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2017 Softball News

  • ALBERTUS MAGNUS SWEEPS KEY GNAC SOFTBALL SHOWDOWN
    April 29, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. – The Albertus Magnus softball squad picked up a pair of Great Northeast Athletic Conference wins Saturday afternoon at Roberto Clemente Field over host Emmanuel College in a key GNAC showdown. The Falcons posted a 5-1 win in Game 1 before coming from behind in Game 2 for a 6-5 victory. AMC improves to 26-12 on the year and 14-6 in GNAC play while the Saints drop four in a row to close the regular season and fall to 15-19 and 12-10 in the GNAC.
  • MONKS TAKE TWO FROM SOFTBALL IN GNAC SHOWDOWN
    April 27, 2017
    STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph’s College (16-14, 12-4 GNAC) swept a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) softball doubleheader with Emmanuel College (15-17, 12-8 GNAC) at Richard W. Bailey Field on Thursday evening. The Monks opened with a 2-1 triumph in a 10-inning opener and closed out the two-game set with a 6-1 win in the nightcap.
  • SAINTS SPLIT WITH BLUE JAYS UNDER THE LIGHTS
    April 26, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. – The Emmanuel College and University of Saint Joseph softball teams played to a Great Northeast Athletic Conference twinbill split Wednesday evening under the Roberto Clemente Field lights. The Blue Jays (19-12, 12-5 GNAC) took game one in a pitcher’s duel, 2-0, before the Saints (15-15, 12-6 GNAC) rebounded for an 8-0 win in five innings in game two.
  • KILCOYNE NAMED GNAC PITCHER OF THE WEEK FOR SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK
    April 24, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. – Emmanuel College senior pitcher Jill Kilcoyne (Worcester, Mass.) has been named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Pitcher of the Week, it was announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon. This marks the fifth time during Kilcoyne's career that she's been named GNAC Pitcher of the Week and the second week in a row she’s earned the honor.
  • WILDCATS TAKE TWO ONE-RUN GAMES OVER SOFTBALL
    April 23, 2017
    PROVIDENCE, RI – After suffering its first conference loss of the year on Saturday, the Johnson & Wales University softball team got back to its winning ways on Sunday. The Wildcats won a pair of one-run games as they beat Emmanuel, 5-4, in the opener then took the nightcap, 2-1.
  • SOFTBALL SETTLES FOR SPLIT AT NORWICH
    April 22, 2017
    NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Norwich University softball team split another Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) doubleheader with Emmanuel College on Saturday afternoon at the NU Softball Field. Norwich (8-17-1, 8-8 GNAC) split a GNAC series for the sixth time out of eight twinbills this season after falling 7-0 in Game 1, before coming back for a 6-2 win in the second game.
  • SOFTBALL TAKES TWO OVER ANNA MARIA IN GNAC TWINBILL
    April 19, 2017
    PAXTON, Mass. – The Emmanuel College softball team posted a pair of Great Northeast Athletic Conference wins Wednesday afternoon over Anna Maria College, collecting an 8-0 win in Game 1 followed by an 8-3 win in Game 2. The Saints improve to 13-11 on the year and 10-2 in GNAC play and have are currently on a seven-game winning streak while the loss drops the AMCats to 4-20 and 2-12.
  • KILCOYNE NAMED GNAC PITCHER OF THE WEEK
    April 17, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. – Emmanuel College senior pitcher Jill Kilcoyne (Worcester, Mass.) has been named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Pitcher of the Week, it was announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon. This marks the fourth time during Kilcoyne's career that she's been named GNAC Pitcher of the Week, earning the honor once every year of her collegiate career.
  • SAINTS SWEEP LASERS BEHIND KILCOYNE NO-HITTER
    April 15, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. – Emmanuel College senior pitcher Jill Kilcoyne (Worcester, Mass.) allowed no earned runs in eight innings of work over for a pair of wins including a Game 1 five-inning no-hitter to propel Emmanuel to a Great Northeast Athletic Conference sweep over Lasell College Saturday afternoon at Roberto Clemente Field. Behind Kilcoyne the Saints shutout the Lasers 8-0 in Game 1 before posting a 10-2 win in Game 2. EC improves to 11-11 overall and 8-2 in GNAC play while the Lasers fall to 4-20 and 0-10.
