Helping the Hawks to four Atlantic 10 Tournament berths, the 2013 A-10 regular season title and an appearance in the 2013 and 2016 A-10 title games, former Saint Joseph’s standout Brooke Darreff returns for her fifth season with her alma mater and first as associate head coach.
Over her four years, Darreff has seen 10 Hawks earn A-10 All-Conference honors, including 2016 First Team honoreee Kaylyn Zierke and Second Team selection Brandi Harkness.
In 2014, she helped first baseman Ashley Alden and cactcher Hannah Dionne post career-highs across the board at the plate as both starters earned NFCA All-Region accolades. A former standout catcher, Darreff returned to Hawk Hill in 2013 after spending the previous season as a graduate assistant at Temple.
A former standout catcher, Darreff returned to Hawk Hill in 2013 after spending the previous season as a graduate assistant at Temple.
Wearing the Saint Joseph's jersey from 2006 to 2010, Darreff was named A-10 All-Conference three times, and was selected the 2008 A-10 Player of the Year. Leading the Hawks to three A-10 Tournament berths, she is one of just six players in program history to amass 100 hits and 100 RBIs, while her .461 batting average from 2008 remains a program record. Upon graduation she received both the 2010 A-10 Sporting Award and the Saint Joseph's Class of 1950 Award.