Over 5,000 student-athletes earned All-America status
Head coach Holly Aprile and staff were one of 11 coaching staffs in the nation honored
Carly Thea selected for second straight year
The Panthers finish 37-22; make first-ever ACC/NCAA postseason appearance
The Panthers knock out both Oakland and Cal to earn its first ever NCAA post-season wins.
2015: Game-by-Game Statistics
Was a part of the first-ever Pitt softball team to reach the ACC Championship Game and NCAA Regional Final...Earned NFCA Mid-Atlantic Third Team All-Region status …ACC All-Tournament Team selection...Went 2-for-3 with an RBI against Michigan in the NCAA Regional Final...Doubled and drove in a run in win over California in the NCAA Regional Tournament...Batted 1-for-1 with a double against Oakland in Pitt's first ever NCAA Tournament victory...Went 1-for-2 and scored a run against California in the first game of the NCAA Regional Tournament...Had a three-run homer in series finale with Louisville...Hit a home run in game two against Saint Francis (Pa.)...Batted .500 in the Virginia Tech series that included two doubles...Notched three hits, three RBI's, and scored six runs in the Syracuse series...Had one hit and one RBI against Kent State...Notched one hit in Notre Dame series...Finihsed 3- for-7 with three RBI and scored one run in the doubleheader at Ohio State...Finished 2-for-4 (inclduing a home run) from the plate and tied a career-high with four RBI vs. Georgia Tech (game three)...Recorded a career-high six at-bats in game two of three against Virginia, bringing in two runners...Appeared at the plate 13 times through four games at the Cougar Classic...Went 11-for-18 during the Gaucho Classic to post a .611 average in the Panther's five wins. Scored three runs, notched 3 RBI and only struck out one time all weekend...Hit a perfect 4-for-4 against UC Santa Barbara (game 1) and never dropped below .500 in any game. Put up two doubles, one against UC Santa Barbara and one against Saint Mary's...Was the winning run against UC Santa Barbara (game two) as she crossed the plate when the Panthers and Gauchos were tied 4-4 in the bottom of the seventh....Started all five games in the outfield at the Hampton Inn and Suites Tournament...Went 7-for-15 good for a .467 batting average...Scored five runs for the Panthers through five games.
2014: Game-by-Game Statistics
Named to NFCA All Mid-Atlantic Region second team, first Panther to receive All-Region honors...All-ACC second team selection...Started all 44 games...Her .388 batting average led the team and ranked sixth in the ACC...Reached base safely in a career-best 19 consecutive contests...Tallied a career-high 47 hits...Also hit safely in team-high nine straight...Paced the squad with 13 multi-hit games...Slugged a team-high .636 to post the 10th-best mark in the conference...At her best against the best, posting a .421 average (8-for-19) against the nation's top-10 ranked opponents...Shined in league action with a .400 batting average and .500 on-base percentage versus ACC opponents...Belted a career-high seven home runs...Tied for team-lead in steals on a successful seven out of eight attempts...Delivered a game-winning, two-run home run in the first game of the season-opening doubleheader against CSU Bakersfield...Added a grand slam in the nightcap with a 2-for-4 effort to garner a season-high four RBI...Was a perfect 3-for-3 with a run scored against Penn State...Scorched at the plate over the week of 4/1-4/6 with an .800 on-base percentage and 1.626 slugging percentage as she went 8-for-11 with three homers, seven runs scored, and five RBI...Finished the campaign with a flourish in a combined 5-for-9 against Maryland over the season's final series.
2013: Game-by-Game Statistics
Started 39 games in center field...Had the second highest batting average for Pitt in Big East play at .302...Was 1-for-4 with a run scored against No. 10 Texas A&M...Went 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored against No. 23 North Carolina...Went 1-for-2 with a walk and one run scored against Fairfield...Was 3-for-6 in the weekend series against St. John's with two RBI and one run...Went 2-for-2 with a career-high two runs scored against DePaul...Was 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run against USF...Tied her career-high with two runs against Penn State...Hit her first career Grand Slam in the top of the first inning against Seton Hall....Tallied a walk, a run and an RBI against No. 8 Louisville...Was 2-for-2 with a run and a double against Notre Dame...Was 1-for-2 in the opening game of a doubleheader against Providence with an RBI double and scored a run...Went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI in the game two...Had a career-high three walks in game two at Rutgers...Went 1-for-4 with a run in the series finale against the Scarlet Knights.
2012: Game-by-Game Statistics
Collected a start in 44 games as the Panthers' centerfielder...chipped in a .976 fielding percentage...made 37 putouts and assisted on four others...gunned down a base runner attempting to score in the first inning of game two against Notre Dame (May 5)...made a sliding catch in right center field for the final out of the contest in game one of a doubleheader against the Irish...collected a career-high four putouts against James Madison (March 17)...recorded her first career double against Utah State (March 9)...collected two RBI with her first career home run in the 11-0 victory over Georgetown (April 11)...successfully stole a base against both North Carolina State (Feb. 25) and Providence (April 5)...tallied 19 total bases on the year.
Led John F. Kennedy high school to back-to-back conference championships in 2008 and 2009...three-time All-County selection...boasted a .625 batting average as a junior...honored as JFK's Softball Athlete of the Decade in 2010...named to the second team All-Long Island team following her senior year...also excelled on the soccer field and basketball court...led her team to back-to-back basketball conference titles in 2008 and 2009...served as a captain of her basketball team...named All-Class in basketball as a junior and senior...recipient of the Cougar Pride award...is a member of the National Honor Society...selected as a Scholar-Athlete honoree...competed at the Gold and Premier level with Team Long Island coached by Angelo Marino.
Daughter of Peter and Stace Thea...has two siblings, Shayna and Alec...enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
PITT STUDENT-ATHLETES SET TO PARTICIPATE IN COACH FOR COLLEGE PROGRAM
Manuel Garners NFCA All-Region Honors
Kaitlin Manuel: My Final Goodbye
Ortega Named to All-ACC Freshman Team
Zeremenko, Maldonado Earn First National Bank Weekly Honors
Panthers Fall to Yellow Jackets in Series Finale