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
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
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
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
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)
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
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)
New England Women's Athletic Conference (NEWAC) 1993 - 95
Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) 1996 - 1998
Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) 1999 - Present
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 / email@example.com
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
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
Mark Veilleux resides in Danvers, MA with his wife, Judy. He has two children, Amy and Mark.
Mark Kulakowski 978-232-2337 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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.