CNY Central: SU to Retire Jenna Caira’s ’12 Softball Jersey

Former SU softball pitcher Jenna Caira’s jersey first in program to be retired April 29

(CNY Central | Feb. 9, 2023) Softball player Eujenna Caira—a 2012 graduate of the School of Education’s physical education program and a bronze medal winner from Team Canada’s 2020 Olympic squad—will be the first former softball student-athlete to have their jersey retired at Syracuse University.

Jenna Caira headshotCaira is one of the most acclaimed pitchers to wear Orange. She was the 2009 BIG EAST Conference Rookie of the Year, the 2011 BIG EAST Conference Pitcher of the Year, a two-time first-team all-region selection, a four-time All-BIG EAST Conference honoree, and a 2012 third-team Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-American.

Caira helped Syracuse to back-to-back BIG EAST Conference Tournament titles in 2010 and 2011 and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2010, 2011, and 2012. The 2011 team won a school-record 45 games …

… Caira returned to her alma mater as an assistant coach on head coach Leigh Ross’ staff in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014, mentoring current Syracuse assistant coach and fellow All-American Sydney O’Hara.

Caira’s #29 jersey will be retired, and she will be honored on April 29, when Syracuse hosts Virginia at the Skytop Softball Stadium.

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