Jenny Joyce will begin her third year as the volunteer assistant coach for the Villanova softball team during the 2015-16 season, after taking a year off coaching.
Hathaway and Morris honored by the BIG EAST
For their performances in the BIG EAST Tournament this weekend both Tianah Hathaway and Dana Morris were named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team, the conference announced after the completion of the championships game where St. John's defeated Seton Hall by a score of 7-5.
Wildcats Fight in Two-Day Long BIG EAST Semifinals Matchup
Playing in their first BIG EAST semifinals matchup since making the tournament in 2010, the Villanova Wildcats played the St. John's Red Storm in Rosemont, Ill. on Friday and Saturday for the right to play the Seton Hall Pirates in the BIG EAST Championship game. The first inning was played on Friday afternoon, while the rest of the game was played on Saturday morning due to thunderstorms in the area.
Softball Will Continue Semifinal Matchup vs. St. John's Tomorrow Morning
After gaining a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning on Friday afternoon in their semifinals matchup with St. John's, the Villanova Wildcats will continue the rest of the game tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. There were thunderstorms in the area and due to heavy rain, thunder and lightning the game was postponed.
Poppe Named to All-BIG EAST Second Team
Kate Poppe has been named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team, as announced by the BIG EAST on Wednesday morning. The righty has had an impressive 2015 campaign. She broke the Villanova all-time career strikeout record, threw her third-career no-hitter, named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll four times, named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week once and led the BIG EAST conference in several different categories.
Poppe and Snell Recognized by BIG EAST
Kate Poppe and Chase Snell have been named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll for their performances this past week against Monmouth and St. John's, the conference announced Monday. It's the 10th time in Poppe's career she has been named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll and the fourth time this season. This also marks the first time Chase Snell has received BIG EAST recognition in her career.
Softball to Play in 2015 BIG EAST Tournament
With their 3-0 victory over the St. John's Red Storm earlier today, the Villanova Wildcats have clinched a spot in the 2015 BIG EAST Tournament. It's the team's first appearance in the tournament since 2010 and the will be represent the No. 4 seed in the tournament.
Wildcats Clinch a Spot in the BIG EAST Tournament With 3-0 Victory Over St. John's
In their final regular season game of the season, the Villanova Wildcats faced the St. John's Red Strom in a game that would be detrimental in deciding the fourth seed in the 2015 BIG EAST Softball Tournament. With the victory over St. John's the Wildcats clinched the No. 4 seed in the BIG EAST Tournament. The Wildcats scored three runs in the top of the first inning and kept that lead for the remainder of the day. The Wildcats season record improves to 24-29, 9-12 BIG EAST while St. John's drops to 26-17, 16-2 BIG EAST.
Wildcats Play Nail-Biter with St. John's in Game Two
In the second game of the Saturday doubleheader against the St. John's Red Storm the Villanova Wildcats were defeated by a score of 5-4. Dana Morris hit a clutch homer in the top of the sixth inning to give Villanova a 4-3 lead, but the team was unable to hold the Red Storm in the bottom of the inning as they put up two runs of their own in the bottom of the sixth. The Wildcats record drops to 23-29, 8-12 BIG EAST while the Red Storm improves to 26-16, 16-1 BIG EAST.