2017 Softball News

  • Newbury Softball Repeats with Top GPA in Division III
    October 16, 2017
    Congratulations to Newbury’s 2016-2017 softball team for earning the highest GPA for NCAA Division III as part of the Easton/NFCA Top 10 Academic Team rankings.
  • Benyi Steps Down as Nighthawks Softball Coach
    July 11, 2017
    The Newbury College Department of Athletics announced today that Caitlin Benyi has resigned as the Newbury College Softball Coach in order to jumpstart a new career at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
  • Five Nighthawks Named to All-Conference Teams
    May 08, 2017
    Five members of the Nighthawks softball program have earned All-Conference accolades as members of the All-NECC Teams as announced by the New England Collegiate Conference Office on Monday morning.
  • Nighthawks Fall Short in Winner-Take-All Championship
    May 07, 2017
    The goal was simple entering the day for both teams, a single win for the Lesley Lynx would give them the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. For the Newbury Nighthawks, they were in need of two victories to clinch the New England Collegiate Conference Crown. Following a third straight comeback win for the Nighthawks, the season came down to a final, winner-take-all, game.
  • Pair of Comebacks Put Nighthawks in Championship Game
    May 06, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. - The Newbury Nighthawks needed a pair of comebacks to stay alive in the New England Collegiate Conference Championships, while the Lesley University Lynx rolled to the final's in the winner's bracket on Saturday afternoon at Sweeney Field at Wentworth.
  • Top-Seed Nighthawks Fall to Wildcats in First Semifinal
    May 04, 2017
    A three-run sixth inning but the Wildcats brought them back from two runs down as Bay Path advances in the winner's bracket with a 5-4 victory over the top-seed, Newbury Nighthawks, on Thursday night at Sweeney Field.
  • Nighthawks Advance With 13-3 vs. Southern Vermont
    May 02, 2017
    A seven-run opening inning, all with two outs, was the catalyst for the Nighthawks offense as the top-seeded Nighthawks are moving on to the NECC Semifinal, Double Elimination Bracket via a 13-3 victory over the No. 8 seed Southern Vermont Mountaineers on Tuesday afternoon at Grant Field.
  • Nighthawks Sweep Blazers; Clinch Regular Season Title
    April 30, 2017
    The goal was clear heading into Sunday afternoon's doubleheader at Elms College, a pair of wins would clinch the New England Collegiate Conference Regular Season Championship for the first time in program history.
  • Nighthawks Softball Earns No. 1 Seed in NECC Playoffs
    April 30, 2017
    Following a 16-2 conference season, the Newbury Nighthawks have earned their first Regular Season Championship in program history, resulting in the No. 1 seed in the New England Collegiate Conference Tournament.
  • Program Records Fall, Nighthawks Sweep Mountaineers
    April 22, 2017
    Saturday's doubleheader between the Nighthawks and Southern Vermont Mountaineers featured the highest producing offensive output in Nighthawks program history as the offense was on fire for a sweep of Southern Vermont.
  • Sass' Home Run in Seventh Forces Doubleheader Split at Regis
    April 19, 2017
    Pride junior Alexa Nejaime (Sandisfield, Mass.) batted 3-for-4 with two runs scored, helping the Regis College Pride end the Newbury Nighthawks perfect conference record by defeating them 8-3 on Wednesday evening at Regis Field.
  • Gooden Bats .421, Earns NECC Rookie of the Week Honors
    April 17, 2017
    Nighthawks freshman Arianna Gooden (Bakersfield, Calif.) has been named the New England Collegiate Conference Rookie of the Week by the league office for the week ending on April 16. It's her first nomination to the Rookie of the Week honors and marks the second straight week a Nighthawks player has been awarded the Rookie nomination (Mallory Stefan).
  • Babcock's Walk-Off Keeps Nighthawks Perfect in NECC at 9-0
    April 15, 2017
    After an offensive outburst for the Nighthawks in the opening game, a 10-0, game-shortened, victory over the Mitchell Mariners, the Nighthawks needed to battle back from three runs down in the eventual 6-5 walk-off win, keeping the Nighthawks undefeated in the New England Collegiate Conference.
  • Nighthawks Take Game One, Second Game Halted
    April 11, 2017
    After improving to 7-0 to start the season in the New England Collegiate Conference with a 7-2 victory in Game One, the Nighthawks and Lynx had to halt play in Game Two due to darkness with the Lynx leading 5-2 in the sixth.
