Debbie Huntze-Rooney is entering her 26th 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 anda 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.
Jessica Pepin is entering her 4th 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 twoyears 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 is entering her 2nd 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.
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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
Head Softball Coach
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