July 1, 2010
SOFTBALL EARNS NFCA EAST REGION COACHING STAFF OF THE YEAR NOD
STARKVILLE, Miss. After guiding the Molloy College softball team to its first-ever NCAA Division II East Region crown, and a No. 10 national ranking, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association selected Susan Cassidy-Lyke and her assistants on Thursday afternoon as the 2010 East Region Coaching Staff of the Year. In the process, the Lions registered a program-best mark of 43-21 on the campaign, and landed four of its players on the NFCA All-East Region squad two of which got first-team honors.
June 3, 2010
SOFTBALL SLOTTED 10TH IN FINAL NFCA TOP-25 POLL
STARKVILLE, Miss. - On Thursday, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association released its final Top-25 poll of the 2010 season, and the Molloy College softball team received its highest ranking ever as the Lions were positioned 10th in the census. They had only earned one other spot on the tally this year, which was at No. 20 on March 31. Molloy closed out the campaign with a program-best mark of 43-21 overall and an NCAA Division II East Region Championship - the first in school history.
May 29, 2010
HISTORIC YEAR FOR SOFTBALL ENDS AGAINST NO. 6 BLOOMSBURG IN EXTRA INNINGS, 2-1
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. On Saturday afternoon, the Molloy College softball team, which registered a program-best overall record of 43-21 in 2010, and won its first-ever NCAA Division II East Region crown, saw its remarkable season come to a conclusion as the Lions suffered a 2-1 nine-inning loss to the sixth-ranked Huskies of Bloomsburg University on Day Three of the NCAA Division II College World Series, which was held at Heritage Park in St. Joseph, Mo.
May 28, 2010
THE BUTTER BLOG #3: PREPARING FOR SATURDAY'S MATCH-UP WITH BLOOMSBURG
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - Fans, click on the headline for Megan Butterworth's latest entry in "The Butter Blog". Read how the Molloy softball team has prepared for Saturday's opponent, Bloomsburg University, and how the Lions enjoyed their first full day in St. Joseph, Missouri on Wednesday.
May 27, 2010
SOFTBALL DROPS 4-0 DECISION TO NO. 1 NORTH GEORGIA IN WORLD SERIES OPENER
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. Freshman pitcher Megan Butterworth struck out a game-high eight batters on Thursday afternoon, but it wasnt enough as the Molloy College softball team fell by a final score of 4-0 to top-ranked North Georgia College and State University in the first round of the NCAA Division II College World Series at Heritage Park in St. Joseph, Mo. The Lions will now face the loser of the 2 p.m. game between Bloomsburg University and Valdosta State University on Saturday in an elimination game at noon.
May 25, 2010
THE BUTTER BLOG #2: DEPARTING NEW YORK FOR MISSOURI
ST. JOSEPH, Mo.. - Fans, the latest entry in "The Butter Blog" by Megan Butterworth has been released. Read about the full day of events on Tuesday, which included the flight into Kansas City, Missouri, and preparing for tomorrow's fun-filled events.
May 24, 2010
THE BUTTER BLOG #1: WINNING THE REGIONAL CROWN AND PACKING UP FOR MISSOURI
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. - Fans, click the headline at the top to view Megan Butterworth's first entry in "The Butter Blog". Read some of her and fellow teammates' reactions as the Molloy College softball team took home its first-ever NCAA Division II East Region Championship on Saturday against 10th-ranked University of New Haven.
May 22, 2010
SOFTBALL CLAIMS NCAA REGIONAL TITLE WITH 1-0 WALK-OFF WIN OVER NO. 10 NEW HAVEN
WEST HAVEN, Conn. Battling to a scoreless tie with two out and a runner on second base in the latter of the eighth inning, freshman third baseman Haley Calderwood ripped a single up the middle to plate senior outfielder Erin Rut. As a result, the No. 6 seed Molloy College softball team defeated No. 1 seed and 10th-ranked University of New Haven, 1-0, in walk-off fashion at the 2010 NCAA Division II East Super Regional Championship at UNH Field in West Haven, Conn. The Lions, who were on the brink of elimination coming into todays game, secured a bid to the NCAA Division II College World Series.
