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Spring Hill College Mobile, Alabama Spring Hill College is ranked once again in the top 20 Southern universities and colleges, according to the 2012 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.” Spring Hill is ranked 17th among the Southern colleges and universities offering a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs. The U.S. News rankings are based on several quality measures including academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, peer assessment and graduation rate performance. Colleges and universities are listed in various categories depending on their size, location and other factors. The college is ranked 10th among only 15 schools listed in the South’s “Great Schools, Great Prices” category, colleges that offer quality academic programs, affordable tuition and significant financial aid. Spring Hill College is also listed in the region’s “A-Plus Schools for B Students” category, campuses where B students thrive in an engaged student body. Forbes Magazine also ranks Spring Hill among its

“America’s Best Colleges” with SHC ranked No. 32 in the nation among similar institutions. Forbes also ranks Spring Hill among the “Best Colleges in the South” and among the top 25 percent of the ‘Best Private Colleges” nationwide according to Forbes.

General Facts

Coaching Staff

Institution: Spring Hill College City/State/Zip: Mobile, AL 36608 Founded: 1830 Enrollment: 1,400 Nickname: Badgers School Colors: Purple, white Home Facility: Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center Capacity: 1,600 Affiliation: NAIA Division 1 Conference: Southern States Athletic President: Rev. Gregory F. Lucey, S.J. Athletic Director: Jim Hall Alma Mater: Grinnell College (1995) Faculty Athletic Representative: David Dean, Ph.D. Compliance: David Wilson Senior Woman Administrator: Kristen Hoskinson Athletic Department Phone: 251-380-3485 Athletic Department Fax: 251-460-2196 Sports Information Director: Jim Stennett Alma Mater: Mississippi State (1990) SID Phone: (251) 380-4468 SID Email: jstennett@shc.edu Athletic Web Site: www.shcbadgers.com Facebook: SHCAthletics Twitter: SHCBADGERS

Head Coach: Alison Sellers-Cook Alma Mater (year): Spring Hill (2003) Record at school/years: 181-214 / 9th season Career record/years: 181-214 / 9th season Office Phone: (251) 380-3489 Assistant Coaches: Lauren Biediger (4th season); K.T. Hinson (1st season) Athletic Trainer: Brian Gronewold, ATC Office Phone: 251-380-3493 Athletic Trainer: Brian Gronewold, ATC Office Phone: 251-380-3493

Team Information

Overall Record Last Year: 49-17 Conference Record/Finish: 16-9 SSAC West (3rd of 6) Last Postseason Appearance: 2013 Result: Lost 8-3 to Concordia (Calif.) in NAIA National Championship Game Final NAIA Postseason Ranking: 2 No. of Players returning/lost/new: 8/7/8


Head Coach Alison sellers-cook

Alison Sellers-Cook begins her ninth season as head coach of the Badgers after serving two seasons as an assistant coach and following a spectacular playing career at Spring Hill College. In 2013, she lead the Badgers to a program-best 49-17 record, the championship of the NAIA Opening Round’s USC-Beaufort Bracket and a spot in the championship game of the NAIA National Championship Tournament held in Columbus, Ga. Also that year, she was named the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) Coach of the Year while the entire SHC coaching staff (Lauren Biediger, Jenny Laird and Sellers-Cook) was named the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) National Coaching Staff of the Year. In 2007, Sellers-Cook led the Badgers to their first Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) regular season championship and a second consecutive NAIA Region XIII Tournament berth. Following the season, she was named the 2007 GCAC Softball Coach of the Year.

Assistant Coach Lauren biediger

“Coach B” returns to the Badger staff for her fourth season on the Hill. Born in Houston, Texas, she attended Lake City Community College in Lake City, Fla., where she played first base and catcher for two seasons. In 2006, she was named 1st team All-Conference. Biediger then played her junior and senior years at Belhaven University in Jackson, Miss. In 2007, she was named to the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) All-Conference and All-Tournament teams as well as the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Academic team. In 2008, she was again named to the GCAC All-Conference and All-Tournament teams. That same season she earned a spot on the NAIA Region XIII All-Region team, a 1st team slot on the NAIA All-America squad and the NFCA All-America 1st team. She was named GCAC Player of the Week twice during her career at BU and was named a 2008 Daktronics-NAIA Softball Scholar Athlete.

Assistant Coach katelyn hinson

In her four-year career in the Badger outfield, Katelyn “K.T.” Hinson started in the second-most game in SHC history with 203 appearances. She collected 98 hits including 14 doubles and three home runs for a career batting average of .215 with 49 RBI and 41 runs scored. From her outfield positions, she made 220 putouts with 13 assists and started four double plays.

