DOVER, Del. – Seventh-year head coach Juli Greep recently announced the addition of Townsend, Del. native Nina Marcano as an assistant coach for the Wesley College softball team.
"We are thrilled to have Coach Marcano join the staff," Greep said. "She has been a leader and role model on the team for the last four years. Having her transition into a coaching role on the team is both exciting and an honor. To have an alumnus in the dugout with her skill level, drive and determination who is as equally as passionate about Wesley, softball and our team is something really special."
A two-time All-Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) catcher, Marcano finished her playing career at Wesley as one of the most prolific players in team history. She holds Wesley career records in runs scored, hits, triples, at bats, stolen bases and runs batted in. She also is tops on Wesley's single-season lists for triples, hits and runs batted in.
In 2017, Marcano earned All-CAC First Team, All-Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Division III South First Team and National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Atlantic Region Second Team accolades. She was named Wesley's Female Athlete of the Year in 2017 while being nominated as Wesley's representative for the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year award. She was also a runner-up for the Division III HERO of the Year award by HERO Sports and twice honored by Fastpitch News as their Division III National Player of the Week in 2017.
"I'm very grateful to have been given the opportunity by Coach Greep to continue being part of the game," Marcano said. "I'm so excited to be back around the squad and I am looking forward to the season and what it holds."
Marcano has experience working several camps along the Delmarva Peninsula. Since 2013, she has been an instructor at the Wesley Softball Skills and Prospect Camp. In 2015, Marcano served as the Co-Director of the Wesley Softball Developmental Camp. She most recently served as an instructor with Triple Crown Softball and Fastpitch Masters Skills Camps.
Marcano is finishing up her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education K-12 before pursuing her Master of Arts in Sport Leadership at Wesley in January.