Women's Softball 2008-2009 News

May 11, 2009
Scheer Named AD3I Student-Athlete of the Month
KANSAS CITY, MO – For the second straight month and the third time this season, the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) Student-Athlete of the Month hails from St. Joseph’s College. Lisa Scheer (Queens, NY/Mary Louis) a freshman pitcher/third baseman has been named the AD3I Student-Athlete of the Month for April 2009.

May 11, 2009
AD3I All-Independent Softball Teams Announced
KANSAS CITY, MO – The Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) named the 2009 All-Independent Softball Teams in a press release sent out earlier today. Freshman pitchers Alyson Chiaramonte (Staten Island, NY/Moore Catholic) and Lisa Scheer (Queens, NY/Mary Louis) were named First Team All-Independent and senior outfielder Theresa Mendez (Queens, NY/St. Francis Prep) and freshman Caitlyn Kakavas (Queens, NY/St. Agnes) were named Second Team All-Independent. Frank P. Carbone was named 2009 Coach of the Year.

May 6, 2009
Lady Bears Conclude 2009 Season With Two Losses in USCAA National Championship
DECATUR, IL – The St. Joseph’s College softball team ended their quest for their first USCAA National Championship with two losses in the double elimination tournament falling to Southern Virginia and Penn State-Beaver, both by a score of 5-2. The Lady Bears conclude their 2009 campaign as the winningest team in school’s history with a record of 26-10.

May 5, 2009
Lady Bears Sweep Weekly Softball Accolades
BROOKLYN, NY – In announcements released earlier today, Theresa Mendez (Queens, NY/St. Francis Prep) was named Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) Player of the Week, Caitlyn Kakavas (Queens, NY/St. Agnes) was named United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Player of the Week and Lisa Scheer (Queens, NY/Mary Louis) was named USCAA Pitcher of the Week for the week ending May 3. The St. Joseph’s College softball team went 6-0 on the week and captured their third Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference (HVWAC) title and extended their winning streak to eight games.

May 2, 2009
Scheer Blasts Game-Winning RBI Leading Lady Bears to HVWAC Title and Tournament MVP Honors
MORRISTOWN, NJ – In one of the most exciting and intense games in St. Joseph’s College and Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference (HVWAC) history, Lisa Scheer (Queens, NY/Mary Louis) delivered the game-winning RBI in extra innings with a shot to the left field fence and struck out 11 leading the #1 seed St. Joseph’s College softball team to their third HVWAC championship with a 2-1 victory in nine innings over #2 College of St. Elizabeth on Saturday afternoon.

May 1, 2009
Lady Bears Seeded #5 for USCAA Softball National Championship
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The United States Collegiate Athletic Association released the seeding for the 2009 USCAA Softball National Championship earlier today. St. Joseph’s will enter the tournament as the number five seed and will face Southern Virginia in the opening round of the double-elimination tournament hosted by Robert Morris College Springfield in Decatur, IL from May 5-7.

April 30, 2009
Kakavas' Game Winning Home Run Completes Lady Bears Sweep of Briarcliffe
BROOKLYN, NY – Last week’s HVWAC Rookie of the Week, Caitlyn Kakavas(Queens, NY/St. Agnes) recorded two game-winning RBIs hitting for the cycle over both games leading the St. Joseph’s College softball team to a sweep of USCAA rival Briarcliffe College (17-11). The Lady Bears finish the regular season at 24-8 and become the winningest team in St. Joseph’s College softball history surpassing the 23-win mark set by the 2003 Lady Bears squad.

April 29, 2009
Caitlyn Kakavas and Lisa Scheer Nab Hudson Valley Rookie and Pitcher of the Week Honors
BROOKLYN, NY – In reports for the last two weeks released by the Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference (HVWAC), Caitlyn Kakavas (Queens, NY/St. Agnes) was named Rookie of the Week for the week ending April 26 and Lisa Scheer (Queens, NY/Mary Louis) was named the Pitcher of the Week for the week ending April 19.

April 28, 2009
Lady Bears Celebrate Senior Night With Sweep of Golden Eagles
BROOKLYN, NY – Senior co-captain Theresa Mendez(Queens, NY/St. Francis Prep) had four hits, scored three runs and drove in two over a two-game sweep of sister campus St. Joseph’s College-Long Island on Tuesday night as the Lady Bears celebrated Senior Night. Freshman Lisa Scheer (Queens, NY/Mary Louis) also had four hits, two RBI and a run and picked up a win in the nightcap. This was the first official regular season meeting between the two campuses.

