2013-14 Headlines

May 28, 2014
SHU Softball Donates $1,750 to CT Challenge
Last Wednesday, Sacred Heart Softball Co-Head Coaches Elizabeth Luckie and Pam London, along with players Kate Nadler (Southbury, Conn.) and Kiera Sullivan (Woodbury, Conn.) presented the CT Challenge Cancer Survivorship Center with a check for $1,750. In the weeks leading up to the doubleheader, the Pioneers collected pledges from family, friends and members of the community that were multiplied by the team’s 10 hits against the Bryant University Bulldogs on April 12.

May 1, 2014
Softball Season Finale Cancelled
Due to this week's rain, and continued inclement weather, today's Sacred Heart softball season finale against the University of Connecticut has been cancelled. The Pioneers finish this season 12-30 overall and 1-15 in Northeast Conference play.

April 29, 2014
Robillard's Bat Shines in Pioneers' 9-7 loss
Jenn Robillard (Plainville, Mass.) went 2-for-3 Tuesday collecting two RBI and scoring twice as the Sacred Heart softball team fell to Manhattan 9-7.

April 27, 2014
Sibthorp Homers as Pioneers Fall to LIU Brooklyn
Justine Sibthorp (Santa Clarita, Calif.) blasted her fourth home run of the season against LIU Brooklyn Sunday as the Sacred Heart softball team dropped two games to the Blackbirds, 1-0 and 2-1. Junior Kate Nadler (Southbury, Conn.) collected two of the Pioneers’ five hits on the day going 2-for-4 at the plate over both games.

April 26, 2014
Pioneers Swept on Senior Day
The Sacred Heart softball team was swept by Northeast Conference foe Saint Francis U on “Senior Day” Saturday. The Pioneers battled hard in the first game, but the Red Flash rallied for four unanswered runs in the seventh to take the game 9-6. Then in the latter game, managed just two hits before getting shutout 2-0.

April 24, 2014
Softball Downed by Bobcats 4-3
Kelyn Fillmore (Simi Valley, Calif.) went 2-for-3 Thursday in the Sacred Heart softball team’s 4-3 road loss to Quinnipiac University. The loss drops the Pioneers to 12-25 on the season heading into their final home game of the season this Saturday against Saint Francis U.

April 22, 2014
Pioneers Swept by Siena
Annie Dreher (Saugus, Calif.) went 3-for-6 at the plate and scored a run as the Sacred Heart softball team dropped two games to Siena Tuesday afternoon.

April 21, 2014
SCHEDULE UPDATE: Softball to Play Army at 4:30 Today
SCHEDULE UPDATE: The Sacred Heart softball team's doubleheader against Army scheduled to start Monday at 3:00 p.m. will now be just a single game starting at 4:30 p.m.

April 21, 2014
Carlson Shines in 8 Inning Loss
Jamie Carlson (Corona, Calif.) racked up a career high 10 strike outs through eight innings of work, but still got the loss Monday evening as the Sacred Heart softball team fell to Army 3-2. Freshman Victoria D’Addario (Lincoln Park, N.J.) went 3-for-3 at the plate with a double, while classmate Andrea Sidor (North Vancouver, British Columbia) went 2-for-3 scoring both of the Pioneers’ runs.

April 19, 2014
Pioneer Offense Silenced; SHU Drop Two to FDU
The Sacred Heart softball team dropped two to Fairleigh Dickinson Saturday afternoon. SHU managed just 10 hits on the day as they fell 2-1 and 6-1 to the Knights. The pair of losses drops the Pioneers to 12-21 on the season and just 1-11 in Northeast Conference play.

April 18, 2014
Pioneer Drop Two Games to Wagner
The Sacred Heart softball team dropped both games of Friday’s doubleheader to Wagner. After falling 2-1 in game one, the Seahawks’ Samantha Bedker pitched a complete game shutout downing the Pioneers 4-0. The pair of losses drops SHU to 12-19 this season and 1-9 in Northeast Conference play.

