Varsity Softball - Girls
The Pingree softball team competes in the Eastern Independent League and also competes against the Governor’s Academy, Brooks School, Rivers School, Cushing Academy, and BB&N.
The goal of the Pingree softball program is to develop individual team skills that not only help players succeed on the field, but off the field as well. Coaches create a fun and friendly atmosphere that allows for student athletes to compete at the highest level and foster the program’s continuing success.
Pingree Alumni Collegiate Athletes:
Michaela Murdock '18, Hamilton College
Kelsey Dion '15, Tufts University
Maria Garbarino '14, Bates College
Gabby Muniz '14, Holy Cross University
Haley Sabino '14, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Barbara Santos '07, Colby College
Jill Cappucci '06, Bates College
Coach: Jim MacLaughlin '84
Jim joined Pingree in 1988, and has been coaching the softball team since the 1991 season. His teams have won 5 EIL league season titles, 1 AISGA tourney title, and 4 EIL league playoff championships. Jim attended Union College, graduating in 1988, and was a member of the 1985 ECAC West championship ice hockey team. An English teacher and Tenth Grade Dean at Pingree, Jim also coaches Cross Country and Ice Hockey.
Asst. Coach: Buddy Taft
Buddy joined the faculty in 1979 where he now serves as Dean of Students. In his career at Pingree he has coached Varsity Boys Hockey, J.V. Boys and Girls Soccer, Varsity Boys Lacrosse, Football and Varsity Softball. He graduated from Wesleyan University where he was an Assistant Captain of the Hockey Team. Prior to Pingree, he spent 2 years at the Rectory School, teaching History, coaching football, hockey and lacrosse and running a dorm.