IDL Softball Area Director
“The only thing you can control is your attitude and your effort”
IDL Director of Softball Operations
Rockland County Softball Hall of Fame
In the 35 years of collegiate women’s softball at St. Thomas Aquinas College, Katheen Rooney Metcalf rates as one of the school’s most talented players ever.
After making a name for herself as an All-County player at North Rockland High and the OTB Fillies, Rockland’s first major travel softball team, Metcalf blossomed at STAC. Her four-year collegiate career was truly remarkable. She was the team’s star shortstop and helped the Lady Spartans record an impressive 70-35 cumulative record including two of the college’s winningest seasons in history – 19-5 in 1989 and 21-8 in 1990.
But it was with the bat where Metcalf truly excelled. In her sophomore season in 1988, Metcalf batted an amazing .511 that still stands as the best single-season batting average in STAC history. Her lifetime collegiate average is a staggering .463!
Since graduating in 1990, 29 years ago, nine of her offensive records still stand! This is especially impressive since Metcalf’s teams typically played 30 games a season and future STAC teams have played as many as 50 games a season. Despite this inequity, Metcalf’s name dominates the program’s record book with these marks:
n All-time leader in career batting average
Metcalf has also made her mark in Rockland softball in many other ways.
She was the head women’s softball coach at Dominican College for 10 years where, she also served as the Assistant Athletic Director and Sports Information Director for five years before leaving to raise her family. Additionally, Kathleen starred in local recreational leagues for many championship teams including Coasters, Top Shelf Pub and Spring Street Deli. She was the commissioner of the Ramapo Women’s League for many years and currently overseas the Monroe Women’s Softball League.
Kathleen has most recently coached at many levels in the Crusader Travel Softball organization.
IDL Director of Player Development
IDL Director / Team Coach
Coach Ashley O'Beirne-Stever has been around the game since she was 8 years old and began pitching when she was 10, playing for the Clifton Cobras and Immaculate Conception High School. O'Beirne-Stever continued her career at New Jersey City University where she was a 4-year starter for the Gothic Knights and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. After hanging up her cleats, O'Beirne-Stever attended Springfield College in Massachusetts where she received her Masters of Education degree in Athletic Counseling as well as Clinical Mental Health Counseling. O'Beirne-Stever continues to work with pitchers, athletes, and teams of all sports regarding mental game strategies. In 2018, O'Beirne-Stever was named Assistant/Pitching Coach at Ramapo College of New Jersey where she coaches under her former NJCU coach, Bridgette Quimpo. O'Beirne-Stever is a Certified Tincher Pitching Instructor and currently gives private pitching lessons.