April 27, 2009
Lady Bears Softball Accepts Bid to USCAA National Tournament
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The St. Joseph’s College softball team formally accepted a bid to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Tournament. Bids were extended to seven teams on Friday by the association with the eighth bid going to the winner of the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) tournament.

April 25, 2009
Lady Bears Overpower Brooklyn College
BROOKLYN, NY – Emily Palmieri (Staten Island, NY/St. John Villa) had three hits and six RBI and Caitlyn Kakavas (Queens, NY/St. Agnes) and Jackie Marinello(Brooklyn, NY/Fontbonne) scored three runs each in an 8-0, 9-1 sweep of Brooklyn College on Saturday afternoon at National Grid Softball Field.

April 23, 2009
Softball Splits With Purchase, Snaps 10 Game Win Streak
BROOKLYN, NY – Lisa Scheer (Queens, NY/Mary Louis) pitched a complete game, striking out five and scored the winning run in a 2-1 win over Purchase College on Thursday evening at National Grid Softball Field. The Lady Bears dropped the nightcap, 5-1. Emily Palmieri (Staten Island, NY/St. John’s Villa) hit 4-for-5 on the twin-bill, the only Lady Bear to register multiple hits for the series.

April 19, 2009
Lady Bears Surrender One-Hit to New York University Preserving Winning Streak
BROOKLYN, NY – The crowd of over 100 who attended Alumni, Family and Friends Day at National Grid field were treated to beautiful spring weather, great food and one of the most exciting finishes in St. Joseph’s College history with the Lady Bears sweeping New York University 1-0 and 4-1 on Sunday afternoon. St. Joseph’s is on a nine-game winning streak and 16-2 since returning from the Tucson Invitational Games to start the season.

April 18, 2009
Lady Bears Shut Out New Rochelle to Capture HVWAC Regular Season Crown
BROOKLYN, NY – Freshman Lisa Scheer (Queens, NY/Mary Louis) batted 3-for-6 with five RBI and pitched a complete game two-hit shutout in a sweep of New Rochelle on Saturday afternoon at the National Grid Softball Field. St. Joseph’s finishes conference play undefeated at 3-0 and captures their fourth Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference regular season title, last winning in 2007.

April 16, 2009
Softball Extends Winning Streak to Five With Sweep of Lehman
BRONX, NY – Jackie Marinello (Brooklyn, NY/Fontbonne) had three hits, with two runs and two RBI and Emily Palmieri(Staten Island, NY/St. John’s Villa) had one hit, three runs and three RBI in two non-conference wins over Lehman College on Thursday. The St. Joseph’s College softball team improves to 13-7 on the season and is on a five-game winning streak.

April 15, 2009
Alyson Chiaramonte Sweeps Weekly Accolades
BROOKLYN, NY – Recognizing her outstanding performance during the week ending April 12, freshman pitcher/outfielder Alyson Chiaramonte (Staten Island, NY/Moore Catholic) was named AD3I Player of the Week, USCAA Pitcher of the Week and HVWAC Pitcher of the Week.

April 10, 2009
Chiaramonte Pitches Perfect Game in Sweep of Sarah Lawrence
BRONXVILLE, NY – Freshman Alyson Chiaramonte(Staten Island, NY/Moore Catholic) pitched the first perfect game in St. Joseph’s College history in a 10-0 victory (five innings) in the first game of a conference doubleheader against Sarah Lawrence College on Friday afternoon. She also was phenomenal from the plate going 3-for-4 with five RBIs, two runs, and a home run. St. Joseph’s captured the nightcap 11-1, also in five innings.

April 8, 2009
Lisa Scheer and Caitlyn Kakavas Take HVWAC Player and Rookie of the Week Honors
NEW YORK, NY – For the second straight week St. Joseph’s has captured two-thirds of the Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference (HVWAC) weekly accolades. For their performances during the week ending April 5th, which included a pair of wins over St. Elizabeth, Lisa Scheer (Queens, NY/Mary Louis) was named HVWAC Player of the Week and Caitlyn Kakavas (Queens, NY/St. Agnes) HVWAC Rookie of the Week. This is the first time either player has received the honor.

