Softball

Varsity

Overview

NJ PREP A CHAMPIONS
2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018

MAPL CHAMPS 
2004, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018

Blair softball boasts a tradition of success, and our program is dedicated to developing all aspects of an athlete’s future. Our excellence derives from a commitment to hard work, physical and mental, and a commitment to creating strong team chemistry.

We work hard to make our season fun, knowing full well that performing at our maximum every day maximizes our ability to win games. And winning is much more fun. Our team concept stresses unselfish play, positive self-image, healthy self-assessment (celebrating individual strengths and attacking weaknesses) and skill building.

Our season includes a nine-day spring break trip to Orlando, Florida, where we face our prep competition and challenge ourselves by playing teams from all over—last year, Ohio, New Jersey and Texas. Our recipe for success does produce many winning seasons, but, more importantly, we understand the concepts of respect for self and others, teamwork, and the true joy of meeting physical and mental challenges.

Competition in the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) is excellent. A prospective player can count on facing top-notch pitching in nearly every contest in her years of playing at Blair. As a former college counselor, head varsity coach Carolyn Conforti-Browse '79 works to find the best sports and academic match possible. Many former Blair athletes are playing softball in college. A partial list from the past decade includes: Christina Giambrone (Lafayette ’10 and Patriot League Player of the Year), Alesha Sisco ’07, Jen Welsh ’05, Dickinson College; Deb Kozy ’03, Emory University; Sasha Fisher ’06, Pacific University; Carolyn Davis, Tory Glowacky ’02, Middlebury; Amanda Glowacky ’03, Pomona College; Cortney Romyns ’04, Western Connecticut; Margaret DeOliveira ’09 and Amanda Zranchev ’08, Colgate University; Ali Magistro '10, Emerson University; Ashley Iannone '11, Michelle Fox '12 and Eugenia Lavanant '13, Gettysburg College; Elizabeth Fox '12, Newbury College; Ana Greik '13, DePaul University; Carolyn Wan '13, Bucknell University; Jade Assad '16, Wheaton College; Rachel Hoffman '15, Sewanee University; Jillian McKenna '15, Drexel University; Haley Chrobock '15, Wellesley College.

Having had the honor of coaching at Blair for many years, and the honor of coaching against some truly excellent opponents, Coach Conforti-Browse notes with confidence that being a member of the Blair team "is truly a special opportunity and a positive experience. Many of our softball alums (and their fathers!) return for games and support our program. Five former players have become coaches themselves. I am quite proud of my teams, past and present. We have lots of fun and work very hard."

For more information about Blair softball, contact at (908) 362-6121, ext. 5667.

Meet the Coaches

Meet Coach Conforti-Browse

Carolyn Conforti Browse

Blair English teacher, Director of Leadership Programs and Dean of Campus Life Carolyn Conforti-Browse '79 has coached softball for more than 25 years, including a brief stint as an assistant coach for the Belgian National U16 team.

She is also the director of curriculum for the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy, a soccer leadership camp for girls, which plans to expand to softball and lacrosse in the coming years. She has been named "Prep Coach of the Year" several times by The Star-Ledger and New Jersey Herald, and recently received a U.S. State Department grant to lead a trip for a sports cultural exchange program.

A member of the NFCA and a two-star coach, she is married to Blair mathematics department chair R. Latta Browse; they are parents of Tyler '08 and Annelies '13.

About Coach Thatcher

joined Blair’s faculty in 2016 as a chemistry and physics teacher and assistant wrestling coach. During a 23-year career in engineering, Chris worked in pharmaceutical manufacturing, validation consulting, and medical device research and development. He earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering at Princeton University (1993), where he was a four-year Division I wrestler and cross country runner and two-year captain of the wrestling team. Chris has served as Blair’s assistant wrestling coach since 2012, and, in addition to continuing in this role, he is the assistant coach of varsity softball. He serves on the staff of the Center for Innovation and Collaboration and the Mason Hall dormitory. He and his wife, Kristi, and their children, Tyler, Tanner, Chelsea, and Adison, live in Blairstown. Chris enjoys trail running, hiking and DIY projects and has coached more than 30 youth recreational sports teams.

