Softball


At this level, the girls compete at a high level within the League of Independent Schools Conference. Emphasis is on teamwork, personal improvement, skill development and commitment to the sport. The team is coached by Joe Coleman and Melanie Tenney.

Varsity Softball Coaches
Melanie Tenney

Katie Peppers

Middies Softball Coaches
Dean Munro
Brittany Edwards

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Softball News

SGHS Athletics Update

Congratulations to Sophomore, Kate Samson for earning 2nd Team All-State Honors in Basketball! Way to go, Kate! Dear Gators and Gator Parents,  Sending you all a big virtual Gator Chomp! […]

Weekly Athletics Update

There will be an interest meeting for Golf after school on March 6. Spring Sports are in Full Effect with the scrimmage starting this week! The Varsity Basketball team finished […]

SGHS Athletics Weekly Update

  Congratulations to our Senior Winter Sport Athletes! The Swim team finished sixth in the LIS Championships on Saturday, February 1 at St. Catherine’s Pool. Highlights of the meet included […]

SGHS Athletics Weekly Update

  The  JV Basketball team after a great win over Norfolk Academy The Varsity Basketball team remains undefeated in the LIS conference with two more big wins this week over […]

SGHS Athletics Weekly Update

The JV Basketball Team Battling at Trinity Episcopal The Varsity Basketball team remains undefeated in the LIS conference with two more big wins this week over Collegiate School and Trinity […]

SGHS Weekly Athletics Update

There will be pre-season interest meetings on Monday, January 27 at 3:30PM for Soccer Players and Tuesday, January 28 at 3:30PM for Lacrosse and Softball Players. The Outdoor Track and […]

SGHS Athletics Update

  The basketball team with the best fans in town after the big win over Trinity Episcopal on Thursday, January 16.  The Varsity Basketball team had a HUGE victory on […]

SGHS Athletic Weekly Update

Congratulations to Nan Kerner on being our December Gator of the Month! It was no rest for the weary for the Varsity basketball team over the Christmas break, as the […]

SGHS Weekly Athletics Update

The Swim Team looks to compete this evening, Friday December 13 at St. Catherine’s The Swim team opened up its season last week with a Trinity meet held at SwimRVA […]

SGHS Weekly Athletics Update

The Varsity Basketball Team was all smiles after a great win over Collegiate on December 4. The winter sports teams will be recognized with a Pep Rally during lunch on […]

SGHS Weekly Athletic Update

The fall athletic banquet took place on Thursday, November 14 and was a lovely evening celebrating a great season! Pictured above are field hockey award winners and their coaches. If […]

SGHS Weekly Athletics Update

  Winter Sports are just around the corner. Please be sure students have a current athletic physical uploaded into Magnus prior to tryouts. Basketball tryouts begin next Monday,  November 4, […]

SGHS Weekly Athletics Update

Winter Sports are just around the corner. Please be sure students have an up to date athletic physical uploaded into Magnus prior to tryouts. Basketball tryouts begin on November 4. […]

SGHS Weekly Athletics Update

The volleyball senior recognition match is Tuesday, October 22 and the senior recognition match for tennis is Thursday, October 24! Thursday, October 17 was a fun, volleyball-filled day! During Mod […]

SGHS Weekly Athletics Update

The Field Hockey senior recognition game is Tuesday, October 15. Field hockey keep their winning streak alive with another solid victory on Tuesday, October 7 over Nansemond Suffolk. The team […]

SGHS Weekly Athletics Update

The Field Hockey team after an exciting win over Hampton Roads Academy on Thursday. The Sunset at the OAC is TOMORROW! Purchase your tickets tonight if you haven’t already done […]

SGHS Weekly Athletic Update

Mark your Calendars for a Gator Spirit Night at Panera! Wednesday, September 25 from 4-8pm at the Carytown Panera Location a portion of your purchase goes to Saint Gertrude Athletics!  […]

SGHS Weekly Athletic News

  The JV and Varsity Tennis teams both earned big wins over Saint John Paul the Great on Tuesday September 10. The Varsity team won 7-2 on the road while […]

SGHS Weekly Athletic News

The Field Hockey, Tennis and Volleyball Home games scheduled for Saturday, September 7 vs. Norfolk Collegiate have been cancelled due to the impact of the storm on the Hampton Roads […]

