2011-12 Softball News
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May 23, 2012
After claiming the Atlantic Sun Tournament title and earning an upset win over fifth-seeded Florida, the FGCU softball team has announced its yearly postseason awards, voted upon by the coaching staff on Wednesday.
May 19, 2012
After their first-ever NCAA Tournament win on Friday, the FGCU softball team was defeated twice against USF, 8-3, and fifth-seeded Florida, 6-2, in the Gainesville Regional on Saturday at the Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.
May 18, 2012
In game number 60 of the season, the FGCU softball team earned an upset victory against fifth-seeded Florida, thanks to a pair of solo home runs from sophomores Kirsten Bembnowski and Emily Lanier as the Eagles defeated the Gators, 2-1, in front of a crowd of 1,345 at the Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.
May 18, 2012
After winning its first-ever Atlantic Sun Tournament Championship last weekend, the FGCU softball team heads to Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium to take on fifth-seeded Florida in the Gainesville Regional at the NCAA Softball Championship on Friday, May 18 at 6 p.m. in Gainesville, Fla.
May 17, 2012
After collecting more postseason hardware last week, Atlantic Sun All-Tournament team members freshman Shelby Morgan and sophomore Chelsea Zgrabik picked up another postseason honor, earning a spot on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division I All-South Region second team.
May 14, 2012
Staying in-state for its first-ever Division I NCAA Softball Championship appearance, the FGCU softball team (37-22) is set to travel to the Gainesville Regional on Friday, May 18 to face the fifth-seeded host Florida Gators (46-11). Tickets for the contests at the Katie Seashole Pressly Softball Stadium are now available.
May 13, 2012
One day after capturing their first-ever Atlantic Sun Conference Championship, the FGCU softball team (37-22, 14-4 A-Sun) learned of its regional destination Sunday during its watch party at the Beef O’ Brady’s Restaurant in Estero, Fla. FGCU will face fifth-seeded Florida on Friday in the Gainesville Regional at 6 p.m.
May 12, 2012
Sophomore Jessica Barnes went 3-for-3 with a three-run homer and tournament MVP freshman pitcher Shelby Morgan earned a six-hit shutout as FGCU defeated Kennesaw State, 8-0, in six innings to claim the 2012 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship Saturday afternoon at USC Upstate's Cyrill Stadium.
May 11, 2012
The FGCU softball team is one win away from heading to an NCAA Regional and the Eagles will face second-seeded Kennesaw State on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. in the title game of the 2012 A-Sun conference softball championship at Cyrill stadium, televised live on ESPN3.com.
May 11, 2012
Freshman pitcher Shelby Morgan threw a four-hit shutout and junior Mariah Fernandez had a clutch three-run double to defeat Atlantic Sun foe Stetson, 3-0, Friday in the winners bracket final of the 2012 A-Sun conference softball championship hosted by USC Upstate at Cyrill stadium.
May 10, 2012
Sophomore Chelsea Zgrabik blasted a walk off grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning to help the FGCU softball team earn a comeback victory against Atlantic Sun rival Jacksonville, 8-4, Thursday in the second round of the 2012 A-Sun conference softball championship hosted by USC Upstate at Cyrill stadium.
May 09, 2012
The FGCU softball team's quest for their first-ever Atlantic Sun Conference tournament title and bid to an NCAA Regional begins this coming Thursday at 12:30 p.m., when they face the winner of Wednesday's game between fourth-seeded Lipscomb and fifth-seeded Jacksonville in the A-Sun championship at Cyrill Stadium on the campus of third-seeded USC Upstate.
May 08, 2012
After claiming a share of the Atlantic Sun conference regular season title, five FGCU softball players picked up postseason honors on Tuesday, highlighted by freshman Shelby Morgan being named Pitcher of the Year, announced by the league office. The A-Sun All-Conference teams are voted on by the conference head coaches.
May 06, 2012
The field has been set for the 2012 Atlantic Sun Conference Softball Championship, which will take place May 9-12 in Spartanburg, S.C. The USC Upstate Spartans will play host for the championship.
May 03, 2012
Redshirt junior Kayla Gabel blasted a walk off home run off the FGCU scoreboard to clinch the Atlantic Sun regular season title for the Eagles after sweeping A-Sun rival UNF (3-2, 2-1) on Thursday night at the FGCU Softball Complex.
