Thursday, March 28, 2013

Separated at birth?

The Eagles' Carlene DeCoster (left) and actress Ellen Page (right)
If you attend an Edgewood College softball game this season for the first time you might hear “Here we go, Juno” or “Come on Juno!” from the Eagles dugout. Don’t bother looking at your program. There’s no one named Juno there. Junior Carlene DeCoster (@carlenedecoster) was tagged with the nickname her freshman year that has stuck with her throughout her time here at Edgewood College. Where did it come from?

Have you ever seen the movie Juno with the actress Ellen Page? Well, that is her in the picture (on the right) and this is where the pseudonym all began. DeCoster says you can give the credit to teammate and starting shortstop Jessica Spitzer, who recognized DeCoster’s looks and even voice to be like that of the talented actress. The entire year the whole team continued to call her “Juno” and eventually it stuck.

When asked about the alias, DeCoster replied “If anyone on the softball team calls me Carlene, it is super weird and I feel like I’m in trouble or something. Half the time I don’t even respond to Carlene anymore.”

Would she legally change her name? “I might consider it. I’ve had this conversation with multiple people before. I love the nickname Juno, however, I’m not really sure what my family would think.”

Now this is not just for the softball team only, but it has traveled to school as well. “I would say that a decent amount of the people that I’ve met at school call me Juno and probably half of them think it’s my real name. Since all the softball girls call me that, other people just think it’s my real name.”

Even at a summer waitressing job DeCoster tricked her entire table. “I had a table that was legitimately convinced I was Ellen Page’s twin or something. The crazy lady called me Juno the entire time they were there and she kept pulling up a photo on her phone and creepily holding it up to me and going on about how much I look like her. It was extremely weird.”

Now the next time you head out to Ceniti Park in Verona to cheer on the Eagles, you can join in the cheers as well. Soon enough, you might find it difficult to call her Carlene as well.


Monday, March 18, 2013

A behind-the-scenes look at the Tucson Invitational

The Edgewood College softball team traveled to Arizona to play 10 games in five days at the Tucson Invitational this past week. The Eagles battled hard and even though they did not come away with a win, the team found positives in nearly every game. What fans were not able to see was what happened during the time that was not spent on the diamond. Feel free to catch up with the Eagles and ask them about the trip! In the mean time, this video clip highlights some of the players' favorite moments of the Tucson Invitational...
On Friday, after five straight doubleheaders, the team got to relax at Trail Dust Town which was just a short drive from the hotel. Here are a few of the pictures from before dinner at Pinnacle Peak...
After a long non-conference schedule, the Eagles begin Northern Athletics Conference play on March 30 (weather permitting) as they host Lakeland College for a doubleheader. First pitch is scheduled for noon. Live stats and live video can be found at

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Softball: Eagles Karaoke!

One of the great traditions of the Edgewood College softball team's annual spring break trip: Bus Karaoke!  There's some actual talent in this group! Use the comments to vote for your favorites. Enjoy!


Friday, March 1, 2013

Podcast: 2013 Baseball preview

Edgewood College head baseball coach Al Brisack talked about his 2013 squad on the eve of their season opener.

The Eagles begin the year on Friday, March 1 at the Metrodome against St. John's University. The Eagles will also play Augsburg College on Saturday night. Edgewood College's home opener is March 29 at Stampfl Field against Maranatha Baptist. 

2013 Baseball Preview: