QU Softball 2012-13 News

August 27, 2013
Quinnipiac Names Jill Karwoski as Interim Head Softball Coach
Quinnipiac University Director of Athletics and Recreation Jack McDonald has announced the hiring of Jill Karwoski as the interim head softball coach, effective Aug. 26, 2013.

June 19, 2013
Vincent Guglietti and Jordan Paolucci Named Quinnipiac's May Athletes of the Month
Quinnipiac softball junior Jordan Paolucci (Mary Lake, N.Y.) and baseball sophomore Vincent Guglietti (East Haven, Conn.) have been named the Quinnipiac Athletes of the Month for May.

May 24, 2013
College Sports Madness Names Jordan Paolucci, Nikki Barba and Courtney Solt to All-NEC Team
The string of postseason awards continue to pile in for the Quinnipiac softball team as sophomores Jordan Paolucci (Lake Mary, Fla.) and Nikki Barba (San Diego, Calif.) were both named to the College Sports Madness All-NEC First Team while freshman Courtney Solt (Boyertown, Pa.) was honored with a Second Team selection. The college sports website, College Sports Madness, made the All-Conference selections via insight from both staff and independent writers covering Northeast Conference softball.

May 21, 2013
Keilani Finley Signs NLI to Join Softball Team this Fall
Quinnipiac University softball head coach Germaine Fairchild announced that Keilani Finley (Alameda, Calif.) has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Bobcat program as a freshman in the fall of 2013. Finley becomes the third member of Quinnipiac’s incoming freshmen class for next season.

May 20, 2013
Jordan Paolucci Named to 2013 NFCA All-Region Team
Sophomore catcher Jordan Paolucci (Lake Mary, Fla.) of the Quinnipiac University softball team has been recognized with 2013 NFCA Division I Second Team honors, as voted on by coaches around the Northeast Region. It’s Paolucci’s second end-of-the-season accolade after taking home All-Northeast Conference laurels as well.

May 10, 2013
Northeast Conference Recognizes Softball's Jordan Paolucci and Nikki Barba With All-NEC Honors
A pair of members of the Quinnipiac softball team in sophomores Jordan Paolucci (Lake Mary, Fla.) and Nikki Barba (San Diego, Calif.) were honored by the Northeast Conference with All-NEC accolades following their 2013 seasons. Paolucci earned a spot on the All-NEC First Team as a catcher for the second time in her career while Barba took home an All-NEC Second Team honor at second base.

May 7, 2013
Courtney Solt Earns Third NEC Rookie of the Week Honor
For the third time this season, Quinnipiac softball freshman Courtney Solt (Boyertown, Pa.) takes home the NEC Rookie of the Week honors. Solt finished an impressive week that saw her tally 10 hits in six games to become the program's single-season hits record holder. She becomes just the second Bobcat ever to win three NEC Rookie of the Week titles as she joins Krista Seeman who accomplished the feat back in 2007.

May 5, 2013
Softball's 2013 Season Ends With Split of St. Francis U; Courtney Solt Becomes QU's Single-Season Hits Record Holder
Needing just two hits to become the program's all-time single-season record holder, freshman Courtney Solt (Boyertown, Pa.) did just that in Quinnipiac softball's final games of the 2013 season, earning a split with St. Francis U. The Red Flash took game one 4-3 while the Bobcats capped the season on w inning note earning a 2-0 victory in game two. Quinnipiac finishes the 2013 season at 17-35 and 9-11 in the NEC while St. Francis U ends their season at 25-30 (6-14 NEC).

May 4, 2013
Softball Falls Twice to Robert Morris; Courtney Solt Nears Single-Season Hits Record
The Bobcats and Colonials were locked in a pair of tightly contested battles but Robert Morris was too much for the Quinnipiac softball team as they fell twice, 1-0 and 8-6, in a pair of NEC Conference games from North Athletic Complex on Saturday afternoon. With the loss in game one, the Bobcats fell out of playoff contention and will finish their 2013 season tomorrow with a pair of games against St. Francis U. Quinnipiac's record drops to 16-34 (8-10 NEC) while Robert Morris clinches a spot in the NEC Tournament as they improve to 28-15-1 (14-4 NEC).

May 3, 2013
Playoff Chances on the Line for Softball Entering Final Weekend of Regular Season at RMU and STFU
With four games remaining in the 2013 regular season schedule, the Quinnipiac softball team remains in contention for the fourth and final spot in the NEC Tournament. The Bobcats will be traveling to Robert Morris and St. Francis U this weekend with their eyes set on four victories combined with four losses from the Colonials. That is the scenario still in play for Quinnipiac as they hope some last season magic will lift them into the postseason for the fourth consecutive season. Currently 16-32 (8-8 NEC), the Bobcats will look to rely on their high-powered offense and hope to receive some dominate outings from their fully staffed pitching lineup heading into their first doubleheader of the weekend against Robert Morris.

