Former Hawk Brooke Darreff rejoins her alma mater as an assistant coach for the 2012-13 season.
A former standout catcher, Darreff comes back to Hawk Hill after spending last season as a graduate assistant at Temple. Wearing the Saint Joseph's jersey from 2006 to 2010, she was named A-10 All-Conference three times, and was selected the 2008 A-10 Player of the Year. Helping 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. Darreff's 17 career home runs are still tied for fifth in team history, 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.
2009: Named to second-straight Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team...Ranked fifth in the Atlantic 10 in batting average (.362), ranked ninth in slugging percentage (.528), 10th in RBI (33), tied for third in sacrifice flies (3)...Tied for A-10 lead in pickoffs (2)...Finished 39th nationally in strike-outs-per at-bat (18.1) and 148th in batting average...Appeared in all 47 games, making 46 starts...Hit a career-high four home runs and matched career-high with 33 RBI...Went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI against Fordham (4/4)...Collected a season-high four hits at Penn (3/18)...Reached base safely in all but eight games.
2008: Atlantic 10 Player of the Year... NFCA/Louisville Slugger All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team honoree...A-10 All-Conference First Team...ECAC All-Star First Team...Twice named A-10 Player of the Week (3/10, 4/21) and ECAC Player of the Week once (4/21)...Set new SJU single-season record for batting average, finishing the season at .461 to lead the conference and rank fifth nationally...Ranked 12th in the nation in on-base percentage (.536), 16th in doubles per game (.33), and 81st in slugging percentage (.652)...Posted a team-high 53 hits and 33 RBI...Started all 42 games, primarily at catcher...Collected a season-high four hits at Rider...Drove in a season-best five runs, including a home run, vs. Temple...Batted .532 with runners on base and .500 with runners in scoring position...Reached base safely in 38 of 42 games.
2007: Led SJU with 17 RBI...Started 34 games, splitting time at catcher and first base...Posted a team-high six multiple RBI games...Doubled for first collegiate hit, adding another and three RBI vs. Robert Morris (3/5).
High School/Personal: Two-time First Team All-League and All-Intelligencer honoree...Led Central Bucks South to 2005 and 2006 league titles...Named team MVP and Best Offensive Player as a senior after batting .521 with 27 RBIs...Named team's Best Defensive Player of the Year as a junior...Honorable Mention All-League and All-Intelligencer selection as a sophomore. Majoring in psychology.
Year G-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT