Softball 2021

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Re: Softball 2021

Post by TheInsider » Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:09 am

Basically do more with less year over year.. my issue is some of the people that have been relieved of their duties in the dept over the years.. he seems to love to get rid of the people that actually do work and replace them with multiple levels of administrators. I got 5 bosses bob.

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Re: Softball 2021

Post by econalum » Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:36 am

All colleges have way too many 'administrators' whether academic side or sports. Sortino truly a legend, a la Cal.

My total guess is that the non-revenue sports need to be great at fundraising to supplement UMass allocations, and perhaps she was not? The recent UMASS gives drive yielded low results - 97 donors, 77% of target donors, and about $18k.

Contrast that with baseball - 100 donors, 128% participation of target, and about $27.5k.

Mlax fyi, raised $45k, 239 donors, and 139% of goal, which is better than MBB at $37k.

Obviously, FB and Hockey were the big recipients at $116k and $111k respectively.

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Re: Softball 2021

Post by tdmass » Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:56 am

Elaine Sortino basically won with dominating pitching because that's the NAME of the game. She had connections to the best prospects out of HS in the northeast and got to them early at various camps and that was a large part of her success. Frankly, Kristi had 3 pretty good pitchers in Colleran, Mendoker and Oliver, the last 2 whose careers was cut short due to injury. The Henderson's, Balshmitter's, Holtz and Plourde's were 4/5 star material and even though we've gotten some good hitters it's always about pitching dominance. I suspect Bamford will go after Whitney(Mollica) Goldstein which shouldn't take much cajoling!

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Re: Softball 2021

Post by PreecherJenkins » Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:38 pm

econalum wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:36 am All colleges have way too many 'administrators' whether academic side or sports. Sortino truly a legend, a la Cal.

My total guess is that the non-revenue sports need to be great at fundraising to supplement UMass allocations, and perhaps she was not? The recent UMASS gives drive yielded low results - 97 donors, 77% of target donors, and about $18k.

Contrast that with baseball - 100 donors, 128% participation of target, and about $27.5k.

Mlax fyi, raised $45k, 239 donors, and 139% of goal, which is better than MBB at $37k.

Obviously, FB and Hockey were the big recipients at $116k and $111k respectively.

https://minutefund.umass.edu/project/25973
The UMass gives is a bit of a mirage, do people in the select 100 basketball members make their donations during those two days or at some other point in the year? Is there a coach that brings back the money that used to be there for this program?

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Re: Softball 2021

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:42 pm

PreecherJenkins wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:38 pm
econalum wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:36 am All colleges have way too many 'administrators' whether academic side or sports. Sortino truly a legend, a la Cal.

My total guess is that the non-revenue sports need to be great at fundraising to supplement UMass allocations, and perhaps she was not? The recent UMASS gives drive yielded low results - 97 donors, 77% of target donors, and about $18k.

Contrast that with baseball - 100 donors, 128% participation of target, and about $27.5k.

Mlax fyi, raised $45k, 239 donors, and 139% of goal, which is better than MBB at $37k.

Obviously, FB and Hockey were the big recipients at $116k and $111k respectively.

https://minutefund.umass.edu/project/25973
The UMass gives is a bit of a mirage, do people in the select 100 basketball members make their donations during those two days or at some other point in the year? Is there a coach that brings back the money that used to be there for this program?

UMass Gives is designed to drive people who don't normally donate to donate. People who usually donate and do so on a larger scale likely aren't doing it on those days.
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Re: Softball 2021

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:44 pm

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YES to Whitney being the next Softball Coach.
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Re: Softball 2021

Post by Old Cage » Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:34 pm

^ Fine here with that. What do I know, but I think that Brandice Balschmiter should be considered. She is in the UMass HOF, the New York State sports HOF, lost only two A-10 games in her UMass career, and has been a pitching instructor for several years.

https://www.planetfastpitch.com/our-staff

UMass copy: "Brandice was a four-time Easton All-American and four-time Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Year as she racked up 126 career wins with a 0.99 ERA!"
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Re: Softball 2021

Post by tdmass » Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:40 pm

^ I think she was being considered when they hired Kristi, but I totally agree she was the most dominating pitcher in school history . . love to see her come on board in some capacity.

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Re: Softball 2021

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:49 pm

Old Cage wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:34 pm ^ Fine here with that. What do I know, but I think that Brandice Balschmiter should be considered. She is in the UMass HOF, the New York State sports HOF, lost only two A-10 games in her UMass career, and has been a pitching instructor for several years.

https://www.planetfastpitch.com/our-staff

UMass copy: "Brandice was a four-time Easton All-American and four-time Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Year as she racked up 126 career wins with a 0.99 ERA!"

A friend of mine threw out Danielle Henderson as someone that should be considered as well.
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Re: Softball 2021

Post by TheInsider » Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:36 pm

Bamford likes to fire Umass Alumni more than he likes to hire them... i guess a 1st, a couple seconds and a coach of the year wasn't enough..

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Re: Softball 2021

Post by PreecherJenkins » Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:01 am

tdmass wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:40 pm ^ I think she was being considered when they hired Kristi, but I totally agree she was the most dominating pitcher in school history . . love to see her come on board in some capacity.
Wasn't BB an assistant coach at one point in time? Here is the issue, the assistant who was there was making 48k. My guess is BB can do private lessons and make more money.

Also, It seems the program had one assiant coach this year? Kristi had no chance,

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Danielle Henderson: Softball 2021

Post by econalum » Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:04 am

New Softball coach named with DEEP UMass connections as both HOF player and assistant coach.

https://umassathletics.com/news/2021/6/ ... coach.aspx

Notice the pitch for $$ at bottom of the announcement.
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Re: Danielle Henderson: Softball 2021

Post by 69MG » Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:12 am

econalum wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:04 am New Softball coach named with DEEP UMass connections as both HOF player and assistant coach.

https://umassathletics.com/news/2021/6/ ... coach.aspx

Notice the pitch for $$ at bottom of the announcement.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Softball 2021

Post by tdmass » Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:53 am

Excellent hire and the AD DOES hire alums . . . all the time! Should have been hired in 2014 . . another McCutheon blunder!

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Re: Softball 2021

Post by KahunaK » Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:36 pm

Hope she has nothing but success!

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