Women's Softball
March 20, 2014

(London, Ontario) – Nathan McFadden, Manager of Athletics at Fanshawe College, announced today that Catherine Arthur has been selected as the Head Coach to lead the new Fanshawe Falcons Women's Fastball program in their inaugural season.

Arthur, a native of London, joins the Falcons coaching staff with an extensive background in fastball as a coach and as a player. She has been a part of the London Lightning fastball program as a coach since 2002, mostly coaching in the Midget 18U division. Her teams have been very successful, earning Provincial silver (2012) and gold (2013) medals to go along with a National silver medal in 2012 and an Eastern Canadian silver medal in 2013. She was also voted as an All-Star Coach in both years.

As a player, Arthur attended Rutgers University on a fastball scholarship. Following her collegiate career, she was a member of the Brampton Blazers fastball team, where she won an impressive three National Championships in a four year span (2002-05). She was twice selected as a Nationals Team All-Star.

"We are thrilled to add a coach of Catherine's caliber to our Athletics program," said McFadden. "Her character, leadership and extensive experience as both a player and coach will be invaluable to our program and student-athletes. As a 3-time National Champion, she knows what it takes to win championships, and her involvement in the London fastball community makes her a great fit with our core values of character, championships and community."

Arthur stated "I am excited to join the winning tradition of the Fanshawe Falcons. Fanshawe Athletics has built a reputation for excellence in their Varsity sports and I look forward to continuing that with the new Fastball program."

The Falcons will begin tryouts on Monday, August 18, with their OCAA regular season starting in early September. The complete Falcons schedule will be released in late June. The Women's home games will be played at Stronach Park.


For further information, please contact:

Rob Thorpe

Sports Information Officer - Fanshawe College Athletics 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd. London, ON N5Y 5R6

Cell: 519-777-7849

| Office: 519-452-4430 x3923 | rthorpe@fanshawec.ca