Preview 2014 The 2013 season was a breakthrough year for the Badger softball program as Spring Hill College advanced to the NAIA National Softball Championship Final Site in Columbus, Ga., before bowing to Concordia (Calif.) in an 8-3 decision in the National Championship Game. This season, head coach Alison Sellers-Cook is confident that her team can make a similar run in the national post-season. “One of the things our team has to understand is that we are the hunted now and not the hunters,” she says. “The bulls-eye has been put on our backs and I’m not quite sure that we fully understand how different this year will be for us.” On defense, the Badgers welcome back sophomore NAIA 1st team All-America and Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) Pitcher of the Year Caroline Sagrera (39-11) of Baton Rouge, La., back into the pitching circle after a freshman campaign where she set numerous Spring Hill records and led all of collegiate softball with 482 strikeouts. “Caroline is a tremendous weapon,” Cook says. “But more importantly, we should be able to give her a little more rest this year with the development of [Sarah] Bolotte’s pitching.” A sophomore from Marrero, La., Bolotte (2-0) appeared in six late-season games in 2013 including a complete-game shutout while earning Cook’s confidence to use her as needed. “We have to find more hits and runs on offense to support our pitching,” says Cook. “We can’t just rely on Caroline to only allow a run or two every game. Our hitting was really a key to the run we made in the post-season last year and we need to put those hits together earlier this year.” The Spring Hill infield is a collection of veteran players that Cook is eager to see return to the diamond. “This infield has a great chemistry,” Cook says. “We might have even better chemistry then last year and we have a lot of talent out there.” Behind the plate, sophomore Sam Leach of Axis, Ala., will move from the shortstop position to the catcher’s spot and Cook has been happy with her early work. “She has played very well back there and has a lot of heart,” she says. Freshmen catchers Sydney Finch from Mandeville, La., and Mary Beth Glass of Hoover, Ala., will also see playing time as they adjust to the college game. Around the diamond, junior Lea Kittrell of Lucedale, Miss., joins the Badger Family at 3rd base after transferring from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Junior Shea Blanchard of Breaux Bridge, La., returns to shortstop after starting in right field in 2013. The lone Badger senior Raleigh Downs of Booneville, Miss., is back at 2nd base after a 2013 season where she committed just five errors in 164 chances. Downs will be backed up by freshman Cassie Pesce of Tampa, Fla. The 1st base position will be handled by veteran junior Elise deBruler of Luling, La., who has already started in 112 contests in two seasons. Freshman Cameron Schaefer of St. Louis, Mo., will join deBruler at 1st base. “One of the best aspects of this year’s team is our depth,” says Cook. “As a coach, it’s nice to be able to plug in players as I need them and have the time to develop young talent as it should be developed.” The outfield for Spring Hill sees two new faces in left field with freshmen Jenna Charnock of Mobile and Abbey Burman of Arab, Ala., taking the reins. Centerfield will once again be patrolled by junior Taylor Webre of Luling, La., while right field will handled by sophomore Taylor Lahasky from New Iberia, La., and junior Lena Land of Milton, Fla., who comes to SHC from Northwest Florida State College. On offense, Cook admits there is room for improvement. “We need to be better and produce more runs,” she says. “I have several options for the designated player role and we’ll see who steps up to win that spot, but overall we are a lot like last year with our balance. We can scratch out runs with a ‘small-ball’ style, but we also have the players who can hit for power when we need it.” Cook is under no delusions about how tough the 2014 schedule will be for her team especially in the rugged SSAC West Division. “We stepped up our non-conference schedule this year and I can promise you that the West Division is looking to knock us from our national perch [as the NAIA Preseason Poll’s No. 2 ranked team]. I’ve reminded our players that we lost 17 games last year and finished third in the West Division. That’s how tough our conference is and we have to answer that challenge.”


