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Softball

Softball Team
 
 
 
Head Coach: Crystal Laska (7th year)
Assistant Coaches: Brad Koch (7th year), Jacquelyn Plough (5th year) and Jim Elliot (5th year)
 
2014 Record: 21-22 overall, 9-9 WHAC
 
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2014 Schedule & Results

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DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME / SCORE RADIO
Sat., Jan. 24 @ Saginaw Valley State University Saginaw, Mich. TBA  

Fri. - Sat.,

March 6-15

Tucson Invitational Tucson, Ariz. TBA  
Tues., March 17 @ GVSU Allendale, Mich. 3 p.m.  
Wed., March 18 vs. Alma (DH) Grand Rapids, Mich. TBA  

Fri. - Sat.,

March 20-21

@ Davenport Tournament Grand Rapids, Mich. TBA  
Sun., March 22 TBA TBA TBA  
Sat., March 28 vs. University of Northwestern Ohio* (DH) Grand Rapids, Mich. TBA  
Sun., March 29 vs. Indiana Tech* (DH) Grand Rapids, Mich. TBA  
Wed., April 1 @ Madonna* (DH) Livonia, Mich. TBA  
Sat., April 4 @ Lourdes* (DH) Sylvania, Ohio TBA  

Mon. - Fri.,

April 6-10

TBA TBA TBA  
Sat., April 11 @ Concordia* (DH) Ann Arbor, Mich.

TBA

 
Sun., April 12 @UM Dearborn* (DH) Dearborn, Mich.

TBA

 
Wed., April 15 vs. Siena Heights* (DH) Grand Rapids, Mich. TBA  
Fri., April 17 @ Cornerstone* (DH) Grand Rapids, Mich. TBA  
Sat., April 18 vs. Davenport* (DH) Grand Rapids, Mich. TBA  
Sun., April 19 @ Purdue-Calumet (DH) Hammond, Ind. TBA  
Wed., April 22 vs. Calvin (DH) Grand Rapids, Mich.TBA  
Fri., April 24 @ Purdue North Central (DH) Westville, Ind. TBA  
Sat., April 25 @ Roosevelt (DH) Schaumburg, Ill. TBA  
Sun., April 26 vs. Cleary (DH) Grand Rapids, Mich. TBA  

Wed. - Fri.,

April 29-May 1

WHAC Tournament

TBA TBA  
 
Note: Home games played at Fuller Park. >Address and directions
* Denotes WHAC competition
 

Roster

No. Photos Name Pos B/T Yr. Hometown/High School (College)
3 Olivia Platte Olivia Platte OF/3B R/R Jr. Portland, Mich./Portland
4 Photo Not Available Erika Whittington P/1B R/R Jr. Lawton, MI/Kalamazoo Valley Community College
5 Caitlyn Hensel Caitlyn Hensel P/1B R/R Jr. Flint, Mich/Flushing
6 Photo Not Available Alex Forsythe UT R/R Fr. Benton Harbor, MI/Lakeshore
8 Photo Not Available Ann Hardin C R/R So. Grandville Mich./Northwood
10 Lexi Popma Lexi Popma OF L/R Jr. Wyoming, Mich./Wyoming Park
11 Mallory Warner Mallory Warner OF L/R Jr. Davison, Mich./Lakeville
12 Photo Not Available Brooke Senkbeil C/2B R/R Fr. Canton, MI/Plymouth
13 Anna Kenny Anna Kenny P/1B R/R So. Shepherd, Mich./Shepherd
14 Jenn Woolard Jenn Woolard 1B R/R Jr. Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc
16 Kala Foerster Kala Foerster OF R/R Sr. Portage, Mich./Kalamazoo Valley Community College
17 Photo Not Available Meghan Bosma OF R/R So. Muskegon, MI/Grand Valley State University
18 Ellie Adams Ellie Adams UT R/R So. Hudsonville, Mich./Hudsonville
19 Chelsea McWain Chelsea McWain 2B R/R Sr. Grand Rapids, Mich./Catholic Central
20 Photo Not Available Megan Hicks C R/R Fr. Mount Clemens, MI/ L'Anse Creuse
21 Irma Cruz Irma Cruz SS R/R Jr. Esconsido, Ca./Cathedral
23 Photo Not Available Heather Gusse SS/2B R/R Jr. Benton Harbor, MI/Lake Michigan College
24 Photo Not Available Rachel Hunt 1B R/R Fr. Belding, MI/Belding
 

Coaches

Crystal Laska

CRYSTAL LASKA - Head Coach

laskacry@aquinas.edu

(616) 632-2474 (Office)

 

Crystal will begin her tenth year on the Saints coaching staff, her seventh year as head coach. Crystal, an Aquinas alumni, was a pitcher at Aquinas ('98-'99) until a shoulder injury cut her career short. Crystal's coaching experience includes a 1 year stint at Grand Rapids Community College, as well as a pitching instructor for veteran softball coach at Tom Judson's (Northview) Positive Mental Attitude Pitching Camp and well as currently working as a pitching instructor at Elite Baseball & Softball.

 
In 2007-08 the Saints posted an impressive 31-14 record, under their first year coach. The team placed 2nd in the conference and was the #3 seed in the Regional Tournament. Crystal is also the associate athletic director of operations for the Aquinas College Athletic Department. Crystal resides in Byron Center with her husband, Chris, an Aquinas alumni, and daughter, Cierra, son, Luke, and newest edition Evie.
 
Brad Koch

BRAD KOCH - Assistant Coach

 

Brad is in his seventh season on the Saints coaching staff. He brings numerous coaching experiences to the table including being the varsity coach at Kenowa Hills High School for five years. For six years Brad was the first assistant coach at Grand Rapids Community College. He also coached the Grand Rapids Blaze 18U elite travel team for five years during the summer. Brad is currently a mathematics teacher at Kenowa Hills High School and he resides in Comstock Park with his wife, Terry, his son, Bryce and daughter, Abby.

 
Plough

JACQUELYN PLOUGH - Assistant Coach

 

Jacquelyn begins her fifth season on the Saints coaching staff after a stellar four year career which included awards such as; 2009 NAIA All American and member of the WHAC all conference team in 09'. Plough is currently second all time on the school's career home run list as well as 4th in runs scored, 5th in RBI's, and 3rd in career batting average. Jacquelyn's energy and knowledge of the game proves vital to the Saints success. Coach Jacki is a strong role model on and off the field. She loves to teach the girls the hitting and fielding fundamentals of the game as well as how to succeed as a student-athlete. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Aquinas in Biology and currently works as a microbiologist in the pharmaceutical industry. She is also pursuing her Master's Degree in Sports Administration from Central Michigan University, Grand Rapids Campus.

 
Jim Elliot

JIM ELLIOTT - Assistant Coach

 

Jim is in his fifth season with the Saints softball coaching staff. He brings a variety of softball coaching experiences which include 7 years as the head softball coach for the Grand Rapids Blaze at 16 under, 14 under, and 12 under. Jim has also coached varsity high school softball for 2 years and has been a softball college assistant coach for 2 years. He has a philosophy of working hard while having some fun with the game of softball. Jim is a sales and marketing director in Grand Rapids where he resides with his wife Karen. He has a son Matt and daughter Emily who is married to Kevin plus two grandsons, Brady and KJ.

 

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