2012-13 Softball News
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June 01, 2013
Coming off a 2013 season that included a 36-18 record while finishing in third place in the Atlantic Sun during the regular season, FGCU softball head coach David Deiros and assistant coach Alycia Bachkora have opened registration for their 2013 FGCU summer softball camp.
May 16, 2013
With its season now having concluded, the FGCU softball team (36-18, 16-7 Atlantic Sun) is beginning to collect postseason accolades and recognition for its accomplishments during the 2013 spring semester. Following suit with the rest of FGCU athletics, the softball squad of 20 Eagles were able to set high standards in the classroom while simultaneously finding success on the field.
May 16, 2013
With the 2013 regular season having ended, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced its 2013 DI All-Region Teams on Thursday afternoon. Two members of the FGCU softball team (36-18, 16-7 Atlantic Sun) were named to South Region teams, junior Chelsea Zgrabik (Venice, Fla./Venice HS) was named to the first team and sophomore Kelsey Carpenter (Oviedo, Fla./Hagerty HS) was named to the region’s second team.
May 15, 2013
After having its 2013 season come to a close, head coach David Deiros announced four team awards after a year in which the FGCU softball team went 36-18 overall, with a 16-7 mark in Atlantic Sun Conference play. The four awards include Most Valuable Player, Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and the Eagle Pride award.
May 11, 2013
With the 2013 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship having concluded with No. 2 USC Upstate taking the crown to clinch an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament, the conference announced its All-Tournament team. Senior Mariah Fernandez (Cape Coral, Fla/North Fort Myers HS) of the FGCU softball team (36-18, 16-7 A-Sun) was the lone Eagle to be named to the team, the A-Sun announced Saturday evening from Draper Diamond.
May 10, 2013
Finding themselves in an elimination game for the second straight day, this time against 2013 Atlantic Sun regular season champion and No. 1 North Florida (42-14, 18-6 A-Sun), the No. 3 FGCU softball team (36-18, 16-7 A-Sun) suffered a, 2-1, defeat in the bottom of the seventh inning in their matchup with the Ospreys on Friday afternoon at Draper Diamond.
May 09, 2013
After surviving an elimination game on Thursday afternoon against No. 5 Kennesaw State, the No. 3 FGCU softball team (36-17, 16-7 A-Sun) will look extend its stay at the 2013 Atlantic Sun Softball Championship when it takes on No. 1 North Florida (41-14, 18-6 A-Sun) on Friday, May 10 at 4:00 p.m. EST at Draper Diamond.
May 09, 2013
With its backs against the wall in day two of the 2013 Atlantic Sun Championship, the No. 3 FGCU softball team (36-17, 16-7 A-Sun) collected a walk-off win over No. 5 Kennesaw State in the first elimination game of the double-elimination tournament on Thursday afternoon at Draper Diamond.
May 08, 2013
The No. 3 FGCU softball team (35-17, 16-7 A-Sun) will look to keep its season from coming to an end as it takes on No. 5 Kennesaw State in an Atlantic Sun Softball Championship elimination game on Thursday, May 9 at 4:00 p.m. EST at Draper Diamond.
May 08, 2013
In the first game of the 2013 Atlantic Sun tournament, the No. 3 FGCU softball team (35-17, 16-7 A-Sun) fell, 14-6, to in-state rival and No. 6 Stetson in it’s A-Sun tournament opener on Wednesday afternoon at Draper Diamond, home of the Lipscomb Bisons.
May 08, 2013
Regular season championships in soccer, volleyball and basketball helped Florida Gulf Coast University claim the 2012-13 Atlantic Sun Conference Women’s All-Sports championship.
May 07, 2013
With the 2013 regular season now having come to a close, the FGCU softball team (35-16, 16-7 A-Sun) collected a total of five Atlantic Sun Conference postseason honors among three Eagles, four came in the form of A-Sun All-Conference honors, while the other two were A-Sun All-Academic honors, the league announced on Tuesday afternoon.
May 07, 2013
After a scheduled three-game series at UNF (May 3-4) was rained out because of in climate weather in Jacksonville to wrap up the 2013 regular season, the FGCU softball team will turn the page to the postseason for the Atlantic Sun tournament hosted by Lipscomb at Draper Diamond in Nashville, Tenn. FGCU will look to remain on its hot streak as the Eagles have won eight of their last nine games.
May 04, 2013
As a result of continuous in climate weather in the Jacksonville area and poor field conditions at the UNF Softball Complex, the rescheduled twin billing between FGCU (35-16, 16-7 A-Sun) and UNF has been cancelled. FGCU entered the weekend on a three game winning streak with the Eagles having won eight of their last nine.
