Lady Jags Softball
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 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.
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 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 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 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
2013-14 NFCA Junior College All-Academic Teams
Women’s Softball Recruitment Application
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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