2011-12 Softball News
December 7, 2012
NFCA Names 21 Landmark Softball Players All-America Scholar-Athlete Accolades
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Thousands of student-athletes representing almost 600 different academic institutions have been tabbed as 2012 NFCA All-America Scholar Athletes, the Association announced on Thursday.
August 23, 2012
Labate Officially Named Drew Softball Coach
After spending one year as an assistant and serving as the 2012 interim head coach, Charlotte Labate was officially named the head softball coach at Drew University today.
August 13, 2012
Sam Kszepka Named Juniata’s New Head Softball Coach
Former All-American Samantha "Sam" Kszepka, a longtime collegiate assistant with stints at both Division I and Division III institutions, has been named Juniata College's new head softball coach.
June 5, 2012
Three Landmark Females Named Academic All-Americas
The Women's 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division III At-Large Teams released on Tuesday featured three Landmark Conference seniors who closed their careers with the distinguished honor.
May 22, 2012
Scranton's Kelly Zaccheo Named Academic All-American
Kelly Zaccheo (Scranton, Pa./West Scranton), a senior infielder on The University of Scranton softball team, knocked it out of the park today. For her efforts in the classroom and on the softball diamond, Zaccheo was named third-team Academic all-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) in a program sponsored by Capital One.
May 21, 2012
Four Student-Athletes Named To Academic All-District At-Large Squads
Four Landmark Conference female student-athletes have been honored with selection to the Academic All-Distric At-Large Teams by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) in a program sponsored by Capital One.
May 17, 2012
Landmark Softball Players Claim All-Region Honors
Following one of the most competitive seasons in Landmark softball history, eight players have been honored with selection to the 2012 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region Teams.
May 14, 2012
Softball Seniors Earn Academic All-District Honors
A pair of Landmark Conference softball seniors have earned distinction for their play in the field and their work in the classroom with selection to the first-team District 4 for NCAA Division III student-athletes from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
May 13, 2012
Walk Off Sends Cardinals To ECAC Title
With its second walk-off win in as many days, CUA claimed the 2012 ECAC South championship on Sunday by downing Neumann 5-4. The Cardinals dropped the day's first game 2-1 to the Knights, before tournament MVP Nina Curto scored on Monica Peters' sac fly to win the winner take-all nightcap.
May 13, 2012
Moravian Falls In Final Elimination Game
The third seeded Rowan University softball team won the final elimination game of the 2012 NCAA Division III Union, N.J. Regional with a 3-1 victory over second seed Moravian College Sunday afternoon at Kean University's Cougar Field.
May 12, 2012
Moravian Wins Second NCAA Elimination Game
The second seed Moravian College softball team scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to post a 5-4 victory over fourth seed The College of New Jersey in an elimination game at the NCAA Division III Tournament Union, N.J. Regional Saturday.
May 8, 2012
Eight Competitors Honored As Players Of The Week
Four teams earned Landmark Championships this past week and as a result of their play in those championships, eight student-athletes have been selected as Landmark Players of the Week. The Landmark Player of the Week selections are made by the Landmark Conference office.
May 7, 2012
Softball Coaches Select All-Conference Team
Another highly-competitive season of Landmark softball has earned 25 student-athletes spots on the 2012 Landmark Conference Softball Team as voted by the conference’s six head coaches. The All-Landmark Team includes a first and second team, with the voting done by position.
May 7, 2012
Moravian Heading to New Jersey For NCAA Regional
The Moravian College softball team is seeded second and headed to Union, N.J. Regional hosted by Kean University for the 2012 NCAA Division III Championship Tournament with the regional set to begin on Thursday, May 10th.
May 5, 2012
Moravian Claims A Fifth Softball Title
The second seeded Moravian College softball team defended its Landmark Conference Championship with its fifth straight title after defeating top seed and host Susquehanna University, 8-0 in five innings, in the championship game Saturday afternoon at Sassafras Field in Selinsgrove.
May 4, 2012
Moravian Outlasts Susquehanna To Reach Softball Final
The second seeded Moravian College softball team advanced to the 2012 Landmark Conference Tournament Championship game for the fifth straight season, defeating host and top seed Susquehanna University, 1-0 in eight innings, in the winner's bracket game at Sassafras Field Friday.
