Softball

Lady Jaguar  Softball

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 22 years has had a winning season every year.  With eight Coast Conference Championships, 22 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.


 

You can download the Softball Schedule Here

Coaches

Debbie Huntze-Rooney, Head Softball Coach

Debbie Huntze-Rooney is entering her 24th year as the Head Softball Coach for the Lady Jaguars. Debbie has led the Lady Jaguars to eight Coast Conference Championships, and has taken her teams to the State Regional playoffs 20 years in a row. Debbie has also led the Lady Jags to the Elite Eight State Playoffs 2007-2008. The team has been ranked third in Northern California.

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 600th 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 6th in the nation among community colleges with a 3.357 GPA - First in California. 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.


 Megan Ink, Assistant Coach

 Megan Ink is entering her 3rd year as Assistant Softball coach for the SJCC Jaguars. Megan brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to the coaching staff. She spent 10 seasons as an Assistant Coach for Eastern Kentucky University where she assisted in all aspects of the game. After graduating from Piedmont Hills High School, Ink played two seasons at SJCC where she was named First Team All Conference, All-Northern California team and helped lead the team to the conference championship in 2000. After receiving her degree from SJCC she earned a scholarship and transferred to EKU where she was part of the 2002 OVC championship team. The Colonels advanced to NCAA Regionals where they eventually lost to UCLA.  

Upon graduation she began her coaching career at EKU. In 10 seasons, Ink helped the Colonels to four top-four finishes in the Ohio Valley Conference, including an OVC championship in 2004. She also spent two years as the Head Coach for the 16-under travel team KY xtreme.  

Megan received her bachelor's degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies from EKU in 2002. She earned her master’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Sports Administration in 2006.

 

Jessica Pepin, Assistant Coach

Jessica Pepin is entering her 3rd year as an assistant coach for the SJCC Jaguars. Jessica will be working closely with the pitchers and catchers. She brings a wealth of knowledge and a competitive attitude. Pepin played at SJCC as a Lady Jag her first two
years of college. She received a scholarship and transferred to the University of Hilo in Hawaii where she completed her collegiate softball career and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. During her four year collegiate career, Jessica was a four time NFCA Academic All American and Phi Theta Kappa member. In 2010, as captain at SJCC, Jessica was awarded a certificate of Outstanding Leadership and Volunteerism, received her associate degree in Liberal Studies and made second team all conference. In 2012, Jessica received recognition as PAC West Pitcher of the Week.

Currently, Jessica is completing classes and preparing to apply to Occupational Therapy school.

 

Theresa Torres, Assistant Coach

Theresa Torres is entering her 1st year as an Assistant Coach for the SJCC Jaguars. Theresa will be an asset to the coaching staff and team.  She will be working with the infield and outfield. She will be able to  share her knowledge of the game with the athletes and help them to achieve their goals.  Her positive energy and work ethic will be key for the SJCC Jaguar Team.

 Theresa started her career at San Jose Mt. Pleasant High School where she hit .330 with 18 runs and 20 RBIs as a senior in 2009. She earned first team All-Santa Teresa League honors.  She then graduated and transferred to San Jose City College.

 Torres played at SJCC as the starting 3rd baseman her first two years of college. Theresa was a team captain and a NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete as a sophomore. Torres was apart of the 2010 Lady Jag Coast Conference Championship Team. She graduated SJCC with her Associates of Arts in Liberal Arts degree then transferred to California State University of Monterey Bay to continue her education and career in softball.

Torres took a bigger role in her senior year season as an Otter after dipping her toes in NCAA waters as a junior. Theresa's senior year recorded a .956 field average on the entire season with on 7 errors on her entire career at Monterey Bay. In May 2014,she received her Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology.

