Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Legendary UMass softball coach Elaine Sortino dies after battle with cancer

By Nick Canelas

August 20, 2013

Elaine Sortino, the longtime head coach of the Massachusetts softball team, whose impact both on and off the field knew no bounds throughout her legendary career, died Sunday night after a nearly two-year battle with cancer. She...

UMass softball hangs on to win home opener

By Jesse Mayfield Sheehan

March 28, 2013

The Massachusetts softball team welcomed the newly-named Sortino Field with a bright spot, holding off Boston College to win 8-7 on Wednesday. UMass (4-16, 1-1 Atlantic 10) broke a 3-3 tie in the fifth inning when Lindsey Webster hit a shot down the left field line that hit ...

Minutewomen conclude fall season with doubleheader split

By Patrick Strohecker

October 2, 2012

The Massachusetts softball team concluded its fall season on Sunday by splitting a doubleheader with American International College and UMass-Lowell. In the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader, the Minutewomen turned to junior ...

Minutewomen poised to return to A-10 glory

By David Martin

March 27, 2012

As the air warms and the sun shines a little brighter every day, it seems that spring has finally arrived, and with it comes the promise of home runs, strikeouts, and everything else that is the game of softball. For the Massachusetts...

Plourde’s perfect game completes sweep of La Salle

By Steve Levine

May 1, 2011

Cyndil Matthew remained hot, Lindsey Webster homered twice and Sara Plourde threw two complete games for the Massachusetts softball team, which swept Sunday’s doubleheader against La Salle, 9-2 and 8-0, respectively. After...

Minutewomen impressive at home, look towards practicing outdoors

By Steve Levine

April 10, 2011

Fourteen innings, 30 strikeouts, one no-hitter and two victories. It was just another day on the mound for the Massachusetts softball team’s ace, Sara Plourde. In UMass’ doubleheader against St. Bonaventure on Su...

Minutewomen take on UConn, BU

By Steve Levine

April 5, 2011

After scuffling for over a month to start the season, the University of Massachusetts softball team has looked a lot like a Atlantic 10 Championship team again over the past two weeks. The Minutewomen will go for their fifth and sixth w...

Minutewomen offense progressing

By Pete Vasquez

April 5, 2011

Earlier in the season, Massachusetts softball coach Elaine Sortino was looking for anybody and everybody to contribute offensively. Now, however, each player in the lineup is contributing in her own way as the Minutewomen have recently ...

Sara Plourde, Lindsey Webster win A-10 weekly honors

By Amy Chaunt

April 4, 2011

Junior Saint Joseph’s player Bernadette Moran was awarded the title of Atlantic 10 Conference Softball Player of the Week. Massachusetts’ Sara Plourde, meanwhile, was named the Pitcher of the Week, and Lindsey Webster was na...