Saturday, January 17, 2015

2015 MAAC Softball Preview - Monmouth Hawks

2014 Record: 12-8 (22-21) 5th Place

Vanessa Cardoza 3B (.309; 2 HR; 18 RBIs)
Kayleena Flores 2B (.292; 21 RBIs)
Meagan Newton-Pender C (.214)
Breanna Sniffen P (4-6; 6.43 ERA)

Nikki Sandelier OF (.247; 5 SB)
Jill Freese C (.284; 4 HR; 24 RBIs)
Raelynn Galindo C (.265; 14 RBIs)
Emma Hill INF (Transfer)
Ashalynn Umiamaka 3B (Transfer)

Lauren Howard OF (.179)
Sydney Underhill P (18-15; 3.18 ERA)
Rachel Shotzbarger SS (.333; 2 HR; 24 RBIs)
Justene Reyes OF (.304; 2 HR; 21 RBIs)

Chloe Howerth OF
Katie Baron OF
Kaelyn Buskey IF
Raeann Buskey OF
Amanda Riley P
Brooke Redmond C

The Monmouth Hawks enjoyed a successful inaugural season in the MAAC, qualifying for the postseason, and winning a tournament game. They did so with a very small roster. This season they have added two transfers, and a talented freshman class. Pitcher Sydney Underhill appeared in every game as a freshman, the only pitcher in the nation to do so. But she only got stronger as the 2014 season wore on; by the end she was one of the best pitchers in the MAAC. The Hawks will again ride her arm this season. This well coached team should be in the hunt for a championship in '15.

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