University of Delaware Softball Head Coach Jaime Wohlbach Adds Lauren Cognigni, John Seneca To Staff as Assistant Coaches
March 20, 2012
NEWARK, Del. -- University of Delaware softball head coach Jaime Wohlbach has announced that Lauren Cognigni has joined her staff as an assistant coach while John Seneca will be a volunteer assistant coach with the Blue Hens.
Cognigni (at right), a four-year letterwinner and 2008 graduate of Saint Joseph’s University, will serve as the Blue Hens’ pitching coach.
Cognigni was beginning her third season at Marist College this spring, and was instrumental in helping the Red Foxes improve from eighth place in the MAAC in 2010 to a second place finish a year ago. The Red Foxes’ earned run average dropped nearly two runs, from 5.71 in 2010 to 3.79 in 2011, as Marist showed a 23-win improvement.
She also helped Red Foxes pitcher Emily Osterhaus improve from a 3-12 record an a 4.95 ERA in 2010 to a 15-10 mark with a 3.14 ERA last season.
Prior to arriving at Marist Cognigni spent the 2009 season serving as an assistant with her alma mater, working primarily with the outfielders and pitchers while serving as the first base coach.
Cognigni was a four-year standout at Saint Joseph’s, leaving the program as the all-time leader with 534 career strikeouts. She fired the second perfect game in school history as a freshman, and also tossed a pair of no-hitters during her career.
Seneca has served as coach of the Allentown Patriettes since 2006, leading the squad to a 201-36 record while competing in ASA, PONY, and USSSA regional and national tournaments. He also was the head coach at Saucon Valley High School from 2006 through 2009, guiding the team to a 68-28 record. Seneca led the Panthers to four Colonial League and District 11 appearances, and coached eight first team All-League and All-Area players.
Seneca is certified with the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, is a 2-Star NFCC Master Coach, and is an ASA-ACE Certified Coach. He is currently a senior account manager with Salesforce.com.
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