May 22, 2010
SOFTBALL FORCES DECIDING GAME WITH 2-0 SHUTOUT OF NO. 10 NEW HAVEN
WEST HAVEN, Conn. Freshman pitcher Megan Butterworth threw a complete-game two-hitter with six strikeouts on Saturday afternoon to lift the sixth-seeded Molloy College softball team past top-seeded and 10th-ranked University of New Haven by a final of 2-0 in the second game of the 2010 NCAA Division II East Super Regional at UNH Field in West Haven, Conn. With the decision, the Lions forced a deciding rubber match with the Chargers, which is scheduled for a 3 p.m. first pitch.
May 21, 2010
SOFTBALL FALLS LATE TO NO. 10 NEW HAVEN IN NCAA EAST SUPER REGIONAL OPENER, 6-5
WEST HAVEN, Conn. Leading 5-2 after three innings of play, the sixth-seeded Molloy College softball team gave up four unanswered runs over the games final stretch, and suffered a 6-5 defeat at the hands of top-seeded and 10th-ranked University of New Haven in the opening contest of the 2010 NCAA Division II East Super Regional at UNH Field in West Haven, Conn. With the loss, the Lions dropped to an overall mark of 41-19. As for the Chargers, they improved to 42-6 on the 2010 campaign.
May 20, 2010
CAMPAGNA, BUTTERWORTH AND FREY CLAIM DAKTRONICS ALL-REGION LAURELS
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. - On Thursday morning, freshman pitcher Megan Butterworth and freshman outfielder Jeana Frey were picked to the 2010 Daktronics All-East Region First-Team, while sophomore first baseman Carla Campagna brought home second-team honors. This marks the second post-season award for each of these players as they were all named to the All-East Coast Conference First-Team.
May 20, 2010
SOFTBALL LANDS FOUR ON NFCA ALL-EAST REGION TEAM
STARKVILLE, Miss. The National Fastpitch Coaches Association released its 2010 Louisville Slugger Division II All-Region Team on Thursday afternoon, and four players on the Molloy College softball squad were selected to the roster. Freshman outfielder Jeana Frey and freshman pitcher Megan Butterworth earned first-team honors, while sophomore first baseman Carla Campagna and freshman hurler Kelley Jansen were picked to the second-team.
May 16, 2010
SOFTBALL ADVANCES TO NCAA EAST SUPER REGIONAL WITH 4-3 WIN OVER NO. 20 DOWLING
BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. Tied up at 3-3 in the top of the fifth on Sunday afternoon, freshman third baseman Haley Calderwood put the No. 6 seed Molloy College softball team ahead for good with a double down the left-field line, which brought in freshman outfielder Jeana Frey from second base. As a result, the Lions defeated second-seeded and 20th-ranked Dowling College, 4-3, in the NCAA Division II East Sub Regional Final at Golden Lions Field in Brookhaven, N.Y.
May 15, 2010
SOFTBALL CLIPS NO. 20 DOWLING, 2-1, ON DAY TWO OF NCAA EAST REGION TOURNEY
BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. Tied at 1-1 with one out in the bottom of the sixth frame, freshman third baseman Haley Calderwood hit a deep foul out, which scored freshman outfielder Jeana Frey from third. As a result, the sixth-seeded Molloy College softball team took the lead, and eventually came away with a 2-1 win against 20th-ranked and second-seeded Dowling College on Day Two of the NCAA Division II East Region Championship at Golden Lions Field on Saturday in Brookhaven, N.Y.
May 14, 2010
EARLY SCORING POWERS SOFTBALL PAST NO. 24 C.W. POST IN NCAA FIRST ROUND, 15-1
BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. On Friday afternoon, the No. 6 seed Molloy College softball team scored 13 of its runs over the first three innings, which included an eight-spot in the top of the third, to defeat 24th-ranked and No. 3 seed C.W. Post, 15-1, on Day One of the NCAA Division II East Region Championship at Golden Lions Field in Brookhaven, N.Y. With the win, the Lions improved to 39-18 overall, and will play the victor of the second regional match-up between Dowling College and Dominican College on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
May 10, 2010
SOFTBALL RECEIVES FIRST-EVER BID TO NCAA DIVISION II TOURNEY
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - On Monday afternoon, the National Collegiate Athletic Association announced the field of 64 teams for its Division II Softball Championship, and Molloy College found itself seeded sixth in the East Region. The Lions will do battle with third seed, and East Coast Conference opponent C.W. Post in the first round on Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. The four-team regional will be hosted by Dowling College at Golden Lions' Field in Brookhaven, N.Y.
