MARS HILL, N.C. – Christine Roser has been named the new head softball coach at Mars Hill University, as announced by Director of Athletics Rick Baker Wednesday morning.
"I'd like to thank President Tony Floyd, Athletic Director Rick Baker, Monica Gordy and all of the Mars Hill University staff for the opportunity and welcoming me with open arms," Roser said. "It's with great excitement and pride that I begin my head coaching career with the Mars Hill University Softball team. I look forward to building upon the established foundation that was created by Monica Gordy and her staff. My goal is to build a competitive softball program while also preparing student-athletes for success in their communities and in their post-graduation endeavors."
Roser spent the past four seasons with Queens University, also of the South Atlantic Conference, where she had served as the associate head softball coach. While at Queens, Roser helped lead the Royals to a 103-88 record in those four years. She spearheaded recruiting efforts for the Royals that turned the program into a perennial contender in the conference tournament.
"Christine will be a great addition to the Mars Hill Athletic family," stated Baker. "Her coaching accomplishments and extremely successful playing career speak for themselves. Christine is very competitive and that drive will carry over to our program. She is also dedicated to enhancing our student-athletes' educational experience and to ensure each young lady is an established softball player, student and community leader."
Roser coached 11 NFCA Academic All-Americans, 12 All-SAC players, three SAC All-Tournament team representatives and two Academic All-District selections.
Prior to joining Queens, Roser was the assistant coach at Seminole State College in Orlando, Florida from 2014-15. The team amassed a 51-9 record which ranked second in the state of Florida and 4th in the nation in the last regular season NJCAA poll of 2015. While in Orlando, Roser also served as an Elite Instructor at ProSwings, LLC, where she conducted lessons for pitching, hitting, catching, fielding, and speed and agility for age groups ranging from 6 to 21 years old.
Roser was a successful softball player at Rollins College, where she earned numerous accolades such as Sunshine State Conference Champions from 2009-2011, Diamond Catcher of the Year in 2009 and 2011, 1st team All-SCC all four years (2008-11), and SCC Freshman of the Year in 2008. She was also named to the NFCA 1st team All-South Region and NFCA 1st team All-American in 2009 and 2011, as well as being named a Daktronics 1st team All-South Region selection in those same years. In 2011, Roser was also named a Daktronics 1st team All-American and was the Daktronics Southeast Region Player of the Year.
Roser obtained her Bachelor's of Science, majoring in psychology at Rollins College in 2011. She is currently studying at the University of West Alabama, where she will obtain a Master's of Science in Continuing Education-College Student Development.