Terps Build Impressive Coaching Staff
Heading into what will be their second season in the Big 10, the University of Maryland softball team is gathering an impressive group of coaches to lead the charge against some pretty tough competition from schools like Michigan, Northwestern and Ohio State. Check our headline article at the right for all the details about new head coach Julie Wright, whose Idaho State program won three straight Big Sky titles.
Wright has brought in Lisa Norris, former pitcher at the University of North Carolina and more recently of the National Pro Fastpitch League's Akron Racers. Ms. Norris has played for the Racers since 2009 and was named NPF Pitcher of the Year in 2010. She has been an assistant coach at Louisiana-Lafayette, Georgia Tech, NC State and Texas A&M. She helped the Ragin' Cajuns reach the Women's College World Series in 2014 and helped pitcher Christina Hamilton win the Sun Belt Pitcher of the Year award.
Lisa Carey is returning to coaching at the college level after coaching at Oklahoma and Comanche High School. Prior to that she led the Lady Blues of Washburn University to 256 wins during her nine seasons as head coach. Over 100 of her players have received All Conference and Academic Honor Roll awards. Ms. Carey was a four-year starter at short stop for the Oklahoma Sooners and a three time All American. The Sooners won three Big 12 Championships during her time there and she led the program to the 2000 NCAA Championship with a two-run home run in the finals.
It's going to be an exciting year for Terps softball......stay tuned!
2016 Recruits U of Md Softball
Head Coach Julie Wright has announced her inaugural recruiting class for Terrapin Softball:
Amanda Brashear, outfielder (Chino, CA)
Lauren Graves, pitcher (White Hall, AR)
Anna Kufta, infielder (Huntington Beach, CA)
Brigette Nordberg, utility (Exton, PA)
The four players have signed National Letters of Intent for play for Maryland and will join the team for the 2016-2017 season.
Comets Varsity Gets First Win of the Year vs Hereford
The Catonsville High School Comets secured their first varsity softball win of the 2015-2016 campaign on Wednesday evening, defeating the Hereford Bulls by a score of 14-4. Plenty of CGS alums had a hand in the victory including sophomores Amber Lalley and Kelsey Ellis, and freshmen Kelsey Jones, Brook Mariner, Rayner Reinhardt, Rachel Phillips and Erin Kreis.
Congratulations to these athletes and also to the Comets JV team who won, 15-4. They were led by still more CGS alums with Caroline Brady on the mound, Riley Becker in the field and with Savannah Brethauer, Katherine Anderson and Morgan Waltz coming through on offense. Great job ladies!