May 8, 2010
SOFTBALL FALLS SHORT AGAINST DOWLING IN ECC CHAMPIONSHIP; 1-0, 3-0
BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. - Needing just one win to capture its first-ever East Coast Conference title, the third-seeded Molloy College softball squad lost both contests of a twinbill in the league championship to No. 2 seded Dowling College, 1-0 and 3-0, on Saturday afternoon at Golden Lions' Field in Brookhaven, N.Y. With the losses, Molloy capped ECC Tournament play at 38-18 overall. As for Dowling, it won its first ECC crown, and improved to 42-15 on the year.
May 7, 2010
SYDOR'S WALK-OFF SINGLE LIFTS SOFTBALL TO 6-5 COMEBACK WIN OVER NYIT
BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. - Behind 5-4 with two out and two on in the bottom of the seventh, junior infielder Alexandra Sydor hit a game-winning two-RBI single up the middle on Friday to give the third-seeded Molloy College softball team a 6-5 victory against No. 4 seed New York Institute of Technology on Day Two of the East Coast Conference Tournament at Golden Lions' Field in Brookhaven, N.Y. With the win, the Lions will now advance to tomorrow's championship game.
May 6, 2010
CALDERWOOD, CASSIDY-LYKE EARN TOP HONORS AS SOFTBALL PUTS FIVE ON ALL-ECC TEAM
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. Freshman third baseman Haley Calderwood, a member of the Molloy College softball squad, was selected as the East Coast Conference Rookie of the Year on Thursday afternoon during the opening round of the league tournament at Golden Lions Field in Brookhaven, N.Y. Meanwhile, Susan Cassidy-Lyke received Coach of the Year recognition for the second year in a row after leading the Lions to a program-best overall record of 37-16.
May 6, 2010
LATE HEROICS PROPEL SOFTBALL TO 5-2 WIN AGAINST DOWLING IN ECC TOURNEY OPENER
BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. Trailing 2-0 with the bases loaded and two out in the top of the seventh inning, senior catcher Tiffany DAlessandro of the Molloy College softball squad ripped a two-RBI hit to right to tie up the game. Then, in extras, junior infielder Alexandra Sydor gave the Lions the lead for good with a two-RBI single. Eventually, third-seeded Molloy came up with a 5-2 victory versus second-seeded Dowling College in the first round of the ECC Tournament on Thursday in Brookhaven, N.Y.
April 30, 2010
SOFTBALL BREAKS PROGRAM WIN RECORD IN 5-0, 9-0 SWEEP OF STAC
SPARKILL, N.Y. On Friday, the Molloy College softball team scored all 14 of its runs during the doubleheader in the first two innings of each game to down St. Thomas Aquinas College by scores of 5-0 and 9-0 in its 2010 regular-season finale at the STAC Softball Complex in Sparkill, N.Y. As a result, the Lions improved to 36-16 overall and 19-9 in East Coast Conference action. They also set a new a single-season record for victories as Molloy surpassed the 1995 squad, which went 35-13. The Spartans fell to 7-36 and 3-23 in the ECC.
April 28, 2010
SOFTBALL FALLS TO NYIT IN ROAD FINALE; 8-7, 8-0
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. On Wednesday, the Molloy College softball team fell by scores of 8-0 and 8-7 to New York Institute of Technology in its final regular-season game on the road at the Softball Complex in Old Westbury, N.Y. Despite the losses, sophomore shortstop Josette Cavallaro batted a combined .571 with a homer, four RBI and two runs scored. As a result, the Lions dropped to an overall record of 34-16 and an East Coast Conference mark of 17-9. They have also gone down in their last three games.
