The William Floyd Colonials varsity softball team under the leadership of head coach Fred Luhrs just finished an outstanding regular season which saw them post a 14-6 record and a second-place finish in League I falling just one win short of taking home a share of the League title. This is the fourth consecutive year that the team has qualified for postseason play. The No. 10 Colonials look to carry their strong play into the postseason with a first-round playoff match at No. 7 Walt Whitman today, Monday, May 15 at 4:30 pm. The softball playoffs are double elimination.
The Colonials ended the season in dramatic fashion last Wednesday with a 2-1 extra inning walk-off victory over Sachem North. With the game tied 1-1, Danielle D’Angelo hit a game winning walk-off home run over the left field fence to seal the victory. Macy Kane pitched the complete game by striking out six en route to her 10th win of the year. Key plays on defense were made by Jenna Klaus, Julia Mastrup, Brianna LoMonaco and Tristan Santiago.
“The team is out on a mission to complete ‘unfinished business,’” said Coach Luhrs. “They got a taste of playoff success [last year] and are looking forward to game play this week. Also they feel slighted for not hosting a game in the opening round, which adds even more motivation to this team.”
This year’s roster includes student athletes Jayna Rios, Danielle D’Angelo, Chloe DeGrauw, Brianna LoMonaco, Julia Mastrup, Kiera Horan, Abigail Toranzo, Delaney Kane, Macy Kane, Talia Dongvort, Jessica LaGuerra, Tristan Santiago, Jenna Klaus, Alyssa Currao and Johanna Metz.
Some key stats this year include Danielle D’Angelo leading the team with a .500 batting average and 29 RBIs (second on the team); Jayna Rios second on the team with a .391 batting average, a team-, league- and county-leading 10 home runs and 31 RBIs (first on the team). Overall, the Colonials are batting .315 on the season with 15 home runs and 132 RBIs. Macy Kane also leads the Colonials pitching staff with 10 wins on the season.
Congratulations to all the student-athletes, Coach Luhrs, assistant coaches Pete Recupero, Mike Barba and volunteer coach Ed Mass on a great regular season. Best wishes in the tournament!
Pictured above is the William Floyd Colonials varsity softball team.
Danielle D’Angelo #3 slides in safely for an RBI triple in a 2-1 victory over Sachem North.