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Amanda Morin

Amanda Morin

Amanda Morin

One of the all-time great softball pitchers this area has ever seen, Amanda Morin led the Bulldogs to a state title in 2002, her senior year.
 Morin threw two perfect games and allowed only four runs in South High’s seven post-season games that year and was named NYS Class B Player of the Year. She set school and state records with a 0.03 earned-run average with 284 strikeouts in 2002, when she went 24-0 with 19 shutouts and seven no-hitters. Her senior year she earned first team All-State honors, the Aileen Durant Sportsmanship Award, Section II first team honors, the Umpire’s Award and South High’s Coach’s award. She received the Foothills Council Most Valuable Player Award her junior and senior years, and received Section II All-Star honors as a junior.

Amanda was a two-time Post-Star Player of the Year and 2002 Saratogian Pitcher of the Year. 
In all, she pitched four perfect games for the Bulldogs, her first as a freshman during a Sectional game versus #1 seed Glens Falls. South High finished second in the state in 1999 and 2001.

“We knew we would be in the mix at the state tournament, with Amanda throwing for us,” Coach Laurie Ciuffetelli said. Amanda went on to be a dominant pitcher at the Division I level, first at Florida Atlantic and then the University at Albany. At Florida Atlantic, she finished her freshman year with 15 straight victories, striking out 12 batters in an 11-inning complete game in the NCAA tournament. She was named Atlantic-Sun Freshman of the Year and second-team All-Conference. As a sophomore, she finished the season 20-8 with a 1.42 ERA.
Overall, Amanda had a 43-19 record at Florida Atlantic, striking out 150 batters in 187 innings and holding opponents to a .201 average. Her wins and 36 starts were both conference highs and she led the club with seven shutouts.
 At Albany, she led the Great Danes to the league title in the very strong America East Conference in 2005, and was named Conference Pitcher of the Year. The Great Danes went 35-14 that year, 12-2 in the conference. A four-time Pitcher of the Week that year, Amanda was named the team’s co-Most Valuable Player and America East tournament’s Most Outstanding Pitcher, shutting out Stony Brook in the championship game. Her career .842 winning percentage (16-3) is best in school history, and her 1.06 earned-run average is second all-time. Her ERA that year was second among all NCAA Division I pitchers.

In 2016, Amanda was inducted into the New York State High School Softball Hall of Fame. And in 2018, the Albany softball team she played on was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Amanda went on to earn her first bachelor’s degree in middle and secondary school education and mathematics at SUNY Potsdam in 2007. She taught math at Oliver W. Winch Middle School from 2010 to 2013, earning a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2012.
 Amanda went back to school to pursue a career in chemical engineering. She earned an associate degree from SUNY Adirondack, and then a bachelor’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2017. Amanda now works as a chemical engineer for the United States Navy at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Philadelphia. She travels the world helping to train U.S. Navy personnel.

Amanda is the daughter of Mark and the late Wendy Morin and sister of Kyle Morin.