May 02, 2012
Coming off a 3-1 record on the road, the FGCU softball team looks to finish the season strong with a final doubleheader against Atlantic Sun rival North Florida on Thursday, May 3 at 5 p.m. at the FGCU Softball Complex.
April 25, 2012
The FGCU softball program has announced its summer 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 2012 squad will help run the sessions as well.
April 23, 2012
Leading the team to their first-ever Atlantic Sun Tournament berth and a 5-1 week, FGCU softball freshman pitcher Shelby Morgan and sophomore catcher Chelsea Zgrabik were named the Atlantic Sun Pitcher and Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday for the week of April 17-22.
April 21, 2012
After dropping a pitcher's duel in game one, the Eagles' offense came alive with eight runs on 15 hits to help salvage a split for the FGCU softball team against Atlantic Sun foe USC Upstate (L 2-1, W 8-6) on Saturday night at Cyrill Stadium in Spartanburg, S.C.
April 20, 2012
Sophomore Chelsea Zgrabik hit two home runs in game one and classmate Kirsten Bembnowski smashed two home runs in the doubleheader to power the FGCU softball team to sweep Atlantic Sun foe ETSU (10-0, 8-2) on Friday night at the Betty Basler Field in Johnson City, Tenn.
April 19, 2012
After picking up a pair of sweeps against Mercer and Jacksonville, the FGCU softball team travels to Johnson City, Tenn. for a doubleheader against Atlantic Sun foe ETSU and finishes the weekend in Spartanburg, S.C. to face USC Upstate. The twin bill against the Bucs starts on Friday, April 20 at 4 p.m., followed by a Saturday doubleheader against the Spartans at 4 p.m.
April 18, 2012
Coming off a dramatic sweep against Jacksonville (3-2, 3-2) to vault the Eagles into a tie for first place in the Atlantic Sun, FGCU softball head coach David Deiros announced the addition of Daytona State transfer Jackie Owen.
April 17, 2012
Two comeback victories and walk off hits lead the FGCU softball team to a sweep of Atlantic Sun foe Jacksonville (3-2, 3-2) on Tuesday night at the FGCU Softball Complex. The Eagles are now tied for first in the A-Sun with Kennesaw State at 9-3.
April 16, 2012
Coming off a strong Atlantic Sun weekend sweep against Mercer (9-1, 10-2), the FGCU softball team prepares for a doubleheader against A-Sun foe Jacksonville on Tuesday, April 17, beginning at 4 p.m. at the FGCU Softball Complex.
April 14, 2012
19 runs and 18 hits powered the FGCU softball team to a sweep of Atlantic Sun foe Mercer on Saturday afternoon at the FGCU Softball Complex.
April 13, 2012
Finishing with a 3-1 record last week, the FGCU softball team prepares for a doubleheader against Atlantic Sun foe Mercer on Senior Day on Saturday, April 14 at 2 p.m. at the FGCU Softball Complex.
April 09, 2012
After going 2-0 in the circle, including a two-hit complete-game shutout last week, FGCU softball freshman Shelby Morgan was named the Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week for the first-time in her career, as announced by the league office on Monday for the week of April 3-8.
April 07, 2012
Six home runs from six different players powered the FGCU softball team to sweep Atlantic Sun foe Belmont (9-1, 12-6) on Saturday night at the Rose Park Field in Nashville, Tenn.
April 06, 2012
Freshman pitcher Shelby Morgan tossed a two-hit shutout in game one as the FGCU softball team split against Atlantic Sun foe Lipscomb (W, 1-0 L, 14-5) on Friday night at the Draper Diamond Field in Nashville, Tenn.
April 04, 2012
After picking up a pair of wins last week, the FGCU softball team travels to Nashville, Tenn for two doubleheaders against Atlantic Sun foes Lipscomb and Belmont this weekend. The twin bill against the Bison starts on Friday, April 6 at 5 p.m., followed by a Saturday doubleheader against the Bruins at 5 p.m.
March 31, 2012
Sophomore catcher Chelsea Zgrabik blasted two home runs in the doubleheader, including a grand slam in game two to help the FGCU softball team split against Atlantic Sun foe Stetson (L, 3-2 W, 7-0) on Saturday night at the Patricia Wilson Field in Deland, Fla.
