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2014 Maine Softball Media Guide

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2014 Maine Softball Media Guide

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE Q U I C K FA C T S General Information

Location..................................................................... Orono, Maine Founded..................................................................................1865 Enrollment............................................................................ 11,168 President..........................Paul W. Ferguson (Whittier College ‘74) Director of Athletics......................... Karlton Creech (NC State ‘95) Nickname.....................................................................Black Bears Colors................................Maine Blue (sky), Navy Blue and White Facility (Capacity)....................................Mike Kessock Field (950) Dimensions............................................ LF-200’; CF-220’; RF-200’ Conference.................................................................America East Affiliation.................................................................NCAA Division I

Coaching Information

Head Coach..............................................Lynn Coutts (Maine ‘87) Career Record............................................25-69-1 (Third Season) Record at Maine........................................ 25-69-1 (Third Season) Assistant Coach........................................Mike Coutts (Maine ‘82) Athletic Trainer.............................................................Amy Adamo Softball Office Phone.............................................. (207) 581-4065

Captains: Jean Stevens EmJ Fogel

TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S

Table of Contents/Quick Facts......................................................2 2013-14 Returning/Lost - Rosters..............................................3-4 2013-14 Schedule.........................................................................5 The University of Maine..............................................................6-7 Student-Athlete Support Services/Black Bear Athletics........... 8-11 Coaching Staff.............................................................................12 Lynn Coutts, Head Coach......................................................12 Mike Coutts............................................................................13 Player Profiles........................................................................14-27 2012-13 Season Review.............................................................28 History & Records..................................................................29-30 Mike Kessock Field.....................................................................31

M A I N E M E D I A R E L AT I O N S Softball Contact.....................................................Tyson McHatten Phone..................................................................... (207) 581-3596 Email.......................................... tyson.mchatten@umit.maine.edu Address........................... 5747 Memorial Gym, Orono, ME 04469

The 2013-14 Maine Softball Media Guide is a publication of the University of Maine Athletic Media Relations Office. Writer/Editor/Layout & Design: Tyson McHatten. Executive Editor: Laura Reed. Contributors: Andrew Mahoney and Stu Haskell for his historical research. Front cover design by Emily Davidson & Tyson McHatten. Photographs supplied by Peter Buehner, Michael C. York, Mike Mardosa, David Burnham and Friends of Maine Softball. Layout and design with Adobe Indesign on a MacBook

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Team Information

2013-14 Captains............................................ EmJ Fogel, Jean Stevens Letterwinners Returning/Lost...................................................10/4 Position Starters Returning/Lost.................................................7/1 Pitchers Returning/Lost..............................................................3/1 Newcomers...................................................................................8 2012-13 Overall Record...........................................................8-39 2012-13 America East Record/Regular Season Finish...4-14/Sixth

History

First Year of Intercollegiate Softball.........................................1979 All-Time Record.................................................... 693-785-2 (.468) Conference Championships..........................................1994, 2004 Regular Season Conference Championships.....1994, 2004, 2006 NCAA Regional Appearances.......................................1994, 2004 District All-Americans............................................................... Five America East Coach-of-the-Year Honors...............................Three America East Player-of-the-Year Honors................................. Five First-Team America East Honorees / Honors............................122 Second-Team America East Honorees / Honors......................... 33 America East All-Rookie Team Honorees....................................16

Compliance

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and in pursuing its own goals of pluralism, the University of Maine System shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship status, age, disability, or veterans status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University. The University provides reasonable accomodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. Questions and complaints about discrimination in any area of the University should be directed to Equal Opportunity Office, Room 101, 5754 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5703.


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UNIVERSITY OF MAINE 2013-14 Softball Returning/Lost Starters Returning (R) and Lost (L)

Cl.

GP/GS AVG AB

R H

(R)

C

EmJ Fogel

Jr.

47/47

.305 164

(L)

1B

Hilary Kane

--

42/42

(R)

2B

Kristen Koslosky

Jr.

(R)

3B

Jean Stevens

Sr.

(R)

SS

Makaila Kowalsky

(R)

LF

(R) (R)

2B

3B HR

RBI

BB SO

SLG OBP FLD

15 50 7

0

0

10

8

14

.348 .335

.983

.254 122

9 31 11

0

2

14

11

22

.392 .328

.996

47/47

.152 138

11 21 3

0

0

2

12

35

.174 .225

.958

47/45

.258 128

19 33 5

0

13

38

22

19

.602 .373

.874

So.

44/42

.200 110

11 22 5

0

0

6

14

20

.245 .290

.928

Hannah Hill

R-Sr.

42/40

.219 114

13 25 7

0

2

10

8

31

.333 .276

.940

CF

Stephanie Wood

Jr.

45/40

.200 110

10 22 3

0

0

2

1

20

.227 .207

.939

RF

Jessica Burk

Jr.

47/46

.245 143

17 35 4

1

1

10

11

17

.308 .303

.856

Pitchers Returning (R) and Lost (L)

Cl.

W-L

ERA APP/GS CG ShO SV IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

WP HBP

(R)

Hannah Hill

R-Sr.

3-14

4.29 22/16

9

1/0

0

96.1

108

79

59

55

71

12

0

(L)

Beth Spoehr

--

4-12

3.46 21/17

5

1/0

0

93.0

105

67

46

26

54

2

3

(R) Kylie Sparks

Sr. 1-4 5.69 15/7 3 0/0 0 51.2 91 58 42 13 28 1 4

(R) Alexis Bogdanovich

So. 0-9 3.48 23/6 4 0/0 1 72.1 96 47 36 12 32 3 1

Other Key Returnees

Cl.

Dagmar Ralphs

Sr.

Nikki Byron

Jr.

GP/GS AVG AB

R H

2B

3B HR

RBI

BB SO

SLG OBP FLD

0

6

2

.139 .190

--Missed Season Due to Injury-35/27

.139 79

1 11 0

0

15

Newcomers

Pos.

B/T

Yr.

Erin Bogdanovich

P/OR

L/L

Fr.

South Portland, Maine/South Portland/Stetson

Chloe Douglass

UT

R/R

Fr.

Orono, Maine/Orono

Rachel Harvey

C

R/R

Fr.

Southington, Conn./Southington

Felicia Lennon

IF

R/R

Fr.

Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield

Nikki Misner

P

R/R

Fr.

Tampa, Fla./H.B. Plant

Maddie Moore

IF

R/R

Fr.

McLean, Va./McLean

Shelby Obert

UT

R/R

Fr.

Skowhegan, Maine/Skowhegan

Samantha Ralphs

OF

L/R

Fr.

Lebanon, Ill./O’Fallon Township

.967

Hometown/Last School/High School

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UNIVERSITY OF MAINE 2013-14 Softball Roster

NUMERICAL ROSTER No Name

1 3 6 7 9 10 11 13 14 15 18 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 32 35

Kristen Koslosky Kylie Sparks Rachel Harvey Felicia Lennon Erin Bogdanovich Dagmar Ralphs Shelby Obert Nikki Misner Jessica Burk Alexis Bogdanovich EmJ Fogel Jean Stevens Makaila Kowalsky Hannah Hill Lydia O’Connor Stephanie Wood Samantha Ralphs Maddie Moore Chloe Douglass Nikki Byron

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No Name 14 Burk, Jessica 15 Bogdanovich, Alexis 9 Bogdanovich, Erin 35 Byron, Nikki 32 Douglass, Chloe 18 Fogel, EmJ 6 Harvey, Rachel 22 Hill, Hannah 1 Koslosky, Kristen 21 Kowalsky, Makaila 7 Lennon, Felicia 13 Misner, Nikki 27 Moore, Maddie 11 Obert, Shelby 23 O’Connor, Lydia 10 Ralphs, Dagmar 26 Ralphs, Samantha 3 Sparks, Kylie 20 Stevens, Jean 24 Wood, Stephanie

Pos. B/T Yr. Hometown/High School

IF P C IF P/OF OF UT P OF P/OF C/UT C/IF IF P/OF OF OF OF IF UT IF

L/R Jr. R/R Sr. R/R Fr. R/R Fr. L/L Fr. L/R Sr. R/R Fr. R/R Fr. R/R Jr. R/R Jr. L/R Jr. L/R Sr. S/R So. R/R R-Sr. L/R So. R/R Jr. L/R Fr. R/R Fr. R/R Fr. R/R Jr.

Castro Valley, Calif./Castro Valley Kirkland, Wash./Juanita Southington, Conn./Southington Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield South Portland, Maine/South Portland/Stetson O’Fallon, Ill./O’Fallon Township Skowhegan, Maine/Skowhegan Tampa, Fla./H.B. Plant Warrenton, Va./Bishop O’Connell South Portland, Maine/South Portland Vienna, Va./Madison Albany, Ore./West Albany Colchester, Conn./Bacon Academy Fryeburg, Maine/Fryeburg Academy Newton, Mass./Newton North Florence, N.J./Holy Cross H.S. Lebanon, Ill./O’Fallon Township McLean, Va./McLean Orono, Maine/Orono Trabuco Canyon, Calif./Mission Viejo

Pos. OF P/OF P/OF IF UT C/UT C P IF IF/OF IF P IF UT OF OF OF P C/DP OF

B/T Yr. R/R Jr. R/R Jr. L/L Fr. R/R Jr. R/R Fr. L/R Jr. R/R Fr. R/R R-Sr. L/R Jr. S/R So. R/R Fr. R/R Fr. R/R Fr. R/R Fr. L/R So. L/R Sr. L/R Fr. R/R Sr. L/R Sr. R/R Jr.

Hometown/High School Warrenton, Va./Bishop O’Connell South Portland, Maine/South Portland South Portland, Maine/South Portland Trabuco Canyon, Calif./Mission Viejo Orono, Maine/Orono Vienna, Va./Madison Southington, Conn./Southington Fryeburg, Maine/Fryeburgh Academy Castro Valley, Calif./Castro Valley Colchester, Conn./Bacon Academy Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield Tampa, Fla./H.B. Plant McLean, Va./McLean Skowhegan, Maine/Skowhegan Newton, Mass./Newton North O’Fallon, Ill./O’Fallon Township O’Fallon, Ill./O’Fallon Township Kirkland, Wash./Juanita Albany, Ore./West Albany Florence, N.J./Holy Cross H.S.