May 03, 2013
The first two games of a three-game set between in-state foes FGCU (35-16, 16-7 A-Sun) and UNF have been nixed due to inclement weather in and around Jacksonville. The two sides will look to salvage the series by playing a twin billing on Saturday, May 4 with game one set to begin at 1 p.m. from the UNF Softball Complex.
May 02, 2013
Having won eight of its last nine games and coming off of a sweep of Atlantic Sun newcomer Northern Kentucky, the FGCU softball team will head north to take on North Florida for its final three games of the 2013 regular season. The Green and Blue will take on the Ospreys on May 3 and 4 at the UNF Softball Complex.
April 29, 2013
With the FGCU softball team (35-16, 15-7) coming off a sweep of Northern Kentucky and having won eight of its last nine, junior transfer Jackie Owen (Cape Coral, Fla./Daytona State College) pitched flawlessly over the weekend against the Norse while going 3-0 and posting a 0.00 ERA to lead her to be named Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon.
April 28, 2013
In its final home game of the 2013 during which three Eagle seniors were honored, the FGCU softball team once again walked off winners, this time against Northern Kentucky, to complete a three-game sweep of the Norse on Sunday afternoon at the FGCU Softball Complex.
April 27, 2013
In its final home series of the 2013 season, the FGCU softball team (34-16, 15-7 A-Sun) swept its doubleheader with Atlantic Sun newcomer Northern Kentucky (11-37, 5-18 A-Sun) in a pair of thrilling, walk-off contests at the FGCU Softball Complex on Saturday afternoon.
April 26, 2013
Looking to secure a spot in the 2013 Atlantic Sun Tournament, the FGCU softball team welcomes A-Sun newcomer Northern Kentucky to town as the Eagles will play its final three home games of the 2013 season on April 27 and 28 at the FGCU Softball Complex.
April 21, 2013
With a chance to punch its ticket to the 2013 Atlantic Sun Tournament, the FGCU softball team was blanked by A-Sun leader USC Upstate, 3-0, in the final game of a three-game set on Sunday afternoon at the FGCU Softball Complex.
April 20, 2013
The start time of the final game of a three-game set between FGCU (32-15, 13-6 A-Sun) and USC Upstate has been moved up to 1 p.m. in an effort to avoid expected in climate weather in the surrounding areas. The game was originally scheduled for a 2 p.m. start.
April 20, 2013
With the 2013 regular season winding down and teams looking to be clicking on all cylinders, the FGCU softball team (32-15, 13-6 A-Sun) swept its pair of contests with Atlantic Sun standings leader USC Upstate (36-7, 16-5 A-Sun) in a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at the FGCU Softball Complex.
April 19, 2013
With the conclusion of the 2013 regular season just a couple week away, A-Sun teams are looking to solidify their places atop the league standings and the FGCU softball team is in the mix after a three-game sweep of Jacksonville (Apr. 13-14). The Eagles will now play host to a USC Upstate squad that currently sits atop the conference standings for a trio of contests at the FGCU Softball Complex on April 20 and 21.
April 14, 2013
Venturing out to complete a three-game sweep of in-state rival Jacksonville just hours after playing two 10 inning contests, the FGCU softball team (30-15, 11-6 A-Sun) once again proved its resiliency by coming back from a three-run deficit to beat Jacksonville 7-5 on Sunday afternoon at the FGCU Softball Complex.
April 13, 2013
Returning home after a six-game road trip to begin a nine-game home stand, the FGCU softball team (29-15, 10-6 A-Sun) swept its doubleheader against in-state rival and conference foe Jacksonville on Saturday at the FGCU Softball Complex with the two games totaling 20 innings.
April 12, 2013
Having returned from a road trip that featured six games in five days, the FGCU softball team will begin a nine-game home stand with a three-game series against in-state foe Jacksonville that will begin on Saturday, April 13 at the FGCU Softball Complex.
April 10, 2013
Playing in the rubber match of a three-game set on the road, the FGCU softball team fell in the series finale against Kennesaw State, 3-2, on Wednesday afternoon at Bailey Softball Complex.
April 09, 2013
In a matchup that served as a rematch of the 2012 Atlantic Sun Tournament Championship, the FGCU softball team (27-14, 8-5 A-Sun) split its series opening doubleheader with Kennesaw State (25-14, 9-8 A-Sun) on Tuesday at Bailey Softball Complex.
April 08, 2013
While taking two of three contests to win its weekend series on the road against Mercer, the FGCU softball team (26-13, 7-4 A-Sun) used offensive firepower from junior outfielder Jessica Barnes (Winter Haven, Fla./Haines City HS) which helped her garner Atlantic Sun Player of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon.