May 2, 2013
Softball Earns Split Against Manhattan in Home Finale; Alex Alba and Jordan Paolucci Each Break QU Milestones
It was a historic afternoon for the Quinnipiac softball team as senior Alex Alba (Sylmar, Calif.) became the program’s all-time doubles leader while sophomore Jordan Paolucci (Lake Mary, Fla.) broke Quinnipiac's single-season RBI record, helping the Bobcats earn a split of Manhattan with a 6-0 win and 6-5 loss in eight innings from QU Softball Field on Thursday. With both needing one each for their respective team records, Alba and Paolucci didn't wait long as they both moved into first place in their first at-bats of the afternoon. The Bobcats move to 16-32 on the season while Manhattan closes out their 2013 campaign with a 21-25 record.

April 30, 2013
Softball Takes on Future MAAC Foe Manhattan in Thursday Doubleheader for Final Home Games of 2013 Season
Thursday marks the final home games of the 2013 regular season for the Quinnipiac softball team as they will be taking on the Manhattan Jaspers in a future MAAC preview. With the Bobcats moving into the MAAC next season, the Jaspers will be one of the Bobcats’ conference foes to deal with in 2014 and beyond. Quinnipiac comes in with a 15-31 overall record and have built up a .500 mark in the NEC at 8-8. With four NEC games still left to play, there is still an outside chance the Bobcats will make the postseason. The team will need to sweep all four games remaining including two against Robert Morris, whom the Bobcats also need to lose all four remaining games in order to gain a playoff berth. Manhattan will serve as the final warm-up for the Bobcats heading into what could be the last weekend of the regular season.

April 28, 2013
Softball Swept by Central Conn. St. in Sunday Doubleheader; Four Bobcats Honored on Senior Day
The careers of four illustrious senior members of the Quinnipiac softball team were honored before the start of Sunday's doubleheader against Central Conn. St. but the Bobcats couldn’t come away victorious on the day, falling 8-0 and 10-2, both ending in five innings. The senior class of shortstop Alex Alba (Sylmar, Calif.), third baseman Bridget Figmic (Stratford, Conn.), first baseman Kortney Kesses (Woodbridge, Conn.) and center fielder Lauren Salgado (Covina, Calif.) were all honored beforehand for their individual efforts and contributions to the team’s success through the past four year. Quinnipiac's two losses drop them to 15-31 (8-8 NEC) while the Blue Devils improve to 30-13 (16-4 NEC).

April 27, 2013
Softball Drops Pair in NEC Matchup Against Bryant; Alex Alba Now Second All-Time in Career Hits
The Quinnipiac softball team was victimized by some late-inning magic early from the Bryant Bulldogs as they fell twice on Saturday, 9-8 and 8-0 (five innings), from Conaty Park. Senior Alex Alba's (Sylmar, Calif.) two hits on the day made some history as she moved past Beth Luizzi '97 for second-place on Quinnipiac's all-time hits list with 190 for her career. The Bobcats now drop to 15-29 (8-6 NEC) while Bryant improves to 20-20 (9-9 NEC).

April 26, 2013
Four Pivotal NEC Games This Weekend for Softball Against Bryant and CCSU; Senior Day Slated for Sunday at Noon
After nearly a week off for the Quinnipiac softball team, the Bobcats are back in action with a pair of vital Northeast Conference weekend doubleheaders against Bryant and Central Conn. St. on Saturday and Sunday. With an 8-4 mark in the NEC this season, Quinnipiac sits in fifth place behind LIU Brooklyn who holds the fourth and final playoff spot. The Blackbirds will finish their Northeast Conference slate this weekend as the Bobcats have four games in hand against them but every remaining game is vitally important with the Blackbirds owning a 11-5 conference record. The Bobcats need their offense to continue to produce while their pitching staff has shown improvement throughout the year and will need some big-time performances heading into the later stages of the schedule. Sunday's matchup against Central will also be Senior Day for the four Bobcat seniors on the roster including Alex Alba, Bridget Figmic, Kortney Kesses and Lauren Salgado.

April 20, 2013
Jordan Paolucci Walks-Off with Grand Slam in Eighth Inning to Salvage Split in Doubleheader With Fairleigh Dickinson
Fairleigh Dickinson learned the hard way what could happen if they loaded the bases intentionally with sophomore Jordan Paolucci (Lake Mary, Fla.) coming to the plate as she crushed a walk-off grand slam in the eighth to help the Quinnipiac softball team salvage a split against Fairleigh Dickinson, 7-1 loss in game one and 4-0 win in game two. It was the Bobcats' second walk-off grand slam in two weeks as Alex Alba also went deep to for Quinnipiac in a win over Mount St. Mary's. Quinnipiac continues to hold onto the fourth spot in the NEC standings as they now stand 15-27 (8-4 NEC) while the Knights are now 18-17 (7-7 NEC).

