November 7, 2005

Nancy LeBlanc Named Assistant Softball Coach

Nov. 7, 2005

Worcester, Mass. - Holy Cross athletic director Richard M. Regan, Jr. and head softball coach Peter Maneggia have named Nancy LeBlanc as the assistant softball coach.

LeBlanc is a 2002 graduate of Fitchburg State College and most recently served as an assistant coach at Hartwick College for the 2005 season. She earned a Master of Education in Athletic Administration from Springfield College in the May of 2004.

Currently the head coach for the Massachusetts Invasion 12-and-under Junior Olympic Softball team, LeBlanc coached the team to a 2004 National Softball Association World Series appearance in Columbus, Ohio. LeBlanc also was the head coach at Holyoke Community College for two seasons as the team was the 2003 and 2004 NJCAA Division III New England Champions. She began her collegiate coaching career as an assistant coach at Assumption College.

LeBlanc received her first head coaching experience for the Worcester County Freedom 16-and-under Junior Olympic team from 2001-02. As an assistant coach, the Worcester County Freedom 14-and-under Junior Olympic team advanced to the 2001 National Softball Association World Series in Jupiter, Fla., by winning the Massachusetts State Championship.

At Fitchburg State, LeBlanc was a four-year member of the softball team as she won the Coaches Award in 1999. She also played one season on the field hockey team as a senior and was named to the MASCAC All-Academic Team.

LeBlanc has been a member of the National Fast-Pitch Coaches Association since 2000.

Holy Cross will kick off the 2006 season when it travels to Orlando, Fla., from March 4-11, for games against teams that will be announced at a later date. When the Crusaders return they will host Connecticut for a single game on March 29.