March 29, 2012
The FGCU softball team fell in a doubleheader against No. 22 Florida State, 5-0 and 7-1, on Thursday night at the JoAnne Graf Field in Tallahassee.
March 28, 2012
On the strength of sophomore pitcher Amanda Josie's complete game effort, the FGCU softball team lost game one 5-3 but bounced back with a 4-1 win against FAMU on Wednesday night in Tallahassee.
March 27, 2012
Taking a doubleheader from ACC foe Maryland and a single game from Dartmouth last week, the FGCU softball team returns to the field with two doubleheaders against FAMU and No. 22 Florida State this week. The twin bill against the Rattlers starts on Wednesday, Mar. 28 at 4 p.m., followed by a Thursday doubleheader against No. 22 Florida State at 5 p.m. in Tallahassee, Fla.
March 22, 2012
The FGCU softball team opened up a 3-0 lead and held on to take down Ivy League foe Dartmouth, 4-2, in the “Hit Pink” game on Thursday night at the FGCU Softball Complex.
March 21, 2012
Head Coach Dave Deiros earned his 400th win in just his 10th season as the FGCU softball team swept ACC member Maryland, 3-1 and 9-1 in a doubleheader on Wednesday night at the FGCU Softball Complex.
March 20, 2012
Going 4-3 last week, the FGCU softball team returns to the field with a doubleheader against Maryland and a single game against Dartmouth this week. The twin bill against the Terrapins starts on Wednesday, Mar. 21 at 5 p.m., followed by the Thursday game against Dartmouth at 5:30, both held at the FGCU Softball Complex.
March 19, 2012
With three multi-hit games and a .600 average last week, FGCU softball sophomore Kirsten Bembnowski was the named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week for the first-time in her career, as announced by the league office on Monday for the week of Mar. 13-18.
March 18, 2012
The FGCU softball team had the bases loaded and the tying run on third in the top of the seventh but fell short against UMass, 2-1, on Sara Plourde’s no-hitter on Sunday at the USF The Game Tournament at the Eddie C. Moore Complex.
March 17, 2012
The FGCU softball team defeated UNC-Wilmington, 8-1, and Fairfield, 6-4, on Saturday night at the USF The Game Tournament at the Eddie C. Moore Complex.
March 16, 2012
The FGCU softball team defeated BIG EAST member Rutgers, 5-2, and dropped a tough one-run game to Northern Colorado, 2-1, on Friday night at the USF The Game Tournament at the Eddie C. Moore Complex.
March 15, 2012
Coming off a mid-week split against Canisius and Northern Illinois, the FGCU softball team travels to Clearwater, Fla. for the USF The Game Tournament on Mar. 16-18 at the Eddie C. Moore Complex.
March 13, 2012
The FGCU softball team picked up a 9-0 run-rule win thanks in part to freshman pitcher Shelby Morgan's two-hit shutout in game one, before dropping a 4-3 decision to Northern Illinois in the night cap on Tuesday night at the FGCU Softball Complex.
March 12, 2012
After going 5-1 last week, the FGCU softball team looks to continue its four-game winning streak heading into a pair of midweek battles against Canisius and Northern Illinois on Tuesday, Mar. 13 at 3:45 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively, at the FGCU Softball Complex.
March 12, 2012
Due to her strong offensive performance this last week, FGCU softball sophomore Jessica Barnes was the named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week for the first-time in her career, as announced by the league office on Monday for the week of Mar. 6-11.
March 11, 2012
Capping off a perfect 4-0 weekend, the FGCU softball team earned a pair of wins against Colgate, 8-3, and Stony Brook, 1-0, on the final day of the LaQuinta Inn & Suites FGCU Spring Break Tournament on Sunday.
March 09, 2012
Highlighted by two shutouts, the FGCU softball team went 2-0 against BIG EAST foe Georgetown, 4-0, and PAC-12 opponent Utah, 2-0, on the first day of the LaQuinta Inn & Suites FGCU Spring Break Tournament on Friday night.
March 08, 2012
The FGCU softball team remains home to host the LaQuinta Inn & Suites FGCU Spring Break Tournament, beginning on Friday at the FGCU Softball Complex. Colgate, Georgetown, Howard, St. Francis, Stony Brook and Utah travel to Fort Myers to face the Eagles.
March 07, 2012
The FGCU softball team picked up a 2-0 win on the strength of freshman pitcher Shelby Morgan's three-hit shutout in game one, before dropping a 3-1 decision to visiting Kennesaw State in the Atlantic Sun opener on Wednesday night at the FGCU Softball Complex.
March 07, 2012
The championship games of the 2012 Atlantic Sun Conference Baseball and Softball Championships will receive well-deserved national coverage with an agreement in place to deliver the championship Saturday action for both events on ESPN3.
March 06, 2012
After going 2-3 over the weekend, the FGCU softball team looks to gain momentum heading into Atlantic Sun play as they face Kennesaw State for a doubleheader on Wednesday, Mar. 7 at 5 p.m. at the FGCU Softball Complex.
March 04, 2012
The FGCU softball team pounded out nine hits and scored six runs but couldn’t hold on as they lost to BIG EAST member Villanova, 7-6, on Sunday at the USF Under Armour Invitational at the Eddie C. Moore Complex.
March 03, 2012
The FGCU softball team split a pair of games to South Dakota State, 2-1, and defeated Bowling Green, 6-1, on Saturday night at the USF Under Armour Invitational at the Eddie C. Moore Complex.
March 02, 2012
The FGCU softball team split a pair of games to Quinnipiac, 1-0, and defeated Western Michigan, 8-2, on Friday night at the USF Under Armour Invitational at the Eddie C. Moore Complex.
March 01, 2012
Coming off a pair of wins at the UCF Invitational last weekend, the FGCU softball team travels to Clearwater, Fla. for the USF Under Armour Invitational on Mar. 2-4 at the Eddie C. Moore Complex.
February 26, 2012
Highlighted by a two-hit shutout by freshman pitcher Shelby Morgan, the FGCU softball team split a pair of games against Seton Hall, 4-3, and Eastern Michigan, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at the UCF Courtyard by Marriott Invitational at the UCF Softball Complex.
February 25, 2012
The FGCU softball team dropped a pair of games against Seton Hall, 6-2, and tournament host UCF, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at the UCF Courtyard by Marriott Invitational at the UCF Softball Complex.
February 24, 2012
Junior pitcher Britney Pugh tossed a complete game victory as the FGCU softball team defeated Eastern Michigan, 5-1, on Friday afternoon in its opening game at the UCF Courtyard by Marriott Invitational at the UCF Softball Complex.
February 23, 2012
After going 2-3 in its first home tournament of the season, the FGCU softball team is heading to Orlando, Fla. for the UCF-Courtyard by Marriott Invitational on Feb. 24-26 at the UCF Softball Complex.
February 20, 2012
Due to her strong offensive performance this past weekend, FGCU softball freshman Kelsey Carpenter was the named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week for the first-time in her career, as announced by the league office on Monday for the week of Feb. 13-19.
February 19, 2012
The FGCU softball team pounded out 13 hits and scored 10 runs to defeat Binghamton, 10-2, on the final day of the LaQuinta Inn & Suites FGCU Tournament on Sunday afternoon.
February 19, 2012
The FGCU softball team dropped a pair of contests against Delaware, 6-4, and ACC foe Boston College, 6-3, on the second day of the LaQuinta Inn & Suites FGCU Tournament on Saturday night.
February 18, 2012
After opening the evening with a 6-0 win against Tennessee-Martin, the FGCU softball team dropped its night cap against Atlantic 10 foe Saint Louis, 5-3, on the first day of the LaQuinta Inn & Suites FGCU Tournament on Friday night.
February 16, 2012
The FGCU softball team returns home from its first tournament of the season to host the LaQuinta Inn & Suites FGCU Tournament, beginning on Friday at the FGCU Softball Complex. Tennessee-Martin, Saint Louis, Delaware, Boston College and Binghamton travel to Fort Myers to face the Eagles.
February 14, 2012
After going 2-3 during the opening weekend at the USF Tournament, the FGCU softball team has picked up six votes in the latest Mid-Major Softball Poll, announced late Monday.
February 12, 2012
The FGCU softball team dropped a pair of contests against Illinois State, 11-0, and No. 2 Florida 5-0, on Sunday on the final day at the USF Tournament at the newly renovated USF Softball Stadium.
