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Graduate student infielder Taylor Marinelli swipes the bag in a practice drill.

Next at Bat: Softball gets ready for conference play

Gabby Smalls March 8, 2022

St. Joe’s softball team hopes to overcome a sluggish start to the preseason as they ready to begin regular season play on March 12. The team went 4-10 in the preseason, having competitive matchups...

The Hawks are currently undefeated in A-10 league play with a record of 4-0.

Softball team fights through challenges of a pandemic-ridden season

Drew Dessen March 30, 2021

The St. Joe’s softball team has had an unpredictable season amid canceled and postponed matchups due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the team is still near the top of the Atlantic 10 (A-10) standings. This...

The hawks were 4-11 when their 2020 season was cut short. PHOTO: Mitchell Shields 22/THE HAWK

Training in the age of COVID-19: Softball

Riley Frain September 29, 2020

The St. Joe’s softball team’s high hopes for their spring 2020 season were crushed when it was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Assistant Coach Gina McCool. “It was so...

In 2019, Ostaszewski tied the program record in doubles and was second team All-Conference. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS 22/THE HAWK

Spring senior athletes return for a fifth year of eligibility

Tyler Nice June 30, 2020

More than two dozen graduating senior student-athletes plan to return to Hawk Hill for the 2021 spring sports season, according to St. Joe’s Director of Athletics Jill Bodensteiner.  Due to the cancellation...

Junior utility player Kirstin Cox is hitting .241 this season through the Hawks first nine games this spring. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/ THE HAWK

Cox’s versatility leads to her success on the diamond

Maggie Moyer February 28, 2020

W. Tresper Clarke High School in Westbury, New York awards student athletes who compete in all 12 of their athletic seasons. It is because of this award that junior softball player Kirstin Cox joined...

Heart monitors are located in the weight room in Hagan Arena. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

St. Joe’s athletes wear heart monitors during workouts

Karleigh Lopez October 29, 2019

Beginning in the 2019-’20 preseason, the softball team became the sixth team in St. Joe’s athletics to implement the Polar heart rate monitor and System into their strength and training routines. Polar...

Herr is a softball pitcher and is on the St. Joe’s dance team. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

Amanda Herr stands out in collegiate debut

Collin Messenger February 26, 2019

Freshman pitcher Amanda Herr was named Atlantic 10 Softball Pitcher of the Week after starting the season 2-0 with an 1.91 ERA, only allowing two earned runs over the course of her starts. Herr is also...

Senior softball pitcher Ashley Ventura winds up for a pitch in Hagan practice gym. 

Spring sports use winter break as preparation for season

Sam Britt January 29, 2019

For most St. Joe’s students, winter break is a time to relax after a semester ends, but for student athletes who take part in a spring sport, it is a time for preparation. Women’s lacrosse senior attack...

Reilly rounds the bases (Photos courtesy of Sideline Photos, LLC).

Senior spotlight

Drew Rhoades April 16, 2018

Lauren Reilly looks to lead softball to success Despite the struggles the women’s softball team has faced this season, there are plenty of silver linings to be found. Senior utility player Lauren Reilly...

Junior Ashley Ventura pitches against Dayton on April 14 (Photo by Luke Malanga ’20).

Struggling to score

Alex Hargrave April 16, 2018

Softball swept in series against Dayton Burdened by injuries, the St. Joe’s softball team had a tough time getting things going in their series against Dayton University on April 14-15. The Hawks were...

Junior outfielder Amanda Kulp throws into the infield (Photo by Luke Malanga 20).

Stepping up to the plate

Sam Britt February 27, 2018

Softball ends weekend tournament 4-1 The St. Joe’s softball team had a successful weekend in Conway, South Carolina coming out of the Chanticleer Showdown with a record of 4-1. After dropping their first...

Welcoming Erin Brooks

Welcoming Erin Brooks

Nick Mandarano December 5, 2017

St. Joe's hires new softball coach  St. Joe’s officially named Erin Brooks the new head coach of the softball team on Nov. 7. Brooks began her collegiate career playing at Cabrini College where she...

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