April 19, 2013
Softball Looks to Carry Recent NEC-Winning Streak into Saturday Home Doubleheader Against Fairleigh Dickinson
Despite three losses this week, the Quinnipiac softball team comes into Saturday's doubleheader against Fairleigh Dickinson riding a six-game NEC winning streak. After starting conference play 1-3, the Bobcats have improved to 7-3 in the NEC and have moved all the way up into the fourth spot in the standings. In order to maintain their hold on the fourth and final playoff spot in the upcoming NEC Tournament, Quinnipiac will need to continue their uptick starting with two games against the Knights whom the Bobcats have dominated in their all-time meetings, 10-1, in favor of Quinnipiac.

April 18, 2013
Alex Alba Matches Quinnipiac's All-Time Doubles Leader; Softball Falls Twice at Harvard
Senior shortstop Alex Alba (Sylmar, Calif.) roped two doubles in two games at Harvard to match the Quinnipiac softball all-time record but the team fell twice to the Crimson, 9-4 and 11-6 in five innings due to darkness. Alba's two doubles give her 11 for the season and 43 for her career as she now shares the program’s top-spot with Sarah Collins ’06. Quinnipiac drops to 14-26 on the season while Harvard's record improves to 18-17.

April 16, 2013
Softball's Winning Streak Snapped at Seven After 5-2 Loss to Fairfield
After reeling off seven straight wins in a little over a week, the Quinnipiac softball team couldn’t make it eight as Fairfield downed the Bobcats, 5-2, on Tuesday afternoon from QU Softball Field. The loss drops Quinnipiac to 14-24 on the season while the Bobcats’ future MAAC foe Fairfield improves to 20-15.

April 15, 2013
Two Non-Conference Battles Ahead for Softball; Take on Fairfield at Home on Tuesday, Travel to Harvard on Thursday
The Quinnipiac softball team will ride their seven-game winning streak into Tuesday and Thursday's non-conference showdowns with Fairfield and Harvard. The Bobcats have played their best of late and have had a flair for the dramatic, winning four of the seven in come-from-behind fashion. During the seven-game stretch, the Bobcats have outscored their opponents 23-1 throughout the sixth and seventh innings. Overall, the softball team has improved their record to 14-23 this season including a 7-3 mark in NEC competition which is good for fourth in the current conference standings. The Bobcats will have three non-conference games to navigate through first starting with a home Tuesday showdown with Fairfield followed by a road doubleheader against Harvard on Thursday.

April 14, 2013
Clutch Hitting Once Again Lifts Softball to Sweep of Sacred Heart; Push Winning Streak to Seven Games
The Quinnipiac softball team continued their magical run as they pushed their winning streak to seven games with a pair of victories over Sacred Heart, 6-0 and 4-3, on Sunday from Pioneer Park. The Bobcats were on the ropes once again, down 3-0 heading into the sixth in game two, but two runs in each of the closing innings pushed them ahead for their fourth come-from-behind victory during the seven-game winning streak. Quinnipiac improves their record to 14-23 while their NEC mark moves to 7-3, good for fourth place in the conference standings.

April 13, 2013
Softball Strong Down the Stretch, Sweeps NEC Road Doubleheader Against Wagner
The Bobcats were outscored by a combined score of 8-4 throughout the first five innings of both games but the Quinnipiac softball team willed their way to a pair of clutch victories over Wagner, 6-4 and 6-5, to earn the Saturday sweep at Wagner Field. Quinnipiac stormed all the way back from 4-0 down in the first game and also pulled out the deciding hit of game two in the sixth inning with the score tied, 4-4. With the two victories, Quinnipiac improves to 12-23 but more importantly move their conference record to 5-3 which currently sits in fourth place in the NEC standings.

April 10, 2013
Underclassmen Duo Leads Softball Down the Stretch in 6-4 Win at Fairfield
The Quinnipiac softball team continued their stellar play down the stretch as their winning streak increased to three games after a 6-4 win over Fairfield from the Alumni Softball Field on Wednesday. With the score tied 4-4 heading into the seventh, freshman Dani Edmands (Northborough, Mass.) knocked a go-ahead RBI single and sophomore pitcher Hannah Lindsley (Narragansett, R.I.) shook off the nerves and retired the final two Stag batters after runners reached second and third with one out. The Bobcats now move to 10-23 as their winning streak reaches a season-high while Fairfield falls to 15-15 on the season.

