Friday, December 31, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS!


SBU Softball would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. May all your wishes and dreams come true in 2011.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

End of the Semester...

The end of the semester is closing in on us quickly. Just want to wish everyone best of luck on their finals. I am always proud of our academic success.

Monday, December 6, 2010

THE BONNIES "OFF SEASON" WORKOUT

For those of you who missed this...I thought I would post it again. Thank you, Coach Fiske!

The Bonnies lift three days a week in the off-season, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Most lifts are about an hour long and intense. Our belief is that if you are not sweating by the time you are done, you are not working. We expect everyone to make themselves better, stronger and faster. Only when you commit and dedicate yourself to this process will you even begin to reach your maximum potential. The film below is only a small portion of what we do but it is a very important part.

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays


MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS from SBU SOFTBALL.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Flood issues.

Houston...we have a problem. December 2, 2010.

The field will be fine. Can't say the same for the 60 bags of diamond dry in the press box.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Freshmen - Part Two


Left: Ashley Snider
Right: Kacie Strong




Freshmen - Part One


Left: Jen Sansano
Middle: Lindsay Stowell
Right: Christine Watson




Sophomores - Part Two


Left: Jessenia Andujar
Right: Jill Murphy

Sophomores - Part One


Left: Danielle Frye
Right: Hali Enderby

Juniors - Part Two

Top Left: Diana Phalon
Top Middle: Katie Taylor
Top Right: Kristin Sullivan
Bottom: Brittany Storch

Juniors - Part One

Left: Ashley Nowak
Middle: Brooke Frey
Right: Erin Nargi

MEET THE BONNIES - SENIORS

Left: Kara Morenus
Middle: Maureen Wells
Right: Shelly Seeger

Earning the Right to Win...

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EARNING THE RIGHT TO WIN! The Bonnies get after it in the strength and conditioning room. Thank you Coach Fiske for all you do to prepare us to win!

Grace Rooney on television signing the NLI

http://www.9wsyr.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=283516@wixt.web.entriq.net&navCatId=1075

Article and video of 2011 Recruiting Class

http://www.gobonnies.com/sports/w-softbl/2010-11/releases/20101201yd3g4w

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Update...

Hi Everyone...

I have neglected the blog lately but that was by choice. We have been hard at work preparing for the coming season and I am really happy with what I am seeing. The team is working extremely hard in the weight room, the hardest I have seen in my 15 years of coaching softball at SBU. It will pay off in more wins in 2011.

The pitchers and catchers have been throwing for about three weeks and I am amazed how quickly they have taken to our new pitching instructor, Paul Furlong. He has done a great job just getting them started with the right mind set and work ethic. It is going to take a lot of hard work to get us where we want to be but the pitchers have set the bar high.

Our schedule is complete and Hawaii looms at the end of February. If playing in Hawaii is not enough to get you fired up then playing 2010 Women's College World Series participant, The University of Hawaii should give you chills. If playing that kind of competition does not get your blood boiling, then you are not alive! I am really excited about the prospects of the coming season.

The semester is coming to a close and I know the ladies are working hard on their grades. We take pride in our grades at SBU. They are the MOST important thing we do. Softball is the greatest game in the world but it can not and never will hold a candle to the importance of a great education. I sleep well knowing that the ladies in my care will get a quality and worthwhile educational experience. I salute all the student-athletes at SBU and across the country that make their academics the number one priority in their collegiate career. GO BONAS!

Mike

To all our Family and Friends...

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

2011 Spring Schedule

DATE DAY OPPONENT TIME SITE

03.04.11 FRI. University of Hawaii 6:00p Honolulu, HI

03.05.11 SAT. South Dakota State 11:00a Honolulu, HI

03.05.11 SAT. Weber State 1:00p Honolulu, HI

03.06.11 SUN. Bracket Play TBD Honolulu, HI

03.06.11 SUN. Bracket Play TBD Honolulu, HI

03.11.11 FRI. E. Tennessee St Tournament TBD Johnson City, TN

03.12.11 SAT. E. Tennessee St Tournament TBD Johnson City, TN

03.13.11 SUN. E. Tennessee St Tournament TBD Johnson City, TN

03.19.11 SAT. @George Washington Univ. 12:00p Washington, DC

03.19.11 SAT. @George Washington Univ. 2:00p Washington, DC

03.25.11 FRI. FORDHAM UNIVERSITY 3:00p ST. BONAVENTURE, NY

03.26.11 SAT. FORDHAM UNIVERSITY 12:00p ST. BONAVENTURE, NY

03.27.11 SUN. LASALLE 12:00p ST. BONAVENTURE, NY

03.27.11 SUN. LASALLE 2:00p ST. BONAVENTURE, NY

04.02.11 SAT. DAYTON 12:00p ST. BONAVENTURE, NY

04.02.11 SAT. DAYTON 2:00p ST. BONAVENTURE, NY

04.05.11 TUE. BINGHAMTON 3:00p ST. BONAVENTURE, NY

04.05.11 TUE. BINGHAMTON 5:00p ST. BONAVENTURE, NY

04.08.11 FRI. @Univ. of Rhode Island 3:00p Kingston, RI

04.09.11 SAT. @Univ. of Rhode Island 12:00p Kingston, RI

04.10.11 SUN. @Umass 12:00p Amherst, MA

O4.10.11 SUN. @Umass 2:00p Amherst, MA

04.12.11 TUE. @Canisius 3:00p Buffalo, NY

04.12.11 TUE. @Canisius 5:00p Buffalo, NY

04.16.11 SAT. @St. Louis 12:00p St. Louis, MO

04.16.11 SAT. @St. Louis 2:00p St. Louis, MO

04.19.11 TUE. NIAGARA 3:00p ST. BONAVENTURE, NY

04.19.11 TUE. NIAGARA 3:00p ST. BONAVENTURE, NY

04.20.11 WED. @Robert Morris 3:00p Moon Township, PA

04.20.11 WED. @Robert Morris 5:00p Moon Township, PA

04.22.11 FRI. CHARLOTTE 3:00p ST. BONAVENTURE, NY

04.22.11 FRI. CHARLOTTE 5:00p ST. BONAVENTURE, NY

04.27.11 WED. BUFFALO (1) 4:00p ST. BONAVENTURE, NY

04.29.11 FRI. ST. JOE’S 3:00p ST. BONAVENTURE, NY

04.30.11 SAT. ST. JOE’S 12:00p ST. BONAVENTURE, NY

05.01.11 SUN. TEMPLE 12:00p ST. BONAVENTURE, NY

05.01.11 SUN. TEMPLE 2:00p ST. BONAVENTURE, NY

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Next Step...

We finished up the 2010 fall season this weekend with games at UB and home against UPB. The fall is a time of learning and a time when the freshmen become familiar with their new team and surroundings. It is not always an easy time but I am very happy with this year's freshmen class.

Division I is so different from high school and summer ball that it sometimes takes players by surprise. Gone are the days of hitting .500 and striking out 12-17 batters every game. The new reality is that players are now playing against their equals on a daily basis for the first times in their lives. The goal now is to move to the top of the list again. It takes time and patience and most of all confidence and determination. If players think they can just keep doing what they did in high school or summer ball, they are in for a tough transition.

Our freshmen group has shined. They have listened and worked on what needs to be done to get better. Make no mistake, there were some tough times and there is much more to learn but I think we learned some valuable lessons and will be better for it.

St. Bonaventure Softball has always been so much more than just softball. It's about education and friendship. It's about preparing yourself for the future while playing the sport that you love. Make no mistake...we are here to win games but in the end, if a player can look back on her career and say that she made lifetime friendships, earned a college degree that prepared her for the rest of her life and can look back and honestly say that she put 100% effort and commitment into her four years, then the wealth of her college experience can not be measured in wins and losses.

"When you lose enough times, it makes you realize how difficult it is to win. If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that's a big accomplishment...quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life, and there's going to be a life after your sport that is a lot longer than your sporting life." - Chris Evert Lloyd

"Winning has always meant much to me, but winning friends has meant the most."
-Babe Didrikson Zaharias

"The finish line is sometimes merely a symbol of victory. All sorts of personal triumphs take place before that point, and the outcome of the race may actually be decided long before the end." - Lance Malone

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Upcoming Games

The Bonnies finish their fall playing season this weekend. Here are the games and times.

@UB Saturday 12pm (DH) Buffalo, NY
UPB Sunday 12pm (DH) ST. BONAVENTURE, NY

Sunday, September 26, 2010

2010 Alumnae Game












2010 SBU SOFTBALL ALUMNAE GAME
Thanks to all of you for returning and a special thanks to all the parents and family that made the day special. These are the days that makes all the hard work worth it.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Nan Harvey Recap

The Bonnies did not finish up the Nan Harvey/Canisius Classic like they wanted to but there were some positives that came out of the weekend. Many of the upperclassmen did pretty well at the plate while he freshmen received their first taste of NCAA Division I competition.