About Coach Abascal

Nadia Abascal joined Blair’s science faculty as a teacher of chemistry. A graduate of Barnard College (2011), she earned her master’s (2013) and PhD (2017) at Yale University. Dr. Abascal gained significant laboratory experience as a post-doctoral researcher in Yale’s molecular biophysics and biochemistry department, where her work focused on the assembly of a ricin biosensor. A crossfit enthusiast, she coaches weight training and softball at Blair.
 

Schedule

View directions to athletic events. To read recaps about past events, go to the "Team News" tab above.

Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score Status
vs.
Peddie
Home Win 12-2
vs.
Pingry
Away Win 11-0
vs.
Kittatinny
Home CANCELLED
vs.
Warren Tech
Away CANCELLED
vs.
Hunterdon Central
Home Loss 1-3
vs.
Lawrenceville
Home Win 2-0
vs.
Hun
Home Win 6-2
vs.
Newton High School
Home Win 5-0
vs.
Hill School
Away Win 11-1
vs.
Belvidere High School
Home Win 8-0
vs.
Wallkill Valley
Home Win 10-0
vs.
Hun
Away Loss 2-3
vs.
Princeton Day School
Away Win 15-0
vs.
Lawrenceville
Away Win 3-2
vs.
Peddie
Away Win 13-0
vs.
High Point
Away Win 10-0
vs.
Kent Place
Away Win 6-1
vs.
Hill School
Home Win 9-3
Pingry - States (semis)
Home Win 5-1
Hun - States (finals)
Home Win 4-3

Roster

No players were found for this team

Team News

News & Recaps

Photos

View more photos from the 2018 season or past years on Blair's Flickr.

Past Results

Spring 2018

Opponent Date Result Score
vs.
Peddie
Win 12-2
vs.
Pingry
Win 11-0
vs.
Hunterdon Central
Loss 1-3
vs.
Lawrenceville
Win 2-0
vs.
Hun
Win 6-2
vs.
Newton High School
Win 5-0
vs.
Hill School
Win 11-1
vs.
Belvidere High School
Win 8-0
vs.
Wallkill Valley
Win 10-0
vs.
Hun
Loss 2-3
vs.
Princeton Day School
Win 15-0
vs.
Lawrenceville
Win 3-2
vs.
Peddie
Win 13-0
vs.
High Point
Win 10-0
vs.
Kent Place
Win 6-1
vs.
Hill School
Win 9-3
Pingry - States (semis)
Win 5-1
Hun - States (finals)
Win 4-3

Spring 2017

Date Opponent Location Start Info
3/29 Peddie Away 4:00 pm 8-2 W
4/1 Hun Home 2:00 pm 2-0 W
4/6 Kent Place Home 4:30 pm
4/8 West Morris @ Randolph Challenge Away 10:00 am
4/8 Roxbury @ Randolph Challenge Away 2:45 pm
4/9 West Morris @ Randolph Challenge Away 10:00 am 7-0 W
4/9 Roxbury @ Randolph Challenge Away 2:45 pm 4-20 L
4/10 Piscataway High School Away 4:30 pm 10-1 L
4/12 Lawrenceville Away 3:30 pm 9-6 W
4/20 Sparta Home 4:30 pm 0-6 L
4/22 Hill Away 2:00 pm 11-1 W
4/24 Pingry Home 4:00 pm 7-2 W
4/26 Peddie Home 4:15 pm 10-1 W
4/29 Hun Away 2:00 pm 0-3 L
5/1 Princeton Day School Home 4:00 pm 10-0 W
5/3 Lawrenceville Home 4:00 pm 12-1 W
5/5 Belvidere Home 4:15 pm
5/8 Pope John Away 4:00 pm 1-4 L
5/8 Phillipsburg Home 4:00 pm
5/12 Hill Home 4:15 pm 5-6 L
5/16 Lawrenceville (state semis) Home 4:15 pm 4-0 W
5/18 Hun (state finals) Away 4:15 pm

