2013 Softball News

September 24, 2013
Softball Named DI All-Academic Team
Six Blue Devils were named NFCA All-American Scholar-Athletes.

July 3, 2013
Four Blue Devils Named ECAC DI All-Stars
Kat Malcolm was named to the first team while Arielle Bruno, Laura Messina and Nicole Springer were awarded second team honors.

June 21, 2013
Franquet Agrees to Contract Extension
Head softball coach Jeff Franquet has agreed to a contract extension with Central Connecticut.

May 19, 2013
Bruno, Rentzel Named NCAA All-Regional
Junior Arielle Bruno and freshman Evie Rentzel were named to the NCAA Baton Rouge All-Regional team Sunday.

May 18, 2013
Softball Falls to LSU in Regional
The Central Connecticut softball team's historic season came to an end with a 11-0 loss to LSU.

May 18, 2013
Softball Advances to Game 5 vs. LSU
The Blue Devils will play LSU at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. CDT)

May 17, 2013
Softball Drops Game One vs. #10 LSU 3-2
The Blue Devils tied up the game after allowing two runs on errors but were unable to pull out the win. CCSU plays tomorrow at 4 p.m. (3 p.m. CDT).

May 16, 2013
Softball to Play Friday in NCAA Regionals
The Blue Devils have been video-logging their journey to NCAA Regionals, and now it's here! The action starts Friday and fans can watch live.

May 16, 2013
Malcolm Named NFCA Division I All-Region
Sophomore Kat Malcolm was named to the Division I All-Region Second Team on Thursday.

May 12, 2013
Softball Headed to LSU for NCAA Regionals
The Blue Devils will travel to Baton Rouge, LA to compete in the first round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in CCSU history.

May 11, 2013
Champions! Softball Wins First Northeast Conference Title
The Central Connecticut softball team has earned the Northeast Conference's bid to the 2013 NCAA Softball Tournament.

May 10, 2013
Springer Blasts Two; CCSU Tops LIU 5-4
The Blue Devils will head to their first ever NEC Championship game in CCSU history tomorrow at 2 p.m.

May 9, 2013
Softball vs. LIU at NEC Tournament Friday
The Blue Devils will face #4 seed LIU Brooklyn at 10:30 a.m. on Friday in their second game of the NEC Tournament.

May 9, 2013
Softball Wins Game 1 at NEC Tournament
The Blue Devils win the first game of the NEC Tournament by a score of 5-1 over third-seeded Monmouth.

May 8, 2013
Eight Blue Devils Named All-Conference
Sophomore Kat Malcolm was named NEC Player of the Year, Most Improved and to the All-NEC First Team.

May 7, 2013
Softball Begins NEC Tournament Thursday
The Blue Devils will face Monmouth Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The Hawks handed CCSU its only NEC sweep this season.

May 3, 2013
Malcolm Capital One Academic All-District
Sophomore Kat Malcolm was named to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team on Friday.

May 1, 2013
Softball Breaks Win Record for 3rd-Straight Season
The Blue Devils reached 32 season wins in a sweep of Maryland-Eastern Shore on Wednesday.

April 29, 2013
Barlow and Messina Earn Weekly Honors
Senior Kelsey Barlow hit four home runs last week, including a grand slam, while sophomore Laura Messina pitched two shutouts.

April 28, 2013
Softball Sweeps QU to Clinch NEC Tournament Berth
Senior Kelsey Barlow hit her 27th and 28th homers, one a grand slam, on the day.

April 27, 2013
Softball Splits With RMU on Senior Day
The Blue Devils took game one of the RMU doubleheader by a score of 3-1, but fell in game two 3-2 after eight innings.

April 25, 2013
Softball Tops URI In Five Innings
The Blue Devils swept Rhode Island 11-0 and 11-3 in two short games on Thursday.

April 22, 2013
Messina Tabbed NEC Pitcher of the Week
This is the sophomore's second-consecutive weekly award, her third of the season.

April 21, 2013
Softball Sweeps DH With FDU
Blue Devil conference win total now at 13. Messina posts ninth shutout of the season.

April 20, 2013
Softball Hosts FDU Sunday at Noon
The Blue Devils are 11-3 in NEC play and currently rank second in the conference. The doubleheader is set to begin at 12 p.m.

April 17, 2013
Softball Earns Two Shutouts at Holy Cross
The Blue Devils earned their second sweep of the Crusaders this season on Wednesday. Senior Nicole Springer went 2-for-2 in game one with one run and two RBI.

April 14, 2013
Softball Drops Two at Monmouth
The Blue Devils forced extra innings in game one but fell short. Sophomore Laura Messina struck out 15 batters on the day.

April 13, 2013
Softball Splits With the Mount; 11-1 in NEC
The Blue Devils hit three home runs in game two against the Mountaineers to claim the win 11-2. CCSU faces Monmouth tomorrow.

