All-American Cheryl Schaefer expected to coach at San Diego Christian

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Cheryl Schaefer, a former collegiate All-America outfielder who played professionally in National Pro Fastpitch, is expected to be named the first-ever head coach for the new San Diego Christian College women’s fastpitch (softball) team.

Schaefer, better known as Cheryl Bolding when playing for Point Loma Nazarene University and the NPF Arizona Heat, later coached at her alma mater.

She is married to Sea Lions baseball coach Joe Schaefer; both are PLNU Class of ‘03.

Cheryl Schaefer, a former collegiate All-America outfielder who played professionally in National Pro Fastpitch, is expected to be named the first-ever head coach for the new San Diego Christian College women’s fastpitch (softball) team.

Schaefer, better known as Cheryl Bolding when playing for Point Loma Nazarene University and the NPF Arizona Heat, later coached at her alma mater.

She is married to Sea Lions baseball coach Joe Schaefer; both are PLNU Class of ‘03.

Several local high school and community college coaches reported that the future Hawks coach is already on the recruiting trail, evaluating prospects for the team’s inaugural 2014 season.

SDCC will increase the number of softball-playing schools to six in the Golden State Athletic Conference, joining Arizona Christian, Biola, Concordia, Hope International and Vanguard.

Schaefer was a three-time NAIA All-America performer for PLNU, winning National Player of the Year laurels twice (2001-02).

She later played in the inaugural NFL All-Star Game, held National Softball Hall of Fame & Stadium in Oklahoma City, Okla. after leading the Heat in total hits.

For San Diego Christian, softball is the first sport to be added since baseball in 2007.

The school also fields teams for both genders in basketball, soccer and cross country, plus women’s volleyball.
 

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