April 7, 2013
Late Inning Magic Lifts Softball to Sweep of Mount St. Mary's in Sunday Doubleheader
Needing a pair of victories to stay in the NEC playoff race, the Quinnipiac softball team earned two decisive victories on the backs of some late-game heroics as they beat Mount St. Mary’s 13-5 in six innings and 7-4 on Sunday from QU Softball Field. Senior Alex Alba (Sylmar, Calif.) lifted a walk-off grand slam over the left field fence in the sixth inning of game one while three runs in the bottom of the sixth broke a 4-4 tie and carried the Bobcats to the victory in game two. Quinnipiac now jumps back to the .500 mark in NEC play at 3-3 with an overall record of 9-23 while the Mountaineers fall to 10-22 (2-8 NEC).

April 6, 2013
Softball Drops Both Games in NEC Doubleheader Against LIU Brooklyn
In what amounts to a game of inches, the Quinnipiac softball team didn't get the bounces to go their way on Saturday as they fell 4-2 and 9-7 in a two-game set against LIU Brooklyn from QU Softball Field. With two runners on in the bottom of the seventh with two out, sophomore Nikki Barba (San Diego, Calif.) smashed a pitch that went all the way to the left field wall but was gloved for the final out just a couple feet away from walking away with the walk-off shot in game two. Quinnipiac’s two losses move them to 7-23 (1-3 NEC) on the season while the Blackbirds improve to 7-29 (3-3 NEC).

April 5, 2013
Big NEC Home Weekend Looms for Softball; Will Play Doubleheaders Against LIU Brooklyn and Mount St. Mary's
This weekend represents one of the most important in the 2013 schedule for the Quinnipiac softball team as they enter a pair of NEC home doubleheaders in need of conference victories in order to maintain their currently place in the standings. The Bobcats will be playing LIU Brooklyn and Mount St. Mary’s for a pair of doubleheaders from QU Softball Field. This is the first and only home weekend series where Quinnipiac will host two doubleheaders in the same weekend all season. The team will need to take advantage as they currently stand 7-21 overall and 1-1 in NEC play. They currently hold a share of the fourth and final playoff spot and need some wins to keep pace with the teams sharing the fourth spot as well as the teams ahead of them in the standings.

April 4, 2013
Quinnipiac Softball Swept in Doubleheader Against Stony Brook
The Bobcat offense managed only nine hits in two games against Stony Brook as the Seawolves’ pitching staff shut down the Quinnipiac softball offense on Thursday from University Field as they won 5-4 and 6-0 in a non-conference doubleheader. Sophomore Nikki Barba (San Diego, Calif.) was the only Bobcat to record a hit in both games as the second baseman now is riding a seven-game hitting streak. Quinnipiac drops to 7-21 on the season while Stony Brook improves to 19-15.

April 3, 2013
Softball Hits the Road For Thursday Doubleheader Against Stony Brook Beginning at 2 PM
After splitting their Friday doubleheader against Monmouth in their NEC opener, the Quinnipiac softball team gets back into action Thursday with a road nonconference doubleheader against Stony Brook. The Bobcats are coming off an up-and-down weekend that saw the team total 12 hits in game one of the doubleheader but then commit six errors in the field during game two. Quinnipiac has nearly gone an entire week without a game and with two weekend home NEC doubleheaders looming, the Bobcats will need to be in top form in order to take advantage of the four conference matchups.

March 29, 2013
Softball Splits Doubleheader Against Monmouth in NEC Opener; Alex Alba's Hitting Streak Reaches 10 Games
It was a tale of two stories in recap of Friday’s games for the Quinnipiac softball team as the Bobcats dominated both sides of the ball in Game One against Monmouth in a 8-1 victory but struggled on the defensive end in Game Two as the Hawks won, 3-0. Senior Alex Alba (Sylmar, Calif.) tallied two hits in the first game and doubled in game two as her three hits on the afternoon helped up her hitting streak to a season-high 10 games. Quinnipiac’s record improves to 7-19 (1-1 NEC) on the season while Monmouth moves to 13-10 (4-2 NEC) after the decisions.

March 28, 2013
Softball Begins Conference Play With Friday Doubleheader at 1 PM against Monmouth from QU Softball Field
With half the season behind them, the Quinnipiac softball looks to move up the Northeast Conference standings with their conference season opener on Friday with a doubleheader at home against the Monmouth Hawks. The Bobcats’ opponents comes into the weekend with a 12-9 overall mark this season with a 3-1 record in NEC play thus far. They’re currently sitting just one game behind Central Conn. St. who leads the conference with a 4-0 record. The Bobcats come into Friday with a little momentum after defeating the UConn Huskies, 4-3, on Wednesday to snap a three-game losing streak as the Bobcats come in with a 6-18 record through 24 non-conference games this season. It will be just the second and third home game of the year as the Bobcats were forced to deal with inclement weather throughout a majority of March.

