Softball - Varsity

Overview

WMA Softball pitcher delivers a pitch to the batterWilbraham & Monson Academy Softball was established shortly after the merger of the two schools in 1971 and developed substantially after the arrival of Coach Don Kelly in 1977. The team is part of the Western New England Prep School Softball Association (WNEPSSA) and plays a competitive schedule that includes Class A, B and C schools. In the 2010 season, the Titan Softball program earned the fourth seed in the WNEPSSA Class C tournament, reached the final of the Class B tournament in 2014 and won the New England Class B title in 2016.

Philosophy

The focus of the program is on developing solid defense skills, fundamental hitting, and aggressive base running. Through the course of a season, there is strong emphasis placed on developing sustained physical and mental effort, learning to improve individual skills and team performance, and learning how to react positively to mistakes. An essential component of a Titan Softball practice is to build and maximize physical ability. Each day, through practice and training, we look to develop the ten recognized general physical skills: coordination, agility, balance, accuracy, power, speed, flexibility, endurance, stamina, and strength.

Titans Softball is always looking for the opportunity to meet student-athletes who have a strong work ethic in the classroom and on the athletic field, and share with them the opportunities that exist here at WMA. The Academy has a long tradition of academic excellence and very strong college placement, and we have many student-athletes who go on and continue playing their sport in college. If you are interested in learning more about the Titan Softball program, please feel free to contact Coach Jim Gouin by email at jgouin@wma.us.

Bancroft game, May 7

Gunnery game, April 21

King game, April 28

KO game, April 9


Captains: Emelia Boyko, Jeanette Du Plooy, Alexa Fleury

Manager: Hong Lihn Duong

1

Lanlan

Hai

2023

Beijing

China

2

Margaret

Kuhn

2020

East Longmeadow

MA

3

Alexa

Fleury

2018

Wilbraham

MA

5

Jinyu

Zhan

2022

Shenzhen

China

6

Sarah

Ragnauth

2018

Enfield

CT

7

Grace

Gouin

2020

Wilbraham

MA

8

Vanessa

Gwozdzik

2020

Monson

MA

9

Rose

Bannon

2018

Longmeadow

MA

11

Tatum

Perkins

2021

Enfield

CT

15

Autumn

Venne

2021

East Longmeadow

MA

17

Emelia

Boyko

2018

Belchertown

MA

18

Jeanette

Du Plooy

2018

Stilbay

South Africa

22

Julia

Puppolo

2020

Springfield

MA

23

Lauren

Jamal

2020

Dhahran

Saudi Arabia

Head coach - Jim Gouin

Assistant coach - Meaghan Cavanaugh

2016
  • Class B champion
  • All-League: Emma Kindblom, Marissa Fabbo
  • WNEPSSA All-Star: Carly Venditti (game MVP)
2015
  • Class B semifinalist
  • All-League: Emma Kindblom, Carly Venditti
2014
  • Class B finalist
  • All-League: Emma Kindblom, Erin Demers
2013
  • WNEPSGSBA All-Star Game: Emma Kindblom