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September 23, 2011
Player                School        Class     Major Hillary Allen          Drexel          Jr.        Elementary ed. Lindsey Atzert          Cabrini          So. Educational studies Paige Collings          Drexel          Jr. Biological sciences Danielle McDevitt       Holy Family    So.    Elemen./sp. ed. Ashley Minch          Rowan          Jr.
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December 11, 1994 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Philadelphia and New York won yesterday in the opening round-robin singles softball squash racquets matches in the annual men's series for the Lockett Cup at the Berwyn Squash and Fitness Club. The Lockett Cup event had been held every year since the early 1920s until it was wiped out by a snowstorm two years ago. It also missed play last year, when squash racquets was in a transitional period from hardball to softball play. Yesterday the cup play was at softball for the first time in the history of the inter-city series.
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September 19, 1994 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Dave McNeely of Episcopal Academy won the men's Class A championship of the Darwin Kingsley Softball Squash Classic over lefthander Ed Chilton, the pro at Wilmington Country Club, 9-7, 9-0, 9-4, yesterday at Penn's Ringe Courts. Stephanie Teaford of Penn Charter won the women's Class A championship over Elise O'Connell of Agnes Irwin, 2-9, 9-6, 9-1, 9-7, in the final of round- robin play.
SPORTS
July 13, 2010
Player                      School         Major       GPA Ashley Botelho               Drexel         Bus. Ad.       3.54 Mary Pat Conville            La Salle         Education    3.53 Lauren Davis-Macedonia   Ursinus         Biology       3.46 Sam Ingersoll               West Chester   Psychology 3.91 Krystle Metzler               Temple         Business    3.
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July 19, 1987 | By Dave Caldwell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Her most valuable pitching asset is not her searing, 60-m.p.h. fastball, nor is it her tricky, four-pitch repertoire. Downingtown's Courtney Hankes is a formidable softball pitcher because she stays as cool as a Popsicle. "I don't let things bother me," she said. "I think it really helps. You can't let things bother you. " Hankes had a mostly bother-free senior season, in which she fired five no- hitters and led Downingtown to its second straight Ches-Mont League softball championship, and she will be attending the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, a rising Division I softball powerhouse.
NEWS
June 13, 2000 | By Tom McGurk, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Mickey Shaw, the all-time victories leader among Washington Township softball coaches, has stepped down after 15 years. "There are a lot of factors, but the biggest one is I want to spend more time with my kids," Shaw said. Shaw amassed 311 victories, and he cited the 1993 state-finalist season and the last two years as highlights. "Those moments were special especially the last two seasons," Shaw said. "After everything that happened to this team this spring, I couldn't ask for anything more than what the kids accomplished.
SPORTS
May 25, 2012
Sarah Rosenburg gave up just one hit and no earned runs as she helped Central coast to a 7-1 win over Philadelphia Academy Charter in the Public League softball final at LaSalle University. Rosenburg struck out 12 and walked none for the complete-game win. Gina Guadalupe added a pair of hits and two runs scored and senior Stephanie Cattan went 1 for 2 with an RBI and two runs scored.   Volleyball Washington overcame a power outage to capture its first back-to-back boys volleyball Public League title as the Eagles dropped Masterman, 3-0. Washington capped off a perfect (13-0)
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May 1, 1993 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
When Sandy Stringham was younger, she set her sights on being a gymnast. The Rider College softball team should be grateful that Stringham eventually decided not to be the next Mary Lou Retton. The junior centerfielder from Rancocas Valley is Rider's career leader in stolen bases - she had 78 through her first 38 games - and could set more records by the time she graduates next year. The first sport she was introduced to, however, was gymnastics, at age 5. In high school, Stringham competed for Rancocas Valley as a gymnast, but to make the necessary commitment to that sport, she would have had to abandon softball.
SPORTS
July 9, 1996 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Imagine being 11 years old and a baseball nut. Imagine being invited to attend the All-Star Workout Day by a friend, then finding out your seats are in the first row of the deluxe-box section behind first base, then being dragged onto the field to participate, and then being interviewed on ESPN and being called "a national hero. " Marty Howell wasn't dreaming yesterday. All of that happened to him at Veterans Stadium. Marty, of West Creek, Ocean County, N.J., was summoned by Stars manager Bill Cosby to pinch-hit against the Stripes in the All-Star Celebrity Softball Game.
NEWS
April 17, 1995 | By Eric Karabell, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Colleen Koch has placed softball in its proper perspective. To her, it's a game, nothing more. That's not to say Koch, a talented senior shortstop for William Tennent, doesn't love the sport. And it certainly doesn't imply she's merely an average player. But rather than worry about which colleges are recruiting her, Koch would rather enjoy her last year of high school and concentrate on preparing herself for whichever college is lucky enough to get her - as a student, not an athlete.
