2010-11 Softball News
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June 07, 2011
Just a week after being named the FGCU Athletic Department's 2010-11 Most Outstanding Co-Female Student-Athlete, Atlantic Sun Softball Player of the Year senior Courtney Platt garnered another postseason honor, earning a spot on 2011 Easton All-American third team.
May 31, 2011
Incoming FGCU softball player Stephanie Metzger was named the Naples Daily News Softball Player of the Year.
May 19, 2011
Just over a week after being named the program's third Atlantic Sun Player of the Year in the last four seasons, senior Courtney Platt picked up another postseason honor, earning a spot on the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division I All-South Region second team.
May 17, 2011
After finishing in third place in the Atlantic Sun, FGCU softball head coach David Deiros announced the addition of Gianna Sandstrom and Kayla Ramey to the Eagles' 2012 squad.
May 10, 2011
After finishing in third place in the Atlantic Sun, five FGCU softball players picked up postseason honors on Tuesday, highlighted by senior Courtney Platt being named Player of the Year, announced by the league office. The A-Sun All-Conference teams are voted on by the conference head coaches.
April 22, 2011
A one-hitter in game one from redshirt senior Catherine McDaniel and multiple runs scattered across three innings in the nightcap gave the FGCU softball team a pair of victories in its final games of the season, beating Atlantic Sun rival Stetson by scores of 1-0 and 7-0 on Friday at the FGCU Softball Complex.
April 21, 2011
After a 1-3 outing at Jacksonville and UNF, the FGCU Softball team returns to the friendly confines of the FGCU Softball Complex to host in-state rival Stetson in its final Atlantic Sun doubleheader on Friday at 5 p.m.
April 19, 2011
A three-RBI home run from freshman Emily Lanier in the first inning was all the FGCU softball team needed in the opening game as it defeated UNF, 5-2, on Tuesday afternoon at the UNF Softball Complex. The Eagles fell 2-0 in the nightcap.
April 18, 2011
Jacksonville's Sarah Sigrest threw a one-hitter in game one as the FGCU softball team fell 8-0 in five innings before dropping game two, 5-2, in an Atlantic Sun doubleheader on Monday evening at the JU Softball Complex.
April 17, 2011
The FGCU softball teams heads to the road for the first time in eight games as it travels north to play Jacksonville in a pivotal Atlantic Sun doubleheader on Monday at 4:30 p.m. before heading across town to face UNF on Tuesday at 3 p.m.
April 16, 2011
The FGCU softball team picked up a 6-0 win on the strength of 11 hits in game one, before dropping a 7-4 heartbreaker to visiting Belmont on Saturday afternoon at the FGCU Softball Complex.
April 14, 2011
The FGCU softball team tallied runs in each frame in game one to down Lipscomb, 14-0 in five innings and then took game two, 5-1, in an Atlantic Sun doubleheader on Thursday at the FGCU Softball Complex.
April 13, 2011
After sweeping USC Upstate and ETSU last week, the FGCU softball team looks to extend its four-game winning streak against Atlantic Sun-leading Lipscomb on Thursday at the FGCU Softball Complex beginning at 5 p.m. The Eagles then host Belmont on Saturday on Senior Day at 2 p.m.
April 11, 2011
Senior Courtney Platt recorded 10 RBI and sophomore Stephanie Sullivan pitched two shutouts on the week en route to their Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week honors, respectively, as announced by the conference office on Monday.
April 09, 2011
Behind eight RBI from senior Courtney Platt and excellent efforts from the pitching staff, the FGCU Softball team swept ETSU in a pair of five inning games, 9-1 and 8-0, on Saturday afternoon in an Atlantic Sun doubleheader at the FGCU Softball Complex.
April 07, 2011
The FGCU pitching staff limited the Atlantic Sun's best offensive team to just seven hits in a doubleheader sweep as the Eagles won, 3-1, and 2-0, over visiting USC Upstate on Thursday at the FGCU Softball Complex.
April 06, 2011
The FGCU softball team begins an eight-game conference homestand, beginning on Thursday as it hosts USC Upstate before welcoming ETSU on Saturday. The first pitch on Thursday is set for 5 p.m., while the Saturday match up begins at 2 p.m.
April 05, 2011
The FGCU softball program has announced plans for three summer softball camps for girls of eight and up and of different skill levels. FGCU head coach Dave Deiros and his staff will host the camp.
April 03, 2011
In a 10 inning affair, the FGCU softball team defeated Kennesaw State 2-0 in game one on Sunday afternoon at Bailey Park. Kennesaw State rallied for two runs in the seventh inning to defeat the Eagles 6-5 in the second game of the day.
April 02, 2011
Despite dropping Mercer, 7-1, in game one, the FGCU softball team's comeback fell short as it lost, 3-2, in the seventh inning in game two in Atlantic Sun action on Saturday afternoon at Sikes Field.
April 01, 2011
With non-conference games over, the FGCU softball team opens April with its full attention on Atlantic Sun play as it travels to Georgia to play doubleheaders against Mercer and Kennesaw State. The Eagles play Mercer on Saturday at 2 p.m. before traveling north to Kennesaw State on Sunday at 1 p.m.
