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Welcome to the San Jose City College Softball website. We are located in the heart of San Jose and offer you an opportunity to continue your education at a higher level. The Softball program is well known for excellent academic success and we take pride in student-athletes transferring to universities with an A.A. or A.S. degree.  Many of our  student-athletes achieve a 3.0 GPA or higher during their educational career at San Jose City College.  Athletically, the San Jose City College Softball team is very competitive and over the past 26 years has had a winning season every year. This past season Coach Rooney reached her 700th victory milestone.

With nine Coast Conference Championships, 23 years of advancing to the California Community College Sweet 16 Regional Championships, and appearing in back to back State Championships where they achieve a 4th place finish, the teams over the years have built a winning tradition.  We would like to extend to you the opportunity to become a part of this successful program both academically and athletically.  We invite you to fill out the recruitment form and start your college career on the right path.  Thank you for your interest in the San Jose City College Softball Program and Go Jags!

Please contact Head Softball Coach, Debbie Huntze-Rooney by sending an email to Deborah.huntze@sjcc.edu or call the office phone at (408) 288-3731.

2019 Lady Jaguar Roster

​NoName​Pos.​Yr.​Hometown

​00

​Kaylani Diaz

​C

​Fr.

​San Jose

​1

​Stefanie Troja

​P/UT

​So.

​Folsom

​2

​Sam Brenny

​OF

​​Fr.

​Morgan Hill

​3

​Natasha Sachdeva

​C/UT

​So.

​Santa Clara

​4

​Sara Nielsen

​P/OF

​​Fr.

​San Jose

​10

​Kayla Rooney

​1B/UT

​So.

​San Jose

​11

​Rosie Quezada

​OF/UT

So​.

​Santa Clara

​12

​Keelin Spencer

​SS/UT

​So.

​San Jose

18

​Zylee Augenstein

​OF/UT

​Fr.​

​San Jose

​20

​Madison Gallagher

​P/UT

​So.

​San Martin

​24

​Kerissa Deeds

​UT/OF

​Fr.​

​San Jose

​25

​Starr Lopez

​3B

​​Fr.

​San Jose

​32

​Freddie Carrillo

​3B/SS

​​Fr.

​San Jose

​33

​Haile Landrum

​2B/UT

​So.

​San Jose

Coaching staff

Debbie Huntze-Rooney, Head Softball Coach

Debbie Huntze-Rooney, Head Softball CoachDebbie Huntze-Rooney is entering her 28th year as the Head Softball Coach for the Lady Jaguars. Debbie has led the Lady Jaguars to nine Coast Conference Championships, and has taken her teams to the State Regional playoffs 24 times. Debbie has also led the Lady Jags to the Elite Eight State Playoffs 2007-2008.

Debbie has guided the Lady Jaguars to a winning record every year. She has also received Coast Conference Coach-of-the-Year, and Northern California Coach–of-the-Year awards. This season she reached the 700th Victory milestone.

Coach Huntze-Rooney believes in academics first, and the Lady Jaguars set individual and team goals to reach a 3.0 GPA or higher. This year the Lady Jaguars are ranked 20th in the nation among community colleges with a 3.375 GPA. The Lady Jaguars have a high transfer rate to universities. Many of the Jags have moved onto four year institutions with academic or athletic scholarships, and have earned their degrees.

Debbie competed in Softball and Basketball at West Valley College, then transferred to Chico State where she played Softball and Field Hockey. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and a minor in English. She also had the opportunity to be an assistant coach at Chico State both in Softball and Field Hockey. Debbie moved to Southern California where she taught Physical Education, and coached Softball and Basketball at Serrano High School. She also completed her master's degree at Azusa Pacific University in Administration of Education.  

 

 Terrell Jones, Assistant Coach

Terrell Jones, Assistant CoachTerrell Jones is in his fourth year as the strength and conditioning coach for the Jaguars. Terrell brings a wealth of experience and a positive mind set to this program.  He is working with the players to improve their strength and conditioning, softball fundamentals and skills as well as the mental part of the game.

His experience includes working as a Strength and Conditioning Coordinator with NFL teams such as the 49ers (1997, 1999-2004) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2005), and as a Director of Strength and Conditioning at San Jose State University.  He also worked as the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Tyndall Air Force Base Emergency Services Team (SWAT). He designed programs for the US Marines too. Terrell was a consulted for the Chicago Cubs, NY Mets, San Jose Sharks, Columbus Blue Jackets, ASU Women's Basketball team and University of Calgary.

Terrell played fast pitch softball for the Air Force and was a two time fast pitch all- star outfielder.

He played four sports in high school and lettered in basketball and track.

He graduated from San Jose State with a BS in Kinesiology with a concentration in movement science, and a minor in Criminal Justice.  He also obtained a BS degree in Industrial Security while in the Air Force.

The Jaguars are excited to have Terrell be a part of the coaching staff.

