Head Coach Trisha Senyo enters her first season with the Panthers. Senyo spent the 2014-2015 season at Riverside City College as her introduction to the CCCAA and worked primarily with infielders, hitters and the battery. Prior to RCC, Senyo was the First Assistant Coach at Sonoma State University (SSU) from 2010-2014. In addition to her softball duties, Senyo was the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the department and worked with many of SSU's 13 intercollegiate teams including Men's and Women's Golf, and Men's and Women's Soccer , all of which saw post-season competition.
On the softball field, Senyo was instrumental in helping the Seawolves to a program-record 43 wins in her first season in 2010, then 149 more wins in each of the following four seasons, to go along with 2 back-to-back CCAA tournament championships and 5 NCAA tournament appearances. The Seawolves were nationally ranked in the top 25 three out of the five seasons. . Senyo assisted in the program in achieving 24 All-Conference selections, 20 All-Region selections, 3 All-Americans as well as setting new records for single season homeruns, team batting average, on base percentage, most hits, total bases and walks as well as increasing team totals for stolen bases from an average of 54 to 139 within a season.
Prior to her stint at Sonoma State, she served as the assistant coach at Whittier College alongside head coach Jennifer Bridges, helping the Poets to a 24-18 record in 2009 and their first ever conference tournament appearance in school history.
Senyo plans on finishing her MS in Fitness and Sports Nutrition by the summer of 2016 from Canisius College. As a student-athlete, Trisha spent four years at the University of La Verne and earned All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) honors. She also graduated Cum Laude with departmental honors from La Verne.
Prior to her career with the Leopards, she was a two-sport athlete at Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, Calif. where she earned First Team All-League honors in softball and Second Team All-League accolades in volleyball. Senyo holds a USAW Level 1 Club Coach Certification.
Senyo resides in La Verne with her husband, Mike, who is the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Whittier College.
Chloe Wurst Assistant Coach -
Chloe Wurst enters her first season assisting Head Coach Trisha Senyo with the Panthers. Wurst graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in June 2015, with her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a minor in Women Gender Studies. As a student-athlete, Chloe pitched and played for the Mustangs from 2011 to 2014 and received the Scholar Athlete Award all three seasons and was selected Second Team Big West All Conference Selection in 2014.
Prior to her career with the Mustangs, she was a two-sport athlete at Bonita High School in La Verne, California, where she was the First Team All-State Pitcher, San Gabriel Valley Player of the Year, and First Team All Inland Valley her senior year.
Wurst is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Communicative Disorders where she is working towards becoming a Speech Pathologist.