Spring 2016

Date Opponent Location Time Results
3/28 Pope John (scrimmage) Away 4:15 pm
4/2 Hun Home 2:00 pm PPD
4/4 Phillipsburg Home 4:15 pm PPD
4/6 Sparta Away 4:00 pm 2-11 L
4/9 Mercersburg Away 1:00 pm PPD
4/10 Mercersburg Away 12:00 pm 16-0 W
4/10 Mercersburg Away 2:00 pm 16-0 W
4/11 Hun Home 4:15 pm 6-12 L
4/13 Lawrenceville Home 3:30 pm 7-5 W
4/16 Peddie Home 2:30 pm 6-3 W
4/19 Vernon Home 4:15 pm 2-3 L
4/20 Hill Away 4:00 pm 7-1 W
4/22 North Warren Home 4:15 pm 0-1 L
4/23 High Point Home 1:00 pm 0-10 L
4/25 Immaculata Home 4:15 pm 2-12 L
4/27 Peddie Away 4:15 pm 2-3 L
4/30 Hun Away 2:30 pm 1-8 L
5/4 Immaculate Conception Away 4:00 pm Canceled
5/6 Belvidere Away 4:15 pm PPD
5/7 Phillipsburg Home 2:30 pm Canceled
5/9 Belvidere Away 4:00 pm 2-3 L
5/11 Lawrenceville Away 4:00 pm 8 -18 L
5/12 Lawrenceville (state quarters) Home 4:30 pm 8-3 W
5/14 Hill Home 1:30 pm 2-5 L
5/16 Gill St. Bernard's Home 4:00 pm 8-1 W
5/17 Pingry (State Semis) Away 4:15 pm 3-9 L

Spring 2015

Date Opponent Location Time Results
4/1 Hun Home 4:15 pm PPD
4/2 Hun Home 4:15 pm 4-5 L
4/4 Immaculate Conception Home 1:30 pm 0-5 L
4/8 Peddie Away 4:00 pm PPD
4/10 Mercersburg Home 4:30 pm PPD
4/11 Mercersburg Home 1:30 pm 7-1 W
4/11 Mercersburg Home 4:00 pm 10-1 W
4/15 Lawrenceville Home 3:30 pm 3-5 L (OT)
4/18 Wallkill Home 2:00 pm 4-0 W
4/20 Sparta Away 4:30 pm PPD
4/22 Hill Away 4:00 pm PPD
4/23 Hill Away 4:15 pm 12-1 W
4/25 Peddie Home 2:30 pm 4-5 L
4/27 North Warren Away 4:00 pm PPD
4/27 Peddie Away 4:15 pm 2-0 W
4/29 Lawrenceville Away 3:30 pm 14-4 W
5/1 North Warren Away 4:00 pm 8-7 W
5/2 Hun Away 3:45 pm 5-1 W
5/4 Belvidere Home 4:15 pm 9-1 W
5/5 High Point Away 4:15 pm 2-6 L
5/6 Kent Place (state quarters) Home 4:30 pm 15-0 W
5/7 Sparta Away 4:00 pm Canceled
5/8 Newark Academy Away 4:15 pm 5-4 W
5/9 Hill Home 2:30 pm 4-1 W
5/11 Vernon Away 4:15 pm 14-4 W
5/12 Peddie (state semis) Away 4:00 pm 6-2 W
5/14 Lawrenceville (state finals) Away 4:00 pm 13-0 W

JV

Overview

Blair JV softball follows the traditions and aspirations of our varsity program, working to develop teamwork and athletic skill through commitment to hard work and strong team chemistry. Developing our skills on the field builds powerful young women and makes for a season of fun competition.

Meet the Coaches

Meet Coach Williams

is director of Timken Library. A Blair faculty member since 2007, she teaches in the history department, serves as a monitor to the freshman class, and coaches girls’ JV soccer and softball teams. Ann completed her undergraduate work in English at the University of Delaware in 1981 and earned her graduate degree in library and information science at Rutgers University in 2006. A resident of Blairstown for more than 25 years, she worked at Blairstown Elementary School prior to coming to Blair along with her two children: Robbie '12 and Kelly '15.

