Championship Schedule Softball
All games will be played at the LIU Post Softball Complex - Brookville, N.Y.
Thursday, May 1
Game 1 - No. 4 Dowling vs. No. 1 LIU Post - 1:00 p.m. Game 2 - No. 3 Queens vs. No. 2 Molloy - 3:30 p.m.
Friday, May 2
Game 3 - Winners from Games 1 & 2 - 10:00 a.m. Game 4 - Loser from Games 1 & 2 - 12:30 p.m. Game 5 - Loser of Game 3 vs.Winner of Game 4 - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 3 - Championship
Game 6 - Winners from Game 4 & 5 - 12:00 p.m. Game 7 - If necessary - 2:30 p.m.
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The 2014 East Coast Conference Softball Championship Program was written, laid out and designed by Casey Rafferty, Director of Media Relations, in Adobe InDesign CS5. Cover art work was designed by Casey Rafferty. Special thanks to the editorial assistance provided by: Bob Dranoff, Leslie Busch, and the Sports Information Directors of the East Coast Conference.
2013 ECC Softball Championship May 2
No. 1 LIU Post d. No. 4 Mercy, 10-2 (6 innings) No. 2 Molloy d. No. 3 Dowling, 11-0 (5 innings) at Brookville, N.Y.
May 4 - Finals
No. 2 Molloy d. No. 1 LIU Post, 4-1 No. 2 Molloy d. No. 1 LIU Post, 4-1 at Brookville, N.Y.
No. 1 LIU Post d. No. 2 Molloy, 1-0 No. 3 Dowling d. No. 4 Mercy, 13-1 (5 innings) No. 2 Molloy d. No. 3 Dowling, 10-1 (5 innings) at Brookville, N.Y.
Past Champions 1991 1992 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Southampton Southampton Adelphi C.W. Post Queens C.W. Post Queens C.W. Post C.W. Post C.W. Post
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Dowling C.W. Post Dowling C.W. Post C.W. Post Dowling Molloy Molloy Molloy
DOWLING COLLEGE No. Name Yr 1 Tammy Vermeulan Jr. 2 Erica Fischetti Sr. 3 Crystal Tarango Jr. 5 Alisa Fjelstad Jr. 7 Amber Fogarty Jr. 8 Caitlin Zowak Fr. 9 Marie Racano Jr. 10 Nicole Parkas Jr. 12 Samantha Laird So. 13 Amber O’Malley Sr. 15 Stephanie Staiano Fr. 16 Erika Nogan Sr. 20 Ashley Steponaitis Fr. 21 Arianna La Puma So. 22 Michelle Andrews Sr. 27 Jamie Laird Jr. 31 Ashley Seidel Jr. 42 Victoria Gallagher So.
Pos OF UTL OF P/IF OF OF OF C C OF OF P IF IF P IF C IF
B/T R/L R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R L/L R/R R/R R/R
Ht 5-7 5-4 5-6 5-6 5-1 5-5 5-2 5-3 5-5 5-4 5-4 5-6 5-5 5-5 5-7 5-6 5-4 5-2
Hometown/Previous School Patchogue, N.Y./Bayport Seaford, N.Y./Seaford Fontana, Calif./Etiwanda Corona, Calif./Eleanor Roosevelt Bay Shore, N.Y./Bay Shore Copaigue, N.Y./Copaigue Deer Park, N.Y./Deer Park Dix Hills, N.Y./St. Anthony’s Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem East Farmingville, N.Y./Sachem East East Meadow, N.Y./Kellenberg Seaford, N.Y./Seaford Commack, N.Y./Commack Centereach, N.Y./Centereach Commack, N.Y./Commack East Meadow, N.Y./East Meadow Coram, N.Y./Newfield Miller Place, N.Y./Miller Place
Coach Jackie Hannan
Head Coach: Jackie Hannan (1st Season) Assistant Coaches: Alicia Smith and Keri Boystak
Location: Oakdale, N.Y. Founded: 1955 Enrollment: Over 6,500 Nickname: Golden Lions
Colors: Navy Blue and Gold President: Dr. Norman R. Smith Director of Athletics: Melody Cope
Did You Know?
