Albertus Magnus College
Softball Weekly Preview
A NEW WEEK
Following a 5-1 week, the Albertus Magnus College softball team looks to keep their momentum going as they host doubleheaders against in-state rival Saint Joseph's (Conn.) and GNAC foe Mount Ida in the week ahead.
LAST WEEK RECAP
GAME 1: Albertus Magnus 10 | Anna Maria 0 (5 innings)
GAME 2: Albertus Magnus 7 | Anna Maria 0
GAME 2: Albertus Magnus 7 | Norwich 0
GAME 1: Albertus Magnus 16 | Lasell 1 (5 innings)
GAME 2: Albertus Magnus 7 | Lasell 0
GAME 2: Albertus Magnus 10 | Dean 2 (5 innings)
ALL-TIME VS. SAINT JOE'S (CONN.)
Saint Joseph's (Conn.) leads the all-time series over Albertus Magnus, 28-16.
LAST YEAR VS. SAINT JOE'S (CONN.)
FINAL SCORE: St. Joe's (Conn.) 3 | Albertus Magnus 1
FINAL SCORE: Albertus Magnus 11 | St. Joe's (Conn.) 7
ALL-TIME VS. MOUNT IDA
Mount Ida holds a 9-7 edge over Albertus Magnus in the all-time series.
LAST YEAR VS. MOUNT IDA
FINAL SCORE: Albertus Magnus 4 | Mount Ida 2
FINAL SCORE: Mount Ida 9 | Albertus Magnus 3
- Tied in first, along with E. Gorecki of Johnson & Wales, with 26 RBI.
- Tied in fourth, along with A. Skey of Emmanuel, with four home runs.
- Tied in third, along with J. Pulek of Suffolk, with 22 RBI.
- Third in the league with a 2.09 ERA.
- Tied in second, along with J. Corona of Johnson & Wales, with nine wins.
- Tied in fourth, along with N. Handzel of Mount Ida, with six wins.
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.
- 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.
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.
Albertus Magnus returns to action next week against Mount St. Vincent, Johnson & Wales, Simmons and Rivier.