Albertus Magnus College
Softball Weekly Preview
A NEW WEEK
The Albertus Magnus College softball team returns to action this week as the Falcons open up GNAC play beginning with Anna Maria on Wednesday. Then, the Falcons travel to Franklin, Mass. to take on non-conference opponent Dean before returning home on Saturday to host Norwich in a conference doubleheader. Albertus Magnus will wrap up the week with a conference doubleheader at Lasell on Sunday.
LAST WEEK RECAP
GAME 1: Albertus Magnus 6 | Purchase College 5
GAME 2: Albertus Magnus 10 | Purchase 2
GAME 1: Albertus Magnus 4 | Rutgers-Newark 3 (8 innings)
GAME 2: Rutgers-Newark 13 | Albertus Magnus 4
ALL-TIME VS. ANNA MARIA
Albertus Magnus leads the all-time series over Anna Maria, 10-0.
LAST YEAR VS. ANNA MARIA
FINAL SCORE: Albertus Magnus 7 | Anna Maria 2
FINAL SCORE: Albertus Magnus 10 | Anna Maria 1 (5 innings)
ALL-TIME VS. DEAN
This is the first all-time meeting between the schools.
ALL-TIME VS. NORWICH
Norwich leads Albertus Magnus, 27-10, in the all-time series.
LAST YEAR VS. NORWICH
FINAL SCORE: Norwich 4 | Albertus Magnus 3 (9 innings)
FINAL SCORE: Norwich 7 | Albertus Magnus 5
ALL-TIME VS. LASELL
Albertus Magnus holds a 10-9 edge over Lasell in the all-time series.
LAST YEAR VS. LASELL
FINAL SCORE: Albertus Magnus 6 | Lasell 0
FINAL SCORE: Albertus Magnus 9 | Lasell 1 (5 innings)
BATTING AVERAGE LEADERS
SOFTBALL PICKED TO FINISH FIFTH IN GNAC PRESEASON POLL
The Albertus Magnus College softball team was picked to finish fifth in the 2017 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Preseason Poll.
Albertus Magnus is coming off another successful season, finishing 2016 with a 22-17 overall record and a 12-10 mark in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action.
Albertus Magnus saw its season come to an end on the final weekend of the conference tournament as the Falcons fell to both Johnson & Wales and Suffolk in the double elimination portion of the league tourney.
GNAC YEAR AWARD WINNERS
- Infielder Gillian Fortier (Naugatuck, Conn.) was named to the first team for the second straight year.
- Teammates Brianna Whitfield (West Islip, N.Y.) and Alyssa Puccilli (Milford, Conn.) both received third team distinction.
- Infield Rachel Cataudella (Shelton, Conn.) represented Albertus Magnus on the All-Sportsmanship squad.
Gillian Fortier (Naugatuck, Conn.), Samantha Maselli (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) and Megan Kelly (Bronx, N.Y.) traveled the world playing softball. Fortier and Maselli, who are both entering their junior years on campus, traveled to Cape Town, South Africa for two weeks to take part in Beyond Sports' first annual South Africa Softball Tour. Kelly, who is set to begin her senior campaign with the Falcons, had the opportunity to travel to Aruba and play five games.
Albertus Magnus returns to action next week against Saint Joseph's (Conn.) and Mount Ida.