Softball - Girls' Varsity
This year Marianapolis Softball had an extremely successful season. The girls finished off the season with a 13-4 record. It is hard to find the words to describe this team's journey through the past six weeks of our short but busy season. This team came to every game with their heads and their hearts ready for whatever comes. The team won its first game against a class A team Loomis then took a tough loss against Williston-Northampton another class A team. We then got on a roll, winning the next 12 out of 15 games. The team's only two regular-season losses in that stretch came in two extra-inning games against Cheshire Academy, 2019 WENEPSQSBA champions and Suffield Academy. In the playoffs, the successful season came to an end, with a score of 2-2 in the top of the 7th, Suffield scored 5. The Knights didn't go down without a fight scoring 2 and the tying run at the plate. With a young team, you need strong leadership to be successful. Our captains Anna Bagley and Kelly Heney led this team to victory on more occasions than one not just as captains but with their hits and fielding as well. These players thrived on each other every day. We celebrated birthdays, science fair projects, chorus performances, and other successes off the field together. Their tight-knit bond no doubt led to their success on the field as well. In wins, they celebrated with each other and in losses, they were each other's endless supporters. No matter what, this season was bound to be an emotional end with such a special group of girls who always gave it their all. While we may not have won the title this year, our team is a family and that is the best victory. We would like to congratulate our new captains, Sofia Hargrave, Jessie Calkins, and Fiona Doiron, rising juniors with big shoes to fill, though we know they are up for the challenge!
John CosentinoHead CoachCoach Cosentino is excited to be back for his seventh season with the Knights. After reaching the semifinals twice, he is looking forward to advance to the next level. Cosentino played football, basketball, and baseball for his high school. He also played little league baseball, legion baseball, and one year for the Lancer while attending Worcester State College. After his career as a player was over, Coach Cosentino switched his passion to coaching. He has over 17 years of coaching experience and accomplishments including one championship and three finals appearances in five years with the St. Louis Jr. High School Basketball team, three district and two state championships with Oxford Little League. He has also coach youth softball and an AAU softball team with multiple tournament wins. He looks forward to add to this list in the coming seasons with the Golden Knights.
Meghan DwyerAssistant CoachMeghan Dwyer teaches algebra 2 and precalculus, in addition to coaching girls’ thirds basketball and JV softball. She is a part of the residential duty team on Villa St. Joseph. Ms. Dwyer attended Assumption College where she studied mathematics and secondary education, with minors in Spanish and Foundations of Western Civilization. She spent her last semester of college student teaching algebra and geometry at Auburn High School. She is also currently completing her Masters in Education of Mathematics at Framingham State University.