February 11, 2012
The FGCU softball team earned a pair of wins against Long Island, 7-1, and Maine, 8-1, on Saturday on day two at the USF Tournament at the newly renovated USF Softball Stadium. Sophomore Jessica Barnes led the Eagles going 4-for-7 with two RBI and three runs scored.
February 10, 2012
The FGCU softball team fell to Tournament host USF, 4-2, on Friday night in its opening game at the USF Tournament at the newly renovated USF Softball Stadium. The second game against No. 2 Florida was postponed till the last game on Sunday.
February 10, 2012
For the fifth-consecutive season, the FGCU softball team kicks off the 2012 campaign by heading to Tampa, Fla., for the USF tournament Feb. 10-12 at the newly renovated USF Softball Stadium on the campus of the University of South Florida.
February 10, 2012
Leading up to the 10th year in FGCU Softball history, the program is announcing its Top 10 Most Influential Players of the last decade. After the votes were tallied, head coach David Deiros lists the players in alphabetically order.
February 10, 2012
With the start of the 2012 softball season just hours away, FGCU softball is celebrating its 10th season of competition by counting down the Top 10 Moments in FGCU softball history.
February 09, 2012
With the start of the 2012 softball season fast approaching, FGCU softball is celebrating its 10th season of competition by counting down the Top 10 Moments in FGCU softball history.
February 08, 2012
With the start of the 2012 softball season fast approaching, FGCU softball is celebrating its 10th season of competition by counting down the Top 10 Moments in FGCU softball history.
February 07, 2012
With the start of the 2012 softball season fast approaching, FGCU softball is celebrating its 10th season of competition by counting down the Top 10 Moments in FGCU softball history.
February 06, 2012
With the start of the 2012 softball season fast approaching, FGCU softball is celebrating its 10th season of competition by counting down the Top 10 Moments in FGCU softball history.
February 05, 2012
With the start of the 2012 softball season fast approaching, FGCU softball is celebrating its 10th season of competition by counting down the Top 10 Moments in FGCU softball history.
February 04, 2012
With the start of the 2012 softball season fast approaching, FGCU softball is celebrating its 10th season of competition by counting down the Top 10 Moments in FGCU softball history.
February 03, 2012
With the start of the 2012 softball season fast approaching, FGCU softball is celebrating its 10th season of competition by counting down the Top 10 Moments in FGCU softball history.
February 02, 2012
With the start of the 2012 softball season fast approaching, FGCU softball is celebrating its 10th season of competition by counting down the Top 10 Moments in FGCU softball history.
February 01, 2012
With the start of the 2012 softball season fast approaching, FGCU softball is celebrating its 10th season of competition by counting down the Top 10 Moments in FGCU softball history.
January 25, 2012
The FGCU softball team was selected third in the Atlantic Sun Conference preseason coaches’ poll, the league announced Wednesday. Jacksonville earned top billing, edging out Lipscomb and the Eagles.
January 24, 2012
Season tickets for the 2012 FGCU baseball and softball seasons will go on-sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25th at the FGCU ticket office.
January 23, 2012
This past weekend, the FGCU softball team took time out of their busy schedule to help Habitat for Humanity paint an entire house for a deserving family in Lee County.
January 19, 2012
Dear Eagles: Hard to believe that we open our 10th season of FGCU Softball on Feb. 10th in Tampa when we face the USF Bulls and Florida Gators at USF's softball stadium.
December 05, 2011
FGCU head softball coach David Deiros unveiled the Eagles’ 2012 schedule Monday afternoon. Six spring tournaments with visits by six opponents who qualified for the 2011 NCAA Tournament, as well as a game with 2011 Women’s College World Series (WCWS) runner-up Florida highlight the 2012 lineup.
November 21, 2011
With the softball season quickly approaching, FGCU head coach David Deiros announced the signing of four student-athletes to National Letters of Intent (NLI) during the early signing period.
November 02, 2011
The FGCU softball team took time out of their busy schedules this fall to help Habitat for Humanity rehab a home for a deserving family in Lee County.
October 13, 2011
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 2011 squad will help run the sessions as well.
July 15, 2011
FGCU softball head coach Dave Deiros announced the addition of Virginia Tech transfer Stephanie Kujawa on Friday. Kujawa will enroll at FGCU in the fall. A native of Cooper City, Fla., Kujawa will have two years of eligibility after playing in 75 games over two seasons at Virginia Tech.