With the eighth pick in the 2019 American Softball Association (ASBA) Draft, Wilmington University softball alum Caitlyn Whiteside was drafted by the E1 Pro Ballers to extend her softball career into the professional ranks.
For the third time in her career, Wilmington University softball’s Rosa Lynn Burton has been named an All-American, becoming the first Wildcat to ever be named First Team as the 2019 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II and Division II Collegiate Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-American Teams have been announced.
The 2019 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Spring All-Academic Teams have been released by Commissioner Dan Mara, as Wilmington University has 20 student-athletes make the list for their respective sports.
After a record breaking season, three Wilmington University softball student-athletes were named to the 2019 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division II All-Region Teams, which is conducted by NFCA member coaches in all eight regions.
Three runs in the final two innings would give seventh seeded New Haven a 7-4 lead over third seeded Wilmington University softball, ending their record breaking season in the NCAA Division II East 2 Regional Tournament on Friday afternoon at Asbury Field.
The No. 7 seed New Haven picked up two home runs from Vanessa Strohm and five RBI to defeat No. 3 Wilmington, 7-4, in an elimination game in the NCAA DII East 2 Regional Tournament at Asbury Field in New Castle, Del. Strohm's first homer came in the top of the third with a two-run blast giving the Chargers insurance runs in the top of the seventh. Wilmington's season came to a close at 39-15 while New Haven stays alive to play No. 6 Adelphi.
The Wilmington University softball team battled back three times against Adelphi in the First Round of the NCAA Division II East Regional Tournament, but it was the fourth run that set Adelphi apart, winning the game, 4-3, in 10 innings at Asbury Field.
The No. 6 seed Adelphi took down the No. 3 seed Wilmington, 4-3, but it took 10 innings as the two fought back and forth throughout in the opening game of the NCAA Division II East 2 Regional Tournament at Asbury Field in New Castle, Del.
The Wilmington University softball team has earned a spot in the NCAA Division II East 2 Regional Tournament after winning its third Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Title in six years. The Wildcats earned the No. 3 seed and will host the No. 6 seed Adelphi in New Castle, Delaware at Asbury Field.
As they head into the NCAA Division II East 2 Regional Tournament, the Wilmington University softball team earned four student-athletes to the 2019 Division II CCA Softball All-East Region Teams, voted on by the region’s sports information directors.
After winning the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament Saturday, the Wilmington University softball team learned it will not only be the third seed in the 2019 NCAA Division II East 2 Regional Tournament, but will also host the four-team pod at Asbury Field starting Thursday.
The Wilmington University softball team found out it was hosting the NCAA Division II East 2 Regional Tournament as the No. 3 seed on Monday, when they NCAA announced the field of 64 teams. They went 39-13 overall and won the CACC Tournament Championship on Saturday. They start the regional tournament with No. 6 Adelphi at Asbury Field on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Video courtesy of Tim Shaffer.
The Wilmington University softball team needed to win three games on Saturday to win the CACC Tournament Championship, including two games against top seed and host Georgian Court University. They did just that to claim their third CACC Tournament Championship (2014, 2016, and 2019) in program history. The winner-take-all championship game took nine innings, but a Kiana Broderson-Jones single in the top half proved to be the game-winner. CACC Pitcher of the Year Caitlyn Whiteside was named the CACC Tournament MVP while Rosa'Lynn Burton, Kiana Broderson-Jones, and Annie Davila joined her on the All-Tournament Team. The Wildcats will now await their seeding into the NCAA East Regional Tournament. Copyright 2019; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
Having to win three straight games, the No. 2 seeded Wilmington University softball team did just that to defeat No. 1 Georgian Court, 5-4, in nine innings to capture their first Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament Championship since 2016 on Saturday afternoon at SEI Investments Field.
No. 1 Georgian Court’s defense played a big role against No. 2 Wilmington University softball to take a 4-2 win in the winner’s bracket round of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament on Friday afternoon at SEI investments Field.
The 2nd seeded Wildcats defeated No. 7 Nyack, 8-0, and No. 3 Caldwell, 9-2, on the first day of the 2019 CACC Tournament, advancing to the Winner's Bracket Championship on Friday afternoon against No. 1 Georgian Court. Annie Davila hit a three-run homer and collected 5 RBI in game one, before adding three more RBI in game two. Caitlyn Whiteside threw a complete game, one-hit shutout against Nyack while Makayla McCarthy went all 7 innings in only allowing two runs to Caldwell. Copyright 2019; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
A pair of strong pitching efforts, on top of Annie Davila collecting eight RBI helped lead the No. 2 seeded Wilmington University softball team to a 2-0 record on the first day of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament on Thursday afternoon on GCU Field #2.
For the first time in the Wilmington University softball programs history, seven-student athletes were named to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference All-Conference Teams, including Rosa’Lynn Burton who was named CACC Player of the Year and Caitlyn Whiteside who earned CACC Pitcher of the Year.
The 2019 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Softball Tournament begins on Thursday at Georgian Court University with Wilmington University earning the No. 2 seed squaring off against No. 7 Nyack at 10:00 a.m. on Field 2.
With the spring athletic regular seasons coming to a close, Wilmington University athletics earned three student-athletes to this week’s Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Players of the Week, as announced by the commissioner on Monday.
On the final day of the regular season, the Wilmington University softball team swept Felician, 10-2 and 15-6, on the road on Saturday at Lyndhurst Recreation, getting head coach Mike Shehorn his 200th career win in the process.
After going 2-0 and 4-0 last week, respectively, Wilmington University’s baseball and softball teams earned four Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Players of the Week, as announced by the conference on Monday.
The Wildcats swept a doubleheader from Goldey-Beacom on Thursday, winning 3-0 and 8-0 (5 inn) at Asbury Field. It was the second straight complete game shutout for Caitlyn Whiteside, as she lowered her season ERA to 2.26 and is now 16-8 on the year. Makayla McCarthy threw a five-inning shutout in the nightcap and is now 15-4 with a 1.69 ERA on the year. Rosa'Lynn Burton extended her hitting streak to a program record tying 25 straight games with a two-run triple in game one and a 3-for-3 performance with three stolen bases in the nightcap. The Wildcats are now 32-12 overall, 20-4 in the CACC. Copyright 2019; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
Caitlyn Whiteside tossed a complete game shutout as the Wilmington University softball team collected double-digit hits in each game of a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference sweep over Nyack, 5-0 and 12-4 (6), on Tuesday at Asbury Field.
In a pair of completely opposite style games, the Wilmington University softball team out slugged Caldwell, 17-11, in the opener before falling in a tight contest, 2-1, in nine-innings in the nightcap on Saturday afternoon for Senior Day at Asbury Field.
The Wildcats earned a CACC split with Dominican on Thursday, dropping the opener, 9-7, before coming back to win the nightcap, 10-1, in six innings. Lauren Lopez collected eight RBI in the doubleheader, breaking the single season record with 54 RBI on the year, breaking Jillian Stafford's mark of 51 set in 2013. Annie Davila and Makayla McCarthy hit homers in the opener before Lexi Baughman capped the victory with a two-run shot in the sixth in the nightcap. The Wildcats are now 27-11, 15-3 in CACC play. Copyright 2019; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.