Softball looks to uplift spirits with breast cancer awareness practice
Nov02

Softball looks to uplift spirits with breast cancer awareness practice

The Seton Hall softball team held a breast cancer awareness month-themed practice in mid-October, bringing attention to the disease through the team’s social media pages. The idea for the event was inspired by the connections some of the players have to people with the disease, head coach Paige Smith said. “Women, in general, need to raise awareness because statistics are showing that we’re pretty likely to be touched by it in some...

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Pandemic sets foundation of culture for softball and baseball programs
Jun12

Pandemic sets foundation of culture for softball and baseball programs

Although at the helm from inside the dugout, softball head coach Paige Smith wants to storm the field for a championship just as much as her players.  Coming off a campaign where the softball program missed the Big East playoffs by .003 of winning percentage, the canceled season due to COVID-19 diminished the potential of a banner year for her players.  Having to ditch the tactics she had been planning since the beginning of...

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Senior Spotlight: softball leaves behind impressive resume
Apr02

Senior Spotlight: softball leaves behind impressive resume

Despite an NCAA Committee ruling on Monday afternoon that spring sport athletes will receive an extra year of eligibility due to a lost season under COVID-19 scares, there is still a rightfully sentimental feeling surrounding senior players who had their swan songs ripped out from under their feet. Graduating college is a monumental step in life. For most athletes, this means the end of a career and an official shift into the working...

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Subpar performance marks softball’s weekend in South Carolina
Feb24

Subpar performance marks softball’s weekend in South Carolina

Over the weekend, the Seton Hall softball team travelled to Conway, South Carolina to compete in the Chanticleer Classic. The team went 1-3. In the first game on Friday, Seton Hall took on Coastal Carolina University and lost by a final score of 4-6. In the first three innings of the game, Coastal Carolina took the lead early by scoring four runs. Then, in the fifth inning, the Pirates scored three from a home-run by Janae Barracato...

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Abby Wingo and her traveling fan group
Feb21

Abby Wingo and her traveling fan group

There are few things more wholesome than the excite- ment of parents watching and cheering on their kids from the sidelines. The atmosphere of youth sports games is dictated by father-coaches yelling and stereotypical soccer moms devoting their time to be the team mascot. Unfortunately, as the kids grow older and they begin to filter out by who has the potential to play in college and who does not, these age- old tropes retire from...

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Softball’s freshmen eager to make instant impact
Jan30

Softball’s freshmen eager to make instant impact

For most, the transition from high school to being a Division I collegiate athlete is not easy. Heading into the spring 2020 season, this truth is all the more prevalent for the Seton Hall softball team. After graduating key players such as Chrisa Head, Ragen Reddick, Destini Peck and Madison Strunk head coach Paige Smith will have to rely on her nine freshmen to get accustomed to life in the spotlight and hopefully make an impact on...

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Softball’s 2019 shortcomings are driving force to 2020 motivation
Jan30

Softball’s 2019 shortcomings are driving force to 2020 motivation

Seton Hall softball’s 2019 shortcomings are driving force to 2020 motivation. Almost every student has felt the heartbreak of finishing a course with an 89 or missing out on an A by a tenth of a percentage point. That same heartbreak was multiplied tenfold for the Seton Hall softball team last year when they missed out on a place in the Big East tournament by .003. For the exiting seniors, it was a sour note to end their college...

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Fall season important for softball to hone skills, build chemistry
Sep18

Fall season important for softball to hone skills, build chemistry

The tumbling leaves symbolize more than autumn for Seton Hall’s softball program, as the fall season is the preparation for a long-awaited Big East tournament appearance. Despite missing out on the conference playoffs by .003 percentage points last season, the Pirates return a surplus of starters while ushering in one of their largest freshman classes in years. The optimism is at its peak for the unit, and the falls allow coaches to...

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Ace of Hearts: Reganne Camp plays for more than herself
May01

Ace of Hearts: Reganne Camp plays for more than herself

Reganne Camp is Seton Hall softball’s ace. She is an alpha, an inspiration, the one the Pirates turn to when they need to shut out the opposition. But as isolated as Camp may seem on the rubber mound, she is never alone – for there is an angel on her shoulder.  Camp recalls the day, March 6, 2018, when something was taken from her that she can never tangibly recover; a life, a teammate, a friend, a piece of her childhood. The...

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Matthys uses mental fortitude to spur turnaround
May01

Matthys uses mental fortitude to spur turnaround

Whether she’s giving her best Freddie Mercury impression pregame or leading cheers in the dugout during the game, nobody can deny Katherine Matthys’ talent off the field. However, this year she is showcasing her talent on the field as well. “I can’t say enough about the person she is and the growth that she has made in her game is just a combination of the work she put in and her amazing trust that she has in our awesome hitting...

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Allender developing into consistent presence
May01

Allender developing into consistent presence

The Allender family is not unaccustomed to the game of softball, especially playing it in a blue and white uniform at the collegiate level. Baylee Allender was raised by a former Creighton Bluejay in her mother, Teir and watched her older sister Kelsey follow suit as she went on to play for Creighton between 2013 and ‘16. Playing softball in Omaha, Nebraska seemed almost inevitable for Baylee as well, but the sophomore infielder chose...

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Extra base hits have been key to softball’s success
May01

Extra base hits have been key to softball’s success

After numerous trips to warmer locales in February and March, a grueling Big East schedule that included trips to Chicago and Providence, and a few picture-perfect weather days in South Orange, the softball team will be playing its final series of the regular season in Omaha, Nebraska against Creighton over the weekend. The team wrapped up a three-game series against Georgetown, taking two of three games from the Hoyas. The series was...

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