May 16, 2018 Softball Secures Three NFCA All-Region Selections The National Fastpitch Coaches Association named three Calvin players to the NFCA Central All-Region Team on Wednesday afternoon. Anna Gernant was named to the first team, with Jessica Brasser earning second-team honors and Maddie DeGroot landing on the third team.
May 14, 2018 Softball’s Historic Journey Ends in NCAA Regional Finals The Calvin softball team fell on Monday afternoon in the NCAA Regional Finals. The Knights lost 6-9 and 0-2 on Monday afternoon at Hope. The games were the sixth and seventh games of the rivalry showdown in 2018. The Knights finish the year with a school record of 32-10.
May 12, 2018 Calvin Softball Advances to NCAA III Tournament Regional Finals With 5-2 Victory Over Hope HOLLAND, Mich. - Calvin advanced to the regional finals of the NCAA III softball tournament with a thrilling 5-2 victory over rival Hope Saturday morning at Wolters Stadium.
May 11, 2018 Calvin Softball NCAA III Tournament Game at Hope Postponed by Rain The NCAA III Tournament softball game between Calvin and Hope was postponed on Friday due to rain.
May 10, 2018 Softball Flips Franklin in NCAA Opener The Calvin softball team opened the NCAA Tournament with a 3-0 victory over Franklin College on Thursday afternoon. The Knights improved to 31-8 on the year and the 31 victories established a new school record. The Knights will play the winner of the Hope versus Greenville game.
May 7, 2018 Softball Earns First NCAA Tournament Bid Since 1998 For the first time since 1998, the Calvin softball team will be dancing in the NCAA Tournament. The Knights were selected as an at-large bid. The Knights will play Franklin at Hope.
May 5, 2018 Softball Upended in MIAA Tournament The Calvin softball team ended the MIAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon. The Knights fell to Hope in an elimination game, 4-1. The loss snaps an eight-game winning streak against the Flying Dutch.
May 4, 2018 No. 16 Softball Advances in MIAA Tournament The No. 16 ranked Calvin softball team posted a 1-1 record in the MIAA Tournament on Friday afternoon. The Maroon and Gold started a day with a 3-1 victory over archrival Hope. No. 10 Saint Mary’s then topped Calvin, 8-0. The Knights move to 30-7 on the year, the 30 victories ties the school record for wins in a single season.
May 2, 2018 Anna Gernant Named National Pitcher of the Week Junior Anna Gernant was named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III Pitcher of the Week on Wednesday by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. This is the second time in her career that she has claimed the honor.
May 2, 2018 Softball Secures Five All-MIAA Selections Five members of the Calvin softball team were named to All-MIAA teams on Wednesday afternoon. Anna Gernant, Maddie DeGroot and Grace Stock were all named to the All-MIAA First Team. Ellie Borst and Jessica Brasser were named to the All-MIAA Second Team. The five selections are the most for Calvin since 2005, when the Knights also had five selections.
April 30, 2018 Anna Gernant Named MIAA Pitcher of the Week For the second-straight week, Anna Gernant was named the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week for her performance last week. Gernant helped the Knights go 7-1 last week and helped the Knights secure the No. 2 seed in the MIAA Tournament.
April 28, 2018 Softball Splits at No. 16 Trine The Calvin softball team finished the 2018 regular season with a split at No. 16 Trine. The Knights took the first game to eliminate Trine from the MIAA Tournament, 7-0. The Thunder stuck back in game two 5-7.
April 27, 2018 Softball Sweeps Olivet; Clinches MIAA Tournament Birth For the first time since 2014, the Calvin softball team will play in May. The Knights not only clinched a spot in the MIAA Tournament, but also the No. 2 seed in the tournament with a sweep of the Comets on Friday afternoon. The Maroon and Gold spoiled senior day at Olivet with 1-0 and 5-0 victories over the Comets. With the victories, Calvin improves to 28-5 on the year and 11-3 in the MIAA. The 28 wins are the most since 1995, when the Knights went 31-11. The Maroon and Gold passed the 1997 team on Friday, that recorded a record of 27-13.
April 25, 2018 Softball Sweeps Wheaton The Calvin softball team finished the non-conference portion of the schedule with a sweep on the Thunder of Wheaton on Wednesday. The Knights topped Wheaton 2-1 and 9-6 on Wednesday evening. The magic number remains at one for Calvin to clinch a spot in the MIAA Tournament with Alma sweeping No. 20 Hope.
April 23, 2018 Softball Sweeps No. 20 Hope The Calvin softball team came out on top of the storied Calvin vs. Hope rivalry on Monday afternoon at Hope College. The visiting Knights defeated the No. 20-ranked Flying Dutch 2-1 and 4-1 on Monday. Calvin has now won the last seven meetings in the rivalry. With the sweep, Calvin moves into a tie for second place with Hope at 9-3 in the MIAA standings. Over, Calvin improves to 24-5 and No. 20 Hope falls to 23-6. Calvin’s magic number is down to one game to clinch a spot in the MIAA Tournament.
