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					ENDICOTT




  2007



SOFTBALL
                                  2007 SEASON PREVIEW
With a school-record four straight Commonwealth Coast                  Meghan Sargent's numbers were equally impressive and her power
Conference titles under its belt and just one departing senior, the    numbers were among the very best in all of Division III. In her first
Endicott College softball team will be looking for number five in      collegiate campaign, the catcher hit .382 in 110 at-bats with 15
2007.                                                                  homers and 45 RBI. The 15 long balls ranked fourth in the NCAA,
                                                                       while she owned a gaudy .891 slugging percentage, which ranked
The Gulls defied the odds in 2006, posting a 28-15 record, including   eighth in the nation, and a .485 OBP with only 18 strikeouts and a
20-2 in the CCC, despite having just three returning starters on the   team-high 24 walks.
roster. Head coach Mark Veilleux, who is among the very best
coaches in all of the NCAA Division III, and assistant coach Mark      Pearson started every game for the Gulls, collecting eight homers
Kulakowski guided a veteran club to a No. 1 ranking in New             and 34 RBI Pearson. She batted .291 and had a .520 slugging
England in 2005, but the task at hand in 2006 was very different.      percentage. She was named a CCC All-Conference Honorable
                                                                       Mention nominee.
Playing in the friendly confines of a brand new state of the art
stadium, Veilleux and Kulakowski integrated those key veterans         McGinn, a first-team CCC All-Conference selection, set the table at
with a talented group of                                               the front of the order, while CCC Honorable Mention leftfielder
underclassmen, which included a                                                                      Danielle Sargent ’09 (Sabattus,
tremendous freshman class.                                                                           ME/Oak Hill) was a great contact
Together they formed a scrappy                                                                       hitter with some power in the No. 2
yet formidable opponent that won                                                                     spot in the lineup. McGinn hit .278 and
12 of their final 14 games before                                                                    was among the top base stealers in all
entering the NCAA Regional                                                                           of Division III with 22 stolen bases.
Tournament. The 2006 EC Gulls                                                                        Danielle Sargent hit .310 with 24 RBI
also dominated the CCC honors,                                                                       on two home runs and eight doubles.
taking home Player of the Year,
Pitcher of the Year and Rookie of                                                                   Dottie Bartsch ’09 (Salisbury,
the Year honors this spring.                                                                        MA/Triton) gave Endicott another
                                                                                                    contact hitter with speed in the No. 9
The Gulls rode the bat of Rachel                                                                    slot. She was a .324 hitter who reached
Pearson ’08 (Gales Ferry,                                                                           base at a .354 clip for the season. The
CT/Ledyard) into the regional                                                                       Gulls other big slugger Casey Shanley
tourney after she helped EC walk                                                                    ’09 (Billerica, MA/Billerica) launched
off with CCC title No. 4, launching                                                                 six long balls and drove in 23 runs and
a three-run blast over the left field                                                               hit .296.
fence in the CCC title game. First
baseman Megan Huckins ’06                                                                           Pitcher Robyn Savitske ’07
(Bangor, ME/Bangor), who was                                                                        (Hellertown, PA/Saucon Valley) was
named the CCC Player of the Year,                                                                   the CCC Pitcher of the Year after
set up the game-winning heroics                                                                     compiling a 1.91 ERA and a 15-7
when she beat out a slow roller                                                                     record. In 139 innings pitched, Savitske
down the third base line.                                                                           allowed 120 hits while fanning 137 and
                                                                                                    walking just 21 batters.
The two-out hustle play by
Huckins allowed leadoff hitter                                                                      Jackie Collier ’09 (Swampscott,
Paula McGinn ’08 (Lynn,                                                                             MA/Bishop Fenwick) also saw
MA/Lynn Classical) to plate the                                                                     significant time in the circle for the
game-tying run from third base                                                                      Gulls. Collier was 8-6 on the hill in
after she stole third base moments                                                                  74.1 innings of work, allowing 90 hits
earlier. After cleanup hitter                                                                       and walking 40 while fanning 49.
Meghan Sargent ’09 (Salisbury, MA/Triton) – the CCC Rookie
of the Year – singled to keep the rally alive, Pearson deposited a     With another strong freshman class on the way, Veilleux and the
bomb into the woods beyond the fence in left centerfield.              Gulls will no doubt compete for yet another CCC crown. Veilleux is
                                                                       very high on infielders Taylor Sevigny ’10 (Fitchburg, MA/St.
Meghan Sargent, Pearson and Huckins gave opposing pitchers             Bernard), Sarah Spaziano ’10 (Norton, MA/Norton), and Jen
nightmares all season long. The trio mashed 21 home runs (the team     Lazar ’10 (Milton, MA/Milton) as well as outfielder Megan
ripped 37 home runs this season) and drove in 110 of the team's 198    Downey ’10 (Ballston Lake, NY/Shenendehowa). Transfer pitcher
RBI. Huckins hit a team-high .393 with eight doubles, two triples,     Jen Elwell ’08 (Tyngsboro, MA) and freshman Maria Mangine
five home runs and 31 RBI while starting every game. She slugged       ’10 (Lockport, NY/Lockport) should also see significant time on
.593 and had an on-base percentage of .426 while fanning just 16       the mound.
times in 135 at bats. Huckins and Meghan Sargent were each NFCA
All-New England selections as well.
        WHY ENDICOTT COLLEGE
Thank you for your interest in becoming part of our unique and successful softball program here at Endicott
College.

