The Gunnery softball team is looking forward to the spring season with many returning players under the lead of Coach Cassie Ruscz and Assistant Coach Alisa Croft.
The softball team prides itself on sportsmanship, teamwork and hard work. We have simple, yet key elements to having a successful season: competing at a high level every game and practice, working together, developing and improving our skills each day, respecting the game and having fun! Should you have any further questions about the softball program please feel free to contact our coaches.
Cassie graduated from Taft before matriculating at Tufts University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and psychology. Cassie coaches softball and recreational skiing and snowboarding and teaches Spanish III. She has taught math and English for six summers for the Taft School academic enrichment program and for the past six months has taught and tutored English in Madrid, Spain. She enjoys other people’s dogs and likes to golf, fish, snowboard and play volleyball. She's also a dorm parent in Bourne Hall. Her most memorable experience to date has been running with the bulls in Spain.
Class of ’55 Distinguished Teacher Award 2008; Tisch Chair for Excellence in Teaching, 2012-2015
Alisa teaches mathematics, serves as Department Chair and coaches both soccer and softball. An enthusiastic athlete, she enjoys playing soccer, basketball, and softball. Alisa enjoys Red Sox games at Fenway Park, travel to new places, and spending time with her family. She lives on campus in Graham House with her husband Michael and their son, Jonathan. You might see Jonathan and Alisa playing baseball at the front gate each morning, while waiting for the school bus!