March 27, 2013
Clutch Pitching the Difference in Softball's 4-3 Victory Over UConn; Alex Alba's Hit Streak Up to Eight Games
Strong offense and clutch pitching was the recipe for success for the Quinnipiac softball team on Wednesday afternoon as they took down UConn, 4-3, from Burrill Family Field. The Bobcats totaled 12 hits on the day while the pitching effort of freshman Sydney Robey (Glenmoore, Pa.) and sophomore Hannah Lindsley (Narragansett, R.I.) helped strand the game-tying run at third with just one out in the bottom of the seventh. The victory snaps the Bobcat’s three-game losing streak as they improve to 6-18 while the Huskies fall to 12-11 on the season.

March 26, 2013
Softball Falls to UConn in Home-Opener, 6-1
The Quinnipiac University softball team dropped its home-opener against the University of Connecticut on Tuesday afternoon, as the Bobcats fell short by a final count of 6-1 at the QU Softball Field on Mount Carmel Campus. Courtney Solt (Boyertown, Pa.) led the Bobcats’ offense with a pair of hits on the day; but, as a team, Quinnipiac only mustered a total of four hits in the game.

March 25, 2013
Snowed In All Last Week; Softball Returns to Action With Home-and-Home Against UConn Tuesday and Wednesday
Due to the horrifically inclement weather that pounded the Northeast, it has been over a week since the Quinnipiac softball team took the field. They last played on Sunday, March 17 against Cornell in a non-conference showdown in Clearwater, Fla. The Bobcats were originally scheduled to play six games last week including a pair of home non-conference meetings and two NEC road doubleheaders to start conference play. Despite the postponements, Quinnipiac is as ready as ever for their home-and-home series against the UConn Huskies this Tuesday and Wednesday. The Bobcats will host their home opener on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. before heading down to Storrs where they will take on UConn once again on Wednesday from Burrill Family Field also at 3:30 p.m.

March 22, 2013
Four-Game NEC Weekend Road Opener for Softball Postponed; Tentative Make-up Dates Announced
The Quinnipiac softball team has postponed all games this weekend due to inclement weather at both Robert Morris and St. Francis (Pa.). The Bobcats were originally scheduled to begin their Northeast Conference schedule with a pair of road doubleheaders against the Colonials and the Red Flash but porous field conditions forced all four games to be postponed.

March 20, 2013
Softball's Home Game Against Fairfield on Thursday, March 21 Postponed; No Makeup Date Announced
Due to inclement weather, the Quinnipiac softball team’s home game originally scheduled for Thursday, March 21, has been postponed. The Quinnipiac Athletic Department is working on a makeup date but there is no announcement to be made at this time.

March 19, 2013
Softball's Home Game Against UConn on Wednesday, March 20 Postponed, Re-Scheduled to Tuesday, March 26 at 3:30 PM
The Quinnipiac softball team postponed their game against UConn, originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, and have re-scheduled for Tuesday, March 26 at 3:30 p.m. from QU Softball Field.

March 18, 2013
Alex Alba and Courtney Solt Help Rewrite the Record Books as Bobcats Honored With NEC Weekly Awards
Quinnipiac softball’s senior shortstop Alex Alba (Sylmar, Calif.) and freshman outfielder Courtney Solt (Boyertown, Pa.) were announced as the Northeast Conference Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively. This announcement by the league office marks the first time the Bobcats have seized both weekly awards since March 3, 2008 and just the second time in program history.

March 18, 2013
Bobcat Offense Keeps Rolling Despite 12-5 Loss to Cornell in Last Game at City of Clearwater Spring Invitational
The Quinnipiac softball team banged out 12 more hits on Sunday against Cornell but left 10 on-base as the Big Red defeated the Bobcats, 12-5, on Sunday from the Eddie C. Moore Complex. Just one day removed from matching a program record with 16 runs against Colgate, the 12 hits on Sunday represents the fourth time the team has totaled at least 10 hits in a game over their past six contests. Quinnipiac drops to 5-17 on the season while the Big Red improve to 5-6.

March 17, 2013
Softball Splits Doubleheader; Bobcats Score Program Record 12 Runs in the Third Inning to Beat Colgate, 16-7
The Quinnipiac softball team split their doubleheader at the City of Clearwater Spring Invitational but did so in spectacular fashion. The Bobcats tied a program record with 16 runs to beat Colgate, 16-7, in five innings including a program record 12 runs in the third inning alone. Sophomore Jordan Paolucci (Lake Mary, Fla.) banged her second grand slam in the past week to highlight the victory while every Quinnipiac starter finished with at least one base hit. Quinnipiac fell in the second game of the doubleheader to Dartmouth, 3-0, as the Bobcats’ record moves to 5-16 on the season.