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University of Maine 2013-14 Softball Schedule Date Feb. 14 Feb. 15 March 2 March 3 March 4 March 6 March 7 March 8 March 9 March 12 March 13 March 14 March 15 March 16 March 22 March 23 March 29 March 30 March 31 April 5 April 6 April 12 April 13 April 15 April 17 April 19 April 20 April 26 April 27 May 1 May 2

Opponent vs. St. Bonaventure # vs. Jacksonville St. # TBA # TBA # at Charleston So. # at South Florida vs. Loyola Marymount vs. Western Mich. at South Florida vs. Cleveland St (DH) vs. Saint Joseph’s $ vs. Long Island $ vs. Quinnipiac $ vs. Toledo $ vs. Seton Hall $ vs. Netherlands vs. Penn vs. Miami (Ohio) % vs. Boston University % vs. Providence % vs. Central Mich. % vs. Buffalo % at Hartford * (DH) at Hartford * UMASS LOWELL* (DH) UMASS LOWELL* at Massachusetts at Albany * (DH) at Albany * UMBC * (DH) UMBC * HUSSON * at Harvard (DH) at Stony Brook * (DH) at Stony Brook * BINGHAMTON * (DH) BINGHAMTON * at Boston College at Bryant (DH)

Time Site 9 AM Charleston, SC 11 AM Charleston, SC TBA Charleston, SC TBA Charleston, SC 11 AM Charleston, SC 6:20 PM Tampa, Fla. 1 PM Clearwater, Fla. 11:45 AM Tampa, Fla. 2 PM Tampa, Fla. 12 PM Clearwater, Fla. 4:30 PM Clearwater, Fla. 6:45 PM Clearwater, Fla. 9 AM Clearwater, Fla. 11:15 AM Clearwater, Fla. 11:15 AM Clearwater, Fla. 5 PM Clearwater, Fla. 1:15 PM Clearwater, Fla. 9:30 AM Clearwater, Fla. 11:45 AM Clearwater, Fla. 11:45 AM Clearwater, Fla. 2:15 PM Clearwater, Fla. 9 AM Clearwater, Fla. 12 PM West Hartford, Conn. 12 PM West Hartford, Conn. 1 PM Orono, Maine 1 PM Orono, Maine 2 PM Amherst, Mass. 12 PM Albany, NY 11 AM Albany, NY 12 PM Orono, Maine 11 AM Orono, Maine 4 PM Orono, Maine 3 PM Cambridge, Mass. 12 PM Stony Brook, NY 11 AM Stony Brook, NY 12 PM Orono, Maine 11 AM Orono, Maine 4 PM Chestnut Hill, Mass. 2 PM Smithfield, RI

All dates and times are subject to change Home games in BOLD CAPS DH - Doubleheader *-America East contests # - Charleston Southern Tournament $ - USF Under Armour Invitational % - Michele Smith Spring Break Tournament All time are Eastern Standard Time

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UMaine at a glance The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s premier public university. It is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast attracting students from 44 states and more than 67 countries. It currently enrolls 10,900 undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers doctoral degrees in 35 fields, representing the humanities, sciences, engineering and education; master’s degrees in nearly 70 disciplines; 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship on its campus, with substantial efforts aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction.

What’s in a name?

Unacceptable variants: UM UMO University of Maine at Orono UME UMaine-Orono

Everything! To aid members of the media reporting on the University of Maine, we offer this abbreviated style guide. Our goal is to increase consistent, accurate editorial and visual representation of UMaine, and to answer the most-asked questions from reporters and editors about the University of Maine identity.

Our Division I teams are the Maine Black Bears UMaine is Maine’s only flagship university. It is part of the seven-campus University of Maine System.

(There is only one)

The University of Maine is located in Orono, Maine. It was founded in 1865 as the state’s land grant university. That means it has a statewide mission and a presence in every county in Maine.

Acceptable second reference: UMaine

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University of Maine President Paul Ferguson

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aul W. Ferguson became the 19th president of the University of Maine in July 2011. A Southern California native, President Ferguson is a Whittier College graduate who earned a Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology at the University of California, Davis in 1981. He is an accomplished health scientist with a 30-year record of scholarship as an award-winning professor in the fields of toxicology and public health. President Ferguson rose through the academic ranks, leading research and outreach efforts in four states to assess and reduce potential health risks from chemical exposures. During this time, Dr. Ferguson also worked as a senior toxicologist for Unocal Corporation, a Los Angeles-based international energy resources company. Since 1993, Dr. Ferguson has progressed through academic administration, initially serving as vice provost and dean of graduate studies and research at the University of Louisiana, Monroe. At the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, he was vice president for research and graduate studies. Prior to joining the University of Maine, Dr. Ferguson was at the Edwardsville campus of Southern Illinois University, where he was provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. As a campus leader highly regarded for his commitment to engagement, inclusivity and quality, President Ferguson has a demonstrated record of university transformations in the areas of increased research and economic development, university-community partnerships, student success, faculty development and academic quality. Currently, President Ferguson is leading an inclusive, campuswide planning and implementation process, the Blue Sky Project, to elevate the University of Maine to new levels of excellence as the most distinctively community-engaged and student centered of the American research universities.

Director of Athletics Karlton Creech

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arlton Creech began his tenure as director of athletics at the University of Maine on Feb. 10, 2014. Creech comes to Maine after serving as senior associate director of athletics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC). He brings 10 years of senior athletics administration experience to UMaine. Since 2012, Creech had been UNC’s senior associate director of athletics, serving as chief of staff and overseeing the department’s capital projects, human resources and facilities. From 2004–2012, he was associate executive director for UNC’s Educational Foundation Inc., where he managed capital projects (including coordination of the $88 million football stadium expansion), the Annual Fund, marketing, fundraising and ticket sales programs, as well as donor stewardship and development. He also worked for the Student-Aid Association at North Carolina State University from 2001–2004, coordinating ticket sales and fundraising. Creech, a native of Chapel Hill, received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from North Carolina State University as will complete his master of arts degree in management and leadership from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., in 2014.

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Ranked as one of the top national universities by Princeton Review, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, and Fiske Guide • ranked as one of the National Science Foundation’s top 100 public universities for research expenditures • annual research expenditures of more than $100 million • Maine’s only NCAA Division I athletics program with 17 men’s and women’s teams • Maine’s most comprehensive academic experience with doctoral degrees in 35 fields, representing the humanities, sciences, engineering and education; master’s degrees in nearly 70 disciplines; and 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs • home to one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. • Maine’s only federally designated land grant and sea grant institution • for every dollar the state invests in UMaine through the Maine Economic Improvement Fund, researchers leverage $5 from outside sources • winner of two NCAA Division I National Championships in men’s ice hockey • cited by Princeton Review as one of the most environmentally responsible universities • more than 105,000 alumni worldwide

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UMaine in-state tuition

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Maine Business School

MBA Professional MBA Joint MBA-JD University of Maine School of Law Graduate Business Certificate Concentrations in accounting, finance, international business, management, business and sustainability

Ranked among the nation’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report (2012) Rated one of America’s Top Colleges, Forbes (2011) Voted one of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Business Schools (2010, 2011) and one of Eduniversal’s top 1,000 business schools worldwide The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accredited Nationally and internationally recognized for research, teaching excellence and scholarly activities

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Academic support services for student athletes Athletic academic counselors are committed to providing the environment and support necessary to empower student-athletes to achieve their full academic potential, culminating in a degree from the University of Maine.

250

Scholar-athletes with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in 2012–13

220

Conference academic honors

28

Capital One Academic All-America honors — all time

50

Capital One Academic All-District I honors — all time

4

Sports that received public recognition for their multiyear APR scores, which were in the top 10 percent of their respective sports

2

America East Academic Cups 2004 and 2007

3.11

Department-wide GPA for all Black Bear teams competing in America East in 2011–12

4

America East teams with highest GPA among their respective sports

Academic support offered • Individual academic counseling • Tracking of academic eligibility and progress • Tutoring program • Study, time management and organizational skills • Support for students with learning disabilities • Sezak Academic Center and study table • Laptop loan program

What graduates are saying “Looking back at the last five years here at the University of Maine, I can’t help but think about how much I have changed as an individual because of the amazing opportunities and lifelong lessons associated with being a studentathlete. Words cannot express how fortunate and privileged I feel to have been able to represent the University of Maine hockey team and wear its jersey out onto the ice. I will continue to hold close the great memories and extraordinary friendships for the rest of my life.” — Mark Nemec Men’s Ice Hockey “My time here at the University of Maine has truly been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I came to this school never imagining the journey I would have as a student-athlete. Being a part of athletics and academics here at the university has made me who I am today. I will forever be grateful for all of the support I have received from the UMaine faculty, my coach Mark Lech, my family, and most importantly, my lovely teammates. Looking back on my time here I can say I have no regrets; I feel lucky to have been given the opportunity to represent UMaine and I will continue to do so in one way or another for the rest of my life.” — Corey Conner Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country “These past four years as a Black Bear student-athlete have been the best years of my life. The friendships and memories I have made with my teammates and classmates will be cherished forever. It has been an honor to play the sport I love, for the school I love for four amazing years. Once a Black Bear, always a Black Bear — GO BLUE.” — Michael Fransoso Baseball “When I started here four years ago, I could have never anticipated how much of a life-changing experience being a UMaine student-athlete would be. The biggest lesson I have learned from my time here is the value of hard work and dedication, and I have come to learn that those two words epitomize University of Maine athletics. I have had the opportunity to play amongst, meet, and be inspired by some incredible athletes and coaches, and the things I will take away from this place stretch far beyond the classroom. My fondest memories will always be those shared on and off the field with my teammates.” — Madelaine Hill Women’s Soccer

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Outstanding support for student-athletes Athletic training/ strength and conditioning Top-rate medical staff The Maine sports medicine team includes six certified athletic trainers and one graduate assistant certified athletic trainer, a team physician, an orthopedic physician, a wide variety of medical specialists and studentathletic trainers. Other specialists on the Maine athletic healthcare team include an optometrist, chiropractor and dentist.

The women’s basketball team raised $10,255 for its annual Play4Kay Breast Cancer awareness fundraiser game. Since the $10k goal was met, Coach Barron lived up to his word, having his head shaved. Community involvement: Student-athletes do not just receive tremendous

support. They also return the support to the local community. Events that studentathletes took part in last season included Martin Luther King Diversity Day, Toys for Tots, Salvation Army Angel Tree, Operation Christmas Child and Play4Kay. They also volunteered numerous hours at both the Ronald McDonald House and the Old Town–Orono YMCA, Cub Tracks Triathlon, Warm Heads Warm Hearts, Skate with the Bears, Black Bear Mentors, Skating Strides and many more activities. Maine athletics donates thousands of dollars worth of tickets to nonprofits each year.

Mike Kessock Sports Medicine Center The Mike Kessock Sports Medicine Center in Memorial Gymnasium houses some of the newest technology in the field of sports medicine. The facility provides injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation for student-athletes. Speed, strength and conditioning UMaine Speed, Strength and Conditioning is a performance-based program focused on achieving success in athletic events and maintaining an injury-free environment. Philosophy: Developing a mentally and physically challenging training environment that will allow athletes to maximize their ability; Increasing performance in athletic events; Decreasing the risk of injury through the teaching of progressive strength and power development exercises; Identifing dysfunctional movement patterns and correct the pattern. Fundamentals of an athlete: lower-body strength; lower-body power; core strength; ability to accelerate and decelerate; mobility; and balanced upper body (posterior/anterior). Intercollegiate Strength Center in the Latti Fitness Center The Intercollegiate Athletic Strength Center in the Latti Fitness Center serves as the home for all varsity teams. The Intercollegiate Center is entering its seventh year as home of the Black Bears. Intercollegiate Strength Center by the numbers • 5,000 square feet • 10,000 pounds of weights • 10 multipurpose power racks • Nine Olympic platforms • Five various cardiovascular machines • Five half racks • Five glue/hamstring machines • Nine sets of Eleiko/Uesaka Olympic bumper sets • Four slide boards • Electrical timing systems

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Black Bear Points of Pride Historic Achievements >> Maine has celebrated two NCAA championships in men’s ice hockey. Maine defeated Lake Superior State, 5–4, to capture the school’s first crown in 1993, and then knocked off New Hampshire, 3–2, to win the school’s second title in 1999. >> Every year since 1986, at least one Black Bear team or individual has competed in an NCAA Championship event. >> The Black Bear baseball team has made seven appearances in the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

Football advanced to the Final Eight of the FCS playoffs

>> The following is a list of conference titles in Maine history: Men’s Ice Hockey Hockey East — 1989, 1992, 1993, 2000, 2004 Baseball America East — 1990, 1991, 1993, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2011 Men’s Cross Country America East — 2004 Softball America East — 1994, 2004, 2006 Football Yankee Conference — 1949, 1951, 1952, 1961, 1965, 1974, 1982, 1987, 1989 Atlantic 10 — 2001, 2002 Women’s Basketball America East — 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05 Men’s Outdoor Track America East — 1995

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Annabelle Hamilton

Michael Cole

Corey Conner

Athletic success • UMaine has won two NCAA Division I National Championships in men’s ice hockey in addition to 18 NCAA appearances and 11 Frozen Four appearances. • Alfond Arena is recognized as the college hockey rink with the “Best Atmosphere” by the Wall Street Journal (2011). • Two Hobey Baker Award winners from UMaine (Scott Pellerin and Paul Kariya), are recognized as the top NCAA men’s ice hockey players. • 47 former Black Bears have played in the NHL. John Tortorella is head coach of the Vancouver Canucks. Garth Snow is general manager of the New York Islanders, while Jack Capuano is their head coach. • UMaine baseball has made seven College World Series appearances and 16 NCAA regional appearances. Baseball has won seven conference titles, including the 2011 championship. • UMaine baseball has had seven major league players in addition to coaches Brian Butterfield and Carl “Stump” Merrill. • UMaine women’s basketball has won 13 conference titles and made seven NCAA Tournament appearances. Four AllAmericans have combined for 14 All-American honors.

