May 26, 2009
Olenderski, Kumdereli honored with Coleman Lew Leadership Awards
HILTON HEAD, SC UNC Greensboros Laura Olenderski and Arsel Kumdereli are among 24 student-athletes being honored this week with the Coleman Lew Leadership Award at the Southern Conferences Annual Meetings.
May 8, 2009
UNCG stays alive at SoCon tournament, advances to meet Georgia Southern
CHATTANOOGA, TN Freshman Alex Emeterio went 3-for-3 with two RBI and Amber Harrell won her fifth straight decision as sixth-seeded UNC Greensboro rallied past No. 5 seed Furman on Friday, 4-3, to advance at the Southern Conference Softball Championship.
May 8, 2009
Fourth-seeded Georgia Southern knocks No. 6 Spartans out of SoCon tourney
CHATTANOOGA, TN Fourth-seeded Georgia Southern clubbed three home runs among its 12 hits to eliminate No. 6 seed UNC Greensboro from the Southern Conference Softball Championship on Friday, 9-2.
May 7, 2009
Mountaineers drop Spartans into losers bracket at SoCon tournament
CHATTANOOGA, TN Hannah Angel limited No. 3 seed Appalachian State to just four hits, but the Mountaineers pushed across a pair of early runs to take a 2-0 win over sixth-seeded UNC Greensboro in the opening round of the Southern Conference Softball Championship on Thursday.
May 7, 2009
UNCG ousts No. 2 seed College of Charleston to advance at SoCon tournament
CHATTANOOGA, TN No. 6 seed UNC Greensboro used a five-run second inning and a solid pitching performance from junior Amber Harrell to eliminate second-seeded College of Charleston on Thursday, 5-3, in the losers bracket of the Southern Conference Softball Championship.
May 6, 2009
Day one of Southern Conference Softball Championship rained out
CHATTANOOGA, TN Day one of the Southern Conference Softball Championship has been postponed by rain. Sixth-seeded UNC Greensboro will now open tournament play against No. 3 seed Appalachian State on Thursday at 11 a.m.
May 5, 2009
Merkt, Emeterio earn Southern Conference postseason honors
SPARTANBURG, SC Two UNC Greensboro student-athletes earned postseason Southern Conference honors, as Kaitlin Merkt was named second team all-conference and Alex Emeterio was named to the inaugural all-freshman team, the league office announced Tuesday.
May 4, 2009
Harrell named SoCon Pitcher of the Week for second time
SPARTANBURG, SC UNC Greensboro junior Amber Harrell has been named the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week for games played April 27-May 3, the league office announced Monday. The award is voted on by the leagues softball sports information directors.
May 3, 2009
Elon blanks Spartans to stave off series sweep
ELON, NC Danielle Laffertys two-run single highlighted a three-run fourth as Elon blanked UNC Greensboro on Sunday, 3-0, to avoid a series sweep and close the regular season for both squads.
May 2, 2009
Spartans sweep doubleheader at Elon, Harrell Ks 12 to move into third in UNCG history
ELON, NC UNC Greensboro swept a Southern Conference doubeleheader at Elon on Saturday, taking a 7-1 win in game one and a 4-3 victory in game two to assure the Spartans of the sixth seed in the upcoming league tournament.
April 30, 2009
Spartans split with Hokies in home finale
GREENSBORO, NC Kaitlin Merkt's grand slam in the third inning turned a two-run deficit into a two-run lead and junior Amber Harrell made it stand up as the Spartans beat Virginia Tech in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday, 5-3. The Hokies rebounded to take game two, 8-0 in five innings, to salvage the split.
April 29, 2009
Harrell picks up 400th strikeout as UNCG sweeps Liberty
GREENSBORO, NC UNC Greensboro junior Amber Harrell struck out nine batters in game two to become just the fourth pitcher in school history to reach 400 career strikeouts as the Spartans swept a doubleheader from Liberty on Wednesday, 2-1 and 3-1.
April 26, 2009
College of Charleston completes series sweep of UNCG
GREENSBORO, NC College of Charleston scored early and often as it completed the series sweep of UNC Greensboro and spoiled Senior Day on Sunday, 8-2. UNCG freshman Jordan Jewett knocked in both of the Spartans' runs on the day.