March 30, 2011
FIU strung together 18 hits in a doubleheader sweep of the FGCU softball team by scores of 3-2 and 4-2 in a doubleheader on Wednesday evening at the FGCU softball Complex.
March 29, 2011
After opening Atlantic Sun play with a sweep of Campbell last weekend, the FGCU softball team turns its attention to FIU for its final non-conference game of the season on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the FGCU Softball Complex.
March 26, 2011
On a cold and rainy afternoon, the FGCU softball team picked up two Atlantic Sun wins by scores of 9-1 and 3-2 to sweep Campbell on Saturday afternoon at the Eakes Athletic Complex.
March 25, 2011
After completing its tournament circuit last weekend, the FGCU softball team begins Atlantic Sun play as it travels to Buies Creek, N.C. to take on Campbell for a doubleheader on Saturday at noon.
March 20, 2011
The FGCU softball team battled back from a three-run deficit and scored four runs in the final frame to defeat the Golden Flashes, 4-3, in its last game of The Game Tournament at the Eddie C. Moore Complex on Sunday afternoon.
March 20, 2011
The FGCU softball team fell to No. 18 Oklahoma State, 10-1, in its first game before beating Quinnipiac, 5-1, in the nightcap on the second day of the USF The Game Tournament at the Eddie C. Moore Complex on Saturday.
March 18, 2011
The FGCU softball team picked up two wins on the first day of the USF The Game Tournament defeating Winthrop, 4-2, before shutting out Dartmouth, 6-0, in the later game at the Eddie C. Moore Complex on Friday.
March 17, 2011
The FGCU softball team concludes its tournament circuit at the USF The Game Tournament beginning on Friday against Winthrop at 5:30 p.m. and Dartmouth at 8 p.m. at the Eddie C. Moore Complex in Clearwater, Fla.
March 16, 2011
A three-run first inning and a stellar defensive performance gave the FGCU softball team a 4-0 victory against Buffalo on a sunny Wednesday afternoon at the FGCU Softball Complex. Purdue overcame a two-run deficit to win 3-2 in eight innings in the second game of the night.
March 15, 2011
Back from a five-day road trip to Arizona, the FGCU softball team now turns its attention to Buffalo and Purdue on Wednesday at the FGCU Softball Complex. The Eagles play Buffalo at 4:45 p.m. before taking on the Boilermakers at 7 p.m.
March 12, 2011
Freshman Kirsten Bembnowski fired a walk-off home run to lead the FGCU softball team past Weber State, 6-4, in its final game of the Diamond Devil Tournament at Farrington Stadium on Saturday morning.
March 11, 2011
The FGCU softball team overcame a two-run deficit to defeat Howard, 3-2, in its second game of the day at the Diamond Devil Tournament at Farrington Stadium on Friday evening.
March 11, 2011
Virginia Tech fired off 14 hits including three home runs as it defeated the FGCU softball team, 10-3, at the Diamond Devil Tournament at Farrington Stadium on Friday afternoon.
March 11, 2011
Behind two multi-run home runs, the FGCU softball team downed Creighton, 8-2, in its opening game of the Diamond Devil Tournament at Farrington Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., on Thursday afternoon. The Eagles dropped their second game, 11-1, to No. 7 Arizona State in five innings in the evening.
March 10, 2011
No. 7 Arizona State's late-game offensive surge proved to be too much for the FGCU softball team as it fell, 7-0, on Wednesday night at Farrington Stadium.
March 08, 2011
After ending the weekend on a three-game winning streak and the Stevens Industries FGCU Tournament title, the FGCU softball team heads west to play No. 7 Arizona State on Wednesday at 9 p.m. at Farrington Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.
March 07, 2011
On the heels of her strong offensive performance this past weekend, FGCU softball freshman Emily Lanier was the named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week for the period of February 28-March 6, as announced by the league office on Monday.
March 06, 2011
Strong performances from redshirt senior pitcher Catherine McDaniel and the Eagle defense led the FGCU softball team to a, 5-0, victory against the BIG EAST'S St. John's in the final game of the Stevens Industries FGCU Tournament on Sunday afternoon.
March 05, 2011
The FGCU softball team had three home runs in its two games to power past Colgate, 4-1, and Dartmouth, 6-2, on the second day of the Stevens Industries FGCU Tournament at the FGCU Softball Complex on Saturday.
March 04, 2011
Led by back-to-back home runs in the second inning, the FGCU softball team defeated St. Francis, 9-1, in five innings in the opening game of the Stevens Industries FGCU Tournament on Friday afternoon. The Eagles fell in game two to UT-Martin, 1-0, in eight innings in game two.
March 03, 2011
The FGCU softball team closes out its 16-game home stand as it plays host to the Stevens Industries FGCU Tournament beginning on Friday, March 4.
March 02, 2011
Despite overcoming a three-run deficit, FGCU dropped its first game to Eastern Michigan, 4-3, before falling, 4-0, in the night cap at the FGCU Softball Complex on Wednesday night.