April 16, 2014
Three-Run First Leads SHU to 5-3 Victory Over Yale
A three-run first inning led the Sacred Heart softball team to a 5-3 victory over the Yale University Bulldogs on a chilly Wednesday afternoon. Kacie Wentworth (Canton, N.Y.) went 2-for-2 at the plate knocking in a run and scoring one before helping her team from within the circle pitching three innings of relief for her first save of the season.

April 16, 2014
Today's Softball Doubleheader Minimized to Single Game at 5pm
Today's scheduled doubleheader agaisnt Yale University has been changed to just a single game beginning at 5:00 p.m. due to poor field conditions.

April 13, 2014
Pioneers Snag First NEC Win of the Season; Split with Robert Morris
The Sacred Heart softball team got its first Northeast Conference win of the season Sunday afternoon as they split with Robert Morris University. After falling 5-1 in the first game, Kacie Wentworth (Canton, N.Y.) led the Pioneers to a 4-3 victory in game two. Justine Sibthorp (Santa Clarita, Calif.) went 3-for-6 at the dish and scored two runs as SHU moves to 11-17 on the season and 1- in NEC play.

April 12, 2014
Pioneers Lose Two to Bryant
The Sacred Heart softball team was swept by Bryant Saturday afternoon dropping game one of the doubleheader 4-3 before falling in the second game 5-0.

April 10, 2014
Softball Downs Quinnipiac 4-0
Victoria D’Addario (Lincoln Park, N.Y.) went 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI as the Sacred Heart softball team shutout the Quinnipiac University Bobcats 4-0 Thursday afternoon at Pioneer Park. Anna Mallory (Pine Bush, N.Y.) got the win after holding the Bobcats to just one hit over four innings of work. The win starts the nine-game home stand right and improves the Pioneers’ season record 10-14.

April 9, 2014
Pioneers Blanked by Fairfield Stags 3-0
The Sacred Heart softball team was shutout by crosstown rival Fairfield University 3-0 Wednesday evening. Kacie Wentworth (Canton, N.Y.) took the loss as the Pioneers fall to 9-14 on the season.

April 8, 2014
SHU Softball Visits French Town Elementary
The Sacred Heart softball team visited French Town Elementary School in Trumbull, Conn. for a meet and greet. Before the school’s movie night, the Pioneers talked to students about what it meant to be a collegiate student-athlete and organized relay races.

April 5, 2014
Despite Solid Pitching Pioneer Softball Shutout by Mount St. Mary's
The Sacred Heart softball team got shutout by Mount St. Mary’s in both games of Saturday’s doubleheader. The losses drop the Pioneers to 9-13 this season and they remain winless in Northeast Conference play, 0-4.

April 4, 2014
SHU Softball Raising Money for CT Challenge During April 12 Doubleheader
On Saturday, April 12 at 1:00 p.m. during their doubleheader against Bryant University, the Sacred Heart softball team will take the field in honor of their coach, Elizabeth (Bippy) Luckie, who is a breast cancer survivor. The team is raising money by collecting donations at the game for the CT Challenge Cancer Center. In the weeks leading up to the game, the team is asking family, friends, and others throughout the community to make a pledge that will be multiplied by the amount of Pioneer hits during the games.

April 2, 2014
Pioneers Drop Midweek Game to Iona 3-2
Freshman McKenna Wiegand (Gilbert, Ariz.) slapped a two RBI single through the left side of the infield scoring Annie Dreher (Saugus, Calif.) and Justine Sibthorp (Santa Clarita, Calif.) for the only two runs Pioneer runs of the game. Jamie Carlson (Corona, Calif.) got the loss after allowing Allison Hand’s walk-off homerun to give Iona the 3-2 win over the Sacred Heart softball team. The loss drops SHU to 9-11 on the season.

