Ann Regan Oliver


Ann Regan Oliver graduated from Berlin High in 1985 where she excelled in both volleyball and softball. The ‘83/’84 volleyball team was the first to qualify for States since 1978. During her volleyball career Ann received both the Coaches and Redcoat Awards, was co-captain her senior year and NWC All Star selection and a CHSCA All State Honorable mention along with Lori Mongillo that year being the first Berlin High volleyball players to receive that recognition. In her senior the team finished with a 17-3 record which was the best in the programs history up to that date and qualified for States.

Softball was the sport where Ann received the most recognition with her outstanding pitching. She was a 1984 NWC All Star selection and Redcoat Award recipient. During her senior year in 1985 the team went undefeated during the regular season winning the NWC Championship and compiling a record of 20-0 where she pitched in all but one of those games and earned all those 19 wins establishing herself as the most dominate pitcher in the State. That season she was a NWC All Star and a CHSCA All-State selection and received the Coaches Award. In her senior year she struck out 105 batters in 96 innings with an era of 1.46. For her career she struck out 156 batters in 142 innings and threw 7 shut outs.

Upon graduation Ann received a full scholarship to play softball for the University of New Haven Chargers. She was one of the first Berlin High female athletes to receive an athletic scholarship after the passage of Title IX in 1972. She enjoyed a successful and rewarding 4 year college softball career while there. She graduated in 1989 with a BS in Criminal Justice and shortly after her graduation in 1989 began her career as a Police Officer. She retired in 2010 after 20 years in Law Enforcement. Ann has never lost her passion for softball and volleyball and currently plays on several leagues. Ann has coached her daughter’s Little League softball teams as well as her Little League All Star team and travel softball team. She resides in Portland with her husband and two children, ages 10 and 8.

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