May 3, 2012
Landmark Spring To Conclude With Four Championships
The Landmark Conference spring season will conclude with four sports holding conference championships this weekend. Champions will be crowned in baseball, women’s lacrosse, men’s lacrosse and softball at four different sites.
April 30, 2012
Landmark Honors Players of the Week
A week that featured Landmark Championships and the conclusion of the regular season has earned 14 student-athletes Landmark Players of the Week honors. The Landmark Player of the Week selections are made by the Landmark Conference office.
April 30, 2012
Royals Rally For Doubleheader Sweep
The University of Scranton softball team used a big fifth inning to rally for a 12-4 victory in the second game against Hunter College on Monday evening, giving the Royals a doubleheader sweep at the Jessup Youth Sports Complex. Scranton won the opener, 8-3.
April 28, 2012
Doubleheader Sweep Gives Crusaders Top Seed
Saturday’s sweep of Scranton by the Susquehanna softball team handed the Crusaders the No. 1 overall seed in the Landmark Conference Tournament and thus home field advantage throughout the tournament.
April 25, 2012
Cardinals Reach 20-Win Mark With Sweep
CUA reached the 20-win plateau on Wednesday with a doubleheader sweep of Mary Washington. The Cardinals rallied for a 4-3 win in game one before taking the nightcap 8-4.
April 23, 2012
Spring Sport Players of the Week Selected
With the regular season winding down this spring fourteen competitors have been chosen as Landmark Players of the Week for their performances last week. The Landmark Player of the Week selections are made by the Landmark Conference office.
April 21, 2012
Drew And Susquehanna Split Doubleheader
Drew (13-17, 3-7 Landmark) scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning in a 4-3 victory against first place Susquehanna (19-11, 6-2) in game two of a Landmark Conference doubleheader this afternoon. They Crusaders won the first game of the day 6-1 behind a strong pitching effort.
April 16, 2012
Landmark Selects Fourteen Players of the Week
A busy week of Landmark Conference spring sports action earned fourteen student-athletes selections as Landmark Players of the Week. The Landmark Player of the Week selections are made by the Landmark Conference office.
April 14, 2012
Scranton And Moravian Split Softball Twinbill
Moravian College has always been the top dog in the Landmark Conference, but The University of Scranton softball team showed Saturday afternoon at the Jessup Youth Softball Complex that it’s not too far behind.
April 12, 2012
Drew Halts Slide With Twinbill Sweep
The Rangers improved to 9-15 on the year with a pair of wins over St. Joseph's College-Long Island (14-12). The Rangers recorded their fourth shutout of the year with a 4-0 victory in game one and allowed only three hits in game two en route to a 5-2 win.
April 11, 2012
Juniata Softball Earns Win On Walk-Off
Juniata College sophomore Rachel Smith (Martinsburg, Pa.) belted a walk-off grand slam home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the Eagles to a 12-9 extra-innings win over Lycoming College, Wednesday afternoon at Weaver Park Field.
April 9, 2012
Players Of The Week Announced
Another strong week of spring sports competition earns fourteen spring sport student-athletes selections as Landmark Players of the Week. The Landmark Player of the Week selections are made by the Landmark Conference office.
April 9, 2012
Byrne Reaches Milestone In Moravian Softball Sweep
Moravian College Head Softball Coach John Byrne picked up his 600th career victory Monday in the second game of a non-conference doubleheader sweep at Delaware Valley College as the Greyhounds won the first game 7-2 and took the nightcap 4-1 to extend their winning streak to seven games.
April 7, 2012
Catholic Softball Bounces Back With Sweep
CUA snapped its six-game losing streak on Saturday with a doubleheader sweep of Drew. The Cardinals took game one 3-2 before the offense exploded in a 14-3, five-inning game two win. Following the day’s action, CUA is 15-11 overall and 4-2 in the Landmark Conference.
April 3, 2012
Moravian Gets No-Hitter In Sweep
The Moravian College softball team swept Hunter College, 7-1 and 13-0 in six innings in a no-hitter by freshman Lizzie Mack, in non-conference action Tuesday on Randall's Island in New York City.
