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College Spotlight – Virginia Wesleyan College

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Virginia Wesleyan College

Division: NCAA III

Conference: Old Dominion Athletic

Nickname: Marlins

School Size: 1,450

Mailing Address: 1584 Wesleyan Dr, Norfolk, VA 23502

Team Site: Virginia Wesleyan College Softball

Head Coach:

Brandon Elliott – belliott@vwc.edu

Program Highlights:

  • Coach Elliott has led the Marlins for 9 seasons
  • The Marlins are consistently ranked nationally in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s Top 25, reaching as high as No. 11 in 2013 and No. 7 in 2014
  • Coach Elliott has led the Marlins to the ODAC title game in five of his nine seasons as head coach, winning four Championships
  • Under Coach Elliott players have earned 21 All-Atlantic Region, 25 All-Virginia, and 33 All-ODAC honors
  • Coach Elliott has a 231-82 record overall leading the Marlins
  • In 2013 the Marlins finished the season with a program best 41-8 record and went on to make an appearance in the NCAA Regional Championship

Schedule Highlights:

The Marlins finished the 2016 regular season with a 34-5 record.

The Marlins full 2016 schedule can be found here.

Virginia Wesleyan College hosts the annual Beach Blast Tournament. More information can be found here.

To fill out a recruiting questionnaire, click here.

Freshman Gillet Making Huge Impact at Centenary

Wendy Gillet

The Centenary College of Louisiana softball team finished the regular season with their best record in seven years. The Ladies won 13 more games this year than last to finish 20-20 (.500).

Freshman Wendy Gillet made an immediate impact this season, leading all Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference freshmen in batting average (.425), hits (54), RBI’s (37), doubles (15), home runs (4), and fielding percentage (.996–1 error in 262 chances).

Wendy, a first baseman, started in all 40 games for the Ladies this season. She led the team in batting average, hits, slugging percentage, and on base percentage.

She ranks first in fielding percentage, third in average, second in hits, fifth in RBI’s, third in doubles, and fourth in home runs overall in the conference.

Wendy participated in many events since joining Softball Factory in 2011. Most notably, she was selected to participate in both the 2011 and 2012 Softball Factory Christmas Camp and Tournament. She was also selected to play in the 2014 and 2015 All-American Pre-Season Tournaments. Softball Factory coaches continually evaluated her positively, praising her efforts both on and off the field, “She has great field awareness and is willing to step up and lead her team.”

To finish out the regular season, Gillet earned her second SCAC Offensive Player of the Week nod.

The Ladies are the 5th seed in the conference tournament, which begins Friday April 23. They will play against the 4th seed, Southwestern.

College Spotlight – Thomas College

Thomas College

Division: NCAA III

Conference: North Atlantic Conference

Nickname: Terriers

School Size: 800

Mailing Address: 180 West River Rd, Waterville, ME 04901

Team Site: Thomas College Softball

Head Coach:

Terry Parlin- ParlinT@Thomas.edu

Program Highlights:

    • Coach Parlin will begin his 8th season as a head coach of the Terriers
    • The Terriers reached the NAC finals in 2015 after achieving an 8-4 conference record
    • Thomas College recruits from all states based on talent
    • The top majors at Thomas are Criminal Justice, Education and Business

Schedule Highlights:

The Terriers being the 2016 season by spending a week in Cleremont, FL taking on various opponents at the National Training Center

Thomas’ first home game will be a double header on April 4th against Bates

For the Terriers full 2016 schedule, click here.

To fill out a recruiting questionnaire, click here.

College Spotlight – Occidental College

Occidental College

Division: NCAA III

Conference: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Nickname: Tigers

School Size: 2,500

Mailing Address: 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Team Site: Occidental College Softball

Head Coach:

Alison Haehnel- haehnel@oxy.edu

Program Highlights:

    • Coach Haehnel enters her fourth season as the head coach of the Tigers
    • Minimum Academic requirements are a 3.6 GPA, a 28 on the ACT, and an 1800 on the SAT
    • The Tigers recruit from a national perspective due to the high academic nature of the school

Schedule Highlights:

The Tigers began their season on February 14th, splitting a doubleheader against Lewis & Clark

For the Tigers full 2016 schedule, click here.

More information on Tiger youth camps can be found click here

To fill out a recruiting questionnaire, click here.

College Spotlight – Southwestern University

Southwestern University

Division: NCAA III

Conference: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

Nickname: Pirates

School Size: 1,400

Mailing Address: 1001 East University Avenue, Georgetown, TX 78626

Team Site: Southwestern University Softball

Head Coach:

Angela Froboese- froboesa@southwestern.edu

Program Highlights:

    • Coach Froboese will begin her 9th season as a head coach
    • The program is very academically focused program with minimum academic requirements being a 3.8 GPA, 1100 on the SAT, and a 24 on the ACT
    • The Pirates have earned a spot in the SCAC Conference Tournament every year, entering as the #1 seed in the West twice
    • The Pirates have been to the NCAA Regional tournament twice in the last 6 years

Schedule Highlights:

The Pirates began their season on January 30th, playing a doubleheader against Southwestern Assemblies of God and winning both games by a score of 10-1

For the Pirates full 2016 schedule, click here.

To fill out a recruiting questionnaire, click here.

