DiPietro coached the Owls to a school-record 32 wins and school-record 90 Home Runs in the 2013 season. "I'm focused on medical school and being the best doctor I can be, but it's always sad to know you're moving on to the [next] stage of your life.". "I don't know if 'sets me back' is the right term," Butler said. Situated amidst Temple’s new soccer, softball and baseball fields, the structure is centrally located to not only serve the playing fields, but also the buses transporting student athletes from rival universities. She made the team, and unlike most collegiate softball players, her career is continuing in a league populated by veteran players who are Olympic champions and former college All-Americans. The team led the nation in regular-season homers (94) in 2013, and it produced two players who were among the best in the country at their positions -- shortstop Sarah Prezioso and catcher Steph Pasquale. We are a group of women who play and represent Temple University at a competitive level within the sport of softball. Those Temple T-shirts? Temple Owls, Philadelphia, PA. 33K likes. What will Tiger Woods' 2021 look like now? And she said, 'I don't give a crap if I get anything on it and it gets ruined. I'm living in the moment. Info on Adapted Recreation. Find schedules for your favorite Temple Owls teams, the latest scores and stats, team rosters, news and more at the official website of Temple University athletics. The program made one appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2004 after winning the Atlantic 10 Championship. "I loved playing with them, but I'm also looking forward to playing with the new team.". Password About Temple University. The award-winning student publication, editorially independent of Temple, now publishes every Tuesday and daily online. "Softball's always been such a big part of my life since I was so little," Kastner said. "Rightsizing our program allows us to fully fund all women's scholarships; fully fund NCAA-permitted coaching positions; and increase the number of team doctors, academic advisers and trainers," the school president told alums in February. 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He said 'Thanks for everything, thanks for letting me watch you play all these years.' A native of Escondido, California, Spencer has accumulated 24 years of softball experience as a player or coach. College Football Playoff breakdown: Who are the 'way-too-early' top contenders? Welcome to Temple University's Intramural Homepage on IMleagues! A few months later, she was a Temple Owl commit. "If you're transferring for next year, you need to return your gear to the Athletic Department," the email read. Currently living with her family in California, Butler has had some interviews lately (Dayton, Northern Kentucky) and is feeling optimistic. "I said, 'Mom, do you have to wear that?' Cherry-and-white sweatshirts were purchased at the campus bookstore. Even though Kastner has another year of eligibility remaining, her career is officially over. In an effort to meet the varied recreational needs of Temple University, Campus Rec offers opportunities and assistance to students with disabilities. Six graduated, and five decided to stay at Temple and complete their degrees, even though that meant they had to give up their softball careers (the school agreed to honor players' scholarships for one year). Prezioso and her teammates say they know they could have played better this year, but the specter of the final season was stifling at times. Flat-rate shipping on your order. In spite of feeling slighted at the end-of-year AAC banquet, Prezioso seems to be having the summer of her life playing pro ball, and even lashed a late-inning pinch hit and came around to score the winning run in a recent Rebellion game. All equipment such as cleats, bats and gloves must be provided by the players. "It's the hardest I've cried in a really long time.". @ Moody Coliseum | Abilene, TX NJCAA Region V Tournament. The official 2014 Softball Roster for the Temple University Owls He hasn't thought about that yet. This will be the first summer since elementary school that Kastner hasn't at least played a Little League game, and she's OK with that. The Red Barn Recreation Center welcomes students, faculty, and staff back for the spring 2021 semester! "The people who are playing above me, I admire them, and I'm looking up to them as something I want to be in the future if they keep me.". Led the Owls in steals with 11....Batted .149, hitting with 13 hits...Had a .929 fielding The university intends to file a project submission to the City Planning Commission as it seeks governmental approvals for the proposal. Buy Miscellaneous Temple University Owls Softball event tickets at Ticketmaster.com. A dominant college pitcher at Eastern Kentucky, Butler's career was in typical entry-level mode before arriving at Temple: She coached at her alma mater for a year, moved to Utah State for the next season and gave individual pitching lessons on the side. A national letter of intent was signed. She will take graduate classes in special education this year while using her final year of sports eligibility, and then remain at Nebraska the next year as a graduate manager. Temple University sports news and features, including conference, nickname, location and official social media handles. But I know because of our situation, no one was going to give us the time of day," she said. Following a series loss to No. Copyright , Temple University. Undergraduate: 2003; Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Bachelors: Business Management Graduate: 2012; Texas Women’s University, Denton TX. If you're looking for a softball coach, there's a good chance you'll hear from DiPietro this summer. Men's crew, men's gymnastics and women's rowing will live on, but only as club sports. Login with your AccessNet Username and Password: Username. Master’s in Kinesiology Specification in Coaching. Three years, I thought I was going to get four," she said. And as much as players say they don't care about postseason recognition, she felt as if the new conference ignored Temple's top performers because the team would not continue. "It certainly is possible," he said. RIP, Temple softball In a budget-cutting move, Temple eliminated several sports, including the softball program as of July 