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sftbll4ever

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I don't see how Towson gets a congratulations. They are playing in a useless small post season tournament, that any team with a winning record gets invited to. Who won that thing last year? Does anyone know or care? They should have spent good money flying to places to play big RPI teams than doing the Carolina bus trips to bag a bunch of wins that were stat generators and were meaningless.


Cal Poly and I am sure that everyone of those girls cared!!!
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Liberty beat Lamar in last year's finals.
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The NISC is a chance to extend the Careers of Seniors that have given what they could over their career, it's additional game time & practice for underclassmen... and it's additional tournament play time to build a championship mentality... a chance to change the culture. 4 teams that competed in the NISC in 2017 made the 2018 NCAA's I beleive 1 or 2 of them for the first time ever! i dont seee what is bad about it... 
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So was it Cal Poly or Liberty? Either way, to win it would be a dubious award. 17 teams who did not make the NCAA cut. Extending the careers of seniors for 3 or 4 more games after just playing 50+? I believe it is a waste of money. By the way, Liberty has a very good team and would have gotten in the NCAA's this year regardless of last year's Losers bowl win.
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Liberty, I messed up!
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Congrats to all the NFCA All Region winners from the CAA!!!

DIVISION I - MID-ATLANTIC REGION - FIRST TEAM
3B Taylor DuPree College of Charleston
SS Brook Miko Towson University
OF Kendyl Scott Towson University
OF Kara Shutt Elon University
 
DIVISION I - MID-ATLANTIC REGION - SECOND TEAM
SS Hannah Olson Elon University
 
DIVISION I - MID-ATLANTIC REGION - THIRD TEAM
1B Madison Wilson Towson University
 
DIVISION I - NORTHEAST REGION - FIRST TEAM
P Sarah Cornell Hofstra University
P Payton Buresch James Madison University
1B Brittany Allocca Hofstra University
OF Kate Gordon James Madison University
OF Brielle Pietrafesa Hofstra University
UT/P Odicci Alexander James Madison University
UT/Non-P or DP Sarah Edwards Hofstra University
 
DIVISION I - NORTHEAST REGION - SECOND TEAM
P Sophie Dandola Hofstra University
1B Kristi DiMeo Drexel University
3B Morgan Tolle James Madison University
SS Linda Rush Drexel University
 
DIVISION I - NORTHEAST REGION - THIRD TEAM
C Anna Steinmetz University of Delaware
SS Kristin Hallam Hofstra University
OF Courtney Scarpato Hofstra University
OF Cambry Arnold James Madison University

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The Columbia Regional thread is talking about the story of the young lady who hit the walkoff to win for USC.   Being that it is such a beautiful moment for a that student-athlete, I did not want to do anything to deflect from that.

However, I just wanted to take a moment to extend a thank you to all our departing seniors for four excellent years of service.  

It is heartbreaking to see your careers end this way.  But unfortunately, since it's been the same poison all season with Cornell giving up untimely bombs, I cannot say it is shocking.  But it hurts nonetheless.  

So, on behalf of the Pride enthusiasts, thank you + best wishes to #8, #11, #14, #17, #21 (finishes tied for second in career HRs), #32, and #36....Each one of you gave us everything you had; and for that, you will all be #1 in our hearts.
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That was just gut-wrenching, hofman.... a heckuva season, and gave my Ducks every BIT of all they wanted in March
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Saw that one up close.  Cornell remains more of a 'thrower' than a pitcher.  Walked 7, hit 2 and K'd 10.  Was constantly in trouble but got away with it until she didn't.  Might still be playing if she hadn't issued a walk before the HR.  Very little difference between the top 3 teams in Columbia with #1's in the circle. 
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Saw that one up close.  Cornell remains more of a 'thrower' than a pitcher.  Walked 7, hit 2 and K'd 10.  Was constantly in trouble but got away with it until she didn't.  Might still be playing if she hadn't issued a walk before the HR.  Very little difference between the top 3 teams in Columbia with #1's in the circle. 


I'm glad somebody else saw that to. JMU decided to take their thrower to the Pitcher's duel also. 
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I'm coming back to the Towson team getting into that post season tournament. They have one decent pitcher and a couple of very good senior hitters. They were not going to win the thing and ended up wasting their time and money. They got 4 more games against mediocre teams (actually 2 since they played Eastern Kentucky 3 times). But if that made their coach and administration happy, who am I to comment?
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OK Hofstra folks where is the program going? To an alum who's currently a D1 head coach? Will Bill make the call? Can't see promoting from within this time.  If that happens I'd say it speaks poorly of the administration's commitment to the sport. If the new coach can avoid attrition (S)he's set with a great young lineup. Dandola is a diamond in the rough.
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OK Hofstra folks where is the program going? To an alum who's currently a D1 head coach? Will Bill make the call? Can't see promoting from within this time.  If that happens I'd say it speaks poorly of the administration's commitment to the sport. If the new coach can avoid attrition (S)he's set with a great young lineup. Dandola is a diamond in the rough.


Are you hinting at Courtney Oliver? Will certainly be interesting to see what the new AD does with his first major task. 
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NCexile Courtney Oliver would be a great choice but I don't see her coming back to Hofstra after being a head coach at East Carolina. What would be another alternative would be dipping down to D2 Molloy College and tapping their softball coach who also doubles as their AD. That's Susan Cassidy Lyke. She is the female version of Bill Edwards. Has run a very successful Long Island program for over a decade with some nice ties in the northeast. Has had a working relationship with Bill Edwards for years.
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NCexile Courtney Oliver would be a great choice but I don't see her coming back to Hofstra after being a head coach at East Carolina. What would be another alternative would be dipping down to D2 Molloy College and tapping their softball coach who also doubles as their AD. That's Susan Cassidy Lyke. She is the female version of Bill Edwards. Has run a very successful Long Island program for over a decade with some nice ties in the northeast. Has had a working relationship with Bill Edwards for years.


