Carla Campagna begins her seventh season as an assistant on the softball staff in 2019. She is responsible for catchers and assisting with the infield, hitting, and recruiting.
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Campagna helped coach the green and gold to a 37-15-1 finish and an appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament in 2016. Offensively, Campagna's tutelage led the Pioneers to the third-best totals in the ECC in hits, runs scored, doubles, home runs and RBIs. She also assisted in mentoring first-year player Julia Seader to ECC and ECAC Division II Rookie of the Year honors.
In 2015, Campagna assisted the Pioneers in posting a 32-17-1 record and reaching the finals of the NCAA Division II East Sub-Regional. She mentored the LIU Post bats to a Top-5 ranking in the East Coast Conference in seven different offensive categories, including the third-most home runs (37). Additionally, Campagna's approach of being disciplined at the plate led to the green and gold leading the league in walks (144), and helped Paige Swantek to All-ECC first-team and Daktronics All-East Region second-team honors.
A member of the 2014 NFCA East Region Coaching Staff of the Year, Campagna helped LIU Post softball to a record-breaking offensive season. Under her tutelage, the green and gold broke single-season records for hits (570), runs scored (395), slugging percentage (.553), home runs (85) and runs batted in (369). Furthermore, six individual single-season records were set by the Pioneers at the plate. Aly Dzierzynski set new single-season highs in home runs (25), extra-base hits (40), total bases (176), runs batted in (77) and slugging percentage (.907). Nicole Hagenah also reached a single-season high in runs scored (67). Overall, the LIU Post offense sported a .335 batting average and a .401 on-base percentage.
Campagna comes to LIU Post after a stellar career at East Coast Conference member Molloy College, where she finished her career with 44 home runs, 207 RBIs and a .370 batting average. In 2012, she was named to the NFCA All-East Region First Team and the Daktronics All-America Third Team. She was a three-time All-ECC first-team selection from 2010-12. In 2011, she was dubbed both the ECC and Daktronics East Region Player of the Year. In 2010, she helped lead the Lions to the Division II College World Series in Saint Joseph, Mo.
In addition to coaching, Campagna served as the lead instructor for the New York Softball Academy. She also has a coaching stint with the Long Island Hellcats 16-U Team and formerly instructed the Long Island Ducks 18-U Team.
Outside of coaching, Campagna also works at LIU Post as an LIU Promise Success Coach. She earned her master's degree in literacy from LIU Post, and currently resides in Floral Park.