Here are some hitting stats from the weekend...
Junior Brooke Frey: 3 hits (2 triples)
Freshman Ashley Snider: 5 for 13, 3 runs scored, triple (.385)
Sophomore Jessenia Andujar: 4 for 12, Double, 2 RBI (.333)
Senior Kara Morenus: 4 for 11 (.364)

The Bonnies are back to work and looking ahead to the best weekend of the fall. Our annual Alumnae Game is this Saturday at 1:00pm. Welcome back Bonnies!!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Day One - Nan Harvey/Canisius Classic

The Bonnies put in a hard nosed effort today. With five possible starters out, Maureen Wells, Erin Nargi, Kristin Sullivan, Ashley Nowak and Shelly Seeger, the Bonnies pulled off a split losing to Niagara 11-1 and defeating UB 7-3.

The Bonnies are battling the injury bug but no one is playing with anything serious. Some aching quads and sore muscles are the norm for for the fall so it was great to see outstanding athletes gut through some aches and pains.

Some highlights of the day...The major highlight of the day for me watching junior Diana Phalon come back out after a tough couple innings against Niagara and help the Bonnies to a 7-3 win against UB...while dealing with Tonsillitis. Diana is one of the best competitors I have ever coached.

The day started with the debut of freshman, Jen Sansano who had a solid first outing for 5 innings against a very good hitting Niagara team.
Jen's Stats...
Innings (5), Runs (3) Earned (3), Hits (6), Walks (4) Strikeouts (3)

Another debut was of freshman shortstop Ashley Snider who had a great day at the plate...
Ashley's Stats...
AB (7), Runs (3), Hits(4), 3B(1)

We had some solid hitting from hitters up and down the lineup, although we struck out a little too often for my liking. Here are some hitting highlights:
vs Niagara...Junior Brooke Frey 2-4 with a triple
vs Niagara...Freshman Ashley Snider 2-3 with a triple
vs UB...Senior Kara Morenus 2-4
vs UB...Sophomore Jessenia Andujar 2-3 with a double
vs UB...Freshman Ashley Snider 2-4 with 2 runs scored
vs UB...Freshman Lindsay Stowell, Triple
vs UB...Senior Sam Rajski, big RBI single in 7th

So the Bonnies end the day 1-1 and play Canisius tomorrow at 10:00am to determine who will play Niagara in the championship game at 12:00pm. Let's go Bonnies!





Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Food for Haiti
















The spirit of giving back is what St. Bonaventure University is best at. Here the softball team helps pack over 113,000 meals for some of the world's most in need people.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Focus and Concentration...

The first rule of focus is this: Where ever you are, be there. - Unkown

I just try to concentrate on concentrating. - Martina Navratilova

Saturday, September 4, 2010

2011 HAWAII TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE!

FRIDAY MARCH 4, 2011
4:00pm Weber State vs. South Dakota State
6:00pm ST. BONAVENTURE vs. Hawaii

SATURDAY MARCH 4, 2011
11:00am ST. BONAVENTURE vs. South Dakota State
1:00pm ST. BONAVENTURE vs. Weber State
3:00pm Hawaii vs. South Dakota State
5:00pm Hawaii vs. Weber State

SUNDAY MARCH 5, 2011
10:00am Seed #2 vs Seed #3
12:00pm Seed #1 vs Seed #4
2:00pm Loser #3 vs Loser #4
4:00pm Winner #1 vs Winner #2 - Championship Game

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

FIRST PRACTICE TODAY

The Bonnies will hit the field for the first time today...September 1, 2010. Look for pictures, film clips and more in coming weeks. It's an exciting time to be a member of the Bonnies!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Fall Schedule is Complete

September 18-19
@Nan Harvey, Canisius Softball Fall Classic (Amherst, NY)
10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm Saturday and Sunday

September 25
Alumnae Game @ SBU 1:00pm

October 2
SBU @ UB 1:00pm and 3:00pm

October 3
UPB @ SBU 12:00pm and 2:00pm

Ona Halladay joins the SBU Coaching Staff


Ona will make a great addition to our staff. Ona knows the game and has had success at both the Division I and Division III levels. She will help us in all aspects of the program from game management to recruitment. We are all excited to get the 2010-2011 season underway.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Softball One Day Clinic

SBU SOFTBALL ONE DAY CLINIC
  • September 11, 2010
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm
  • 9th - 12th Grades
  • St. Bonaventure Softball Field
Call: 716-375-2289 for more information

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Fall Season is quickly approaching!

