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Team Information: Varsity Softball is a Spring sport at MHC Academy, coached by our Athletic Director, Mrs. Davida Gotha-Ostrander. Softball tryouts are in March, and the season runs until late May.

2023 Season Recap: Softball wrapped up their season with a winning record of 7-6. Stat leaders for the season included:                                                                                                              Senior Shortstop #1, Gabriella Fromm ('23) who led the team offensively with 32 HITS, 11 for extra bases, 29 RUNS and 25 STOLEN BASES. Fromm was named ATHLETE OF THE WEEK by The Record for the week of April 24th. This is the first Athlete of the Week in school history. 

Senior Catcher #26, Reagan McNiff led the team in RBIs with 28, from her 21 HITS 8 of them were for extra bases, including 5 HOME RUNS!
Leading in Runs Scored: Junior Giulia Russo and Freshman Nina Primerano with 19 a piece, followed closely by McNiff and Freshmen Briana Vaniapillil with 18 each and Senior Pitcher Kaitlyn Raleigh finishing the season with 16 Runs. 
Extra Base Hits: Fromm - 1 HR, 5 triples & 5 doubles; McNiff - 5 HRs, 2 triples, & 1 double; Russo - 1 HR, 2 triples & 3 doubles; Vaniapillil - 1 HR, 2 triples & 3 doubles; Raleigh - 1 HR, 1 triple, & 2 doubles; Freshman Gianna Balderas - 2 HRs& 1 triple; Freshman Lily Kramer - 2 HRs & 1 double; Primerano - 3 doubles and 18 stolen bases.

Senior Pitcher #39, Kaitlyn Raleigh doubled her innings pitched this season as well as doubled STRIKE OUTS from her previous year, totaling 71 Ks for the season.  Raleigh also pitched 3 no hitters in 12 games. 
The 2023 team graduated five Seniors, 4 Year Varsity Players/Starters: #1 Gabriella Fromm (shortstop), #26 Reagan McNiff (catcher), #39 Kaitlyn Raleigh (pitcher); 1st Year Varsity Player/Starter: #15 Catie Terminello (outfield); and 2nd Year Manager: Molly Ursich. 


2022 Season Recap: Varsity Softball finished with a winning record of 7-3 for the season. Top stat leaders of the season: Madison DeFilippo (‘25) led the team with 30 hits, including 25 singles, 3 doubles and 2 triples ending the season with a .769 batting average; Gabriella Fromm (‘23) led the team in RBIs with 21 runs off of 23 hits, including 9 doubles, 2 triples and 1 home run; Lilly Susen (‘23) led the team in rounds scored with 23 off of her 26 hits; Giulia Russo led the team in home runs with 3 for the season. 

Seniors were celebrated on Monday, May 23rd in their Home Game victory over Harrison HS. Seniors Raquel Jacquet, Zorya Morgan and Christianna Pagano are all four-year varsity letters earners. 

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2021 Season Recap : The Varsity Softball Team completed the 2021 season with a record of 8-3-1. During the season the Blue Jays participated in the Passaic County Softball Tournament, where they were seeded 10th.  

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Senior, Savannah Susen, led the Blue Jays with 21 RBIs off of 11 hits, including 6 RBIs from the May 11th game vs Harrison, where Susen hit a Grand Slam in the first inning to give the Blue Jays an early lead which led to their victory.  Out of the 21 hits that Susen had are 3 doubles, 2 triples and 3 home runs. Younger sister, Lilly Susen (Sophomore) leads the team in hits with 26 and 18 runs, followed closely by classmate Gabriella Fromm, who has 23 hits and 17 runs.  Fromm is second in RBIs, behind S. Susen, with 13, with Sophomores Reagan McNiff and Kaitlyn Raleigh right behind with 12 RBIs a piece. 
Clean up hitter S. Susen, who’s OBP is .612 and has a slugging percentage of .949, is followed closely in power by Junior Second Baseman, Zorya Morgan, who has 4 doubles, 2 triples and 1 home run, as well as Freshman 3rd baseman, Giulia Russo has 3 doubles and 2 triples. Other big bats include: Home Run - Fromm, Triple- McNiff 2, Fromm, Alyssa Cogdell (Senior), and Doubles- Raleigh 4, L. Susen. 3, and McNiff. 
Returning Senior Pitcher, S. Susen, finished the season with a record of 4-2-1 with 33 strikeouts, 11 walks and 2 saves for the season.  First-time pitcher, Sophomore Kaitlyn Raleigh, finished 4-1 with 24 strikeouts and shutting out the last two games she pitched this season. 

The Blue Jays final game was held on Friday, May 21st where we honored our 5 Seniors; #23 Alyssa Cogdell, #18 Isabella Guerrero, #14 Valerie Jachimski, #11 Savannah Susen and Manger Jesley Delgado. Congratulations Ladies on a great Senior Season! 


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2020 Season Recap: This season is full of at home workouts (either individual or with siblings or parents as workout buddies!)! Virtual meetings, video assignments/challenges, watching past college games online, workout charts and checklists. 

What do we miss the most? Being able to be together as a team! Practicing, playing, the team camaraderie, inside jokes from the season and most of all having a season!  


In April we did a team “pass the ball” video challenge! It was a fun way to come together as a team. Check it out on YouTube! Put me in Coach - MHC Softball




2019 Season Recap: The Blue Jays continue to grow and become more competitive from season to season. Our 2019 season has been our most competitive and successful season yet. This year saw our Blue Jay softball team's first entry in the Passaic County Tournament. We racked up a win (14-7) in our first round match up with Manchester Regional.  Class of 2019, captain, pitcher & four year varsity starter, Bryonna Richburg, led the team both offensively and defensively this year. Richburg was honored with a Second Team Passaic All-County bid and participated in the Passaic Bergen All-Star game on June 12th. She also earned a spot on NJIC's First Team All-League for the second year in a row and was one of a number of Mary Helpers mentioned by in their NJISSA softball roundup.



Individual Achievements:



  • All-County Honorable Mention – Savannah Susen, Class of 2021 and Reagan McNiff, Class of 2023



  • All-League First Team – Bryonna Richburg, Class of 2019
  • All-League Second Team – Savannah Susen, Class of 2021 and Emily Toresi, Class of 2020
  • All-League Honorable Mention – Natalie DeCindio, Class of 2019
  • All-County Second Team– Bryonna Richburg, Class of 2019
  • All-County Honorable Mention – Natalie DeCindio, Class of 2019 and Savannah Susen, Class of 2021



  • All-League First Team – Bryonna Richburg, Class of 2019
  • All-League Second Team – Savannah Susen, Class of 2021
  • All-League Honorable Mention – Alyssa Cogdell, Class of 2021
  • All-County Honorable Mention – Bryonna Richburg, Class of 2019 and Savannah Susen, Class of 2021


  • All-County Honorable Mention – Giuliana Gentile, Class of 2017 and Bryonna Richburg, Class of 2019
  • All-League Honorable Mention – Bryonna Richburg, Class of 2019