April 27, 2010
CALDERWOOD GETS ECC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK HONORS FOR THIRD TIME
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. On Tuesday afternoon, freshman third baseman Haley Calderwood was recognized for her outstanding play last week as the East Coast Conference honored her with Rookie of the Week kudos for the league-leading third time this season. In the six-game stint, Calderwood batted .476 with a team-best three home runs and 14 RBI. She also registered an impressive .952 slugging and .500 on-base percentage, while scoring six runs in the process.
April 27, 2010
SOFTBALL SPLITS ECC MATCH-UP WITH DOWLING ON SENIOR DAY; 5-3, 6-0
BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. Trailing 3-0 in the opening game of a twinbill on Tuesday afternoon, the Molloy College softball team rallied for five runs in the third and fourth innings to top East Coast Conference arch-rival Dowling College, 7-3, at Golden Lions Field in Brookhaven, N.Y. But, in the nightcap, the Lions dropped a 6-0 decision. As a result, the Lions went to an overall record of 34-14 and a league ledger of 17-7. They have also won nine of their previous 12 contests. Meanwhile, Dowling is now 33-13 and 18-4 in the ECC.
April 24, 2010
SOFTBALL SNAPS EIGHT-GAME WINNING STREAK AT NO. 18 C.W. POST; 3-0, 3-2
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. Sophomore first baseman Carla Campagna hit .600 to go with a home run and an RBI on Saturday afternoon as the Molloy College softball team lost by scores of 3-0 and 3-2 to 18th-ranked C.W. Post in an East Coast Conference clash at the Softball Complex in Brookville, N.Y. With the defeats, the Lions went to 33-13 overall, and 16-6 in the league. They also had their eight-game winning streak put to an end. Meanwhile, the Pioneers are now 36-10 and 22-2 against ECC foes.
April 23, 2010
HEAVY OFFENSE PUSHES SOFTBALL PAST MERCY IN ECC ACTION; 11-0, 16-0
DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. The Molloy College softball team hit .439 with four homers and 24 RBI to defeat Mercy College on Friday by decisions of 11-0 and 16-0 at Mavericks Field in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. Freshman pitcher/outfielder Megan Butterworth batted .857 with six runs scored and three RBI, while freshman third baseman Haley Calderwood posted a .571 average with two home runs and six RBI in the twinbill. As a result, the Lions went to 33-11 overall and 16-4 in East Coast Conference play.
April 22, 2010
SOFTBALL REMAINS FOURTH IN NCAA EAST REGION CENSUS
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. For the third-consecutive week, the Molloy College softball team held its ground at fourth in the NCAA Division II East Region ledger, which was released on Thursday morning. Prior to Tuesdays sweep of Queens College, the Lions were coming off of a 4-0 week, which included key wins against East Coast Conference foes University of Bridgeport and New York Institute of Technology. At this point, they are 31-11 overall with a mark of 26-8 in regional competition.
April 20, 2010
CAMPAGNA RECEIVES ECC PLAYER OF THE WEEK LAURELS; CALDERWOOD GETS CO-ROOKIE NOD
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. The East Coast Conference publicized its weekly accolade recipients on Monday for softball, and sophomore infielder Carla Campagna picked up player of the week honors, while freshman infielder Haley Calderwood was selected as the co-rookie of the week. For the duo, this is Campagnas first accolade from the league this year. As for Calderwood, she has been chosen as the top rookie in the conference for the second time in three weeks.
April 20, 2010
CALDERWOOD TOTALS SEVEN RBI AS SOFTBALL BLANKS QUEENS; 14-0, 8-0
FLUSHING, N.Y. Freshman third baseman Haley Calderwood drove in seven RBI and scored three runs, while batting .571 in the doubleheader to push the Molloy College softball team past Queens College, 14-0 and 8-0, in an East Coast Conference clash at Campus Field on Tuesday afternoon in Flushing, N.Y. As a result, the Lions are now at an overall record of 31-11 and a league mark of 14-4. They have also won six straight, and 10 of their last 12 games. The Knights fell though to 13-24 and 9-11 in the ECC.
April 17, 2010
CALDERWOODS BIG DAY SPARKS SOFTBALL TO SWEEP OF BRIDGEPORT; 10-2, 12-1
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. Freshman infielder Haley Calderwood posted an .833 batting average in two games combined on Saturday with a homer, five RBI and three runs scored as the Molloy College softball team topped University of Bridgeport by decisions of 10-2 and 12-1 at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Conn. As a result, the Lions are now at 29-11 overall and 12-4 against East Coast Conference foes. They have also won four straight. Meanwhile, the Purple Knights fell to 1-34 and 1-16 in the league.
