2017-18 Yale Softball News

  • 11 Bulldogs Named NFCA All-American Scholar Athletes
    October 04, 2018
    It was another stellar year in the classroom for the Yale softball team. Eleven Bulldogs were named NFCA All-American Scholar Athletes – Mary Baumann, Francesca Casalino, Sydney Ginsberg, Carlin Hagmaier, Shelby Kennedy, Lindsay Kuss, Miranda Papes, Allison Skinner, Annie Tarte, Giovy Webb and Phylicia Wilkov.
  • Onorato ’15 Receives NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
    July 16, 2018
    Sarah Onorato, the captain of the 2015 Yale softball team and a four-year letterwinner, has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Onorato, the 2013 Ivy League Player of the Year, is currently attending Harvard Medical School, pursuing an MD degree.
  • Lee Set To Represent Great Britain In Two European Championships
    July 13, 2018
    Rising sophomore Olivia Lee is about to embark on a very busy stretch of softball. And she’ll do it more than 6,000 miles from her Los Angeles home. Lee is part of the British Softball Federation and will play for Great Britain’s Under-19 team in the XV European Championships in Staranzano, Italy, from July 16-21. Then she will join the Under-22 team for that age group’s European Championships in Trnava, Slovakia, from July 23-28.
  • Spring Academic All-Ivy Announced
    June 20, 2018
    The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for 2018-19 Academic All-Ivy honors in its spring sports today, and 10 Bulldogs were recognized. The 80 men and women honored from the eight league schools were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages. Each institution nominated five men and five women from its eligible student-athletes.
  • Casalino Representing USA At Aruba Friendship Series
    May 30, 2018
    Francesca Casalino, who recently completed her outstanding Yale career, still has some more softball to play. Casalino was invited to play with USA Athletes International at the Aruba Friendship Series. She left for Aruba on May 25 and will return on June 5.
  • NCAA Recognizes 15 Yale Teams
    May 16, 2018
    Fifteen Yale teams have been recognized for academic excellence after scoring in the top 10 percent of their sports in the most recent Academic Progress Rates.
  • Four Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Honors
    May 09, 2018
    A pair of first year Bulldogs and two more experienced players each have earned All-Ivy recognition after outstanding seasons. Rookie first baseman Sydney Grobman was named to the second team, while her classmate – pitcher Miranda Papes – along with junior outfielders Shelby Kennedy and Carlin Hagmaier each earned honorable mention recognition.
  • Jerpbak Elected 2018-19 Captain
    May 04, 2018
    Terra Jerpbak has been one of the leaders of Yale’s pitching staff throughout her career. Now, she will have the opportunity to lead the entire team. Jerpbak was elected captain of the 2018-19 Bulldogs on Wednesday following a team vote.
  • Team Awards Announced At Postseason Banquet
    May 03, 2018
    The Yale softball team gathered one final time to celebrate the season on Wednesday afternoon at the annual postseason banquet in the Kiphuth Trophy Room. In addition to announcing the team awards, Yale’s four seniors were recognized for their contributions to the program over the last four years.
  • Sunday's Game At Dartmouth Pushed Back To 2 p.m.
    April 29, 2018
    Because of the weather in New Hampshire, Sunday's Yale-Dartmouth game has been pushed back to a 2 p.m. start.
  • Wilkov Belts First Career Homer In Season Finale At Dartmouth
    April 29, 2018
    Yale gave first-place Dartmouth all it could handle in its final game of the regular season. The Big Green, though, escaped with a 3-2 victory when Micah Schroder singled home Claire Bird with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning.
  • Bulldogs Bang Out 15 Hits At Dartmouth
    April 28, 2018
    Yale’s offense fared well pretty well against the top pitching staff in the Ivy League. The Bulldogs banged out 15 hits in two games against Dartmouth. The Big Green hurlers, though, got the big outs when they needed to and took a big step toward earning a berth in the league championship series by knocking off Yale twice, 3-1 and 5-2.
  • Fundraiser For Hole In The Wall Gang Camp A Big Success
    April 26, 2018
    Yale had a successful weekend on the field, winning two of three games against Brown. The Bulldogs also made an impact off the field, raising awareness for children with rare diseases. Through donations on line and at the games, the team raised $1,200 for Hole in the Wall Gang, an organization dedicated to providing summer camp opportunities to seriously ill children and their families free of charge.
  • Bulldogs Wrap Up Season At Dartmouth
    April 26, 2018
    Yale made the most of its final home series of the season, taking two out of three games from Brown last weekend at 5K Corral Field at DeWitt Family Stadium. This weekend, the Bulldogs hope for similar success on their final road trip, a three-game series at Dartmouth that starts with a doubleheader on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The teams play a single game on Sunday, also a 12:30 p.m. start. The Ivy League Network has the video for all three games.
  • A Walk Off, Extra Inning Win In Home Finale
    April 22, 2018
    Yale’s final home game of the 2018 season ended in thrilling fashion. Kortney Ponce drew a bases-loaded walk that forced home pinch runner Terra Jerpbak as the Bulldogs edged Brown 3-2 in nine innings on a gorgeous afternoon at 5K Corral Field at DeWitt Family Stadium.
  • Seniors Shine In Victory Over Brown
    April 21, 2018
    Yale’s seniors were honored prior to Saturday’s first game against Brown. They then went out and led the Bulldogs to an impressive 5-0 victory over the Bears on crystal clear afternoon at 5K Corral Field at DeWitt Family Stadium. Francesca Casalino tossed a four-hit shutout, Allison Skinner scored a run and knocked in another and Sydney Ginsberg had a clutch, two-run single in the win.
