2018 Softball News

  • Eleven Golden Bears Receive Easton/NFCA Scholar-Athlete Honors
    October 11, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (October 11, 2018) – Eleven members of the Western New England University softball team have been named 2017-18 All-America Scholar-Athletes by the National Fastpitch Coaches Assocation (NFCA), the organization announced last week.
  • Amanda Novak Named Head Softball Coach at Western New England
    July 12, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (July 12, 2018) – Western New England University Director of Athletics Matthew LaBranche announced on Thursday that Amanda Novak has been appointed to the position of head softball coach. Novak, who has served as an assistant coach for the last seven years, takes over for Lori Mayhew-Wood, who led the program for 22 years before stepping down this summer to transition into a full-time administrative role. 
  • Aimee Kistner Named to NFCA All-New England Third Team
    May 17, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 17, 2018) – Sophomore Aimee Kistner (Taunton, Mass.) of the Western New England University softball team has been selected as a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-New England Region third team performer, the organization announced on Wednesday. 
  • Golden Bears Edge Husson 6-5 in 11 Innings, Before Exiting NCAA Tournament with 7-2 Loss to Amherst
    May 13, 2018
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (May 13, 2018) – The Western New England University softball team wrapped up its 2018 campaign on Sunday at the NCAA Tournament regional at Cole Field on the campus of Williams College. The Golden Bears completed Saturday’s suspended contest with a 6-5, 11-inning victory over Husson, before falling to Amherst 7-2 in nine innings. 
  • Western New England/Husson NCAA Tournament Contest Halted in Sixth Inning with Score Tied 4-4
    May 12, 2018
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (May 12, 2018) – The Western New England University softball team’s NCAA Tournament regional contest against Husson University on Saturday evening at Cole Field on the campus of Williams College was halted due to darkness with the score tied 4-4 in the bottom of the sixth inning.
  • Golden Bears Drop NCAA Tournament Opener to Amherst, 2-0
    May 11, 2018
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (May 11, 2018) – The Western New England University softball team was held to one hit in a 2-0 loss to Amherst College in the opening game of the NCAA Tournament regional round on Friday afternoon at Cole Field on the campus of Williams College.
  • Luba & Uliase Recognized for Playoff Performances with Weekly CCC Awards
    May 07, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 7, 2018) – Senior Jenn Luba (Plymouth, Conn.) and sophomore Paige Uliase (Meriden, Conn.) of the Western New England University softball team have both earned weekly awards from the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), the league office announced on Monday. 
  • Western New England Will Open NCAA Tournament Against No. 25 Amherst in Regional Round on Friday
    May 07, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 7, 2018) – The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) champion Western New England University softball team will open the NCAA Tournament against No. 25 Amherst College when the double elimination regional round gets underway on Friday, May 11th at Cole Field on the campus of Williams College in Williamstown, Mass.
  • Western New England Claims Second CCC Title with 8-4, Comeback Win over Endicott
    May 05, 2018
    BEVERLY, Mass. (May 5, 2018) – The third-seeded Western New England University softball team used a five-run seventh inning rally to earn an 8-4 victory over top-seeded Endicott College and claim the program’s second Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) championship on Saturday afternoon at Endicott’s Softball Complex.
  • Western New England Tops Endicott 2-1 to Move to Within One Win of CCC Crown
    May 04, 2018
    BEVERLY, Mass. (May 4, 2018) – The Western New England University softball team rallied to earn a 2-1, extra-inning victory over Endicott College in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament action on Friday afternoon. 
  • Paige Uliase Earns Third Career CCC Pitcher of the Week Honor
    April 30, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 30, 2018) – For the second time this season and third time in her career, sophomore Paige Ulaise (Meriden, Conn.) of the Western New England University softball team has been named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. 
  • Western New England Opens CCC Tournament with Wins over Nichols (3-1) & Eastern Nazarene (2-1)
    April 28, 2018
    QUINCY, Mass. (April 28, 2018) – The third-seeded Western New England University softball team opened the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament with wins over seventh-seeded Nichols College and second-seeded Eastern Nazarene College on Saturday at Mitchell/McCoy Field. The Golden Bears defeated Nichols 3-1 in their first contest of the day, before knocking off the Lions 2-1 in the nightcap. 
  • Six Golden Bears Earn All-CCC Honors
    April 26, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 26, 2018) – Six members of the Western New England University softball team were recognized when the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) announced its major award winners and All-CCC teams on Thursday afternoon.
  • Western New England Earns Split with Springfield College
    April 24, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 24, 2018) – The Western New England University softball team earned a doubleheader split with crosstown rival Springfield College on Tuesday afternoon in non-conference action at Golden Bear Park. Springfield prevailed in the opener, 1-0, before Western New England bounced back with a 5-4 win in game two. 
