Three America East All-Conference Selections: One Second Team, Two All-Rookie Team, One All-Academic Team
One CoSIDA Academic All-District Selection: Madison Hilimire
Two America East Weekly Award Winners: One America East Player of the Week, One America East Rookie of the Week
Angie Churchill enter her second season after joining the University of Hartford as the head softball coach in August 2017. She came to Hartford from Wagner, where she led the Seahawks to back-to-back 20-win seasons.
Churchill earned her first win as head coach of the Hawks against St. Bonaventure (9-8) on February 24, 2018. She finished her first season with 10 wins, the most since the 2013 season.
In addition to two years at Wagner, Churchill served as head coach at Division II Georgian Court University and Division III D’Youville College. A former captain for the University of Michigan as a player, Churchill also served as an assistant at the Division I level for the University at Buffalo and Ohio University.
In her two years with Wagner, the squad won 42 games after just nine victories the season before her arrival. In her final campaign, the Seahawks advanced to the Northeast Conference Championship game before falling to top-seeded St. Francis.
The Seahawks went 10-6 in league play in 2017, tying for second place in the NEC, with four players taking home All-NEC honors and two garnering National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region honors. The squad also picked up three NEC All-Tournament selections in addition to the 2017 NEC Student-Athlete of the Year Brianna Tredway.
In her first season at Georgian Court, the Lions advanced to the NCAA Regionals for the first time since 2010, compiling a record of 33-24 and a second-place finish in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CAAC). In her two years, she mentored five All-Conference performers, including the 2015 CAAC Player of the Year.
Prior to her two-year tenure at Georgian Court, the Mokena, Ill., native spent three seasons as the head coach at D’Youville, guiding the Spartans to a 56-41 record. Taking over a team that posted an 8-27 record the year prior to her arrival, Churchill completely transformed the program. In 2011, her first season at the helm, she led D’Youville to a 21-10 record, leading the Spartans to the first Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) championship and NCAA regional berth in program history.
Before embarking on her head coaching career, Churchill spent six seasons as a Division I assistant, spending the 2005 campaign at Ohio before moving on to a five-year tenure with Buffalo, where she served three seasons as recruiting coordinator. In 2009, the Bulls won 25 games, which at the time tied for the most single-season wins in UB's Division I softball era.
Churchill was a four-year member of the University of Michigan softball team where she helped lead the Wolverines to a 191-57-1 record. A stellar defensive player for Michigan, Churchill was also a versatile performer who finished her career with a .957 fielding percentage. She saw playing time at all eight field positions, the bulk of which came at third base. A 2004 graduate, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management and Communication.
Prior to attending Michigan, Churchill was an All-Illinois selection in 2000 at Lincoln-Way High School after leading her team to the Illinois High School Association Sectional championship in 1999. In addition to being a softball standout, Churchill also competed on her high school’s basketball and tennis teams.