Abby Arceneaux begins her third season as the program's first full time pitching coach. In her first two seasons she has been part of a program which has posted 20 wins both years - the Saints' most victories since 2005.
In 2012, Arceneaux oversaw a pitching staff whose ERA dropped significantly once again for the second straight season. In her first year, the staff's ERA lowered from 4.62 to 3.64 before plummeting to a solid 2.94 in 2012.
Under her tutelage, sophomore star Jessika - Jo Sandrini broke the school-record for strikeout with 135 in 2012.
In her first season, the Saints also saw a 31-strikeout increase (from 171 to 202) despite playing six fewer games. Furthermore, Sandrini broke the program's single-season record for wins, notching her 12th victory of the campaign in the season finale at Saint Peter's.
Before arriving in Loudonville, Arceneaux coached at her alma mater Union College in 2010 after serving on the Cornell staff in 2009.
Arceneaux received her degree in psychology from Union in 2006, where she played softball all four years while receiving multiple league, ECAC and NCAA honors. She attained All-America status at the Division III level after ranking nationally in both pitching in hitting. Arceneaux was First Team All-Liberty League all four years and was named Player of the Year in 2004. She led the Dutchwomen to the NCAA tournament every season and was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team. A team captain her junior and senior seasons, she finished her senior campaign as the NCAA Division III toughest player to strikeout with no strikeouts in over 125 at bats. Her 65 hits that spring remain a Union record for hits in a season.
Arceneaux ended her career as the all-time Union career leader in wins (57), innings pitched (460), and strikeouts (463). She is third in hits (186), fifth in batting average (.411) and ninth in doubles (23).
She graduated from nearby Mechanicville High where she led the Red Raiders to three New York State Championships and was a two-time New York State Class "C" Player of the Year. Arceneaux has also been a pitching and hitting instructor at Warning Track Academy in Malta, N.Y. and at All-Stars Academy in Troy, N.Y.