SGHS Weekly Athletic News

  The field hockey team was all smiles after a great win at Summit Academy early this week.    We are so excited for another great year of Gator Athletics!  […]

Fall Sports Tryout Details

Fall Sports Tryout Details: Please email Fran Pochily, fpochily@saintgertrude.org, for more information. A current sports physical is required before participation. Field Hockey Location: SGHS Outdoor Athletic Center (490 Scott Road) […]

Spring Sports Highlights Continued

(continued from Spring Sports Highlights) The Gator softball team fielded a varsity level squad this season and immediately proved to be full of potential for years to come. Freshman Leah […]

Winter Sports Highlights Continued

(continued from Winter Sports highlights) Swimming dove right in this past winter and achieved some state qualifying times at the very first meet of the season. The following athletes qualified […]

Fall Sports Highlights continued

(continued from fall sports highlights) Field hockey saw some of the most exciting games in program history highlighted by a quadruple overtime win verses the Virginia Episcopal School! Junior goalie […]

SGHS Athletic June Notes

Fall Sports Tryouts Fall sports tryouts begin August 5. Students must have a completed VISAA physical turned in before tryouts. Individual sports tryout schedules will vary. Please reach out to […]

SGHS Weekly Athletic Update

Congratulations to our Major Athletic Award Winners! Sha’Lelia Moore- The Commitment Award Eve Maddock- RTD Nominee for Scholar-Athlete of the Year Mary Kehoe- Gator Athlete of the Year Award Caroline […]

SGHS Weekly Athletic Update

Pictured above are members of the Outdoor Track team taking a break between events with super fans, Mr. and Mrs. Farmer at the VISAA meet. Mark your Calendar! SGHS Athletic […]

SGHS Weekly Athletics Update

Pictured above is Coach Simon and Coach Newbold with JV Basketball award winners, Sam Beirne, Mia Dickens and Katie Pilot. The Winter & Spring Athletic Banquet was held on Thursday, […]

SGHS Athletics Update

Congratulations to our Spring All-LIS Team Members! (Leah Robinson- Softball, Autumn Kash- Lacrosse, Caroline Gill- Soccer) Mark your Calendar! The Winter/Spring Athletic Banquet will be on May 16. SGHS Athletic […]

SGHS Weekly Athletics Update

The 1st Round of LIS Conference Tournament is Set! Monday, May 6 Soccer: #6 Saint Gertrude at #3 St. Catherine’s at 4:30 p.m. Lacrosse: #5 Saint Gertrude at #4 Trinity […]

SGHS Weekly Athletic Update

JV Lacrosse Players with Coach Anna Newbold at the Spring Fling Pep Rally on Friday, April 12 Senior Athlete Ceremonies are the Week of April 29 Mark your Calendar! The […]

SGHS Weekly Athletics Update

Sophomore, Emily Czaja participated in an event at the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club where she met and swam with Olympic Athletes, Simone Manuel and Martiza McClendon. Emily is […]

SGHS Weekly Athletic Update

Ali Pristas ‘ 20 comes out to make a save against Veritas School. The varsity soccer team has put together a solid string of games over this past week, with […]

SGHS Weekly Athletics Update

JV Lacrosse coaches and team members after their first game this week. The lacrosse teams have had a busy week! On Tuesday, the Varsity team earned a big win over […]

SGHS Weekly Athletic Update

Autumn Kash ‘20 brings the ball up the field in the Varsity lacrosse game vs Fuqua on Wednesday. The varsity lacrosse team gets its first win of the season on […]

SGHS Weekly Athletic Update

The softball team rallies around freshman, Leah Robinson ‘22 after she hits a home run in the team’s win at STAB on Thursday. The varsity softball team opened up its […]

SGHS Weekly Athletic Update

Interested in playing Golf? Contact Coach Janet Phillips (janetwindyhill@aol.com). Practices are held at Windy Hill Golf Complex and will begin after Song Contest Week. The soccer team had a great […]

SGHS Athletics Updates

Interested in playing Golf? Contact Coach Janet Phillips (janetwindyhill@aol.com). Practices are held at Windy Hill Golf Complex and will begin after Song Contest Week. Congratulations to Sophomore, Nan Kerner for […]

SGHS Weekly Update

The State Qualifying Senior Swimmers at the Senior Parade Saint Gertrude swimming finished the season with a bang at the VISAA tournament–taking 9th place overall! Top ten finishes include: Penn […]