April 08, 2013
After taking two of three from Mercer to win the series and get back on track, the FGCU softball team will remain in the state of Georgia to take on Kennesaw State in a trio of mid-week contests as the Eagles will look to climb back to the top of the Atlantic Sun standings on Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10 at Bailey Softball Complex.
April 07, 2013
After splitting a pair of high-scoring affairs in the series opening doubleheader on Saturday, April 6, the FGCU softball team came out swinging and used a nine-run scoring barrage in the fifth inning to beat Mercer 15-7 and clinch the series on Sunday afternoon at Sikes Field.
April 06, 2013
In a series opening doubleheader against Atlantic Sun opponent Mercer, the FGCU softball team (25-13, 6-4 A-Sun) garnered a split on Mercer’s home field to start off a three-game set between the two sides on Saturday afternoon at Sikes Field.
April 05, 2013
Looking to end a three-game losing streak after being swept by Lipscomb at home, the FGCU softball team (24-12, 5-3 A-Sun) will hit the road for a six-game road trip around the state of Georgia, starting with a three-game series vs. Mercer at Sikes Field that will begin with a doubleheader on Saturday, April 6 and will conclude on Sunday, April 7.
April 04, 2013
Coming off a 2013 season that included a 36-18 record while finishing in third place in the Atlantic Sun during the regular season, FGCU softball head coach David Deiros and assistant coach Alycia Bachkora have opened registration for their 2013 FGCU summer softball camp.
March 30, 2013
The FGCU softball team (24-12, 5-3 A-Sun) was defeated 7-5 by fellow A-Sun member Lipscomb at the FGCU Softball Complex on Saturday afternoon to complete a three-game sweep for the Bisons of the Eagles.
March 29, 2013
Entering the day with a nine-game win streak, the FGCU softball team dropped both games of a doubleheader against A-Sun foe Lipscomb on Friday night at the FGCU Softball Complex. After dropping game one 5-3, the Green and Blue fell in the second game 6-1.
March 28, 2013
After sweeping a pair of road games at ETSU to stay atop the A-Sun standings, the FGCU softball team (24-9, 5-0 A-Sun) will return home to take on Lipscomb in a three-game series that will begin on Friday, March 29 and conclude on Saturday, March 30 at the FGCU Softball Complex.
March 24, 2013
The final game of a three-game set between FGCU (24-9, 5-0 A-Sun) and ETSU has been cancelled due to inclement weather in the surrounding areas. The game will not be rescheduled due to conference rules.
March 23, 2013
Taking its unblemished A-Sun record on the road, the FGCU softball team made sure it remained perfect by beating ETSU 5-0 in game one and 10-9 in an eight-inning game two to sweep the doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Betty Bassler Field. FGCU is currently riding a nine-game winning streak that began back on March 13 against Maine.
March 22, 2013
After finishing 7-0 on a seven-game home stand, the FGCU softball team (22-9, 3-0 A-Sun) will head north to continue conference play as the Eagles will take on ETSU on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24 in a three-game series at Betty Bassler Field.
March 21, 2013
n its final game of a seven-game home stand that began on March 13, the FGCU softball team (22-9, 3-0 A-Sun) went into extras against Dartmouth and came out victorious, 3-2 in eight innings, at the FGCU Softball Complex on Thursday afternoon.
March 20, 2013
After a meeting with Ivy League member Dartmouth that was initially scheduled as a doubleheader, the FGCU softball team (21-9, 3-0 A-Sun) will instead play one game at 4 p.m. against the Big Green on Thursday, March 21 at the FGCU Softball Complex.
March 19, 2013
Looking to extend its five-game winning streak, the FGCU softball team (20-9, 3-0 A-Sun) played ten innings and used a solo home run to walk off winners against Big 12 member Iowa State, 7-6, behind the bat of Emily Lanier (St. Cloud, Fla./Harmony HS) at the FGCU Softball Complex on Tuesday night.
March 18, 2013
With a three-game sweep of in-state rival Stetson under their belts, the FGCU softball team (20-9, 3-0 A-Sun) will play three games out of conference this week on Tuesday, March 19 and Thursday, March 21 at the FGCU Softball Complex.
March 18, 2013
With a three-game sweep of conference opponent Stetson in the rear view mirror, senior outfielder Mariah Fernandez (Cape Coral, Fla./North Fort Myers HS was named Atlantic Sun Player of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon after having powered FGCU (20-9, 3-0 A-Sun) to a 5-0 week with wins over Maine and Valparaiso to go with the sweep of Stetson.
