Softball

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

Softball Weekly Preview: Johnson & Wales, Simmons and Rivier

Softball Weekly Preview: Johnson & Wales, Simmons and Rivier

Albertus Magnus College
Softball Weekly Preview

Albertus Magnus (21-7, 9-1)
at
Johnson & Wales (20-6, 12-0)
April 19 • 4 p.m. / 6 p.m. • Providence, R.I.
LINKS: LIVE STATS (G1) | LIVE STATS (G2)

Albertus Magnus (21-7, 9-1)
at
Simmons College (9-18, 4-8)
April 22 • 2 p.m. / 4 p.m. • Boston, Mass.
LINKS: LIVE STATS (G1) | LIVE STATS (G2)

Albertus Magnus (21-7, 9-1)
vs.
Rivier University (8-16, 2-10)
April 23 • 2:30 p.m. / 4:30 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.
LINKS: N/A

A NEW WEEK
The Albertus Magnus College softball team looks to keep their momentum going as the Falcons prepare for three crucial Great Northeast Athletic Conference doubleheaders against Johnson & Wales (Wednesday), Simmons College (Saturday) and Rivier University (Sunday).

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

GAME 1: Albertus Magnus 6 | Saint Joseph's (Conn.) 2
GAME 2: Albertus Magnus 3 | Saint Joseph's (Conn.) 1
RECAP/BOX SCORE

GAME 1: Albertus Magnus 12 | Mount Ida 4 (6 innings)
GAME 2: Albertus Magnus 8 | Mount Ida 0 (6 innings)
RECAP/BOX SCORE

GAME 1: Mt. St. Vincent 9 | Albertus Magnus 4
GAME 2: Albertus Magnus 15 | Mt. St. Vincent 10
RECAP/BOX SCORE

GNAC STAT LEADERS

Gillian Fortier:

  • First in the league with 38 RBI.
  • Tied in second, along with A. Skey of Emmanuel, with seven home runs.

Daysia Wehder:

  • Tied in second, along with E. Gorecki of Johnson & Wales, with 29 RBI.

Megan Ferraro:

  • Fifth in the league with a 2.40 ERA.
  • Tied in second, along with J. Corona of Johnson & Wales, with 11 wins.

Laura Anderson:

  • Tied in fourth, along with N. Handzel of Mount Ida, with eight wins.
  • Fourth in the league with a 2.21 ERA.

Megan Kelly:

  • Fourth in the league with 13 stolen bases.

FORTIER NAMED GNAC ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Fortier hit .550 (11-20) with four homers, two doubles, 14 RBI and 12 runs scored as the Falcons went 6-0 last week, including a sweep of USJ. She slugged 1.250 and posted a .625 OBP for an impressive 1.875 OPS. She had a homer in each game in doubleheaders versus Dean and Mount Ida and hit safely in all six contests.

RECORD NUMBER FOR FORTIER
Following Monday's doubleheader split with Mount St. Vincent, Gillian Fortier has set both a career and season-high in home runs with seven. She also recorded three-straight home runs as well as collected all of her home runs in the month of April.

100 RUNS FOR FORTIER
In Monday's win over Mt. St. Vincent, Gillian Fortier hit a career milestone as the third basemen has recorded 100 runs.

KEY NOTES

  • Megan Kelly is three hits away from recording her 100th career hit. She also has totaled 38 RBI and 74 runs over her career thus far.
  • Melissa Castillo is six hits away from recording her 100th career hit. She also has totaled 35 runs and 66 RBI over her career thus far.

ALL-TIME VS. JOHNSON & WALES
Johnson & Wales leads the all-time series over Albertus Magnus 25-20.

LAST YEAR VS. JOHNSON & WALES
FINAL SCORE: Johnson & Wales 13 | Albertus Magnus 1
FINAL SCORE: Johnson & Wales 6 | Albertus Magnus 2
RECAP/BOX SCORE

GNAC TOURNAMENT: Johnson & Wales 5 | Albertus Magnus 1
RECAP/BOX SCORE 

ALL-TIME VS. SIMMONS
Simmons holds a 21-9 edge over Albertus Magnus in the all-time series.

LAST YEAR VS. SIMMONS
FINAL SCORE:
Albertus Magnus 5 | Simmons 3
FINAL SCORE: Simmons 3 | Albertus Magnus 2 
RECAP/BOX SCORE 

ALL-TIME VS. RIVIER
Albertus Magnus edges Rivier, 24-23, in the all-time series. 

LAST YEAR VS. RIVIER
FINAL SCORE: 
Albertus Magnus 5 | Simmons 3
FINAL SCORE: Simmons 3 | Albertus Magnus 2 
RECAP/BOX SCORE 

HIT LEADERS
1.    Gillian Fortier - 39
2.    Daysia Wehder - 32
3.    Brianna Whitfield - 29
4.    Melissa Castillo - 28
5.    Megan Kelly - 26

RBI LEADERS
1.    Gillian Fortier - 38
2.    Daysia Wehder - 29
3.    Melissa Castillo - 21
4.    Megan Kelly - 20
5.    Laura Anderson -  17

RUN LEADERS
1.    Gillian Fortier - 37
2.    Brianna Whitfield - 24
3.    Aliza Esposito - 22
4.    Megan Kelly - 19
5.    Daysia Wehder/Rachel Cataudella - 17

BATTING AVERAGE LEADERS
1.    Daysia Wehder - .438
2.    Gillian Fortier - .429
3.    Brianna Whitfield - .387
4.    Megan Kelly - .382
5.    Amanda Jessey - .368

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 Suffolk, Emmanuel (Mass.) and Saint Joseph's (Me.). The softball team will also be honoring its five-member senior class prior to the start of the game against Saint Joseph's (Me.).