• UMaine football has won 11 conference titles and made six NCAA Tournament appearances, including three NCAA Final Eight appearances in the last 11 years. UMaine played in the 1965 Tangerine Bowl. • UMaine football has had 50 players in NFL camps. There are currently eight players listed on NFL rosters. UMaine football has produced 36 All-Americans (2013). • Three Black Bears have played in the Super Bowl. • UMaine softball has won three conference titles and made UMaine’s first NCAA appearance by a women’s team in 1994. • Former UMaine men’s basketball player Rick Carlisle led the Dallas Mavericks to a 2011 NBA Championship win, while Jim Boylan is an assistant coach with the Indiana Pacers. • UMaine field hockey received its highest national ranking ever in 2011 when it was ranked 10th in the nation. • Track and field great Viktoria Rybalko competed in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. • UMaine track has garnered five All-America honors in the last three years.

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University of Maine 2013-14 Coaching Staff

HEAD COACH

LYNN COUTTS

Lynn Coutts enters her third season at the helm of her alma mater. In year two for Coutts she continued to return to the program to a higher level after announcing another large, highly skilled recruiting class and developing a pair of AllConference selections in Jean Stevens and EmJ Fogel. Coutts’ second season was highlighted with non-conference wins over Quinnipiac and Rhode Island before knocking off Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) member Boston College.

In her first year at Maine, Coach Coutts guided the Black Bears back to the America East Championships. Coach Coutts also worked to develop a pair of student-athletes into All-Conference second team selections while also developing a freshmen duo into All-Rookie team members. Coutts also guided the Black Bears to big non-conference wins over Cal-State Fullerton, Long Beach State and Hofstra.

team went from 11-33 to 32-17 and the North Atlantic Conference Champions in 1994. Following her time as an assistant with the Black Bears, Coutts coached at Franklin High School from 1997-99. She was also the head coach for Orono High School in 1987. Coutts has been committed to high school softball as she served as President of the Maine High School Softball Coaches Association from 2010-11. Coutts shined as a player for the Black Bears as she was a member of the Black Bear pitching staff from 1983-87. Coutts led the team to the 1987 ECAC Championship and also captained the Black Bears from 1985-87. At the time of her graduation, Coutts held the school-records for most innings pitched in a season (183), and career (544.3), most strikeouts in a season (152), and career (318), and most victories in a season (18) and career (41). She was named a Northeast All-American in 1987 and was inducted into the University of Maine Hall of Fame in 1993. Coach Coutts and her husband, former UMaine Associate Head Baseball Coach and current softball assistant Mike Coutts, have two children, Jackson 15 and Maggie 11.

Lynn Hearty Coutts was a four-year letterwinner for the Black Bears from 1983-1987, earning All-America honors in 1987. In addition, she served as an assistant coach for the Black Bears from 1990-1994 and is a member of the UMaine sports hall of fame. “We are delighted to have Lynn back at UMaine,” said Abbott. “She is a tremendous leader and an excellent teacher. She has a great vision for how to build on the success of this program. Lynn loves softball and she loves UMaine -- we just couldn’t have a better fit for our program.” “I would like to thank President Paul Ferguson, Athletic Director Steve Abbott and the University of Maine for the opportunity to lead the Black Bear softball program,” said Coutts. “Steve’s enthusiasm for UMaine softball is infectious and I am thrilled to join his efforts in creating a presence in America East as well as around the state. I’m eager to begin building a lasting relationship with the student athletes, the University community and all the fans in our state. I can’t wait to get started!” Coutts comes to Maine with 20 years of softball teaching and coaching experience, as she has had her hand in a variety of softball operations. Coutts has owned and operated the Frozen Ropes Training Center in southern Maine since 1997, where she is responsible for developing pitching and hitting curriculum for individual and clinic settings. At the training center, Coutts also recruits and trains softball instructors, hosts coaching clinics for Maine ASA and high school coaches and assists in overseeing the budget. Aside from running the Frozen Ropes Training Center, Coutts has directed the Maine Thunder softball travel teams, recruiting players and coaches for seven teams while also training both players and coaches. Coutts became the head coach of the Maine Thunder 18U College Showcase Team in 2008. Coutts guided the Thunder to a fourth place showing in 2008 in the Eastern National ASA Tournament. Under her guidance with the Thunder, Coutts placed six of her student-athletes with Division I programs in the past four years. Coutts has also kept her ties close with the Maine program over the past few years as she was a pitching consultant for the Black Bears in 2007-08. During that year, Coutts spent two days a week designing and organizing specific workouts for the Maine pitching staff. Coutts traveled with the team to Florida and Hawaii, working closely with the pitching staffs in all aspects of their game including conditioning, mechanics and mentalities. From 1990-1994, Coutts was an assistant coach with the Black Bears. She worked closely with the Maine pitching staff. The Black Bears improved dramatically in Coutts’ years as an assistant as the

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2014 Maine Softball Media Guide

University of Maine 2013-14 Coaching Staff ASSISTANT COACH

MIKE COUTTS

Mike Coutts enters his second year as assistant coach with the University of Maine softball program. Coutts will work with players in all aspects while focusing in on hitting technique. In his first year with the Black Bears, Coutts helped all-conference junior Jean Stevens develop into the America East leader with 13 home runs and tied for the league-lead with 38 RBI. Fellow all-conference selection EmJ Fogel also showed high-skill with the bat as she hit a team-leading .305. University of Maine softball head coach Lynn Coutts announced on Sept. 25, 2012, the hiring of Mike Coutts as assistant coach. Mike Coutts, a former Black Bear baseball team member and assistant Black Bear baseball coach, will focus on working closely with the hitters, infielders and the catchers. Coutts brings with him a wealth of knowledge on the diamond as he spent the 1987-97 seasons as an associate/ assistant baseball coach under the great John Winkin at the University of Maine. During his time assisting at Maine, Coutts helped lead the Black Bears to NCAA Regional Appearances in 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1993 while coaching 10 future Major League Baseball professionals.

At one point, Coutts’ Deering squad was ranked as the #50 program in the United States. Most recently, Coutts was the head coach at Scarborough High School in Scarborough, Maine. While at the helm, Coutts led the team to a Western Maine Championship in 2012. Since 1997, Coutts has operated the Frozen Ropes Baseball & Softball Training Center in Portland Maine where he has conducted numerous coaching clinics as well as offering one-on-one training in all areas of the game. Coutts also co-authored “Organization of Indoor Baseball Practice” while producing a video by the same title. Coutts graduated from the University of Maine in 1982 with a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education before earning his Master of Education/Administration in 1989, also from the University of Maine. Coutts and his wife, head coach Lynn Coutts, are the parents of two children: 15-year-old son Jackson and 11-yearold daughter Maggie.

Coutts spent four seasons as a member of the Black Bear baseball team from 1978-81. In 1981, as the team captain, Coutts helped lead the squad to a College World Series appearance. Coutts was named to the Northeast Regional First Team in 1980-81; an All-New England First Team selection in 1981; a Cape Cod Summer League All-Star in 1980 and a Yankee Conference First Team selection from 1979-81. From 1995-2002, Coutts was the head coach of the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Summer Baseball League. While with the Kettleers, Coutts led the team to a pair of league championships in 1995 and 1999. Following the 1995 season, Coutts was named 1995 Cape Cod Coach of the Year. Coutts coached professionals Chase Utley, Garrett Atkins and Mitch Stetter all while they were with the Kettleers. Following his time in the Cape League, Coutts held head coaching stints in the Alaska Collegiate Baseball League and the New England Collegiate Baseball League. From 2009-10, Coutts was the head baseball coach at Deering High School in Portland, Maine. While at Deering, Coutts led the team to the 2009 State Championship and a perfect 22-0 record after racking up 50-consecutive victories.

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2014 Maine Softball Media Guide

Alexis Bogdanovich

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Alexis Bogdanovich

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Tossed 72.1 innings in 23 games with six starts ... Compiled a 3.48 ERA with one save and four complete games ... Struck out 32 batters while giving up 96 hits and walking only 12 ... Recorded a .933 fielding percentage with eight putouts and 20 assists ... Recorded a season-high five strikeouts in six innings against Albany (4/7) ... Earned a save in a two-inning appearance against Quinnipiac (3/12) ... Tossed three innings of one-hit, shutout ball against Stony Brook (4/21) in game one of a doubleheader before going 9.2 innings in the second game, surrendering just one run. BEFORE MAINE: Transfered to Maine after playing her freshman season at Saint Anselm College ... Appeared in 19 games with 14 starts in the circle for the Hawks ... Went 7-10 while racking up 74 strikeouts in 88 1/3 innings with a 3.01 ERA ... Played her high school softball at South Portland High School ... Helped team win the State Championship in 2010 ... Named Miss Maine Softball, Maine Gatorade Player of the Year, SMAA Pitcher of the Year and Player of the Year in 2011.

CAREER BESTS (at Maine)

At Bats............. 1 (4x) at Boston University (4/27/13) Runs...........................................................................None Hits............................................................................None Walks.........................................................................None Position Steals..........................................................................None Pitcher RBI............................................................................None Doubles....................................................................None Hometown Triples.......................................................................None South Portland, Home Runs..............................................................None Maine Hit Streak..................................................................None Innings Pitched.............9.2 vs Stony Brook (4/21/13) Previous School Individual Career HistoryZero Earned Runs Allowed....8x vs Hartford (5/5/13) South Portland Complete Games............. 5 vs Stony Brook (4/21/13) Bogdanovich, Alexis Complete Game Shutouts..................................... None Bats/Throws Strikeouts......................................5 vs Albany (4/7/13) Year Right/Right avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr Winning rbi bb so sb-att Streak........................................................None 2013 .000 5-1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0-0 TOTAL .000 5-1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0-0 BOGDANOVICH’S CAREER STATISTICS Class Junior

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2013 TOTAL

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 11, 1992 ... Daughter of Jeanne and Edward Bagdanovich ... Has one brother, who plays basketball at Bates College, and a sister who plays at Maine ... Also participated in basketball and soccer while in high school ... When not playing softball, enjoys working out, running, spending time at camp, going to the beach and reading ... A Food Science & Human Nutrition major.

