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2018 Softball News

  • BURGOS EARNS NFCA ALL-REGION HONORS
    May 16, 2018
    BOSTON, Mass. – Emmanuel College junior Olivia Burgos (Newington, Conn.) been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Northeast Region Second Team, it was announced on Wednesday afternoon by the NFCA offices. This marks the first time since 2015 that an Emmanuel player has earned All-Region honors when both Catherine Davis (’16) and Jill Kilcoyne (’17) earned First Team honors.
  • FOUR SAINTS NAMED TO GNAC SOFTBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
    May 09, 2018
    BOSTON, Mass. – For the first time since 1998, the Emmanuel College softball program has four members named to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) All-Conference team, it was announced by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon. Junior pitcher Megan Kieselback (Wethersfield, Conn.) and junior catcher Casey Sheehan (Medway, Mass.) were named to the GNAC Second Team while junior outfielder/pitcher Olivia Burgos (Newington, Conn.) and sophomore outfielder Yuleska Ramirez-Tejeda (South Boston, Mass.) were tabbed to the GNAC Third Team. Sophomore outfielder Sarah Hoisl (West Hartford, Conn.) earned GNAC All-Sportsmanship Team honors.
  • SOFTBALL BOWS OUT OF GNAC TOURNEY TO SUFFOLK IN EXTRAS, 4-3
    May 06, 2018
    EAST BOSTON, Mass. – The Emmanuel College softball team's postseason run came to an end as the Saints fell to No. 1 Suffolk University in extra innings, 4-3, in the the loser's bracket championship game Sunday morning at East Boston Memorial Park.
  • SOFTBALL TOPS ALBERTUS MAGNUS & SIMMONS TO ADVANCE TO CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY
    May 05, 2018
    EAST BOSTON, Mass. - The Emmanuel College softball team picked up two more victories Saturday afternoon in Great Northeast Athletic Conference tournament play to advance to Championship Sunday action for the second time in three seasons. The Saints earned a 9-5 win over No. 5 Albertus Magnus before stopping No. 3 Simmons, 6-3 to move on to Sunday's loser's bracket Championship game against No. 1 seeded Suffolk University at 10:00 AM.
  • SOFTBALL TOPS SIMMONS 8-3; FALLS TO JWU, 4-0 IN GNAC TOURNEY
    May 03, 2018
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Junior catcher Casey Sheehan (Medway, Mass.) was 2-4 with three runs batted in to lead the seventh-seeded Emmanuel College (Mass.) softball team over number three seed Simmons College, 8-3, in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship Tournament Quarterfinals this afternoon at Scotts Miracle-Gro Field on the campus of second seeded Johnson & Wales University. The Saints have won 11 of their last 12 games and improve to 23-16, while the Sharks fall to 21-18.
  • SOFTBALL ADVANCES IN GNAC TOURNEY WITH 5-2 WIN OVER USJ
    May 02, 2018
    The Emmanuel College softball team topped host University of Saint Joseph (CT), 5-2, in First Round action of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference softball tournament Wednesday afternoon at the USJ Softball Field. The No. 7 Saints (22-16) advance to the GNAC Quarterfinals for the third time in four years while the No. 6 Blue Jays wrap up their campaign with an overall record of 23-16.
  • SOFTBALL WINS NINTH STRAIGHT; SPLITS WITH ALBERTUS MAGNUS
    April 28, 2018
    New Haven, Conn. – The Emmanuel College softball team split a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) doubleheader on the road against Emmanuel (Mass.) College on Saturday afternoon at the Shea Softball Complex as part of Senior Day. The Saints took game one in five-innings, 13-4, but the Falcons bounced back taking the nightcap, 6-2.
  • SOFTBALL SWEEPS REGIS; CLINCHES GNAC PLAYOFF BERTH
    April 27, 2018
    BOSTON, Mass. - The Emmanuel College softball clinched a spot in next week’s Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) tournament field while extending its winning streak to eight games with a GNAC sweep over Regis College on Friday evening at Roberto Clemente Field. The Saints posted a 10-1 victory in game one followed by a 9-1 win in game two.