• The men’s soccer program won the National Championship in 2006 and advanced to the National Championship game in 2008 • Dowling has had four baseball student-athletes selected in the MLB First Year Player draft (Kip Roggendorf, ‘93, Toronto; Wilberto Ortiz, ‘06, Los Angeles (AL); Billy Mottram, ‘07, Chicago (NL); David Wendt, ‘09, Tampa Bay) • The men’s lacrosse team won the program’s first National Championship in 2012 • In 2012-13 Dowling’s women’s basketball team advanced to the National Championship game after becoming the second team in ECC history to win the NCAA East Region Tournament.
Founded in 1955 as part of Adelphi University’s Suffolk Campus, the college purchased the former W.K. Vanderbilt estate in Oakdale in 1962. In 1968 the college was renamed after its chief benefactor, Robert Dowling, a noted city planner and aviator. Situated on the banks of the Connetquot River on a former Vanderbilt estate, Dowling’s Rudolph Campus in Oakdale is among the nation’s most beautiful. The 105-acre Brookhaven Center is located on William Floyd Parkway in Shirley and features high-tech learning facilities for a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses. Located within walking distance to the Long Island Rail Road and featuring free parking and shuttle bus service, Dowling is easily accessible from both Suffolk and Nassau counties, as well as the five boroughs of New York City.
Coach Jamie Apicella
No. Name Yr 2 Mackenzie Buckley Fr. 3 Megan Salcido Jr. 4 Jessica Julich Sr. 5 Maria Palmeri So. 7 Quincy Lewis So. 8 Dana Moss So. 9 Melissa Peet Fr. 10 Catherine Havens Jr. 11 Angela Carmine Sr. 12 Kayla McCoy Fr. 15 Liz Weber Sr. 16 Ashley Martin Fr. 17 Alexis Gonzalez Sr. 18 Nicole Ehlinger Jr. 20 Samantha Miller Jr. 21 Paige Swantek So. 23 Nicole Hagenah Sr. 24 Carly Chamberlain Sr. 26 Aly Dzierzynski Jr.
Pos OF P OF IF P IF IF OF IF IF P P OF P OF C IF OF C
B/T R/R R/R R/R R/R L/L R/R R/R L/R L/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R L/R R/R
Ht 5-2 5-8 5-9 5-5 5-7 5-10 5-11 5-3 5-4 5-8 5-8 5-6 5-7 5-4 5-2 5-9 5-9 5-4 5-10
Hometown/Previous School St. James, N.Y. / Smithtown East Brawley, Calif. / Brawley Union Kings Park, N.Y. / Kings Park Middle Village, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy Corning, N.Y. / Corning West Howard Beach, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy Monroe, Conn. / Masuk Eastport, N.Y. / Eastport-South Manor Westbury, N.Y. / W.T. Clarke Smithtown, N.Y. / Smithtown West Brightwaters, N.Y./Le Moyne Long Beach, N.Y. / Long Beach Hauppauge, N.Y./Siena Hauppauge, N.Y. / Hauppauge East Meadow, N.Y./East Meadow Smithtown, N.Y. / Commack Commack, N.Y. / Commack Nesco, N.J. / Oakcrest Deer Park, N.Y. / Deer Park
Head Coach: Jamie Apicella (16th Season) Assistant Coaches: Carla Campagna Pitching Consultant: Megan Butterworth
Quick Facts Alexis Gonzalez
Location: Brookville, N.Y. Founded: 1954 Enrollment: 8,472 Nickname: Pioneers
Colors: Green and Gold President: Dr. Kimberly R. Cline Director of Athletics: Byran Collins
Did You Know?
• In the final regular season game against Dowling, junior catcher Aly Dzierzynski set a new single-season program record with her 18th homerun of the season. • As of Apr. 20, the Pioneers ranked 10th in the nation with a combined slugging percentage of .551. • The Pioneers’ seven regular season losses (41-7) are the lowest in school history since the 1998 squad dropped just six (34-6).