April 15, 2010
SOFTBALL POSITIONED FOURTH IN LATEST NCAA EAST POLL
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. The National Collegiate Athletic Association recently released its regional rankings for Division II softball, and Molloy College claimed the No. 4 spot on the East tally for the second-straight week. The Lions, who have won six of their last eight contests, currently own an overall record of 27-11 and an in-region ledger of 24-8. University of New Haven and C.W. Post remained first and second in the poll, respectively, while Dowling College jumped ahead two places this week to the No. 3 position.
April 14, 2010
JANSENS IMPRESSIVE OUTING LEADS SOFTBALL TO SWEEP OF NYIT; 5-0, 6-4
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. Freshman hurler Kelley Jansen threw a complete- game shutout in the opening contest of the doubleheader, and recorded a three-inning save in the nightcap as the Molloy College softball team bested New York Institute of Technology by scores of 5-0 and 6-4 on Tuesday at the NYIT Softball Complex in Old Westbury, N.Y. With the wins, the Lions went to 27-11 overall and 10-4 in the East Coast Conference. As for the Bears, they dropped to 18-17 and 6-6 against league opposition.
April 13, 2010
FREY SELECTED AS ECC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. Freshman outfielder Jeana Frey was dubbed as the East Coast Conference Rookie of the Week on Tuesday for her efforts in the past 12 contests. In that stretch, she recorded a .513 batting average with eight RBI. She also produced a .548 on-base and .538 slugging percentage. Moreover, this is the second-straight week that the Lions have had the top freshman in the league.
April 11, 2010
SOFTBALL OPENS HOMESTAND WITH LOSS TO PHILADELPHIA; 2-1, 6-4
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. On Sunday, the Molloy College softball team dropped a pair of contests to Philadelphia University in a non-conference match-up at the New York Institute of Technology Softball Complex in Old Westbury, N.Y. The Lions were beat 2-1 in the opener, and 6-4 in the second contest. With the defeats, Molloy is now at an overall record of 25-11 on the 2010 season. As for the Rams, they returned to a .500 winning percentage with a mark of 13-13. Philadelphia has also won three in a row, and four of its last seven.
April 9, 2010
OFFENSIVE EXPLOSION POWERS SOFTBALL TO SWEEP OF STAC; 15-1, 14-4
SPARKILL, N.Y. Sophomore first baseman Carla Campagna earned six RBI, while three other players registered four RBI each to lead the Molloy College softball team by St. Thomas Aquinas College, 15-1 and 14-4, in an East Coast Conference match at Spartan Field on Friday in Sparkill, N.Y. Freshman pitcher Kelley Jansen also tossed another strong showing inside the circle as she threw six innings of two-hit, one-run, one-walk, 14-strikeout ball.
April 8, 2010
JANSEN FANS TEN AS SOFTBALL FALLS AGAINST DOWLING; 6-1, 1-0
BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. Freshman pitcher Kelley Jansen picked up 10 strikeouts in the latter match of the doubleheader, but it was not enough as the Molloy College softball squad lost to Dowling College by decisions of 6-1 and 1-0 in an East Coast Conference duel on Thursday in Brookhaven, N.Y. She also gave up just three hits, one run and a walk in six innings of work. As a result, the Lions are now 21-9 overall, and 6-4 in the league. Meanwhile, the Golden Lions jumped to 21-9 as well, and 10-0 against ECC foes.
April 6, 2010
CALDERWOOD GARNERS ECC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK DISTINCTION
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. Freshman third baseman Haley Calderwood was tabbed as the East Coast Conference Rookie of the Week on Tuesday as announced by the league office. Before yesterdays doubleheader with Mercy College, Calderwood posted a .563 batting average with a home run and six RBI over her last six games. She also had a .938 slugging and .650 on-base percentage in that stretch.