April 2, 2012
Landmark Selects Fourteen Players Of The Week
Fourteen spring sport student-athletes have been chosen as Landmark Players of the Week in honor of their performances the past seven days. The Landmark Player of the Week selections are made by the Landmark Conference office.
March 31, 2012
Susquehanna Softball Takes Two From Cardinals
The Susquehanna softball team swept Catholic with 7-6 and 8-5 victories on Saturday in a conference road doubleheader.
March 27, 2012
No Hitter Propels Moravian To Landmark Sweep
The Moravian College softball team played its 2012 home opening doubleheader Tuesday and earned a sweep of Drew University, 11-2 and 9-0, in a pair of five-inning Landmark Conference games at Blue & Grey Field with junior pitcher Alyssa Fegely tossing her first career no-hitter in the second contest.
March 26, 2012
Fourteen Competitors Named Landmark Players of the Week
Another full week of spring sports competition earned 14 student-athletes recognition as Landmark Players of the Week. The Landmark Player of the Week selections are made by the Landmark Conference office.
March 26, 2012
Late Inning Heroics Help Scranton To Sweep
The University of Scranton softball team appeared headed for a doubleheader split with Lycoming on Monday evening at the Jessup Youth Sports Complex. But the Royals’ bats came alive in the final two innings of the nightcap and they posted a walk-off 6-5 victory in the nightcap on an RBI sac fly by senior first baseman Tia Dimou (Center Valley, Pa./Southern Lehigh). The Royals won the opener, 6-0.
March 24, 2012
Cardinals Sweep Juniata In Landmark Opener
CUA opened its 2012 Landmark Conference schedule in style on Saturday, sweeping Juniata by scores of 8-0 and 12-3.
March 22, 2012
Softball Sweeps Non-Conference Twinbill
CUA ran its winning streak to four straight after the Cardinals swept two games vs. Randolph-Macon on Thursday afternoon. CUA won the first game 4-1 behind a no-hitter from Erin McMakin and in the nightcap the Cardinals earned a dramatic 8-7 win in eight innings.
March 20, 2012
Juniata Earns a Pair of Softball Wins
After a not-so-good showing against Penn State Altoona on Saturday, Juniata College softball managed to turn it around an took two wins, 6-0 and 5-2, over Penn State Harrisburg on Tuesday afternoon at Weaver Park Field.
March 19, 2012
Spring Sport Athletes Earn Player Of the Week Honors
All of the Landmark spring sports were in action this past week resulting in 14 student-athletes earning recognition as Landmark Players of the Week. The Landmark Player of the Week selections are made by the Landmark Conference office.
March 17, 2012
Crusaders Earn Twinbill Split With Moravian
Susquehanna's softball squad split Saturday's doubleheader against Moravian by winning game two 7-5. The Crusaders dropped the first contest 7-2.
March 12, 2012
Landmark Selects Player of the Week Honorees
A full week of spring sports action has earned 10 student-athlete Landmark Player of the Week honors. The Landmark Player of the Week selections are made by the Landmark Conference office.
March 12, 2012
Scranton Sweeps Season Opening Games
The University of Scranton softball team made sure Mia Collarini’s head coaching debut was an enjoyable experience Monday morning.
March 7, 2012
Juniata Softball Sweeps Pair of Contests
Juniata College softball improved to 4-2 overall with wins over Wesley College and Penn State New Kensington, as the Eagles' spring break trip in Myrtle Beach, S.C., continued Wednesday.
March 5, 2012
Landmark Players of the Week Recognized
The spring sports season is off and running and a total of nine student-athletes have been selected as Landmark Players of the Week. The Landmark Player of the Week selections are made by the Landmark Conference office.
March 4, 2012
Moravian Softball Wins Opener
The 18th-ranked Moravian College softball team opened its 2012 season with an 11-4 victory over Misericordia University Sunday at the National Training Center in Clermont, Florida.
February 23, 2012
Moravian Sits Atop Softball Preseason Poll
The Moravian College softball team has found its way through tough competition to win four-straight Landmark Conference titles and the team is picked to find the way again as voted in the Landmark Preseason Softball Poll.