March 15, 2013
Softball Swept in Doubleheader at Florida; Courtney Solt Extends Hit Streak to Six Games
The Quinnipiac softball team lost back-to-back games on Friday at the City of Clearwater Spring Invitational as the Bobcats fell to Maine, 8-7, and Radford, 8-2, from the Eddie C. Moore Complex. Freshman Courtney Solt (Boyertown, Pa.) continues her torrid stretch despite the defeats as she went 3-for-7 on the afternoon with three runs scores as she extended her hitting streak to six games in the process. Quinnipiac drops to 4-15 on the season while Maine’s 22-game losing streak came to an end as the Black Bears improve to 2-22 and Radford moves to 4-13.

March 14, 2013
Softball Finshes Spring Break Schedule With Five Games at City of Clearwater Spring Invitational This Weekend
The Bobcats appear to be hitting their stride entering the final weekend series of their spring break down in Fla. Winners of two of their last three games, the Quinnipiac softball team comes in with a 4-13 overall record but have played extremely well of late. They are coming off a pair of non-conference wins over Maine and UT-Chattanooga sandwiched between a gritty 7-4 loss to national power South Florida. Quinnipiac looks to carry the momentum into the City of Clearwater Spring Invitational where it will play five games against Maine, Radford, Colgate, Dartmouth and Cornell before heading home on Sunday.

March 13, 2013
Bobcats Outslug UT-Chattanooga as Softball Scores Season-High 11 Runs in 11-8 Victory
Wednesday’s match was quite an offensive showcase as the Quinnipiac softball team and UT-Chattanooga combined for 25 hits and 19 runs but the Bobcats finished ahead on the scoreboard, 11-8, from the Eddie C. Moore Complex. Quinnipiac totaled a season-high 14 hits as a team to go along with 11 runs which is their most in any game this season. Seven runs in the sixth, all with two outs, proved to be the different for the Bobcats in the victory. Winners of two of their last three games, Quinnipiac improves to 4-13 while the Mocs drop to 14-11 on the season.

March 12, 2013
Softball Snaps Skid With Win Against Maine, 6-5; Challenge National Power South Florida in 7-4 Loss From Tampa
The Quinnipiac softball team snapped an eight-game losing streak on Tuesday with a 6-5 win over Maine and followed with a strong showing against national powerhouse South Florida in a 7-4 loss from USF Softball Field. Freshman Courtney Solt (Boyertown, Pa.) tallied five hits throughout the doubleheader while sophomore Jordan Paolucci (Lake Mary, Fla.) slugged her first career grand slam against the Bulls in the nightcap. Quinnipiac splits on Tuesday as their record improves to 3-13 while Maine drops their 19th straight game to move to 1-19 while USF improves to 15-10 on the season.

March 11, 2013
Softball Set to Play Three Games in Two Days Including Marquee Matchup Against South Florida on Tuesday
The Quinnipiac softball team looks to get back in the win column this week as they will play three games between Tuesday and Wednesday before taking part in the City of Clearwater Spring Invitational over the weekend. The Bobcats come into Tuesday losers of eight straight games as their record currently stands 2-12 on the season. They will be taking on a Maine squad that also comes in reeling, losers of 18 straight games, the longest such streak in the nation. The nightcap on Tuesday is the marquee showdown for Quinnipiac of the season as they will be taking on South Florida in a road showdown from Tampa. The Bulls advanced all the way to the 2012 College World Series and were ranked in the Top-20 at times this season as they come in with a 14-10 mark. The final weekday game will take place on Wednesday against an impressive UT-Chattanooga squad that has advanced to the NCAA Regionals in three of the past five seasons out of the Southern Conference.

March 10, 2013
Softball Drops Final Three Games at USF Under Armour Showcase
The Quinnipiac softball team suffered a 7-6 loss to St. Joseph’s on Saturday before a pair of five inning defeats to Central Michigan, 9-1, and Southern Illinois (Edwardsville), 12-2, on Sunday to wrap up their five-game set at the USF Under Armour Showcase at the Eddie C. Moore Complex. The Bobcats drop to 2-12 on the season after their weekend set.

March 8, 2013
Quinnipiac Softball Drops a Pair in Doubleheader from USF Under Armour Showcase
The Quinnipiac softball team fell in both games on Friday as they opened up the USF Under Armour Showcase with a 7-3 loss to Boston University in the afternoon and also fell 9-0 to Temple from the Eddie C. Moore Complex. With the two losses the Bobcats fall to 2-9 on the season while Boston University moved to 4-7 and Temple improved to 3-7 on the season.

March 6, 2013
Another Five-Game Weekend Set Down in Florida Looms for Softball as Quinnipiac Plays in the USF Under Armour Showcase
The Quinnipiac softball team will head back down to Clearwater, Fla. to take part in the USF Under Armour Showcase for a five-game weekend set from the Eddie C. Moore Complex. The Bobcats are coming off a 1-4 weekend from Clearwater last week where they participated in the USF Under Armour Invitational. A pair of underclassmen in sophomore pitcher Hannah Lindsley and freshman outfielder Courtney Solt both shined throughout the weekend and put forth strong showings for the team. The team will look for victories against some of the region’s top talent as well as a few teams from out Midwest. The Bobcats open with the Boston University Terriers who finished 2012 ranked No. 41 in the country with a record of 41-16. After the showcase showdown with the Terriers, Quinnipiac will take on Temple later that day followed by one matchup on Saturday against St. Joseph’s. Finally on Sunday the team will take on a pair of teams in Central Michigan and SIUE from the Mid American Conference and Ohio Valley Conference, respectively.