April 6, 2010
CAMPAGNAS TWO HOMERS LIFT NO. 20 SOFTBALL TO SPLIT AGAINST C.W. POST; 4-2, 7-4
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. On Tuesday, sophomore first baseman Carla Campagna had two home runs as the Molloy College softball squad notched a split with C.W. Post in an East Coast Conference tune-up at the C.W. Post Softball Complex in Brookville, N.Y. The Pioneers registered a 4-2 victory in the opener, before the Lions won the nightcap, 7-4. Campagna also hit .714 with four RBI and two runs scored in the games. As a result, Molloy went to an overall record of 21-7 and a league ledger of 6-2.
April 5, 2010
JANSEN FIRES ONE-HITTER AS NO. 20 SOFTBALL SPLITS AGAINST MERCY; 6-5, 1-0
DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. On Monday, freshman righty Kelley Jansen pitched a one-hit shutout, and struck out 11 batters in the back end of a twinbill as the Molloy College softball team posted a split against East Coast Conference foe Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. The Lions were clipped in the opener by a 6-5 count before Jansens outing helped the hosts to a 1-0 victory in the nightcap. As a result, Molloy, which came in as the 20th-ranked squad in the nation, is now 20-6 overall and 5-1 in league action.
April 3, 2010
BUTTERWORTH FANS NINE AS NO. 20 SOFTBALL SPLITS WITH HOLY FAMILY; 2-0, 4-0
FLUSHING, N.Y. Freshman left-hander Megan Butterworth struck out a game-high nine hitters, and tossed a complete game shutout in the opening contest of a doubleheader to help the Molloy College softball squad to a split against Holy Family University in a non-conference match-up on Saturday at Campus Field in Flushing, N.Y. The Lions blanked the Tigers, 2-0, in the first game before having it turned on them in the latter, 4-0. With the results, Molloy went to 19-4, while Holy Family is now 11-14 overall.
April 2, 2010
CAMPAGNA AND CALDERWOOD GO DEEP AS NO. 20 SOFTBALL TOPS QUEENS; 5-2, 6-1
FLUSHING, N.Y. Sophomore first baseman Carla Campagna and freshman third baseman Haley Calderwood respectively hit a home run in the opener and nightcap as the 20th-ranked Molloy College softball team swept Queens College, 5-2 and 6-1, in an East Coast Conference twinbill on Friday at Campus Field in Flushing, N.Y. Campagna batted 2-of-6 with four RBI on the afternoon, while Calderwood went 3-of-6 with three RBI. With the decisions, the Lions are now 18-4 overall and 4-0 in league play.
April 1, 2010
EARLY SCORING LIFTS NO. 20 SOFTBALL OVER BRIDGEPORT; 7-4, 10-2
FAIRFIELD, Conn. The 20th-ranked Molloy College softball team earned six runs apiece over the first three innings of each contest in the twinbill to top East Coast Conference nemesis University of Bridgeport by results of 7-4 and 10-2 on Thursday at the Alumni Softball Field on the campus of Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn. Sophomore first baseman Carla Campagna batted a combined .714 in the effort with five RBI and four runs scored. With the win, the Lions improved to 16-4 overall and 2-0 in league play.
March 31, 2010
SOFTBALL RANKED 20TH IN LATEST NFCA TOP-25 POLL
STARKVILLE, Miss. The National Fastpitch Coaches Association put out its Top-25 ledger on Wednesday morning, and the Molloy College softball team was slotted 20th on the poll. This marks the first time in program history that the Lions have ever achieved a national ranking. Last weekend, Molloy earned two victories in a doubleheader against Southern New Hampshire University to improve to 14-4 on the season.
March 28, 2010
STRONG OFFENSIVE OUTPUT LEADS SOFTBALL TO SWEEP OF SNHU; 6-3, 5-3
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. The Molloy College softball team had a successful day with the bat as it hit a combined .377 average in the twinbill on Sunday, which eventually resulted in a sweep of Southern New Hampshire University by decisions of 6-3 and 5-3 at the New York Institute of Technology Softball Complex in Old Westbury, N.Y. Senior catcher Tiffany DAlessandro earned three RBI in the showing, while sophomore shortstop Meghan Karpinski contributed a pair of ribbies.
