2014-15 NACC Softball News

  • AU Softball Named Great Lakes Region Coaching Staff Of The Year
    June 14, 2015
    The Aurora University softball coaching staff received lofty recognition as they were named the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Great Lakes Coaching Staff of the Year.
  • Hartzell Named Academic All-America First Team
    May 28, 2015
    Aurora University softball junior pitcher Vanessa Hartzell was named a CoSIDA/Capital One First-Team Academic All-America member.
  • NACC Lands 10 On NFCA All-Region Teams
    May 11, 2015
    The 2015 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III All-Region awards were recently announced by the organization, and the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference was represented by 10 softball student-athletes on the All-Great Lakes Region teams.
  • Spartans Fall Twice In Regional Final
    May 10, 2015
    AU fell in game one 2-1 to force an if necessary game which AU dropped 10-4 to finish the Spartans 2015 season with a 37-8 overall record.
  • Spartans In Regional Final With 3-2 12-Inning Victory
    May 09, 2015
    Extra innings has been the norm so far in the 2015 NCAA Division III Pella Regional games as the Aurora Spartans and Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties went toe to toe for 12 innings with the Spartans prevailing 3-2.
  • Edgewood's Landon Named To Academic All-District Team
    May 08, 2015
    Edgewood College senior outfielder Katie Landon was named to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-District Softball Team Thursday morning after finishing up on a strong senior season while continuing to excel in the classroom.
  • Spartans Go Extra Innings For NCAA Regional Win
    May 08, 2015
    The Aurora University Spartans went into extra innings before knocking off Fontbonne University 1-0 in eight innings.
  • Aurora's Hartzell Named Academic All-District
    May 08, 2015
    Aurora University softball pitcher Vanessa Hartzell was named to the CoSIDA/Capital One District VII Academic All-District team.
  • Spartans Sweep Final Weekly Softball Awards
    May 04, 2015
    Aurora's Larkin Langston and Vanessa Hartzell have been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Position Player and Pitching Softball Student-Athletes of the Week for events of April 27-May 3, as selected by the league's sports information directors.
  • Aurora Headed To NCAA Regional In Iowa
    May 04, 2015
    Aurora softball will travel to Central College in Pella, Iowa and take on Fontbonne University (30-9) on Friday, May 8 with game time being set for 1:00 p.m.
  • Spartans NCAA Bound With NACC Tournament Win
    May 02, 2015
    Aurora topped Concordia Wisconsin in the NACC Softball Tournament title game to earn the AQ to the NCAA III Championship Tournament.
  • Spartans Headline NACC Softball Awards
    April 30, 2015
    The Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference has announced the softball awards for the 2015 season, as voted on by the league's head coaches, and league champion Aurora swept the four major awards.
  • Benedictine Sweeps Weekly Softball Awards
    April 27, 2015
    Benedictine's Kelsey Jefferies and Holly Haberkorn have been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Position Player and Pitching Softball Student-Athletes of the Week for events of April 20-26, as selected by the league's sports information directors.
  • Spartans Clinch NACC Softball Crown
    April 24, 2015
    With a 3-0 win in game one of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference doubleheader at Alverno College, the Aurora University softball team clinched the 2015 NACC Softball Conference Championship outright.
  • CUC's Jensen, Lakeland's Stenlund Collect Weekly Honors
    April 20, 2015
    Concordia Chicago's Jenni Jensen and Lakeland's Savannah Stenlund have been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Position Player and Pitching Softball Student-Athletes of the Week for events of April 13-19, as selected by the league's sports information directors.
  • McKenzie Reaches 400 Wins
    April 19, 2015
    With the game two win, Mike McKenzie reached 400 wins as the coach of the Spartan softball program.
  • MSOE's Hits For Hearts Fundraiser Benefits Special Spaces
    April 15, 2015
    The MSOE softball team's annual fundraiser raised over $900 for Special Spaces and the Raiders will look to raise awareness for the organization Thursday when they host Mount Mary in a doubleheader starting at 3:30 p.m.
  • AU's Shrader, CUC's Johnson Selected For Weekly Honors
    April 13, 2015
    Aurora's Mandey Shrader and Concordia Chicago's Meghan Johnson have been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Position Player and Pitching Softball Student-Athletes of the Week for events of April 6-12, as selected by the league's sports information directors.
  • BenU's Koch, AU's Hartzell Earn Weekly Awards
    April 07, 2015
    Benedictine's Sarah Koch and Aurora's Vanessa Hartzell have been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Position Player and Pitching Softball Student-Athletes of the Week for events of March 30-April 5, as selected by the league's sports information directors.
  • Klossner Tosses No-Hitter
    April 06, 2015
    Karlie Klossner pitched her first no-hitter and the first for the Edgewood College program since 2010 in a thrilling 1-0 win over MSOE.
  • Curtis Hurls No-Hitter
    April 02, 2015
    Sophomore Shannon Curtis hurled a no-hitter and struck out five in game one to lead the MSOE softball team to a doubleheader sweep of Maranatha Baptist Thursday afternoon at MSOE Athletic Field.
  • MSOE's Ready, CUW's Perkins Collect Weekly Accolades
    March 30, 2015
    MSOE's Katie Ready and Concordia Wisconsin's Melissa Perkins have been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Position Player and Pitching Softball Student-Athletes of the Week for events of March 23-29, as selected by the league's sports information directors.
  • Benedictine's Stoch, Alverno's Schneider Selected For Weekly Awards
    March 23, 2015
    Benedictine's Melissa Stoch and Alverno's Olivia Schneider have been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Position Player and Pitching Softball Student-Athletes of the Week for events of March 16-22, as selected by the league's sports information directors.
  • Lakeland's Williams, Dominican's Behrens Collect Weekly Awards
    March 16, 2015
    Lakeland's Sami Jo Williams and Dominican's Michelle Behrens have been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Position Player and Pitching Softball Student-Athletes of the Week for events of March 9-15, as selected by the league's sports information directors.
  • MSOE's Young, Alverno's Schneider Tabbed For Weekly Honors
    March 09, 2015
    MSOE's Beth Young and Alverno's Olivia Schneider have been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Position Player and Pitching Softball Student-Athletes of the Week for events of March 2-8, as selected by the league's sports information directors.
  • Schneider Pitches No-Hitter In Collegiate Debut
    March 07, 2015
    Alverno College freshman Olivia Schneider pitched a no-hitter in her collegiate pitching debut as the Inferno bounced back from an opening-game loss to earn a split on opening day of the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic.
  • Spartans Sweep First Weekly Awards Of Season
    March 02, 2015
    Aurora's Amie Raynor and Vanessa Hartzell have been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Position Player and Pitching Softball Student-Athletes of the Week for events of February 23-March 1, as selected by the league's sports information directors, the first awards of the 2015 season.
  • Crook Secures Win No. 300
    March 01, 2015
    Concordia University Wisconsin Softball head coach Steve Crook won his 300th career game on Sunday as the Falcons defeated Finlandia University, 1-0 to give the coach his milestone victory.
  • Spartans Picked For Title In Preseason Poll
    February 04, 2015
    Aurora has been picked to win the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference softball championship according to the preseason poll, voted on by the league's head coaches and sports information directors.
  • Stars Headline Local Rocket Into Reading Program
    January 27, 2015
    Seven Dominican University student-athletes served as 'celebrity' guest readers on Friday afternoon at Holmes Elementary School in Oak Park as part of the school's Rocket Into Reading Program.
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