March 01, 2011
Coming off back-to-back wins to close out the weekend, the FGCU softball team prepares for a doubleheader against visiting Eastern Michigan on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the FGCU Softball Complex.
February 27, 2011
FGCU's offensive spark was all it needed to defeat Albany, 2-1, and down St. Francis, 12-0, on the final day of the Moe's Blue and Green Invite at the FGCU Softball Complex.
February 26, 2011
The FGCU softball team could not overcome Southern Illinois' seven-run first inning as it fell, 7-1, in its second game of the Moe's Blue and Green Invite on Saturday night at the FGCU Softball Complex.
February 26, 2011
Despite an eight-run rally in the sixth inning, the FGCU softball team came up short against Big Ten foe Iowa, 11-9, in its opening game of the Moe's Blue and Green Invite at the FGCU Softball Complex on Friday night.
February 24, 2011
The FGCU softball team looks to improve on its opening home weekend as it hosts the Moe's Blue and Green Invite beginning on Friday at the FGCU Softball Complex. Albany, Eastern Michigan, Iowa, Southern Illinois, St. Francis and UMBC all travel south to take part in the three-day tournament.
February 20, 2011
Despite taking an early lead, the FGCU softball team stranded six runners on base as it fell to BIG EAST foe Villanova, 5-2, on the final day of the Homewood Suites/Hilton Garden Inn FGCU Tournament on sunny Sunday afternoon.
February 20, 2011
The FGCU softball team dropped a pair of games, 2-0, to Saint Louis and South Carolina, respectively, on the second day of the Homewood Suites/Hilton Garden Inn FGCU Tournament on Saturday.
February 19, 2011
After opening the evening with a 10-0 win against BIG EAST rival Georgetown, the FGCU softball team dropped its night cap against Big Ten foe Michigan State, 12-3, on the first day of the Homewood Suites/Hilton Garden Inn FGCU Tournament on Friday.
February 17, 2011
The FGCU softball team returns home from its first tournament of the season to host the Homewood Suites/Hilton Garden Inn FGCU Tournament, beginning on Friday at the newly renovated FGCU Softball Complex. Georgetown, Michigan State, Saint Louis, South Carolina and Villanova travel south to face the Eagles.
February 13, 2011
The FGCU softball team scored runs in five of the seven innings to beat Long Island, 8-2, in the final game of the USF Wilson-DeMarini Tournament on Sunday afternoon at the Eddie C. Moore Complex.
February 12, 2011
Behind a double from freshman Jessica Barnes, the FGCU softball team picked up a, 1-0, win against Marshall at the USF Wilson-DeMarini Tournament on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles lost the second game of the day, 8-1, to host USF in the evening.
February 12, 2011
The FGCU softball team dropped a pair of games to N.C. State, 8-2, and No. 5 Florida, 6-0, on Friday in its opening games at the USF Wilson-DeMarini Tournament at the Eddie C. Moore Complex.
February 10, 2011
Just a week after being selected fourth in the Atlantic Sun Conference preseason coaches' poll, the FGCU softball team heads to Clearwater, Fla. for the USF Wilson DeMarini Tournament beginning on Friday afternoon to open the 2011 season
February 07, 2011
The 2011 FGCU Softball Media Guide is now available for the general public. As the Eagles take the field in 2011, guided by ninth-year head coach David Deiros, fans have the opportunity to get an in-depth look at the team with the most complete publication printed with regards to the FGCU softball program.
February 04, 2011
Beginning in December 2010, the FGCU Softball Complex began a complete renovation including improved seating and now just two weeks before the Eagles host their first home tournament, the stadium is complete.
February 03, 2011
The FGCU softball team was selected fourth in the Atlantic Sun Conference preseason coaches' poll, the league announced Thursday. Lipscomb earned top billing, edging out USC Upstate and Kennesaw State. Senior outfielder Courtney Platt represented the Eagles on the preseason All-Conference team.
December 03, 2010
FGCU head softball coach David Deiros unveiled the Eagles' 2011 softball schedule Friday afternoon. Six spring tournaments with visits by seven opponents from BCS schools, as well as dates with 2010 Women's College World Series (WCWS) participant Florida highlight the 2011 lineup.
December 02, 2010
With the softball season quickly approaching, FGCU head coach David Deiros announced the signing of six student-athletes to National Letters of Intent (NLI) during the early signing period.
October 21, 2010
The FGCU softball program has announced its fall softball camp dates for girls, ages 12 and up, and of all skill levels. FGCU head coach Dave Deiros will host the camp, while assistant coach Alycia Bachkora and members of the 2011 squad will help run the sessions as well.
September 13, 2010
Head FGCU softball coach David Deiros announced the 2010 fall schedule that consists of four tournaments throughout September and October.
July 07, 2010
FGCU Softball Head Coach Dave Deiros has announced the hiring of Alycia Bachkora (BOTCH-core-ah) as assistant softball coach. Bachkora joins the staff at FGCU after serving as a volunteer assistant at Kansas.