2017 Softball News

  • Seven Golden Bears Earn NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete Honors
    October 11, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (October 11, 2017) – Seven members of the 2017 Western New England University softball team have earned All-America Scholar-Athlete honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), the organization announced on Tuesday.
  • Lavinio & Kistner Earn All-New England Honors From the NFCA
    May 16, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 16, 2017) – Senior shortstop Gabby Lavinio (Dalton, Mass.) and freshman utility player Aimee Kistner (Taunton, Mass.) of the Western New England University softball team have both been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-New England third team, the organization announced on Monday night.
  • Western New England’s Season Ends with 7-1 Loss to Roger Williams in CCC Tournament
    May 07, 2017
    NEWPORT, R.I. (May 7, 2017) – The Western New England University softball team was eliminated from the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC Tournament with a 7-1 loss to Roger Williams University on Sunday afternoon at Toppa Field on the campus of Salve Regina University.
  • Golden Bears Ranked Tenth in NCAA New England Regional Rankings
    May 04, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 4, 2017) – The NCAA released the second edition of its regional softball rankings on Thursday afternoon, with Western New England University making its debut in the New England Region at No. 10.
  • CCC Tournament: Western New England Held to Two Hits in 3-1 Loss to Salve Regina
    May 04, 2017
    NEWPORT, R.I. (May 4, 2017) – In a matchup featuring the top two seeds in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament, the second-seeded Western New England University softball team was held to two hits in a 3-1 loss to top-seeded Salve Regina University on Thursday evening at Toppa Field.
  • Kistner Collects Second Straight CCC Rookie of the Week Award
    May 01, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 1, 2017) – Freshman Aimee Kistner (Taunton, Mass.) of the Western New England University softball team has earned her second straight Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Rookie of the Week award, the league office announced on Monday afternoon.
  • Golden Bears Open CCC Tournament with 9-3 Win over Roger Williams
    April 29, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 29, 2017) – The second-seeded Western New England University softball team opened the double elimination round of the 2017 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament with a 9-3 victory over No. 3 seed Roger Williams University on Saturday afternoon at Golden Bear Park.
  • Kistner Named CCC Rookie of the Year, Five other Golden Bears Honored as All-CCC Performers
    April 27, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 27, 2017) – Highlighted by freshman Aimee Kistner’s (Taunton, Mass.) selection as the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Rookie of the Year, the Western New England University softball team placed six student-athletes on the 2017 All-CCC teams, which were released on Thursday evening by the league office.
  • Aimee Kistner Recognized as Both CCC Player & Rookie of the Week
    April 24, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 24, 2017) – Freshman Aimee Kistner (Taunton, Mass.) of the Western New England University softball team has been recognized as both the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Player and Rookie of the week, the league office announced on Monday afternoon.
  • Western New England Wraps Up CCC Slate with Two Wins at Wentworth
    April 23, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. (April 23, 2017) – The Western New England University softball team recorded 27 hits and scored 21 runs in a doubleheader sweep of the Wentworth Institute of Technology on Sunday afternoon at Carr Diamond. The Golden Bears posted a 12-2, six-inning victory in the opener, before shutting out the Leopards 9-0 in five innings in game two.
  • Golden Bears Earn Key Split with Roger Williams on Senior Day
    April 22, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 22, 2017) – The Western New England University softball team earned a key doubleheader split against Roger Williams University on Saturday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Golden Bear Park. After being shut out 4-0 in the opener, Western New England bounced back with a 2-1 win in game two.
  • Golden Bears Break Out in Game Two to Salvage Split with Nichols
    April 20, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 20, 2017) – The Western New England University softball team broke out offensively in game two of a Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) doubleheader against Nichols College to salvage a split with the Bison on Thursday afternoon at Golden Bear Park. Western New England was limited to three hits in a 5-2, game one loss, before rolling to a 10-0, five-inning triumph in game two.
  • Western New England Earns Doubleheader Split with CCC-Leading Salve Regina
    April 18, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 18, 2017) – The Western New England University softball team split a pair of Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) contests with Salve Regina University on Tuesday afternoon at Golden Bear Park. The Seahawks posted a 6-2 win in the opener, before Western New England bounced back with a 2-1 victory in game two.
  • Offense Powers Western New England to Doubleheader Sweep at Gordon
    April 17, 2017
    WENHAM, Mass. (April 17, 2017) – The Western New England University softball team used a pair of strong offensive performances to earn a doubleheader sweep of Gordon College in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action on Monday. The Golden Bears hit two home runs en route to an 8-2 win over the Fighting Scots in the opener, before recording 13 hits in a 9-4 game two victory.
  • Kistner & Uliase Post Complete Game Efforts as Golden Bears Sweep Eastern Connecticut
    April 14, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 14, 2017) – Freshmen pitchers Aimee Kistner (Taunton, Mass.) and Paige Uliase (Meriden, Conn.) both turned in complete game efforts as the Western New England University softball team swept a non-conference doubleheader against Eastern Connecticut State University on Friday afternoon at Golden Bear Park. Western New England registered a 6-3 win in the opener, before rolling to an 11-3, six-inning triumph in game two.
