Tuesday, May 31, 2011


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

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.

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 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, 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



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!