Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Quote of the Week...

"One should not strive to be a person of success, one should strive to be a person of value. "- Albert Einstein.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

HARD WORK BEATS TALENT, WHEN TALENT DOES NOT WORK HARD.

Explosiveness...

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Senior Captain Catcher, Brooke Frey working on her explosiveness. Every exercise we do is geared towards something that happens on the softball field. We must be explosive athletes. We train with that thought in mind.

Ashley Nowak working the Prowler...

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You want lower half strength? Work the PROWLER! Senior Ashley Nowak works to build her lower half. It will add power to her swing and keep her knees strong and away from injury.

Jessenia Hang Clean Part 2...

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Lifting is not always about succeeding. Jessenia works and pushes until she gets it. She takes herself to her limits, She does not give up. She "fails" here but successfuly puts up a new record later in the lift. Unfortunately, I did not get that successful lift on tape.

CONDITIONING...100% MENTAL

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Junior Captain Jessenia Andujar hang cleaning...part 1

TRAINING AND LIFTING SBU STYLE

SBU STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

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Freshman Kelli Rohan rips out some pushups. She makes them look easier than they are. GO BONNIES!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas is Coming!!


The Blog is giving me issues...

I apologize but the new computer is giving me issues blogging. Once the bugs are worked out, I will be posting videos and other information.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Announcing the SBU Softball 2012 Early Signing Period Student-Athletes

Emily McDonough, Carly Bilchak, Katie Sinclair, Alexis Sloat and Emily Belfield (More info to come)



Monday, November 21, 2011

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

The softball team decided to support 23 children in OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD. Each player sponsored either a boy or girl and packed a "shoe box" full of gifts for children not as fortunate as we are here at SBU. The pictures below are of the day we wrapped our gift boxes. These kinds of things make be more proud of them than any great play, well pitched game or homerun they will ever produce on the field. Thank you ladies...I am honored to be your coach.

Kacie and Jen.
Kristin was the leader of the operation...we could not have done it without her.
Lindsay.
The 2012 Bonnies!

Friday, November 11, 2011

To ALL that have served and are serving...


May God Bless you and protect you.

To my Father on this day...


In honor of James Listin Threehouse. I love you and miss you.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Softball Field Update...

Thanks to Coach Halladay, the softball infield has been completed. We reinforced the pitching area and batter's boxes with clay bricks and mound clay. It will require less work to keep the field in good playing shape.

We are also adding a new tarp this season which will help keep the field playable longer. The old one seemed to be nesting material for every mouse in the Enchanted Mountains. The first base dugout was also completed. That had not been repaired for years. So...I think we are set for winter.

Pitchers and catchers will start throwing next week. I am looking to get back into the swing of things. Big spring ahead!

GO BONAS!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

2012 SBU Softball Program Expectations

*NEVER LIE
*ALWAYS DO THE RIGHT THING
*BE PREPARED TO PERFORM 100% OF THE TIME
*COMMIT EVERY DAY...SKILLS, TRAINING, NUTRITION, MENTALLY
*EXPECT TO DEDICATE TIME TO EACH OTHER ON AND OFF THE FIELD
*CONSTRUCTIVELY PUSH AND MOTIVATE EACH OTHER TO REACH THE NEXT LEVEL
*HOLD YOURSELF AND YOUR TEAMMATES TO A HIGH STANDARD
*BE RESPECTFUL OF EACH OTHER ON AND OFF THE FIELD
*ALWAYS STAY POSITIVE
*RESPECT THE GAME
*BE FEARLESS!

"Maturity does not come with age...it comes with the taking of responsibility."

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Play NCAA Division I? You better bring the "BIG GUNS!"

SOPHOMORE - ASHLEY SNIDER
SENIOR - DIANA PHALON

Upper Body Day...Hali Enderby

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Hali works out on the med ball. It helps keep her core strong and isolates the other muscles of her arms and back as she lifts.

Upper Body Day...

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Strength is a very important aspect of being an NCAA Division I player. You play a lot of games in a short period of time and your best is expected EVERY DAY. Jessenia Andujar is one of the strongest players I have ever coached. She gets at it in the weight room!

WEEKLY CLINICS

Our weekly clinics start this Sunday October 23rd. Pitching goes from 4:00-5:30pm and Hitting from 5:30-7:00pm. Come work with the SBU coaching staff and players as they teach you the secrets to becoming an NCAA Division I player! All clinics are in Butler Gym.