SGHS Weekly Athletic Update

  The indoor track team competed in the LIS conference tournament last Saturday and had great results! The 4x200M relay team of Madeline Tuckley, Fiona Hefele, Rebecca Peppers and Leah […]

SGHS Weekly Athletics Updates

Congratulations to Senior Swim Team Members! (not pictured, Mary Cornett) The Swim team competed in the LIS Conference meet at St. Catherine’s Pool last Saturday, February 2 and recognized the […]

SGHS Weekly Athletics Update

Congratulations to Senior Basketball Players, Eve Maddock and Sha’Lelia Moore (pictured here with their parents) The JV and varsity basketball teams hosted Collegiate School on Tuesday, January 29 in front […]

SGHS Weekly Update

Winter Sports Senior Recognitions are coming up! Basketball will be before the Tuesday, 1/29 game vs Collegiate School at 5:45 p.m. The Swim Team’s seniors will be recognized before the […]

SGHS Weekly Athletic Update

The Gator Alumnae Presentation with Beth O’Connor Baker, SGHS and UVA Hall of Fame Swimmer was held on January 17. Students heard from a former Gator what it’s like to […]

Weekly Athletics Update

Students celebrated our winter sports teams today, Friday, January 11th with a Pep Rally during Mod 8! Following school, the JV basketball team will have a home game at 4PM […]

SGHS Weekly Athletic Update

The JV Basketball team went 2-0 in the Gator Christmas Classic over winter break. Students will celebrate our winter sports teams on Friday, January 11th with a Pep Rally during […]

SGHS Weekly Athletic Updates

The 4 x 200 relay team set a new school record last Saturday at Liberty University. The Gator Alumnae Presentation with Beth O’Connor Baker, SGHS and UVA Hall of Fame […]

SGHS Weekly Athletic Update

Please plan to attend a Gator Alumnae Presentation on December 11th with Beth O’Connor Baker, SGHS and UVA Hall of Fame Swimmer. The event will take place during first lunch! […]

SGHS Weekly Athletic Update

The Gator Swim Team opened the season with a meet on Wednesday at SwimRVA Please plan to attend a Gator Alumnae Presentation on December 11th with Beth O’Connor Baker, SGHS […]

SGHS Weekly Athletics Update

Congratulations to Natalie Maurer (Duke, Soccer) and Mary Cornett (Penn State, Swimming) on their National Letter of Intent Signings! Congratulations to Mary Kehoe on her 2nd place finish at the […]

SGHS Weekly Update

Thank you to all those who attended the Fall Banquet! If you’d like to watch the Fall Sports Slideshow, please click here. The fall NLI Signing Ceremony for Natalie Maurer […]

SGHS Weekly Update

This week we welcome Sadie Smith, ATC as our new Athletic Trainer through VCU Sports Medicine! Sadie is a graduate of Saint Gertrude (Class of 2013) and Longwood University (Class […]

SGHS Weekly Update

Winter Sports Begin the Week of November 5th. Athletes MUST have an updated physical form on file in order to tryout and/or practice. See Coach Pochily for more details. Congratulations […]

SGHS Weekly Update

We hope you’ll join us at the Sunset at the OAC on Saturday, October 20. Winter Sports Begin the Week of November 5th. Athletes MUST have an updated physical form […]

SGHS Weekly Update

We hope you’ll join us at the Sunset at the OAC on Saturday, October 20. Last call, If you’d like to donate towards the Silent Auction Baskets.  The deadline is […]

SGHS Weekly Update

We hope you’ll join us at the Sunset at the OAC on Saturday, October 20. If you’d like to donate towards the Silent Auction Baskets here are the links: Volleyball […]

SGHS Weekly Update

Please consider attending the Chipotle Spirit Night on Monday, October 1 at the Willow Lawn location to help raise funds for Gator Athletics! We also hope you’ll join us at […]

SGHS Athletic News

Varsity Tennis is set to take on Veritas School today, Friday, September 21. The weather continued to impact athletic events for the Gators this week. Remember, you can adjust your […]

SGHS Athletics Update

Varsity Field Hockey players after practice on Wednesday, September 12. Varsity tennis trailed Covenant School 2-4 headed into the doubles matches on Tuesday, September 11th before the match was called […]

