March 11, 2014
Quinnipiac Softball Swept in Non-Conference Doubleheader by Boston Univ. and Penn
The Quinnipiac University softball team couldn’t muster much offense in a pair of non-conference losses to Boston University, 9-1, and Penn, 10-1, with both games ending in five innings. The Bobcat offense was held in check throughout the 10 innings of play as they totaled just five hits in two games to help lead to the sweep. Quinnipiac’s two losses drop them to 1-11 while Boston University improved to 7-8 and Penn jumped up to 2-4 on the season.
March 11, 2014
Senior Katie Alfiere Wins Quinnipiac Softball's First Ever MAAC Pitcher of the Week Award
The Quinnipiac softball team's senior pitcher Katie Alfiere (Beacon Falls, Conn.) made some history on Tuesday, becoming the first player to win a weekly MAAC award as she took home the Pitcher of the Week honors for her performance last weekend for the Bobcats. Alfiere wins her second career Pitcher of the Week award as her first career award, also the last Pitcher of the Week Quinnipiac has won, came on May 7, 2012 when the program was still a member of the Northeast Conference.
March 10, 2014
Softball Will Face Boston University and Penn in Non-Conference Showdown on Tuesday from Clearwater, Fla.
After taking a much needed day off, the Quinnipiac softball team will resume play on Tuesday with two non-conference games against regional opponents in Boston University and the University of Penn from the Eddie C. Moore Complex in Clearwater, Fla. The Bobcats just wrapped up a run of five games in a 48 hour span this past weekend and will come into Tuesday riding a wave of momentum after picking up their first victory of the 2014 season on Sunday.
March 9, 2014
Softball Rallies for Head Coach Jill Karwoski's First Career Win at QU in a Come-From-Behind, 5-3, Win Over St. John's (N.Y.)
The Quinnipiac softball team helped ring in a new era on Sunday as the Bobcats picked up a 5-3 victory over St. John’s (N.Y.) which represented the first career win for newly hired head coach Jill Karwoski. The Bobcats certainly earned this result as they went down 3-1 after two innings but rallied back with four runs in the fourth through seventh innings while holding the Red Storm to no runs in the final five frames to score the come-from-behind win. Quinnipiac’s first victory in 2014 moves them to 1-9 while St. John’s falls to 8-12 on the season.
March 9, 2014
Softball Falls to Seton Hall, 6-0; Sydney Robey Strikes Out Career High Five Batters Despite the Loss
The Quinnipiac softball team lost to the Seton Hall Pirates, 6-0, in a non-conference game from Eddie C. Moore Field at the USF Under Armour Showcase on Saturday. The loss drops the Bobcats to 0-9 while Seton Hall improves to 4-14 on the season.
March 7, 2014
QU Softball Falls to Indiana State and Cleveland State in USF Under Armour Showcase Opener
The Quinnipiac softball team fell to Indiana St., 10-1, and Cleveland St, 9-0, in the first day of action at the USF Under Armour Showcase. Both losses were in five innings as the Bobcats fall to 0-7 to start the season while the Sycamores (8-6) and and Vikings (9-6).
March 7, 2014
Bobcat Softball Begins 12-Game Spring Break Stint in Florida With Five Games at USF Under Armour Showcase this Weekend
The Quinnipiac softball team will begin their 12-game stint down in sunny Florida with the USF Under Armour Showcase this weekend. They will take on five teams in the next three days including matchups against two Big East schools (Seton Hall, St. John's (N.Y.)) as they look to pick up their first victory of 2014.
March 2, 2014
Softball Drops Three Games to Finish Weekend at the USF Under Armour Invitational
Quinnipiac softball dropped their final three games at the USF Under Armour Invitational as they fell to Georgia State 10-2 (six innings), Western Michigan 13-1 (five innings) and Florida Atlantic 15-4 (five innings) at the Eddie C. Moore Softball Complex. The Bobcats’ three losses drop them to 0-5 to start the 2014 season.
February 28, 2014
QU Softball Swept in 2014 Season Opener Against Oakland (7-1) and Campbell (10-6)
The Quinnipiac softball team lost to Oakland, 7-1, and Campbell, 10-6, in their 2014 season opener at the USF Under Armour Invitational. The losses drop the Bobcats to 0-2 on the year while the Golden Grizzles improve to 7-7 and the Fighting Camels move to 10-8 with their respective victories.
February 27, 2014
Quinnipiac Softball's Jill Karwoski Promoted to Head Coach
Quinnipiac University Director of Athletics and Recreation Jack McDonald has announced that Jill Karwoski will be promoted to softball head coach, effective immediately. Karwoski was previously hired as the interim head softball coach on Aug. 26, 2013. She will be the seventh head coach in program history and the third at the Division I level.
