After the most decorated career in Southern New Hampshire University softball history, Ali Maloof joined the Penmen softball coaching staff prior to the 2016 season.
A four-time All-Northeast-10 Conference selection, Maloof became the program’s first All-American in 2014 before repeating the effort in 2015. She was named the Northeast-10 Pitcher of the Year each of her final three seasons, and was also tabbed the Northeast-10 Player of the Year as a senior. Additionally, Maloof was chosen as the Daktronics/Division II CCA East Region Pitcher of the Year in both 2014 and 2015, and garnered the East Region Player of the Year distinction in 2015. She was a 2014 and 2015 National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association (NFCA) First Team All-Region honoree, a 2015 Capital One Academic All-District Choice, and a 2015 Capital One Academic All-American.
She helped guide the Penmen to back-to-back Northeast-10 Conference championships in 2014 and 2015, and led Southern New Hampshire to its first NCAA Division II East Regional title in 2015, as well as its first berth in the NCAA Division II East Super Regional.
Maloof rewrote the Southern New Hampshire record book during her time in Manchester both at the plate and in the circle. Offensively, she owns the program record for career hits (234), career runs scored (135), career triples (11), and career batting average (.374). Maloof also sits fifth all-time with 32 doubles, sixth in stolen bases (22), and eighth in career RBI (72). In the circle, Maloof fanned 808 batters in her career, which is nearly 500 strikeouts better than the next closest Penmen, hurled 711 innings to rank first in program history, and finished her career third all-time in ERA at 1.82. She also graduated second all-time in games played with 179.
A native of Norwood, Massachusetts, Maloof currently resides in Manchester.