March 29, 2014
Dreher Homers as Softball Gets Swept by Blue Devils
The Sacred Heart softball team was swept by reigning Northeast Conference Champion in Central Connecticut State in Saturday’s NEC opener. After being shutout 5-0 in the first game, the Pioneers rallied late in the second game, but were unable to overcome the deficit and ended up falling 4-3. SHU is not 9-10 on the season and 0-2 in conference play.

March 27, 2014
D'Addario's Walk-Off Single Seals 3-2 Win Over Fairfield
The Sacred Heart softball team defeated cross-town rival Fairfield in walk-off fashion Thursday afternoon at Pioneer Park. With the winning run on second base, freshman Victoria D’Addario (Lincoln Park, N.Y.) drove the ball into the gap in right center allowing classmate Andrea Sidor (North Vancouver, British Columbia) to round the bases to home. The Pioneers improve to 9-8 on the season before opening Northeast Conference play this weekend against Central Connecticut State on Saturday and LIU Brooklyn on Sunday.

March 25, 2014
Tuesday's Softball Game Moved to May 1
Fairfield, Conn. (March 24, 2014)--Due to the storm that is supposed to hit the Northeast Tuesday evening, the game between the Sacred Heart softball team and the University of Connecticut has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 1 at 3:00 p.m.

March 23, 2014
Dreher's Walk-off Clinches Pioneers' 5-4 Win Over Saint Peter's
With the score tied at four and one out in the bottom of the seventh, senior Annie Dreher (Saugus, Calif.) sent the game-winning homer over the left field fence clinching the Sacred Heart softball team’s eighth win of the season, 5-4, over Saint Peter’s in the final day of the UMBC Classic. Dreher went 3-for-4 in the game scoring two runs.

March 22, 2014
Pioneers Snag Two Wins Saturday
The Sacred Heart softball team took two out of their three games Saturday at the UMBC Classic. After starting the day with a 3-1 win over Bowling Green, the Pioneers finished what they started yesterday picking up a 2-1 win over UMBC before falling to the Retrievers 14-10 in the last game of the day. SHU heads into the final day of the UMBC Classic 7-8.

March 21, 2014
Softball Leads 2-0 Before Rain Delay
The Sacred Heart softball team managed a two-run lead Friday afternoon before a sudden downpour halted the game against UMBC in the bottom of the fourth inning. The game will resume Saturday at approximately 3:15 p.m.

March 16, 2014
Pioneers Swept by Stony Brook Sunday
Sacred Heart pitchers struck out seven batters as the softball team was lost two games to Stony Brook 4-3 Saturday afternoon. The sweep drops the Pioneers to 5-7 on the season.

March 13, 2014
Saturday's Softball Games Cancelled
FAIRFIELD, CONN. (March 13, 2014)--Due to poor field conditions at Stony Brook, the Sacred Heart softball team's games against Holy Cross and the Seawolves that were scheduled for Saturday have been cancelled. They are still hoping to play Sunday.

March 8, 2014
Softball Finishes Rebel Games 5-3; Splits Saturday
The Sacred Heart softball team split the final day of the Rebel Games. Adrianna Mallory (Pine Bush, N.Y.) shut out the Saint Peter’s Peahens 4-0 in the day’s early game, but the Pioneers fell to Utah Valley 3-2 in eight innings in the final game. SHU finishes the Rebel Games 5-3 and comes home with a 5-5 overall record.

March 7, 2014
Softball Downs Temple in Eight Innings, Falls to Akron
The Sacred Heart softball team split Friday falling to Akron 3-1 and defeating Temple 3-2 in eight innings. The Pioneers move to an even 4-4 on the season.

March 5, 2014
SHU Softball Splits with Temple and Niagara
The Sacred Heart softball team went 1-1 Wednesday in the Rebel Games. After falling to Temple 4-0, the Pioneers picked up their third win of the season with the 1-0 victory over Niagara.

March 4, 2014
Mallory Pitches Two-Hitter as Pioneers Win Two Against LaSalle
The Sacred Heart softball team collected two wins over LaSalle Tuesday afternoon. With the Pioneers down 5-4, Kate Nadler (Southbury, Conn.) hit the game-winning two-run home run giving SHU the 6-5 win in the first game. Sophomore pitcher Adrianna Mallory (Pine Bush, N.Y.) was the star of the second game pitching a two-hit shutout leading Sacred Heart to the 7-0 victory.