2014 roster

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Sam Leach So. • 5-5 C R/R

Cameron Schaefer Fr. • 5-6 INF R/R

Jenna Charnock Fr. • 5-2 LF S/R

No. Name

Raleigh Downs Sr. • 5-4 2B R/R

Sydney Finch Fr. • 5-7 C R/R

Shea Blanchard Jr. • 5-5 SS R/R

Cassie Pesce Fr. • 5-2 P/2B R/R

Lena Land Jr. • 5-1 OF L/R

Sarah Bolotte So. • 5-7 P/IF R/R

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Elise deBruler Jr. • 5-4 1B R/R

16

Lea Kittrell Jr. • 5-2 3B L/R

6

Abbey Burman Fr. • 5-4 OF R/R

00 Sam Leach So. C 1 Raleigh Downs Sr. 2B 2 Shea Blanchard Jr. SS 4 Lena Land Jr. OF 5 Elise deBruler Jr. 1B 6 Abbey Burman Fr. OF 7 Taylor Lahasky So. RF 9 Cameron Schaefer Fr. INF 10 Sydney Finch Fr. C 12 Cassie Pesce Fr. P/2B 15 Sarah Bolotte So. P/IF 16 Lea Kittrell J r. 3B 17 Taylor Webre Jr. CF 20 Caroline Sagrera So. P 22 Jenna Charnock Fr. LF 25 Mary Beth Glass Fr. C/IF

R/R R/R R/R L/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R L/R R/R R/R S/R R/R

Ht.

Taylor Lahasky So. • 5-7 RF R/R

17 20 Taylor Webre Jr. • 5-7 CF R/R

Mary Beth Glass Fr. • 5-6 C/IF R/R

Class Pos. B/T

7

Hometown/Previous School(s)

5-5 Axis, Ala./St. Paul’s Episcopal 5-4 Booneville, Miss./Booneville High/NE Miss. CC 5-5 Breaux Bridge, La./Teurlings Catholic 5-1 Milton, Fla./Milton High/NW Florida 5-4 Luling, La./Hahnville High School 5-4 Arab, Ala./Arab High 5-7 New Iberia, La./Catholic High (New Iberia) 5-6 St. Louis, Mo./Nerinx Hall High 5-7 Mandeville, La./Archbishop Hannah High 5-2 Tampa, Fla./Tampa Catholic High 5-7 Marrero, La./Academy of Our Lady 5-2 Lucedale, Miss./George Co. High/MGCCC 5-7 Luling, La./Hahnville High School 5-7 Baton Rouge, La./St. Joseph’s Academy 5-2 Mobile, Ala./Baker High 5-6 Hoover, Ala./Spain Park High

Caroline Sagrera So. • 5-7 P R/R


2014 Results date opponent

site

Feb. 16 Feb. 20 Mar. 1 Mar. 2 Mar. 4 Mar. 5 Mar. 6

Murray Field Murray Field Murray Field Marion, Ala. Murray Field Murray Field Murray Field Murray Field

Millsaps College (DH) Huntingdon College (DH) Point University (DH) at Judson College (DH) Talladega College (DH) Tuskegee University (DH) Campbellsville University Cardinal Stritch University

Gulf Coast Invitational - March 8-10, 2013 Mar. 8 vs. Brenau University vs. Columbia College (Mo.) Mar. 9 vs. Lindsey Wilson College vs. Cumberland University (Tenn.) Mar. 10 vs. Thomas University (Ga.) Mar. 12 Mar. 15 Mar. 19 Mar. 22 Mar. 23 Mar. 26 Mar. 28 Mar. 29 Apr. 6 Apr. 9 Apr. 13 Apr. 17 Apr. 20 Apr. 23 Apr. 24 Apr. 26 May 2 May 3 May 5 May 13 May 14 May 15 May 24 May 25 May 27 May 28 May 29 May 30

at Talladega College (DH) vs. LSU-Alexandria (DH) *Belhaven University (DH) *Lee University (DH) *Truett-McConnell College (DH) *William Carey University (DH) *Auburn University Montgomery (DH) *Faulkner University (DH) *at University of Mobile (DH) [RV] *at William Carey University (DH) *at College of Coastal Georgia (DH) Judson College (DH) *University of Mobile (DH) *at Faulkner University (DH) *at Auburn University Montgomery (DH) *at Belhaven University (DH) # vs. Brenau University # vs. Auburn-Montgomery # vs. Lee University # vs. Belhaven University # vs. Lee University % vs. Virginia Intermont College % at USC-Beaufort % vs. Cumberland University (Tenn.) % at USC-Beaufort % at USC-Beaufort $ vs. Auburn University Montgomery $ vs. Lubbock Christian University $ vs. Williams Baptist College $ vs. Concordia University (Calif.) $ vs. Lubbock Christian University $ vs. Concordia University (Calif.)

result

W, 7-2; W, 8-0 (5) W, 1-0; W, 1-0 W, 3-0; L, 2-3 W, 9-0 (5); L, 3-4 W, 8-0 (5); W, 11-2 (5) W, 11-0 (5); W, 5-1 W, 7-0 W, 8-1

Gulf Shores, Ala. Gulf Shores, Ala. Gulf Shores, Ala. Gulf Shores, Ala. Gulf Shores, Ala.

