Women's Softball Team Returns to Varsity Status
Row, l. to r.: Head Coach Kelly Darcey, Tiffany Hiller, Samantha White,
Kristin Lup, Lisa Dey, Alison Werkman,
After dropping to club status last year, the Women's Softball Team returned to varsity competition this season with some success. Despite a disappointing showing at the Region 19 tournament with a 6-1 loss to Del Tech and a 3-2 loss to Lackawanna, the Vikings finished the season with a respectable 11-17 record.
Mother Nature proved to be the Vikings' most daunting opponent as the season schedule changed almost daily due to rain. Nine games were cancelled with no time for make-ups. In the games that were played, the women split in six of their 13 doubleheaders. In two doubleheaders they won both games: 9-1 and 7-0 wins over Cumberland on March 30, 19-5 and 22-6 wins over Salem on April 10.
Under the leadership of second-year Head Coach. Kelly Darcey, and assistant coach Regina Brown, the Vikings benefited from the experience of returning infielders Tiffany Heller at first base, Jennifer Woodruff at second base, Jamie Frascella at short stop, Kristen Lup at third base and Theresa Hoffman in right field. Also returning was Laura Stackhouse, who missed last season due to injury. Solid contributions were made by freshmen Jamie Janzer, Dana Pallotta, Lisa Dey and Samantha White. Second-year player Christine Selfridge was counted on for pitching, along with Dey.
All-Region honors went to Janzer, Pallotta
and Heller, with Pallotta also receiving
an All-American nomination.