​Roster 2014 - 2015

Player#​Position​Year​B/T

​Hometown

​Alex Hernandez1 P​SophomoreR/R ​Sunnyvale, Ca
​Ernestina Carrillo​3​3B, C​Sophomore   ​R/R​San Jose, Ca
​Gaby Nowack​5​P​Freshman​R/R​San Jose, Ca
​Destiny Garcia​6​3B, 2B​Freshman​R/R​San Jose, Ca
​​Sydney Halleen 7​SS, 2B​​Sophomore​L/RTorrance, Ca​
​Cassidy Heen10OF​Sophomore​R/R​Hollister, Ca
​Claudia Garcia​14​UT​Sophomore​R/R​Los Banos, Ca
​Ja'nee Miskell​16​OF​Sophomore​R/R​Newman, Ca
​Yasmine Hernandez​18​OF​Sophomore​R/R ​San Jose, Ca
​Katie Hoffman​20​1BSophomore​R/R​Fremont, Ca
​Celine Alcantara​22​P​Freshman​R/R​San Jose, Ca
​Justine Felix​24​3B​Freshman​R/R​San Jose, Ca
​Jessica Wakeman ​27​P, 1B ​Sophomore​R/R​San Jose, Ca
​Kallie Klinger​33​SS​Sophomore​​R/R​San Jose, Ca

 

Softball Headlines

The San Jose City College Softball Team GPA was 3.069 for 2013-14.  The team was ranked 20th in the Nation and 1st in California among the Community Colleges.  The National Fast pitch Coaches Association posted the rankings this month. 

2013-14 NFCA Junior College
All-Academic Teams

School Name GPA
East Mississippi Community College3.587
Northwest Mississippi CC3.489
Southern Union State CC3.444
Allen Community College3.42
Itawamba Community College3.401
Iowa Western Community College3.347
Angelina College3.32
Northeast Mississippi CC3.315
Jefferson Davis Community College3.299
Blinn College3.291
Shelton State Community College3.268
South Mountain Community College3.21
Lamar Community College3.203
Eastern Arizona College3.20
Kankakee Community College3.197
Phoenix College3.19
Calhoun Community College3.12
Western Texas College3.115
Hutchinson Community College3.08

San Jose City College

3.069

Sierra College3.059
Ancilla College3.033
Arizona Western College3.031
Holmes Community College3.02
Kilgore College3.02
Seminole State College of Florida2.94

 

Women’s Softball Recruitment Application

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS

  • In 2014, 5 sophomores transferred to a 4 year university. Giana Cavallaro and Treasure Rodriguez- West Alabama University, Krystal Rock- Maryville University, Nicole Read- Kansas Wesleyan University, Stephanie Pickard- William Jessup University.
  • Team GPA 3.069, ranked 20th in the Nation by NFCA amoung Community College, and #1 in the State.
  • 2014 NFCA Academic All American Scholar Athlete with 3.5 GPA or higher: Nicole Read
  • Academic All-State First Team: Nicole Read
  • In 2013, 6 sophomores transferred to the 4 year- universities. Miriah Chavez- West Alabama, Leslie Angulo- Sacramento State, Dani Pianto- San Diego State, Amanda Rossetta- Sonoma State, Diana Lopez- St. Edwards University, Bre Hunsucker- San Francisco State.
  • NFCA All-American Scholar Athletes with a 3.5 GPA or higher: Leslie Angulo
  • Academically ranked # 30 in the Nation by NFCA (National Fast pitch Coaches Association) with a Team GPA of 3.016, and #2 in California
  • Academic All-State First Team:  Leslie Angulo, Dani Pianto, Amanda Rossetta
  • In 2012, 5 sophomores transferred to the 4-year universities. Ahjali Davis – Long Beach State, Lena Foster – San Francisco State, Lindsay Maves – San Francisco State, Christina Meneses – San Francisco State,  Janae Grimes – FIDM

  • NFCA All-American Scholar Athletes with a 3.5 GPA or higher: Leslie Angulo, Ahjali Davis, Janae Grimes, Danielle Edwards, Christina Meneses, Jasmine Jones, and Melissa Ortiz

  • Academically ranked #6 in the Nation by NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) with a Team GPA of 3.357, and #1 in California

  •  8 Conference Championships: 1996, 1997, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

  • 21 Consecutive Regional appearences

  • 2008 Final 8 in the State ( 5th Place)

  • 2007 Final 8 in the State

     

 

 

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Softball Schedule 2015http://www.sjcc.edu/AthleticsDepartment/Documents/Softball Schedule 2015.pdfSoftball Schedule 2015Athletic Schedules
SJCC Softball Transfers http://www.sjcc.edu/AthleticsDepartment/Documents/Transfers!.pdfSJCC Softball Transfers Softball

Contact Us

Debbie Huntze-Rooney

Head Softball Coach

(408) 288-3731

Deborah.huntze@sjcc.edu

 

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