Massachusetts Daily Collegian

New idea of success

By Steve Levine

March 22, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

The Massachusetts softball team needs a new definition of success.  For most collegiate teams, winning a conference title would be considered a great accomplishment. For the Minutewomen, however, it should be more routine than anything. This year, UMass will go for its...

Youth, speed and pitching dictates Minutewomen’s 2011 roster

By Michael Wood

March 22, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

With seven seniors from last year’s team lost to graduation and only two in uniform this season, the Massachusetts softball team will rely on its youth, speed and pitching to carry it to a seventh-consecutive Atlantic 10 championsh...

Minutewomen relying on Raymond and Webster to help Plourde in rotation

By Stephen Hewitt

March 22, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

The Massachusetts softball team’s chances of making a deep postseason run this spring will rely heavily on how far ace pitcher Sara Plourde’s arm can take them. That conclusion was made all too apparent last May. Needi...

After tough start, UMass finds win column in tournaments

By Stephen Hewitt

March 20, 2011

Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team notched a win for the first time in nearly two weeks on March 11, rounding out its trip to Florida in the USF Under Armour Showcase with a 4-1 record. In the first matchup of their five-game...

Minutewomen take part in USF Under Armour Showcase

By Michael Wood

March 10, 2011

Filed under Softball

After rain washed away last weekend’s tournament in Georgia, the Massachusetts softball team will travel to Florida this weekend to take part in the USF Under Armour Showcase. The five-game set starts on Friday when the Minutewomen...

Minutewomen look to bounce back at Buzz City Classic

By Stephen Hewitt

March 2, 2011

Filed under Softball

Following a disappointing winless showing at the Cathedral City Classic last weekend in California, the Massachusetts softball team will try and reverse its fortunes this weekend when it travels to Woodstock, Ga. to play a f...

UMass off to worst start since ’08

By Michael Wood

February 28, 2011

Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team closed out play in the Cathedral City Classic on Sunday and finished its west coast road trip with five consecutive losses. The Minutewomen, who never lost more than three-straight games over...

UMass meets national powerhouses this weekend

By Stephen Hewitt

February 24, 2011

Filed under Softball

Fresh off of its opening slate of games last weekend, the UMass softball team will continue to round the country this upcoming weekend as part of the Cathedral City Classic in Cathedral City, Calif. The Minutewomen are coming off a wee...

Minutewomen falls to Michigan in FAU Kickoff Classic

By Stephen Hewitt

February 22, 2011

Filed under Softball, Sports

The Massachusetts softball team got its 2011 season underway this past weekend, posting a 2-3 record at the FAU Kickoff Classic in Boca Raton, Fla.   UMass throttles Penn Junior All-American pitcher Sara Plourde picked up rig...

Minutewomen add five new recruits

By David Brinch

November 16, 2010

Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team will have an easier time competing for its 23rd Atlantic 10 Championship while making it back to the NCAA tournament next spring. Along with the seven freshmen already set to make their debuts...

Minutewomen bounced from NCAA tournament

By Geena Lombardi

May 24, 2010

Filed under Softball

The Massachusetts softball team’s season came to an end with a loss to Long Island and Boston University in the NCAA Amherst Regional tournament. Against Long Island, Carly Normandin hit a solo home run to put the Min...

Reeves showcasing power in playoffs

By Adam Miller

May 20, 2010

Filed under Softball

Senior Sarah Reeves never had the preseason accolades or the .400 batting average that her fellow upperclassman Carly Normandin has, but no player stepped up more since the start of the Atlantic 10 tournament than Reeves. ...