2022 Softball Benefit Game

The Varsity Team is proud to announce a benefit game to be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 6:45 PM “under the lights” against the Long Beach Marines on Bob Klein Field (home of Molloy College Softball) in Rockville Centre.

All proceeds will be donated to Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF).

The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) has been leading the way in Alzheimer’s research since its founding in 1998. Thanks to the generosity of its founders, Leonard A. Lauder and Ronald S. Lauder, 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to science. The ADDF has awarded more than $209 million to fund over 690 Alzheimer’s drug discovery programs, biomarker programs, and clinical trials in 19 countries.

Admission will be $5 for adults and $2 for students. We will also be selling various items including car magnets and holding a 50/50 raffle.

The six umpires officiating the game will all be donating their professional fees to the game.

All proceeds raised that evening to the ADDF.

UPDATE:

Thanks to the support and generosity of fans in attendance and the Long Beach Varsity Softball team, the annual benefit game raised $6,000 for Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation!

Kellenberg Memorial High School boasts a very active and talented softball program featuring three teams for maximum participation. Latin School students, grades 7 & 8 may participate on the Latin School team, while the high school students have  Junior Varsity and Varsity teams.

During the 2011 – 2012 school year, both the Junior Varsity and the Varsity squads won the Nassau Suffolk Catholic High School Association Championship at their respective levels with the Varsity team finishing the year being ranked # 1 on Long Island and # 1 in New York State and #49 in the Nation as ranked by ESPN. During the 2012-2013 season, both the JV and Varsity squads won the NSCHSAA Championship again and the Varsity team repeated as NY State Catholic Champs by defeating St. Joseph by the Sea and Font Bonne Academy. The Varsity team finished the season ranked #2 in New York State. In the 2013 – 2014 season, the Varsity Softball team won a 4th consecutive NSCHSAA title and a third consecutive NYS Catholic High School title. The team finished ranked #2 on Long Island and #3 in New York State.

VARSITY SOFTBALL PROGRAM RANKINGS

  • 2011 # 5 on LI / #16 in NYS
  • 2012 # 1 on LI / # 1 in NYS / # 49 in USA as ranked by ESPN magazine
  • 2013 # 1 on LI / # 2 in NYS
  • 2014 # 2 on LI / # 3 in NYS
  • 2015 # 7 on LI / # 22 NYS
  • 2016 # 6 on LI / # 18 in NYS
  • 2018 # 7 in NYS
  • 2019 #10 on LI / #11 in NYS
  • 2020 COVID – No Season
  • 2021 # 23 IN NYS

Both the Junior Varsity and Varsity teams travel to Herkimer, New York during the season and participate in the Mudville Softball Tournament. The Varsity team, also participates in an annual team retreat to the Marianist retreat house known as Founders Hollow in Ulster County, New York.

2021 Easton / NFCA All- Region Team Awards

Natalie Bottiglieri - First Team
Nicolette Picone - Second Team

2022 Easton / NFCA All - America Scholar Athlete Award winners for maintaining a 3.5 or higher GPA.

NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes

Nine members of the 2019 Varsity Softball Team who earned Easton / NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete Awards for achieving a 3.5 or higher GPA for the 2018 – 2019 school year.

  • Caroline Bratichak ’19
  • Stephanie Conrade ’19
  • Katie Hand ’20
  • Daisha Howard ’20
  • Arlene Miller ’19
  • Samantha O’Donnell ’20
  • Lindsey Raimondi ’19
  • Juliana Rigano ’19
  • Julia Tarantino ’20
Top L to R: Caroline Bratichak, Stephanie Conrade, Katie Hand, Daisha Howard, Arlene Miller Bottom L to R: Samantha O’Donnell, Lindsey Raimondi, Juliana Rigano, Julia Tarantino
L to R: Stephanie Conrade, Katie Hand, Julia Tarantino

NFCA All-Region Team Selections

  • Julia Tarantino ’20 – Pitcher
  • Katie Hand ’20 – Second Base
  • Stephanie Conrade ’19 – Outfield

For additional information or questions, you can email Mr. Conrade, Head Varsity Softball Coach at mrconrade@kellenberg.org.