W, 2-0 W, 3-0 W, 1-0 L, 0-4 W, 5-2

Talladega, Ala. Hattiesburg, Miss. Murray Field Murray Field Murray Field Murray Field Murray Field Murray Field Univ. of Mobile Hattiesburg, Miss. Brunswick, Ga. Murray Field Murray Field Montgomery, Ala. Montgomery, Ala. Jackson, Miss. Columbus, Ga. Columbus, Ga. Columbus, Ga. Columbus, Ga. Columbus, Ga. Hardeeville, S.C. Hardeeville, S.C. Hardeeville, S.C. Hardeeville, S.C. Hardeeville, S.C. Columbus, Ga. Columbus, Ga. Columbus, Ga. Columbus, Ga. Columbus, Ga. Columbus, Ga.

W, 15-0; W, 6-2 W, 7-0; W, 9-7 (8) W, 7-4; L, 1-6 W, 2-0; L, 4-11 W, 6-1 L, 4-6; W, 2-1 L, 1-5; L, 0-11 (5) W, 5-1; W, 4-2 W, 6-0; W, 1-0 (8) W, 2-1 (9); L, 0-7 W, 6-0, W, 3-2 W, 10-3; W, 8-0 (5) W, 3-0; W, 2-1 (8) W, 5-1; W, 6-3 W, 8-2; L; 2-3 L, 2-3; L, 2-5 (8) W, 4-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-5 W, 7-2 L, 0-1 W, 10-0 (5) L, 4-6 W, 6-0 W, 4-0 W, 7-3 (9) W, 6-3 (14) W, 9-1 (5) W, 7-1 L, 0-1 W, 4-2 L, 3-8

2013 SSAC East Final Standings Team SSAC Overall Lee 23-6 47-11 Brenau 17-9 34-16 Brewton-Parker 13-13 26-22 So. Wesleyan 11-18 28-29 Emmanuel 10-20 14-38 Truett-McConnell 8-19 12-29 Coastal Ga. 6-19-1 10-29-1

2013 SSAC west Final Standings Team SSAC Overall AUM Belhaven Spring Hill Wm. Carey Mobile Faulkner

17-7 45-12 18-8 38-14 16-9 49-17 19-11 34-18 12-14 29-22 5-22-1 19-27-1

(DH) - Doubleheader * - SSAC games # - SSAC Tournament % - NAIA Opening Round $ - NAIA National Championship Final Site


2013 final stats Record: 49-17-0 Home: 21-6-0 Away: 13-6-0 Neutral: 15-5-0 Conference: 16-9-0

Batting GP GS AVG AB R

H

2B 3B

HR RBI TB SLG%

BB HBP SO GDP OB%

SF

SH

SB

SBA

Bourgeois, Jade Partman, Mariha Ingles, Kathryn deBruler, Elise Webre, Taylor Blanchard, Shea Hinson, Katelyn Downs, Raleigh Bolotte, Sarah Leach, Sam Lahasky, Taylor Sagrera, Caroline Lodato, Christina Cieutat, Julia Dickerson, Linsey Carpenter, Kaitlin

66 66 0.389 211 42 82 24 0 3 36 115 0.545 31 0 15 2 0.467 66 66 0.312 205 54 64 4 2 13 33 111 0.541 30 7 45 0 0.417 11 4 0.300 10 0 3 0 0 0 2 3 0.300 0 0 2 0 0.300 66 66 0.297 182 24 54 7 0 4 34 73 0.401 31 9 24 0 0.416 66 66 0.275 171 36 47 9 2 4 31 72 0.421 29 10 38 1 0.410 66 66 0.266 233 48 62 22 0 7 37 105 0.451 13 4 43 0 0.315 64 64 0.254 181 23 46 10 0 3 33 65 0.359 29 2 28 3 0.360 66 66 0.250 164 28 41 4 1 0 16 47 0.287 33 1 36 0 0.371 7 1 0.250 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.250 3 0 1 1 0.571 63 63 0.230 161 21 37 10 0 2 22 53 0.329 19 1 35 1 0.311 43 38 0.225 111 18 25 1 0 4 16 38 0.342 15 8 19 1 0.353 56 48 0.197 76 6 15 1 0 0 7 16 0.211 6 0 15 0 0.256 13 8 0.111 9 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0.111 2 2 4 0 0.385 24 3 0.000 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0.000 16 15 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0.000 1 0 0.000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 1 0 0.000