About LIU Post
The LIU Post Campus of Long Island University is a private, residential campus in Brookville, New York, offering more than 250 undergraduate and graduate degrees in accountancy, business, computer science, education, liberal arts and sciences, library and information science, health professions and nursing, public service, and visual and performing arts. Founded in 1954, LIU Post offers small classes, state-of-the art facilities and a safe, beautiful campus just 25 miles from Manhattan. Situated on 307 acres on the North Shore of Long Island, the campus features stately historic mansions, redbrick academic buildings, rolling green lawns, and formal gardens. Special campus highlights include wireless classrooms, a writing center, a museum, a recreation center, and one of the largest research libraries in the New York Metropolitan Region. LIU Post’s’ 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students enjoy exceptional health and fitness facilities, more than 80 clubs and 1,000 activities each year, competitive NCAA sports programs and the celebrated Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. More than 85 percent of the LIU Post students receive some form of financial assistance or scholarship. LIU Post’s award-winning Cooperative Education program places students at companies from MTV to American Express as well as government, health care and community service agencies. Our professional experience and Career Planning Office sponsors career fairs with top employers and keeps students in touch with the latest job openings. LIU Post graduates have gone on to become entrepreneurs, executives at major firms, teachers, doctors, artists, scientists and journalists. Many of our more than 100,000 alumni have achieved prominence in society’s most dynamic fields. For more information, visit the LIU Post Web Site at www.liu.edu/post.
MOLLOY COLLEGE No. Name Yr 3 Erin Clinton Fr. 5 Milan Botte So. 6 Nicolette Sinagra Sr. 7 Chelsea Hawks Fr. 9 Tracey Balinskas So. 10 Ashley Fedor Fr. 11 Brianne Catalano Jr. 12 Dayna White Sr. 13 Brenda Lee Jr. 15 Victoria Gunnels Jr. 16 Lauren Alexander Sr. 18 Rachel Wisniewski Fr. 24 Samantha Sauer So.
Pos OF C SS P 3B/P 3B OF C 2B 1B OF C P
B/T R/R L/R R/R R/R R/R R/R L/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R
Ht 5-2 5-6 5-7 5-6 5-7 5-5 5-0 5-6 5-9 5-7 5-8 5-6 5-6
Hometown/Previous School Long Beach, Calif./Cerritos San Diego, Calif./Cathedral Catholic Brooklyn, N.Y./New Utrecht Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River Edison, NJ/Edison Monroe, Conn/Masuk Franklin Square, N.Y./H. Frank Carey East Islip, N.Y./East Islip Corona, Calif./Santiago North Bellmore, N.Y./Mepham Huntington, N.Y./Walt Whitman Elmont, N.Y./Sewanhaka Plainview, N.Y./Our Lady of Mercy
Coach Susan Cassidy-Lyke
Head Coach: Susan Cassidy-Lyke (9th Season) Assistant Coaches: Tiffany D’Alessandro and Melissa Medina Pitching Consultant: Julie Bolduc
Location: Rockville Centre, N.Y. Colors: Maroon and White Founded: 1955 President: Drew Bogner, Ph.D Enrollment: 3,300 Director of Athletics: Susan Cassidy-Lyke Nickname: Lions
Did You Know?
• Senior John Petrucelli of the men’s basketball team set a few new program records this year, including: single-game scoring (39 points versus Bridgeport on December 11, 2013), single-season scoring, and all-time scoring.He also led NCAA Division II in steals per game for the majority of the season, and ranked in the Top-5 for points per game in the country throughout the year. • Senior Kelly Guerriero of the women’s basketball team set a new single-season three-point record as she has drained 85 treys. She paced the ECC in that category. • The men’s indoor track and team won its second-straight East Coast Conference Championship on February 22, 2014. The Lions amassed a total of 138 points at the title meet. • Senior Dan Brown was named to the All-ECC Men’s Soccer First Team this past Fall. • For the Fall 2013 semester, 10 Lions earned a perfect and pristine 4.0 GPA to join the 4.0 GPA Club. The 10 student-athletes were: Alexa De La Torre (women’s soccer), Michael DioGuardi (cross country, track and field), Jessica Falcone (cheerleading), Nicholas Gonchar (baseball), Nicole Hein (cross country, track and field), Katie Jacques (women’s soccer), Keri Korwan (cheerleading), Ryan Lane (cheerleading), Lisa Nappi (equestrian) and Nicolette Sinagra (softball).
