2015 Ursuline Softball Preview

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2015 Ursuline Softball Preview

Head Coach: Michael Kernan

Record: 18-6

Entering his 14th season at the helm of Ursuline softball, Michael Kernan has posted a winning percentage of 69.2% (252-112). Last year’s bunch was ranked as high as 3rd in Division III before falling to South Range (5-4) in the Lisbon District Final.

This year’s group will be inexperienced after losing a quartet of four-year starters including their All-State pitcher Makayla Shore. The Irish also will be without sophomore Kara Gatta, who is unavailable with a season ending injury.

The team will be led by a pair of seniors – Stephanie Ohalek (3-year starting infielder) and Christina Xenakis (2-year starting outfielder). Junior Megan Ross, a first-team All-Northeast Ohio selection, paced the Irish in batting average last season. Megan will be joined by two of her classmates – Zoie Amatore and Nikki Malkovits. The sophomore class will play a key role on the team this season as Cassandra Hanuschak, Lorraine Fitzgerald, Bethany Rios, and Olexa Bunofsky all return for coach Kernan. Ursuline will rely on the arm of freshman Jordyn Kenneally as she’ll be instrumental in the Irish’s plans on the hill. Chloe Cruz and Adrianna Quattro, both freshmen as well, are set to play a key role on the team this spring.

Ursuline will open play on Monday when they travel to Medina to take on Highland at 5 pm.2015 Schedule

Mar. 30 – at Highland

Apr. 1 – at Boardman

Apr. 6 – St. Joseph Academy

Apr. 9 – at Barberton

Apr. 10 – at LaBrae

Apr. 13 – at Fitch

Apr. 14 – at Canton Central Catholic

Apr. 17 – Champion

Apr. 18 – Magnificat

Apr. 20 – Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary

Apr. 22 – Hubbard

Apr. 24 – vs. Twinsburg

Apr. 25 – TBD

Apr. 27 – Warren Harding

Apr. 29 – at West Branch

May 2 – Orrville (at Akron Racer Grand Slam)

May 2 – Bristol (at Akron Racer Grand Slam)

May 3 – NDCL (at Akron Racer Grand Slam)

May 4 – Lakeview

May 5 – Howland

May 6 – at Columbiana

May 8 – vs. Canfield (Mahoning Valley Invite)

May 11 – Poland

May 15 – Mathews

May 16 – at Hoban

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