Softball

2018 RECORD: 23-17; GNAC: 15-10 / GNAC TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES: 14 / ALL-GNAC PLAYERS: 29

Softball Set to Play Nine Games to Open 2018 Season

Softball Set to Play Nine Games to Open 2018 Season

Albertus Magnus College
Softball Spring Break Preview

Albertus Magnus (0-0)
vs.
Alfred State / Wesley / Bay Path / Pikeville / Keystone / Sarah Lawrence / Cazenovia / Franciscan
March 11-17 • Fastpitch Dreams Spring Classic • Myrtle Beach, S.C.

A NEW YEAR
The Albertus Magnus College softball team opens the 2018 season in Myrtle Beach, S.C. as the Falcons take part in the "Fastpitch Dreams Spring Classic". The Falcons will play a series of nine games over a span of five days.

ALL-TIME VS. ALFRED STATE
This is the first all-time meeting between the schools.

ALL-TIME VS. WESLEY
Albertus Magnus and Wesley are tied at 1-1 in the all-time series.

LAST TIME VS. WESLEY
Game (3/12/15): Wesley 13 | Albertus Magnus 1 (5 innings) – RECAP / BOX SCORE

ALL-TIME VS. BAY PATH
Bay Path holds a 10-4 edge over Albertus Magnus in the all-time series.

LAST TIME VS. BAY PATH
Game (3/16/17): Albertus Magnus 8 | Bay Path 5 – RECAP / BOX SCORE

ALL-TIME VS. PIKEVILLE
This is the first all-time meeting between the schools.

ALL-TIME VS. KEYSTONE
Albertus Magnus posts a 2-1 record against Keystone in the all-time series.

LAST TIME VS. KEYSTONE
Game (3/17/17): Albertus Magnus 5 | Keystone 4 – RECAP / BOX SCORE

ALL-TIME VS. SARAH LAWRENCE
Albertus Magnus leads 3-0 in the all-time series against Sarah Lawrence.

LAST TIME VS. SARAH LAWRENCE
Game (3/24/17): Albertus Magnus 6 | Sarah Lawrence 5 – RECAP / BOX SCORE
Game (2/24/17): Albertus Magnus 10 | Sarah Lawrence 2 (5 innings) – RECAP / BOX SCORE

ALL-TIME VS. CAZENOVIA
This is the first all-time meeting between the schools.

ALL-TIME VS. FRANCISCAN
Franciscan holds a 1-0 advantage over Albertus Magnus in the all-time series.

LAST TIME VS. FRANCISCAN
Game (3/14/17): Franciscan 10 | Albertus Magnus 6 – RECAP / BOX SCORE

NEWCOMERS
Albertus Magnus welcomes five newcomers - Aubrey DeFoe, Madison Letizia, Fallon Speers, Jasmine Roman and Madison Murphy - to the squad. 

WELCOME BACK
Albertus Magnus has 14 student-athletes returning from last year's team - Aliza Esposito, Laura Anderson, Kristen Cunning, Maxine Sanchez, Marissa Guglielmi, Gillian Fortier, Samantha Maselli, Melissa Castillo, Megan Ferraro, Brianna Whitfield, Daysia Wehder, Shayla Gladden, Tabitha Ortega and Kayla Gosselin.

SOFTBALL PICKED TO FINISH FOURTH IN GNAC PRESEASON POLL
LINK: Complete GNAC Release

The Albertus Magnus College softball team was picked to finish fourth in the 2018 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Preseason Coaches' Poll.

The Falcons received 138 points behind first-place and three-time GNAC Champion Johnson & Wales (R.I.). The Wildcats received 12 of a possible 13 first-place votes to take the top spot in the annual preseason poll.

2017 RECAP

  • The Albertus Magnus College softball team finished the 2017 season with a program best 30 wins and earned the No. 4 seed in the GNAC Tournament after posting a 15-7 mark in league play.
  • The Falcons saw their season come to an end with a 9-2 setback versus Suffolk in the double elimination portion of the GNAC Tournament.
  • In the season-opener against SUNY Canton, head coach Ed Emielita collected his 100th career win.
  • Albertus Magnus rode a season-best nine-game winning streak to kick off the month of April.
  • In conference play, the Falcons swept Anna Mara, Lasell, Saint Joseph's (Conn.), Mount Ida, Rivier and Emmanuel (Mass.).

YEAR-END HONORS

  • Falcon infielder Gillian Fortier (Naugatuck, Conn.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Player of the Year for the second time in her career as well as named to the first team for the third straight year.
  • Fellow classmate Melissa Castillo (Taftville, Conn.) landed on the second team while outfielder Megan Kelly(Bronx, N.Y.) and junior Brianna Whitfield (West Islip, N.Y.) both received third team distinction.
  • Falcon catcher Marissa Guglielmi (Branford, Conn.) represented Albertus Magnus on the GNAC All-Sportsmanship squad.

FORTIER NAMED TO NFCA NORTHEAST SECOND-TEAM
LINK: NFCA Complete Release

Gillian Fortier (Naugatuck, Conn.) of the Albertus Magnus College softball team was named to the 2017 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III All-Northeast Second Team. This is the second time in Fortier's collegiate career she has received this year-end honor from the NFCA.

SOFTBALL LANDED 11 PLAYERS ON THE GNAC ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
The Albertus Magnus College softball team had 11 student-athletes – Shayla Gladden, Megan Ferraro, Marissa Guglielmi, Gillian Fortier, Maxine Sanchez, Samantha Maselli, Kristen Cunning, Megan Kelly, Shyleen Ortiz, Amanda Jessey and Rachel Cataudella – be named to the 2016-17 GNAC All-Academic Team for their work inside the classroom.

UP NEXT
Albertus Magnus returns at action on Saturday, March 24th as the Falcons open GNAC play at Mount Ida.