Our program creates an environment where you can develop relationships that will last a lifetime, discover
experiences that will lead to success, and have more fun while playing championship softball!

There are many fine colleges and universities to choose from. Recruiting can be very confusing and finding
the college with the correct “fit” is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. We invite
you to strongly consider our program at Endicott College.

At Endicott you will be associating with many outstanding people. Our faculty, coaching staff, and students
will challenge and encourage you to reach your potential both academically and athletically.

• Endicott has over 25 Bachelor Programs of Study and Focus Areas. All of our degree offerings consist of a
  core liberal arts curriculum combined with a professional focus, resulting in Endicott’s unique integration of
  theory and practice.

• Endicott was the first college in the United States to require an internship in every program of study each
year. At Endicott you do not have to wait until graduation to start charting your career course and sharpening
your professional skills for the future!

• Total enrollment for the College is made up of 1700 men and women from throughout the United States and
around the world. This year a new student class of approximately 500 will be enrolled from 3500 applicants!

• The Best of Both Worlds! Located at the ocean’s scenic edge on New England’s historic North Shore, just
20 miles north of Boston! Our beautiful campus consists of 200 acres with 35 buildings surrounded by
woods, lawns, lakes and shoreline (including three private beaches).

• Reasonably priced private education, with a dedicated financial aid office committed to helping families
finance the bachelor’s degree. The majority of our students qualify for some type of financial aid, including
generous grants of institutional aid, based on need and or merit.

          WE WANT TO KNOW IF YOU ARE SINCERELY INTERESTED IN OUR
                         OUTSTANDING PROGRAM!
     If you are, we encourage you to take the initiative and complete the following:

     1. Fill out and submit our Softball Questionnaire, also located on our website.
     2. Send us a video of a game or skills.
     3. Send us a copy of your Unofficial Transcript. You can obtain one from your high school
     guidance counselor.
     4. Set up a campus visit. Contact our admissions office at 1-978-232-2021. We will work
     directly with admissions through this process.
     5. Apply for admission to Endicott College. Information on the process is available at
     www.endicott.edu (click on Admissions)
            2007 SCHEDULE
Date       Opponent                       Location         Outcome/Time
3/18       Washington & Jefferson         Kississmee, FL   TBA
3/18       Illinois Wesleyan              Kississmee, FL   TBA
3/19       Smith                          Kississmee, FL   TBA
3/19       Saint Norbert                  Kississmee, FL   TBA
3/20       Allegheny                      Kississmee, FL   TBA
3/20       Colorado College               Kississmee, FL   TBA
3/21       Millikin                       Kississmee, FL   TBA
3/21       Hamilton                       Kississmee, FL   TBA
3/22       Buena Vista                    Kississmee, FL   TBA
3/22       Wellesley                      Kississmee, FL   TBA
03/27/07   Roger Williams                 Bristol, RI      3:30 PM
03/31/07   Regis College                  Waltham, MA      12:00 PM
04/01/07   University of New England      Beverly, MA      12:00 PM
04/04/07   New England College            Henniker, NH     TBA
04/10/07   Anna Maria                     Beverly, MA      3:00 PM
04/13/07   Eastern Nazarene               Quincy, MA       3:00 PM
04/14/07   Gordon                         Beverly, MA      12:00 PM
04/15/07   University of Southern Maine   Beverly, MA      1:00 PM
04/17/07   Babson College                 Beverly, MA      3:00 PM
04/18/07   Nichols College                Beverly, MA      3:00 PM
04/21/07   Wheaton                        Norton, MA       12:00 PM
04/22/07   Wentworth                      Beverly, MA      12:00 PM
04/24/07   Tufts University               Medford, MA      3:30 PM
04/27/07   Salve Regina                   Beverly, MA      3:00 PM
04/28/07   Curry                          Beverly, MA      12:00 PM
04/30/07   CCC Tournament Play-in         TBA              TBA
05/01/07   CCC Tournament Quarterfinals   TBA              TBA
05/03/07   CCC Tournament Semifinals      TBA              TBA
05/05/07   CCC Tournament Finals          TBA              TBA
                   2007 ROSTER
Paula McGinn       OF      JR   Lynn, MA            Lynn Classical

