Oct. 12, 2010
QUEENS, N.Y. - The St. John’s softball team held its fifth annual 100-Out Fundraiser on Sunday at Red Storm Field. With the squad divided into the Red team and the Black team, Red Storm scrimmaged until 100 sponsored outs were recorded.
“I thought our 100-Out Fundraiser went really well,” said head coach Amy Kvilhaug, who enters her fifth season leading the program. “We certainly could not have asked for better weather! In the two and a half hours it took to complete 100 outs, I thought our athletes played hard, stayed focused and really took advantage of the event to improve aspects of their game. It allowed for some really good teaching moments in all aspects of the game as well — both physical and mental.”
This year, Black topped Red, 21-15. The Black team consisted of seniors Kacee Cox and Chelsea Durning, juniors Jenna Berger and Julia Sanchez, sophomore Amber Curry and freshmen Devin Amar, Ashley Beza, Aleshia Link, Kelsey Moyer and Michelle Tilson. Senior Kat Lawrence led the Red team, which also featured juniors Kristi Cady, Meghan Gwynn, Britni Hawley and Fachon Jones, sophomore Dominique Marcelino and freshmen Jackie Reed and Myriah Rodgers. Assistant coach Andy Russo was the Red team’s shortstop. Senior Linzee Sumrall served as official scorekeeper.
“This event is such a win/win benefit for us in that we are able to raise dollars for the program and benefit from creating a bunch of game-like situations to work on as a team,” Kvilhaug said. “I would like to thank all those who contributed to this successful event and remind those who still have not that it is not not too late to send in your pledge or donation.”
The 100-Out Fundraiser provides proceeds that help the Red Storm continue and build upon its rich softball traditions. To find out how you can make donations to St. John's softball, which are still being accepted, contact coach Kvilhaug at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The St. John’s softball team will return to the field in the spring when Kvilhaug’s first STJ recruiting class of seniors Cox, Durning, Lawrence and Sumrall leads a 20-player roster in the 2011 season.