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Travel Softball

In 2013, we began a girls softball travel program.  Our girls play in travel leagues and now have to commit to at least (4) tournaments per year to properly prepare them for high school softball. This year , The Knights have travel teams in 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U in the BGFSL league.    These travel girls practice 2-3 times per week plus play about 4 games per week. They also commit to play Spring, Summer and Fall ball.  Our travel girls play about 75 games per year including tournaments.   Our Spring, Summer and Fall seasons start in March and run until November.   All our girls have the opportunity to practice windmill pitching with coach Victoria Capozucca on Tuesdays at St. Bernadette gymnasium. We host separate catcher clinics as well on Sundays.   Although our travel program is young (only three years) we are making huge strides and will continue to have our dedicated girls work hard and received the best training possible.   We have high school and college coaches working with our travel players.   If you are interested in trying out contact Pete McCarthy at 917-675-1476

Our Softball program goal

We strive to develop talented softball players and that have incredible work ethic. We instill the love of the game in all girls because it is our hope that they will go on to play high school ball and even college ball.  Our program tries to inspire our players to do more than they think they can. We get our players to entertain possibilities that stretch the limits of their beliefs. We approach softball teaching as opportunities where the more important life lessons can be taught such as mastering hardship, handling and rebounding from failures and setbacks, trusting your teammates, sacrificing individual needs for the benefit of the group, emotionally dealing with winning and losing, good sportsmanship, fair play, honesty, integrity. We inspire our athletes to believe in themselves is by continually putting them in situations which challenge their limiting beliefs. We don’t allow our players to just get by with the status quo.   We push our athletes outside of their comfort zone, physically, mentally and emotionally, and then helping them discover that, in fact, they can do better than they first believed they could.

Our coaches have enormous passion for the game and try to instill that passion each and every day in all our girls.  They also realize that softball is just a game, and games are meant to be fun. They find creative ways to integrate this fun into what they do over the course of the season, on a daily basis in practice and during competitions.

We are finishing up our winter workouts so if you still are interested and feel that you have a daughter that may want to try softball – this may be a great opportunity to test the waters.  If you are interested – please e-mail (mccarthy@freehill.com) or call my cell 917-675-1476 and I will provide you with information for our next winter practice.

2016 KNIGHTS 14U BGFSL SPRING CHAMPIONS TEAM

AT OZONE HOWARD TOURNAMENT FINALISTS 

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2016  9U TEAM IN TOURNAMENT

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2016  12U Spring Team made it to the championship 

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2016  Junior Varsity Stingrays – Spring Champions  

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2016  Junior Varsity Panthers – Spring Champions  

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Molinari, Rossi, Ferrigno and

Gentile (FORMER KNIGHT) Named to All-HVIAC Softball Team

The quadruple led the Lady Bears (22-16) to their first 20-win season and berth in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Championships since 2012.

Molinari, a senior catcher/second baseman, is the top run producer for the Lady Bears, leading the team and the conference with 27 runs batted in and scoring 25 times. The St. Edmund Prep product is batting .311 with six doubles and compiled nine multi-hit games highlighted by a 2-for-3 effort with four RBI vs. Lehman.

Rossi, a sophomore outfielder, trails Molinari tied for second on the team with 26 RBI and 24 runs scored. A one-time Player of the Week, the Mary Louis Academy product, currently bats .362 with five doubles and two triples and seven stolen bases. Rossi has also knocked multiple hits in a team-high-tying 11 games, registered a team-leading eight games with multiple RBI and has an active seven-game hitting streak.

Ferrigno, a sophomore third baseman, sets the table as the Lady Bears leadoff hitter leading the team and league with a .392 batting average, 40 hits and 36 runs scored and a third-best .496 on base percentage. Also a one-time Player of the Week, the Bishop Kearney product started in all 38 games and contributed 19 RBI and has swiped 10 stolen bases. She shares the team lead with Rossi with 11 multi-hit games and is one of the hottest hitters over the latter part of the season batting .621 (18-for-29) over the last 10 games.

Gentile, a freshman first baseman, has produced a fine rookie campaign batting .365 with a team-second-best .492 slugging percentage and eight extra base hits. The Fontbonne Hall Academy product also accumulated 16 runs scored, 14 RBI and two stolen bases. The one-time Rookie of the Week and assembled a six-game hitting streak in the middle of the season and had four multi-hit and multi-RBI games this season.

Molinari receives the accolade for the third straight year, while Rossi and Ferrigno are two-time honorees and Gentile, a rookie, receives the award for the first time.

The Lady Bears have added one final regular season tune-up in preparation for the USCAA Nationals, facing USCAA foe Briarcliffe in a single road game tomorrow at Holbrook, N.Y. at 5:30 p.m. The team will depart for Akron, Ohio on Sunday to begin their quest for their first national championship when play begins on Monday morning.

Kearney windmiller signs with Bridgeport – our very own Tiffany Irrera signs with Bridgeport

Tiffany Irrera played softball with the DHAA Knights for several years. Last season she helped lead Kearney to an undefeated regular season and its first CHSAA Brooklyn division title since 2004. She surrendered just two runs in the team’s four games against rivals Fontbonne Hall and St. Edmund Prep. “She has all these pitches that it kind of throws the batters off guard,” Kearney coach Gina Trani said. Irrera is not your typical fire baller. She relies on an array of pitches — a drop curve, changeup, rise to name a few — and different speeds and locations to keep batters guessing. There was rarely anything hit hard off of her. Dribblers and ground balls were prevalent. All of that was attractive to Stearns. “She said it was good that I mixed everything up and I wasn’t one dimensional,” Irrera said. She will be the leader of a revamped Tigers squad, which loses a chunk of their roster to gradation. It doesn’t mean she isn’t prepared to leave the Brooklyn school without another banner to hang. “We have a whole new team,” Irrera said. “But we want to keep it going with the division title.”

Kearney senior Tiffany Irrera will play at Bridgeport next season,.

SOFTBALL INKS NICOLETTE SINAGRA (ANOTHER DHAA KNIGHTS SOFTBALL NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (Nov. 30, 2009) – Head Coach Susan Cassidy-Lyke (Hicksville, N.Y.) of the Molloy College softball squad recently announced the signings of Nicolette Sinagra (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Lauren Alexander (Huntington, N.Y.) to National Letters of Intent starting in the 2011 season. Sinagra was referred to as one of the best softball players in New York City that few have heard of by Five Boro Sports, while Alexander was dubbed as an All-County honoree following her junior campaign. Though the record does not show her prowess, Sinagra was part of a New Utrecht High School team that ended up 4-13 in Public School Athletic League Brooklyn A play. At the plate, the soon-to-be Lion recorded a sparkling batting average of .472. She also had a .558 on-base percentage and an .861 slugging percentage. Though she chose Molloy, Sinagra was also recruited by some top-heavy Division I programs. “Nicolette is someone that can play almost any position,” said Cassidy-Lyke. “She is also an exceptional student-athlete.”