  • EMMANUEL SOFTBALL SWEEPS RIVIER
    April 13, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. - The Emmanuel College Softball team took a pair of Great Northeast Conference wins off familiar foe Rivier University Thursday evening at Roberto Clemente Field. The Saints won Game 1 9-1 and Game 2 10-2, both games wrapped up in five innings. Emmanuel now stands 9-11 and 6-2 in GNAC play while Rivier drops to 8-14 and 2-8.
  • SAINTS SALVAGE SOFTBALL SPLIT WITH SUFFOLK
    April 09, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. – For the second time in as many days, the Emmanuel College softball team salvaged a Great Northeast Athletic Conference doubleheader split Sunday afternoon at Roberto Clemente Field. The Saints dropped game one to Suffolk University, 8-5, before coming from behind to win game two in walk-off fashion with a 2-1 win. Emmanuel now stands at 7-11 overall and 4-2 in GNAC play while the Rams move to 7-11 and 1-3.
  • SOFTBALL SPLITS GNAC TWINBILL WITH MUSTANGS
    April 08, 2017
    NEWTON, Mass. – The Emmanuel College softball team salvaged a Great Northeast Athletic Conference split Saturday morning against Mount Ida College. The Saints dropped game one of the doubleheader, 4-1, before rebounding for a 5-2 win in game two action. The Saints now stand at 6-10 overall and 3-1 in GNAC play while the Mustangs move to 7-8 overall and open GNAC play at 1-1.
  • SAINTS WALK OFF WITH GNAC SWEEP OVER SIMMONS
    April 02, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. – Sophomore designated player Ashley Skey (Brookline, N.H.) and sophomore catcher Casey Sheehan (Medway, Mass.) hit walk-off home runs to power the Emmanuel College softball team to a doubleheader sweep over Simmons College in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action Sunday afternoon at Roberto Clemente Field. Skey blasted a three-run shot in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift EC to a 6-4 win in game one while Sheehan knocked a two-run bomb in the bottom of the seventh in game two to power the Saints to an 8-6 victory.
  • UMASS BOSTON STAYS HOT; RALLIES FOR TWINBILL SWEEP OVER SOFTBALL
    March 25, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Boston softball team rallied for a pair of non-conference wins over host Emmanuel College Saturday afternoon at Roberto Clemente Field. The Beacons erased a pair of two-run deficits in each game, posting a 14-3 win in six innings in the opener followed by an 8-7 win in the nightcap. UMB improves to 10-2 on the year for the best start in program history while the Saints fall to 3-9 overall.
  • SKEY NAMED GNAC SOFTBALL CORVIAS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
    March 13, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. – Sophomore designated players/third baseman Ashley Skey (Brookline, N.H.) has been named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Corvias Player of the Week, it was announced by the conference office Monday afternoon. This marks the second time in Skey’s career she’s been honored by the conference as she earned GNAC Rookie of the Week honors on March 28, 2016.
  • NINE-RUN FOURTH LIFTS LEBANON VALLEY OVER SOFTBALL, 11-3
    March 10, 2017
    LEESBURG, Fla. – After being held scoreless for three innings, Lebanon Valley exploded for 11 runs including a nine-run fourth to put away Emmanuel College, 11-3, Friday morning in Day 5 softball action at the NTC Spring Games. The Flying Dutchmen improve to 6-3 overall while the Saints drop to 3-6.
  • SOFTBALL BLANKED BY MISERICORDIA 5-0 IN SPRING BREAK FINALE
    March 10, 2017
    CLERMONT, Fla. – Misericordia University defeated Emmanuel College 5-0 on Friday afternoon in the Saints final day of softball action at the NTC Spring Games. Misericordia improves to 3-7 on the trip while the loss drops the Saints to 3-7.
  • SOFTBALL FALLS TO CONCORDIA AND SUNY FREDONIA IN DAY 4 ACTION AT SPRING GAMES
    March 09, 2017
    LEESBURG, Fla. – Emmanuel College dropped a pair of softball decisions Thursday afternoon in Day 4 action of the NTC Spring Games. The Saints opened the day with a 6-1 loss to Concordia University Chicago before falling in the night cap to SUNY Fredonia, 8-5. The Saints now stand at 3-5 on the year.