Jenna Lazar        IF      FR   Milton, MA          Milton

Sara Spaziano      IF      FR   Norton, MA          Norton

Megan Downey       OF      FR   Ballston Lake, NY   Shenendehowa

Taylor Sevigny     1B      FR   Fitchburg, MA       St. Bernard

Rachel Pearson     C       JR   Gales Ferry, CT     Ledyard

Lynsey Vacchino    IF      SR   Kingston, MA        Silver Lake

Robyn Savitske     P       SR   Hellertown, PA      Saucon Valley

Aly Keene          IF/OF   JR   Auburn, ME          Edward Little

Dottie Bartsch     3B/SS   SO   Salisbury, MA       Triton Regional

Maria Mangine      P/1B    FR   Lockport, NY        Lockport

Jackie Collier     P       SO   Swampscott, MA      Bishop Fenwick

Danielle Sargent   OF/2B   SO   Sabattus, ME        Oak Hill

Casey Shanley      1B/OF   SO   Billerica, MA       Billerica

Meghan Sargent     C/OF    SO   Salisbury, MA       Triton Regional

Jen Elwell         P/1B    JR   Tyngsboro, MA       Shawsheen Tech.
 GULLS SOFTBALL HISTORY
    Year         Overall        Conference           Playoffs            Post Season
  1994 - 95     18 - 4            6-0            NEWAC CHAMPS

  1995 - 96     12 - 12 - 2       5-5            Semifinalist

  1996 - 97     13 - 18           7-1            Semifinalist

  1997 - 98     18 - 13 - 1       11 - 3         GNAC CHAMPIONS

  1998 - 99     22 - 15           9-2            GNAC CHAMPIONS

  1999 - 00     28 - 14 - 2       18 - 4         Finalist

  2000 - 01     31 - 12 - 1       16 - 3 - 1     Finalist                 ECAC 1st Round

  2001 - 02     40 - 5 - 1        22 - 0         Finalist                 ECAC Semifinals

  2002 - 03     36 - 5            21 - 0         CCC CHAMPIONS            NCAA'S (1 - 2)

  2003 - 04     29 - 10 - 1       20 - 2         CCC CHAMPIONS            NCAA'S (1 - 2)

  2004 - 05     35 - 4 - 1        21 - 1         CCC CHAMPIONS            NCAA'S (2 - 2)

  2005 - 06     28 - 15           20 - 2         CCC CHAMPIONS            NCAA'S (0 - 2)


Conference History:
New England Women's Athletic Conference (NEWAC) 1993 - 95
Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) 1996 - 1998
Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) 1999 - Present

Notes:
Endicott became an NCAA Division III member during the 1993 - 94 school year
Softball was one of the six varsity programs offered during the 1993 - 94 school year
Conference record includes regular season games only
         MEET THE COACHES
Mark Veilleux 978-232-2306 / mveilleu@endicott.edu
                         Head coach Mark Veilleux begins his 13th season at Endicott College. He has compiled an
                         impressive overall record of 310-127-9. In 1999, coach Veilleux was named GNAC Coach of the
                         Year and earned the same honor in the Commonwealth Coast Conference in 2002.

                         Under Veilleux, the Gulls have enjoyed tremendous success. Endicott has appeared in 12
                         consecutive postseason tournaments with seven league championships (1995, 1998, 1999, 2003,
                         2004, 2005, 2006) and made four NCAA Regional appearances (2003-2006) and two ECAC
                         Tournament appearances (2001, 2002) while setting a school record for wins in a season (40, in
                         2002).

                       In addition, Veilleux's squad holds a Commonwealth Coast Conference record for consecutive
                       regular season wins when the Gulls reeled off 56 straight from 2002 to 2004. Under Veilleux, the
                       2006 Gulls captured their fourth straight CCC Championship and earned a fourth straight trip into
the NCAA Division III Regional Tournament.

Individuals have also excelled under Veilleux's tutelage. He has coached four conference pitchers of the year, two conference
players of the year, five conference rookies of the year and 34 conference all-stars.

Over the last four seasons, 17 players have been named to the NFCA All-Region Team and one - junior Robyn Savitske -
earned All-American status as a pitcher.

Coach Veilleux has served on the NCAA Division III Regional Selection Committee and the NFCA Division III All- Region
Committee.

Mark Veilleux resides in Danvers, MA with his wife, Judy. He has two children, Amy and Mark.


Mark Kulakowski 978-232-2337 / mkulakow@endicott.edu
                         This will be Coach Kulakowski's fifth year coaching softball at Endicott. He works with the
                         outfielders and in the summers he serves as the Head Coach of the Bay State Northeast softball
                         team, where his teams have won both Silver and Bronze medals.

                         Coach Kulakowski is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth where he received a
                         Bachelors of Arts in History. Coach Kula was a four-year varsity athlete while in college. Coach
                         Kulakowski was a three-year starter at Defensive End. As a senior he served as team captain and
                         was named the Cosairs’ MVP in 2001. Coach Kula is in his fifth year coaching at Endicott and his
                         fourth as Special Teams Coordinator.

                         In addition to coaching both sports, Coach Kula also works as the Assistant Director of Athletic
                         Facilities. He also completed his Master’s Degree at Endicott College in 2005.
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