Author: jmcleod

Fairleigh Dickinson and head coach Katherine “KJ” Kelley have parted ways. Kelley had been head coach at FDU for two years and recorded a 17-71 record during her tenure. That number included a 6-26 mark in Northeast Conference play. The Knights went 5-37 in 2017 with a 1-115 record in conference play. Prior to FDU, Kelley spent two seasons as the head coach at the University of Mary, where she collected a career record of 57-53 and was a single game over the .500 mark (28-27) in Northern Sun conference matchups. ​ In addition to Mary, Kelley’s resume includes stints as…

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Former George Mason assistant coach Caitlyn de la Haba has been named the new head coach at Lafayette. De la Haba spent two seasons at George Mason, working with the team’s pitching staff. In 2017, de la Haba tutored the Atlantic 10 Co-Pitcher of the Year in Marina Vitalich. In addition to her time at George Mason, de la Haba’s resume also includes a stint as an assistant coach at Lehigh that kickstarted her Division 1 coaching career. A former Villanova player, de la Haba earned fifty-five career wins in the circle, good enough for a top-five placement in the…

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Who is she? Cali Lanphear, a former all-American outfielder for the Texas A&M Aggies. What is she known for? Lanphear was named an all-American in 2013, her freshman season, after hitting .362 with twenty-one home runs and fifty-eight RBIs. She earned SEC all-freshman honors, as well as a first-team all-region nod that same year. She was named a preseason all-SEC selection in 2014 and was selected to the 2014 USA Softball Top 50 Player of the Year watch list. She ended her career in 2016 hitting .300 with twelve home runs and fifty-three RBI. Here’s something interesting… On a recruiting…

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Photo: Monmouth Athletics Who is she? Jill Freese, a former catcher and slugger for the Monmouth Hawks. What is she known for? Freese was the Hawks’ starting catcher for the majority of her career. She enjoyed a breakout season in her senior year of 2016, hitting a career-best .315 with fourteen home runs, tripling her career total of longballs. Here’s something interesting… Jill grew up on a dairy farm, performing a variety of tasks around the family-owned homestead. Additionally, in high school, she earned letters not just in softball, but also in basketball and field hockey. Quotable quote: “The advice that I would give…

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Who is she? Amber Miles, a former outfielder for the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters. What is she known for? During her playing career at La Tech, Miles twice earned all-WAC honors (the Lady Techsters’ conference of residence at that time), and ended her career as the program’s record holder in the single-season hits category, as well as top-ten rankings in five other program career statistical categories. After her collegiate career, Miles played a single season professionally with the Nebraska Comets. Here’s something interesting… At one point in time, while the show was still on the air and as part of…

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