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 pitching staff going through tough transition after end of an era

By Joey Saade

March 27, 2013

The Massachusetts softball team enters the 2013 season in a predicament it has not faced in nearly half a decade. No longer will the Minutewomen trot on the field each game knowing one of the all-time best pitchers in collegiate...

A-10 champion Minutewomen fall short in NCAA Regional

By Nick Canelas

May 21, 2012

All season long, the Massachusetts softball team relied on the dominance of pitcher Sara Plourde to help carry the team to its 23rd Atlantic 10 title, oftentimes needing near-perfect performances in order to come away with ...

Kyllie Magill, Minutewomen walk off with A-10 title

By Nick Canelas

May 14, 2012

In a season filled with mercy rules and lopsided victories, the Massachusetts softball team opted to save the theatrics for the Atlantic 10 tournament. Just one day after Tiffany Meeks came through with a clutch, two-on, two-out single...

UMass softball advances to Atlantic 10 championship

By Stephen Hewitt

May 11, 2012

On a day when seniors were honored as part of undergraduate commencement ceremonies at the University of Massachusetts, it was a sophomore who came up with a big hit for the Massachusetts softball team. With runners on fir...

Minutewomen roll past Charlotte, run win streak to 14

By Staff

April 29, 2012

During its now 14-game winning-streak, the Massachusetts softball team has gotten major contributions from a number of individual performers to win big games. On Sunday, the Minutewomen (30-11, 15-0 Atlantic 10) relied on team defense and timely hitting to spark a doublehea...

Minutewomen in control of A-10

By Nick Canelas

April 24, 2012

After failing to win the Atlantic 10 championship last season for the first time since 2004, the Massachusetts softball team has made it perfectly clear through its first 13 A-10 games that it has no intentions of coming up short for a secon...

Sara Plourde one-hits BC for 5-1 win

By Patrick Strohecker

April 19, 2012

The Massachusetts softball team continued its winning ways yesterday, by defeating the Boston College on the road, 5-1. The win was the team’s sixth in a row and its second of the season over the Eagles, giving it a season sweep of B...

Minutewomen look to stay hot at BC

By Nick Canelas

April 17, 2012

After showing signs of inconsistency at the beginning of the season, the Massachusetts softball team appears to be getting hot at the right time. Through their first 21 games, the Minutewomen (21-11, 8-0 Atlantic 10) were sitting at a medi...

Plourde shuts down Colonials in doubleheader sweep

By Stephen Hewitt

April 16, 2012

Not even a week off from playing could slow down the Massachusetts softball team. In fact, it only helped it pick up more steam as the team continued its tear through Atlantic 10 play. After Tuesday’s game versus Connecticut was postponed due to schedul...

Plourde named to Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd

By Stephen Hewitt

April 12, 2012

Add another accomplishment to the long list of career achievements racked up by Massachusetts softball pitcher Sara Plourde. The senior right-hander – who recently earned her fifth Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week honor of the...