  • Golden Bears Wrap up CCC Schedule with Two Wins over Roger Williams, 5-2 & 8-0
    April 22, 2018
    BRISTOL, R.I. (April 22, 2018) – The Western New England University softball team wrapped up its Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) schedule with a pair of wins over Roger Williams University on Sunday afternoon at Paolino Field. The Golden Bears posted a 5-2 win in the opener, before rolling to an 8-0, five-inning triumph in game two. 
  • Golden Bears Fall to Endicott Twice on Senior Day
    April 21, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 21, 2018) – The Western New England University softball team lost two games to Endicott College on Saturday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Golden Bear Park. The Gulls defeated the Golden Bears 2-0 in the opener, before rallying for a 4-2 win in game two. 
  • Golden Bears Suffer CCC Sweep at Eastern Nazarene
    April 18, 2018
    QUINCY, Mass. (April 18, 2018) – The Western New England University softball team was swept by Eastern Nazarene College in a Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) doubleheader on Wednesday evening at Mitchell/McCoy Field. The Golden Bears were blanked 3-0 in the opener, before falling 4-3 in eight innings in game two.   
  • Golden Bears Sweep Nichols to Improve to 10-2 in CCC Play
    April 17, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 17, 2018) – The Western New England University softball team improved to 10-2 in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play with a doubleheader sweep of Nichols College on Tuesday afternoon at Golden Bear Park. Western New England blanked the Bison 8-0 in the opener, before cruising to a 9-2 triumph in the nightcap. 
  • Aimee Kistner Receives Second Straight CCC Pitcher of the Week Award
    April 16, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 16, 2018) – Sophomore Aimee Kistner (Taunton, Mass.) of the Western New England University softball team has received her second consecutive Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Pitcher of the Week award, the league office announced on Monday. 
  • Western New England Rolls to Two Shutout Victories over Wentworth
    April 14, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 14, 2018) – The Western New England University softball team rolled to a pair of wins over Wentworth Institute of Technology on Saturday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Golden Bear Park. Western New England posted an 8-0, six-inning triumph in the opener, before completing the sweep with a 6-0 win in game two. 
  • Golden Bears Take Two at UNE, 7-5 & 3-1
    April 13, 2018
    BIDDEFORD, Maine (April 13, 2018) – The Western New England University softball team earned a pair of Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) victories over the University of New England on Friday afternoon. The Golden Bears built an early lead en route to a 7-5 win in the opener, before posting a 3-1 triumph in game two. 
  • Western New England Earns Split at Westfield State
    April 12, 2018
    WESTFIELD, Mass. (April 12, 2018) – The Western New England University softball team split a pair of contests with Westfield State University on Thursday afternoon in non-conference action at Alumni Field. The Golden Bears won the opener, 6-2, before falling to the Owls 11-0 in the nightcap. 
  • Golden Bears Split Pair of One-Run Contests with Keene State
    April 11, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 11, 2018) – The Western New England University softball team split a pair of one-run contests with Keene State College on Wednesday afternoon in non-conference action at Golden Bear Park. Western New England edged Keene State 1-0 in the opener, before the Owls rebounded with a 2-1 victory in the nightcap. 
  • Golden Bears Drop Two Games at Salve Regina
    April 10, 2018
    NEWPORT, R.I. (April 10, 2018) – The Western New England University softball team dropped two games to Salve Regina University on Thursday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Toppa Field. 
  • Western New England Splits Non-Conference Doubleheader at Eastern Connecticut
    April 08, 2018
    MANSFIELD, Conn. (April 8, 2018) – The Western New England University softball team split a non-conference doubleheader with Eastern Connecticut State University on Sunday afternoon at Eastern Stadium. 
  • Game Two Walk-off Win Highlights Western New England’s Sweep of Gordon
    April 05, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 5, 2018) – The Western New England University softball team climbed above .500 for the first time this season with a pair of wins over Gordon College on Thursday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Golden Bear Park.
  • Aimee Kistner Earns First Career CCC Pitcher of the Week Award
    April 02, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 2, 2018) – Sophomore Aimee Kistner (Taunton, Mass.) of the Western New England University softball team has been named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Pitcher of the Week for the first time in her career, the league office announced on Monday afternoon.
  • Golden Bears Open CCC Play with Two Wins over Curry
    March 31, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (March 31, 2018) – The Western New England University softball team opened Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play with a pair of victories over Curry College on Saturday afternoon at Golden Bear Park. Western New England rolled to a 10-0, five-inning triumph in the opener, before completing the doubleheader sweep with a 2-0 win in game two. 
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