April 25, 2009
Spartans drop doubleheader to College of Charleston
GREENSBORO, NC College of Charleston's Katie Forbes was 2-for-4 with four RBI in game one and had a hand in both Cougar runs in the seventh inning of game two as UNC Greensboro was swept in a Southern Conference doubleheader on Saturday, 7-2 and 2-1.
April 22, 2009
East Carolina sweeps doubleheader from UNCG
GREENVILLE, NC Cristen Aona hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to snap a 2-all tie and UNC Greensboro's seventh-inning rally fell as run short as East Carolina took the first game of a doubleheader against the Spartans on Wednesday, 4-3. The Pirates completed the doubleheader sweep with a 9-0 win in five innings in game two.
April 19, 2009
Georgia Southern uses big innings to take 8-2 win
STATESBORO, GA Georgia Southern used a pair of big innings Sunday to take an 8-2 victory over UNC Greensboro and win the season series.
April 18, 2009
Angel fires one-hitter as UNCG splits with Georgia Southern
STATESBORO, GA Redshirt senior Hannah Angel twirled a one-hitter to make Whitney Miller's RBI fielder's choice in the third inning stand up as UNC Greensboro took the first game of a Southern Conference doubleheader against Georgia Southern on Saturday, 1-0. The Eagles rebounded to take game two by a 5-2 count to salvage the split.
April 16, 2009
Spartans split with North Carolina A&T
GREENSBORO, NC North Carolina A&T got a walk-off, 3-2 win in game one and UNC Greensboro got three RBI from Whitney Miller in the Spartans' 4-3 game-two victory as the squads split a doubleheader at the Aggie Softball Complex on Thursday.
April 14, 2009
Charlotte sweeps doubleheader from Spartans
GREENSBORO, NC Charlotte got a sixth-inning grand slam from Keri Palma to break open a scoreless game one and outlasted UNC Greensboro in game two to sweep a doubleheader from the Spartans on Tuesday, 7-0 and 9-6.
April 13, 2009
Ausley named Southern Conference Player of the Week
SPARTANBURG, SC UNC Greensboro junior Brittany Ausley has been named the Southern Conference Player of the Week for games April 6-12 after hitting .545 and helping the Spartans to a 4-1 record on the week, the league office announced Monday. The award is voted on by the leagues softball sports information directors.
April 11, 2009
Spartans take two of three from Samford in rare tripleheader
GREENSBORO, NC UNC Greensboro took two of three games from Samford on Saturday, earning a 6-3 comeback win in the completion of Friday's suspended game before dropping game one of a doubleheader 2-1. The Spartans took the rubber match, 8-4.
April 10, 2009
UNCG softball doubleheader suspended by weather, will resume Saturday
GREENSBORO, NC UNC Greensboros Friday doubleheader against Samford was suspended by adverse weather in the middle of the third inning of game one and will resume Saturday at 11 a.m. The Spartans and Bulldogs will complete game one, then play the remaining two games of the three-game series.
April 7, 2009
Olenderski grand slam highlights home run barrage as Spartans top NC Central
GREENSBORO, NC Laura Olenderski's grand slam kicked off back-to-back-to-back home runs in game one and Lyndsay Mouse had homers in both games as UNC Greensboro swept a doubleheader from North Carolina Central on Tuesday, 14-0 and 11-0, both in five innings.
March 31, 2009
UNCG rallies twice in game two to salvage split with Campbell
GREENSBORO, NC Alex Emeterio and Brittany Ausley had two hits each in game one and Kaitlin Merkt hit a two-run home run in game two as UNC Greensboro twice rallied from deficits to split a doubleheader with Campbell on Tuesday, falling 8-3 in game one before rebounding for the 5-3 victory in game two.
March 28, 2009
Appalachian State takes game one, game two moved to Sunday
GREENSBORO, NC Appalachian State hit a pair of three-run home runs in a seven-run seventh inning to take a 7-0 win over UNC Greensboro on Saturday. Game two of the Southern Conference doubleheader was postponed by rain until Sunday.
March 25, 2009
UNCG postpones DH at North Carolina A&T, adds games vs. NC Central
GREENSBORO, NC - UNC Greensboro's doubleheader at North Carolina A&T, scheduled for Wednesday at 2 p.m., has been postponed because of the threat of inclement weather in the area and has been rescheduled, UNCG coach Jennifer Herzig announced. The Spartans have also added a home doubleheader with North Carolina Central on April 7.
