2016 Harvard Softball News

  • Written Senior Perspectives: Morgan Groom
    July 26, 2016
    Playing your senior season in a Crimson uniform is a bittersweet experience. There is a unique balance between intense focus on the present – each practice, game, inning, and pitch carries more weight than ever – and nostalgia for the past. As a spring sport athlete, the closure of an athletic career parallels the end of an educational journey, making it that much harder to transition away from the home that Harvard has provided.
  • Written Senior Perspectives: Zoe Galindo
    June 30, 2016
    I was prepared to give up my hopes of playing softball at the collegiate level in order to apply to colleges of higher educational standards when my recruiting process did not go as planned. I applied to thirteen universities my senior year of high school, with my Ivy League dreams at the top, down to my safety schools. The moment I found out I got into Harvard was one of the happiest I can remember.
  • Ivy League Recognizes 2016 Spring Academic All-Ivy Team
    June 22, 2016
    The Ivy League has announced the names of 80 student-athletes – including 10 from Harvard – who have been named to the 2016 Spring Academic All-Ivy League team.
  • Written Senior Perspectives: Haley Davis
    June 07, 2016
    My journey on the field began when I was five: a scrawny kid in an oversized baseball cap and the biggest smile on the field. Growing up a diehard Angels fan, I believed that wearing the numbers of my favorite players would make me just as good as they were. I only dreamed of being an Angel one day, and softball was the closest I could get to being one.
  • Kaplan and Groom Take Home NFCA Division I All-Region Honors
    May 19, 2016
    The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) has announced that Harvard sophomore Maddy Kaplan and senior Morgan Groom were among the 385 student-athletes from 157 programs to have received 2016 NFCA Division I All-Region accolades.
  • Groom Named Pitcher of the Year, Rich Selected as Top Rookie as Seven Crimson Earn Softball All-Ivy Honors
    May 19, 2016
    Harvard softball received a slew of awards Thursday, May 18, as the Ivy League announced senior Morgan Groom had been named conference Pitcher of the Year, while freshman Rhianna Rich was selected the league’s Rookie of the Year, highlighting seven All-Ivy League accolades for the Crimson.
  • Softball Honors Team Award Winners and Names 2017 Captains at Annual Banquet
    May 12, 2016
    The Harvard softball team hosted its annual team banquet Wednesday evening in the Murr Center, handing out five team awards and selecting its captains for the 2016-17 season. Rising seniors Savannah Bradley and Giana Panariello were voted by their teammates as the leaders of the team for next season.
  • Softball Drops Final Game of Ivy League Championship Series to Princeton, 8-3
    May 09, 2016
    Picking up the action from the sixth inning of game two of the 2016 Ivy League Softball Championship Series, Harvard (29-17, 16-4 Ivy) closed out that game with a 7-1 victory to force the decisive game three, but Princeton (23-26, 14-6 Ivy) used an eight-run second frame of that game to secure the conference championship over the Crimson.
  • Weather Postpones Completion of Ivy League Softball Championship Series
    May 08, 2016
    With rain in the forecast throughout the day on Sunday, the remainder of Harvard softball’s championship series with Princeton has been postponed to Monday, May 9.
  • Softball Drops Pitching Duel with Princeton, Leads Game Two Before Suspension in Ivy League Championships
    May 07, 2016
    In search of its first Ivy League championship since 2012, Harvard softball (28-16) fell in a pitcher’s duel, 2-1, to open the series with Princeton (22-25) before having game two suspended for darkness with Harvard leading 7-1 in the bottom of the sixth.
  • Cabe, Kaplan Earn Spots on the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
    May 05, 2016
    Harvard softball was honored with two more awards Thursday, May 5, as junior pitcher Tayler Cabe and sophomore outfielder/utility player Maddy Kaplan have been selected to the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District 1 Team as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
  • Softball Hosts Princeton in 2016 Ivy League Championship Series This Weekend
    May 05, 2016
    With the climatic regular season in the rear view, the North Division champion Harvard softball team (28-15, 16-4 Ivy) will host South Division champ Princeton (21-25, 14-6 Ivy) this weekend in the best-of-three 2016 Ivy League Championship Series at Soldiers Field.
  • Groom, Rich and Kaplan Lead Harvard to Sweep of Ivy Weekly Awards
    May 04, 2016
    Sophomore Maddy Kaplan, freshman Rhianna Rich and senior Morgan Groom earned Player, Rookie and co-Pitcher of the Week honors, respectively, from the Ivy League Wednesday, as announced by the conference office.
  • Seventh Inning Rally Earns Softball North Division Title and Spot in the Ivy League Championship Series
    May 03, 2016
    It took until the final inning of the 2016 regular season, but the Harvard softball team (28-15, 16-4 Ivy) rallied with four runs in the top of the seventh in Tuesday’s winner-take-all game to defeat Dartmouth (27-15, 15-5 Ivy), 8-5. The victory secured the Ivy League North Division crown and the right to host the conference championship this weekend against Princeton (21-25, 14-6 Ivy).