  • Stefan's Week at the Plate Yields Rookie Honors in NECC
    April 10, 2017
    Nighthawks freshman Mallory Stefan (Thornton, Colo.) broke out offensively this week, finishing with four games with at least two hits and as a result, has been named the New England Collegiate Conference Rookie of the Week in softball for the week ending on April 10.
  • Softball Stays Unbeaten in NECC Following Sweep at Becker
    April 10, 2017
    A tie-breaking single in the top of the seventh provided the scoring needed for a 4-3 victory in the opening game of the doubleheader, while a 12-run explosion in the second half of the doubleheader lifted the Nighthawks to victory. Newbury now sits atop the New England Collegiate Conference standings at 6-0; the best start to conference play in program history.
  • Nighthawks Offense Overpowers Wildcats for Sunday Sweep
    April 09, 2017
    CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Nighthawks offense produced 21 runs in eight innings total, the best two-game output of the season for Newbury in the sweep of the Wheelock Wildcats on Sunday afternoon in New England Collegiate Conference play at Pine Manor Softball Field.
  • Nighthawks Swept in Pair of Walk-Off Losses at Curry
    April 07, 2017
    The Nighthawks three-game winning streak came to an end on Friday afternoon as a pair of one-run decisions went against the Nighthawks, who fell 9-8 in game one and 8-7 in game two at the Curry Colonels with both games coming down to the bottom of the seventh and a pair of dramatic walk-off wins for Curry at D. Forbes Will Field.
  • Nighthawks Sweep Wildcats, Start NECC Season 2-0
    April 05, 2017
    Following multiple postponements and delays for the Nighthawks to get their New England Collegiate Conference schedule underway, the weather finally cooperated enough for a doubleheader to be played between the Nighthawks and Wildcats. Despite the lack of games that Nighthawks have had in the past two weeks, there was no negative effect as the Nighthawks start the NECC season with a sweep of the Wildcats.
  • Nighthawks, Scots Split Doubleheader with Late Game Heroics
    March 29, 2017
    The Fighting Scots and Nighthawks split a pair of games on Wednesday with both games coming down to the late innings, providing late drama and final inning heroics each way.
  • Sass Goes 3-for-4 Earning NECC Player of the Week
    March 27, 2017
    Nighthawks sophomore Noelle Sass (Randolph, Mass.) broke through for a strong week and, as a result, has been named the New England Collegiate Conference Player of the Week for the week ending on March 26.
  • Nighthawks Open Home Schedule vs. Mt. Ida
    March 24, 2017
    After the postponement of two different series to open the season, the Nighthawks finally open their post-Arizona schedule on Friday afternoon vs. Mount Ida College. The game, originally scheduled to be played at Pine Manor, has moved to Mount Ida's field with the Nighthawks remaining the home team. The Nighthawks enter 1-7 after two full weeks in between games. The Mustangs sit at 3-6 having last played on Thursday; a 10-3 loss to Eastern Nazarene.
  • Nighthawks Split Doubleheader on Cold, Wet Friday
    March 24, 2017
    After being pushed back a day due to scheduling difficulties, the Newbury Nighthawks finally returned to action after Spring Break in Arizona following two weeks rest. On a cold, wet Friday evening, the Nighthawks and Mount Ida Mustangs split a Friday doubleheader at Alumni Field at Mount Ida.
  • Softball Drops Two in Final Afternoon in Arizona
    March 10, 2017
    A pair of losses for the Nighthawks ends their time in Arizona at 1-7. Sophomore Alina Milauskas (Pawtucket, R.I.) started the season off on a hot streak, batting .458 with three doubles.
  • Nighthawks Drop Pair of Matinees in Arizona
    March 09, 2017
    A comeback falls just short in another one-run loss to Hiram College in the first game for the Nighthawks, while a big first inning by the Mt. Marty Lancers gave them plenty of offense to lift them over the Nighthawks in the second game for Newbury.
  • High-Powered Offenses Take Two From Nighthawks on Tuesday
    March 07, 2017
    A better day offensively for the Nighthawks still wasn't enough to derail the offensive numbers put up by William Penn and Dakota Wesleyan as the Nighthawks drop a pair of games in desert on day two of Spring Training at the 2017 Tucson Invitational.
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