For more information, contact the SBU softball office at (716) 375-2289 or call Coach Threehouse at (716) 474-1574. We look forward to seeing you!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

GOBONNIES.COM

Check out the new GOBONNIES.COM! It's fantastic!!

www.gobonnies.com/sports/w-softbl/index

Thursday, October 13, 2011

THE DARK SIDE...


THE BONNIES ARE COMING...

Saturday, October 8, 2011

JDRF Walk Recap

The SBU softball team and its sponsors raised $4000.00 for JDRF last Saturday. On a very rainy morning the team volunteered their time to walk along the River Trail on the campus of St. Bonaventure University, not only to raise money but to bring awareness to a disease that strikes so many in our country and around the world.

We would like to thank everyone involved and we are hoping to make this an annual event. There is more to this world than sports and softball and we are dedicated here at SBU to continue the Franciscan Spirit of giving. It is a beautiful place with many outstanding people and we are all proud to be a member of the family.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

2011 DAY CLINIC

SBU Softball will be conducting a 1-Day Clinic on Sunday September 11th from 1pm to 4pm on the campus of St. Bonaventure University. The Clinic is open to 9-12 grade student-athletes. The cost is $100.00 per person.

The DAY CLINIC will give participants an opportunity to work closely with the SBU coaching staff and players in a thorough one day setting. The participants will receive instruction from the staff in all aspects of the game and the ability to use that instruction in controlled drills. It is an excellent opportunity for players to receive top level instruction under the guidance of a collegiate coaching staff that has developed players at the NCAA Division I level.

Come join the action! Call or email today. For more information please call the SBU softball office at 716-375-2289 or send an email to mthreehouse@sbu.edu

See you there! GO BONAS!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Todd Randall added to the SBU Coaching Staff

SBU has a new Assistant Coach. Todd Randall will be joining the staff this season. Congrats, Coach Randall and welcome home!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

2011 SBU Fall Schedule

Saturday September 10th 9th Annual St. Bonaventure University Alumnae Game (11am)
Saturday September 17th BAGSAI Fall College Classic 1pm and 3pm (Opponents TBA)
Sunday September 18th vs Marist and vs Colgate at Marist (Times TBA)
Saturday September 24th 10am vs UB, 12pm vs Niagara: Nan Harvey Classic(Amherst, NY)
Sunday September 25th 10am vs Canisius, 12pm Championship Round(Amherst, NY)

I am excited about the fall season. It will help prepare us for the biggest and most ambitious spring softball schedule in SBU history. I can't release it yet but here is just a taste...trips to: South Carolina, Florida, Tenessee, North Carolina, Philadelphia, Dayton, Buffalo and Niagara Falls. All of this and we will be starting our season in mid-February...the earliest start in our history.

GO BONAS!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Summer Orientation at SBU



Anndrea Burgess, an incoming freshman and softball player enjoys her summer orientation session at St. Bonaventure. It's just a great place to go to school.

Friday, July 22, 2011

2011 SBU Alumnae Game

The 2011 St. Bonaventure Softball Alumnae Game will be played on Saturday September 10th. Game time is 11:00am. I want to see every Bonnies player that ever played there! See you all in September.

Remember why you play...

"Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back... play for her."
Mia Hamm (born on March 17, 1972)

Hamm scored more international goals in her career than any other player, male or female, in the history of soccer (158). Hamm became one of the most famous women athletes in the world, an iconic symbol of women's sports, and an inspiration and role model to a generation of sports-minded girls. She was named the women's FIFA World Player of the Year the first two times that award was given (in 2001 and 2002), and is listed as one of FIFA's 125 best living players (as chosen by Pelé).

Being a Teammate

"Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates."
Magic Johnson (born August 14, 1959)

Johnson is considered one of the most inspirational basketball players of all time. For his feats, Johnson was honored as one of the NBA 50 Greatest Players in 1996 and enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002.

Team Work

Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. ~Vince Lombardi

I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion. ~Mia Hamm

Maturity

Maturity does not come from age. It comes from the taking of responsibility.

The Countdown has begun...

43 days till the first 2011 Fall Season Practice!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

SBU Hall of Fame Weekend


Congratulations Jen! You are the perfect choice for our first Hall of Famer!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Record Holders


Brianna Bricker - SBU ALL-TIME HOMERUN LEADER

Record Holders


Christine Keleher...SBU ALL-TIME WINS LEADER

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

2012 FALL ROSTER

Senior: Erin Nargi
Senior: Katie Taylor
Senior: Brooke Frey
Senior: Ashley Nowak
Senior: Brittany Storch
Senior: Kristin Sullivan
Senior: Diana Phalon
Junior: Jessenia Andujar
Junior: Danielle Frye
Junior: Jill Murphy
Junior: Hali Enderby
Sophom: Kacie Strong
Sophom: Jen Sansano
Sophom: Ashley Snider
Sophom: Christine Watson
Sophom: Lindsay Stowell
Freshm: Kelli Rohan
Freshm: Lauren Waite
Freshm: Anndrea Burgess
Freshm: Grace Rooney
Freshm: Ashley Smith

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS...
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

NCAA Legislation (The Recruiting Calendar)

I thought with the Women's College World Series approaching and with recruiting season already in full gear I would share some rules with everyone. There are many different layers to NCAA rules. We have a DEAD PERIOD which will begin May 31 and last through June 9th. This is in place to protect those teams still playing in the World Series.

