Release: February 15, 2010
Contact: Matt Muzza (email@example.com)
Binghamton softball holds 2010 preseason media day
Binghamton softball team held their annual preseason media day
today. First-year head coach Michelle
Burrell is poised to lead the team in the 2010 season, which
opens this Friday at the Georgia Southern Invite. Burrell, junior
catcher Deannie Plemon and sophomore
infielder Briana Andrews spoke to
Softball Head Coach Michelle Burrell
her thoughts heading into the season...
"I'm really excited for the season to begin, and I know
our coaches and players are anxious as well. They've been working
really hard in the winter and preseason, as well as last fall
and I think their preparation will pay off this year."
entering her first season at Binghamton...
"I hope that we come out and really surprise people. I think
this is a good place to be, there's an environment here in which
we can really create a winning tradition."
not being able to practice outside...
"It's always a challenge for us being in the northeast,
figuring out how to plan your practices indoors. We have been
doing a lot of live hitting and live pitching, but what we get
behind on is the live defensive situations. I think we are prepared
on the hitting and pitching ends but we are going to have to
get used to fielding on dirt, as well as our outfielders getting
returning to her hometown area (Owego HS alum)...
"It's been great to come back to the area and reconnect
with local and travel coaches and high school coaches, teammates,
former teammates and fans and its great to see how committed
they still are to softball."
infielder Briana Andrews
the team making improvements...
"We feel like we have the potential ... we honestly feel
like we are right there, still competing with the best of the
teams and making top four of the conference [tournament] is not
that far out of our reach."
BU's young team growing...
"It's great that we have such a young team so we can definitely
grow together, which is huge... right now we have a great young
team and we are ready to grow."
catcher Deannie Plemon
working with the team's young pitchers...
"Our pitchers have been working really hard, and we have
a young staff, so I think that their dedication to the team is
really going to help us a lot."
the team's new coaching staff...
"We really like our new coach; she has brought in a lot
of new techniques we haven't seen in the past. Everything that
is being brought in is positive and its definitely going to build
our team in a better way."