College Spotlight – William Paterson University

William Paterson University

Division: NCAA III

Conference: New Jersey Athletic Conference

Nickname: Pioneers

School Size: 11,500

Mailing Address: 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470

Team Site: William Paterson University Softball

Head Coach:

Hallie Cohen- cohenh@wpunj.edu

Program Highlights:

    • Coach Cohen will be entering her 21st season as Head Coach
    • In her first twenty seasons, Coach Cohen is  a four time NJAC coach of the year and has posted a 564-286-4 record
    • The Pioneers program has advanced to 13 NCAA Tournaments and reached the NCAA Softball Championship twice
    • William Paterson has won 20 or more games 16 of the last 17 seasons under Coach Cohen’s guidance

Schedule Highlights:

The Pioneers begin their season at the NTC Spring Games in Clermont, FL, March 13-19th

The Pioneers first home games will be a doubleheader on March 29th vs Manhattanville College

For the Pioneers full 2016 schedule, click here.

To fill out a recruiting questionnaire, click here.

College Spotlight – University of Mary Washington

University of Mary Washington

Division: NCAA III

Conference: Capital Athletic Conference

Nickname: Eagles

School Size: 4,000

Mailing Address: 1031 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Team Site: University of Mary Washington Softball

Head Coach:

Dee Conway- dconway@umw.edu

Program Highlights:

    • Coach Conway has led the Eagles since their 1988 inaugural season
    • The Eagles have made an appearance in the CAC Tournament twice, in 2008 and 2009
    • Coach Conway has been named Capital Athletic Conference’s Coach of the Year seven times
    • TLU ended the 2015 season at No. 20 in the final National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III Top 25 Poll
    • The Eagles they have made one appearance at the NCAA Tournament

Schedule Highlights:

The Eagles begin their season on February 29th facing Rosemont College in Myrtle Beach, SC

The Eagles first home games will be a doubleheader on March 12th vs Franklin & Marshall

For the Eagles full 2016 schedule, click here.

For information on clinics and camps, click here

To fill out a recruiting questionnaire, click here.

College Spotlight – Texas Lutheran University

Texas Lutheran University

Division: NCAA III

Conference: SCAC

Nickname: Cougars

School Size: 1,300

Mailing Address: 1000 W Court St., Seguin, TX 78155

Team Site: Texas Lutheran University Softball

Head Coach:

Wade Wilson-  rwilson@tlu.edu

Program Highlights:

    • Coach Wilson has been with the Bulldogs for five seasons
    • The Bulldogs have won back-to-back Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships and have made consecutive trips to the NCAA Division III regional tournament.
    • In four years with the Bulldogs, Coach Wilson has amassed a 122-44 (.735 win pct.) overall record and a 44-1 mark in the SCAC
    • TLU ended the 2015 season at No. 20 in the final National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III Top 25 Poll
    • Entering the 2016 season, the Bulldogs are the SCAC coaches’ pick to repeat as conference champions

Schedule Highlights:

The Bulldogs began their season on January 29th facing University of Texas at Dallas in a doubleheader, which they won both games

For a full schedule of the Bulldogs’ 2016 season, click here.

For recruiting information contact Head Coach Wade Wilson or Assistant Coach Sara O’Brien (sobrien@tlu.edu)

College Spotlight – SUNY Fredonia

SUNY Fredonia

Division: NCAA III

Conference:  State University of New York Athletic Conference

Nickname: Blue Devils

School Size: 5,200

Mailing Address: 280 Central Avenue, Fredonia, NY 14063

Team Site: SUNY Fredonia Softball

Head Coach:

Tony Ciccarello-  anthony.ciccarello@fredonia.edu

Program Highlights:

    • 2016 will be coach Ciccarello’s 3rd season with the Blue Devils. The team posted a winning conference record last year
    • The team had a record five upperclassmen named to the 2015 All-SUNYAC team. Seniors Kelsey Gannett and Jess Lauck, along with junior Lindsey Forness were named First-Team All-SUNYAC, while juniors Alyssa Morgan and Madeline Medina were named to the Second Team
    • Popular majors at SUNY Fredonia are Education, Biology, Business, Communication, and Music
    • The program actively recruits from a number of states such as New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio
    • The team actively participates in community service opportunities to give back to the Fredonia community

Schedule Highlights:

The Blue Devils will spend the first 12 games of the 2016 season in Clermont, Florida before returning to Blue Devil Stadium on March 29th to take on Allegheny

For a full schedule of the Blue Devils’ 2016 season, click here.

To fill out a recruiting questionnaire, click here.

College Spotlight – Ramapo College

Ramapo College

Division: NCAA III

Conference:  New Jersey Athletic Conference

Nickname: Lady Roadrunners

School Size: 6,000

Mailing Address: 505 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, NJ 07430

Team Site: Ramapo College Softball

Head Coach:

Bridgette Quimpo- Bquimpo@Ramapo.edu

Program Highlights:

    • 2016 will be Coach Quimpo’s third season with the Lady Roadrunners
    • The minimum academic requirements at Ramapo are 3.3 GPA, 1150 SAT and 24 ACT
    • In 2015 the Lady Roadrunners won the program’s first ever NJAC Championship in school history
    • Seven members of the 2015 team were named a NFCA Division III All-America Scholar-Athlete

Schedule Highlights:

The Lady Roadrunners will play their first 12 games in Winter Haven, Florida at the Rebel Spring Games

Ramapo will play their first home game on March 24th against Oneonta

For a complete 2016 schedule, click here.

To fill out a recruiting questionnaire, click here.