Ed Emielita is entering his eighth season as the head softball coach at Albertus Magnus College.
It was a record breaking year in 2017 for the Falcons, as new-program-bests were set and the team earned the No. 4 seed in the GNAC Tournament thanks to a 13-7 conference mark. Following this impressive season, the team topped the 20-win plateau for the third straight season and fifth all time in program history. The Falcons also set a season-best nine-game unbeaten streak in the month of April.
In his seventh season, Emielita earned his 100th career victory in a 7-0 thumping of SUNY Canton in the Falcons' season-opener.
A quartet of softball players earned All-Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) honors. The Falcons were led by Gillian Fortier who was named the GNAC Player of the Year for the second time in her career as well as named to the NFCA Northeast Second Team. Fellow classmate Melissa Castillo landed on the second team while senior outfielder Megan Kelly and junior Brianna Whitfield both received third team distinction.
It was another successful spring on the diamond for the Albertus Magnus College softball team in 2016, as the team topped the 20-win plateau for the second straight season and the fourth time in program history. The Falcons finished the year with a 22-17 overall record and earned the No. 7 seed in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament thanks to a 12-10 mark in league play.
In his sixth season at the helm of the team, Emielita guided the team to doubleheader sweeps of Anna Maria, Lasell and Saint Joseph's (Maine) in GNAC action during the regular season. The Falcons also amassed three different three-game winning streaks during the year, highlighted by a season-best six-game unbeaten streak after returning to the Northeast following their spring trip.
After a record-setting year in 2015, Emielita was named the GNAC Coach of the Year.
His softball program had its best season in program history in 2015, finishing the year 27-15 and 16-5 in GNAC play. The Falcons’ 27 wins mark the most in program history, while they finished as the Runner-Up in both the GNAC and ECAC Tournaments.
The Falcons were led by Gillian Fortier who was named the GNAC Player and Rookie of the Year as she was also named to the NFCA Northeast Second Team.
Additionally, Fortier was named to the GNAC All-Conference First Team after leading the Falcons in almost every statistical category. Samantha Maselli was named to the GNAC All-Conference Second Team as well. Brianna Whitfield, Megan Ferraro, and Megan Kelly were named to the GNAC All-Tournament Team.
Emielita led the Falcons to a 17-win season and a GNAC Tournament appearance in the spring of 2014. The postseason appearance was the first for the program since 2006, while the 17 wins marked the most for the program since finishing with 23 in 2002.
The Falcons also earned a berth in the ECAC Tournament for the first time under Emielita. The 17 wins also marked the third-straight season iin which the Falcons finished with 16 or more wins.
For the first time under Emielita's tenure, there were multiple Falcons who earned GNAC All-Conference honors as both junior Brittney Urciuoli and freshman Amanda Jessey were named to the league's Third Team.
In back-to-back seasons in 2012 and 2013, the Falcons registered 16 victories.
Emielita previously served as an assistant coach at Sacred Heart Academy in nearby Hamden, Conn., a role in which he kept for five seasons.
He has also served as a head coach of the Connecticut Raiders for the past four seasons and from 2005-07 Emielita was the head coach of the Connecticut Hornets.
Emielita has been an ASA umpire for the past 30+ years as well as the President of East Haven Youth Football.
Coach Emielita's All-Time Coaching Record at Albertus Magnus
|Coach||Year||Wins||Losses||Total Games Played||W/L Pct.|
|7 years||129 wins||142 losses||271 total games||0.438|