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Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy adds softball to its athletic offerings

BOALSBURG — Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy is excited to announce the addition of softball to its Spring athletic offerings

Dr. Justin Rodkey, Saint Joseph’s Director of Athletics and Student Activities, is looking forward to this addition.

“It’s an exciting day to be a part of the Saint Joseph’s WolfPack! Adding Softball will give our young ladies an opportunity to learn and play one of the greatest games. The addition of softball balances out our interscholastic sports offerings here at St. Joe’s. There is a tremendous amount of support from our Board of Directors and Head of School, Ms. Jennifer Mallett behind adding softball and I am grateful to be a part of the process. I am looking forward to helping grow and develop our new program. Centre County is known for great softball and the goal is to add to the rich tradition found here,” Rodkey said.

The WolfPack will use Hess Field in Boalsburg as their home field and look forward to developing a competitive program.

Senior Maggie Mangene has been instrumental in getting the program up and running. Upon hearing the news that softball was going to become a reality at Saint Joseph’s, Maggie broke out in tears as she was overwhelmed with gratitude. “It means the world to me. I’ve wanted this team since before I was a freshman at Saint Joe’s. This has been a major goal of mine. I want this team not only for myself, but for other students at Saint Joe’s as well.”

Teacher and Director of Marketing at Saint Joseph’s, Laura Cunningham [Caldwell] grew up playing softball at Bellefonte Area High School and then later at Saint Francis University. “Centre County has always been a hotbed for softball. There have been countless exceptional softball players coming from our local schools. I hope that these girls not only learn the game of softball, but are able to take away the many lessons learned on the field and apply them to their daily lives.”

If you are interested in applying for the head coach or assistant coaching positions, please contact Dr. Rodkey at JRodkey@stjoeacad.org.

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Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy, founded in 2011, provides a Catholic education for students to grow, develop, and live out the four pillars of faith, scholarship, leadership, and service to our God, their fellow students, their families, and the community.

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