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2014 Maine Softball Media Guide

Jessica Burk

14 Jessica Burk Class Junior Position Outfield Hometown Warrenton, Va. Previous School Bishop O’Connell Bats/Throws Right/Right

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Appeared in all 47 games with 46 starts ... Batted .245 with 35 hits and 17 runs while driving in 10 to go along with four doubles, a triple and one home run ... Went 4-for-4 in stolen bases while slugging .308 ... Had six multi-hit games including a three-for-three day with two doubles and a pair of RBI vs. Loyola Marymount (3/6) ... Went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored and a double in Maine’s season opener vs. NC Central (2/8) ... Had a two-for-four day with a double and an RBI vs. Quinnipiac (3/12) ... Scored a pair of runs against Quinnipiac (3/15) ... Tallied back-to-back two hit performances against UMBC. Went 2-for-3 with an RBI in game one before picking up two more hits with two runs scored and an RBI in game two (3/23-24).

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 5, 1992 ... Daughter of Sherry and Charles Burk ... An exercise science-physical therapy major ... has one brother and one sister ... her grandfather, FredPRE-SEASON 2013: Named to the College Sports Mad- erick Burk, was signed to play minor league baseball for the ness Pre-Season America East Second Team Boston Red Sox organization in the late 1940s ... When not playing softball, enjoys reading, shopping and hanging out FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Named to the America with friends. East All-Rookie team ... Played in 39 games with 36 starts in her rookie season for the Black Bears ... Hit .248 with 11 RBI, 11 runs scored, 35 total bases and 27 hits ... Had three doubles with a pair of home runs and three stolen bases ... Recorded a .981 fielding percentage ... Went 2-for-4 with one RBI in her collegiate debute on Feb. 10 against Illinois State ... Had a pair of hits against Long Island (2/12) ... Was 1-for-2 with a pair of runs scored at Cal State Fullerton (2/28) ... Had two CAREER BESTS hits, a pair of putouts and an assist against Harvard (3/11) At Bats.............................. 6 vs Stony Brook (4/21/13) ... Belted her first career home run and drove in four runs Runs..................................... 2 (5x) at UMBC (3/24/13) against Binghamton (4/14) ... Had a walk-off single against Hits...........................3 vs Loyola Marymount (3/6/13) Binghamton (4/15) ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored against Husson (4/17) ... Had a four-game streak with Walks................................... 2 (3x) at UMBC (3/23/13) two or more hits from 4/28-5/1 ... Was 2-for-4 with a pair of Steals............................................ 2 at UMBC (3/23/13) runs scored, a double and and two RBI against UMBC (4/28) RBI.....................................4 vs Binghamton (4/14/12) ... Went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in the America Doubles...................2 vs Loyola Marymount (3/6/13) East semifinal against Boston University (5/11).

Triples......................................... 1 at UMBC (3/24/13) Home Runs..............................1 (3x) vs BYU (3/7/13) BEFORE MAINE: Played high schoolCareer ball for History coach Individual Hit Streak............................................ 7 (4/14-4/22/12) Tommy Orndorff at Bishop O’Connell High School ... Led

BURK’S CAREER STATISTICS Year

2012 2013 TOTAL

her NFCA Nationally Ranked high school team to three consecutive Virginia State Championships and four WCAC Conference Titles ... Played third base while batting .461 and slugging .824 ... A three-time First-Team All-State and AllConference selection ... First-Team All-Extra Washington Post and two-time Second-Team All-Met selection ... All-time Bishop O’Connell record holder for total runs scored (174), triples (25) and career home runs (20), at the time of her graduation ... also played travel ball with the 18U Shamrocks and Wagner’s Gold ... also a three-time varsity indoor track letter-winner and a member of the Latin and Keyettes Clubs.

Burk, Jessica

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26 35 61

3 4 7

0 1 1

2 1 3

11 10 21

9 11 20

20 17 37

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2014 Maine Softball Media Guide

Nikki Byron SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Appeared in 35 games with 27 starts ... Hit .139 with 11 hits, six RBI and one run scored ... Recorded 131 putouts, third highest on the team, while tallying a .967 fielding percentage ... Went 2-for-3 vs. UMKC (2/10) before again going 2-for-3 in her next game vs. Stephen F. Austin (3/1) ... Drove in a pair of runs vs. Western Carolina (2/9) ... Picked up a hit and an RBI vs. Quinnipiac (3/12) ... Had a hit and an RBI in her last two games against Hartford (5/4-5).

35 Nikki Byron Class Junior Position 1b/3b Hometown Trabuco Canyon, Calif. Previous School Mission Viejo Bats/Throws Right/Right

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Played in 26 games for Maine with 14 starts ... Hit .163 with four runs scored, one double, one RBI and eight total hits ... Had 19 putouts and 22 assists while recording a .976 fielding percentage ... Recorded her first collegiate hit on March 6 at San Diego State ... Went 1-for-2 with a double at Cal State Northridge (3/11) ... Had hits in four-straight games she appeared in (4/3-4/17) ... Went 1-for-4 with an RBI against Binghamton (4/14) ... Was 1-for-2 with a run scored at Husson (4/17) ... Named to the America East Honor Roll ... Named a Maine Scholar-Athlete Rising Star. BEFORE MAINE: Played high school ball for the Mission Viejo Diablos under coaches Troy Ybarra and Toni Mascaraneas (University of Arizona) ... Helped lead the Diablos to three South Coast Conference Championships (2009-11) and the California Intercollegiate Federal Regional CAREER BESTS Finals those same three seasons ... Was named first-team allAt Bats.............................. 5 vs Stony Brook (4/21/13) south coast conference in 2011 while also being named to Runs............................. 1 (5x) vs N.C. Central (2/8/13) the 2011 Orange County All-Star team ... A two-time “Spirit Hits..................... 2 (2x) vs Stephen F. Austin (3/1/13) of the Diablo” leadership award winner, was named second team all-conference in 2010 Hit .398 her senior season, her Walks................... 1 (6x) vs Western Carolina (2/9/13) second highest total behind batting .423 her freshman year... Steals..........................................................................None also played travel ball under coaches John Fitzpatrick and RBI.............................. 2 vs Western Carolina (2/9/13) Mike Monnahan (American Athletics 18U Gold). Team was Doubles.............. 1 at Cal State Northridge (3/11/12) 18 Gold National Qualifier in 2010 & 2011. Helped lead the Triple.........................................................................None team to the 2010 18 Gold ASA Champions Cup Showcase Home Runs..............................................................None Tournament Runner-Up award. Individual Career History

Hit Streak...............................................4 (4/3-4/17/12)

BYRON’S CAREER STATISTICS Year

2012 2013 TOTAL Year

2013• 18 TOTAL

PERSONAL: Born Sept. 10, 1993 ... Daughter of Maura and Allen Byron ... A secondary education major ... Has one sister, Kathryn, and one brother, Johnathan ... Father played football at the University of Redlands in 1981 & 1982 ... When not playing softball, enjoys shopping, going to the beach, cooking and hanging with friends.

Byron, Nikki

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.163 .139 .148

26-14 35-27 61-41

49 79 128

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8 11 19

1 0 1

0 0 0

0 0 0

1 6 7

4 2 6

11 15 26

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2014 Maine Softball Media Guide

EmJ Fogel

18 EmJ Fogel

Class Junior Position Catcher/OF Hometown Vienna, Va. Previous School Madison Bats/Throws Left/Right

PRESEASON (2014): Will captain the Black Bears ... RBI at Husson (4/3) ... Recorded a five game hit streak from Named to the College Sports madness preseason all-confer- 4/14-4/21 ... Had back-to-back multi hit games on 4/15 & ence first team. 4/17 ... Had two hits, two RBI and a run scored against Husson (4/17) ... Strung together a seven game hit streak from SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Named to America East 4/22-5/5 ... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a double in All-Conference second team and College Sports Madness the America East semifinal against Boston University (5/11) First Team ... Started all 47 games ... Led the Black Bears ... Named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll. in hitting at .305 while also leading the team in hits (50) and at-bats (164) ... Drove in 10 while scoring 15 runs and raking BEFORE MAINE: Played high school ball at James Madup a .335 slugging percentage ... Stole six bases while draw- ison High School under coach John Schneeberger ... Caping eight walks ... Had 153 putouts with a .983 fielding per- tained the team her senior year while batting .488 with a .725 centage ... Recorded 14 multi-hit games ... Had three hitting slugging percentage, totaling 26 doubles and three home streaks of 6+ games (6, 7, 8) ... Went 4-for-4 with a double runs ... Named First-Team Virginia All-State at catcher, Firstand a run scored at Boston University (4/27) ... Had two hits Team Northern Region and First-Team Liberty District. Was in three-straight games (3/7-8) ... Went 3-for-4 with two runs Second-Team Washington Post All-Met and a Virginia High scored, an RBI and a double vs. Quinnipiac (3/12) ... Had a School Coaches All-Star ... In her junior season, helped the 2-for-4 day with a pair of RBI, a run scored and a stolen base team to the Virginia State Final Four ... Also played travel ball vs. Albany (4/7) ... Had three hits against Albany on April 8 with Wagner’s Gold under Coach Reese Kiple. Team finished ... Recorded three hits with a run scored, RBI, a double and 25th in 2010 & 2011 at ASA Nationals. a stolen base against Hartford (5/4) ... Racked up 12 putouts against Albany (4/8) ... Threw out 11 attempted base stealers. PERSONAL: Born July 12, 1993 ... Daughter of Kim and PRE-SEASON 2013: Named to the College Sports Madness Steve Fogel ... An elementary education major ... has one America East Pre-Season Second Team sister, Ally, and one brother, Nick ... also played basketball and field hockey in high school ... when not playing softball, FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Named to the All-North- enjoys reading, listening to music and watching movie maraeast Region First Team ... Honored as the America East All- thons. Conference Second Team catcher ... a two-time America East CAREER BESTS Rookie of the Week (4/16, 4/30) ... Led the Black Bears in At Bats.............................. 7 vs Stony Brook (4/21/13) average (.331), slugging percentage (.408), on-base percentRuns...............................................3 at Husson (4/3/12) age (.377), runs scored (22), hits (47), doubles (9), total bases Hits........................... 4 at Boston University (4/27/13) (58) and stolen bases (tied-3) ... Caught eight runners stealing ... started 45 of the 48 games she played in ... had a .972 fieldWalks................................1 (19x) vs Hartford (5/5/13) ing percentage ... Recorded her first collegiate hit and RBI on Steals...................................1 (9x) vs Hartford (5/4/13) Feb. 10 against Illinois State ... Went 2-for-3 with a double RBI........................................2 (4x) vs Albany (4/7/13) against Long Island (2/12) ... Had a six game hit streak from Doubles.............................2 vs Binghamton (4/15/12) 2/11-2/29 ... Went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored, one Triples................. 1 at Cal State Northridge (3/11/12) RBI and a stolen base at Cal State Fullerton (2/28) ... Had HistoryHome Runs..............................................................None two hits, including a triple,Individual with a RBI at Career Cal State NorthHit Streak.................................... 8 (2x) (3/23-4/13/13) ridge (3/11) ... Went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a

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2012 2013 TOTAL

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3b

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.331 .305 .317

48-45 47-47 95-92

142 164 306

22 15 37

47 50 97

9 7 16

1 0 1

0 0 0

14 10 24

11 8 19

22 14 36

3-3 6-9 9-12

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2014 Maine Softball Media Guide

Hannah Hill

22 Hannah Hill

Class R-Senior Position Pitcher/OF Hometown Fryeburg, Me. Previous School Fryeburg Acad. Bats/Throws Right/Right

JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Appeared in 22 games in the circle with 16 starts ... Picked up three wins with a 4.29 ERA while striking out a team-high 71 hitters ... Tossed 96.1 innings with nine complete games and one shutout ... Batted .219 with 25 hits, 13 runs, seven doubles and a pair of home runs ... Scored 13 runs while driving in 10 ... Picked up a complete game victory while giving up just one run with five strikeouts vs. Rhode Island (3/15) ... Defeated UMBC in a three inning, three hit appearance (3/23) ... Tossed 11 innings while giving up no earned runs and striking out 11 against Albany (4/8) ... Had a complete game, shutout victory with five strikeouts and just one hit vs. Hartford (5/4) ... Went 2-for-3 with three runs scored, one RBI and a double in Maine’s opener vs. NC Central (2/8) ... Homered in back-toback games vs. UMBC and Albany (3/24-4/7) ... Had a pair of RBI with a double at UMBC (3/23) ... Went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored and a home run at UMBC (3/24) ... Went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored, one RBI and a double and a home run against Albany (4/7).