February 27, 2014
Softball Drops Two to UC Riverside to Open 2014 Season
The Sacred Heart softball team dropped their first two games of the 2014 season to the UC Riverside Highlanders 6-5 and 5-0 in the opening day of the UC Riverside Tournament Thursday.

February 27, 2014
SHU Softball Hosts 9th Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser
Last Friday, the Sacred Heart softball team hosted its ninth annual wine tasting fundraiser. Over 200 people showed their support of the Pioneers, as they raised over $9,800 for the program.

February 17, 2014
Sacred Heart Softball Inks Three to Class of 2018
Co-Head Coaches Pam London and Elizabeth Luckie announce the signing of three to National Letters of Intent Monday afternoon. The newest Pioneers are second baseman Stephanie Appelberg from Masuk High School, third baseman Hannah Ford from New Fairfield High School and centerfielder Lauren Delgadillo from Rancho Cucamonga High School.

February 12, 2014
Pioneer Softball Tabbed Sixth in NEC Preseason Coaches Poll
The Sacred Heart softball team was picked to finish sixth in the 2014 Northeast Conference preseason coaches poll announced by the conference Wednesday afternoon. Defending champion Central Connecticut State was picked to win the 2014 NEC Softball Championship by the slimmest of margins, receiving just one more first place vote (5) than LIU Brooklyn, who was slated second with four.

January 29, 2014
Support Sacred Heart Softball at Annual Wine and Beer Tasting Event
Come support the Sacred Heart softball team at its annual wine and beer tasting Friday, February 21, 2014. The event runs from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. in the University Commons at Sacred Heart University. This year's tasting stations include: fine wines, Belguan beer, cordials and champagne.

January 24, 2014
Luckie And London Recognized For Career Achievements
Sacred Heart University co-head softball coaches Elizabeth ‘Bippy’ Luckie and Pam London will both be honored this spring for career achievement awards.

October 28, 2013
Pioneer Softball Walks for End Breast Cancer
The Sacred Heart softball team walked in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at Sherwood Island in Westport, Conn. Sunday morning. Thousands of people attended the event that supports the American Cancer Society. This weekend's walk raised over half a million dollars that will help the American Cancer Society fund research for a cure, assisting underpriviledged cancer patients and free screenings and education sessions for all women.

September 26, 2013
SHU Softball Announces 2014 Captains
Sacred Heart Softball co-head coaches Elizabeth Luckie and Pam London announce Annie Dreher (Saugus, Calif.), Jade Bowins (Frederick, Md.) and Taylor Lane (Lisbon, Conn.) as captains for the upcoming 2014 season.

September 24, 2013
Pioneer Softball Hosts Alumni Game
The Sacred Heart softball team welcomed back former players this past Saturday to play in their annual alumni game. About 30 alumni came back on Homecoming Weekend to take on the current team. The 2013-14 Pioneers shutout the alumni 3-0.

September 9, 2013
Sacred Heart Softball Hosts Clinic for Trumbull Little League
The Sacred Heart softball team hosted a clinic for the Trumbull, Conn. Little League Sunday afternoon at Pioneer Park. Sixty girls between the ages of 7 and 13 came out to take fielding, hitting and baserunning drills with Pioneer players.

September 5, 2013
SHU Softball Announces 2013 Fall Schedule
The Sacred Heart softball team announced its fall preseason schedule Thursday afternoon. The Pioneers, who were 24-30 last season, open preseason competition on September 14 facing off with crosstown rivals University of Bridgeport and Fairfield University at home.

August 29, 2013
Pioneers Honored by NFCA for Work in the Classroom
Seven members of the Sacred Heart Softball team were recognized as scholar-athletes by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association for their work in the classroom in the 2012-13 school year.