Albertus Magnus College
Softball Weekly Preview
Albertus Magnus (24-10, 12-4)
Suffolk (19-14, 11-6)
April 27 • 2 p.m. / 4 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.
A NEW WEEK
The Albertus Magnus College softball team looks to close out the regular season on a high note as the Falcons prepare for six games over the span of three days. The week begins with a home doubleheader against Suffolk University on Thursday before wrapping up the regular season with back-to-back doubleheaders against Emmanuel and Saint Joseph's (Maine).
In between games on Sunday, April 30th, the Albertus Magnus College softball team will be honoring its five member senior class – Megan Kelly, Shyleen Ortiz, Amanda Jessey, Jessica Schlauder and Rachel Cataudella.
LAST WEEK RECAP
GAME 1: Mt. St. Vincent 9 | Albertus Magnus 4
GAME 2: Albertus Magnus 15 | Mt. St. Vincent 10
GAME 1: Johnson & Wales 8 | Albertus Magnus 6
GAME 2: Johnson & Wales 8 | Albertus Magnus 1
GAME 1: Simmons 7 | Albertus Magnus 6
GAME 2: Albertus Magnus 3 | Simmons 1
GAME 1: Albertus Magnus 11 | Rivier 0 (5 innings)
GAME 2: Albertus Magnus 5 | Rivier 1
GNAC STAT LEADERS
- First in the league with 42 RBI.
- Tied in third, along with A. Skey of Emmanuel, with eight home runs.
- Tied in fourth, along with M. Skoly of St. Joe's (Conn.), with a .423 batting average.
- Tied in third, along with A. Skey of Emmanuel, with 35 RBI.
- Third in the league with 12 wins.
- Tied in fourth, along with N. Handzel of Mount Ida, with 10 wins.
- Fourth in the league with a 2.44 ERA.
- Fifth in the league with 14 stolen bases.
- 100th Career Hit – at Simmons
- 100th Career Run – at Johnson & Wales
- 100th Career Hit – at Simmons
- 100th Career Strikeout – vs. Bay Path
- 100th Career Hit – vs. Rivier
ALL-TIME VS. SUFFOLK
Suffolk leads the all-time series over Albertus Magnus, 30-15.
LAST YEAR VS. SUFFOLK
FINAL SCORE: Suffolk 7 | Albertus Magnus 1
FINAL SCORE: Albertus Magnus 8 | Suffolk 2
FINAL SCORE: Suffolk 9 | Albertus Magnus 5
ALL-TIME VS. EMMANUEL
Emmanuel and Albertus Magnus are tied 16-16 in the all-time series.
LAST YEAR VS. EMMANUEL
FINAL SCORE: Emmanuel 4 | Albertus Magnus 1
FINAL SCORE: Albertus Magnus 2 | Emmanuel 1
ALL-TIME VS. ST. JOSEPH'S (ME.)
Saint Joseph's (Me.) leads the all-time series over Albertus Magnus 15-4.
LAST YEAR VS. ST. JOSEPH'S (ME.)
FINAL SCORE: Albertus Magnus 3 | Saint Joseph's (Me.) 0
FINAL SCORE: Albertus Magnus 2 | Saint Joseph's (Me.) 0
1. Gillian Fortier - 42
2. Daysia Wehder - 35
3. Melissa Castillo - 25
4. Laura Anderson - 22
5. Megan Kelly - 21
1. Gillian Fortier - 44
2. Brianna Whitfield - 30
3. Megan Kelly - 24
4. Aliza Esposito - 22
5. Melissa Castillo / Rachel Cataudella - 19
BATTING AVERAGE LEADERS
1. Gillian Fortier - .423
2. Brianna Whitfield - .421
3. Megan Kelly - .417
4. Daysia Wehder - .409
5. Morgan Shura - .372
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.