Softball - Varsity Girls
Season Recap | 2019:
Led by Senior Captains Jenna Hersh, Bayden Ibrahim, Cassie Olsen, and Junior Captain Maddie Farrell, the team has consistently improved throughout the season. The Softball team started their season by traveling to Orlando, FL for their first Spring Training Trip and had a record of 2 wins and 3 losses. Other highlights include great team efforts against St. George's, Brooks, and Milton Academy.
Award Winners | 2019:
Team MVP: Jenna Hersh '19. Cassie Olsen '19
Coaches Award: Bayden Ibrahim '19
ISL Honorable Mention: Alena Mulhern '23
Former Players Currently Playing at the Collegiate Level
Kali Denty - Gordon College
Jessica Saluti - Curry College
|1||Jordana Hersh||Pitcher/Utility||2022||Canton, MA|
|2||Sophie Butner||1B/Outfield||2021||Hingham, MA|
|3||Persia Pena Cruz||Outfield||2020||Pembroke, MA|
|5||Nadia Pena Cruz||Outfield||2020||Pembroke, MA|
|7||Karina Kilburn||Outfield/Utility||2020||West Roxbury, MA|
|8||Maddie Farrell (captain)||1B||2020||Quincy, MA|
|14||Bella Bodio||Infield||2021||Ashland, MA|
|15||Alena Mulhern||Infield||2023||Kingston, MA|
|16||Claire McCarthy||Infield||2022||Dorchester, MA|
|17||Christina Nwokeji||Outfield||2020||Randolph, MA|
|18||Sophie Garber||Outfield/Catcher||2022||Wellesley, MA|
Laura McDonoughHead Coach
Coach McDonough comes to Thayer as a Braintree resident and a 2009 Braintree High School alum. While a student at Braintree High School, Coach McDonough captained the Varsity Soccer, Basketball and Softball teams. She was a member of the 2006 MIAA Division 1 State Champion Soccer team, as well as the 2008 and 2009 MIAA Division 1 South Champion Softball teams.
Coach McDonough attended Bentley University, where she majored in Information Design and Corporate Communication with a minor in Psychology, graduating Cum Laude. She was a two time captain of the Women’s Softball Team and was an NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete. After two shoulder surgeries her sophomore season, she played a fifth year for the Bentley University Falcons and received her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Marketing.
McDonough currently works at Dunkin’ Brands, The World Headquarters of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins, as a Supervisor in the Communications Department.
Laura KaplanAssistant Coach
Carmen BottariAssistant Coach