  • Golden Bears Drop Doubleheader at No. 20 Springfield
    April 11, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 11, 2017) – The Western New England University softball team dropped both ends of a non-conference doubleheader to No. 20 nationally ranked Springfield College on Tuesday afternoon at Potter Field. The Pride prevailed 6-5 in a back-and-forth opener, before posting a 12-4 win in game two.
  • Golden Bears Bounce Back From Walk-Off Defeat With Shutout Win in Split at Curry
    April 09, 2017
    MILTON, Mass. (April 9, 2017) – The Western New England University softball team bounced back from a walk-off defeat with a shutout victory to earn a doubleheader split at Curry College on Sunday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play at D. Forbes Will Field. The Golden Bears suffered a 5-4, eight-inning setback in the opener, before posting a 2-0 triumph in game two behind senior Samantha DiGiovanni’s (Shirley, N.Y.) complete game, four-hit shutout.
  • Game One Walk-Off Win Highlights Western New England’s Split With UNE
    April 08, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 8, 2017) – A walk-off victory in game one highlighted the Western New England University softball team’s doubleheader split with the University of New England on Saturday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Golden Bear Park. Western New England won the opener in dramatic fashion, 6-5, before dropping game two by a 9-3 score.
  • Western New England Picks Up Two CCC Wins at Endicott
    April 05, 2017
    BEVERLY, Mass. (April 5, 2017) – The Western New England University softball team improved to 4-0 in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play with a pair of victories at Endicott College on Wednesday. The Golden Bears used a five-run fourth inning to rally past the Gulls for a 7-4 victory in the opener, before posting a 3-0 shutout in game two behind another strong effort from freshman Paige Uliase (Meriden, Conn.).
  • Western New England Sweeps CCC Weekly Softball Awards
    April 03, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 3, 2017) – Two members of the Western New England University softball team were recognized when the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) announced its weekly awards on Monday afternoon. Senior catcher Corianna DeLisi (Tuxedo, N.Y.) earned Player of the Week honors for the second time this season, and freshman pitcher Paige Uliase (Meriden, Conn.) was named both the Pitcher and Rookie of the Week.
  • Western New England Opens CCC Play With Two Wins Over Eastern Nazarene
    March 30, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (March 30, 2017) – Playing for the first time in two weeks, the Western New England University softball team opened both its home and Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) schedules with a pair of wins over Eastern Nazarene College on Thursday afternoon at Golden Bear Park. Western New England posted a 2-0 shutout victory in the opener, before walking off with a 4-3, eight-inning triumph in game two.
  • Corianna DeLisi Earns CCC Player of the Week Honors
    March 20, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (March 20, 2017) – Senior catcher Corianna DeLisi (Tuxedo, N.Y.) of the Western New England University softball team has been recognized as the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Player of the Week, the league office announced this afternoon.
  • Golden Bears Split With Gallaudet & NYU on Final Day in Florida
    March 16, 2017
    CLERMONT, Fla. (March 16, 2017) – The Western New England University softball team wrapped up its ten-game spring break trip in Florida today, splitting a pair of contests against Gallaudet University and New York University at Hancock Park. The Golden Bears rolled to a 9-0, five-inning victory over Gallaudet in the morning, before falling to NYU by an 8-6 score in the afternoon game.
  • Golden Bears Keep Rolling With Wins Over MCLA & Lancaster Bible
    March 15, 2017
    LEESBURG, Fla. (March 15, 2017) – The Western New England University softball team continued its strong play with wins over the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and Lancaster Bible (Pa.) College today at the Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex. The Golden Bears built a large lead and held on for an 8-5 victory over MCLA in the opener, before topping Lancaster Bible, 5-3 to extend their winning streak to seven games.
  • Western New England Posts Shutout Victories Over Oswego State and Norwich
    March 13, 2017
    LEESBURG, Fla. (March 13, 2017) – The Western New England University softball team extended its winning streak to five games with a pair of shutout victories over Oswego State University and Norwich University today at the Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex.
  • Golden Bears Rally Past Fitchburg State, 5-4 & Shut Out RIT, 3-0
    March 12, 2017
    CLERMONT, Fla. (March 12, 2017) – The Western New England University softball team picked up a pair of victories over Fitchburg State University and the Rochester Institute of Technology earlier today at Hancock Park. The Golden Bears came from behind to earn a 5-4, walk-off victory over Fitchburg State, before shutting out RIT 3-0 in the second game of the day.
  • Western New England Splits with UMass Boston & Keene State to Open 2017 Campaign
    March 11, 2017
    CLERMONT, Fla. (March 11, 2017) – The Western New England University softball team opened up its 2017 campaign with a split against a pair of regional opponents in UMass Boston and Keene State earlier today at Hancock Park. The Golden Bears dropped a 7-2 decision to the Beacons in the first game of the day, before walking off with an 8-7 win over the Owls in game two.
  • Western New England Selected as Preseason Favorite in CCC Coaches Poll
    March 01, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (March 1, 2017) – The Western New England University softball team has been selected as the preseason favorite in the 2017 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Coaches Poll, which was released today by the league office.
  • Western New England Holding High School Prospect Clinic on Sunday, October 2
    September 23, 2016
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (September 23, 2016) – The Western New England University softball program will be holding a prospect clinic for high school juniors and seniors on Sunday, October 2.
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