March 4, 2013
Softball's Courtney Solt Wins NEC Rookie of the Week Honor
Quinnipiac softball freshman outfielder Courtney Solt (Boyertown, Pa.) was named the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday, March 4. The honor is the first for any Bobcat since Jordan Paolucci claimed her second such award on May 2, 2011.

March 3, 2013
Softball Falls to Kent St., 4-1, in Final Day at USF Under Armour Invitational
Freshman outfielder Courtney Solt (Boyertown, Pa.) continued her torrid streak at the dish but it wasn’t enough to push the Quinnipiac softball team past Kent St. as they lost, 4-1, from the Eddie C. Moore Complex at the USF Under Armour Invitational on Sunday morning. The Bobcats finish up their five-game weekend series down in Fla. with a 2-7 overall record while the Flash improve to 5-8 on the season.

March 2, 2013
Softball Swept in Doubleheader at USF Under Armour Invitational
The Bobcats were locked in a battle all afternoon with Providence and Loyola Marymount but ultimately couldn’t hold off both teams as Quinnipiac fell, 5-2, in nine innings to Providence and then lost, 5-4, to Loyola Marymount in the nightcap from Eddie C. Moore Complex. Junior pitcher Katie Alifere (Beacon Falls, Conn.) put forth a valiant effort on the mound against Providence, throwing all nine innings and staving off several Friar scoring chances before the decision was final. Sophomore Nikki Barba (San Deigo, Calif.) homered against Loyola Marymount but Quinnipiac again couldn’t push that last run across to send the game into extra innings. The sweep drops the Bobcats to 2-6 on the season while Providence improves to 3-5 and the Lions move to 6-8.

March 1, 2013
Hannah Lindsley Picks Up Second Straight Victory; Softball Splits Doubleheader at USF Under Armour Invitational
The Quinnipiac softball team split a pair of 7-3 decisions on Friday from the USF Under Armour Invitational as the Bobcats lost ,7-3, to Loyola Chicago in the first game and defeated Illinois-Chicago, 7-3, in the nightcap of the doubleheader from the Eddie C. Moore Complex. Sophomore pitcher Hannah Lindsley (Narragansett, R.I.) picked up her second straight complete game victory while sophomore second baseman Nikki Barba (San Diego, Calif.) extended her streak to 12 straight games reaching base safely dating back to last season. With the split, the Bobcats are now 2-4 to start the season.

February 28, 2013
Softball Travels Down to Florida for Five Games in USF Under Armour Invitational This Weekend
The Quinnipiac softball team will head down to Clearwater, Fla. to take part in the USF Under Armour Invitational where the Bobcats will play a five-game set from March 1-3. The team is coming off a 1-3 weekend while playing at the UNCG Spartan Classic and will now look to push their way over the .500 mark against some competition from all across the country. Games loom against the Horizon League’s Loyola Chicago and Illinois-Chicago on Friday. Then they will play the BIG EAST’s Providence Friars as well as Loyola Marymount on Saturday before the team’s final game against Kent St. on Sunday. All games will be played at the Eddie C. Moore Complex located in Clearwater.

February 24, 2013
Hannah Lindsley Twirls One-Hitter; Softball Splits Doubleheader at UNCG Spartan Classic
The Bobcats combined some stellar pitching with clutch hitting down the stretch to help win a 1-0 matchup against Drexel on Sunday from the UNCG Spartan Classic. Sophomore pitcher Hannah Lindsley (Narragansett, R.I.) tossed a complete game one-hitter in just her second career start to pick up the first victory of her career. Quinnipiac fell to the host UNCG in the second game of the doubleheader, 9-1 in five innings, to leave Greensboro with a 1-3 record in four games at the tournament.

February 23, 2013
Quinnipiac Softball Slugs Back-to-Back-to-Back Home Runs; Drops Season Opener Doubleheader at UNCG Spartan Classic
The Quinnipiac softball team went back-to-back-to-back in the second game of their season-opening doubleheader on Saturday at the UNC Greensboro Spartan Classic but were swept by Marshall and host UNCG on the afternoon. The Bobcats began the day with a 6-1 loss to Marshall and then finished off the afternoon falling to the host Spartans, 10-8, in a game that featured three straight home runs for Quinnipiac (0-2).