March 24, 2010
SOFTBALL CLAIMS VOTES IN RECENT NFCA TOP-25 TALLY
STARKVILLE, Miss. On Wednesday morning, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association released its weekly Top-25 softball poll, and Molloy College grabbed five votes in the ledger. The Lions are presently 12-4 on the season, and winners of their last four contests.
March 23, 2010
BUTTERWORTH SELECTED AS ECC PITCHER OF THE WEEK
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. One week since being dubbed its top rookie, the East Coast Conference on Monday evening announced freshman lefty/outfielder Megan Butterworth as its pitcher of the week. In the six times she took the circle, Butterworth was 5-0 with a 0.46 earned run average. She also had 40 strikeouts, while yielding just four walks.
March 22, 2010
TUESDAYS SOFTBALL TWINBILL AT FELICIAN POSTPONED
RUTHERFORD, N.J. Due to expected heavy rainfall, tomorrows softball doubleheader between Molloy College and Felician College, originally slated for 3 p.m., has been postponed. No make-up date has been released as of yet.
March 21, 2010
BUTTERWORTHS PITCHING STIFLES AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL IN 6-1, 8-6 SWEEP FOR SOFTBALL
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. On Sunday, freshman pitcher Megan Butterworth hurled a combined seven innings of six-hit, six-strikeout, one-run ball as the Molloy College softball team upended American International College in a non-conference twinbill at the C.W. Post Softball Complex in Brookville, N.Y. The Lions earned a 6-1 win in the opener before rallying for an 8-6 win in the nightcap. With the victory, Molloy improved to 12-4 on the campaign. It has also won four in a row, and five of its last six.
March 20, 2010
CALDERWOOD AND SYDORS CLUTCH HITS POWER SOFTBALL TO SWEEP OF SAINT ANSELM; 5-1, 5-4
FLUSHING, N.Y. Freshman third baseman Haley Calderwood belted a grand slam in the opening game of a twinbill, while junior shortstop Alexandra Sydor posted the game-winning hit in the latter to propel the Molloy College softball team past Saint Anselm College, 5-1 and 5-4, at Knights Field on the campus of Queens College in Flushing, N.Y. As a result, the Lions improved to 10-4 on the season. They have also won three of their last four. The Hawks dropped to 7-5 overall on Saturday.
March 18, 2010
BUTTERWORTH HURLS NINE-INNING SHUTOUT AS SOFTBALL SPLITS AT SAINT LEO; 2-0, 1-0
SAINT LEO, Fla. Despite having a perfect game spoiled in the latter of the seventh frame, rookie right-hander Megan Butterworth pitched a nine-inning shutout, and notched 16 strikeouts as the Molloy College softball squad shut down Saint Leo University by a 2-0 final in the first match of a twinbill at University Field on Thursday in Saint Leo, Fla. The Lions were returned the favor in the latter by the hosts, 1-0. As a result, Molloy closes its trip to the Sunshine State with an overall mark of 8-4.
March 17, 2010
JANSENS STRONG OUTING LEADS SOFTBALL TO SPLIT WITH ST. THOMAS; 6-1, 3-2
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. During the first contest of a doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon, freshman pitcher Kelley Jansen tossed a complete game one-hitter to power the Molloy College softball squad to a split with St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Fla. She also accumulated six strikeouts as the Lions won the opener by a 6-1 count. The visitors then dropped a 3-2 decision in the nightcap. As a result, Molloy improved to 7-3 on the year. St. Thomas now owns an overall ledger of 1-15.
March 16, 2010
JANSEN AND BUTTERWORTH BRING HOME WEEKLY ECC SOFTBALL LAUD
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. The East Coast Conference put out its weekly awards on Monday, and freshmen Kelley Jansen and Megan Butterworth brought in pitcher and rookie of the week kudos, respectively. Last week, Jansen went 2-0 with a 1.24 earned run average. She also earned 21 strikeouts, while holding hitters to a .158 batting average against. As for Butterworth, she tossed a no-hitter against Southern Connecticut State University in her first college start.