The 2010 fall season is almost here. Look for roster updates, schedule information and highlights from the coming season. I can't wait till we get started. GO BONAS!!

In-coming Freshman Jen Sansano named NFCA All-Region

http://gobonnies.com/sports/w-softbl/2010-11/releases/20100722waadvm

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

LORAKEETS


Wild flocks come to the Sanctuary every day to feed.















Ashley Nowak





















Kristin Sullivan



KANGAROOS!

Kristin Sullivan

















Whitney Schlimm
















ME

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach was our first stop. What a great first impression of Australia.

The Animal Sanctuary

CURLY, LARRY and MOE!

Byron Bay

Our last day of the trip was a hike up the side of the cliffs to a lighthouse. Whales were migrating and the sights where amazing.

USA SOFTBALL

The Bonnies were part of a 6-0 tournament team.

From left to right...
Whitney Schlimm, Ashley Nowak, Coach House, Brooke Frey, Kristin Sullivan

Home from Australia

We had a wonderful trip to Australia. Look for pictures in future posts.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

AUSTRALIA

Check out where we are going!

State Championships...

The Bonnies are well represented in this years New York State Championships...
Jen Sansano is mowing down the class AA hitters in the circle for Clarence while Sarah Shembeda is leading Olean at the plate in class B. Lindsay Stowell will be leading Gananda (class C) into the state championships as well. Best of luck to all of you!
GO BONAS!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Atlantic 10

Congratulations to Umass and Fordham who both qualified for the 2010 NCAA Regionals tonight. Two great teams representing a great conference. GO A10!

Friday, May 14, 2010

I slacked on the blogging thing. I apologize. It is hard to keep up when the season is tough. We fought hard down the stretch...I am proud of the team...I always am.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

A10 Games

Lost both to Charlotte this weekend. After a lessoned learned we will be back. Off to Temple and St. Joe's on Wednesday for a Thursday, Friday, Saturday tilt. GO BONAS!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A beautiful Sunday. Worked on the softball field and watched Lacrosse defeat Siena. Preparing for Charlotte on the 26th!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

BETTER!

The second day outside was a total reversal from the first. We had a great day today.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

First Outside Practice...

Had a beautiful day for practice today... 55 degrees and bright blue sky. However it was not the best practice but the pitchers threw extremely well! We need to focus better.

Monday, March 15, 2010

A10 ROOKIE OF THE WEEK


Andujar named A-10 Rookie of the Week

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. - Freshman Jessenia Andujar picked up her first career conference honor after being named Rookie of the Week, as announced by the conference office Monday afternoon.

Andujar went 2-for-3 in the loss against North Carolina A & T, tallying an RBI and two runs. The East Rochester, N.Y., native stole her first career base against Colgate and then went 4-for-4 against Norfolk State in the Spartan Clash

The outfielder hit her first career double and scored one run. She started all nine games for the Bonnies through the stretch, posting a .346 average at the plate with nine hits, four walks and three RBI.

The Brown and White continue their season on the road against Charlotte on March 27. First pitch is set for noon.

- SBU -

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Maureen Wells named team co-Captain for 2010

Congratulations to junior Maureen Wells for being named team co-Captain. She joins seniors, Steph Narde and Sherri Thompson as the team's captains for the 2010 season.

"Moe" has really worked hard and has shown she can make mature decisions and take her game to the next level. She is a great communicator with both her teammates and the coaching staff which I consider one of the most important aspects of being a team captain." - Coach Threehouse

She joins a very short list of student-athletes that have served as captains since I started coaching in 1997. I am sure Maureen will represent that tradition in outstanding fashion.

Norfolk State Tournament

Our tournament at Norfolk State for March 13-14, 2010 was rained out. Seemed every game from New York to Florida was rained on at some point this weekend. Well...March does come in like a Lion.

GO BONAS!

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Coach's Perspective

Our 2010 southern swing was an interesting one. The weather cooperated with little rain (a rain out vs. Campbell University as the only blip) but the temps barely reached out of the 40's on most days. Actually, it is the same weather we will be playing in most of the season.

A 5-8 record is not something to jump for joy for, but we did get to see if the offense was improved and if we were going to compete when the going got tough. It looks like the answer to both is a, Yes. We had a day verses North Carolina A&T that I was disappointed with but we came out to compete in every other game. I think we learned that we can't just show up...we have to be at our best every day. That is the ONLY way you can compete with Atlantic 10 teams.

