Softball

2017 RECORD: 30-15; GNAC: 15-7 / GNAC TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES: 13 / ALL-GNAC PLAYERS IN PROGRAM HISTORY: 26

Softball Weekly Preview: Saint Joseph's (Conn.) and Mount Ida

Softball Weekly Preview: Saint Joseph's (Conn.) and Mount Ida

Albertus Magnus College
Softball Weekly Preview 

Albertus Magnus (16-6, 5-1)
vs.
Saint Joseph's (Conn.) (11-5, 6-0)
April 12 • 3 p.m. / 5 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.
LINKS: LIVE STATS (G1) | LIVE STATS (G2) | VIDEO

Albertus Magnus (16-6, 5-1)
vs.
Mount Ida (7-10, 1-3)
April 15 • 1 p.m. / 3p.m. • New Haven, Conn.
LINKS: LIVE STATS (G1) | LIVE STATS (G2) | VIDEO

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
RECAP/BOX SCORE

GAME 1: Norwich 2 | Albertus Magnus 0
GAME 2: Albertus Magnus 7 | Norwich 0
RECAP/BOX SCORE

GAME 1: Albertus Magnus 16 | Lasell 1 (5 innings)
GAME 2: Albertus Magnus 7 | Lasell 0
RECAP/BOX SCORE

GAME 1: Albertus Magnus 14 | Dean 0 (5 innings)
GAME 2: Albertus Magnus 10 | Dean 2 (5 innings)
RECAP/BOX SCORE

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
RECAP/BOX SCORE

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
RECAP/BOX SCORE

GNAC STAT LEADERS
Gillian Fortier:
  • 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.

Daysia Wehder:

  • Tied in third, along with J. Pulek of Suffolk, with 22 RBI.

Megan Ferraro:

  • Third in the league with a 2.09 ERA.
  • Tied in second, along with J. Corona of Johnson & Wales, with nine wins.

Laura Anderson:

  • Tied in fourth, along with N. Handzel of Mount Ida, with six wins.

HIT LEADERS
1.    Gillian Fortier - 29
2.    Melissa Castillo / Brianna Whitfield - 23
3.    Megan Kelly - 21
4.    Rachel Cataudella / Daysia Wehder - 20
5.    Laura Anderson - 17 

RBI LEADERS
1.    Gillian Fortier - 26
2.    Daysia Wehder - 22
3.    Melissa Castillo - 17
4.    Megan Kelly - 16
5.    Laura Anderson -  15

RUN LEADERS
1.    Gillian Fortier - 25
2.    Brianna Whitfield - 22
3.    Aliza Esposito - 17
4.    Megan Kelly - 14
5.    Daysia Wehder - 13 

BATTING AVERAGE LEADERS
1.    Gillian Fortier / Morgan Shura - .414
2.    Laura Anderson – .395
3.    Brianna Whitfield - .390
4.    Daysia Wehder - .377
5.    Megan Kelly - .375 

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 to action next week against Mount St. Vincent, Johnson & Wales, Simmons and Rivier.