April 8, 2013
Malcolm NEC Co-Player of the Week
Sophomore Kat Malcolm hit two, three-run homers last week, batted .429 and yielded a perfect fielding percentage.

April 7, 2013
Rentzel Hits Walk-Off Homer in 8th; Softball 10-0 in the NEC
The Blue Devils swept Saint Francis U on Sunday to continue their 12-win streak.

April 6, 2013
Softball Shuts Out SHU, Win Streak at 10
Sophomore Laura Messina breaks the CCSU career strikeout record. The Blue Devils remain undefeated in the NEC and face Saint Francis U tomorrow at home at 12 p.m.

April 1, 2013
Brown and Messina Earn Weekly Honors
Junior Tessa Brown and sophomore Laura Messina were named NEC Player of the Week and NEC Co-Pitcher of the week after the Blue Devils went 4-0.

March 29, 2013
Softball Sweeps Bryant, Now 6-0 in the NEC
The Blue Devils topped Bryant 8-1 in the first game of today's doubleheader and followed it up with a five-inning shutout in game two.

March 27, 2013
Softball Wins Sixth Straight
The Blue Devils swept Holy Cross in two shutouts, one from senior Nicole Springer and a record-breaker from sophomore Laura Messina.

March 24, 2013
Trio Earns Weekly NEC Awards
Bruno, Messina and Rentzel earned Player, Pitcher and Rookie of the Week honors for their performance this weekend.

March 24, 2013
Softball Sweeps LIU; Opens NEC Play 4-0
Junior Arielle Bruno hit two home runs on the day for four RBI and sophomore Laura Messina tied for first in CCSU career shutouts.

March 23, 2013
Softball Sweeps Wagner; Barlow Breaks Home Run Record
Taking both games in less than six innings, the Blue Devils head into tomorrow's doubleheader against LIU Brooklyn 2-0 in the NEC.

March 21, 2013
Softball Opens NEC Play This Weekend
The Blue Devils will face Wagner in a Saturday doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. and LIU Brooklyn on Sunday at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

March 20, 2013
Softball at Fairfield Postponed
Blue Devils will open conference play this weekend

March 17, 2013
Softball Drops Final Doubleheader at Hofstra
The Blue Devils face-off against Fairfield, away, on March 20 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

March 16, 2013
Softball Drops Doubleheader at Hofstra
The Blue Devils will face Hofstra and UConn again tomorrow in day two of the Hofstra Tournament.

March 13, 2013
Softball Splits With Hartford at Home
The Blue Devils hit two homeruns on the day and totaled 17 hits.

March 11, 2013
Malcolm and Rentzel Earn NEC Honors
Sophomore Kat Malcolm and freshman Evie Rentzel boasted impressive performances last week to earn the NEC awards.

March 9, 2013
Softball Sweeps Day Two at Hampton
Sophomore Kat Malcolm posted six runs, five RBI and seven hits, including a three-run homer.

March 8, 2013
Softball Splits Day One at Hampton Tourney
The Blue Devils continue competition tomorrow, March 9, against Siena at 10 a.m. and Maryland Eastern Shore at 12 p.m.

March 6, 2013
Softball Schedule Change
The Thursday, March 6 double header against Coppin State has been moved to Thursday, May 2 in Baltimore, MD.

March 5, 2013
Softball Sweeps Yale, 8-1, 3-1
Central wins home opener

March 3, 2013
Softball Ends Tournament With 4-0 Win
The Blue Devils, led by three hits from junior Tessa Brown, topped Loyola Marymount to close the tournament in Clearwater, FL.

March 2, 2013
Softball Drops Double Header at USF
Springer hit a home run in the top of the sixth of game two to force an extra inning.

March 1, 2013
Softball Splits Day 1 at USF Invite
The Blue Devils continue tournament play tomorrow with another double header against EKU at 10 a.m. and UIC at 12:15 p.m.

February 28, 2013
Softball Kicks Off 2013 Season Today
The Blue Devils travel to Clearwater, FL to open 2013 against Georgia State at 11 a.m.

February 26, 2013
Softball Announces 2013 Captains
Alibozek, Barlow, Brown, Bruno and Pogemiller are honored.

February 12, 2013
Softball Ranked 3rd in NEC Preseason Poll
Third is the highest preseason coaches' poll rank for Central in program history.

January 3, 2013
Central Softball Trio Earns NFCA Honors
CCSU softball's Ashley Black, Lauren Alibozek and Kat Malcom have been awarded NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes for the 2012 season.

November 26, 2012
Softball Signs Four to 2014 Roster
Head Coach Jeff Franquet has added four new players to the 2014 CCSU softball squad.

July 9, 2012
Gleason Added to Softball Staff
Head coach Jeff Franquet has added Breanne Gleason to his coaching staff.