Concordia Eagles
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Crystal Rosenthal
Head Coach
5th Season

 

Crystal Rosenthal brings in a record of 186-58 to her fifth campaign as head coach after a record-breaking 2012 season.

The Eagles won the inaugural GSAC/Cal Pac/Frontier Conference Tournament and advanced to the NAIA Softball National Championship Pool Play in 2012.  Rosenthal's group won a program-record 56 games against 4 losses, including a mark of 15-1 in Golden State Athletic Conference play.  Along the way they won a NAIA softball-record 44-straight games and broke school records in wins, runs scored (482), batting average (.382), hits (606), doubles (105), triples (21), home runs (84), RBI (430), and stolen bases (126). The Eagles pitching staff set a season record in strikeouts (430). Concordia finished the season ranked #6 in the NAIA Polls, and spent six weeks as #1 for the first time in program history.  The Eagles won the second GSAC Championship in program history and first in 20 years.  Rosenthal was voted the 2011 GSAC Coach of the Year.

Coach Rosenthal has won at least 40 games in all four of her seasons.  That feat was accomplished once in the CU's 29-year history prior to her arrival.  She has coached four NAIA All-Americans, one GSAC Player and Pitcher of the Year, and 11 All-GSAC selections.

Rosenthal coached four NAIA All-Americans in 2012 in Katie Carson, Katie Cotta, Amanda Fama and Jenna Jorgenson. Katie Carson was named the Capital One Academic All-American of the Year.

She has led her team to the NAIA National Championship in three of her first four years.

Rosenthal was promoted to her current post prior to the 2009 season after serving as an Eagles assistant coach for seven years.

Before coaching at Concordia, Rosenthal spent time as the varsity assistant coach at Calvary Chapel High School in Costa Mesa. She also served as head coach for the California Cruisers for 10 years, leading up to 2008.

A four-year player at Concordia, Rosenthal was a team captain for two seasons. She ranks among the top ten in 15 categories for single-season and career marks. Rosenthal posted 151 hits, including 21 doubles and five triples and knocked in 81 runs.

She was inducted into the Concordia Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008 for her career performance on the diamond.

Rosenthal prepped at Valley Christian High School in Bellflower, earning All-CIF and All-State honors as a junior and senior. She was named to the All-Olympic League team all four seasons.

Rosenthal earned her bachelor's in history and political science from Concordia, graduating in 2000, and earned her master's in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia in 2006.

In September of 2012, Rosenthal was named Senior Women's Administrator for Concordia Athletics.

 

 
 
2013 Roster
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.HometownPrevious School
1Megan FeuersteinFRIFR/R5-1Huntington Beach, CAEdison HS
2Stephanie CoyneSOIFR/R5-7Huntington Beach, CACalvary Chapel HS
3Chanele DresserSOOFL/L5-2Norwalk, CASt. Paul HS
4Shainna GroomSRUTR/R5-9Rancho Santa Margarita, CASanta Margarita Catholic HS
5Caitrin DebaunJROFL/L5-1Garden Grove, CACSU Long Beach
7Morgan ReiterSRLHPL/L5-7Fresno, CACentral HS
8Rachel PrenticeJROFR/R5-4Upland, CASanta Ana CC
9Katie CottaSRRHPR/R5-6Stockton, CASan Joaquin Delta JC
10Breanan SilzerSRCR/R5-6Paso Robles, CACuesta JC
11Courtney YoungSRRHPR/R5-8Palos Verdes, CAPeninsula HS
15Emily CraigJRCR/R5-9Long Beach, CAValley Christian HS
16Jenna JorgensonJR2BL/R5-8Laguna Niguel, CADana Hills HS
17Brittani McGueSORHPR/R5-8Modesto, CAModesto Christian HS
21Kristen ShiotaniFROFL/R5-5Poway, CAPoway HS
22Annette MerjanoJRCR/R5-5Auburn, CASierra College
23Kati TurnerFRUTR/R5-8Oceanside, CAVista HS
24Hannah HowellFRIFR/R5-3Citrus Heights, CADel Campo HS
30Jasmin DresserFROFR/R5-2Pico Rivera, CASt. Paul HS
33Priscilla MartinezJRUTR/R5-4Fontana, CAHenry J. Kaiser HS
34Paige FinleyJRRHPR/R5-10Fort Jones, CAEtna HS
42Bryana SimpsonSROFR/R5-4Carson, CASan Pedro HS
Crystal Rosenthal - Head Coach - 5th season
Rose Imbriano - Assistant Coach - 5th season
Ashley Evans - Assistant Coach - 5th season
Alex Ariaz - Assistant Coach - 5th season
Brittany Pereda - Assistant Coach - 1st season