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Vicky McFarland – Utility power hitter and career leader at her D1 college in hits and stolen bases

Victoria McFarland is a Infielder/Outfielder from Staten Island, New York. She played for 4 years at the University of Albany, a strong D1 in the American East Conference. While at Albany she became the all-time career runs scored leader, the all-time leader for hits in a season, and was the first player at Albany to ever compile 200 hits and 100 stolen bases over a career. She also loves to coach and has coached at the high school level previously. (Ages 14-18)

In 2017 Victoria took her game overseas to Germany as player-coach for the Munich-Haar Disciples. She finished the season a .558 bavg, .916 slg and .647 obp to go along with 61 runs scored and 21 stolen bases in as many attempts. Vicky also was picked up by a Dutch team to play in the Women’s European Premiere Cup where she won the tournament MVP award after hitting .375 with 3 doubles, 2 triples, and one HR while smacking in 13 rbi in only 11 games (link to stats).

She can play anywhere in the infield or outfield. This video showcases her athleticism on defence, plus arm and big bat.

In high school Vicky was a two-sport athlete playing both softball and basketball. In this video interview, her basketball coach called her “one of the best athletes in the school’s history.” She was the team captain of both the softball and basketball team. Not only was she a top athlete, she excelled in her studies, taking advanced high school courses where she maintained straight A’s. In her spare time Vicky worked with disabled children for the Special Olympics.

Since 2015 Vicky has been building up her resume as a coach, including two years as a coach at her former high school and most recently as the assistant coach for the Disciples women’s team in Germany of which also plays on.

Vicky has now signed on to play softball in Australia for the 2017-2018 winter.


 

DEMOGRAPHICS

D.O.B.: August 15th, 1993

Height/Weight: 170 cm / 56 kg

Birthplace: Staten Island, New York

Current Residency: Staten Island, New York

Throws/Bats: R / R

Positions: INF/ OF


PERSONAL INFO

Education: University at Albany, Studied Human Biology

Hobbies & Interests: Playing and coaching softball, spending time with family and friends.

Relationship Status: Single and ready to travel the world

Injuries: No recent injuries

Post-Softball Plans: After her softball career Vicky plans to continue as a high school teacher while also coaching young athletes.


BASEBALL BACKGROUND

Playing Experience

2017-2018 winter: Port Adelaide Softball, South Australia

2017: Terrasvogels (Netherlands), Women’s European Premiere Cup

2017: Munich-Haar Disciples, German Bundesliga I

2011-2015: University of Albany (NCAA I) BIO

Achievements

2017: MPV, Women’s European Premiere Cup (Article)

2015: Career All-time leader in runs scored with 159, University of Albany

2015: Career All-time hits in a single season leader with 66, University of Albany

2015: 1st player in school history to record 200 hits and 100 stolen bases in a career, University of Albany (Article)

2014: Named the All-American East Player of the week twice

2014:  Named America East Player of the Week (3/18)

2013: Named to America East First Team

2013: Started all 52 games in left field, did not commit an error all season

2013: Named America East Player of the Week on Monday, March 25

2013: Slugged third homer in two days against Rider (3/19)

2012: Named Co-America East Rookie of the Year

2012: Named America East Rookie of the week (4/23)

2012: Hit a walk-off three-run home run against Boston University (4/15)

2012: Went 2-for-3 with two runs score and tied a career-best four stolen bases against Siena (3/29)

2011: ESPNNewYork.com’s softball player of the year (Article)

2011: All-Staten Island Player of the Year (Article)

2011: Names Team Captain of both her high school softball and basketball team


Coaching Experience

2017: Head Coach, Munich-Haar Disciples Women’s D1 team (Germany)
2017: Assistant Coach, Munich-Haar Disciples 16U team (Germany)
2016-2017: Assistant Softball Coach, Tottenville High School (New York)
2016: Substitute Teacher and Assistant Girls Basketball Coach, Petrides High School (New York)
2015: Instructor at clinics put on by her college for girls aged 7-18 years old


STATISTICS

Year Club AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SO BB SB AVG OBP SLG
2017 Disciples 85 61 53 8 4 6 27 2 18 21 0.558 0.647 .916
2015 UAlbany 166 43 66 8 4 6 21 9 8 31 0.398 0.438 0.602
2014 UAlbany 153 41 48 10 0 3 16 19 18 31 0.314 0.400 0.438
2013 UAlbany 175 39 45 9 1 7 28 23 13 17 0.257 0.325 0.440
2011 UAlbany 155 36 45 4 3 6 25 18 15 23 0.290 0.382 0.47

 


REFERENCES

Chris Cannata

Head Coach Univeristy of Albany Softball: ccannata@albany.edu

 

Christie Novatin

Assistant Coach Princeton Softball: cnovatin@princeton.edu

 

Cathy Morano

Head Coach Tottenville High School Softball

“I have known Victoria McFarland since 2007. Victoria is an extraordinary young woman. She was the starting center fielder for four years on the girls varsity softball team and a three year starter on the girls varsity basketball team at Tottenville High School. She helped the varsity softball team to 3 NYC PSAL championships, including the game winning hit in the 2011 championship game that Tottenville won in 11 innings 1-0 over Madison HS. Victoria was one of the best athletes to come through Tottenville HS. She was a leader both on and off the field/court. In addition to her athletic ability Victoria was an outstanding student. Her academic and athletic performance is a direct result of her hard work, determination and strong focus.”

cmorano@schools.nyc.gov


 

SIGNING PREFERENCES

Victoria is looking to play winter softball in Australia in 2017-2018 and summer softball in Europe in 2018. She is looking to have her flights paid, accommodations provided, and a cost of living salary or job provided.


CONTACT INFO

Email: mcfarlandv5@gmail.com

Phone/Whatsapp: +1 (917) 932-3337 (U.S.) +49 1523 4065500 (Germany)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicky.mc.10


 

The International Baseball Community has verified the background and statistics of this athlete as well as contacted the listed references to confirm character and abilities. Therefore all information within the profile has been verified by a source who knows the athlete. The International Baseball Community does not guarantee a certain level of performance of this athlete and in most cases has not witnessed the athlete compete first hand. It is recommended that baseball clubs interested in acquiring the services of this athlete do their own due diligence in determining if this athlete is the right fit.

 

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