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AU’s Olivieri honored at ECAC softball awards banquet
Olivieri was cited for being named the 2010 ECAC Upstate Coach of the Year. Olivieri guided the team to a 37-8 record last season (13-1 Empire 8 Conference) and the school’s first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III national championship tournament.
The 37 wins in 2010 shattered the team record for wins in a season. In addition to making the NCAAs, the Saxons won a share of their first-ever Empire 8 regular season title, going 13-1 in conference games, as Olivieri earned Empire 8 Coach of the Year honors. AU also earned its first-ever national ranking and four times beat nationally-ranked teams.
Set to enter his sixth season as the Saxons’ head softball coach, Oliveri has a 121-70 career record at Alfred, with the 121 wins ranking first all-time at AU. He has twice earned Empire 8 Conference Coach of the Year honors.