March 17, 2013
In another successful come from behind effort, the FGCU softball team (20-9, 3-0 A-Sun) beat Stetson 10-4 in the final game of a three-game set to complete an Eagle sweep on Sunday afternoon at the FGCU Softball Complex.
March 16, 2013
The FGCU softball team (19-9, 2-0 A-Sun) opened up conference play with a doubleheader against in-state rival Stetson and the Eagles were walk off winners in both games at the FGCU Softball Complex on Saturday afternoon.
March 15, 2013
Set to begin its Atlantic Sun regular season and tournament championship defense, the FGCU softball team (17-9) will open its 2013 A-Sun schedule with a three-game set against in-state rival Stetson on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 at the FGCU Softball Complex.
March 13, 2013
After returning from a week-long stay in California, the FGCU softball team (17-9) returned home to the FGCU Softball Complex and treated all fans in attendance by winning two, one of which in walk-off fashion, at the FGCU Softball Complex on Wednesday night.
March 12, 2013
After having played its last twelve games away from home, the FGCU softball team (15-9) will face Maine and Valparaiso in a mid-week twin billing on Wednesday, March 13 at the FGCU Softball Complex.
March 10, 2013
Unable to close out its road trip with a victory, the FGCU softball team (15-9) fell 4-1 to Minnesota in the final day of the Stanford Louisville Slugger Classic on Sunday afternoon at Boyd and Jill Smith Family Stadium.
March 09, 2013
In day two of the Stanford Louisville Slugger Classic, the FGCU softball team (15-8) garnered a split by beating Pacific, 8-5, and suffering an 8-0 run rule defeat to No. 18 Stanford in five innings on Saturday afternoon at Boyd and Jill Smith Family Stadium.
March 08, 2013
In the first day of the Stanford Louisville Slugger Classic, the FGCU softball team (14-7) were unable to come up victorious as it took on Pacific and No. 18 Stanford at Boyd and Jill Smith Family Stadium on Friday.
March 06, 2013
On day one of its seven-game road trip, the FGCU softball team (14-5) swept its doubleheader matchup with St. Mary’s by respective nail-biting scores of 5-3 and 4-3 at Cottrell Field on Wednesday afternoon.
March 05, 2013
The FGCU softball team (12-5) is headed out west to California to play a total of seven games in five days on the west coast as they will face off against St. Mary’s before participating in the Stanford Louisville Slugger Classic.
March 04, 2013
After FGCU (12-5) won four out of its five games at the USF Under Armour Invitational in Clearwater, junior catcher Chelsea Zgrabik (Venice, Fla./Venice HS) was named Atlantic Sun Player of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon.
March 03, 2013
No. 38 FGCU (12-5) finished off its time at the USF Under Armour Invitational with a 8-0 five inning victory over Maine on Sunday afternoon at the Eddie C. Moore Complex.
March 02, 2013
No. 38 FGCU (11-5) finished with a split in its games against Kent State and Providence, after a 3-1 defeat and 10-2 five inning victory, on day two of the USF Under Armour Invitational at the Eddie C. Moore Complex on Saturday.
March 01, 2013
No. 38 FGCU (10-4) won both of its contests in day one of the USF Under Armour Invitational over a pair of mid-major opponents in Western Michigan and Loyola Chicago, by scores of 7-1 and 5-2 respectively, at the Eddie C. Moore Complex on Friday night.
February 28, 2013
FGCU (8-4) will hit the road and head north for its second road trip of the 2013 season. The Eagles will descend on Clearwater, Fla. for the USF Under Amour Invitational that will run from Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3 at the Eddie C. Moore Complex.
February 26, 2013
The FGCU softball team received one vote to rank them No. 38 in this week’s ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll that was released on Tuesday, February 26.
February 24, 2013
In the third and final day of the LaQuinta Inn at the Airport Spring Break Invitational, host FGCU won both its games to improve to 8-4 on the 2013 season Sunday afternoon at the FGCU Softball Complex.
February 23, 2013
After being held scoreless by Minnesota in day one of the LaQuinta Inn at the Airport Spring Break Invitational, host FGCU (6-4) rebounded to win both its games on Saturday at the FGCU Softball Complex against Villanova and Albany by scores of 7-3 and 6-0 respectively.
February 22, 2013
In its first game of the LaQuinta Inn at the Airport Spring Break Invitational, FGCU (4-4) ran into a hot pitcher and fell 3-0 to Minnesota on Friday night at the FGCU Softball Complex.
