2019 Simmons Softball News

  • Yabroudy, Mulhern Lead Softball to Sweep at Rivier, 10-2, 8-0
    April 14, 2019
    HUDSON, N.H. -- First year shortstop Allie Mulhern (Westford, Mass.) had three hits and knocked in three runs to lead the Simmons University softball team to a 10-2 game one victory, while sophomore pitcher Hailey Yabroudy (Amherst, N.H.) hurled a one-hit five-inning shutout to earn an 8-0 win in the nightcap over visiting Rivier University today in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference doubleheader played at Presentation of Mary Academy in Hudson, N.H. The Sharks improve to 12-20 overall and 6-2 in league play, while the Raiders fall to 5-19 and 1-9.
  • Softball Swept by Johnson & Wales, 3-2, 4-3
    April 13, 2019
    BOSTON, Mass. – The Simmons softball team was swept by Johnson & Wales University, 3-2 and 4-3, this afternoon in Great Northeast Athletic Conference play at Daly Field in Brighton, Mass. The Sharks fall to 10-20 overall and 4-2 in league play, while the Wildcats win their fourth straight to improve to 13-11 and 5-1.
  • Castigliego Leads Softball in Pair of Losses at Framingham State, 5-4, 6-4
    April 11, 2019
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- First year Maddie Castigliego (Bristol, R.I.) went 3-4 with a double and did not allow a run from the pitching circle in five and two-thirds innings to lead the Simmons University softball team in a pair of losses to host Framingham State University, 5-4, 6-4, this afternoon at Maple Street Field in Framingham, Mass. The Sharks fall to 10-18 on the season, while the Rams improve to 13-11.
  • Vann Named GNAC Softball Player of the Week Again
    April 08, 2019
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons University’s Ivy Vann (Bend, Ore.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week for the week of April 1-7, it was announced today by the league. 
  • Castigliego Leads Softball in Sweep at Albertus Magnus, 8-3, 6-3
    April 07, 2019
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- First year pitcher Maddie Castigliego (Bristol, R.I.) hurled a complete-game victory and knocked in three runs to help the Simmons University softball team to a double-header sweep over host Albertus Magnus College, winning the first game, 8-3, before taking the nightcap, 6-3, this afternoon in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action at Shea Stadium in New Haven, Conn. The Sharks win their sixth straight game and seven of their last eight to improve to 10-16 overall, including 4-0 in league play, while the Falcons fall to 11-11 and 0-4.
  • Vann, Yabroudy Lead Simmons Softball to Sweep over Regis (Mass.), 12-2, 8-0
    April 06, 2019
    BOSTON, Mass. – Sophomore left fielder Ivy Vann (Bend. Ore.) was 4-6 with three triples and knocked in a pair of runs and sophomore starting pitcher Hailey Yabroudy (Amherst, N.H.) hurled a four-hit shutout to lead the Simmons University softball team to a Great Northeast Athletic Conference double-header sweep over Regis (Mass.), winning the opener, 12-2 in five innings, before taking the nightcap, 8-0 in six frames, this afternoon at Daly Field in Brighton, Mass. The twinbill was the conference opener for both teams as the Sharks improve to 8-16 and have won four straight and five of their last six. The home team is now 2-0 in league play, while the Pride drops to 3-15 and 0-2. 
  • Del Vacchio, Vann Lead Softball in Sweep over Eastern Nazarene, 10-3, 11-3
    April 03, 2019
    BOSTON, Mass. – Junior centerfielder Lauren Del Vacchio (Murrieta, Calif.) was 6-8 with three doubles and sophomore left fielder Ivy Vann (Bend, Ore.) was 4-7 with a double, a triple and three runs batted in to lead the Simmons University softball team to a doubleheader sweep over visiting Eastern Nazarene College, taking the first game, 10-3, before winning the nightcap, 11-3 in five innings today at Daly Field in Brighton, Mass. The Sharks have won three of their last four games and improve to 6-16 on the season, while the Lions fall to 11-9.
  • Santoro Named GNAC Softball Player of the Week
    April 01, 2019
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons University’s Marissa Santoro (Franklin, Mass.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week for the week of March 25-31, it was announced today by the league. 