CAREER BESTS (at Maine) BEFORE MAINE: Transfer from Seton Hall ... Appeared in 45 games in the circle for the Pirates with 30 starts ... Went At Bats...............................5 (2x) vs Hartford (5/5/13) 10-20 with 91 strikeouts in 176.2 innings ... Named Most Runs..................................... 3 vs N.C. Central (2/8/13) Outstanding Pitcher of the SHU Pirate Classic in 2011 ... Hits........................................2 (5x) vs Albany (4/7/13) Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on March 21, Walks................................................2 vs SIUE (3/9/13) 2011 ... Two-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team selection Steals..........................................................................None ... Played high school ball at Fryeburg Academy ... A twoRBI.............................................. 3 at UMBC (3/24/13) time Gatorade Player of the Year ... Two-Time Maine State Doubles.............................1 (7x) vs Hartford (5/5/13) MVP ... Named Miss Maine Softball in 2009 ... Led Fryeburg Triples.......................................................................None Academy to two Class B State Championships in 2008 and Home Runs..........................1 (2x) vs Albany (4/7/13) 2009 ... Portland Press Herald Player of the Year in 2009 ... Posted a 0.46 ERA in 136 innings and 231 strikeouts as a Hit Streak........................................3 (2x) 3/23-4/7/13) senior ... Also hit .516 with three home runs and 23 RBI that Innings Pitched.......................11.0 vs Albany (4/8/13) season ... Threw 10 no-hitters during high school career and Zero Earned Runs Allowed...4x vs Hartford (5/5/13) posted an overall record of 64-12 with a 0.57 ERA and 912 Complete Games.....................12 vs Hartford (5/4/13) strikeouts ... Hit .433 with Individual seven home runs and 62 RBI in Career History Complete Game Shutouts...........1 vs Hartford (5/4/13) four years at Fryeburg Academy ... Played summer ball for Strikeouts....................................11 vs Albany (4/8/13) Maine Junior Black Bears from 2007-08 and with the Maine Hill, Hannah Winning Streak.........................1 vs Hartford (5/4/13) Frozen Ropes in 2009.

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PERSONAL: Born March 20, 1991 ... Daughter of Suzane and Jonathan Hill ... Has two brothers and two sisters ... When not playing softball, enjoys reading and singing ... A Biochemistry major.

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2014 Maine Softball Media Guide

Kristen Koslosky

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Kristen Koslosky Class Junior Position Second Base Hometown Castro Valley, Calif. Previous School Castro Valley Bats/Throws Left/Right

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Named America East Player of the Week (2/19) ... Started all 47 games while batting .152 with 21 hits, 11 runs scored and a pair of RBI ... Also tallied three doubles, 12 walks and six stolen bases while recording a .958 fielding percentage with 93 putouts ... Opened the season with a four-game hit streak ... Went 3-for4 with a stolen base in Maine’s opener vs. NC Central (2/8) ... Recorded a pair of hits with a walk and a stolen base while scoring two runs vs. Western Carolina (2/9) ... Went 2-for4 with a run scored, a double and a stolen base vs. UMKC (2/10) ... Had a 2-for-2 day vs. Illinois (3/2) ... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored, a RBI and a stolen base vs. Youngstown State (3/8) ... Was 2-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI at Boston College (4/11) ... Three times recorded six putouts in a single game. FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Appeared in 40 games for Maine with 35 starts ... Tied for the team-lead in walks with 18 ... Hit .179 on 15 hits with 11 runs scored and six RBI with a double and a triple ... Compiled a .939 fielding percentage with 47 putouts ... Scored a run in her first career game against Illinois State (2/10) and recorded her first career hit on Feb. 11 against Florida Gulf Coast ... Went 2-for-3 against Oregon State ... Had three hits at Cal State Fullerton with a run scored and a RBI ... Went 1-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored with two RBI ... Named to the America East Honor Roll ... A Maine Scholar-Athlete Rising Star.

At Bats......................... 6 vs Stony Brook (4/21/13) Runs................ 2 (2x) vs Western Carolina (2/9/13) Hits............................3 (2x) vs NC Central (2/8/13) Walks..................... 2 (5x) at Stony Brook (4/22/12) Steals.............. 1 (6x) vs Youngstown State (3/8/13) RBI................................ 2 (2x) vs UMBC (4/28/12) PERSONAL: Born Jan. 16, 1993 ... Daughter of Aileen and Doubles......................... 1 (4x) vs Hartford (5/5/13) Paul Koslosky ... A Kinesiology major ... has two sisters ... Triples...................................1 vs UMBC (4/28/12) when not playing softball, enjoys singing, eating and shopIndividual Career HistoryHome Runs..................................................... None ping Hit Streak.........................................4 (2/8-2/10/13) Koslosky, Kristen BEFORE MAINE: Played high school ball under coach Melanie Alkire at Castro Valley High School ... Captained the team 2009-11 ... Helped lead her team to league championships in 2008-11 ... Selected to the First-Team All-League in 2010 & 2011... Was named Second-Team All-League in 2009.

KOSLOSKY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year

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.179 .152 .162

40-35 47-47 87-82

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11 11 22

15 21 36

1 3 4

1 0 1

0 0 0

6 2 8

18 12 30

22 35 57

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Makaila Kowalsky FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Appeared in 44 games with 42 starts ... Batted .200 with 22 hits with 11 runs scored and six RBI ... Recorded five doubles and a stolen base while working 14 walks ... Had 62 putouts with a .928 fielding percentage ... Went 2-for-3 with a stolen base against Penn State (3/9) ... Was 1-for-2 with with a run scored and an RBI vs. Quinnipiac (3/15) ... Had a four-game hit streak (3/17-3/24) ... Went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored while driving in a pair at Boston College (4/11) ... Was 2-for-3 with a run scored and a double vs. Hartford (3/4).

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Makaila Kowalsky Class Sophomore

BEFORE MAINE: Played high school softball at Bacon Academy ... Named All-State her senior and junior seasons ... Named to the All-Eastern Connecticut Conference Team her senior, junior and sophomore years ... Named to the PostChronicle’s Top 25 Players to Watch list in 2012. PERSONAL: Born Nov. 11, 1994 ... Daughter of Jeanne and William Kowalsky ... Has two brothers, Will and Dan, and two sisters, Jaimie and Elizabeth ... Also competed in volleyball, soccer and indoor track while in high school ... A Marine Biology major.

Position Shortstop Hometown Colchester, CT Previous School Bacon Academy Bats/Throws Switch/Right

KOWALSKY’S CAREER STATISTICS

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CAREER BESTS

At Bats..................5 (2x) vs Stony Brook (4/21/13) Runs..........................2 at Boston College (4/11/13) Hits................................ 2 (3x) vs Hartford (5/4/13) Walks.....................2 (3x) vs Stony Brook (4/20/13) Steals...................................1 vs Penn State (3/913) RBI............................2 at Boston College (4/11/13) Doubles.....................2 at Boston College (4/11/13) Triples............................................................. None Home Runs..................................................... None Hit Streak.......................................4 (3/17-3/24/13)


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Lydia O’Connor FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Appeared in 12 games with one start ... Scored a run at Florida Gulf Coast (3/13) and one run against Colgate (3/17). BEFORE MAINE: Played for coach Lauren Baugher at Newton North ... Hit ..517 in 2012 and .352 in 2011 ... Helped her team to the Bay State Championship in 2012 and 2010 ... Named to the All-Star team in 2012.

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PERSONAL: Born Feb. 8, 1994 ... Daughter of Betsy Hewitt and Thomas O’Connor ... Also competed in basketball and indoor track while in high school ... When not playing softball enjoys hanging with friends ... Has two younger brothers ... A Marine Biology major.

Lydia O’Connor

Class Sophomore Position Outfield Hometown Newton, Mass. Previous School Newton North Bats/Throws Left/Right

CAREER BESTS

At Bats............................................................ None Runs..............................1 (2x) vs Colgate (3/17/13) Hits.................................................................. None Walks............................................................... None Steals............................................................... None RBI.................................................................. None Doubles........................................................... None Triples............................................................. None Home Runs..................................................... None Hit Streak........................................................ None

O’CONNOR’S CAREER STATISTICS

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Dagmar Ralphs JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Missed the season due to injury. River High School.

10 Dagmar Ralphs Class Senior Position Outfield Hometown O’Fallon, Ill. Previous School O’Fallon Township Bats/Throws Left/Right

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Started all 48 games ... Ranked second on the team with a .284 batting average, third with a .340 slugging percentage and third with a .304 on-base percentage ... Was tied for second in runs scored (13), second in hits (40) and tied for first in RBI (16) ... Also had six doubles and a triple with a .951 fielding percentage ... Went 2-for3 with an RBI and a triple vs Florida Gulf Coast (2/11) ... Went 3-for-3 in back-to-back games (2/28-29) ... Was 3-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored and two doubles at Cal State Fullerton (2/28) ... Also went 3-for-3 with a double and a run scored at Long Beach State (2/29) ... Had a pair of five-game hit streaks ... Was 2-for-3 with a run scored and a RBI at Hofstra (3/18) ... Had a 2-for-3 day day with a pair of runs scored and two RBI against Binghamton (4/14) ... Went 2-for-3 at Stony Brook (4/21) ... Also went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a RBI with a double against UMBC (4/28) ... Named to the America East Honor Roll ... A Maine Scholar-Athlete Bronze medalist. FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll...Started 27 of the 29 games she appeared in...posted a .148 batting average...Recorded two hits in consecutive games (3/4), the first against Jacksonville, and the second against Michigan, including a double and a run against Michigan.

2011 2012 TOTAL

CAREER BESTS

At Bats...........................5 vs Boston Univ. (4/7/12) BEFORE MAINE: Played for O’Fallon Township High Runs...................... 2 (4x) vs Binghamton (4/14/12) School in O’Fallon, Ill... Played for head coach Kate Walsh... Named to the Athletic Honor Roll... Selected as team’s player Hits...................... 3 at Cal State Fullerton (2/28/12) of the week after going 8-for-9 with five RBIs and four runs Walks..................... 1 (7x) vs Binghamton (4/14/12) in her last three games... Received a number of honors in Steals...........1 (3x) at Cal State Northridge (3/9/12) her senior season including: First Team All Conference, First RBI.................................2 (3x) at Hartford (5/5/12) Team All State, Firs Team All Metro, First Team All Area, Doubles............... 2 at Cal State Fullerton (2/28/12) HS MVP, HS Leadership, Super Sixty Seniors... Hit .588 her Triples.................1 vs Florida Gulf Coast (2/11/12) junior year and .566 her senior season... Team won regional championships in 2009 and 2010 and made the sectional Individual Career HistoryHome Runs..................................................... None Hit Streak............................... 5 (3x) (4/21-4/28/12) semifinals in 2010... Played first two seasons at Nansemond

RALPHS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year

PERSONAL: Born Dagmar Ralphs on December 21st in Charlottesville, Va... Daughter of Sandy and Tracy Ralphs... The one word that describes her is optimistic... Her biggest influence is her mom because she has always been there for her ... A KPE - Exercise Science major.

