August 22, 2013
Big Red add Hartquist, Doane
ITHACA – Former Colgate University standout and SUNY Cortland assistant Stephanie Hartquist has been named assistant coach at Cornell University it was announced by head coach Dick Blood.
The Homer native spent the last year as an assistant coach, helping the Red Dragons to a national runner-up finish. She was part of the 2013 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III Northeast Region Softball Staff of the Year under the direction of legendary head coach Julie Lenhart.
A four-year starter at Colgate, Harquist was a four-time all-Patriot League selection. She was a first-team pick as a sophomore and senior. She earned first-team all-region accolades as a junior. Hartquist ranks in the top 10 at Colgate in career runs scored, hits, RBI, doubles, home runs and total bases. A career .314 hitter, she ranks second on the school’s list for hits in a season as a sophomore with 62 and posted a 24-game hitting streak. She graduated in 2012 with a major in Educational Studies while minoring in Sociology and Anthropology.
Hartquist was a three-time softball player of the year at Homer, earning first-team all-state accolades as a senior. She was a four-time first-team all-Central New York selection. She is the granddaughter of former Big Red volunteer assistant coach Bill Butler.
Doane Joins Staff
Blood also announced the former Big Red assistant coach Brent Doane has returned to the softball staff as a volunteer assistant coach at Cornell.
Doane previously spent two seasons as an assistant coach under Blood, helping the Big Red win its first Ivy League title in 1999 before becoming the head coach at Tompkins Cortland Community College.
While at TC3, Doane built one of the top programs at the NJCAA level. In 11 seasons, his teams went 276-132 with a 2009 national title, four regional titles and top four national finishes four consecutive seasons (2009-12).
Doane coached 10 softball All-Americans, 28 all-region selections, and 34 all-conference selections. He will be inducted into the TC3 Hall of Fame in the fall of 2013.
Besides his experience as the head softball coach at TC3, Doane also was the school’s head women’s basketball coach from 1999-2005 and an assistant men’s coach from 1995-97. Prior to his time at Cornell, he was the head softball coach at Broome Community College for three seasons, increasing the program’s win totals from five to nine to 22 in his final season. He spent time coaching football, basketball at softball at a number of local high schools prior to his collegiate coaching career.
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