0 0 0 4 0 1 2 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0

1 8 8 8 16 19 0 0 0 4 1 1 14 9 11 8 5 5 4 0 0 6 2 2 0 0 0 11 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Total: Opponents:

66 66

15 6

58 54

0.278 1721 309 478 92 5 0.184 1605 140 296 52 1

40 268 700 0.407 22 129 416 0.259

241 44 306 9 127 58 550 1

0.378 0.268

41 46

46 60

LOB - Team (464), Opp (342). IBB - Team (1), Opp (0). Picked Off - Team (3), Opp (0)

Pitching

ERA W L GP GS CG SHO CBO SV IP

Bolotte, Sarah Sagrera, Caroline Dickerson, Linsey Ingles, Kathryn

0.93 2 0 6 1 1 1 1.47 39 11 53 46 42 18 2.20 7 5 16 15 7 4 4.64 1 1 8 4 1 0

H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR TBF B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA

Total: Opponents:

1.70 49 17 66 51 23 2 0 448.1 296 140 109 127 550 52 1 22 4.16 17 49 66 37 4 2 0 432.2 478 311 257 241 306 92 5 40

0 0 15.0 10 2 2 4 6 2 1 0 344.0 192 88 72 98 482 37 1 0 63.2 59 28 20 20 43 9 0 0 25.2 35 22 17 5 19 4

0 0 60 0.185 0 1 0 0 1 1 15 1385 0.161 20 45 1 5 43 0 5 274 0.243 2 5 0 0 6 0 2 131 0.307 3 7 0 1 4 1850 0.184 2080 0.278

25 58 39 44

1 6 54 1 15 58


2014 schedule Date Opponent Site Time

Feb. 7 Feb. 20 Feb. 27 Mar. 4 Mar. 5

Huntingdon College (DH) at University of West Florida (DH) Huntingdon College (DH) *Bethel University (Tenn.) (DH) *Blue Mountain College (DH)

Murray Field Pensacola, Fla. Montgomery, Ala. Murray Field Murray Field

1 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m. 12 p.m. 12 p.m.

Gulf Coast Invitational - March 7-9, 2014 Mar. 7 vs. Columbia College (Mo.) vs. Thomas University (Ga.) Mar. 8 vs. Morningside College vs. William Penn University Mar. 9 Bracket Play

Gulf Shores, Ala. Gulf Shores, Ala. Gulf Shores, Ala. Gulf Shores, Ala. Gulf Shores, Ala.

11 a.m. 3 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. TBA

William Carey Invitational - March 14-15, 2014 Mar. 14 vs. Alcorn State University vs. Mississippi Valley State University Mar. 15 vs. Georgia Gwinnett College vs. LSU-Alexandria

Hattiesburg, Miss. Hattiesburg, Miss. Hattiesburg, Miss. Hattiesburg, Miss.

Mar. 18 Mar. 23 Mar. 28 Mar. 29 Apr. 2 Apr. 5 Apr. 8 Apr. 11 Apr. 12 Apr. 15 Apr. 18 Apr. 19 Apr. 22 Apr. 25 Apr. 26 Apr. 30-May 2

Montgomery, Ala. Murray Field Mt. Vernon, Ga. Brunswick, Ga. Jackson, Miss. Murray Field Murray Field Murray Field Murray Field Hattiesburg, Miss. McKenzie, Tenn. Blue Mountain, Miss. Univ. of Mobile Murray Field Murray Field Gulf Shores, Ala.

*at Faulkner University (DH) William Woods University (DH) *at Brewton-Parker College (DH) *at College of Coastal Georgia (DH) *at Belhaven University (DH) *Faulkner University (DH) *University of Mobile (DH) *Southern Wesleyan University (DH) *Brenau University (DH) *at William Carey University (DH) *at Bethel University (Tenn.) (DH) *at Blue Mountain College (DH) *at University of Mobile (DH) *William Carey University (DH) *Belhaven University (DH) at SSAC Championship Tournament

* - SSAC games (DH) - Doubleheader

5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 12 p.m. 2 p.m. (EST) 1 p.m. (EST) 1 p.m. 12 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 12 p.m. 4 p.m. 2 p.m. TBA 4 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. TBA


Spring Hill College Softball Guide 2014