March 24, 2009
Merkt celebrates birthday with three XBH as UNCG splits with Harvard
GREENSBORO, NC Kaitlin Merkt celebrated her 21st birthday with four hits, including three for extra bases, as UNC Greensboro split a doubleheader with Harvard on Tuesday, winning game one 3-0 and falling 10-5 in game two.
March 22, 2009
Mouses solo home run pushes Spartans past Furman
GREENVILLE, SC Lyndsay Mouse crushed a two-out solo home run in the top of the seventh to snap a 2-all tie and Mary Catherine Vercoe hit a two-run double as UNC Greensboro downed Furman 3-2 on Sunday to avoid a three-game Southern Conference series sweep.
March 21, 2009
Furman sweeps doubleheader with pair of walk-off wins
GREENVILLE, SC Furman's Katie Michael's lifted a sacrifice fly to center field to score Jessie Homesley in the bottom of the seventh inning in game one and Stephanie Cushing hit a one-out grand slam in the bottom of the seventh in game two as the Paladins swept a Southern Conference doubleheader from UNC Greensboro on Saturday, 2-1 and 11-7.
March 14, 2009
(UPDATED) Inclement weather continues to affect UNCG home events
GREENSBORO, NC - With a weekend full of inclement weather in the Triad, UNCG has canceled several athletic events.
March 8, 2009
UNCG takes rubber match at Western Carolina, 11-3
CULLOWHEE, NC Freshman pitcher Cory Mattson picked up the first win of her career and hit her first collegiate home run and Kaitlin Merkt and Whitney Sirois had three hits each as UNC Greensboro hammered out three home runs and 14 hits to beat Western Carolina and win the three-game series on Sunday, 11-3 in six innings.
March 7, 2009
Spartans split with Western Carolina to open SoCon slate
CULLOWHEE, NC UNC Greensboro pulled out a 6-4 win in the second game of a doubleheader after dropping the first 3-2 in nine innings at Western Carolina to earn a split in its first Southern Conference action of the season on Saturday.
February 28, 2009
Remainder of UNCG Spartan Classic canceled
GREENSBORO, NC - The UNCG Spartan Classic has been wiped out by rain, UNCG coach Jennifer Herzig announced Saturday. Saturday's and Sunday's games have been canceled and will not be made up.
February 27, 2009
Spartans get back on track with 8-0 win over Rider
GREENSBORO, NC – Amber Harrell came within inches of a no-hitter and Lyndsay Mouse hit a grand slam that wasn’t as UNC Greensboro cruised past Rider, 8-0 in five innings, at the UNCG Spartan Classic on Friday.
February 27, 2009
UNCG Spartan Classic pushed back by rain
GREENSBORO, NC - Friday's games at the UNCG Spartan Classic have all been pushed back several hours because of rain in the Greensboro area. The games will now start at 5, 7 and 9 p.m.
February 25, 2009
No. 16 North Carolina sweeps Spartans
CHAPEL HILL, NC After eking out a 3-2 win in game one, No. 16 North Carolina exploded for 11 runs in game two for a six-inning, 11-3 victory to sweep an afternoon doubleheader with UNC Greensboro on Wednesday.
February 22, 2009
No. 16 Georgia closes tournament with win over UNCG
ATHENS, GA No. 16 Georgia took advantage of three UNC Greensboro errors and 10 walks to grab a 12-2 win over the Spartans in five innings to wrap up play at the Sixth Annual Georgia Softball Classic on Sunday.
February 21, 2009
Spartans fall to Tennessee State, IUPUI at Sixth Annual Georgia Softball Classic
ATHENS, GA UNC Greensboro lost a pair of games at the Sixth Annual Georgia Softball Classic on Saturday, falling 6-3 to Tennessee State and 6-1 to IUPUI on the second day of play at the tournament.
February 20, 2009
Marshall, Ball State sweep UNCG on first day of Sixth Annual Georgia Softball Classic
ATHENS, GA Despite a 4-for-7 day from senior Mary Catherine Vercoe, UNC Greensboro lost a pair of close games at the Sixth Annual Georgia Softball Classic on Friday, falling 4-3 to Marshall and 7-5 to Ball State.
