Boneè Wins 400th Game With NSU
The Nova Southeastern University softball team (4-2) went 1-1 during day two of the Eckerd Spring Invitational Saturday, defeating Young Harris (3-2), 11-6, and losing to Shorter (3-0), 8-7. Head coach Lesa Boneè earned her 400th win with the program, increasing her total as the winningest coach in program history. read more
Lesa Boneé has led the Nova Southeastern softball program for over a decade, after joining the athletic department for the 2003 season. Boneé has a 578-403-1 overall record in 18 seasons and is 396-275-1 in 12 seasons at NSU. In her career, Boneé’s programs have produced 37 All-Conference, 17 All-Region and five All-America selections.
The Sharks had an early turnaround season in 2014, producing a 30-20 overall record and going 15-8 in conference. The team finished the regular season in third place in the Sunshine State Conference standings, the highest finish for the Sharks since 2010. After going 1-5 their first six games, the Sharks went 19-4 in their last 23 games, including a nine-game win streak. The Sharks also made history after consecutively sweeping Barry, Lynn and Florida Southern, marking the first time the softball program has made three consecutive SSC sweeps.
Senior Erika Garcia garnered three postseason awards for her performance in 2014, collecting honors as the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year, All-SSC First Team utility player and Daktronics All-South Region First Team member. Melanie Spicola earned a second-team All-SSC nod as an outfielder.
In 2013, the Sharks had a roller coaster of a season, finishing witha 27-26 overall record and 6-18 in the SSC. This was the seventh consecutive season the Sharks finished above .500. Mid-way through the year, NSU was sitting with a 13-21 record, before they turned their season around. The Sharks finished the year, winning their last 11 home games, the longest home winning streak since 2001, and winning 14 of their last 19 overall. Samira Tanaka was named to the Second Team All-SSC, while Erika Garcia was named to the NFCA Division II All-South Region Team.
Robin Martin enters her seventh season as the assistant softball coach at Nova Southeastern University. In four seasons, she has helped guide the Sharks to three 40+-win seasons and two NCAA Regional appearances. During her tenure, the blue and silver have been ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation and have produced several All-Conference and All-Region selections, as well as two All-America selections. Working closely with the batters and calling pitches, the Sharks pitching staff has posted no higher than a 2.37 ERA in the past four seasons, including a 1.55 mark in 2009 which ranked 12th in the country.
Prior to joining NSU, Martin played for Auburn University from 2003-06 where she saw action in 135 games at four different positions: second base, catcher, third base and outfield. During her playing career, Auburn made appearances in three NCAA Regional Tournaments and was ranked in the Top-25. In her senior year, the Tigers hit a program milestone when they won their way into their first ever Regional Championship match up versus national powerhouse, Arizona, who would be the eventual National Champion that year. After she used her eligibility, Martin stayed on as a student-assistant her fifth year.
Academically, Martin earned Auburn Top Tiger Award honors from 2004-07 while being named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll from 2004 to 2006. In 2006, she was also named an NSCA Strength and Conditioning All-American and the Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year.