A10 Softball Blog

An Atlantic 10 Conference Softball Fan Blog written from a fan's perspective. It is not affiliated with the conference or any of the teams.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Recruiting update

Maria Jose Clark has verballed to UMass. Clark is a talented outfielder for Firecrackers-Snyder.

Rhode Island
Ashley Olson is transferring to URI after a successful career at the Community College of Rhode Island. She was a 2-time All-Region selection and a 2011 All-American. She will be a big addition to this URI squad. She swings a powerful bat and she will pack a punch for the Rams.
Shelby Stracher

Shelby Stracher 2014 catcher of the RI Thunder Elite has verballed to Temple. Stracher is the latest Thunder Elite player to commit to an A10 school. She joins Taylor Archer (Rhode Island), Anna Kelly (UMass), Allie Kearney (UMass), and Maggie Quealy (UMass).

Catching up on summer

Lauren Groomes a catcher out of North Davidson joins Charlotte's freshman class of Courtney Carroll and Jessica Plemmons. North Davidson is a powerhouse in North Carolina softball and two of Groomes teammates will be joining her in a year: Mackenzie Hauser and Paige Wall.

Former Dayton player Laura Matthews has been named the head softball coach at Wittenberg.

Chelsea Plimpton has been hired as an assistant coach at her alma mater of Fordham, after serving as the pitching coach at Marist and St. Lawrence this past year.
Former Fordham pitcher Nicole Ayres was honored with a weekend softball fundraiser in July.

George Washington
Here is an outstanding article on former GW star and Olympian Elana Meyers.

La Salle
Head coach Ron Shoemaker has announced the Explorers' fall schedule.
Whitney Mollica

Whitney Mollica Goldstein has been named the new head coach at Amherst College. Since coming on board, this team has become a D3 powerhouse and they are sure to get even better. Goldstein is a special coach and she will be a great coach in Division 1 someday.

St. Bonaventure
Jen Sansano will be transferring to Niagara from St. Bonaventure.

Jess Zeilman formerly of Hofstra will be playing for Temple this season.