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2017 Harvard Softball News

  • Softball Earns NCAA Top-10 GPA
    October 03, 2017
    For the third straight year, the Harvard softball team was recognized as one of the Top-10 Academic Teams in NCAA Division I, ranking seventh in the nation, as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) on Tuesday.
  • Softball Announces Four Incoming Freshmen in Class of 2021
    August 15, 2017
    Harvard softball head coach Jenny Allard announced that the program will add four incoming student-athletes to the roster this fall as part of the class of 2021.
  • Written Senior Perspective: Taylor Cabe
    August 11, 2017
    At the age of 16, as a junior in high school, I knew I wanted three things out of my college experience: 1) To play softball; 2) To attend a reputable university where academics would be my top priority; and 3) To stay within a three hour car ride of my home town Boiling Springs, South Carolina.
  • Written Senior Perspectives: Giana Panariello
    July 31, 2017
    I can still remember the day when I got the call from Coach Allard. I was sitting in a car on a beautiful New York evening, headed to a Met game with my entire family. The phone rang, we stopped the car, and I broke into tears of joy as Coach told me she wanted me to be a member of the Harvard Softball team. At that moment, I deemed it the best day of my life. Little did I know I was embarking on a journey that would bring many more “best days” to my family and myself.
  • Written Senior Perspectives: Catherine Callaway
    July 25, 2017
    I wasn’t sure if I wanted to play softball in college. I loved the game and wanted to leave that door open, but first and foremost I wanted to get the best education possible. Of course, that was before I learned I could have the best of both worlds by playing softball at Harvard.
  • Jennifer Rohn Named Softball Assistant Coach
    June 28, 2017
    Jennifer Rohn returns to Harvard as an assistant coach after serving as a graduate assistant at the University of Louisiana-Monroe in 2016-17, head coach Jenny Allard announced today.
  • Written Senior Perspectives: Jillian Leslie
    June 02, 2017
    When I first set foot on campus as a freshman back in August of 2013, I was consumed by instantaneous fear and apprehension. I was leaving the comfort of my home in Arizona to attend a university 3,000 miles away, and I had never felt so anxiously unprepared. However, I was unaware of how quickly my nerves would dissipate after meeting my teammates and stepping onto the Harvard softball field. Four years later, I can proudly say that I have made life-long friends, unforgettable memories, and found a forever home within Harvard softball.
  • Seven Members of Softball Team Earn All-Ivy Recognition
    May 18, 2017
    Seven members of the Harvard softball team earned All-Ivy accolades, as the conference announced its year-end awards today (May 18). Sophomore shortstop Rhianna Rich and junior outfielder Maddy Kaplan earned All-Ivy League first team honors. Rich and Kaplan have been named to the first team in each year of eligibility at Harvard.
  • Rich, Kaplan Earn NFCA Northeast Region Third Team Honors
    May 18, 2017
    The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) has announced that Harvard sophomore Rhianna Rich and junior Maddy Kaplan were among the 667 student-athletes from 175 programs to have received 2017 NFCA Division I All-Region accolades. Both Rich and Kaplan earned third team recognition in the Northeast Region.
  • Kaplan, Schiffhauer Named 2017-18 Captains at Softball Banquet
    May 11, 2017
    The Harvard softball team hosted its annual team banquet on Tuesday evening (May 9) at the Murr Center, handing out five team awards and selecting captains for the 2017-18 season.
  • Softball Edged By Princeton, 1-0 and 13-4, In Ivy League Championship Series
    May 06, 2017
    The Harvard softball team (22-19) dropped two hard fought games at Princeton (25-18) in the Ivy Championship series by scores of 1-0 (Game 1) and 13-4 (Game 2), as the Tigers claimed their second consecutive league title at Class of 1895 Field on Saturday (May 6).
  • Softball's Kaplan, Rich Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
    May 04, 2017
    Two of Harvard softball top players on the field and in the classroom were recognized Thursday (May 4), as junior outfielder Maddy Kaplan and sophomore shortstop Rhianna Rich have been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District first team.
  • Softball Set For Ivy League Championship Series Rematch at Princeton
    May 04, 2017
    After winning nine of its last 10 Ivy League contests and seven of its last eight games overall, Harvard softball (22-17, 13-7 Ivy League), the Ivy North Division champions, takes on Princeton (23-18, 15-5 Ivy League), champions of the South Division in the Ivy League Championship series.
  • Eight Harvard Teams Earn NCAA APR Public Recognition Awards
    May 03, 2017
    Eight Harvard varsity athletic teams earned Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) Public Recognition Awards, the NCAA announced today (May 3).
  • Giaquinto, Lockhart Earn Ivy League Softball Weekly Awards
    May 01, 2017
    Freshman Olivia Giaquinto and sophomore Erin Lockhart both earned Ivy League weekly honors, the conference announced today (May 1). Giaquinto was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week, while Lockhart earned Ivy League Player of the Week honors.