A DEAD PERIOD is a time when coaches are NOT allowed any OFF CAMPUS or ON CAMPUS face to face contacts or evaluations. Telephone calls are still permissible. This mean any games played from May 31 - June 9th Division I coaches are not allowed to attend.

FOLLOWING IS THE NCAA RECRUITING CALENDAR AS IT STANDS AS OF NOW...
The dates in this calendar reflect the application of Bylaw 13.17 at the time of publication of this manual but are subject to change per Constitution 5.2.3.1 or if certain dates (e.g., National Letter of Intent signing dates are altered).

(a)Contact Period August 1 through November 24, 2010, [except for (1) below] *:(1)Dead PeriodNovember 8-11, 2010:

(b)Quiet Period November 25, 2010 through January 1, 2011, [except for (1) below]:(1)Dead Period December 8 (12:01 a.m.) through December 12, 2010, (12:01 a.m.):

**(c)Contact Period January 2 through July 31, 2011, [except for (1) and (2) below]:(1)Dead Period April 11-14, 2011:(2)Dead Period May 31 through June 9 (noon), 2011:

(d)Evaluation Period During high school regional and state championship competition that does not occur during a dead period:

(e)Quiet Period The following state specific contact/evaluation periods are permissible:(1)In Hawaii, contacts and evaluations shall be permissible between November 25, 2010 and January 1, 2011, [except for (a) below)].(a)Dead Period 12:01 a.m. on the day of registration for the national convention of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association December 8, 2010, (12:01 a.m.) to on the day after adjournment of the convention December 12, 2010 (12:01 a.m.)(2)In those states that play high school softball season in the fall, evaluations shall be permissible during those seasons, except during dead periods.*

Each institution is limited to 50 evaluation days (August 1 through July 31) per Bylaw 13.02.6.2, which do not include employment of coaches in instructional camps/clinics or the observation of prospects participating in high school softball competition.

**Dates are based on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Convention (December 8-11, 2010).The National Collegiate Athletic Association
April 14, 2010

If there are any questions, please feel free to post them.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Super Regionals...

I hope everyone is watching the Super Regionals. If you play it or claim to be a fan then you better watch it be played at its highest level. God bless ESPN for televising every game. Can't get any better than that!...unless you are competing in them of course! :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE TEAMS

ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
FORDHAM UNIVERSITY
ST. JOSEPH'S UNIVERSITY
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE
LASALLE UNIVERSITY
ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY

Saturday, May 14, 2011

2011 and Beyond Part II

I have been preparing for the 2012 season and I am really excited about the incoming freshmen and the 2012 schedule. We have allot to prove to ourselves as the past few seasons have not been to the level we like to see at SBU.

We have tons of work to do and the first order of business is to upgrade the schedule which is being done. We have already scheduled two separate tournaments and are looking for two more. We will be starting earlier than we ever have. Our first games in 2012 will be February 10-12. We have also added some new non-conference foes and will be looking at a schedule with 50+ games.

With the addition of Ona Halladay, our recruiting will be more in depth than ever. I am looking forward to the summer. Hope to see everyone on the recruiting trail!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Kara Morenus








Kara Morenus was named Academic All-American for District 1. She also was named to the 2011 Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team. Congrats!

2011 Atlantic 10 All-Conference Selections














Maureen Wells - FIRST TEAM, Ashley Snider - ALL ROOKIE, Brooke Frey - 2nd TEAM

Saturday, May 7, 2011

2011 and Beyond...



So...where do I start with this year? I have been coaching over 20 years (15 of them in softball) and I can easily say, this was the strangest years I have been through. However, it was strange in many way and not all of them bad.

I guess I should have seen things coming from the start. We traveled 1/3 of the way around the globe to Hawaii and our first game of the year gets rained out! Then it rains all day on the last day of the trip. Talk about an omen. From Hawaii to our last games against Temple...it rained and rained and rained. The most beautiful day of the season ended up being senior day when we were able to honor Maureen Wells and Kara Morenus. That in itself was a blessing.

