Monday, September 29, 2008

New Season and Many New Faces!!

Welcome Back!!

It's the start of a new season with SCAD softball and we'd like to welcome all the friends and family of the Diamond Club!

This year we are trying some new things, starting with our new online News Letter! Family and friends will be able to access this 24/7 and we will be able to also hear from you. Updates should become more and more frequent as the season gets rolling. PLEASE, feel free to post comments about anything that you see or even if you just wanted to say hi.

We have many LINKS that will lead you to different sites affiliated with the softball program and we hope to incorporate much of the athletes work in here as well. There is also the "Coaches Dugout" section, where you will be able get a taste of the coaches resources.

We'd like to take a minute to tell you a little about the new girls that have joined our BEES:

Jasmine Jackson
Pos: OF/IF
Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Amanda Kressler
Pos: Catcher/OF
Hometown: Methuen, MA

Jessaca Spears
Pos: SS/3B/OF
Hometown: Sugar Land, TX

Jaime Voelkel
Pos: UT
Hometown: Ottawa, IL

Lisa Williams
Pos: Pitcher
Hometown: Mona Vale, Australia

A big welcome to all the new Freshman!

We also have a new Assistant Coach: Michell Vlahos, who comes to us from Utah.

- She is a Former Utah State softball player.

- 2nd Assistant for two years at Utah State where she oversaw the outfielders.

- Vlahos, a Sacramento, Calif., native, played for the Aggies from 2003-05 after transferring from Texas Tech. She is one of three players in USU softball history to r
ecord five RBI in a single game. In her career at USU, Vlahos hit .291, tallied 42 runs, 12 doubles, four home runs and 26 RBI.

- During her high school career, she helped the team to a second place league finish all four years at St. Francis High School She also led the league in
stolen bases.

- Vlahos graduated from Utah State in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in psychology and is current working on her master's degree in counseling.

Welcome Coach Vlahos!

We also want to welcome back Coach Knecht as the BEES head coach...check out her BIO

We will be sending out emails to inform everyone when we have a new post. You will be able to view pics of practice and games. Right now the girls are going through a great strength a nd conditioning routine along with practice to get them in shape for the upcoming season.

Thanks again for all of your support and we look forward to seeing and hearing from you.

Here are some pics from practice!

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