Meet Coach Manni

Director of vocal music is a 2016 summa cum laude graduate of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. A member of Blair’s faculty since 2016, he directs the Blair Academy Singers and Chamber Choir, teaches music courses, gives voice lessons and serves as musical director of the Blair Academy Players’ winter musical. Ryan has studied with leading choral conductors and was a member of Westminster’s Grammy-nominated Westminster Williamson Voices and Symphonic Choir. He has performed on some of the world’s great stages, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and participated as a full conductor at the Choral Institute at Oxford, a collaboration between Westminster Choir College and St. Stephen’s House, a Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford. Ryan is the assistant JV softball coach, and he lives and serves dorm duty in West Hall.

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Advantage Result Score Status
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Roster

No players were found for this team

Photos

View more photos from the 2016-2017 season or past years on Blair's Flickr.

Past Results

Spring 2017

Date Opponent Location Time Results
3/28 Pope John (scrimmage) Away 4:15 pm
4/2 Hun Home 2:00 pm PPD
4/4 Phillipsburg Home 4:15 pm PPD
4/6 Sparta Away 4:00 pm 2-11 L
4/9 Mercersburg Away 1:00 pm PPD
4/10 Mercersburg Away 12:00 pm 16-0 W
4/10 Mercersburg Away 2:00 pm 16-0 W
4/11 Hun Home 4:15 pm 6-12 L
4/13 Lawrenceville Home 3:30 pm 7-5 W
4/16 Peddie Home 2:30 pm 6-3 W
4/19 Vernon Home 4:15 pm 2-3 L
4/20 Hill Away 4:00 pm 7-1 W
4/22 North Warren Home 4:15 pm 0-1 L
4/23 High Point Home 1:00 pm 0-10 L
4/25 Immaculata Home 4:15 pm 2-12 L
4/27 Peddie Away 4:15 pm 2-3 L
4/30 Hun Away 2:30 pm 1-8 L
5/4 Immaculate Conception Away 4:00 pm Canceled
5/6 Belvidere Away 4:15 pm PPD
5/7 Phillipsburg Home 2:30 pm Canceled
5/9 Belvidere Away 4:00 pm 2-3 L
5/11 Lawrenceville Away 4:00 pm 8 -18 L
5/12 Lawrenceville (state quarters) Home 4:30 pm 8-3 W
5/14 Hill Home 1:30 pm 2-5 L
5/16 Gill St. Bernard's Home 4:00 pm 8-1 W
5/17 Pingry (State Semis) Away 4:15 pm 3-9 L

Spring 2016

Date Opponent Location Time Results
4/12 North Warren Away 4:15 pm PPD
4/15 North Warren Away 4:15 pm 0-19 L
4/23 Newton (freshmen) Away 1:00 pm 0-15 L
4/30 North Warren Home 1:00 pm 4-21 L
5/4 Newton (freshmen) Home 4:00 pm Canc.
5/6 Belvidere (freshmen) Away 4:15 pm PPD
5/11 Belvidere (freshmen) Home 4:00 pm 0-15 L
5/13 Belvidere (freshmen) Home 4:00 pm Canc.

Spring 2014

Date Opponent Location Time Results
4/5 Peddie Home 2:00 pm Canceled
4/7 Phillipsburg Away 4:15 pm Canceled
4/10 Hackettstown Away 4:00 pm 9-13 L
4/12 Sparta Home 1:00 pm Canceled
4/16 Lawrenceville Away 4:00 pm Postponed
4/17 Lawrenceville Away 4:30 pm 15-1 W
4/22 North Warren Home 4:00 pm 20-28 L
4/23 Hill Home 3:45 pm 22-12 W
4/30 Lawrenceville Home 3:30 pm Canceled
5/5 Wallkill Away 4:00 pm 2-16 L
5/7 Peddie Away 4:00 pm Canceled
5/10 Hill Away 2:30 pm Canceled
5/10 Lawrenceville Home 3:30 pm Canceled
5/13 Hackettstown Away 4:15 pm 13-14 L