Molloy College is an institution of the Dominican tradition which offers students a rich, multi-dimensional educational experience in an academically challenging environment. We foster critical thinking and creative exploration while preparing students to live and work in the global world of today.
Coach Amy Delmore
No. Name Yr 00 Kayla Morrissey Fr. 6 Cat Pastor Sr. 7 Kaitlyn Crowley Sr. 12 Isabelle Yaroch Jr. 15 Melissa Natale Sr. 19 Morgan Starley Fr. 20 Sara Schendel Jr. 21 Samantha Mattsson Jr. 22 Nicole Pirretti Sr. 24 Alicia Gonzalez Fr. 25 Stevianne Ognibene Fr. 27 Monique Roberge Jr. 37 Lindsey Lichtenberger Fr. 55 Kristen Boody Fr. 99 Kylie Spillett Fr.
Ht R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R
B/T 5-8 5-8 5-3 5-11 5-3 5-9 5-10 5-5 5-4 5-4 5-3 5-9 5-6 5-8 5-5
Hometown/Previous School Glen Cove, N.Y./Glen Cove Hewlett, N.Y./Hewlett Patchogue, N.Y./St. John the Baptist Annandale,Va/Annandale Yaphank, N.Y./Longwood Windsor, N.Y./Windsor Central Seattle, Wash./Chief Sealth International Staten Island, N.Y/Tottenville East Northport, N.Y/Northport Woodhaven, N.Y./H.S. of Construction West Islip, N.Y./West Islip New Hyde Park, N.Y/Sewanhaka Wayne, N.J/Wayne Valley Centereach, N.Y/Our Lady of Mercy Yaphank, N.Y/Longwood
Head Coach: Amy Delmore (2nd Season) Assistant Coaches: Kacee Cox, Diana DiPiano, and Carla Pennolino
Pos IF OF C P OF P 3B SS/3B OF UT OF UT/P IF C OF
Location: Flushing, N.Y. Founded: 1937 Enrollment: 20,000 Nickname: Knights
Colors: Navy Blue and Red Interim President: Dr. Evangelos J. Gizis Director of Athletics: China Jude
Did You Know?
• The Lady Knights made it to the AIAW Finals in 1973 and were one of the two participants in the first women’s basketball game ever played at Madison Square Garden in 1975. • Gail Marquis was a silver medalist for the first United States Olympic Women’s Basketball Team. • The Queens College women’s tennis teams advanced to the NCAA Round of 16 last year, earning a top-25 ranking along the way.
Isabelle Yaroch About Queens: Queens College, located on a beautiful 77-acre campus in Flushing, New York, opened its doors in 1937 with the goal of offering a first-rate education to talented people of all backgrounds and financial means. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY) since its founding in 1961, Queens College is one of CUNY’s largest senior colleges. It enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and professional programs, and was cited in the 2012 edition of The Princeton Review’s The Best 376 Colleges for its academic excellence and generous financial aid packages. The college has 69 undergraduate and 62 graduate programs in four divisions, which offer day and evening courses: Arts and Humanities; Education; Mathematics and the Natural Sciences; and the Social Sciences. Students are taught by top scholars who are dedicated to teaching and research. Of our 641 full-time faculty, nearly 90% have the terminal degree in their fields (not all fields offer doctorates) and 65% have tenure. Over 120,000 students have graduated since the college’s first class of 1941. Our alumni include such household names as Paul Simon and Jerry Seinfeld, as well as the CEOs of major companies and leaders in the fields of medicine, education, media, the law, and politics.
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Published on May 1, 2014