  • SOFTBALL EXTENDS WIN-STREAK TO SIX; SWEEPS MOUNT IDA IN GNAC ACTION
    April 26, 2018
    BOSTON, Mass. -  The Emmanuel College softball team extended its winning streak to six games with a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) sweep over Mount Ida College on Thursday evening at Roberto Clemente Field. The Saints posted an 8-0 victory in game one followed by an 11-3 win in game two.
  • BURGOS NAMED GNAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
    April 23, 2018
    BOSTON, Mass. - Emmanuel College junior Olivia Burgos (Newington, Conn.) has been named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Softball Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday afternoon. This marks the second time this season she has been honored by the conference, previously earning GNAC Pitcher of the Week honors back on the week of March 12.
  • SOFTBALL STAYS HOT WITH LASELL SWEEP, 8-0/7-1
    April 23, 2018
    NEWTON, Mass. – The Emmanuel College softball team stay hot with a pair of Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) wins on the road over host Lasell College on Monday afternoon at Taylor Field, 8-0 in six innings and 7-1.
  • KIESELBACK LEADS STRONG PITCHING EFFORT WITH NO-HITTER IN GNAC SWEEP OVER AMCATS
    April 22, 2018
    PAXTON, Mass. - Junior pitcher Megan Kieselback (Wethersfield, Conn.) fired a no-hitter while junior Olivia Burgos (Newington, Conn.) and freshman Mikaela Montemagni (Chicopee, Mass.) combined for a one-hitter as the Emmanuel College softball team swept Anna Maria College in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action on Sunday afternoon by scores of 6-0 and 10-0.
  • EMMANUEL SOFTBALL DROPS GNAC DOUBLEHEADER TO MONKS
    April 18, 2018
    The Saint Joseph’s College softball came from behind in both games of a Great Northeast Athletic Conference doubleheader against host Emmanuel College to pick up a pair of wins Wednesday evening in GNAC action at Roberto Clemente Field. The Monks earned a 3-1 win in game one and an 8-7 win in game two for the sweep. 
  • SUFFOLK STOPS SAINTS IN GNAC SOFTBALL ACTION
    April 14, 2018
    EAST BOSTON – The Suffolk softball team overcame a three-run deficit with a five-run fifth inning to take down Emmanuel, 6-3, in the doubleheader opener and in game two, the squad barreled three homers and Taylor Holmes was close to perfect as the Rams blanked Emmanuel, 6-0, to wrap up the GNAC twinbill Saturday afternoon at East Boston Memorial Park. 
  • SAINTS SOFTBALL TAKE TWO FROM GNAC FOE RIVIER
    April 11, 2018
    NASHUA, N.H. - The Emmanuel College softball team moved back up the ranks in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference standings on Wednesday evening, taking both games in a conference doubleheader against Rivier University at the Rivier Raiders Field. The Saints took game 1, 7-3, and continued the offensive attack in game 2 for an 8-0 victory. 
  • SAINTS BATS EXPLODE FOR 20 RUNS IN SWEEP OVER UMB
    April 10, 2018
    BOSTON, Mass. -The Emmanuel College softball team exploded for 20 runs on 25 hits in a non-conference doubleheader sweep over the University of Massachusetts Boston Tuesday evening at Roberto Clemente Field. The Saints took game 1, 9-3, before rallying from an early six-run deficit in game 2 for an 11-8 victory. 
  • SOFTBALL FALLS TWICE TO JWU IN GNAC TWINBILL
    April 08, 2018
    BOSTON, Mass. - The Johnson & Wales University softball team took two games from the Emmanuel College Saints on Sunday afternoon in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action, picking up a 2-0 win in game one followed by a 14-1 win in game two at Roberto Clemente Field.  
  • SAINTS LOSE TWO HEARTBREAKERS AGAINST ST. JOSEPH CT
    March 31, 2018
    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - Freshman Michelle Woodruff (Southington, Conn.) slapped a pinch-hit, two-out, two-RBI walk-off single to centerfield with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning to stun the visiting Emmanuel College Saints, 4-3, in the second game of a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at USJ.
  • SAINTS DROP TWO AGAINST EMERSON
    March 28, 2018
    BOSTON, MASS. - The Emerson Lions took both games of a inner city match-up with the Saints of Emmanuel College, improving their record of to 11-3 on the season.
