ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure University softball program has signed seven student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to join the program for the Fall of 2018, head coach Mike Threehouse announced.
Abby Borkowski, Tierney Fitzgerald, Ally Haskell, Emily Lewandowski, Alyssa Ramarge, Madison Stewart and Abigail Stone have all signed NLIs to attend St. Bonaventure.
"The 2018 recruiting class has the potential to be one of the very best ones I have ever recruited," Threehouse said. "They all committed to St. Bonaventure with a mindset of making the softball program a contender for the post season every year. With this group adding to a solid cast already here and a few others that we will be adding in April, the 2018 class will be a big piece of the post season puzzle."
Abby Borkowski, a pitcher and infielder joins the program from Kenmore West High School in Kenmore, N.Y. Borkowski held an 11-5 record and a 2.72 ERA while hitting .467 and tallying 24 RBIs. Her accolades include team most valuable player, Niagara Frontier League Player of the Year, Buffalo News First-Team All-Western New York and First-Team All-Western New York large school team.
Coach Threehouse on Abby Borkowski: "A player that gives you options as a coach is a player that is important to her team. Abby is able to play multiple positions as well as be a solid pitcher. She will be a rock for us for years to come."
A native of Williston Park, N.Y., Tierney Fitzgerald joins the Bonnies as a pitcher. Competing for Holy Trinity Diocesan High School, she posted an 11-3 record with a 1.14 ERA while striking out 83 batters and had six career no-hitters. She was named team most valuable player her freshman, sophomore and junior season. Fitzgerald intends to major in physical education.
Coach Threehouse on Tierney Fitzgerald: "Tierney does everything with strength and power. She has unlimited potential in the circle and at the plate. Her arrival will solidify a pitching staff that we have been putting together for two years. Remember her name."
Ally Haskell comes to St. Bonaventure from Franklinville, N.Y. As a pitcher for Franklinville High School, Haskell posted a 0.92 ERA and has 900 career strikeouts. She was named to the All-New York State First-Team and is a five-time first-team All-League selection. Haskell also participated in basketball and cross country in high school.
Coach Threehouse on Ally Haskell: "Ally is a local talent that has left her mark on the softball scene in western New York and who will give us another great arm in the circle. I cannot wait to watch her become a force in the A-10."
Middle infielder Emily Lewandowski joins the Bonnies from East Aurora, N.Y. and Mount Mercy Academy. She was named First-Team All-Catholic in 2017 after she posted a .467 batting average. Lewandowski led her team in home runs, RBIs and runs scored. She plans to be a biology pre-med major.
Coach Threehouse on Emily Lewandowski: "Speed in everything she does. Her ability will go well with a team trying to produce more runs and she will be a great defensive player for us. Emily is another one that plays the game with intelligence and savvy."
Local Olean native Alyssa Ramarge joins the Brown and White as a shortstop and a pitcher. As a pitcher she posted an 11-3 record, striking out 104 batters with a 1.40 ERA. Ramarge batted .551 with 28 RBIs and three home runs. She was named Big 30 Player of the Year, CCAA Player of the Year, CCAA Pitcher of the Year and was a member of the National Honor Society. Ramage intends to be an occupational therapy major.
Coach Threehouse on Alyssa Ramarge: "Speed and aggressiveness are both hard to teach and Alyssa has both in mass amounts. Her ability to play multiple positions including pitcher will be immeasurable to the program. She is an impressive athlete and has the potential to be the best softball player ever to come out of Olean."
Madison Stewart joins the Bonnies from Orchard Park, N.Y. While competing for Orchard Park High School she has a .456 batting average, 35 RBIs in 44 games played. Stewart was named to the All-Western New York First-Team her sophomore and junior seasons. She plans to major in education.
Coach Threehouse on Madison Stewart: "Maddie is a student of the game. She will be looked to even at an early age to help the pitchers navigate through the game. Her swing is tailored made for NCAA Division I and I know she will help us score runs."
Abigail Stone comes to St. Bonaventure from Akron, N.Y. where she competes for Akron High School as a catcher. Stone batted .564 with 16 RBIs and two home runs. She was name Second-Team All-State and First-Team All-League after her junior season. Stone plans on majoring in health sciences.
Coach Threehouse on Abigail Stone: "Abby is strong, smart and intense. Her knowledge of the game and her offensive potential will make her a player that teams will have to deal with right away."
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