Preview: 2019 Softball


Prasham Jobanputra

The 2019 North Penn softball team

Head Coach: Rick Torresani (19th season)

Assistant Coaches: Mary Ward, Stephanie Kulp, Vicky Tumasz, Ellie White, and Mike Beer

Record Last Year: 20–6 (Lost to Parkland in the Quarter-Finals of the PIAA State Playoffs)

Notable Losses: OF Laura Brock (West Virginia University),  OF Erin Cliver (Gywnedd Mercy University), OF Emily Groake (Moravian University), OF Courtney Neal (Allegheny College), OF Tori Chiu (University of Pittsburgh)

Key returners: 3B Jamie Beer (senior), 2B Jordan Pietrzykoski (senior), 1B Elia Namey (senior), Junior
C Amanda Greaney (junior), SS Victoria Juckniewitz (junior), P Mady Volpe (sophomore)

Others to watch: Madison Stotler (senior), Gianna Costello (junior), Abbey Picozzi (junior), Madison Reilly (junior), Carley DiGiuseppe (sophomore), Rachel Lowry (sophomore)

Team Strengths: Experience, senior leadership, and work ethic

Team Weaknesses: Entire outfield has to be replaced due to graduation

Outlook: “This group of seniors have won thirty-eight games and two league championships in the last two years.  Last year they made it to the quarterfinals of the PIAA State Playoffs.  With their leadership, they want to go beyond the quarterfinals of states. I believe they can and will reach their goal,” Torresani said.