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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Junior Riley Johnson and freshman Maddi Doane of the 2015 Syracuse University softball team earned 2015 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Softball Team accolades, the conference announced on Tuesday morning. It marked the second straight season Syracuse had two student-athletes on the academic team.
Syracuse was one of nine schools to have multiple student-athletes recognized for their academic achievements. To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.0 cumulative GPA for the previous semester and for their entire academic career.
Johnson completed her degree in communications and rhetorical studies in just three years and enters graduate school this summer. The Greece, N.Y. native played in 11 contests in 2015, limited due to injury. For her career, she has played in 71 games, starting 51 of them. As a freshman, she recorded 12 runs batted in.
Doane had a terrific rookie campaign, earning All-ACC honors along the way. The Bolingbrook, Ill. native posted a .312 batting average, .513 slugging percentage, and .395 on-base percentage in 2014. The health and exercise science major led the Orange with 48 hits and 16 doubles, as well.







Please join us in congratulating Peyton Bellrose '16 on her commitment to:




Peyton is a stud and literally a part of the "battery" of the future for the Dolphins.  An intimidating pitcher in the circle who is equally as adept with her bat and defense.  A kid who throws hard when she pitches and even harder over the top.  She has it all and Coach Marino is geeked!







Please join us in congratulating Halie Mariano '16 on her commitment to:





Halie is as impressive Academically as she is Athletically which is why this slick fielding middle infielder verbally accepted an early offer.  Halie is a hard working and dedicated young lady and we are excited for her!





Please join us in congratulating Ally Nicolosi '16 on her commitment to: 

Le Moyne  



 Coach Jason Marino got his "Sniper" as Ally verbally committed early and accepted his offer to join the Dolphins.  Ally is as good a defensive catcher as there is.  Quick feet and a cannon earned her the nickname "Sniper".  A natural leader and ultimate competitor Ally will be a staple behind the dish once she arrives on campus!









Please join us in congratulating Kennedy Lamb '16 on her commitment to:





Kennedy will be joining Coach French's program in the Fall of '16.  A great kid from a great family Kennedy will play First Base and bring her big bat to the UMBC lineup.







Please join us in congratulating Lauren Floyd '15 on her commitment to:


Le Moyne 





Lauren is slap hitting outfielder sure to cover a lot of ground and wreak havoc on the base paths for Coach Marino's Dolphin's.  A fun kid who is always smiling and comes from a great family.  Lauren will be joining the Dolphin's in the Fall of 2015.








Please join us in congratulating Nicole Antonacci '15 on her commitment to:


St Bonaventure




Nicole will join 3 Battery Lightning alumni from the last couple years who are Bonnies today.  An absolute delight to coach the speedster will take her skills to Olean, NY in the Fall of '15.





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Hello: Aidan Falk (sb)

Now with the Football season all but over (save #beat ohio), it is time to talk about our most recently successful varsity sport: Softball.  National Signing Day is Friday so I will give the board a run-down of the latest verbal commitments that are expected to sign with us on Friday. 

Coach Hutch seems to be focusing on power with this class in the mold of Chiddy and Ashley.  We are expected to get 3 kids from Orange County, California along with the player profiled below.

First up is Aidan Falk.  Aidan Hails from Rochester New York where she plays for Our Lady of Mercy.  Her summer team is the elite Battery Lightning gold.  She plays catcher and 1B, she bats and throws left.  In her junior year, Aidan’s batting average is .556 and her on-base percentage was .682.  Last year as a junior, Aidan was a Second-Team All-State selection.  MaxPreps ranks her in the top 60 nationally.

Aidan received an offer from ND, amongst other smaller D1 schools.  Welcome to the family Aidan.  We are happy to have you.  We hope your stay in AA is rewarding, your softball career is outstanding but more importantly; your education and studies bring enlightenment that only the Michigan Difference can bring.





SB: Clark Named GoHofstra Student-Athlete Of The Week

Hempstead, N.Y. – Sophomore second baseman Lacey Clark was named the final Student-Athlete of the Week for the 2014-15 academic year.

Clark hit a team-high .333 in Hofstra's NCAA Gainesville Regional held on Florida's campus. She scored a run and collected three hits, including two in the season finale versus Florida Atlantic in her second career NCAA Tournament appearance.

Clark was the only Hofstra batter to hit better than .300. She also handled all 10 chances at second without an error. Before the regional started, Clark earned Colonial Athletic Association all-second team honors and a NFCA second-team All-Northeast Region selection.

On the season, Clark hit .313 with six home runs and 35 RBIs. Hofstra finished 38-14-1 and won the CAA championship to earn the team's fourth straight selection to the NCAA Tournament.






ITHACA, N.Y. -- Freshman Megan Murray and junior Emily Weinberg earned first-team honors, while junior Meg Parker was a second-team selection when the 2015 All-Ivy League softball teams were announced on Tuesday afternoon by the conference office. The league's eight head coaches voted for the postseason honors.\

Murray had an outstanding rookie season, ranking among the Ivy League leaders in batting (.370) and fielding (.991) while putting together an impressive .438 on-base percentage. She played her best softball once Ivy League play began, hitting .387. Murray posted 10 multi-hit games and drove in three runs in wins over Canisius and Morgan State. She set a freshman record and tied the school mark with three doubles in a game against eventual Ivy champion Dartmouth and was 3-for-4 in a late season win over Princeton.