If we were to take the Long Island D2 route, i'd also be happy with Adelphi's coach. Made the NCAA tournament every year as head coach there, including a couple WCWS. Head coach Bree Nasti and Associate Head Coach Ophir Sadeh both have Hofstra/Bill Edwards connections.
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Oliver has struggled at ECU, it would not surprise me the go external with recommendation from either/or Edwards or Anderson.

As for internal, Valentino has been doing well as a young assistant at both UNC Charlotte and now Duke, but it is a huge leap to take over a quality mid major. She is a catchers though, ane everyone knows that catchers make the best coaches πŸ˜‰
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I am a little biased because it was my friendship with her when we were both students at HU that turned me into a Pride Softball diehard, but what are people's opinion of the candidacy of Adrienne Clark?

She is a Hofstra alum with a reputation for stepping up when the moment was biggest (believe she she was a two-time All Regional selection back when it was an 8-team format and getting to the finals was more difficult), has been on a college bench for over a decade (including a brief stint at HU).  

Not an essential component, but I kind of like that she is a native Floridian too.  I think it gives up footing in a hotbed that we could possibly utilize more effectively on the recruiting trail. 


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I would say Clark checks all the right boxes.  

Obviously she chose to leave "The Island" for UConn.  Was that an amicable parting?  Seems like a lateral move. Granted UConn is in a better conference but it is clearly the worst job in the AAC.
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Delaware head coach gets the boot.
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I wonder what happened at UD? Wasn't there long.
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Coach was horrible Last 3 years lead the CAA in errors. The team isnt that bad. I know alot of those players on the team from travel ball. It seems like every year as freshman com in they get worse
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Given their resources, they should be better than they are. It was a steady decline...

His tenure:
2015 9-8 (served as interim for final weeks of season)
2016 30-21
2017 24-29
2018 18-31
TruDat

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When Jamie left he had her players in year 1. By 3rd year it was all him baby.
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Agree. The guy can not coach nor can he recruit. Look at the stats of the players he recruited or brought in. Count the number of players that either left or quit under his coaching. There were games he batted out of order, forgot to reenter players etc. Bad situation. Jaimie got screwed and karma has taken over the program since then.
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On a positive Note... My Kid still leads the NCAA in RBI's! lol... No Really, a quote from my kids Instagram... She has accepted a spot to play professionally in Germany!

"@brookcmiko Hanging up my cleats in one place and lacing them up in another as one door closes and another one opens. God has blessed me with an amazing journey on and off the field at Towson, but I am beyond excited to announce that I’ll be joining the Neunkirchin Nightmares organization in Neunkirchin, Germany to continue my softball journey! Thank you for the endless love and support from my teammates, coaches (present and past), parents, and fans from coast to coast, couldn’t have done it all without y’all. Wir sehen uns in vier Monaten ! πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ‘‹πŸ½πŸ€—"

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On a positive Note... My Kid still leads the NCAA in RBI's! lol... No Really, a quote from my kids Instagram... She has accepted a spot to play professionally in Germany!

"@brookcmiko Hanging up my cleats in one place and lacing them up in another as one door closes and another one opens. God has blessed me with an amazing journey on and off the field at Towson, but I am beyond excited to announce that I’ll be joining the Neunkirchin Nightmares organization in Neunkirchin, Germany to continue my softball journey! Thank you for the endless love and support from my teammates, coaches (present and past), parents, and fans from coast to coast, couldn’t have done it all without y’all. Wir sehen uns in vier Monaten ! πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ‘‹πŸ½πŸ€—"


Congrats to her, very well deserved! Now you've got a good excuse to go overseas and visit
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On a positive Note... My Kid still leads the NCAA in RBI's! lol... No Really, a quote from my kids Instagram... She has accepted a spot to play professionally in Germany!

"@brookcmiko Hanging up my cleats in one place and lacing them up in another as one door closes and another one opens. God has blessed me with an amazing journey on and off the field at Towson, but I am beyond excited to announce that I’ll be joining the Neunkirchin Nightmares organization in Neunkirchin, Germany to continue my softball journey! Thank you for the endless love and support from my teammates, coaches (present and past), parents, and fans from coast to coast, couldn’t have done it all without y’all. Wir sehen uns in vier Monaten ! πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ‘‹πŸ½πŸ€—"


My daughter pitched (and hit) for the German national champion Mannheim Tornados in 2009.  A truly great experience.  Brook will have time to see some of Europe; Ryan Air is the way to go.  Just be prepared for the 300' fences if there are fences at all πŸ˜‰
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Hofpride and Steel,

We all threw out a few of our favorite name/suggestions to fill the HC vacancy.

However, as the two people closest to the program on this forum, I was wondering if either of you had heard of a possible short list forming?  

If so, are there any surprises?

Being that this is his first real duty as the new A.D., I look at this decision as a defining one for the Cole regime....Is he going to be a guy who tries to take the cheapest option?  Or will he invest and try to keep the program strong by bringing in the best possible person regardless of cost?

My fear is the that it will be the former.
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Hofman19 you are right. This hire will speak volumes. Hire the best with little restrictions on salary then he is his own man. Go the cheap route like Hofstra did when they hired their womens lax coach (22 year old grad student) then it is Rabinowitz pulling the purse strings. I say let him do his job but I think he needs to put someone in place by july4th. I don't want to see a mass exodus of players and recruits because of uncertainty.
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