  • Bulldogs Host Brown On Senior, Alumni Weekend
    April 19, 2018
    It should be a special weekend at 5K Corral Field at DeWitt Family Stadium when Brown visits for a three-game series. On Saturday, Yale’s four seniors will be honored prior to the first pitch of the doubleheader, which begins at 12:30 p.m. Francesca Casalino, Sydney Ginsberg, Allison Skinner and Maddie Wuelfing have all made outstanding contributions over the last four years. The Bulldogs also will welcome back a number of former players as part of the Alumni Day festivities. The series concludes with a single game on Sunday, also a 12:30 p.m. start. The Ivy League Network has the video of all three games.
  • Big Second Inning Leads SHU Over Yale
    April 18, 2018
    Yale ran into one of the hottest teams in the Northeast on Wednesday. Sacred Heart scored seven runs in the second inning en route to an 8-0 victory over the Bulldogs at Pioneer Park. It was SHU’s fifth straight victory.
  • Bulldogs Travel To Sacred Heart
    April 17, 2018
    Yale won’t have to travel far for its final non-conference game of the season. The Bulldogs make the short trip to Fairfield to meet Sacred Heart on Wednesday. The first pitch is slated for 3:30 p.m., and NEC Front Row has the video.
  • Jerpbak Shines In Circle But Bulldogs Drop Pair To Princeton
    April 14, 2018
    Yale and Princeton played a pair of games Saturday that weren’t decided until the final at bat. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, both went to the Tigers. Pinch hitter Gianna Mavica’s single to centerfield scored Kylee Pierce in the top of the 11th inning to lead Princeton to a 2-1 victory in the first game. Ashley LaGuardia tossed a complete-game two-hitter as the Tigers won the second game 4-2.
  • Princeton Takes Series Opener 5-0
    April 13, 2018
    Princeton made the most of its opportunities in winning the first game of a three-game series with Yale at 5K Corral Field at DeWitt Family Stadium. Mackenzie Meyer hit a two-run home run in the first inning, and Allie Reynolds tossed a complete-game six-hitter as the Tigers topped the Bulldogs 5-0 on the first true spring day of the season.
  • Princeton Visits For Three-Game Series Starting Friday
    April 12, 2018
    There is finally a forecast calling for some spring-like weather, but it isn’t expected to last long. So this weekend’s Yale-Princeton softball series has been shifted to Friday and Saturday at 5K Corral Field at DeWitt Family Stadium. The teams play a single game on Friday at 2 p.m. and a doubleheader on Saturday, starting at 12:30 p.m. Video of all three games is available from the Ivy League Network. Temperatures are expected to be in the 60’s both days.
  • Chris’ Game Goes To Yale 8-0
    April 11, 2018
    Yale will take a bunch of positive momentum into this weekend’s Ivy League series with Princeton. Francesca Casalino pitched a two-hit shutout, and Madison Sack knocked in two runs as the Bulldogs cruised to an 8-0, 5-inning victory over Quinnipiac in the third annual Chris’ Game at the QU Softball Field.
  • Bulldogs Face Quinnipiac In Chris’ Game
    April 10, 2018
    In what has become one of the highlights of the season, Yale and Quinnipiac meet on Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the third annual Chris’ Game at the QU Softball Field.
  • Bulldogs Drop Slugfest At Penn
    April 07, 2018
    Yale got off to a great start Saturday at Penn. The Bulldogs erupted for six runs in the top of the first inning. Unfortunately for Yale, the Quakers had a quick response. Penn tallied eight times in the second inning and hung on for a 9-8 victory at Penn Park.
  • Grobman Homers Twice But Bulldogs Drop Pair At Penn
    April 06, 2018
    There hasn’t been a hotter hitter in Ivy League play than Yale’s Sydney Grobman. That was on display Friday afternoon at Penn Park in Philadelphia. Grobman homered in each game but the Bulldogs still dropped the doubleheader to the Quakers, falling 7-2 in the first game and 5-1 in the second game.
  • Three-Game Series At Penn Starts Friday
    April 05, 2018
    It isn’t apparent from the weather in the Northeast, but Yale reaches the midpoint of the Ivy League softball season this weekend. The Bulldogs are in Philadelphia for a three-game series with Penn. Because of a forecast calling for snow – yes snow – on Saturday, the teams are playing a doubleheader on Friday starting at 2 p.m. and then a single game on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Video of all three games is available from the Ivy League Network.
  • Fairfield Edges Yale In 8 Innings; Change In Penn Series Announced
    April 04, 2018
    There was plenty of offense Wednesday at 5K Corral Field at DeWitt Family Stadium. Runs, though, were a little hard to come by. Yale and Fairfield combined for 19 hits. The biggest one came off the bat of Angelina McGuire, who belted a two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the Stags to a 4-3 victory over the Bulldogs on a rainy and windy afternoon.
  • Fairfield Visits For Single Game; Now A 3:30 p.m. Start
    April 03, 2018
    The Bulldogs are coming off a strong weekend showing when they won two of three games from Cornell. They’ll look to continue the positive momentum when they host Fairfield in a single game on Wednesday at 5K Corral Field at DeWitt Family Stadium. First pitch, weather permitting, is slated for 3:30 p.m., and the Ivy League Network has the video.
  • Comeback Falls Short In 5-3 Loss To Cornell
    April 01, 2018
    Yale nearly pulled off a big Easter Sunday comeback. Cornell pitcher Lisa Nelson, though, worked out of a jam in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Big Red held on for a 5-3 victory at 5K Corral Field at DeWitt Family Stadium.
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