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12 40 52

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2 5 7

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2014 Maine Softball Media Guide

Kylie Sparks JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Appeared in 15 games in the circle with seven starts and three complete games ... Recorded a 5.69 ERA in 51.2 innings to go along with 28 strikeouts ... Picked up a victory after tossing five innings and giving up four earned runs with three strikeouts at UMBC (3/24) ... Struck out four vs. Florida Gulf Coast (3/3) ... Fanned a season-high five batters at UMBC (3/23) ... Hit .150 on the year with 20 at-bats, three RBI and two runs scored ... Recorded hits in back-to-back games at UMBC, with RBI in each game (3/23-24) ... Went 1-for-1 at Boston University (4/27).

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Kylie Sparks Class Senior Position Pitcher Hometown Kirkland, Wash. Previous School Juanita Year Bats/Throws

2011 Right/Right 2012 2013 TOTAL

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Appeared in 20 games with 10 starts in the circle ... Went 4-8 with a 5.48 ERA to go along with 34 strikeouts and 67.2 innings pitched ... Tossed six complete gamess with one save ... Had a complete game victory against Long Beach State (2/29), giving up four runs and fanning two ... Threw a complete game win while giving up three hits with one earned run at Hofstra (3/18) ... Had five strikeouts at Albany (3/31) ... Picked up a save while working two innings of no-hit ball against UMBC (4/28) ... Had a complete game victory over Hartford while striking out five and giving up just one earned run (5/5) ... Named to the America East Honor Roll.

land, Wash... Played for head coach Kristian Dahl... Hit .421 and posted a 1.73 ERA her senior year... Named team MVP and All-King County First Team... Team was King County Champions in 2009 and 2010... Finished third in state in 2010... Selected team captain twice and lettered three teams... Hit over .300 her sophomore and junior seasons and posted a sub-2.00 ERA both seasons... Named team and League MVP her junior season after posting a 0.83 ERA. PERSONAL: Born Kylie Johanna Sparks on August, 12th in Kirkland, Wash... Daughter of Gary and Julie Sparks... Hobbies include interior design, cooking and beach volleyball... Would want Jennifer Aniston to play her in a movie... Favorite place on-campus is the Memorial Union... Chose UMaine because she loved the people and the campus...A psychology major.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): America East Honor Roll...Started 14 of the 27 games she appeared in...posted a 5-5 record on the season with a 3.67 ERA...Recorded two saves and pitched three complete games for the Black Bears... Threw a total of 89.2 innings while tallying 36 strikeouts... Threw a complete game against Tennessee State (2/19), giving up eight hits and one earned run while striking out five...Picthed an eight-inningIndividual complete gameCareer against Western HistoryCAREER BESTS Michigan (3/1), allowing only one earned run and striking Innings Pitched....8.0 vs Western Michigan (3/1/11) out four...Threw a season high six K’s against College of Zero Earned Runs Allowed...14x vs. Hartford (5/5/13) Sparks, Kylie Charleston (3/5) through six innings...Posted her third comComplete Games................ 11x at UMBC (3/23/13) plete in a four-hit Joseph’shr avg game gp-gs abshutoutr performance h 2bat St.3b rbi bbGame so Shutouts.1 sb-att at St. Joe’s (ME)(4/27/11) Complete (4/27), striking out three batters on 75 pitches.

.286 13-9 21 2 6 0 1 0 Strikeouts............ 2 0 5 6 vs. 0-0Coll. of Charleston (3/5/11) .118 7-7 17 0 2 0 0 0 Winning 1 3Streak.............................. 3 0-0 2 (3/26-4/12/11) BEFORE MAINE: Played in .150 14-9 20 for2 Juanita3 High School 0 0 Kirk-0 3 2 5 1-1 .190 34-25 58 4 11 0 1 0 6 5 13 1-1

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14 10 7 31

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89.2 67.2 51.2 209.0

115 95 91 301

65 59 58 182

47 53 42 142

22 21 13 56

36 34 28 98

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Jean Stevens

20 Jean Stevens Class Senior Position Third base/DP Hometown Albany, Ore. Previous School West Albany Bats/Throws Left/Right

PRESEASON (2014): Will captain the Black Bears ... double against St. Francis (3/2)...Batted 2-3 against UMBC Named College Sports Madness preseason second team. (3/26) while driving in a run and drilled in two more runs against Stony Brook (4/9)...Stevens recorded 50 putouts and JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Named to the America East nine assists throughout the season. First Team and the College Sports Madness Second Team ... Appeared in all 47 games with 45 starts ... Led the league BEFORE MAINE: Played at West Albany High School in in home runs (13) while tying for the league lead in RBI (38) Albany, Ore... Played for head coach Rocky Earner... Earned ... Batted .258 with 33 hits, 19 runs scored and five doubles numerous academic honors including: the Lyle Swisher Calwhile slugging a team-high .602 ... Recorded a team-leading culus Scholarship, School Math and History Awards, Na22 walks and one stolen base with a .373 on-base percent- tional Honor Society, Senior Girl Award and Valedictorian... age ... Opened the season by going 2-for-4 with four RBI, a Named team MVP and captain her junior and senior year... double, a home run and one run scored vs. NC Central (2/8) Selected First Team All-League three times and Second Team ... Went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs, six RBI and two All-State twice... Named Player of the Year for the league runs scored at Boston College (4/11) ... Went 2-for-4 with twice... Hit over .500 twice and .446 her sophomore season... an RBI and a double vs. BYU (3/7) ... Put together an eight Team won at least a share of the league title two out of her game hitting streak (3/13-3/23) ... Had three RBI vs. Quin- three seasons on the varsity squad. nipiac (3/15) ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBI, a home run and a run scored vs. Stony Brook (4/21) ... Belted a grand slam at PERSONAL: Born Jean Stevens on September 3rd in AlBoston University (4/27). bany, Ore... Daughter of Andy and Cathy Stevens... Favorite place on campus is the Mall... Chose Maine because of the SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Appeared in 35 games atmosphere and the team ... A Secondary Education major. with 28 starts ... Batted .248 with 15 hits and six runs scored and 10 RBI and four doubles ... Tied for the team lead in both home runs (3) and walks (18) ... Had a .977 fielding percentage ... Began the season on a four-game hit streak ... Went 2-for-2 with two RBI, two runs scored and two home runs vs Illinois State (2/10) ... Had a 2-for-3 day at South Florida CAREER BESTS (2/10) ... Went 2-for-2 with two RBI and a double vs South At Bats......................... 6 vs Stony Brook (4/21/13) Carolina (3/2) ... Went 1-for-2 with a run scored, a double Runs.......................................3 at UMBC (3/23/13) and a pair of RBI at Husson (4/3) ... Was 1-for-1 with a run scored, one RBI and a home run against Boston University Hits............................3 at Boston College (4/11/13) (4/7) ... Named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Walks......................................4 at UMBC (3/23/13) Roll ... A Maine Scholar-Athlete Bronze medalist. Steals.....................................1 vs Liberty (3/16/13)

RBI............................6 at Boston College (4/11/13)

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): America East CommisDoubles..........................1 (11x) vs Albany (4/7/13) sioner’s Honor Roll...UMaine Scholar-Athlete Rising Star... Triples............................................................. None Started 17 of the 24 games she appeared in...hit for .185 with Home Runs....... 2 (2x) at Boston College (4/11/13) eight RBIs...Recorded two Individual RBIs against UCF (2/26)History while Career Hit Streak.......................................8 (3/13-3/23/13) going 2-3 at the plate...Went 1-3 with a pair of RBIs and a

STEVENS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year

2011 2012 2013 TOTAL

avg

gp-gs

ab

r

h

2b

3b

hr

rbi

bb

so

sb-att

.185 .238 .258 .237

24-17 35-28 47-45 106-90

54 63 128 245

2 6 19 27

10 15 33 58

2 4 5 11

0 0 0 0

0 3 13 16

8 10 38 56

6 18 22 46

22 29 19 70

0-0 0-0 1-1 1-1

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Stephanie Wood SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Appeared in 45 games with 40 starts ... Batted .200 with 22 hits, 10 runs scored, three doubles and a pair of RBI ... Went 2-for-2 in stolen bases ... Had 44 putouts while recording a .939 fielding percentage ... Went 2-for-3 vs. Saint Joseph’s (3/2) ... Had a 3-for-3 day with a run scored vs. BYU (3/7) ... Put together a six game hitting streak (3/8-3/12) ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI vs. Quinnipiac (3/12) ... Had a pair of hits and a run scored at UMBC (3/23) ... Went 2-for-2 vs. Stony Brook (4/20)

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Stephanie Wood Class Junior Position Outfield

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Scored her first collegiate run at Long Beach State (2/29) ... Scored runs in threestraight games (4/25-5/6) ... Recorded her first hit at Hartford (5/6) ... Named to the America East Honor Roll ... A Maine Scholar-Athlete Rising Star. BEFORE MAINE: Played softball for coach Walter Walsh at Holy Cross High School ... Captained the team in 2010 and 2011 ... Named All-County in 2011 ... Was also a member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL: Born April 22, 1993 ... Daughter of Mildred and Bill Wood ... Undecided on major ... has one brother and one sister ... also played basketball and soccer in high school ... when not playing softball, enjoys going to the shore, watching television and hanging with friends.

CAREER BESTS

At Bats..................6 (2x) vs Stony Brook (4/21/13) Runs............................ 1 (15x) vs Hartford (5/4/13) Hits............................................. 3 vs BYU (3/7/13) Walks............................ 1 vs Stony Brook (4/21/13) Steals............................. 1 (3x) vs Hartford (5/4/13) RBI................................ 1 (2x) vs Hartford (5/4/13) Doubles........................... 1 (3x) vs Albany (4/7/13) Triples............................................................. None Individual Career HistoryHome Runs..................................................... None Hit Streak.........................................6 (3/8-3/12/13)

Hometown Florence, N.J. Previous School Holy Cross H.S. Bats/Throws Left/Right

WOOD’S CAREER STATISTICS Year

2012 2013 TOTAL

Wood, Stephanie

avg

gp-gs

ab

r

h

2b

3b

hr

rbi

bb

so

sb-att

.500 .200 .205

21-0 45-40 66-40

2 110 112

5 10 15

1 22 23

0 3 3

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 2 2

0 1 1

1 20 21

1-2 2-2 3-4

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UNIVERSITY OF MAINE 2014 Softball Newcomers

#9 Erin Bogdanovich L/L Fr. Pitcher South Portland, Maine/South Portland

#32 Chloe Douglass R/R Fr. Utility Orono, Maine / Orono

BEFORE MAINE: Was two-time allstate and a two-time SMAA All-Star (2012 & 2013) ... Helped lead her team to a state championship in 2010 and a western Maine championships in 2011 & 2012 ... two year captain and team MVP ... Struck out 13 in the 2012 State Championship ... hit .648 with 18 stolen bases and an .800 on-base percentage in 2013 ... Went 11-0 with a .063 ERA in 2013 ... also played with the Worcester Hawks in the Gold Nationals in 2012 & 2013.

BEFORE MAINE: Caught and played shortstop for Orono High School ... captained the Red Riots her junior and senior seasons ... Named first team all-conference at shortstop and the class C player of the year after setting a new Orono high school record for home runs in her senior year ... As a junior, was named second team all-conference at catcher after being named all-conference honorable mention her sophomore season ... Also competed for the Edge Academy’s Maine Thunder.

