBIs)
Kelsey Brennan IF (.200)
Erin Hamm P (3.82 ERA)
Anna Crowley P/OF (3.09 ERA; .188)
Andi Stallard C/OF (.217; 15 RBIs)
Zee Pierce 1B
Meredith Bryant OF (.250)
Emily Cutler OF (.127)

Stephanie Reinhardt SS (.224; 18 RBIs)
Jenn Vazquez 1B (.303; 10 HR; 43 RBIs)
Danielle Gabriel P (4-6; 3.84)
Madison Bailey OF (Injured)

Victoria Ross OF
Briana Matazinsky P/SS
Rachael Mumma 2B

Manhattan was the surprise of the MAAC tournament in 2014, reaching the championship game out of the sixth seed.. They performed the incredible feat of beating three quality teams in one day to do so. They lost the championship game, but hope the experience will propel them to a championship of their own. The Lady Jaspers will ride the bats of twin power threats Elena Bowman and Jenn Vazquez, who drove home 86 runs between them last season. Kate Bowen has graduated, but Amy Bright and Danielle Gabriel both pitched gems in the tournament, and look to lead the LJs in the circle this season. Look for this well coached team to be in the thick of it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I saw your tweet. I don't tweet so I couldn't reply on twitter.
It's not surprising that Niagara Softball hasn't posted a schedule or roster yet.
The NU softball program is totally disorganized & a huge disappointment as a D1 program.
The coaches will blame the players when the 2015 season is a disaster but they need to look in the mirror to see the problem!
Their leadership as coaches is lacking to say the least.
They talk the talk but don't walk the walk!