  • Santoro Leads Softball in Split with Emmanuel (Mass.), 7-3, 4-7
    March 30, 2019
    BOSTON, Mass. – Sophomore second base Marissa Santoro (Franklin, Mass.) was 4-8 with a home run and four runs batted in to lead the Simmons University softball team in a split with visiting Emmanuel College (Mass.) this afternoon in non-conference play at Daly Field in Brighton, Mass. The Sharks took the opener, 7-3, before the Saints rebounded with a 7-4 win in the nightcap. Simmons is now 4-16 on the season, while Emmanuel is 5-9. 
  • Vann Named GNAC Softball Player of the Week
    March 25, 2019
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons University’s Ivy Vann (Bend, Ore.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week for the week of March 18-24, it was announced today by the league. 
  • Softball Swept by Brandeis, 11-9, 9-6
    March 24, 2019
    BOSTON, Mass. -- Sophomore left fielder Ivy Vann (Bend, Ore.) collected four hits, including a home run and knocked in three runs to lead the Simmons University softball team, which was swept by Brandeis University in a doubleheader, dropping the opener in nine innings, 11-9, before losing the second game, 9-6, this today at Daly Field in Brighton, Mass. The twinbill was originally scheduled to be played at host Brandeis in Waltham, but was moved to Daly Field due to unplayable conditions in Waltham. The Sharks fall to 3-15 on the season, while the Judges improve to a perfect 8-0.
  • Softball Drops A Pair to No. 5 MIT
    March 20, 2019
    First year Christie Bott (Seaford, N.Y.) batted .600 (3-5) with a triple, two RBI and a run scored as Simmons softball (3-13) dropped a pair to No. 5 MIT (2-0) at Daly Field on Wednesday evening.
  • McMahon Named GNAC Softball Rookie of the Week
    March 18, 2019
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons University’s Shannon McMahon (El Cajon, Calif.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Softball Rookie of the Week for the week of March 11-17, it was announced today by the league.  
  • Del Vacchio Named GNAC Softball Player of the Week
    March 18, 2019
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons University’s Lauren Del Vacchio (Murrieta, Calif.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week for the week of March 11-17, it was announced today by the league. 
  • Softball Swept by #23 RPI, 14-5, 12-7
    March 16, 2019
    BOSTON, Mass. – The Simmons University softball team rapped out 22 hits, including 10 extra-base hits, but were swept by number 23 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 14-5 in the first game, and 12-7 in the nightcap, today at Daly Field in Brighton, Mass. The Sharks fall to 3-11 on the season, while the Engineers, who are ranked in the most recent National Fastpitch Coaches Association poll, run their win streak to nine straight, for their longest streak since an 11-game string in 2009, and improve to 11-2 on the season.
  • Softball Comes Back to Win Game Two for Split with Emerson, 3-11, 12-4
    March 15, 2019
    BOSTON, Mass. -- The Simmons University softball team scored eight runs in the top of the eighth inning of the second game to earn a 12-4 victory and gain a split after dropping the opener, 11-3, to host Emerson College today at Rotch Field in Boston, Mass. The Sharks are now 3-9 on the season, while the Lions are 5-5.
  • Bott Named GNAC Softball Player and Rookie of the Week
    March 11, 2019
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons University’s Christie Bott (Seaford, N.Y.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Softball Player and Rookie of the Week for the week of March 4-10, it was announced today by the league. 
  • Bott, Yabroudy Lead Softball in 10-3 Loss to #20 Saint Benedict
    March 08, 2019
    PLANT CITY, Fla. – Sophomore catcher Christie Bott (Seaford, N.Y.) was 3-4 and classmate Hailey Yabroudy (Amherst, N.H.) was 2-2 with each driving in a run to lead the Simmons University softball team in a 10-3 loss to nationally-ranked number 20 College of Saint Benedict, this morning at the Randy Larson Complex in Plant City, Fla. as part of the Sunkissed Games. The Sharks fall to 2-7 on the season, while the Bennies, who are ranked in the most recent National Fastpitch Coaches Association poll, improve to 8-3.
  • Softball Falls to Ohio Northern, 10-2
    March 08, 2019
    PLANT CITY, Fla. -- The Simmons Softball team was defeated by Ohio Northern University, 10-2, this afternoon at the Randy Larson Complex in Plant City, Fla. as part of the Sunkissed Games. The Sharks fall to 2-8 on the season, while the Polar Bears improve to 4-4. The game was halted after five innings due to the eight-run mercy rule.
