Games 21 and 22
Saint Peter's 2-18 (1-6) vs. Wagner 11-18 (4-2)
Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 2pm and 4pm
Location: Wagner Softball Field | Staten Island, NY
The Saint Peter's softball team will face Wagner College on Tuesday at 2pm. The Peacocks will compete at the Wagner Softball field in Staten Island, NY.
WORD ON THE SEAHAWKS
The Seahawks split a doubleheader contest against Bryant University on April 9, winning the first game 3-0 and dropping the second game 1-4. Karen Prihoda leads the team with a total of 16 RBI so far this season while Kaila Smith follows with 15 RBI and six home runs. Smith has also recorded 21 strikeouts this season.
LAST TIME OUT
Saint Peter's dropped a doubleheader to Niagara University on April 10, falling 4-2 in the first game and 6-1 in the second. Saint Peter's started Crystal Carlucci who pitched 6.1 innings, allowing two runs and recording one strikeout. Offensively, the Peacocks were able to get seven hits. Storms hit a two-run homerun for the Peacocks in game one. In game two Tiffani Ramsey scored for the Peacocks in the top of the sixth.
MAAC STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK (4/10/17)
The MAAC Student-Athlete of the week for the week of 4/10 is senior, Samantha Storms. Storms has a .363 batting average on 4-for-11 hitting. She hit a two-run homer on Monday, April 10th against Niagara recording two RBI's. Storms is second with 10 RBI's, 7 runs, 4 doubles, and 6 walks.
Saint Peter's softball team will return 10 players including four seniors, (Samantha Storms, Alyssa Ruiz, Crystal Carlucci,Candace Koch) two juniors, (Nicole Feoli, Chamar Sanchez), and four sophomores, (Schieler Collins, Harley Connors, Tiffani Lambert, Sydney Ramsey).
The Peacocks welcome five freshmen to the team Kathleen Donovan (Abington, NJ), Alina Guevara (Agoura Hills, CA), Theamaris Ramirez (Homestead, FL),Brianna Hutchinson (Lebanon,OH) and Georgia Verrastro (Scott Township, PA).
Chris Stelma begins his first season at the helm of Saint Peter's. He most recently served as an assistant coach at Division III, William Paterson University in New Jersey during the 2016 season. Prior to joining William Paterson, he was the owner of Fielder's Choice Baseball/Kaboom Softball in Andover, where he coordinates training, league play, tournaments and facilities, and served as the head coach of the U18 Showcase baseball and softball teams. Stelma was the baseball head coach at his alma mater, County College of Morris during the fall of 2007.
Stelma earned a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Rhode Island in 2006. While at URI, Stelma was a member of the baseball team where he played two seasons at shortstop for the Rams, making 31 starts and appearing in over 40 games. Prior to transferring to URI, Stelma began his collegiate career at County College of Morris where he played for current Saint Peter's assistant coach Ed Moskal in 2003. He was named All-Region and All-Garden State Conference at County College of Morris and ranked in the top 15 among JUCO hitters in 2003.