1. Hours: 12 to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Closed. Traditionally the club has practiced on: Thursday8:30pm-10:30pmPavilion/Geasey Turf, Pearson and McGonigle Halls, Suite 3031800 N. Broad StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19122. A disruptive offensive player as a junior in 2013, Pasquale was named to multiple preseason all-star teams in 2014. CaptainU, the leading college Softball recruiting company, will connect you with the Women's Softball program and give you guidance to make the team. Recreation Services at Temple University Ambler. Then came the hard part: She had to find somewhere else to go to school. Get sport event schedules and promotions. We participate in the National Club Softball Association (NCSA). But response was lukewarm at the end of Temple's season, and until she heard from coach Rick Bertagnolli, who asked her to come to a tryout with the Pennsylvania Rebellion pro team, she was home in Bloomfield, New Jersey, wondering what she would do next like most recent college grads. But changing careers? The girls are going to be able to find different places to go to school and stuff, but the coaches, we really get [hit hard].". If I don't play the whole season, I'm not even worried about it. Temple’s 19 men’s and women’s varsity athletic teams compete at the highest level of collegiate sports—Division I. The club travels to various locations for three game tournaments which are held on weekends. I got pretty emotional when I saw that.". In January 2018, Temple President Richard M. Englert announced that the university was taking “the next step” with its plans for a multipurpose facility that includes a football stadium. "And then she walked a batter, and I thought, 'Here's a chance to showcase my skills.'". The way it was set up, players received equal time at their positions and entered the game in alphabetical order. Questions or concerns please contact, campusrec@temple.edu Intramural Update for Spring 2021 Semester (1/5/2021) Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Campus Recreation’s Intramural offerings for the Spring 2021 semester will begin in the virtual environment. "Whatever way I put it, it's going to sound wrong," Pasquale said when asked about missing most of her final year at Temple. So Dominik, Santos and other Owls without a program took their dented bats, ripped batting gloves and scuffed helmets over to athletic director Kevin Clark's door and dumped it there. We participate in the National Club Softball Association (NCSA). Plus, check out our large selection of official gear for men, women, and kids, exclusive items, and more! The money for 2014 grads had been spent, she was told. Learn more about Owlsports. Softball. I expected to be at Temple for an extended period of time alongside Joe.". I want to stay in the game and coach," he said. "I emailed them, and they answered me that day, because their catcher who was supposed to catch next year decided to transfer. "This is what I do. Temple University announced on Friday that it is cutting seven intercollegiate sports. "It was like, this is it. We participate in the National Club Softball Association (NCSA). I'm simply being told, 'Hey, you have to go, and no one else is going to be here, either.'". "We felt like they were just asking for the equipment out of spite," said Dominik, a sophomore infielder and pitcher who will be transferring to Coastal Carolina in the fall. But I didn't resign or get fired or leave on my own. Box Score. Welcome to the official fan page of the Temple University Owls! Shop Sports at The Temple University Bookstore. Founded as a night school by Russell Conwell in 1884, Temple University has evolved into an international powerhouse in higher education and a top-tier research institution with roughly 40,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. One snap throw down to first later, Stracher caught DiPietro's attention. Milan Loncar, a recent Temple University graduate, was shot and killed while walking his dog on Wednesday night in Philadelphia's Brewerytown neighborhood. The mission of the Intramural Department at Temple University is to provide the university community an opportunity for enjoyable competition through a variety of organized sports activities as well as a safe and enjoyable enviornment. "Toni left a note for him saying, 'You're ripping my softball family apart,'" Dominik said. That left 11 players -- and the entire coaching staff -- to scatter. Jessica Rohn (8) SS - Senior Jessica Rohn 2007: Started all 39 games...Batted a career-best .297 (35-for-118) while hitting five home runs, The 2013 season marked TU’s final year in the Atlantic 10, and the Owls made it a memorable one. He figured he would retire as Temple's softball coach, but not for at least another 10-plus years. She was looking for something longer-term. Temple's softball team was coached by Joe DiPietro, who entered his sixth season in 2013–14. Temple University Campus Recreation. It's hitting him now that he may never get a head coaching job again. I was crying my eyes out, saying 'this can't be true, this can't be happening,'" Stracher remembered of the day she found out. Questions or concerns please contact, campusrec@temple.edu Spring 2021 Sport Club Information. The club travels to various locations for three game tournaments which are held on weekends. It's almost 1,300 miles from North Jersey to Lincoln. Milestones were within reach as the team transitioned into the newly formed AAC. Here are the stories of four players and two coaches, and what they plan on doing post-July 1. In six years at Temple, he'd gone 145-153 and is now without a team for the first time in decades. "I'm sure he's going to miss watching me play every game," she said. "I've applied for a lot of jobs. Temple opted to honor players' scholarships for one academic year, and that was enough for Kastner, a biology major who plans to go to medical school and will take the MCAT in late July. As a rookie, Prezioso is getting playing time mostly as a pinch hitter and pinch runner. Official Facebook of Temple University Club Softball Follow us on Instagram @tu_clubsoftball The Temple Owls baseball team was a varsity intercollegiate athletic team of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, until the end of the 2014 season. So I could have coached