Carroll Softball began the week with their first practices, KFBB's Jake Jones catches up with them:
By Troy Shockley, Helena IR
The weather may not be ideal, but softball has arrived on the Hilltop. One of Carroll’s two new sports – the other, men’s soccer, is already well into its season – softball won’t officially begin play until the spring. But coach Aaron Jackson and his team are taking full advantage of the short fall season that will let them get in valuable practice time, and even a handful of games.
The Saints ran through their first practice on Monday. But it wasn’t at all the first time they’d met – that process started weeks before.
HELENA, Mont. – The Carroll College softball team will host its first annual Saints Softball Camp on Sept. 27 at Centennial Park.
The camp will be broken into two groups, the 10-12 year old group and the 14-18 year old group.
The camp starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. with a lunch break from 12-1. There will be a separate pitching clinic from 4-5:30 p.m.
“This will be the first camp in Carroll College history. The one day camp will provide quality instruction in all aspects of the game,” Carroll College head coach Aaron Jackson said. “It will coached by our players and coaches. Giving young softball players the chance to interact and begin to build relationship with our players.”
The clinic costs $45 to attend and $60 for the clinic and the pitching session. Players can opt to attend only half of the clinic, or just the pitching clinic. Single session pricing is $25.
For more information, or to register, contact coach Jackson at email@example.com or 406-439-0025.
The year will mark the first that Carroll College fields a softball team. Coach Aaron Jackson’s hard work on the recruiting trail has yielded a large crop of talented in-state products as well as out-of-state prospects.
Wednesday, Jackson announced six more additions to the incoming class: Megan Gipe, Paige Blake and Delanie Chapman are coming to the hilltop, and will be joined by three current students who excelled during open tryouts this spring: Karlie Snead, Kari Tirrell and Katie Zink.
Aaron Jackson can be contacted via email:
When did Carroll College announce the addition of Women’s Softball?
The new sport was announced on February 4, 2014.
Who will be the coach for Women’s Softball at Carroll College?
Carroll College is currently seeking to fill the position of Head Coach, Women's Softball. Position description and application details can be found here.
When will Women’s Softball have their first season of competition?
Women's Softball will begin competing in the 2014-2015 academic year.
How many student-athletes will be recruited for Women’s Softball?
The roster will recruit minimum of 22 new students (first‐year and transfer) to the college with the addition of students already enrolled at Carroll College. After the inaugural year, the Women's Softball roster will be expected to maintain a roster of 28 student-athletes.
Before the head coach is hired, who can I talk to about Women’s Softball?
Prospective student‐athletes can contact Coach Maureen (Moe) Boyle, Head Coach, Women's Volleyball (firstname.lastname@example.org or 406.447.4487), with questions about the Women’s Softball program. Coach Boyle will chair the search committee for the new Head Coach for Women’s Softball.
Before (and after) the head coach is hired, who can I talk to about admission to Carroll College?
Prospective students can contact the Admissions Office at Carroll College at 800-992-3648 or visit online at http://www.carroll.edu/admission. Carroll College is a Common Application institution.
Will scholarship dollars be available for student-‐athletes who compete in Women’s Softball?
Yes. There are limited number of scholarship dollars available to award to student-athletes for Women’s Softball in addition to the academic merit scholarship dollars offered in a student’s financial aid package.
Will all students on the Women’s Softball roster receive scholarship dollars?
No. All student-‐athletes on the Women’s Softball roster may be qualified to receive academic merit scholarships. In addition, a limited number of student-athletes on the roster may receive scholarship dollars for Women’s Softball at the discretion of the Head Coach within budget limits.
Where will Women’s Softball practice and play games?
Women’s Softball will practice and play games on a college-regulation size softball diamond on Batch Field - one block north of the PE Center adjacent to Bill Roberts Golf Course.
When will the Women’s Softball schedule for the 2014-2015 academic year be scheduled?
The schedule will be developed after the head coach is hired.