On Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, North Penn seniors Amanda Greaney and Victoria Juckniewitz were recognized for committing to continue their softball careers at the collegiate level. Check back for photos of the event.
“Amanda and Victoria have started every game since they were freshmen, which is really hard to do here because of the talent,” coach Rick Torresani said. “They’ve won 60 games in three years, and we only play 20 games plus the playoffs, so that indicates where they’ve gone in the season. They are three-time conference champions, they have been in the district final once, and the last two years they made it to the state quarterfinals, losing last year to the eventual state champion in 12 innings. That’s something to be proud of.
“I’m extremely proud of them. They’ve been leaders since they were freshmen, and they’ve grown since they were freshmen to now that they’re seniors and have one more year to build on what they’ve done. If we are lucky enough to win our fourth conference championship – I don’t know how many athletes can walk out of here and say they’ve played every game hopefully and won four conference championships, and we have the team to do that this year.
“Not only did they do that last year for their school team, they made the 2019 Phillies Carpenter Cup team. Their leadership on that team from the SOL - to come out and win the Carpenter Cup was outstanding. These two ladies were integral parts not only on the field but as leaders. I’m looking forward to watching them play this year and the kind of things they can do this year.”
Amanda Greaney – Lehigh University (Softball)
Final list of colleges: Lehigh, Lafayette, Bucknell
Reasons for choosing Lehigh: “The reason I picked Lehigh was I found that it was the perfect fit for me academically, it was super welcoming, and I loved the coaching staff. The campus is absolutely beautiful. I’m excited to go there. I think it’s going to be a perfect fit.”
Coach Rick Torresani says: “Amanda is eight RBIs from the career record for RBIs for a softball player at North Penn. She holds the career record in walks and home runs, and she’s tied for a season record for home runs in a season.”
Favorite food: Shushi
Favorite TV show: The 100
Favorite music: Rap & Country
Victoria Juckniewitz – Jefferson University (Softball)
Reasons for choosing Jefferson: “The reason I chose Jefferson was because of its academic options. Once I got a feel for the softball program, it was real exciting to know that’s what I wanted.”
Coach Rick Torrresani says: “Victoria has the career record for most runs scored at North Penn in softball. She’s 13 hits away from 100, which is awesome. It’s very rare that a player will get 100 hits, and she’s 21 hits away from the career record for most hits in a softball season.”
Favorite food: Tacos
Favorite TV show: The Office
Favorite music: Rap