Maldonado Named To Madness’ All-MAAC Second Team

NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. – Senior second baseman Desarae Maldonado was named to the All-MAAC Second Team by College Sports Madness.

The Rochester, New York native led the Purple Eagles with career-highs in batting average (.300), slugging percentage (.408), home runs (3), hits (36) and RBIs (18). Maldonado was second on the team in on-base percentage (.363), runs (10) and total bases (49).

Maldonado set two career game-highs this season. She set a Purple Eagle season-high in hits by going 4-for-4 against Fairfield on March 27 in game two of the doubleheader and set a team season-high in RBIs with four at Monmouth on May 3.







Lenart Earns All-PSAC West Honors

Lenart emerged as the Fighting Scots' top pitcher for the second straight year. She led the team in wins with a 7-5 record, adding one save, with a 2.50 ERA. She appeared in 18 games with 15 starts, tossing eight complete games. In 86.2 innings she allowed 92 hits and 29 walks with 72 strikeouts.

The Cicero, N.Y. native ranks 15th in the PSAC in ERA (2.50), 18th in strikeouts (72), 20th in opponent batting average (.262), 24th in innings pitched (86.2), and tied for 21st in complete games (eight).

Lenart joined the career record book in two categories. Her 16 career wins are currently tied for 10th. She has struck out 145 batters, good for eighth-most in school history.












 It's all about the drills and fundamentals!







"Working hard, playing hard and playing up!!!"







Proud Battery Lightning Alumni:


Lauren Floyd '15- Lemoyne




Aidan Falk '14-  Michigan



Kelsey Johnson '14- Syracuse



Morgan Phillips '14-  St Bonaventure


Meg Murray '14 (2014 Season)- Cornell



Tess Andrews '14- Lemoyne



Claire Van NewKirk '14- SUNY Geneseo


Deanna Palma '14 (2014 Season)- SUNY Geneseo



Kayla Kibling- University of Rochester



Lindsay Wachna '14- College at Brockport



Marissa O'Leary '14- Univ of Delaware (walk-0n)



Sam Broking '13- Albany


Lacey Clark '13- Hofstra


Mackenzie Cleary '13- St John's


Katherine Ghyzel '13- Arcadia


Des Gonzalez '13- St Bonaventure


Kalet Lenart '13- Edinboro


Kiera Lorenzo '13- St Bonaventure


Rosie Phillips '13- Cortland


Anna Valentine '13- RIT


Ali Van Giesen '13- Niagara


Katie Brennan '12- Geneseo


Teresa Clancy '12- Pittsburgh


Alyssa Dixon '12- RIT


Riley Johnson '12- Syracuse


Carly Pike '12- Nazareth


Leah Saavedra '12- Cortland


Brooke Keller '11- MCC


Maddie Reese '11 (Lightning '07-'09)-Iowa State


Des Maldonado '11- Niagara


Liana Casciani '10- Ithaca


Alyssa Davis '10- MCC



Meg Kane '10- MCC



Nina Korn '10- U of Rochester


Lia Locey '10- John Carroll


Kelsey McManus '10- RIT


Trish Pike '10- John Carroll 


***We have only just begun!  2010 was our 1st graduation class*** 

The evolution continues- Development, Stability, Results= Battery Lightning Softball!





At the Battery Lightning we are 100% about development and training.  Fast paced, well thought out and detailed workouts designed to make your athlete a better softball player.  We work with and talk to some of the best resources out there in the college ranks and are endorsed by them for our efforts.  From proper base running technique in all situations to very detailed form drills at all positions. Drills such as 2 Ball, Triangle Drill, 9 Point, Footwork, Glovework, Flips & Turns, Infield Action, Tandom Cuts, For Catchers- Proper Receiving/Blocking, Bow and Arrow, Duck Walk, Slap Hitter Drills... and the list goes on and on. We do this with our "top-down" training program meaning no matter which team your daughter plays on from 12U on up they get the same high level training and development.  Designed to develop kids for college level softball and benefit the HS programs our kids play for. 







Playing on a top organization is one thing, development and them making you a better and more prepared player is another.  Whether our players go on to play D-3 or sign D-2 or D-1 we are proud of them all.  Our job is to make them better, more prepared players and the results speak for themselves.







***Check out this nice endorsement from the Atlantic 10 Softball Blog.  Special thanks to this site and the many conferences and coaches recognizing the Battery Lightning players and all of their hard work.  We have had a tremendous amount of positive endorsements such as this over the last couple years including travel players from all over being pointed in our direction from coaches in the Big East, ACC, MAAC, A-10...  Big Thank You from the Battery Lightning organization!!!


Monday, April 29, 2013

Morgan Phillips verbals to St. Bonaventure

The Battery Lightning-St. Bonaventure connection continues as 2014 catcher Morgan Phillips has verballed to the Bonnies.

Phillips is a 2014 catcher who plays for the Battery Lightning and Cicero-North Syracuse High School. Phillips comes from an impressive high school and travel ball program and she should be an impressive addition to the Bonnies. Phillips is a right handed power hitter who should hit some long balls when she gets to Olean.
***The Battery Lightning is a fairly new travel ball program, but they have already had some impressive results. They have recently had players commit to Michigan, Syracuse, and Hofstra among others. The Battery Lightning recently had Kiera Lorenzo and Des Gonzalez sign with St. Bonaventure for next season. Phillips joins Josie Borysevicz in the Bonnies 2014 recruiting class.










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