  • Castigliego, Del Vacchio Lead Softball over Hood, 7-6
    March 07, 2019
    PLANT CITY, Fla. – First year pitcher Maddie Castigliego (Bristol, R.I.) and junior center fielder Lauren Del Vacchio (Murrieta, Calif.) each hit home runs to lead the Simmons College softball team to a 7-6 victory over Hood College this afternoon at the Randy Larson Complex in Plant City, Fla. as part of the Sunkissed Games. The Sharks improve to 2-5 on the season, while the Blazers fall to 2-1. 
  • Simmons Softball Falls to Illinois College, 9-3
    March 07, 2019
    PLANT CITY, Fla. – The Simmons University softball team was defeated by Illinois College, 9-3, this afternoon at the Randy Larson Complex Stadium in Plant City, Fla. as part of the Sunkissed Games. The Sharks fall to 2-6 on the season, while the Lady Blues improve to 3-3.
  • Softball Defeated by Bluffton, 10-2
    March 06, 2019
    PLANT CITY, Fla. – The Simmons University softball team was defeated by Bluffton University, 10-2, this afternoon at the Randy Larson Complex in Plant City, Fla. as part of the Sunkissed Games. The Sharks fall to 1-4 on the season, while the Beavers improve to 2-3.
  • Softball Downed by Aurora, 10-0
    March 06, 2019
    PLANT CITY, Fla. – The Simmons University softball team fell to Aurora University, 10-0, this afternoon at the Randy Larson Complex in Plant City, Fla. as part of the Sunkissed Games. The Sharks fall to 1-5 on the season, while the Spartans improve to 3-3.
  • Gomes Named GNAC Softball Pitcher of the Week
    March 04, 2019
    WINTHROP, Mass. – Simmons University’s Tori Gomes (Taunton, Mass.) was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week for the week of February 25 to March 3, it was announced today by the league. 
  • Softball Edged by St. John Fisher, 5-4, in Nine Innings
    March 04, 2019
    PLANT CITY, Fla. – The Simmons University softball team erased a 3-0 deficit and sent the game into extra innings, before St. John Fisher College scored in the bottom of the ninth to come away with a 5-4 victory over Simmons University this evening at the Randy Larson Complex in Plant City, Fla. as part of the Sunkissed Games. The Sharks fall to 1-2 on the season, while the Cardinals, who received votes in the latest National Fastpitch Coaches Association Poll, improve to 2-1.
  • Softball Falls to Muskingum, 10-3
    March 04, 2019
    PLANT CITY, Fla. – The Simmons Softball team rallied for three runs in the sixth inning, but it wasn't enough as it fell, 10-3, to Muskingum University this evening at the Randy Larson Complex in Plant City, Fla. The Sharks fall to 1-3 on the season, while the Muskies improve to a perfect 4-0. 
  • Softball Falls to WPI, 3-1, in Season Opener
    March 03, 2019
    TITUSVILLE, Fla. – Senior first base Dom Ortiz (Lawrence, Mass.) and sophomore second base Hailey Lowell (Pelham, N.H.) each collected a double to lead the Simmons University softball team in a 3-1 loss to Worcester Polytechnic Institute this morning at Chain of Lakes Park in Titusville, Fla. as part of the Sunkissed Games in the season opener for both teams. The Sharks fall to 0-1, while the Engineers improve to 1-0.
  • Castigliego, Ortiz Power Softball to 12-3 Victory over Randolph
    March 03, 2019
    TITUSVILLE, Fla. – First year Maddie Castigliego (Bristol, R.I.) hit a three-run home run in her first collegiate at-bat and senior first base Dom Ortiz (Lawrence, Mass.) cracked a three-run double to lead the Simmons University softball team over Randolph College, 12-3, this afternoon at Chain of Lakes Park in Titusville, Fla. as part of the Sunkissed Games. The game was halted after five innings, due to the eight-run mercy rule. The Sharks improve to 1-1 on the season, while the Wildcats fall to 5-2. 
  • Softball to Host Prospect Clinic on January 26
    January 04, 2019
    BOSTON, Mass. -- The Simmons College Softball coaching staff will host a one-day skills prospect clinic on Saturday, January 27 at Marina Bay Sports Complex in Quincy, Mass.