my last season. It's frustrating to lose his job, he says, because he felt like he was just getting the team going. DiPietro joined the Owls staff after a six year stint as the head coach at La Salle. His daughter, an only child, will be starting college in the fall, so a move won't be that difficult. Pasquale isn't worried about Big Ten competition. Softball, baseball and men's track were the three varsity programs canceled by the school back in December -- all three of them officially died today, July 1. Students performed alone . It's a long wait to get to "S." "I got to catch one inning, and the pitcher was dominant," the Dudley, Massachusetts, native said. Now she's back to where she was a year ago at this time, networking, sending out résumés and looking for a new place to grow her career. The Temple News has been the paper of record for the Temple University community since it first printed as Temple University Weekly on Sept. 19, 1921. The club travels to various locations for three game tournaments which are held on weekends. Friends were called. But Towson finally came through with an offer that was equivalent to her 75 percent scholarship from Temple. "And we all felt that way.". 130 likes. After receiving recruiting interest from a number of big-time schools before committing to Temple, this time around, Stracher received mostly empathy, but no scholarship offers from the same schools. Red Barn Gym 267-468-8151. There was a senior night for her graduating teammates, but for her classmates graduating next year? All rights reserved. Temple University Women's Softball information for prospective athletes looking to make the team. On December 6, 2013, Temple announced that it would cut seven sports, including baseball, at the end of the 2013–14 academic year for financial reasons. Spring 2021 practice schedules are still being finalized. Two years ago, catcher Shelby Stracher was playing in an all-star game. 24-ranked James Madison, Towson wanted to come out and make a statement against Temple. The message felt like an insult on top of an already depressing season. Including incoming recruits who'd signed their letters of intent, 24 players were associated with the Temple roster when this past season ended. Media Request Form. "I was hysterical. We are a group of women who play and represent Temple University at a competitive level within the sport of softball. She's confident in her ability. New Cecil B. Moore Scholars Program to cultivate leaders from North Philadelphia, provide support and scholarships. All Together Now Temple University Jazz Band's landmark new album, Covid Sessions: A Social Call, is one of the first of its kind. Pearson/McGonigle Hall 3rd Floor Rec Courts, Staying Connected with the Temple Community, Stress Management and Mindfulness Resources, Update on Spring 2021 Sport Clubs (posted December 17, 2020). "I'm nervous for what the future may hold. Temple University Club Softball. Though she’s small—just 2 feet tall and only 3 pounds—Stella is a mighty predator, with an impressive 60-inch wingspan and talons capable of crushing prey with 28 pounds of force per square inch. So the biggest adjustment might have to come from her father, who attended nearly every game at the school's home field in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Temple University Campus Recreation. Pearson and McGonigle Halls, Suite 303 1800 N. Broad Street All equipment such as cleats, bats and gloves must be provided by the players. 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I wasn't expecting it to be one- or two-and-done," Butler said from her family's home in Buena Park, Calif. "Then we found out the program was being canceled in December. Temple Stadium was a stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.It opened in 1928 and hosted the Temple University Owls football team until they moved to Veterans Stadium in 1978.. tuh04610@temple.edu or tucsoftball@gmail.com. But a broken hand on March 4 put the rest of the season in doubt. 215-204-8742 Joe DiPietro was named Temple’s head softball coach in July of 2008, becoming just the fifth coach in the history of the program which began in 1975. Deshaun Watson's no-trade clause puts Houston Texans in no-win situation, McGregor: 'The war is not over' with Khabib, Austin FC picks Hokies' Pereira first in MLS draft, Thompson, Packers GM who chose Rodgers, dies. But on April 9, 2014, Missy McCormick stood on the mound and did something no other Towson University softball pitcher has ever done in the program's 34-year history. "But he's already made plans to come out for one stretch when we have four or five games in 10 days.". I'll pinch run, I'll do whatever," Prezioso said. Update on Spring 2021 Sport Clubs (posted December 17, 2020) Sport clubs are groups of individuals who share a common interest in a sport activity and have gained university recognition via registration procedures governed by Campus Recreation. "I'm just happy to be here. At one point, the clatter of fiberglass and plastic caught the attention of the AD's secretary, who asked the women what they were doing. View Full Schedule "I put roots down at Temple. Aware she wouldn't be able to get much out of her senior year if she did come back and play, Pasquale applied for and received a medical redshirt from the NCAA. Varsity Sports. It was located on a 32-acre (130,000 m 2) area in the West Oak Lane neighborhood of the city bounded by Cheltenham Avenue, Vernon Road, Michener Avenue, and Mt. That kind of worked out.". He's been staying busy -- going to the gym, watching some local summer tournaments, taking a couple of online sports management courses. The official Softball page for the La Salle University Explorers 'Upsetting' is a good word for how [I took the news]. They've been handed down to little sis, and Mom wears them for chores around the house. Called "the best shortstop I've ever played with," by Pasquale, Prezioso's career home run record will never be threatened at Temple, due to the program's demise. There's no guarantee you're going to get one. Now players and coaches must scatter. With roots in the Philadelphia area -- DiPietro got started as the JV coach at his alma mater, Camden Catholic, in the early 1980s -- it will be hard to leave, but he's resigned to that reality. 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