  • Giaquinto's Big Day Lifts Softball to Ivy North Title With Sweep of Dartmouth, 8-4 and 8-0
    April 30, 2017
    A big day at the plate and in the circle for Olivia Giaquinto helped lift Harvard softball (22-17, 13-7 Ivy League) to a doubleheader sweep of Dartmouth (11-28-1, 10-10 Ivy League) and a second consecutive Ivy League North Division title. The Crimson won by scores of 8-4 and 8-0 (five innings) to clinch the seventh division title in program history and a rematch with Princeton in the Ivy League Championship series.
  • Softball Sweeps Dartmouth, 7-6 and 9-2; Leads Ivy North Division
    April 29, 2017
    A stellar day at the plate carried the Harvard softball team (20-17, 11-7 Ivy League) to a doubleheader sweep at Dartmouth (11-26-1, 10-8 Ivy League) by scores of 7-6 and 9-2, lifting the Crimson to first place in the Ivy League North Division.
  • Softball Edged, 4-0, In Rescheduled Game at Brown
    April 27, 2017
    The Harvard softball team (18-17, 9-7 Ivy League) fell 4-0 at Brown (14-27, 4-12 Ivy League) in a game rescheduled from last Saturday. Sophomore centerfielder Kaitlyn Schiffhauer went 3-for-3 with two doubles and Harvard put runners on base in all but one inning, but failed to score.
  • Softball Set For Makeup Game at Brown; Series Against Dartmouth
    April 26, 2017
    The Harvard softball team (18-16, 9-6 Ivy League), heads into the final week of the regular season on a roll, having won five of the last six games and five league contests in a row.
  • Cabe Earns Ivy League Softball Pitcher of the Week Honors
    April 24, 2017
    Senior pitcher Taylor Cabe was named Ivy League Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced today (April 24).
  • Softball Sweeps Doubleheader at Brown, 4-0 and 5-2
    April 23, 2017
    Buoyed by two strong pitching performances by Taylor Cabe and Kathleen Duncan and timely hitting by Olivia Giaquinto, Maddy Kaplan and Rhianna Rich, the Harvard softball team (18-16, 9-6 Ivy League) swept a Sunday doubleheader at Brown (13-27, 3-12 Ivy League), winning game 1, 4-0, before earning a 5-2 victory in game 2.
  • Softball's Five Run 7th Inning Keys 7-4 Comeback Win at Brown
    April 22, 2017
    The Harvard softball team (16-16, 7-6 Ivy League) won its third Ivy League contest in a row, earning a 7-4 win at Brown (13-25, 3-10 Ivy League) with a five run seventh inning to earn a come-from-behind win against the Bears.
  • Softball Takes on Brown in Key Ivy North Division Series
    April 20, 2017
    The Harvard softball team (15-16, 6-6 Ivy League) hits the road this weekend for back-to-back doubleheaders against Brown (13-24, 3-9 Ivy League).
  • Softball Hosts Providence In Mid-Week Test at Soldiers Field
    April 18, 2017
    The Harvard softball team (15-15, 4-6 Ivy League) will play its final non-conference game of the year today at Soldiers Field when the Crimson take on Providence (12-22, 3-9 Big East). Harvard is coming off a solid weekend, winning three of four games against Ivy League North Division rival Yale.
  • Softball Drops Final Non League Test to Providence, 8-3
    April 18, 2017
    The Harvard softball team (15-16) suffered an 8-3 loss to Providence (13-22) on Tuesday afternoon in its final scheduled non-conference game of the season.
  • Walk Off Double By Lockhart Keys Softball Sweep of Yale, 5-4 and 5-4
    April 16, 2017
    Sophomore third baseman Erin Lockhart capped off a huge weekend by adding three more hits and five more RBIs in a doubleheader against Yale (11-24, 5-7 Ivy League), including the game-winning double in the ninth inning of Harvard softball’s 5-4 game 2 victory of the Bulldogs. Harvard (15-15, 6-6 Ivy League) also won game 1 by a score of 5-4 to earn the sweep.
  • Softball Takes Game 1, 9-1, Falls in Game 2, 14-6, Against Yale
    April 15, 2017
    Big days by sophomore third baseman Erin Lockhart (5-for-6, six RBI, three runs) and freshman first baseman/pitcher Olivia Giaquinto (4-for-5, two HR, two RBI) at the plate, and a strong start by sophomore pitcher Kathleen Duncan (5-6) in game 1 helped Harvard softball earn a split against Yale today in the first of two doubleheaders.
  • Softball Set For Yale Doubleheaders; To Honor Seniors Saturday
    April 13, 2017
    The Harvard softball team (12-14, 3-5 Ivy League) will continue conference play this weekend at Soldiers Field when the Crimson take on North Division rival Yale (10-21, 4-4 Ivy League).
  • Lockhart's Home Run Keys Softball's 6-5 Win at Bryant
    April 11, 2017
    The Harvard softball team (12-14, 3-5 Ivy League) earned a 6-5 road win at Bryant (7-28) on Tuesday keyed by the top half of Harvard’s lineup, and a five-run third inning for the Crimson.
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