Softball Weekly Preview: Sarah Lawrence

Softball Weekly Preview: Sarah Lawrence

Albertus Magnus College
Softball Weekly Preview

Albertus Magnus (4-4)
vs.
Sarah Lawrence (3-5)
March 24 • 1:30 p.m. / 3:30 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.
Links: LIVE STATS (G1) | LIVE STATS (G2) | LIVE VIDEO

A NEW WEEK
The Albertus Magnus College softball team returns home this week after spending last week in the Palmetto State where the Falcons finished 4-4 with wins against SUNY Canton, Bay Path, St. Joseph's (Conn.) and Keystone. The Falcons will play a two-game series on Friday, March 24th against Sarah Lawrence at Celentano Field.

SPRING BREAK RECAP
Albertus Magnus 7 | SUNY Canton 0 - RECAP/BOX SCORE
Spalding 3 | Albertus Magnus 1 - RECAP/BOX SCORE
Lycoming 10 | Albertus Magnus 2 - RECAP/BOX SCORE
Franciscan 10 | Albertus Magnus 6 - RECAP/BOX SCORE
Albertus Magnus 8 | Bay Path 5 - RECAP/BOX SCORE
Gettysburg 4 | Albertus Magnus 1 - RECAP/BOX SCORE
Albertus Magnus 14 | St. Joseph's (Conn.) 5 - RECAP/BOX SCORE
Albertus Magnus 5 | Keystone 4 - RECAP/BOX SCORE

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

SCOUTING SARAH LAWRENCE

  • The Gryphons are currently 3-5 on the season and will face Old Westbury on March 23rd before taking on the Falcons.
  • Taryn Penna ranks first on the team in runs (12), hits (16), doubles (4), triples (4), total bases (28), slugging percentage (.966) and on-base percentage (.594).
  • Sarah Lawrence Batting Stats: .278 batting average | .352 slugging percentage | .335 on-base percentage.
  • Sarah Lawrence Pitching Stats: 4.54 ERA | .302 batting against average

GNAC LEADERS
Megan Ferraro leads the league with a 1.21 ERA as well as tied in first, along with five other student-athletes, with three wins on the mound.

SOFTBALL PICKED TO FINISH FIFTH IN GNAC PRESEASON POLL
The Albertus Magnus College softball team was picked to finish fifth in the 2017 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Preseason Poll.

2016 RECAP

  • Albertus Magnus is coming off another successful season, finishing 2016 with a 22-17 overall record and a 12-10 mark in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action. 
  • Albertus Magnus saw its season come to an end on the final weekend of the conference tournament as the Falcons fell to both Johnson & Wales and Suffolk in the double elimination portion of the league tourney.

GNAC YEAR AWARD WINNERS

  • Infielder Gillian Fortier (Naugatuck, Conn.) was named to the first team for the second straight year.
  • Teammates Brianna Whitfield (West Islip, N.Y.) and Alyssa Puccilli (Milford, Conn.) both received third team distinction.
  • Infield Rachel Cataudella (Shelton, Conn.) represented Albertus Magnus on the squad.

FUN-FILLED SUMMER
Gillian Fortier (Naugatuck, Conn.), Samantha Maselli (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) and Megan Kelly (Bronx, N.Y.) traveled the world playing softball. Fortier and Maselli, who are both entering their junior years on campus, traveled to Cape Town, South Africa for two weeks to take part in Beyond Sports' first annual South Africa Softball Tour. Kelly, who is set to begin her senior campaign with the Falcons, had the opportunity to travel to Aruba and play five games.

UP NEXT
Albertus Magnus returns home for its season opener on March 22 as the Falcons welcome Sarah Lawrence for a non-conference doubleheader.