Christen Hardee-Thompson starts her second year as head coach for Menlo Softball. While at San Jose State, Hardee helped the team to a WAC championship in 2013 – its first in program history – and was a part of its 137-88 record during a four year span. She was twice named the SJSU Assistant Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2012 and claimed Academic Assistant Coach of the Year honors in 2015.
Hardee spent her playing career as an accomplished catcher at Humboldt State where she helped the team to a Division II National Championship in 1999. As a catcher for the Lumberjacks, she received all-region honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association in 2001 and would be inducted into the Humboldt State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009.
A standout in the classroom as well, Hardee graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2004 with a dual Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science and Geology with a minor in Watershed Management. She was a four-time NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete and a three-time Pac-West Academic All-Conference selection. Hardee continued her education in Dec. 2014 when she earned a Masters in Kinesiology from Texas Women's University with National Fastpitch Coaches College graduating with a 4.0 GPA. Her previous professional and coaching experiences include: four years of teaching at both the high school and junior high level, a pair of seasons as an assistant softball coach at Delta College and College of the Redwoods and serving as an instructor at a number of camps and clinics.
Emily Rogers is a two-time Academic All-Mountain West athlete. She graduated from San Jose State University (2015-2017) where she was part of the 2017 Mountain West Conference Championship team and experienced their record breaking Regional performance. Emily brings a wealth of pitching experience and knowledge to the Oaks.
Casey Watt graduated Cum Laude with a degree in kinesiology in May, 2016 from San Jose State University. Casey completed her 5th year at SJSU in 2017 and is the only Spartan softball athlete to hold both a WAC and Mountain West Conference championship. Casey was a Scholar Athlete and Academic All-Conference athlete for the Spartans. She will bring her expertise in hitting and outfield to our Oaks this year.
Alyssa Martinez is is completing her last semester at SJSU where she played shortstop for 4 years. She will bring us expertise in hitting and infield fundamentals. She hails from Wasco, CA.