We came back hitting .229 as a team which is an improvement but it still needs to be higher. If we can get into the .250 range we can compete for a championship. Anything less and it will be tough to win in the A10. Defensively we played well for being the first 13 games on a real field and we saw progress from players that needed to step up. That is an encouraging sign. The pitchers threw well at times but we have to stay away from walks and hit batters. Any time you put more runners on...it makes it tough to stop good teams.

The most encouraging signs were how aggressive we were on the base paths and how we swung the bat on most days. We were looking to score a lot of runs. The biggest things we need to remember is that hitting is an art form. We can't go up looking to hit every ball out of the park...we need to look for great at bats when the game is on the line. If we do that, more and more clutch hits will come. Fundamentals are the Winning Edge...you win games by doing things right.

The TOP 5 Hitters through 13 Games...
.316 Shelly Seeger (JR) 6-19, 4 runs scored, 4 RBI
.308 Jessenia Andujar (FR) 12-39, 12 runs scored, 5 RBI
.278 Hali Enderby (FR) 5-18, 5 runs scored, 1 RBI
.243 Maureen Wells (JR) 9-37, 7 runs scored, 1 RBI
.235 Brooke Frey (SO) 8-34, 6 runs scored, 8 RBI


Southern Spring Swing Rewind

Scores: RECORD 5-8
Gardner Webb 5 SBU 3
Mt. St. Mary's 5 SBU 4
SBU 3 UNC Wilmington 2
Mt. St. Mary's 3 SBU 2
SBU 8 UNC Wilmington 2
SBU vs Campbell - Cancelled
SBU vs Campbell - Cancelled
SBU 2 College of Charleston 1
College of Charleston 11 SBU 3
NC A&T 3 SBU 0
NC A&T 9 SBU 6
Colgate 8 SBU 5
SBU 6 Norfolk State 3
SBU 11 Lafayette 6
Colgate 3 SBU 1

Monday, March 1, 2010

DAY OFF

BATTLESHIP NORTH CAROLINA


We had a great time today visiting the Battleship North Carolina. We were able to take a self-guided tour of the majority of the ship. It was amazing to see what the Greatest Generation did for all of us and how they did it.

After the visit we traveled to Dunn, NC for two games against Campbell University on Tuesday. The weather does not look like it will cooperate so everyone keep your fingers crossed!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

All-Tournament Team

2010 Seahawk Softball Classic All-Tournament Team

Steph Narde, St. Bonaventure
Brooke Frey, St. Bonaventure

Amanda Buckel, Mount St. Mary’s
Courtney Fingle, Mount St. Mary’s
Liz Christiansen, Mount St. Mary’s
Nicole Pagano, Mount St. Mary’s
McKenzie Morenus, Gardner-Webb
Kelsey Witter, Gardner-Webb
Christa Fullwood, Gardner-Webb
Katie Houmard, UNCW

Tournament MVP: Nicole Pagano, Mount St. Mary’

DAY THREE

8-3 WIN today against UNCW. I knew we put bats on the bus before we left SBU! We did a lot right today. Balls hit to all parts of the park...a very good rundown...and we stayed ahead of hitters for the majority of the day.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

DAY TWO

Beat UNCW 3-2 today in 8 innings and lost to Mt. St. Mary's 3-2 today. Look out when we start hitting. It's all in having faith in your abilities.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Gardner Webb and Mt. St. Mary's

Lost 5-3 and 6-5 in two close games. We have to make losing unacceptable. New day tomorrow. Game time 12:15 vs North Carolina Wilmington. GO BONAS!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Almost time!

1 practice left then a travel day Thursday. Friday is OPENING DAY vs. Gardner Webb and Mt. St. Mary's in Wilmington, NC. GO BONAS!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Atlantic 10 / 2010 Olympic Connection

http://elanameyers.blogspot.com/

Elana Myers played shortstop for George Washington and was an outstanding student-athlete. We wish her all the best. God Bless, Elana! USA! USA! USA!

A NEW LOOK...A NEW ATTITUDE

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Team Picture

Look for our new team picture coming soon. I think you all will be real surprised. Here is a hint...our new slogan is, A NEW LOOK...A NEW ATTITUDE!

2010 Season

The 2010 season is under way. Bonnies open play in 10 days!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Some A10 teams start February 12th! It is getting close. The 26th is coming fast. GO BONAS!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Cuts and relays in the gym are always fun to coach...NOT. Sliding practice was fun! Goal tomorrow is like 10 kabillion ground balls and fly balls. BTW...no more diving for Coach Threehouse.