  • SOFTBALL HITS THREE HR'S TO BLAST PAST ELIZABETHTOWN, 11-6
    March 08, 2017
    LEESBURG, Fla. – Emmanuel College belted three home runs to power past Elizabethtown College, 11-6, Wednesday morning in Day 3 softball action at the NTC Spring Games at Sleepy Hollow Park. EC improves to 2-3 on the year while the loss dips the Blue Jays to 3-4 overall.
  • BIG SIXTH INNING POWERS SOFTBALL PAST WHEATON, 5-2
    March 08, 2017
    LEESBURG, Fla. – Emmanuel College scored five unanswered runs to come-from-behind for a 5-2 victory over Wheaton College (Ill.) Wednesday morning in Day three softball action at the NTC Spring Games at Sleepy Hollow Park. The Saints sweep the day and improve to 3-3 on the year while the loss drops Wheaton to 2-6 overall.
  • SAINTS NIPPED BY JOHN CARROLL, 8-7
    March 06, 2017
    LEESBURG, Fla. – John Carroll University downed the Emmanuel College softball team 8-7 Monday afternoon at Sleepy Hollow Field in Day Two action of the NTC Spring Games. The Blue Streaks improve to 3-1 on the year while the loss dips the Saints to 1-2.
  • SOFTBALL DROPS 20-14 SLUGFEST TO COLLEGE OF SAINT BENEDICT
    March 06, 2017
    LEESBURG, Fla. – The College of Saints Benedict blew open a close game scoring eight runs over the final two innings to cruise to a 20-14 victory over Emmanuel College Monday evening in Day two action of the NTC Spring Games. CSB improves to 3-1 on the year while the loss drops Emmanuel to 1-3 overall.
  • ROGERS EARNS GNAC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK HONORS IN COLLEGIATE DEBUT
    March 06, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. – Emmanuel College second baseman Sydney Rogers (Southwick, Mass.) has been named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Rookie of the Week, the conference office announced earlier this afternoon. Additionally, sophomore catcher Casey Sheehan made the GNAC Weekly Honor Roll.
  • SOFTBALL RALLIES FOR 15-14 WALK OFF WIN IN SEASON-OPENER VS COAST GUARD
    March 05, 2017
    CLERMONT, Fla. – The Emmanuel College softball erased a six run deficit to come-from-behind and defeat Coast Guard Academy, 15-14, in eight innings Sunday morning in Day 1 action of the NTC Spring Games. The Saints plated six runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game at 14-14 before plating the game-winner in the eighth on an RBI single to right field by senior third baseman Kara Madden (Silver Spring, Md.).
  • PITT-GREENSBURG SNEAKS BY SOFTBALL, 5-4
    March 05, 2017
    CLERMONT, Fla. – Pitt-Greensburg College downed Emmanuel College, 5-4, Sunday morning in Day 1 softball action at the NTC Spring Games. Pitt-Greensburg opens the year with a 1-0 mark while the loss drops the Saints to 1-1.
  • SOFTBALL TABBED THIRD IN GNAC PRE-SEASON COACHES' POLL
    February 23, 2017
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Winners of back-to-back GNAC Softball Championships the last two springs, Johnson & Wales University (RI) has received 10 of a possible 12 first-place votes to take the top spot in the annual preseason poll, as voted upon by the league’s head coaches.
  • SOFTBALL TO HOST WINTER SKILLS CLINIC
    January 05, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. - For the second consecutive season, the Emmanuel College softball program will be hosting a Winter Skills Clinic. The clinic will be run by Head Coach Kelsea Cheney along with members of the 2017 Saints roster on February 19.
  • KELSEA CHENEY NAMED SOFTBALL HEAD COACH
    July 13, 2016
    BOSTON, Mass. – Following a national search, the Emmanuel College Athletic Department is pleased to announce the hire of Kelsea Cheney as the Head Softball Coach. Cheney becomes the 12th head coach since the program began competitive play at the NCAA level in 1993 and takes over the role from Rob Spofford who stepped down earlier this year after serving in the position for four seasons.