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NEWS
September 10, 2015
Two former St. Joseph University softball players have settled suits against the school and its varsity coach that alleged hazing and sexual misconduct, according to court papers filed Tuesday. A spokesman for St. Joseph's declined to comment. A lawyer representing the plaintiffs did not return a call for comment. The women filed suit in May and June, alleging that older members bullied and hazed younger members and that both the university and the coach knew and did nothing to stop it. They contended in the suit they were made to drink alcohol and forced to engage in sexually demeaning acts.
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August 21, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
SOME ONE please tell Fred Miller to go away. Miller is the manager of the South Snohomish Little League softball team from Washington State that failed to advance to the semifinals of the World Series after being accused of losing a game on purpose. Now, he's trying to deflect criticism by saying his girls have been harassed and that the tournament - which has operated just fine for years - needs to be revamped. The back story: Earlier this week, Miller played four reserves and ordered his girls to bunt throughout an 8-0, no-hit loss to North Carolina.
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August 20, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
SAY IT ain't so, Josephine. A Little League softball team was eliminated from the World Series playoffs yesterday under unusual circumstances. On Monday, a team from Washington state failed to get a hit in an 8-0 loss to a team from North Carolina. The loss created a three-way tie in Pool B play and, due to tiebreaking rules, Washington and North Carolina advanced to the semifinals, while Central Iowa did not. Here, the plot thickens. Had Washington won, North Carolina would have been eliminated and Central Iowa would have advanced.
NEWS
July 27, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
One in an occasional series. The score was tied in the top of the fifth inning when a man walked through the Camden Angels' outfield, pushing a chalk machine to draw boundaries for a soccer game scheduled at the park later that weekend. The Angels, one of the North Camden Little League's girls' softball teams, were near the end of the first game in a doubleheader against a team from North Philadelphia. As the man crossed the field the Angels' pitcher paused, the batter froze, outfielders glared, and coach Josie Rodriguez strode onto the diamond, shouting, "We're in the middle of a game here!"
NEWS
July 8, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The head varsity softball coach at St. Joseph's University will remain on the job, following a report by a university-hired investigator that no staff members violated policy in regard to hazing and sexual misconduct allegations by two former team members who have since sued the school. The investigation by a law firm that the university declined to name found that head coach Terri Adams and other coaching staff members had no knowledge of and did not participate in hazing or sexual misconduct, according to a university source.
SPORTS
June 27, 2015 | By the Inquirer Staff
Burlington County defeated Mercer County, 10-4, Thursday to win the 11th annual Carpenter Cup Classic at FDR Park. A six-run fourth inning by Burlington County broke open a 3-3 game to allow the team to win its first championship in the softball tournament. Batting at the top of the lineup, Megan Mayernik and Megan Murzello served as offensive catalysts for the winners with a combined six hits, three runs, and a stolen base. More than 250 young women from the tristate region participated in the event, which featured 16 teams.
NEWS
June 11, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
A second student has filed suit in federal court in Philadelphia against St. Joseph's University over alleged hazing by members of the women's varsity softball team. The student is identified as Jane Doe II, a 19-year-old member of the team who lives in another state. The suit, filed last week, contains similar allegations to the first filing in May: that the plaintiff was harassed, made to drink alcohol, and forced to engage in sexually demeaning acts; and that head coach Terri Adams both failed to help and in some cases participated.
NEWS
June 11, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Coach Dan McLaughlin isn't sure exactly when it happened, but it was sometime during the Perkiomen Valley regular season when he saw his starting pitcher Emily Oltman turn a corner. Oltman went from a good pitcher as a sophomore to a great one this season, and is The Inquirer's most improved player. In 147 innings, the Rider recruit struck out 165, posting an ERA of 1.71 and holding opponents to a batting average of .166. Some other postseason awards: Coach of the year: Dan McLaughlin, Perkiomen Valley.
NEWS
June 5, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Carly Jensen made sure St. Basil's first trip to states would not be a one-and-done proposition. The freshman shortstop connected on a two-out, two-strike, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the eighth Wednesday to send the Panthers to a 1-0 victory in the first round of the PIAA Class AA softball tournament at Plymouth Whitemarsh. Nicole Eberhard struck out four in eight innings of five-hit ball for St. Basil, which captured the District 1 championship last week. St. Basil will play District 3 runner-up Kutztown, which eliminated Conwell-Egan, 1-0, in the quarterfinals.
NEWS
June 3, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Alexa Toner couldn't have imagined a more daunting set of circumstances for her return to the pitching circle. She rose from the biggest challenge of her career and brought her Paul VI teammates along with her. After missing nearly three weeks with shoulder soreness, Toner took the mound Friday for the Non-Public South A semifinals to face St. John Vianney, the state's second-ranked team as well as the Eagles' tournament nemesis. "I was definitely nervous," Toner said. "That was the team that knocked us out the last two years.
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