SGHS Athletic News

Varsity Volleyball after a 3-0 win over Trinity Episcopal on Thursday, September 6. The Athletic Handbook and Parent Night presentation will be posted on the resource board within the next […]

SGHS Athletics News

Student athletes in a Positive Coaching Alliance Workshop held on August, 23rd. Thank you to the parents and student-athletes who attended our Parent Athletic Meeting and PCA Workshop for Student-Athletes! […]

August Athletic Notes

There will be an All Sports Meeting for Parents and Students on Thursday, August 23rd at 7PM. Parents should meet in the gym and students should meet in the MPR. […]

Summer Field Hockey League

2018 FH Summer League (3)

SGHS Athletics Update

Congratulations to the four major athletic award winners for 2018! Margot Powers- Bernard Lange Sportsmanship Award Aimee DeBell-Gator Athlete of the Year Emma Wilson- Commitment Award Devin Scofield- Scholar Athlete […]

SGHS Athletic Updates

The Hall of Fame Recognition and Winter and Spring Athletic Banquet was a great success! The evening began by recognizing the inductees to the 2018 Hall of Fame Class: Nancy […]

SGHS Weekly Update

The senior lacrosse players with their teammates and coach following a win over Norfolk Collegiate on Friday, May 4. Mark your calendars! Please plan to attend the signing ceremonies for […]

SGHS Weekly Update

Mark your calendars! Please plan to attend the signing ceremonies for three seniors who will be going on to compete in their respective colleges! Monday, May 14th at 3:30PM in […]

SGHS Weekly Update

Please join us this week in honoring the senior soccer and lacrosse players at the senior recognition games (see schedule below). Varsity Soccer battled STAB in the rain this week, […]

SGHS Weekly Update

Outdoor track had a solid meet on Wednesday, April 18 at Collegiate school, highlighted by a SGHS record-breaking performance from senior, Lexi Lamb. She threw for a distance of 34’-1.5” […]

SGHS Weekly Update

Softball had a good win at Saint Anne’s-Belfield on Tuesday, April 10. They next traveled to Richmond Christian on Thursday, April 12 and earned another win, 22-5. Varsity soccer dropped […]

SGHS Weekly Update

Softball made it two in a row with a win over St. Margaret’s on Wednesday, March 28. The team will be back in action on Tuesday, April 10 with a […]

SGHS Weekly Update

A rainy and snowy week led to a number of games being postponed from this week. Please be sure to check GatorNet for the most up to date sports schedule […]

SGHS Weekly Update

Next Week’s Athletic Competitions: Tuesday, March 13 Varsity Lacrosse at Walsingham Academy, 4:00 PM Varsity Softball at Fredericksburg Christian, 4:30 PM   Wednesday, March 14 Varsity Soccer vs Saint John […]

SGHS Weekly Update

Five Gators swimmers have qualified for the VISAA meet this weekend, February 16-18th in Stafford, VA. Good luck to Mary Cornett, Lexi Lamb, Rachel Lewis, Emily Czaja and Cassidy Butt! […]

SGHS Weekly Updates

The senior recognition game for basketball was held on Friday, February 2nd and was a great celebration of the four seniors on the team. We will be recognizing the eight […]

SGHS Weekly Updates

Indoor track & field had a great meet at the Boo Williams Invitational on Monday, January 26. St. Gertrude had FOUR top 10 finishes including a 2nd place by Madeline […]

SGHS Weekly Recap

  The Varsity team was all smiles after the Gators upset St. Catherine’s on Tuesday, January 23 The Varsity basketball team had an big win against a top 10 team […]

SGHS Weekly Athletic Update

The swim team had a strong showing at the State Catholic Meet on January 13. Top 10 finishes of the meet include: 9th in the 200 Medley Relay (Butt, Czaja, […]

Saint Gertrude Upsets Potomac, 64-56

The Saint Gertrude Varsity Basketball team (6-2) upset 10th ranked private school in the state, The Potomac School, 64 to 56 on Saturday, January 13. This was time Saint Gertrude […]

SGHS Weekly Athletic Update

Congratulations to our December Gator of the Month, Kelsie McLellan ’18. Kelsie averaged 10 points, four rebounds and two steals per game during the month of December, while shooting 50% […]