February 21, 2013
FGCU (4-3) is set to host the LaQuinta Inn at the Airport Spring Break Invitational from Friday, February 22 through Sunday, February 24 at the FGCU Softball Complex. The other invitational participants include Albany, Michigan State, Minnesota, St. Bonaventure and Villanova.
February 17, 2013
In the third and final day of the LaQuinta Inn at the Airport Tournament, host FGCU fell to Georgia Southern 4-2 at the FGCU Softball Complex on Sunday afternoon, to finish the weekend off with a 3-2 record.
February 16, 2013
A day after coming up short against 2012 National Champion Alabama in front of a crowd of 1,109 in a 2-1 loss, FGCU returned to the field for two games and in winning both, the FGCU softball team improved to 4-2 on the season on Saturday at the FGCU Softball Complex.
February 16, 2013
The FGCU (2-2) softball team had its home opener as part of day one of the LaQuinta Inn at the Airport Tournament, taking down Wichita State (1-5), 6-2 before falling to No. 1 Alabama (7-0), 2-1 at the FGCU Softball Complex on Friday night.
February 14, 2013
FGCU will play host to the LaQuinta Inn at the Airport Tournament from Friday, February 15 through Sunday, February 17 at the FGCU Softball Complex. The other tournament participants include Alabama, Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, Southern Illinois and Wichita State.
February 14, 2013
2012 A-Sun Regular Season and Conference Champion FGCU (1-1) started the 2013 season by splitting a doubleheader with cross-state opponent FIU (2-5) at the FIU Softball Complex on Wednesday night.
February 12, 2013
The reigning A-Sun Champion FGCU softball team will head east across Alligator Alley to face-off against FIU in a doubleheader on Wednesday, Feb. 13 to open its 2013 season at 6 p.m.
February 08, 2013
Non-student tickets are no longer available for the February 15 LaQuinta Inn at the Airport Tournament game between the FGCU softball team and No. 1 Alabama, the athletic department announced Friday.
February 04, 2013
With nine days until FGCU begins their 2013 season at FIU, the Atlantic Sun is looking at top returning pitchers and hitters for the upcoming season. The league listed sophomore pitcher Shleby Morgan as a top returning pitcher on Monday.
January 30, 2013
The 2013 Atlantic Sun softball season is almost ready to begin and to preview the season, the A-Sun is taking a look at the the top returning hitters and pitchers. Wednesday included FGCU junior catcher Chelsea Zgrabik who was named one of the league's top returning hitters.
January 24, 2013
FGCU amassed a total of nine Atlantic Sun All-Conference Preseason Honors which included a sweep of the three major preseason honors. The Green and Blue were voted as the number one team in the Atlantic Sun in the 2013 Preseason Softball Coaches Poll as FGCU received all 10 first place votes, the league announced Thursday afternoon.
January 08, 2013
The FGCU softball team has placed five individuals on the College Sports Madness Atlantic Sun (A-Sun) Preseason All-Conference Team, highlighted by sophomore Shelby Morgan (High Springs, Fla./Sante Fe HS) being named Preseason Pitcher of the Year and head coach David Deiros being named Preseason Coach of the Year.
December 14, 2012
FGCU head softball coach David Deiros unveiled the Eagles’ 2013 schedule this past week. The Green and Blue will play in four spring tournaments and face four opponents who qualified for the 2012 NCAA Tournament, as well as a game with 2012 Women’s College World Series (WCWS) champion Alabama, highlight the 2013 lineup.
November 27, 2012
This past week, the FGCU softball team signed three student-athletes to a National Letter of Intent (NLI) during the early signing period. The Eagles added Tori Van Camp, Jeanie Verderese and Taylor Wade.
September 13, 2012
The FGCU softball program has announced its winter softball camp dates for girls of all skill levels, ages 12 and up. FGCU head coach Dave Deiros will host the camp, while assistant coach Alycia Bachkora and members of the 2013 squad will help run the sessions as well.
July 09, 2012
Coming off a historic season, the FGCU softball team had three incoming freshmen in Hannah Horwath, Makensie McAvoy and Alexis "Louie" Ross named to the 2012 All-Florida team announced by Miracle Sports on July 6.
June 25, 2012
The FGCU softball program has announced its All Skills Camp for girls of all skill levels, ages 8 and up. FGCU head coach Dave Deiros will host the camp, while assistant coach Alycia Bachkora and members of the 2012 squad will help run the session as well.
June 12, 2012
After claiming the 2012 Atlantic Sun Tournament championship, the FGCU softball team defeated No. 5 Florida, 2-1 in the NCAA Tournament last month to claim the Crons Achiever Award for its accomplishment in the month of May.