Racers Announce New Field Manager

AKRON,OH – Head Coach Jake Schumann of the Texas A&M – Corpus Christi softball team has been named as the new field manager for the Akron Racers of the National Pro Fastpitch League, Racers General Manager Joey Arrietta announced today. Schumann, who is in his fourth year at the helm of Islanders softball, will report to Akron when the Islanders complete their 2011 season.

“This is an exciting opportunity for me personally and should also be advantageous for Islanders softball,” Schumann said. “I believe this will open many doors to our softball program and also will bring our name into another area of the country. I would like to thank Joey Arrietta for giving me this opportunity and also [Athletics Director] Tim Fitzpatrick and President Killebrew for allowing me to take on this endeavor.”

Schumann, who is a native of Maplewood, Minn., will return to the Midwest at the conclusion of the 2011 Islanders season. The Racers, who play a 44-game schedule from June 9-August 14, went 24-25 a season ago. The team features some of the top players in the world of professional softball, including the 2010 NPF Pitcher of the Year and current Assistant Coach for the Islanders, Lisa Norris, the 2010 NPF Defensive Player of the Year, Lisa Modglin and four-time All-NPF third baseman, Jackie Pasquerella. The Racers added in the off-season pitcher, Kristina Thorson from the Chicago Bandits, the current NPF leader in career wins with 43.

“I have spent a lot of time looking for the best possible candidate for our program.” Arrietta commented. “I found a special person in Jake Schumann who has the resume and the endorsement of some of the best college coaches in the country. He and I connected on the principles that produce positive results on the field and in the community. I, too, would like to thank President Killebrew and AD Fitzpatrick for supporting Coach Schumann’s appointment.”

“We’re excited for Coach Schumann and our softball program,” Fitzpatrick said. “The fact that he has been selected for this great opportunity is indicative of both his reputation as a coach and the emergence of our softball program as well. I know that he will represent our University and department well and that his presence in the professional ranks will expose our program to more prospective student-athletes. We wish him the very best.”
Schumann and the Islanders are coming off a 35-22 season in 2010, one of the top campaigns in school history. Texas A&M – Corpus Christi will also take on a challenging schedule in 2011, with three teams that participated in the NCAA Tournament a year ago, including Women’s College World Series finalist Arizona, and 31 home games at Chapman Field.

Search Archive »

Browse by Year »


Browse by Month »

November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007