June 4th, 2014 8:00-11:00am
Athletes MUST have a physical within the last 13 months and a sind release waiver to participate. Don't forget your equipment!
DII Hitter of the Week!
Sophomore Outfielder Katie Moreno receives ACCAC player of the week award (March 3-8) Katie went 7 of 14 last week with 3 home runs, 1 double, 6 RBI's and 4 runs.
Head Softball Coach Christa Pfeninger is pleased to announce 12 signees for the 2014/2015 season.
Anissa Morales - Catcher - Morenci High School
Molly Rosenthal - 1B - Gila Ridge High School
Amanda Hernandez - OF - Cibola High School
Ally Hartley - 3B - Pinnacle High School
Jamie Pinson - OF - Verrado High School
Brianna Garcia - Catcher / 3B - Sunnyside High School
Kendall Bradford - SS - Pinnacle High School
Brittany Norberciak - OF - Pinnacle High School
Karen Medrano - 2B - Sunrise Mountain High School
Mariah Armendariz - OF - St Mary's High School
Caitlin McDowell - P - Apache Junction High School
Kylie Weigl P - Desert Vista High School
SMCC Softball finished 3rd in the country in Team GPA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association)
The 2012-13 SMCC Softball team was recognized by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association as having the 3rd best team grade point average in the country. SMCC softball ranked number 3, out of all two-year colleges with a team GPA of 3.421. The Cougars also featured two NJCAA Academic All-Americans in Shauna Barringer (3.65) and Lindsey Skinner (3.78) in 2012-13. South Mountain was third behind East Mississipi CC (3.568) and Wallace State CC (3.538) in the NFCA rankings. SMCC was the only Maricopa College to show up in the top 30 of the NFCA rankings. The Cougars have 8 returning athletes that need to maintain their current GPAs to reach Academic All-American status. Congratulations to SMCC Softball for their outstanding performance in the classroom.
SMCC selects Christa Pfeninger as next Head Softball Coach, (July 11, 2013)
SMCC Athletic Director Todd Eastin announces the hiring of Christa Pfeninger to take over as Head Softball Coach (Athletic Specialist). Coach Pfeninger will be filling a vacancy left by Coach Jim Beitia who has accepted a position on the softball staff at Auburn University. Coach Pfeninger comes to SMCC with a familiarity of the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference. She has spent the last nine years as an assistant coach on the Phoenix College Softball staff. Coach Pfeninger is also certified in Strength and Conditioning and will serve as an instructor for courses in the PE Department. From Todd Eastin, “We are excited to get an individual of Coach Pfeninger’s caliber, character, and background to further the academic and athletic development of our student-athletes.”
Softball Signs Three Student-Athletes
The SMCC Cougar Softball team has added three players to their 2013 – 2014 roster. Alexis Evans, Ally Stoltzman, and Grecia Villa all have signed their National Letter of Intent and have become part of the Cougar Softball family. Evans and Villa are both from Cibola High School in Cibola, AZ, while Stoltzman is from Mesquite High School in Gilbert, AZ.
Interested in getting better? South Mountain Community College softball program offers individual lessons. We offer a wide range of lessons from hitting, pitching, defense and agility. We utilize our girls along with our coaching staff. Please contact Coach Pfeninger to set up an appointment.- 602-243-8242
For further details do not hesitate to contact the softball office. Please look back for Upcoming Camps. Thank you!
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