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ABOUT IHA SOFTBALL
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About IHA Softball

The IHA Softball team is a nationally ranked program that consistently draws top talent from North Jersey. Since the early 1990s, IHA has dominated the competition, making history with a record number of state and county titles.

Every year IHA boasts a number of softball players who go on to play at the next level, many with scholarships to Division 1 colleges and universities. But, more important are the number of girls whose lives are continually enriched by the unique educational experience that IHA provides, instilling in them the confidence, peace and compassion needed to become responsible and successful young women in today’s ever-evolving world.

A Tradition of Excellence

11 State Titles since 1993 – the most in New Jersey!

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Coaching Staff

Diana Fasano

Diana Fasano

Head Softball Coach View Details
Ali Bryan

Ali Bryan

Assistant Coach View Details
Steph Pasquale

Steph Pasquale

Volunteer Assistant View Details
Lisa Graff

Lisa Graff

Volunteer Assistant View Details
Cori Tucker

Cori Tucker

JV Softball Coach View Details
Danielle Just

Danielle Just

Freshman Coach View Details
Diana Fasano

Diana Fasano

Head Softball Coach

In her first year as head softball coach at IHA, Diana Fasano led the team to a 31-1 record. After topping off the season with a league, county and state championship title, Fasano was named 2016 Bergen County Coach of the Year as well as 2016 All New Jersey Coach of the Year.

Fasano served as assistant coach under IHA’s storied Coach Anthony LaRezza from 2009-2015 during which time the team won three state titles. Prior to IHA, Fasano coached at St. Peter’s College and also in Union Township where she is currently a special education teacher at Kawameeh Middle School.

Fasano played softball for four years at Fairfield University, a Division 1 school, from 2001-2004. She was named to the A1-MAAC conference team as a catcher in 2003-2004.

Fasano attended IHA from 1997-2000 and was a four-year starter, receiving All-State and All-County recognition.

Ali Bryan

Ali Bryan

Assistant Coach

Ali Bryan is entering her fourth year assisting at IHA, her seventh as a high school varsity coach. Bryan also has seven years’ experience in private pitching instruction. From 2011-2013, Bryan was head coach at Midland Park High School where she boasted a 65-13 record.

Bryan played softball at George Mason University, a Division 1 school, from 2006-2009 as a pitcher and outfielder. She was also a four-year starter at Midland Park High School from 2002-2005, receiving both All-State and All-County recognition.

Steph Pasquale

Steph Pasquale

Volunteer Assistant

Steph Pasquale is entering her second year as a volunteer coach at IHA.

Pasquale played softball at Temple University, a Division 1 school, from 2011-2014 where she was named All-American as well as Rookie and Player of the Year. She was first team All-Atlantic 10 for three years.

Her senior year, Pasquale played at the University of Nebraska where she was first team All-Big Ten, first team All-Region and a Division 1 Academic All-American player.
Pasquale was also a four-year softball player at Pompton Lakes High School.

Lisa Graff

Lisa Graff

Volunteer Assistant

Lisa Graff is entering her second season as a volunteer coach at IHA.

Prior to IHA, Graff coached at Ramapo High School from 1999-2015, 17 years as an assistant coach and one year as head coach. During her tenure at Ramapo, the team won a state championship, four county championships and multiple sectional championships. Before Ramapo, Graff was an assistant coach at Fair Lawn High School for two years, clinching a county championship.

Graff played softball at Goshen and Fair Lawn High Schools and currently works as an office manager at Ultrascape, Inc.

Cori Tucker

Cori Tucker

JV Softball Coach

Cori Tucker is entering her 13th year as a coach at IHA.

Tucker was a four-year starter and at Centenary College, a Division 3 school in New Jersey from 1999-2002. As an outfielder and middle infielder Tucker was a versatile player and a strong leader, serving as captain of the team.

Tucker also played four years of softball at New Milford High School.

Danielle Just

Danielle Just

Freshman Coach

Danielle Just is entering her second year as a coach at IHA. She has also been teaching Physical Education at IHA since 2009.

Just played softball at Manhattan College, a Division 1 school, where she was a four-year starter. She was awarded First Team All-MAAC four times and was named to the MAAC All-Academic team three times. Throughout her college career, Just made a name for herself with her bat, often leading the team in stats.
Just was also a four-year starter at IHA from 2002-2005 where she helped lead her team to a Parochial A State Championship her sophomore year and a county championship her freshman year. As a centerfielder, she received numerous awards throughout high school including All-League, All-County, All-State, First Team All-East Region and two-time All-American.

In 2011, Just was named as a New Jersey All-Decade Outfielder.

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