PERSONAL: Born July 8, 1995 ... Daughter of Jeanne and Edward ... also an indoor track conference record holder in 400m and soccer captain ... academic honors all four years of high school ... sister, Alexis, also plays for UMaine ... her brother played basketball at Bates College ... mother played basketball at UMaine and Southern Maine ... dad ran track at Penn.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 22, 1995 ... Daughter of Kay and David Douglass ... Spends summers lifeguarding and umpiring for Orono Rec. Adult softball league ... has two older sisters, one who attends the University of Maine and one at the University of New England ... undecided on major.

#6 Rachel Harvey R/R Fr. Catcher Southington, Conn./Southington BEFORE MAINE: Caught and played third and the outfield at Southington High School, batted .366 with 34 RBI and four home runs as a captain her senior season ... A four-year varsity starter, was named all-state in 2013 .. During her senior year, was named first team all-state by both the Hartford Courant and the New Haven Register ... Was first team All-Herald in both 2013 and 2012 ... Following her junior year, was named second team all-state by the Hartford Courant and to the New Haven Register third team all-state team ... Named all-conference CCC west both her junior and senior seasons ... In her senior year, helped lead Southington to a state championship a year after the team was the class LL runners up and semi-finalist in 2010 ... Led team to the CCC west conference championship all four years of her varsity career ... also played for the CT Charmers U-18 Gold squad. PERSONAL: Born July 11, 1995 ... Daughter of Kelly and William Harvey ... Has one brother who plays college hockey ... spends her summers lifeguarding, playing travel softball, teaching younger kids softball and personal training ... a communication sciences and disorders speech and language pathology major.

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#7 Felicia Lennon R/R Fr. Infield Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield BEFORE MAINE: Played shortstop at Brookfield high school, also competed with the CT Charmers U-18 gold squad ... Played four year’s of varsity ball while compiling a .450 average and a .560 onbase percentage ... A captain her senior year, helped lead Brookfield to a Southwest Conference Championship in 2011 and CIAC Class L semi-final finishes in both 2010 and 2012 ... Named to the New Haven Register All-State squad her senior year after being recognized as a CIAC Class L all-state selection in both 2011 and 2012 ... Named to the Southwest Conference all-league first team all four years of her high school career. PERSONAL: Born August 18, 1995 ... Daughter of Lauri and Tim Lennon ... has two sisters, Kellyann and Cara ... Spent her summers playing travel softball, attending field hockey camps and going to the beach ... played three years of varsity field hockey, all-patriot honors in field hockey her senior year ... undecided on major.


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UNIVERSITY OF MAINE 2014 Softball Newcomers #13 Nikki Misner R/R Fr. Pitcher Tampa, Fla./H.B. Plant BEFORE MAINE: A pitcher at H.B. Plant high school, finished her career with a 1.95 ERA and an opponent batting average of .247, opponent on-base percentage of .249 and a 1.000 fielding percentage ... Helped lead her team to 6A district championships in 2010 and 2011 and a 2013 Palm Harbor tournament championship in 2013 ... A two-year captain, was the 2013 season MVP and a 2013 first team all-conference selection while also earning second team all-country recognition a was a Heart of Champion finalist ... Played her travel team ball for Mizuno Krusherz U-18 Gold. PERSONAL: Born Feb. 7, 1995 ... Daughter of Linda and Mark Misner ... Has one brother, Jackson ... Spent her summers playing travel ball, going to the beach, running and lifeguarding ... a national honor society, beta honor club and principal’s honor roll member ... a pre-optometry major.

#11 Shelby Obert R/R Fr. Utility Skowhegan, Maine/Skowhegan

#27 Maddie Moore R/R Fr. Infield McLean, Va./McLean BEFORE MAINE: Caught and played first and second base at McLean high school, captained the squad her senior year while being named first team all-district at catcher, second team all-region, honorable mention all-metro area and team MVP after her senior year ... As a junior, was named first team all-district and all-region at league while earning honorable mention all-metro area and honorable mention all-state ... In 2010, won the AAA Virginia high school league state championship before taking home the Liberty District championship in 2011 while also competing in the northern region and state tournament ... In 2012, led her travel team, the Ashburn Shooting State, competed in ASA Nationals. PERSONAL: Born June 21, 1995 ... Daughter of Leanne and Brad Moore ... has one younger sister, Zoe ... Spent her summer playing softball, watching movies and reading ... also played volleyball and basketball in high school ... named a scholar-athlete every season ... an animal science major.

#26 Samantha Ralphs L/R Fr. Outfield O’Fallon, Ill./O’Fallon Township

BEFORE MAINE: A utility player from BEFORE MAINE: An outfielder at Skowhegan high school, was named the Nansemond River and O’Fallon TownMorning Sentinal Player of the Year after ship, received numerous accolades helping lead her squad to an Eastern throughout her high school career as she Maine championship in 2013 ... Named to was named first team all-conference, first the first team in 2010-13 and compiled a team all-metro, second team all-state, four-year average of .506 with 24 RBI, four home runs and a second team all-metro, second team all-conference, and second .624 on-base percentage while only striking out three times ... team all-state in her four years ... Honored with the best ofPlayed travel team softball with the Maine Thunder. fense award on her high school team ... Also competed for the Tennessee Fury travel team. PERSONAL: Born Dec. 22, 1994 ... Daughter of Lisa and Mike Obert ... has a younger brother ... spent her summers PERSONAL: Born July 24, 1995 ... Daughter of Sandra and working for DMO Landscaping and playing travel softball ... Tracy Ralphs ... has a younger brother, William and older also won two state championships in field hockey ... undecided sister, Dagmar, who is currently a member of the University on her major. of Maine softball team ... spent her summer playing travel ball, babysitting and attended a mission trip to the Dominican Republic ... undecided on her major.

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UNIVERSITY OF MAINE 2013 Maine Softball

2013 Results: Overall; Game Results8-39 for Maine (as of Jan 22,4-14 2014) America East (All games)

Date

! Feb 08, 2013 ! Feb 09, 2013 ! Feb 09, 2013 ! Feb 10, 2013

Mar 01, 2013 Mar 01, 2013 Mar 02, 2013 ^ Mar 2, 2013 Mar 03, 2013 Mar 04, 2013 Mar 06, 2013 Mar 06, 2013 Mar 07, 2013 Mar 07, 2013 Mar 08, 2013 Mar 08, 2013 Mar 09, 2013 Mar 09, 2013 Mar 10, 2013 Mar 12, 2013 Mar 12, 2013 Mar 13, 2013 Mar 13, 2013 Mar 15, 2013 Mar 15, 2013 Mar 16, 2013 % 03-16-13 Mar 17, 2013 * Mar 23, 2013 * Mar 23, 2013 * Mar 24, 2013 * Apr 07, 2013 * Apr 07, 2013 * Apr 08, 2013 Apr 11, 2013 * Apr 13, 2013 * Apr 13, 2013 * Apr 14, 2013 * Apr 20, 2013 * Apr 21, 2013 * Apr 21, 2013 * Apr 27, 2013 * Apr 27, 2013 * Apr 28, 2013 * May 04, 2013 * May 04, 2013 * May 05, 2013

Opponent

vs N.C. Central vs Western Carolina at USC Upstate vs UMKC vs Stephen F. Austin vs Toledo vs Saint Joseph's vs Illinois vs FGCU vs Western Michigan vs Toledo vs Loyola Marymount vs BYU vs BYU-2 vs Tenn. Tech vs Youngstown State vs SIUE vs Penn State vs Fordham vs Quinnipiac at USF vs Valparaiso at FGCU vs Quinnipiac vs Rhode Island vs Rutgers vs Liberty vs Colgate at UMBC-1 at UMBC-2 at UMBC ALBANY-1 ALBANY-2 ALBANY at Boston College at Binghamton at Binghamton at Binghamton STONY BROOK STONY BROOK-1 STONY BROOK-2 at Boston University-1 at Boston University-2 at Boston University HARTFORD-1 HARTFORD-2 HARTFORD

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9-1 4-5 1-5 3-9 1-5 1-3 2-8 1-7 0-8 0-4 3-7 2-11 4-6 2-3 1-4 4-10 0-13 0-3 0-4 5-6 0-11 0-3 2-3 8-7 2-1 0-2 3-4 3-5 2-4 11-7 7-6 2-5 4-8 0-1 11-5 2-11 0-5 0-8 2-0 2-4 2-3 0-2 5-9 1-7 0-4 4-0 3-4

Inns

6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 7 7 7 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 (9) 7 7 7 (11) 7 5 7 6 7 7 (15) 7 7 7 7 7 (11)

Overall

1-0-0 1-1-0 1-2-0 1-3-0 1-4-0 1-5-0 1-6-0 1-7-0 1-8-0 1-9-0 1-10-0 1-11-0 1-12-0 1-13-0 1-14-0 1-15-0 1-16-0 1-17-0 1-18-0 1-19-0 1-20-0 1-21-0 1-22-0 2-22-0 3-22-0 3-23-0 3-24-0 3-25-0 3-26-0 4-26-0 5-26-0 5-27-0 5-28-0 5-29-0 6-29-0 6-30-0 6-31-0 6-32-0 7-32-0 7-33-0 7-34-0 7-35-0 7-36-0 7-37-0 7-38-0 8-38-0 8-39-0

America East Pitcher of record

0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 1-1-0 2-1-0 2-2-0 2-3-0 2-4-0 2-4-0 2-5-0 2-6-0 2-7-0 3-7-0 3-8-0 3-9-0 3-10-0 3-11-0 3-12-0 3-13-0 4-13-0 4-14-0

Spoehr, B. (W 1-0) Bogdanovich (L 0-1) Hill, H. (L 0-1) Spoehr, B. (L 1-1) Spoehr, B. (L) Hill, H. (L) Sparks, K. (L) Bogdanovich (L 0-2) Hill, H. (L 0-3) Spoehr, B. (L 1-3) Bogdanovich (L) Hill, H. (L 0-4) Spoehr, B. (L 1-4) Hill, H. (L 0-4) Sparks, K. (L 0-2) Bogdanovich (L 0-4) Spoehr, B. (L 1-5) Hill, H. (L 0-6) Bogdanovich (L 0-5) Hill, H. (L 0-7) Spoehr, B. (L 1-6) Bogdanovich (L 0-6) Hill, H. (L 0-8) Spoehr, B. (W) Hill, H. (W) Sparks, K. (L) Bogdanovich (L 0-7) Bogdanovich (L 0-8) Spoehr, B. (L 2-7) Hill, H. (W 2-8) Sparks, K. (W 1-3) Hill, H. (L 2-9) Sparks, K. (L 1-4) Hill, H. (L 2-10) Spoehr, B. (W 3-7) Hill, H. (L 2-11) Spoehr, B. (L 3-8) Hill, H. (L 2-11) Spoehr, B. (W 4-8) Hill, H. (L 2-13) Bogdanovich (L 0-9) Spoehr, B. (L 4-9) Hill, H. (L 2-14) Spoehr, B. (L 4-10) Spoehr, B. (L 4-11) Hill, H. (W 3-14) Spoehr, B. (L 4-12)

Attend

66 88 125 44 0 0 0 88 64 0 25 0 0 0 0 88 89 77 0 758 32 113 0 0 0 87 150 92 92 78 42 50 67 60 150 150 85 89 81 71 125 150 75 110 153 137

Time

2:00 2:02 1:45 1:52 2:40 1:10

1:32 1:27 1:45 1:30 5:15 3:04 1:55 1:40 2:01 1:20 1:33 1:30 2:15 1:30 1:22 1:44 2:18 1:40 1:17 1:57 2:00 1:36 2:40 2:00 1:58 4:10 2:17 6:02 1:19 1:50 1:35 1:25 1:50 3:45 1:26 1:40 1:45 2:07 1:35 2:58