 

Brittney Gutierrez, Assistant Coach

Brittney Guttierez, Assistant CoachBrittney Gutierrez is returning for her third year as Assistant Coach for the Jaguars.  Brittney will work with the outfielders and offensive part of this game.  She brings energy, knowledge and a never give up attitude to this program. Her experiences includes head coach position at Milpitas high school and assistant coach at Valley Christian high school, head coach for 14u Stars travel team and Director of Operations/18G Head coach for the San Jose Synergy.

Brittney graduated from Milpitas high school.  She was a standout softball athlete who was a two time offensive MVP, defensive MVP, three year team captain, and in 2007 was CCS leader in stolen bases and homeruns.  She received the Marine Corp. Distinguished Student Athlete Award.

She transferred to North Dakota State University on a softball scholarship and helped guide the team to 2008 and 2009 Summit League Championships and was NCAA Norman Region Champions.  She played in the NCAA sweet 16 tournament.

Brittney graduated with a BS in Criminal Justice and minor in Psychology from North Dakota State University.

The Jaguars are excited to have Brittney as part of the coaching staff.

Chuck Caldera, Assistant Coach

Chuck Caldera is in his first year coaching at San Jose City College.  He is working with the pitchers/catchers.  He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience.  We are excited to have Coach Chuck join the Jaguar staff.

Coach Chuck Caldera previous softball experience was as an Associate Head Coach at Notre Dame de Namur from 2008-2017. He was in charge of managing all aspects of coaching/practices for NDNU pitching staff and catchers.  He assists in the recruiting of players from high school and junior college ranks.  Prior to this coaching position, he was the Assistant Coach at San Jose State University from 2005-2007. He also coached at various high schools throughout the Bay Area.

Prior to becoming a coach, Chuck played Fast Pitch softball at the highest level of the competition. He was voted MVP of the National Division A Tournament in 1978 as a pitcher and 3rd baseman.  In 2008, Chuck was inducted into the State of Texas Hall of Fame, and in that same year was inducted into the Sanger High Schools Hall of Fame.

Additionally, he coached his own travel team, of which many of his players went on to play softball at the collegiate level. 

 

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JAGUAR HIGHLIGHTS

2018 Awards

  • 3 sophomores transferred to the 4 year universities: Maddie Carlson-Kean University, Maddie Gutierrez-Urban-Chico State University, Bella Malvini-University of Colorado Boulder

  • NFCA ranked 20th in the Nation and first in California among Community College with GPA of  3.375

  • NFCA All American Scholar Athletes of 2018
    -Maddie Carlson
    -Maddie Gutierrez-Urban
    -Rebecca Ralston
    -Haile Landrum
    -Keelin Spencer
    -Stefanie Troja
    -Rosie Quezada
    -Bella Malvini

    CCCAA Academic Team: Haile Landrum, Rosie Quezada, Keelin Spencer, Stefanie Troja

    First Team All Conference: Maddie Carlson, Maddie Gutierrez-Urban, Lil Resendez, Natasha Sachdeva, Stefanie Troja

    Second Team All Conference: Mia Nowack, Keelin Spencer, Amber Yumen

  • In 2017, 6 sophomores transferred to the 4 year universities: Alyssa Vidal- Corban University in Oregon, Kaddy Pizano- Sacramento State, Hannah Harris- Sacramento State, Tatiana Venegas- San Jose State University, Andrea Lopez- San Jose State University, Danielle Carrillo- Chico State

  • NFCA ranked 38th in the Nation with a GPA of 3.086
  • NFCA All American Scholar Athletes of 2017:

    - Hannah Harris

    -Rebecca Ralston

    -Katie Wingrove

2017 Awards

  • All Northern California Team: Kaddy Pizano

  • CCCAA Academic Team: Maddie Carlson, Alyssa Vidal, Hannah Harris

  • First Team All-Conference: Mia Nowack, Kaddy Pizano, Tatiana Venegas

  • Second Team All-Conference: Hannah Harris, Andrea Lopez, Alyssa Vidal

  • In 2016, 5 sophomores transferred to the 4 year universities: Gaby Nowack- HPU Hawaii, Justine Felix-SFSU, Destiny Garcia-East Bay, Claudia Garcia-East Bay, and Sophia Perea- St. Ambrose University

  • 2016 Coast Conference Champions
  • 9 Conference Championships: 1996, 1997, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016
  • 24 Regional appearances
  • 2008 Final 8 in the State (4th Place)
  • 2007 Final 8 in the State

 

 

Lady Jaguar Transfers http://www.sjcc.edu/AthleticsDepartment/Documents/Final Draft Of Transfers 2018.pdfLady Jaguar Transfers Information

Contact Us

Debbie Huntze-Rooney

Head Softball Coach

(408) 288-3731

Deborah.huntze@sjcc.edu

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