  • SAINTS BLAST CADETS IN DOUBLEHEADER SWEEP
    March 27, 2018
    BOSTON, Mass. - Strong pitching and a combined five home runs powered the Emmanuel College softball team to a Great Northeast Athletic Conference doubleheader sweep over Norwich University Tuesday evening at Roberto Clemente Field. The Saints cruised to a 10-1 win in game one before posting a 9-1 win in game two.
  • SOFTBALL TAKES FIRST GNAC WIN OVER SIMMONS BUT SPLITS THE DAY
    March 24, 2018
    BOSTON. MASS. - Junior Olivia Burgos led the offense of the Saints, going 4-7 on the day as Emmanuel College took the first game of the day against Great Northeast Athletic Conference and College of the Fenway rival Simmons College, 6-4, before falling to the Sharks in game two, 2-4.
  • CARTHAGE TOPS SOFTBALL 1-0 IN PITCHER'S DUEL
    March 09, 2018
    CLERMONT, Fla. - Sophomore pitcher Stefanie Guercio (Park Ridge, Ill.) pitched a complete-game one-hitter to power Carthage College past the Emmanuel College softball team, 1-0, Friday afternoon in Day Five action of the NTC Spring Games.
  • SOFTBALL WALKS OFF WITH 12-3 WIN OVER PITT-GREENSBURG IN FLORIDA FINALE
    March 09, 2018
    CLERMONT, Fla. - The Emmanuel College softball team exploded for 16 hits to help lift the Saints to a 12-3 victory over University of Pitt-Greensburg on Friday evening in Day Five action of the NTC Spring Games at Hancock Park. 
  • KIESELBACK THROWS ANOTHER GEM IN 5-0 WIN OVER FINLANDIA
    March 07, 2018
    LEESBURG, Fla. - Junior pitcher Megan Kieselback tossed her second complete-game shutout this week to power the Emmanuel College softball team past Finlandia University, 5-0, Wednesday morning in Day Three action of the NTC Spring Games.
  • BURGOS FIRES COMPLETE-GAME SHUTOUT IN 1-0 WIN OVER COLLEGE OF SAINT ELIZABETH
    March 07, 2018
    LEESBURG, Fla. - Junior pitcher Olivia Burgos (Newington, Conn.) threw another complete-game shutout for the Emmanuel softball team in a 1-0 victory over the College of Saint Elizabeth Wednesday morning in Day Three action of the NTC Spring Games.
  • KIESELBACK & LONG TABBED GNAC PITCHER/ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
    March 05, 2018
    BOSTON, Mass. – Emmanuel College junior pitcher Megan Kieselback (Wethersfield, Conn.) has been named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Pitcher of the Week and freshman outfielder Megan Long (Smithfield, R.I.) has been named the GNAC Rookie of the Week, the conference office announced earlier this afternoon.
  • SAINTS DROP TWO ON DAY 2 OF SPRING TRAINING
    March 05, 2018
    CLERMONT, Fla. – Emmanuel College dropped a pair of softball decisions Monday evening in Day 2 action of the NTC Spring Games. The Saints opened the day with a 3-2 loss to Catholic University in walk-off fashion before falling to Alvernia College, 15-0. The Saints now stand at 1-3 on the year.
  • SAINTS WHEEL; KIESELBACK DEALS IN 20-0 WIN OVER ROSEMONT
    March 04, 2018
    CLERMONT, Fla. - The Emmanuel College softball team erupted for 17 runs in the second inning and junior pitcher Megan Kieselback tossed a complete-game shutout in a 20-0 victory over Rosemont College in five innings on Sunday evening at Hancock Park in Day 1 action of the 2018 NTC Spring Games. Emmanuel improves to 1-0 while the Ravens start the slate 0-1.
  • SOFTBALL VOLUNTEERS AT ST. AMBROSE FAMILY SHELTER
    January 27, 2018
    BOSTON, Mass. – On Saturday, January 27, the Emmanuel College Softball team spent the day volunteering at the St. Ambrose Family Shelter in Dorchester, Mass. The community service initiative is part of the Emmanuel Athletic Department’s commitment to serving the local community that each varsity program participated in during the 2017-18 academic year.