So how do you recap a year when you finish 13-20 over-all and 8-12 in the Atlantic 10? In a funny way, I actually enjoyed this year. I enjoyed it because my players made the best out of many tough situations. They could have easily given up but they didn't. We beat 4 out of the 6 teams advancing to the A10 championships and the other two we lost games of 1-0, and 5-2 which was a well played close game till late. We fought through weather, sickness, injuries, shocking incidents and losses in our personal families and in our SBU family. Life sometimes gets in the way of sports...as it should. I had a amazing group of young ladies this year. I am proud of them.

More to come...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

To my Seniors...

THANK YOU, KARA AND MOE! You are loved and will be missed. Once a Bonnie always a Bonnie! - Coach House

Final Games

SBU 4, SJU 3...SJU 13, SBU 4
SBU 4, TU 3...TU 6, SBU 3

Season ending blog coming soon!

Friday, April 29, 2011

St. Joe's Games


Our games with St. Joe's have been postponed till Saturday with a doubleheader starting at 12pm. Weather outlook is 68 and sunny...miracles never cease! Come down and watch, it's SENIOR DAY! We salute Moe and Kara!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

A10 Standings

Weather has played too big of a role...something needs to change.
Fordham 12-4
Temple 11-3
Umass 8-3
St. Joe's 7-3
Charlotte 9-5
Dayton 10-7
St. Louis 9-7
St. Bonaventure 6-10
George Washington 3-9
Rhode Island 1-14
LaSalle 0-12

Catching up on SBU Softball

Sorry folks, I have not been able to blog lately...just been too busy. The weather is rotten and it has kept me busy. We have had 6 games since we last communicated and we came out 3-3 against some quality teams. At least we finally had our first home games verses Charlotte! Yep...you guessed it, it rained most of the day not to mention the sleet and snow before hand.

Our lastest results...
SBU 8, Canisius 6...Canisius 9, SBU 8
SBU 7, Robert Morris 3...Robert Morris 12, SBU 9 (darkness shortened)
Charlotte 1, SBU 0...SBU 6, Charlotte 3 (rain shortened)

Our record stands at 11-18 and 6-10 in the Atlantic 10. It's not where we want to be but I must admit that I like watching this team play. We can hit one out of the park on any swing and we have made some amazing defensive plays. The pitching staff is really starting to hit a stride. Jen Sansano and Diana Phalon have both thrown outstanding games.

Our leading hitters...
Brooke Frey .341 8 doubles, 4 homeruns 16 RBI
Maureen Wells .338 4 doubles 6 homeruns 25 RBI
Ashley Snider .319 7 doubles 1 triple 9 homeruns 21 RBI

We have slugged 30 homeruns on the year. I am almost sure (I will check the records) that is a new program record. We are ranked in the top 30 teams on a NATIONAL scale in homeruns per game.

Our remaining games...ALL at SBU
UB Wednesday (1 game) 4pm start
St. Joe's Friday (3pm)
St. Joe's Saturday (12pm)
Temple (2) Sunday (end of 2011 season...it went fast!) 12pm start

Monday, April 11, 2011

A10 Standings

1. Fordham 9-3
2. Charlotte 6-2
3. St. Joe's 7-3
4. Temple 7-3
5. Umass 7-3
6. St. Louis 7-5
7. Dayton 5-5
8. St. Bonaventure 5-7
9. George Washington 3-7
10.LaSalle 0-8
11.Rhode Island 0-10

SBU vs Umass Post Games Report



Umass 1 - SBU 0 : Diana Phalon 4-hit complete game. Her best outing at the Division I level. I admire her toughness and her willingness to stick with her teammates even as we struggled at the plate.

Umass 7 - SBU 1: Lindsay Stowell broke up our 12 inning hitless streak with a solid linedrive to center field in the 6th inning. Maureen Wells added an RBI single to right to knock home our lone run of the day.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

SBU 12 URI 4


Hali Enderby hit a opposite field three run homerun and Brooke Frey went 3-3 with 3 RBI on the day to help the Bonnies sweep the Rhode Island Rams. Jen Sansano evened her season record at 4-4 and threw another complete game.

Bonnies take on Umass Sunday starting at 12:00pm.

Friday, April 8, 2011

SBU 5 URI 0 GAME 1





The Bonnies got a Complete Game Shutout from Freshman, Jen Sansano, a 1st inning homerun from Freshman, Ashley Snider and a Grand Slam from Senior Maureen Wells. We played well today but will have to play better on Saturday to gain the sweep. GO BONAS!!