Jennifer Williams is entering her fifth season at the helm of the MIT softball program. In her third season, Williams helped the Engineers post their highest win total in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play since 1994 and was named NEWMAC Coach of the Year for her accomplishments.
Williams arrived in Cambridge after spending one year at Southern New Hampshire University where she worked closely with the Penmen pitching staff while also assisting in infield and hitting instruction.
Prior to her tenure at Southern New Hampshire, Williams spent two years as an assistant for the Smith College softball team as she pursued a Master’s of Science in Exercise Science and Sports Studies. Williams’ coaching experience extends overseas as well, as she served as the Pitching Coach for the Swedish Junior and Senior National Teams in the summer of 2008. She also assisted the Enköping Softball Club while in Sweden and has a wealth of instructional and clinical experience.
Williams graduated from Middlebury College in 2007, where she was a four-year member of the Panthers’ softball team while an undergraduate. She graduated as the all-time leader in career wins (32), complete games (41) and most innings pitched (327.1). She has completed classes as part of the National Fastpitch Coaches College.
Lauren Dobish enters her second season as an assistant coach for the MIT softball program. She is also an assistant coach on the women's basketball team. She comes to MIT from Newton North High School, where she worked as a behavior therapist.
A 2012 graduate of Bates College, Dobish was a four-year member of the softball team, serving as a captain both her junior and senior year. A three-sport athlete, she was also a captain of the women's basketball team and played three seasons for the Bates women's soccer team. At the conclusion of her career, Dobish was inducted into the Scholar-Athlete Society.
Dobish received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and appeared on the Dean's List four times.
|Year:||2nd at MIT|
|Previous College:||Trinity '13|
Caroline Blanchard enters her second year as an assistant coach with the Engineers.
Blanchard graduated from Trinity College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in neuroscience. She was a four-year member of the softball team and served as captain during her senior year. A three-time New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Conference second team honoree, Blanchard was named the conference's Defensive Player of the Year in 2011.
While at Trinity, she earned Faculty Honors for four semesters.
|Year:||1st at MIT|
|Previous College:||Smith College '12|
Sarah Goodman begins her first season with MIT’s softball team as an assistant coach.
Goodman, who served as graduate assistant coach at Smith College
last season, was a four-year starter for the Pioneers. She served
as captain for two seasons and was voted MVP at the conclusion of
the 2012 campaign. As a senior, Goodman led the team in several
categories, including hits, doubles, home runs, RBI, slugging
percentage, stolen bases, and batting average while committing zero
Goodman holds two degrees, a bachelors of arts in neuroscience and masters in exercise studies and sports science. She appeared on the Dean’s List in 2012 and was also an inductee of Sigma Xi and Nu Rho Psi honor societies the same year.
|Year:||2nd at MIT|
|Previous College:||MIT '08|
Amanda Jason is entering her second year as an assistant with the Engineers, after enjoying a successful four-year career on the MIT softball team which spanned from 2005-08.
Jason graduated from MIT with a Bachelor of Science in 2008 and went on to earn her Master of Science, also from MIT, in 2010.
She currently works as a Senior Systems Engineer at Ratheon Company.