Middlebury College has announced the hiring of Allison Quigley '18 as an assistant softball coach. She earned her degree in economics and returns to Middlebury after working as a sales specialist near her hometown of Wilmette, Illinois.
"I am incredibly honored and grateful for the opportunity to return to the Middlebury softball team as an assistant coach," said Quigley. "After playing my entire career under head coach Kelly Bevere, I'm looking forward to getting to work with her on a daily basis and continue to watch this group of players grow."
"I am extremely pleased to have Allison join our staff as an assistant coach," noted Bevere. "She will make an immediate impact with our group, possessing the knowledge, skills and ability to really help our players throughout the season. She has the ability to help with the technical and mechanical components of the game, as well as the mental aspects."
On the diamond, Quigley's name is found throughout the Panther pitching record books. Her 14 and 12 single-game strikeout totals are third and tied for fifth. She also became the eighth Middlebury pitcher to record a no-hitter during a 9-0 five-inning home win over Lyndon State on May 2, 2018.
Quigley ranks atop the single-season laurels in strikeouts (103) and tied for first in wins (13), while her 111.0 innings pitched are third and 13 complete games are fourth.
Over her career, she amassed a record of 38-18 with 55 starts and 69 appearances. Her 38 wins and 336.2 innings pitched are both second in program history, while her 261 strikeouts are third and 30 complete games are tied for third. She posted a career earned run average of 2.14, sitting fourth in the record book.
Quigley helped guide the Panthers to NESCAC Tournament appearances in 2015 and 2018, earning the win during a 2-0 triumph over Bowdoin during the 2015 championship event.