February 27, 2014
QU Softball Kicks Off 2014 Season With Five Games at USF Under Armour Invitational This Weekend
The Quinnipiac softball team will kickstart a new season and new era for the Bobcats as this will be the first season of newly hired head coach Jill Karwoski. The Bobcats are coming off a 17-35 season with a 9-11 record in their final year as a member of the Northeast Conference. They were just picked to finish seventh in the MAAC preseason poll released earlier this week as they return a strong roster with their three top hitters returning as well as their entire pitching staff form a year ago. They open the 2014 season with a trip down to Clearwater, Fla. where they will take part in a five-game tournament featuring the likes of Oakland, Campbell, Georgia St., Western Mich. and Fla. Atlantic.
February 13, 2014
All Five Weekend Quinnipiac Softball Games at UNF Tournament Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather
The Quinnipiac softball team just announced their five-game weekend matchups playing at the University of North Florida Tournament in Jacksonville, Fla. have been cancelled due to inclement weather in Connecticut. The Bobcats were slated to take on Southern Ill., Savannah St. (twice), Troy, and the host North Florida from Friday through Sunday but the snowy conditions throughout Connecticut forced the team to cancel their flight. The UNF Tournament will still be played despite Quinnipiac's absence.
February 13, 2014
QU Softball Opens 2014 Campaign With Five Games Down in University of North Florida Tournament This Weekend
The Quinnipiac softball team will kickstart a new season and new era for the Bobcats as this will be the first season of newly hired interim head coach Jill Karwoski. The Bobcats are coming off a 17-35 season with a 9-11 record in their final year as a member of the Northeast Conference. They were just picked to finish seventh in the MAAC preseason poll released earlier this week as they return a strong roster with their three top hitters returning as well as their entire pitching staff form a year ago. They open the 2014 season with a trip down to Jacksonville, Fla. where they will take part in a five-game tournament featuring the likes of Southern Ill., Savannah State, Troy and host North Florida.
February 12, 2014
Softball Tabbed Seventh in MAAC Preseason Poll; Courtney Solt Named to Preseason All-Conference Team
The Quinnipiac softball team was selected to finish seventh in the MAAC preseason coaches' poll released by the league office on Wednesday, Feb. 12. In addition to their seventh place nod, sophomore outfielder Courtney Solt (Boyertown, Pa.) was voted by the league coaches onto the Preseason All-MAAC Team also announced this afternoon.
February 2, 2014
College Sports Madness Names Jordan Paolucci, Courtney Solt and Nikki Barba to Preseason All-MAAC Team
As the 2014 Quinnipiac softball season draws ever near, three Bobcats found their names on the College Sports Madness Preseason All-MAAC Team released on Sunday, February 2, 2014. Quinnipiac tied for the third-most players represented as redshirt junior catcher Jordan Paolucci (Lake Mary, Fla.) and sophomore outfielder Courtney Solt (Boyertown, Pa.) were named to the First Team while junior infielder Nikki Barba (San Diego, Calif.) earned a Second Team nod. The college sports website, College Sports Madness, made the Preseason All-Conference selections via insight from both staff and independent writers covering MAAC softball.
January 15, 2014
QU Softball Announces 2014 Schedule
In her first season as the newly hired interim head coach for the Quinnipiac softball program, Jill Karwoski has announced the 2014 schedule for her squad. Among the 56 scheduled games over the course of four months (Feb.-May) includes three trips down to Florida, appearances in five tournaments, five games against 2013 NCAA Tournament teams and 20 games as a newly accepted member of the MAAC.
November 7, 2013
QU Softball Announces Hiring of Assistant Coach Bill Vasko
On Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, the Quinnipiac Director of Athletics and Recreation Jack McDonald as well as softball interim head coach Jill Karowski announced the hiring of Bill Vasko as an assistant coach. Vasko comes to Quinnipiac with three years of head coaching experience at the Division II Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia in addition to organizing several softball clinics and training regimens for young athletes.
November 1, 2013
Quinnipiac Softball to Host First Annual Home Run Derby on Sunday at 2 PM
The Quinnipiac softball team invites all to their first annual Home Run Derby at the QU Softball Field on Sunday, November 3 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. The Bobcats will be donating 50 percent of all proceeds to the United Way and in case of inclement weather, a rain date has been set for Sunday, November 17.
September 19, 2013
Softball Announces 2013 Fall Schedule; Will Host Annual City Series from QU Softball Field
Newly hired interim head coach Jill Karwoski has recently announced the Quinnipiac softball 2013 fall schedule. The Bobcats will take on several familiar foes including two in-state rivals and QU Softball Field will host the annual City Series pitting Yale, University of New Haven, Southern Connecticut State and Quinnipiac against one another from the home field of the Bobcats.