Angie Churchill, a former standout player at the University of Michigan, who brings five years of head coaching experience, including the last two at Georgian Court College, was named head softball coach at Wagner College in June, 2015.
Churchill, who also has served six years as a Division I assistant coach, takes over for Glen Payne, who announced his retirement last month after 20 seasons at the helm of the Seahawk program.
“We’re excited to add Angie Churchill to the Wagner athletic family,” said Hameline. “Following her playing career at Michigan, where she served as a co-captain, she has coached in more than 500 softball games combined at the Division I, II and III levels, and owns more than 100 victories as a head coach. I’m confident that our student-athletes will benefit greatly from her leadership.”
Kelsey Parker, a familiar face within the Seahawk softball program as she spent the last four years rewriting the Seahawk record books, enters her first year as assistant coach for Wagner.
“I’m very excited to have Kelsey as a part of our staff,” said head coach Angie Churchill. “She represents everything that Wagner stands for. She was a standout student-athlete here and will be a great mentor for the team and possesses a great knowledge, passion and love for the game.”
One of the top players in program history, the four-year shortstop finished third all-time with 22 home runs, fourth in RBIs (98) and sixth in base hits (171). Defensively, Parker finished second all-time with 414 assists, while starting in 178 games for the Seahawks.
Assistant Coach – Pitching
Samantha Esque is in her first year with the Seahawks’ softball program after a decorated career as a pitcher at Post University.
As a two-year captain for the Eagles, Esque was named DII CAA East Region Pitcher of the Year in 2016 and 2015 and earned a spot on the All-ECAC Team in 2016.
The Springfield, PA native led the CAC Conference with 19 wins and a 1.31 ERA during her senior season and struck out 157 batters. Esque was one of only five DII pitchers with 10 or more shutouts and owns Post’s school record in that category with 20 career shutouts.