April 7, 2009
Emily Palmieri Receives USCAA Co-Player of the Week Honors
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – In recognition of her outstanding play for the week ending April 26, freshman Emily Palmieri(Staten Island, NY/St. John Villa) was named the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Co-Player of the Week in an announcement released by the association earlier today.

April 7, 2009
Softball Posts Two Shutouts Over York, Extending Winning Streak to Four
BROOKLYN, NY – Lisa Scheer (Queens, NY/Mary Louis) and Alyson Chiaramonte(Staten Island, NY/Moore Catholic) tossed complete game shutouts to propel the St. Joseph’s College softball team to a sweep over York College 3-0, 8-0 on Tuesday night at National Grid Softball Field. With the wins, St. Joseph’s (8-6) surpasses the .500 mark for the first time this season.

April 5, 2009
Lady Bears Open Conference Play With Sweep of Rival St. Elizabeth’s
MORRISTOWN, NJ – St. Joseph’s College softball started their 2009 campaign for the Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference title by defeating College of St. Elizabeth 3-1 and 7-1 on the road on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Lady Bears (6-6) improve to .500 for the season and are 1-0 in conference. (Only the first game of a HVWAC doubleheader counts toward the conference record.) St. Elizabeth falls to 5-15.

April 1, 2009
Softball Loses to Mount Saint Vincent in Rain Shortened Game
BROOKLYN, NY – Alyson Chiaramonte (Staten Island, NY/Moore Catholic) struck out 12 in a losing effort as the St. Joseph’s College softball team fell to Mount Saint Vincent 4-1 in six innings on Wednesday night at National Grid Softball Field.

March 31, 2009
Alyson Chiaramonte Receives AD3I Softball Player of the Week Honors
KANSAS CITY, MO. – For her efforts in a week where St. Joseph’s College softball went 3-0 and a first place finish in the Gallaudet Invitational Tournament, freshman pitcher/outfielder Alyson Chiaramonte (Staten Island, NY/Moore Catholic) was named the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) Softball Player of the Week.

March 28, 2009
Lady Bears Capture First Place in Gallaudet Invitational Softball Tournament
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) After weather forced the cancellation of day two of play, tournament hosts Gallaudet University selected St. Joseph’s College women’s softball in first place of the 2009 Softball Bison Invitational. The Lady Bears went 2-0 on day one, with a 10-1 victory over host Gallaudet and a 15-2 victory over Lincoln University, both in five innings.

March 25, 2009
Lady Bears Defeat Albertus Magnus in Home Opener
(BROOKLYN, NY) St. Joseph’s College women’s softball invoked the eight-run rule defeating Albertus Magnus College 12-3 in five innings at the National Grid Field in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon. The Lady Bears improve to 2-5 and Albertus Magnus remains winless at 0-3.

March 21, 2009
Softball Drops Two on Second Day of Tucson Invitational
(TUCSON, AZ) St. Joseph’s College women’s softball lost to Amherst College 7-0 and Otterbein College 4-0 on Friday afternoon at the Tucson Invitational Games. The Lady Bears fall to 1-3 on the season.

March 20, 2009
Lady Bears Softball Conclude Tucson Invitational With Two Losses
(TUCSON, AZ) St. Joseph’s College women’s softball wrapped up their appearance in the Tucson Invitational Games with Pomona-Pitzer College 10-1 and St. Mary’s University 10-0. Despite the 1-5 start, this has been the most successful showing by a Lady Bears team in three trips to Tucson. In addition to picking up their first win in Arizona, St. Joseph’s had respectable performances in all their losses, including two losses that went the full seven innings.

March 19, 2009
Softball Defeats Mount Mary on Opening Day of Tucson Invitational Games
(TUCSON, AZ) St. Joseph’s College women’s softball defeated AD3I school Mount Mary College 11-2 to to pick up their first win of the 2009 campaign and their first win three years at the Tucson Invitational Games. Freshman Alyson Chiaramonte(Staten Island, NY/Moore Catholic) was dominant on the mound, pitching a complete game win, striking out 11. In their first game of the day, the Lady Bears lost 10-2 to University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.