2008 Softball News

  • Three Simmons Softball Players Receive All-American Scholar-Athlete Honors
    November 11, 2008
    Junior first baseman Leah Derderian (Boylston, Mass.), junior pitcher Sammi Letizio (Windham, N.H.) and sophomore catcher Emily Nalband (Litchfield, Conn.) were named All-American Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
  • Simmons Student-Athletes Earn All-Academic Conference Honors
    July 23, 2008
    48 Simmons College student-athletes were recognized as Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Academic All-Conference selections for the 2007-08 season.
  • Three Simmons Softball Players Honored by NFCA
    July 21, 2008
    Simmons Softball players Dannie Szabo, Ann Talarico and Sammi Letizio were given National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region honors for the 2008 season.
  • Annie Hennigan Named Head Softball Coach at Simmons
    June 20, 2008
    Annie Hennigan, an assistant softball coach at Simmons College for the last three years, has been named the head softball coach at Simmons as announced by Simmons College Director of Athletics Ali Kantor.
  • Szabo Named 2008 ECAC New England Softball Rookie of the Year
    June 18, 2008
    Simmons College freshman third baseman Dannie Szabo (White Plains, N.Y.) was named the 2008 ECAC Division III New England Softball Rookie of the Year and to the 2008 ECAC Division III New England All-Star First Team as announced by the Eastern College Athletic Conference on Wednesday.
  • Softball 2007-2008 Season in Review
    May 12, 2008
    One thing is for sure: the Simmons College softball team knows how to hit. And if the Sharks' start to the season is any indication, they might have the pitching to go with it and make a run at a GNAC title.
  • Sharks provide another dramatic comeback
    May 10, 2008
    A whirlwind season for the Simmons College softball team continued for at least one more day on Saturday, as the Sharks experienced to lowest of lows and the highest of highs in the span of just a few hours. dropping one, and winning the second to advance to the final day of the ECAC tournament at Brandeis University.
  • Softball earns first ever ECAC victory
    May 07, 2008
    The Simmons College softball team has been making history all season long, and it didn’t stop Wednesday in the first ever postseason game in team history. The Sharks, who are seeded third in the ECAC tournament, took on Nichols College, and came away with a 4-1 win, and the first postseason win in program history.
  • Sharks qualify for ECAC tournament
    May 05, 2008
    Fresh off a record setting 31-10 season the Simmons College softball team was recognized on Monday as one of the top teams in New England, earning a bid to the ECAC tournament.
  • Softball has wild weekend
    April 29, 2008
    The Simmons College softball team closed out its regular season this weekend with a wild ride in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference tournament. The Sharks finished 2-2 and wound up in third place but they played some memorable softball all weekend long.
  • Sharks sweep weekly honors
    April 23, 2008
    The Simmons College softball team has raised plenty of eyebrows this season, and the recognition was apparent in the weekly honors for the final week of the regular season. The Sharks had one representative in the player of the week, rookie of the week, and pitcher of the week categories.
  • Softball picks up three more wins
    April 22, 2008
    The Simmons College softball team closed out its storybook regular season this weekend with three more wins, to wrap up the second seed in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference tournament next weekend.
  • Softball team keeps rolling
    April 17, 2008
    The Simmons College softball team stayed the course on Wednesday, picking up two more wins over Albertus Magnus, by scores of 13-3 and 11-1. In game one the Sharks got out to an early 3-0 lead thanks to a three-run homer from freshman Dannie Szabo.
  • Sharks take two in thrilling fashion
    April 14, 2008
    The Simmons College softball team continued it’s impressive run on Sunday sweeping a doubleheader from Suffolk in impressive fashion.
  • Softball Picks Up Two Wins Against JWU In GNAC Double Header
    March 31, 2008
    East Providence, R.I. – The Simmons softball team picked up a pair of a Great Northeast Athletic Conference contests against Johnson & Wales at Pierce Field on Saturday afternoon. Simmons posted an 8-2 win in the opener and finished the day with an 8-0 victory in the nightcap.
  • Sharks Take Two Over DWC
    March 31, 2008
    The Simmons College softball team remained unbeaten in GNAC play on Sunday taking a doubleheader sweep from Daniel Webster with scores of 6-1 and 8-0. In the first game Daniel Webster got on the board in the top of the first, courtesy of a single, stolen base, and an RBI groundout. But the Sharks answered in the home half of the first, when Emily Nalband reached base to start the game, and scored on an RBI single from Dannie Szabo.
  • Sharks Softball Sweep GNAC Weekly Honors
    March 19, 2008
    The Simmons softball team swept the Great Northeast Athletic Conference weekly honors last week, after a tremendous 9-1 start to the season
  • Simmons Softball Off to Excellent Start
    March 17, 2008
    The Simmons softball team soared to new heights at its annual Florida trip last week, winning a school record nine games down south against just one setback. The Sharks got contributions from everyone, whether it was with the bat, the glove, or in the circle. Freshman Dannie Szabo burst onto the college scene with a team best .484 batting average, while also belting two homers and driving in a team leading 12 RBI. Senior captain Ann Talarico was close behind with a .441 average and 10 runs batted in while playing flawless defense at shortstop. Senior Natalie West batted .400 for the week as well contributing a homer and six RBI.