Softball

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

Softball Weekly Preview: Suffolk, Emmanuel and Saint Joseph's (Me.)

Softball Weekly Preview: Suffolk, Emmanuel and Saint Joseph's (Me.)

Albertus Magnus College
Softball Weekly Preview

Albertus Magnus (24-10, 12-4)
vs.
Suffolk (19-14, 11-6)
April 27 • 2 p.m. / 4 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.
LINKS: VIDEO

Albertus Magnus (24-10, 12-4)
at
Emmanuel (14-14, 11-5)
April 29 • 12 p.m. / 2 p.m. • Boston, Mass.
LINKS: LIVE STATS (G1) | LIVE STATS (G2)

Albertus Magnus (24-10, 12-4)
vs.
Saint Joseph's (Me.) (14-14, 10-4)
April 30 • 12 p.m. / 2 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.
LINKS: LIVE STATS (G1) | LIVE STATS (G2)

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).

SENIOR DAY
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
RECAP/BOX SCORE

GAME 1: Johnson & Wales 8 | Albertus Magnus 6
GAME 2: Johnson & Wales 8 | Albertus Magnus 1
RECAP/BOX SCORE 

GAME 1: Simmons 7 | Albertus Magnus 6
GAME 2: Albertus Magnus 3 | Simmons 1
RECAP/BOX SCORE 

GAME 1: Albertus Magnus 11 | Rivier 0 (5 innings)
GAME 2: Albertus Magnus 5 | Rivier 1
RECAP/BOX SCORE 

GNAC STAT LEADERS

Gillian Fortier:

  • 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.

Daysia Wehder:

  • Tied in third, along with A. Skey of Emmanuel, with 35 RBI.

Megan Ferraro:

  • Third in the league with 12 wins.

Laura Anderson:

  • Tied in fourth, along with N. Handzel of Mount Ida, with 10 wins.
  • Fourth in the league with a 2.44 ERA.

Megan Kelly:

  • Fifth in the league with 14 stolen bases.

KEY NOTES

Megan Kelly

  • 100th Career Hit – at Simmons

Gillian Fortier

  • 100th Career Run – at Johnson & Wales

Melissa Castillo

  • 100th Career Hit – at Simmons

Megan Ferraro

  • 100th Career Strikeout – vs. Bay Path

Brianna Whitfield

  • 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
RECAP/BOX SCORE 

FINAL SCORE: Suffolk 9 | Albertus Magnus 5
RECAP/BOX SCORE 

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
RECAP/BOX SCORE 

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 
RECAP/BOX SCORE 

HIT LEADERS
1.    Gillian Fortier - 47
2.    Brianna Whitfield - 40
3.    Melissa Castillo - 37
4.    Daysia Wehder - 36
5.    Megan Kelly - 35 

RBI LEADERS
1.    Gillian Fortier - 42
2.    Daysia Wehder - 35
3.    Melissa Castillo - 25
4.    Laura Anderson - 22
5.    Megan Kelly -  21

RUN LEADERS
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.

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.