Athletics Christmas Break Recap

The Saint Gertrude Varsity Basketball team holds off a strong second half from Steward School to win the 2nd Annual Gator Holiday Classic . The Gators defeated Bishop Sullivan in […]

Saint Gertrude Wins The Gator Christmas Classic

Saint Gertrude holds off a strong second half from Steward School to win the 2nd Annual Gator Holiday Classic . The Gators defeated Bishop Sullivan in the first round of […]

SGHS Weekly Athletic Update

  Congratulation to Nan Kerner ’21 on being named the November Gator Athlete of the Month! Through the two scrimmages and one game in November, Nan plays the critical role […]

SGHS Weekly Athletic Update

The JV and varsity basketball had a full week this week with each of our three teams playing three games before heading into the Christmas break. The JV teams and […]

SGHS Weekly Athletic Update

  The JV and varsity basketball teams are off to a great start with successful scrimmages at  Patrick Henry and Henrico. The JV green and varsity teams both dominated in […]

Tennis Team Volunteers at Lobs and Lessons

At the end of October, Saint Gertrude High School’s Tennis Team attended an event with Lobs and Lessons. Lobs and Lessons is an award winning program at the Mary Frances […]

SGHS Weekly Athletic Update

    Winter sports are here! Basketball tryouts and swim practice began last week and both sports had big turnouts this year! There will be three basketball teams this season! […]

Gator Volleyball Upsets STAB in LIS Tournament

The Varsity Volleyball team defeated Saint Anne’s Belfield in the first round of the LIS Conference Tournament. The #6 seeded Gators defeated the #3 seeded host team, 3 sets to […]

September Gator Athlete of the Month

Volleyball defeats St. Anne’s-Belfield

  After the JV Volleyball team came back to win a tough match 2-1 over Saint Anne’s-Belfield, the Varsity team was fired up to hit the court. The team came […]

Gators Rebound with Win over Veritas

The Varsity Volleyball team bounced back a day after a tough 5 set match with Trinity Episcopal to defeat LIS opponent, Veritas School in three sets (25-8, 25-17, 25-20) on […]

Tennis Defeats Covenant in First Home Match

The Saint Gertrude Varsity Tennis team opened up its season with a bang on Thursday, August 31 winning the match with Covenant School 8-1. The Gators won all six single […]

Varsity Field Hockey Drops Heartbreaker in Overtime to Steward

After falling behind 0-1 early in the game on Thursday, August 31, the Gators Varsity Field Hockey team fought back hard and took the lead, 2-1 before the visitors from […]

Gators defeat Saint John Paul in First Home Match

The Varsity Volleyball team defeated Saint John Paul the Great in its first home match of the season in three sets on Wednesday, August 30. The win comes after a […]

The Gators Fall Just Short in Final Seconds vs Richmond Christian

2/7/2017   Saint Gertrude: Coleman 12, DeBell 4, Power 14, Twomey 5, McLellan 5, Gill 5, Kash 4 Totals: 14, 9-16 49. Richmond Christian: Duncan 13, Adams 2, Bell 2, […]

The Gators Fall Just Short in Final Seconds vs Richmond Christian

2/7/2017 Saint Gertrude: Coleman 12, DeBell 4, Power 14, Twomey 5, McLellan 5, Gill 5, Kash 4 Totals: 14, 9-16 49. Richmond Christian: Duncan 13, Adams 2, Bell 2, Peterson […]

Gators JV and Varsity Basketball defeat Norfolk Christian

1/23/2017 Both the Junior Varsity and Varsity teams came away with big wins on Friday, January 20 over visiting Richmond Christian. The JV game came down to the final seconds […]

Gators Finish Season at Trinity in VISAA First Round

Gators Finish Season at Trinity in VISAA First Round 3/2/2017 Kelsie McLellan led Saint Gertrude with 19 points, hitting five of her team’s nine 3-pointers.

Coleman Leads All in Scoring on Senior Night vs Veritas

Coleman Leads All in Scoring on Senior Night vs Veritas 2/15/2017 Saint Gertrude (11-10) 49 Veritas (15-5) 16 Saint Gertrude: Coleman 17, BeBell 7, Powers 5, Twomey 3, Gill 2, […]

Gators JV and Varsity Basketball defeat Norfolk Christian

1/23/17 Both the Junior Varsity and Varsity teams came away with big wins on Friday, January 20 over visiting Richmond Christian. The JV game came down to the final seconds […]