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UNIVERSITY OF MAINE 8 NORTHEAST ALL-AMERICANS 6 A M E R I C A E A S T P L AY E R - O F - T H E - Y E A R AWA R D S 2 TRIPS TO THE NCAA TOURNAMENT; 2 AE TITLES TEAM RECORDS

Miscellaneous Most Games.......................................57 (2002) Most Wins..........................................35 (2006) Most Losses.......................................41 (2001) Best W-L Record (Pct.)........8-2 (.800) (1979) Batting Most Runs....................................... 250 (2009) Most Hits......................................... 404 (2009) Most Doubles....................................83 (2009) Most Triples.......................................21 (1987) Most Home Runs..............................38 (2008) Most Walks...................................... 134 (2006) Most Stolen Bases.......................... 120 (1988) Fielding Most Errors..................................... 118 (1986) Pitching Most Innings Pitched................. 392.0 (2002) Most Walks Allowed...................... 174 (2008) Fewest Walks Allowed......................36 (1987) Most Strikeouts............................... 332 (2006) Lowest ERA................................... 1.66 (1983)

I N D. R E C O R D S

Most Games Played Season.............................................................57 Erica Sobel, Leigh Ann Hlywak, Jess Brady, Aliesha Rautenberg, Katie Churchill (2002) Career..................204 - Terren Hall (2008-11) Most At-Bats Season........ 189 - Aliesha Rautenberg (2002) Career.............666 - Ashley Waters (2005-09) Most Runs Scored Season......................... 49 - Sara Jewett (2000) Career...................134 - Sara Jewett (1997-00)

Highest Batting Average Season.......... .513 - Cathy Woodhams (1979) Career...................404 - Ethel Macklin (1979)

Most Home Runs Season......................... 15 - Sara Jewett (2000) Career....................35 - Terren Hall (2008-11)

Most Hits Season.................73 - Alexis Souhlaris (2009) Career..........249 - Alexis Souhlaris (2006-10)

Most Walks Season..................... 29 - Kristin Steele (1991) .....................................29 - Erica Sobel (2002) Career....................84 - Erica Sobel (1999-02)

Most Runs Batted In Season........................ 53 - Terren Hall (2010) Career...................180 - Sara Jewett (1997-00) Most Doubles Season..................... 16 - Michelle Puls (1997) Career....................43 - Terren Hall (2008-11) Most Triples Season..................7 - Michelle Duprey (1987) Career.....................14 - Sara Jewett (1997-00)

Lynn Coutts

Most Strikeouts Season.....................44 - Dana Grimm (2006) .............................44 - Alexis Souhlaris (2008) Career.............. 123 - Dana Grimm (2003-06) Most Stolen Bases Season.................30 - Alexis Souhlaris (2007) Career............94 - Alexis Souhlaris (2006-10) Most Errors Season.................31 - Esther Letteney (1990) Career.................... 90 - Asa Brown (1984-87) Most Innings Pitched Season........ 251.2 - Cindy Harrington (1995) Career................582.1 - Deb Smith (1991-94) Most Strikeouts (Pitcher) Season........... 200 - Cindy Harrington (1995) Career............... 480 - Sarah Bennis (2003-06) Lowest Earned Run Average Season................... 0.86 - Sherri Denis (1982) Career...............1.45 - Sherri Denis (1979-82) Most Victories Season............ 19 - Deb Smith (1994); Cindy Harrington (1995); Sarah Bennis (2006) Career.....................50 - Deb Smith (1991-94)

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UNIVERSITY OF MAINE ALL-AMERICA & CONFERENCE HONORS

NCAA Northeast All-Americans Player......................Team.......... Pos............Year Lynn Hearty-Coutts.2nd............P............ 1987 Stacey Caron.......... 2nd............OF.......... 1988 Tina Ouellette........ 2nd............OF.......... 1988 Sara Jewett............. N/A............ C............ 1999 Sara Jewett............. N/A............ C............ 2000 Ashley Waters........ 2nd............ 2B........... 2008 Ashley Waters.........1st............. 2B........... 2009 Alexis Souhlaris......1st.............OF.......... 2009 America East Player of the Year Deb Smith...................................P............ 1994 Michelle Puls..............................SS........... 1997 Michelle Puls..............................SS........... 1998 Sara Jewett.................................. C............ 2000 Ashley Waters........................... 2B........... 2008 Alexis Souhlaris........................OF.......... 2009 America East Pitcher of the Year Deb Smith................................................. 1994 Jenna Merchant......................................... 2004 America East Rookie of the Year Jenna Balent................................P............ 2006 America East Coach of the Year Janet Anderson......................................... 1993 Janet Anderson......................................... 1998 Deb Smith................................................. 2002 Stacey Sullivan........................................... 2006 America East Tournament MVP Deb Smith...................................P............ 1994 Lauren Dulkis........................... 3B........... 2004 First-Team All-America East Lisa Swain................................. DH.......... 1992 Kelly Down................................ C............ 1993 Kris Gorman.............................SS........... 1993 Lisa Swain................................. DH.......... 1994 Kris Gorman.............................SS........... 1994 Deb Smith...................................P............ 1994 Shelly Lefevre........................... 1B........... 1995 Michelle Puls..............................SS........... 1997 Michelle Puls..............................SS........... 1998 Sara Jewett.................................. C............ 1998 Sara Jewett.................................. C............ 1999 Leigh Ann Hlywak................... 3B........... 1999 Erica Sobel.................................SS........... 1999 Sara Jewett.................................. C............ 2000 Erica Sobel.................................SS........... 2000 Leigh Ann Hlywak................... 3B........... 2002 Erica Sobel.................................SS........... 2002 Jess Brady..................................OF.......... 2002 Jenna Merchant...........................P............ 2002 Jess Brady..................................OF.......... 2003 Jess Brady..................................OF.......... 2004 Jenna Merchant...........................P............ 2004 Brittany Cheney.........................SS........... 2004 Jess Brady..................................OF.......... 2005 Brittany Cheney.........................SS........... 2005 Sarah Bennis................................P............ 2005 Sarah Bennis................................P............ 2006 Brittany Cheney.........................SS........... 2006 Amy Kuhl..................................DP.......... 2006 Jenna Balent................................P............ 2006 Alexis Souhlaris........................OF.......... 2007 Ashley Waters........................... 2B........... 2008 Stephanie George...................... C............ 2009 Ashley Waters............................SS........... 2009 Alexis Souhlaris........................OF.......... 2009 Alexis Souhlaris........................ 2B........... 2010 Terren Hall................................ 3B........... 2010 Kali Burnham...........................OF.......... 2011 Terren Hall................................ 3B........... 2011

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Sara Jewett

Jean Stevens.............................. 3B........... 2013 Second-Team All-America East Kim Reed.................................... C............ 1992 Deb Smith...................................P............ 1992 Deb Smith...................................P............ 1993 Kristin Steele............................. 3B........... 1993 Lisa Swain..................................OF.......... 1993 Tenley Libby..............................OF.......... 1993 Kelly Dow.................................. C............ 1994 Shelly Lefevre........................... 1B........... 1994 Cindy Harrington.......................P............ 1994 Cindy Harrington.......................P............ 1995 Mary Wells................................. 3B........... 1996 Mary Wells................................. 3B........... 1997 Melissa Creegan........................ 2B........... 1997 Sara Jewett.................................. C............ 1997 Jen Burton................................Util.......... 1997 Mary Wells................................. 3B........... 1998 Jill Cassie...................................Util.......... 1999 Karyn McMullin...................... Util.......... 2000 Leigh Ann Hlywak................... 3B........... 2000 Leigh Ann Hlywak................... 3B........... 2001 Erica Sobel.................................SS........... 2001 Katie Churchill......................... 1B........... 2002 Aliesha Rautenberg..................OF.......... 2002 Jenna Merchant...........................P............ 2003 Brittany Cheney.........................SS........... 2003 Lauren Dulkis........................... 3B........... 2005 Amy Kuhl.................................. 1B........... 2005 Erin Provost..............................OF.......... 2006 Kristie Hawkins........................ 1B........... 2007 Whitney Spangler................ C/UTIL..... 2007 Alexis Souhlaris........................OF.......... 2008 Terren Hall................................ 3B........... 2008 Jenna Balent................................P............ 2009 Ashley Kelley..............................P............ 2010 Kali Burnham...........................OF.......... 2010 Meghan McLain........................DP.......... 2011 EmJ Fogel................................... C............ 2012 Hilary Kane............................... 1B........... 2012 EmJ Fogel................................... C............ 2013 America East Tournament Team Deb Smith...................................P............ 1993 Lisa Swain..................................OF.......... 1993 Kristin Steele............................. 3B........... 1993 Deb Smith...................................P............ 1994 Angel Gamache........................ 2B........... 1994 Kris Gorman.............................SS........... 1994 Cindy Harrington.......................P............ 1995

Michelle Puls

Jen Burton...................................P............ 1997 Nicole Gamblin.....................C/DH....... 1997 Carrie Green...............................P............ 1998 Michelle Puls..............................SS........... 1998 Erica Sobel.................................SS........... 2002 Candace Jaegge...........................P............ 2002 Lauren Dulkis........................... 3B........... 2004 Sarah Bennis................................P............ 2004 Jess Brady..................................OF.......... 2004 Molly McKinney....................IF/OF....... 2004 Jenna Balent................................P............ 2006 Erin Provost..............................OF.......... 2006 Cayleigh Montano......................P............ 2010 Alexis Souhlaris........................ 2B........... 2010 EmJ Fogel................................... C............ 2012 Ashley Kelley..............................P............ 2012 America East All-Rookie Team Jess Brady..................................OF.......... 2002 Jenna Merchant...........................P............ 2002 Lindsay Tibbetts........................ C............ 2002 Brittany Cheney.........................SS........... 2003 Sarah Bennis................................P............ 2003 Amy Kuhl..................................DP.......... 2003 Jenna Balent................................P............ 2006 Ashley Waters........................... 2B........... 2006 Alexis Souhlaris........................OF.......... 2007 Whitney Spangler................ C/UTIL..... 2007 Terren Hall................................ 3B........... 2008 Kirstin Allen.............................. 1B........... 2008 Ashley Kelley..............................P............ 2009 Beth Spoehr................................P............ 2010 Meghan McLain........................DP.......... 2011 Jessica Burk...............................OF.......... 2012 EmJ Fogel................................... C............ 2012 ECAC Tournament All-Stars 1987...........................Lynn Hearty-Coutts (P) 1987............................. Michelle Duprey (1B) 1987........................................ Sue Goulet (3B) 1987.................................. Denise Boutin (2B) 1987.............................. Chris Bouchard (DH) 1987....................................Stacey Caron (OF) All-New England 1987...........................Lynn Hearty-Coutts (P) 1987...............................Michelle Duprey (1B) 1987....................................Stacey Caron (OF) 1988................................. Tina Ouellette (OF) 1989............................Jocelyn Kondratas (3B) 1991...........................................Mel Harris (C)


Mike Kessock Field

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One of the Finest Softball Facilities in the Northeast

3 Named after Mike Kessock, a 1966 graduate of the University of Maine. 3 In the Fall of 2006, Kessock Field underwent several renovations as provided by Alan Joseph. The renovations included an additional 450 seats that were added behind home plate and down the rightfield line behind the visitor’s dugout; and an enclosed brick press box. 3 The total seating capacity is 950. 3 The grandstand was donated by Kathryn Slott in her parents’ names. Slott also purchased the banner which is located on the outfield fence which highlights the conference titles and NCAA berths in school history. 3 The dimensions of the field are 200 feet down the left and right field lines, and 220 feet to straight-away center. The playing surface is natural grass.

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