LOUISVILLE, Ky. – College of San Mateo captured the 2022 California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) championship and was tabbed the NFCA Cal JC National Coaching Staff of the Year, the Association announced Monday afternoon.
Earning the honor for the second consecutive year, head coach Nicole Quigley-Borg and her staff guided the Bulldogs to their first-ever state title with an 8-1 victory over Sierra College in the decisive winner take all contest. It was the eighth straight state championship tournament appearance for the Bulldogs, who last reached the title game in 2015.
Quigley-Borg, along with assistant coaches Dale Bassmann, Toby Garza, Matt Lawrence, Lauren Quirke, Allie Stines and Randy Villazon steered San Mateo to a 44-4 record and sixth straight Coast Conference North championship with a perfect 12-0 mark. In the state playoffs, the Bulldogs posted an 8-2 record, which included two wins over Sacramento City in the Super Regionals after dropping the opener.
Under the coaching staff’s tutelage, the Bulldogs were one of the top offensive teams in the CCCAA, hitting a league-best .385 and topping the CCCAA charts with 49 home runs, 401 runs scored, 133 stolen bases, 375 RBI, a .447 on-base percentage and .604 slugging percentage. In the circle, San Mateo pitchers recorded the leagues’ fifth lowest ERA at 1.38.
The NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) is the professional organization for fastpitch softball coaches. Known for its highly-regarded coaching awards, the NFCA also educates and supports softball coaches on a variety of different levels: from webinars to legal counsel, to in-person events and the National Convention.