Sunday, January 18, 2015

2015 MAAC Softball Preview - Niagara Purple Eagles

Amanda Werth is a career .300 hitter
2014 Record: 8-12 (18-30) 7th Place

Ambur Farmer OF (.188; 2 HR)
Desarae Maldonado 2B (.263; 2 HR; 18 RBIs)
Katie Gruarin OF (.250)

Amanda Werth (.313)
Becca Saggiomo 1B (.147)
Taylor Huenink C (.111)
Miranda Ortega PR (10 Runs)
Sydney Smyers P (2-1; 3.97 ERA)
Ally Gay OF (.128)
Victoria Bretz C Transfer
Taylor Grieger P Transfer

Ali VanGiesen 2B/OF (.325)
Alexandra Moore 2B
Rachel Ziarnowski SS/C (.233)
Chanelle Ward SS (.250)
Sarah March C (.172)

Brianna Clark 3B
Sarah Trifoso OF
Danielle Stockman IF
Jessica Chandler 1B
Taylor Moody C
MaryKate Richberg IF

The Niagara Purple Eagles will be somewhat of a new look team in 2015, with a talented group of freshmen coming aboard along with two transfer players. All-MAAC 3B/P Bridget Hogan will miss this season with a medical redshirt. This will leave Niagara with only two pitchers for the season; one of them a transfer. Sophomore Sydney Smyers should be seeing the bulk of the action in the circle. She showed promise as a freshman with a 2-1 record, but pitched only 30 innings. The Purple Eagles will have to get offensive production throughout their lineup to make a run at the tournament in '15.

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