COURTNEY CONLEY | HEAD COACH
Maryville University announced Courtney Conley as the new head coach of the Saints softball program for the 2019 season. She comes to Maryville after two seasons as an assistant coach with Lindenwood University. In 2018, the Lions posted a 30-win season and won two games at the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Tournament. Conley coached four All-MIAA selections, including two first-team honorees. In her first season in St. Charles, Conley helped the Lions improve by six victories in the win column. The offense improved in nearly every category, including scoring 0.30 runs more a contest, and ranked fifth in the MIAA in batting average.
Conley began her coaching career at Missouri State University, spending three seasons with the Bears. She started at MSU as a volunteer coach and worked two seasons as a graduate assistant. During her tenure in Springfield, the Bears won 80 games, and she helped the team earn Missouri Valley Conference runner-up honors in the 2015 regular season and 2015 conference tournament. The 2015 team broke the program’s single-season home run record by 15 homers, and the 2016 squad was among the nation’s leaders in fielding average.
Conley was a four-year starter at third base for the University of Alabama and won the 2012 NCAA Division I Women’s College World Series with the Crimson Tide. During her four seasons at Alabama, she was a part of three SEC regular season championships and two SEC tournament titles. Conley played in NCAA Tournament all four seasons and advanced to two College World Series.
In her career, Conley had 91 RBI, 90 runs, 24 home runs, and 21 doubles. She had numerous big hits throughout her career, with the biggest being a RBI double and scoring a run in the 2012 World Series title-clinching game against Oklahoma. Conley helped the Crimson Tide post a 60-8 record en route to the national title.
Conley is a native of Robertsville, Mo., and was the 2007 St. Louis Post-Dispatch Player of the Year at Eureka High School. She also earned Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year honors during her time with the Wildcats. Her final high school numbers included 127 runs, 155 hits, 19 home runs, 47 stolen bases, and 42 RBI.
Conley graduated from Alabama in 2013 with a degree in communicative disorders, and she earned her master’s from Missouri State in 2016 in business administration. She earned four NFCA academic awards during her playing career, was a four-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and selected for the All-SEC Volunteer Award.
| ASSISTANT COACHMEGHAN LAMBERTH
St. Louis-native Meghan Lamberth begins her third season as an assistant coach at Maryville University for the 2019 season. Over the past two seasons, Lamberth has guided two pitchers to achieve first and second team all conference honors, respectively. Most recently during the 2018 season, the Saints pitching staff coached by Lamberth complied a 2.91 cumulative ERA along with 217 strikeouts in 329 innings. During the 2017 season, the pitching staff held an overall 2.61 ERA with 165 strikeouts in 320 innings.
Before joining the Saints softball team, Lamberth spent two years as a graduate assistant in the department NCAA Compliance and Student Services and served as the interim director of NCAA Compliance and Student Services the summer of 2016. Lamberth graduated from Maryville in May 2016 with a Masters in Business Administration.
Prior to Maryville, Lamberth worked at IUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis) during the 2013-14 campaign. She served as volunteer pitching coach and oversaw four pitchers. Lamberth helped coach the Jaguars to the conference tournament semi-finals in 2014, the program's highest finish at the time.
Lamberth was a student-athlete at Northwestern University where she posted a 35-21 record as a pitcher for the Wildcats. During her senior season, she posted a 21-innning scoreless streak in the circle. As a hitter, she hit five home runs and had 23 RBI in just over 100 plate appearances. Lamberth earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2012 and 2013. She went on to graduate in June of 2013 with a Bachelors Degree in Learning and Organizational Change and a minor in Psychology.
A 2009 graduate of Lafayette High School, Lamberth helped the Lancers to the 2007 Missouri 4A State Championship and a third-place finish in 2005. She was a first team All-State pitcher in 2007 and again in 2008. She also earned the Navy Distinguished Female Athlete award in 2009. Lamberth played competitive softball for the St. Louis Esprit, St. Louis Chaos, and the Kansas City Peppers.