February 16, 2009
Harrell named SoCon Pitcher of the Week
SPARTANBURG, SC UNC Greensboro pitcher Amber Harrell has been named the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week for games played Feb. 9-15, the league office announced Monday.
February 15, 2009
Charlotte tops Spartans in Green and White Classic championship game
CHARLOTTE, NC Kaitlin Merkt's solo home run to lead off the bottom of the seventh inning was all the offense UNC Greensboro could muster on Sunday as the Spartans fell to tournament host Charlotte 3-1 in the championship game of the Green and White Classic.
February 14, 2009
Spartans top Army twice to earn championship berth at Green and White Classic
CHARLOTTE, NC Brittany Ausley, Leslie Furness and Emily Akiyama all hit home runs in game one and UNC Greensboro pounded out 14 hits in the rematch later in the afternoon as the Spartans topped Army 4-1 and 10-2 Saturday to reach the championship game of the Green and White Classic.
February 14, 2009
Inclement weather pushes game times back at Green and White Classic
CHARLOTTE, NC - The threat of rain in the Charlotte area has forced tournament organizers to move back today's schedule at the Green and White Classic.
February 13, 2009
Angels heroics in the circle, on the base paths lead UNCG to day-one sweep
CHARLOTTE, NC Senior Hannah Angel threw a one-hitter as UNC Greensboro topped UNC Wilmington 4-0 on Friday to open play at the Green and White Classic, then scored the winning run as a pinch-runner as UNCG downed tournament host Charlotte 3-2 in eight innings later in the day.
February 8, 2009
Spartans top Minnesota on final day of USF Louisville Slugger Tournament
TAMPA, FL Whitney Sirois two-out double in the top of the seventh scored Laura Olenderski with the only run UNC Greensboro pitcher Hannah Angel would need as the Spartans beat Minnesota 1-0 on Sunday to wrap up competition at the USF Louisville Slugger Tournament.
February 7, 2009
Big innings doom UNCG as Spartans swept on day two in Tampa
TAMPA, FL Illinois State and Florida Gulf Coast both jumped out to big leads Saturday and UNC Greensboro was unable to rally either time, falling 13-2 and 8-5 to the Redbirds and Eagles, respectively, on the second day of play at the USF Louisville Slugger Tournament.
February 7, 2009
More than 50 baseball and softball games slated to be aired on Spartan All Access
GREENSBORO, NC - Spartan All Access is tentatively set to air more than 50 games - 27 baseball and 22 softball during the regular season in addition to SoCon Tournament games - this coming season according to the schedule released Saturday.
February 6, 2009
Spartans split at USF Louisville Slugger Tournament to open season
TAMPA, FL - UNC Greensboro earned a split to open the season Friday, topping North Florida 5-1 in the morning before falling to South Florida 5-2 in the afternoon at the USF Louisville Slugger Tournament.
January 29, 2009
Spartans picked fifth in SoCon preseason poll, Angel lands on first team
SPARTANBURG, SC UNC Greensboro was picked to finish fifth by the leagues head coaches in the Southern Conference preseason poll, the league office announced Thursday. The Spartans placed senior pitcher Hannah Angel on the Preseason All-Southern Conference First Team.
December 9, 2008
Spartans honored by NFCA for work in classroom
GREENSBORO, NC Six UNC Greensboro softball players have been named National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athletes and the team has been named an NFCA All-Academic team for the 2007-08 season, UNCG coach Jennifer Herzig announced Tuesday.
December 2, 2008
Softball signs three to NLIs
GREENSBORO, NC UNC Greensboros softball team has signed three student-athletes to National Letters of Intent during the recent signing period, head coach Jennifer Herzig announced Tuesday.
October 9, 2008
UNCG announces 2009 softball slate
GREENSBORO, NC UNC Greensboro softball head coach Jennifer Herzig has unveiled the 2009 softball schedule. The slate includes 23 games at the UNCG Softball Stadium, including the UNCG Spartan Classic.
September 22, 2008
Spartans add Vanessa Oakes to coaching staff
GREENSBORO, NC - UNC Greensboro softball coach Jennifer Herzig announced the addition of former UNCG standout Vanessa Oakes to the Spartan coaching staff.