  • Softball, Baseball Doubleheaders at Dartmouth Postponed Until Tuesday
    May 01, 2016
    The softball and baseball doubleheaders between Harvard and Dartmouth originally scheduled for Sunday, May 1 have been postponed until Tuesday, May 3.
  • Softball Takes Two One-Run Wins From Dartmouth Saturday; One Victory Shy of North Division Title
    April 30, 2016
    The Harvard softball team (27-14, 15-3 Ivy) jumped to the top of the North Division standings Saturday, beating Dartmouth (26-14, 14-4 Ivy) in a pair of one-run contests, 4-3 and 6-5. The victories set the stage for the Crimson to secure the North Division title with just one victory Sunday in the final regular season doubleheader in Hanover. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. and both games can be seen live on the Ivy League Digital Network.
  • Softball Seeks North Division Title Against Dartmouth
    April 27, 2016
    The Harvard (25-14, 13-3 Ivy) and Dartmouth (26-12, 14-2 Ivy) softball teams will meet this weekend on the diamonds at Soldiers Field and Dartmouth Softball Park with the North Division title and a trip to the Ivy League Championships on the line. The four-game series will begin with a doubleheader in Cambridge Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. and conclude Sunday, May 1 in Hanover with two more games, also slated for a 2 p.m. start. All four games can be seen live on the Ivy League Digital Network.
  • Softball Completes Series Sweep of Brown Sunday; Sets the Stage for Decisive North Division Matchup Versus Dartmouth
    April 24, 2016
    Harvard softball (25-14, 13-3 Ivy) tallied 26 hits over a doubleheader sweep against Brown (16-21, 5-11 Ivy) Sunday to notch wins in all four games of the weekend series at Soldiers Field. Harvard posted a 6-2 decision in the opener and then scored nine runs in the late innings of the series finale to rally for an 11-4 triumph.
  • Doubleheader Sweep of Brown Highlights Senior Day for Softball
    April 23, 2016
    The Harvard softball team (23-14, 11-3 Ivy) honored its four seniors Saturday evening, but not before sweeping a doubleheader against Brown (16-19, 5-9 Ivy) at Soldiers Field. First pitch was delayed two hours, but when play got underway, Harvard took the opener, 7-6, in eight innings, and went on to dispatch of the Bears, 8-0, in game two.
  • Softball Topples Providence, 8-2
    April 21, 2016
    Harvard softball (21-14) pounded out 14 hits, while pitchers Taylor Cabe and Sarah Smith limited Providence (16-23) to just three, cruising to an 8-2 victory Thursday evening at Glay Stadium.
  • Softball Visits Providence, Hosts Brown in North Division Clash
    April 19, 2016
    The Harvard softball team (20-14, 9-3 Ivy) enters the final two weeks of the regular season with a short road trip to Rhode Island to face Providence (15-22) Thursday before hosting Brown at Soldiers Field for a four-game series Saturday and Sunday.
  • Softball Shuts Out Yale in Series Finale to Split Sunday Doubleheader
    April 17, 2016
    Harvard and Yale met for the second doubleheader of the weekend on the softball diamond, with the Bulldogs (12-26-5-7 Ivy) taking the opening game, 1-0, but Harvard (20-14, 9-3 Ivy) bounced back with a 6-0 triumph in the series finale to win three of four games on its arch rival’s turf.
  • Softball Sweeps Opening Day of Series at Yale
    April 16, 2016
    Harvard softball (19-13, 8-2 Ivy) needed extra innings and a late-game rally, but it procured a pair of victories on the first day of its weekend series at Yale (11-25-4-6 Ivy) Saturday. The Crimson scored twice in the eighth inning to take the opener, 2-0, and then posted three runs in the fifth frame of the second game to win game two, 5-4.
  • Five RBI from Lantz Helps Softball Outlast Maine, 10-7
    April 14, 2016
    Freshman third baseman Meagan Lantz drove in five runs in the first three innings, leading the Harvard softball team (17-13) to a 10-7 victory on a sunny Thursday afternoon at Soldiers Field.
  • Matchup Versus Maine a Primer for Weekend Series at Yale for Softball
    April 13, 2016
    Riding a five-game win streak, the Harvard softball team (16-13, 6-2 Ivy) will host Maine (15-13) Thursday for a single game at 3 p.m. before heading to Connecticut this weekend for a four-game series at Yale (11-21, 4-4 Ivy).
  • Softball Versus Maine Rescheduled for Thursday
    April 11, 2016
    The Harvard softball matchup versus Maine, originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 14.
  • Softball Takes Two from Penn after an Extra Inning Game and a Five-Inning Contest
    April 09, 2016
    The Harvard softball team defeated Penn in its Saturday afternoon doubleheader at Soldiers Field after an eight-inning 11-10 victory and a five-inning 10-2 win. The Crimson improved to 16-13 overall and 6-2 in Ivy play, while the Quakers fell to 13-16 overall and 2-6 in the Ancient Eight.
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