March 16, 2010
SOFTBALL PICKS UP SPLIT AGAINST BARRY; 1-0, 8-3
MIAMI SHORES, Fla. Junior second baseman Alexandra Sydor had the eventual game-winning RBI, while freshman and ECC Rookie of the Week Megan Butterworth threw her second shutout in the opener as the Molloy College softball team took one of two against Barry University on Tuesday at Buccaneer Field in Miami Shores, Fla. With the results, the Lions now sport an overall record of 6-2. As for the Barry, it went to 19-10 on the season.
March 14, 2010
BUTTERWORTH TOSSES NO-HITTER AS SOFTBALL SWEEPS SEASON-OPENING TRIPLEHEADER
CLERMONT, Fla. In her first-ever collegiate start, freshman pitcher Megan Butterworth notched a complete game no-hitter in the opener of a twinbill against Southern Connecticut State University as the Molloy College softball team swept a season-opening tripleheader on Saturday afternoon at the National Training Center in Clermont, Fla. The Lions defeated the Owls, 2-0, in Game One, and 2-1 in the latter. They then proceeded to upend the Warriors of Merrimack College, 9-5, in the third contest of the day.
March 14, 2010
SOFTBALL TAKES TWO OF THREE ON SECOND DAY OF FLORIDA TRIP
CLERMONT, Fla. On Sunday, sophomore utility Meghan Karpinski swung a strong bat as she hit .400 with a home run and two runs scored to propel the Molloy College softball team to a 2-1 record on the afternoon at the National Training Center in Clermont, Fla. The Lions swept a doubleheader versus Franklin Pierce University, 3-2 and 2-1. Molloy then lost to University of Massachusetts Lowell by a decision of 12-6 in the nightcap. With the results, the Lions went to an overall record of 5-1.
February 25, 2010
SOFTBALL HELPS OUT AT LOCAL LINDENHURST CLINIC
LINDENHURST, N.Y. The Molloy College softball team assisted at a local clinic on Wednesday in Lindenhurst, N.Y. The Lions worked with girls between the ages of 7-13 over the course of two three-hour sessions on fielding, batting and mechanics. In addition, Molloy hosted a skills and pitching camp of its own last week on campus.
February 12, 2010
SOFTBALL PICKED FOURTH IN ECC PRESEASON LEDGER
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. The 2010 East Coast Conference preseason softball poll was issued by the league office on Friday, and Molloy College was selected fourth in the tally, totaling 38 points in the process. The Lions, who were 21-26 overall and 10-8 against ECC opposition in 2009, entered last years league tournament as the No. 5 seed. They upset second-seeded Adelphi University before falling to No. 1 seed Dowling College. C.W. Post was tabbed as the league favorite after winning the title a year ago.
December 7, 2009
SOFTBALL TO HOST PITCHING AND SKILLS CLINIC IN FEBRUARY
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. The Molloy College softball team will be holding a pitching and skills clinic on February 15, 16, 18 and 19 at Quealy Gymnasium on the schools campus in Rockville Centre, N.Y. Head Coach Susan Cassidy-Lyke also welcomes Julie Bolducs Pro Pitch & Softball Skills Clinic for all girls 13 and under, and 14 and older.
November 30, 2009
SOFTBALL INKS SINAGRA AND ALEXANDER TO NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. Head Coach Susan Cassidy-Lyke of the Molloy College softball squad recently announced the signings of Nicolette Sinagra and Lauren Alexander to National Letters of Intent starting in the 2011 season. Sinagra was referred to as one of the best softball players in New York City that few have heard of by Five Boro Sports, while Alexander was dubbed as an All-County honoree following her junior campaign.
October 22, 2009
MOLLOY TEAMS MAKE STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER
WANTAGH, N.Y. The Molloy College baseball, softball and womens lacrosse teams participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer five-mile walk last Sunday at Jones Beach in Wantagh, N.Y. The American Cancer Society puts this event together annually to help for raising awareness and funds for a great cause. As for "Making Strides", the walk has described the amazing progress everyone is making to put an end to the severe disease.
September 14, 2009
SOFTBALL ANNOUNCES 2009 FALL EXHIBITION SCHEDULE
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. The Molloy College softball team recently publicized its 2009 fall exhibition schedule. Head Coach Susan Cassidy-Lyke and the Lions will open up the pre-season with a tripleheader on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Dominican College when they square off against the host Chargers, University of Bridgeport, and St. Thomas Aquinas College.