Here is the Lady Plainsmen schedule for the 2014 fall season!
9/13-9/14-Adams State Tournament-Alamosa, CO
9/19-Oklahoma Panhandle State University-Goodwill, OK
9/20-Sterling College Tournament-Sterling, KS
9/26-9/28-Lamar Community College Tournament-Lamar, CO
10/4-Frank Phillips College Tournament-Borger, TX
10/17-New Mexico Highlands University-Las Vegas, NM
10/20-10/22-Blue/Gold World Series-Borger, TX
The Lady Plainsmen are extremely excited to get the fall season started with a great mix of competition, and we are looking forward to seeing our supporters there!
Here is the link to our website that will have specific times and locations of the tournaments scheduled.
The Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen Softball team has advanced to the National Junior College Athletic Association Region V West Softball Tournament for the second time in the schools twelve year history. The first time that the Lady Plainsmen qualified for the tournament was in 2011 when now assistant coach Kiana Levy was pitching for FPC.
The Lady Plainsmen have done well this season winning the most games in the programs history going 15-38 overall and 10-18 in conference also breaking the schools mark for conference wins in a season. This season has marked a great turn around in the program.
“The first year that I was here as the assistant coach we were competitive and were able to get into the region tournament for the first time in history”, said Coach Lucas Grider, “the next season we missed it by one game in my first year as the head coach and then last year was the anomaly. My predecessor helped change the culture of this program and I have continued to bring in student-athletes who want to see Frank Phillips College Softball compete for a Regional Title and a National Title. I am very proud of what these young ladies have accomplished this season and look forward to coaching them throughout the region tournament.”
The softball team has also already broken several school records in statistical categories as well. They have set a new record for batter’s being hit by pitch (26), sacrifice hits (65), and stolen bases (99). They also will break the record for games played and pitched this season with a minimum of 53 games. They could also break team records for innings pitched by the pitching staff, walks and on base percentage by the hitters and fielding percentage by the defense.
Individually the Lady Plainsmen will have players crack the top five in statistical categories as well. Tori Amaya has broken the stolen base record stealing 26 bases so far this season, which is not only a Frank Phillips College record but is tops in the Conference this year as well. Austin Murillo and Kendra Sinclair are tied for second with Coach Levy (2011) for wins in a season with six and are only one behind Cheyenne Ford (7 – 2012).
The Lady Plainsmen will face Midland College in their first game at the Regional Tournament on May 2nd. The scheduled start time for that game is 3:00 PM. The Region V West Tournament is being held in Lubbock, TX on the Campus of Texas Tech University. The game is being webcast through PSBlive.com as well as all of the Region V Tournament games.
MEET THE LADY PLAINSMEN
VICTORIA (TORI) AMAYA
-Freshman Pitcher from Cedar Creek, TX
Athletic Awards: Team MVP 2012
Major: General Studies
Interests Outside of Softball: Netflix, shopping, working out, dancing, playing with my dog
Goals after Graduation: Go to Texas Tech and major in political science
Favorite Musician: Luke Bryan
Favorite Athlete: Russell Wilson, Quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks
Superstitions: don't split the pole, must listen to show out before every game
Favorite Restaurant and Meal: Chick Fil A - Chicken Nuggets with Chick Fil A Sauce
Favorite Quote: "What you are is God's gift to you, what you become is your gift to God."
Dream Job: Lawyer
Another future Lady Plainsmen softball player signing her national letter of intent. In the front row is Carly Haschke (middle) with her parents Pooh Porter Haschke and Paul Haschke. In the back row are Coach Dennis Rivardo, sister Kinsy Haschke & Coach Kirk Hall. Congratulations Carly!
Another future Lady Plainsmen softball player signing her national letter of intent. Shania Leon (4th player from left seated) signing with her parents (behind her) and the rest of the Legacy High School senior softball players who have also signed to play next season. Congrats to Shania and the others!
MEET THE LADY PLAINSMEN
-Sophomore pitcher from Brownsville, TX-
Athletic Awards: All District Honorable Mention 2011
Interests Outside of Softball: Watching Movies & being with friends
Goals after Graduation: Continue to a University to finish pursuing my education.
Favorite Musician: Blake Shelton
Favorite Athlete: Nolan Ryan - Former Pitcher for the Texas Rangers
Superstitions: Not stepping on the foul line before the games
Favorite Restaurant and Meal: Chili's - Cajun Shrimp Pasta
Favorite Softball Moment: Every game ever played with my sister.
Favorite Quote: "You have three choices in life; give up, give in, or give it your all."
Dream Job: Anesthesiology
Another future Lady Plainsmen softball player signs her letter of intent. Erika Bradley from Farmington High School in Farmington, New Mexico. Congrats Erika!
Congratulations to Abbe Alvarez who committed to be a Lady Plainsmen Softball player on January 21st, 2014. We are excited to have Abbe join us for the 2014-2015 season.
She comes from Coronado High School from Lubbock, TX.
Shania Leon commits to Frank Phillips College
Shania Leon (Broomfield, CO) committed to play with the Frank Phillips College softball team this week. Shania is a pitcher/outfielder, who graduated and played her high school ball at Legacy High School. This year Legacy own the Colorado High School Activities Association Class 5A state title for the sixth time in seven years. Leon's RBI single in the forth of the championship game sparked a four fun inning giving Legacy a lead that it would not relinquish en route to a 6-4 victory. Shania is the second student-athlete in two years to come to FPC off winning a high school state championship joining Des'ree Wainright; who came to FPC off a UIL 4A state championship with Buda Hays High School. At FPC Shania brings with her a winning tradition, she will compete for time in the pitcher's circle and the outfield while providing a strong bat to the FPC lineup. Shania earned all-conference and honorable mention all regions honors this past season while earning a crystal ball award for being a clutch hitter.
Cheyenne Housh- Canyon, TX, Canyon High School