February 19, 2013
Four Game Slate for Softball This Weekend as they Begin the 2013 Regular Season at UNCG Spartan Classic on Saturday
Coming off one of the most successful seasons in program history, the Quinnipiac softball team will be playing in their first regular season games of the 2013 season this weekend down in Greensboro, N.C. The Bobcats will be taking part in the UNC Greensboro Spartan Classic Tournament from host school UNCG. The four-game series will feature a matchup with the challenging Marhsall Thundering Herd Saturday morning followed by a showdown against the host Spartans later that afternoon. The team will face off against the Drexel Dragons on Sunday morning before challenging UNCG again to close out the series on Sunday. The 2012 Softball team finished with a 32-18 overall record, 13-7 in the Northeast Conference and advanced all the way to the NEC Championship for the second consecutive season.

February 16, 2013
All Four Weekend Quinnipiac Softball Games at Lancer Lead-Off Classic Cancelled
The Quinnipiac softball team just announced their four weekend matchups playing at the Lancer Lead-Off Classic in Farmville, Va. has been cancelled due to snow. The Bobcats were slated to play the LaSalle Explorers and host Longwood Lancers twice from Saturday through Sunday but the Lancer Field is already under a couple inches of snow as of Saturday morning.

February 14, 2013
Quinnipiac Softball Kicks off 2013 Season in Virginia at Lancer Lead-Off Classic Saturday and Sunday
Coming off one of the most successful seasons in program history, the Quinnipiac softball team will be playing in their first regular season games of the 2013 season this weekend down in Farmville, Va. The Bobcats will be taking part in the Lancer Lead-Off Classic from host school Longwood. The three-game series will feature a matchup with the LaSalle explorers on Saturday morning followed by back-to-back games against the host Longwood on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. The team was originally scheduled for four games at Farmville but the Bobcats had to cancel their second game against LaSalle scheduled for Sunday due to impending weather. The 2012 Softball team finished with a 32-18 overall record, 13-7 in the Northeast Conference and advanced all the way to the NEC Championship for the second consecutive season.

February 13, 2013
Softball Chosen to Finish Sixth in Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll
The Quinnipiac softball team was chosen to finish sixth in the Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, as announced by the league office on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. The Bobcats finished second in last year’s standings, appeared in their third straight NEC postseason tournament and advanced to the NEC Championship for the second straight season.

February 12, 2013
Softball Announces 2013 Regular Season Schedule
The Quinnipiac softball team is slated for 58 games in the 2013 regular season schedule. The spring slate includes a showcase showdown against South Florida who advanced to the 2012 NCAA Women’s College World Series as well as Harvard and the Northeast Conference’s LIU Brooklyn who both advanced to the 2012 NCAA Softball Tournament Regional Round.

January 28, 2013
Three Softball Student-Athletes Named National Fastpitch Coaches Association Academic All-Americans
Three student-athletes from the Quinnipiac softball team were recently named National Fastpitch Coaches Association Academic All-Americans for their performance in the classroom during the 2011-12 academic year. The distinguished athletes include former standouts Heather Schwartzburg and Ashley Heiberger as well as current sophomore catcher Jordan Paolucci (Lake Mary, Fla.). Recipients of this award earned a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA over both semesters last year.

January 9, 2013
Quinnipiac Softball's Alex Alba Earns Spot on College Sports Madness 2013 All-NEC Preseason Second Team
Senior shortstop Alex Alba (Sylmar, Calif.) was honored on Wednesday with a 2013 College Sports Madness All-NEC Preseason Second Team selection, as announced by the collegiate athletics website. The preseason honor is the first of Alba's career.

December 21, 2012
Quinnipiac Softball Signs Pair to National Letters of Intent
Quinnipiac softball head coach Germaine Fairchild and her staff announced the signing of two players to National Letters of Intent who will join the Bobcats in the fall of 2013. Shortstop Madison Kelly (Whitehall, Pa.) and utility player Julia McGovern (Levittown, Pa.) will help make up part of the Quinnipiac softball Class of 2017. Both players add quality leadership skills with proven success on and off the field.

October 26, 2012
Softball Holds Annual Banquet; Honors Several Players with 2012 Season Awards
The Quinnipiac softball team held their annual banquet on Saturday, October 13th in honor of the 2012 spring season. Pitcher Heather Schwartzburg, as previously announced at the Quinnipiac Department-wide Awards Ceremony in May, was named Most Valuable Player. Outfielder Christy Cabrera was named Offensive Player of the Year, shortstop Alex Alba was name Defensive Player of the Year, and Ashley Heiberger received the Spirit of the Bobcat award.

September 24, 2012
Softball Volunteers at Connecticut Special Olympics Softball Competition and Tournament
The Quinnipiac softball team volunteered at the Connecticut Special Olympics Softball Competition and Tournament held at the Connecticut Sports Complex in North Branford on Saturday, Sep. 8.