Thursday, January 22, 2015

2015 MAAC Softball Preview - Quinnipiac Bobcats

Jordan Paolucci being left off the All-MAAC team was an injustice
2014 Record: 6-14 (11-36) 9th Place

Jordan Paolucci C (.357; 9 HR; 26 RBIs)
Nikki Barba SS (.336; 6 HR; 23 RBIs)
Brittney Cyr OF (.077)
Hannah Lindsley P (6-10; 5.77 ERA; .241; 2 HR)

Molly Jarrett 3B (.111)
Abby Johnson OF (.315; 10 SB)
Sydney Robey P (2-17; 5.12 ERA; .273; 6 HR; 23 RBIs)
Courtney Solt OF (.306; 9 SB)
Katie Strong OF (.200)
Dani Edmands C/IF (.214; 14 RBIs)
Noelle Wagner C (DNP)

Keilani Finley OF (.256)
Kathryn Vitale PR (2 SB; 6 Runs)

Maria Ascher SS/3B
Emily Czaja 2B
Casey Herzog P
Miranda Magana 3B

The Quinnipiac Bobcats struggled in their inaugural MAAC season, finishing in ninth place. They have a sometimes potent hitting lineup, led by fifth year senior Jordan Paolucci. Jordan played most of 2014 injured, which made her offensive numbers even more impressive, including leading the MAAC in hitting during conference games. She's fully recovered from off season surgery. Also returning is ALL-MAACer Nikki Barba. But the Bobcats did have trouble in the pitching circle last season, with no individual ERA under 5.00. They hope freshman Casey Herzog, who was an All-NY State performer in high school, will help to fill the void and give them a more balanced lineup with which to compete for a tournament spot.

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