April 23, 2018 Anna Gernant Garners MIAA Honors Anna Gernant was named the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week for her performance last week. Gernant helped the Knights go 6-0 last week and 4-0 in the MIAA.
April 21, 2018 Calvin Celebrates Senior Day With Doubleheader Sweep Of Albion GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Calvin celebrated Senior Day with a doubleheader sweep over conference foe Albion Saturday afternoon at the Gainey Athletic Complex.
April 19, 2018 Softball Stings Kalamazoo The Calvin softball team picked up two important MIAA victories on Thursday afternoon against the Hornets of Kalamazoo College. The Knights sprayed the Hornets 7-2 and 14-1 to improve to 20-5 in the season and 5-3 in MIAA action. Kalamazoo falls to 8-16 and 0-8 in the MIAA. The Knights currently stand in fourth place in the MIAA.
April 17, 2018 No. 18 Softball Sweeps Manchester The Calvin softball team improved to 18-5 on the year with a pair of wins at Manchester on Tuesday afternoon. The Knights recorded their third sweep of the season with 9-0 and 5-1 victories over Manchester. Manchester falls to 12-16 on the year.
April 10, 2018 No. 20 Softball Splits with Scots The No. 20 ranked Calvin softball team split with the Alma Scots on Tuesday. The split helps keep the Knights alive in a tight MIAA race. The Scots took game one, 7-3, with the Knights responding with a 10-2 victory in game two. Calvin improves to 16-5 overall and to 3-3 in the MIAA.
April 9, 2018 Softball Suffers Losses at Saint Mary’s The Calvin softball team fell in its MIAA road opener on Monday afternoon. After 10 days without a game, the Knights fell 0-3 and 3-8 on Monday. The Knights move to 15-4 on the year and 2-2 in the MIAA.
April 4, 2018 Softball in NFCA Rankings for First Time in 20 Years For the first time in 20 years, the Calvin softball team is ranked in the NFCA Top-25 poll.
April 4, 2018 Grace Stock Named National Player of the Week Freshman Grace Stock was named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III Player of the Week on Wednesday by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. This is the first time in her career that she has claimed the honor.
April 2, 2018 Softball Secures MIAA Weekly Honors The Calvin softball team claimed both of the MIAA weekly honors on Monday afternoon. Calvin is coming off a 4-0 week, where the Knights swept Anderson and Adrian. The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association named Grace Stock the Co-MIAA Player of the Week and Anna Gernant the MIAA Pitcher of the Week for their performances against Anderson and Adrian, last week. This is the first time that Calvin has swept the weekly honors since March 18, 2017, when Rachel Borden and Anna Gernant claimed the weekly accolades.
March 30, 2018 Softball Sweeps Adrian in MIAA Opener The Calvin softball team stands in first place in the MIAA with a pair of victories over Adrian on Friday. The Knights improve to 15-2 on the year with a sweep on the Bulldogs. Calvin only needed five innings to beat the Bulldogs 8-0 in game one and took game two, 7-0. Adrian falls to 8-10 in 2018.
March 29, 2018 Softball Smashes Anderson in Home Opener The Calvin softball team swept the home opener on Thursday afternoon at Gainey Field. The Knights opened the day with an 8-0 victory over Anderson. The Maroon and Gold finished off the Ravens in game two, 11-1. Calvin improves to 13-2 on the season and sends Anderson to 5-9.
March 23, 2018 Softball Splits Spring Break Finale on Friday The Calvin softball team closed the book on the spring break portion of the schedule on Friday with a 5-4 loss to Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an 8-1 victory over Juniata. The Knights move to 11-2 on the season. The Maroon and Gold finished the PFX Spring Games with a 7-2 record and led Benedictine before the game was called due to weather.
March 22, 2018 Softball Posts a Thrilling Thursday The Calvin softball team had another successful outing on the diamond on Thursday. The Knights rallied from down five to win 8-7 against Grinnell and the Maroon and Gold finished the day with a 2-1 victory over Carroll to improve to 10-1 on the season.
March 20, 2018 Rain Dampens Tuesday Softball Action The Calvin softball team fell for the first time in 2018, dropping a 5-0 contest against the No. 25-ranked Titans of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
March 19, 2018 Softball Rumbles Past Wooster and New Paltz on Monday The Calvin softball team continued its best start to a season in program history with a pair of victories on Monday afternoon at the PFX Spring Games. The Knights improved to 8-0 on the year with an 8-2 victory over Wooster and a thrilling 1-0 victory over The State University of New York-New Paltz.
March 17, 2018 Softball Posts Program Best-Start, Sweeps Saturday The Calvin softball program is 6-0 for the first time in program history. The Knights opened the spring break slate with victories over Chicago and Wesleyan on Saturday.
March 5, 2018 Anna Gernant Garners MIAA Pitcher of the Week Honors Anna Gernant was named the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week for her performance at the Transylvania Pioneer Classic on Friday and Saturday. Gernant helped the Knights go 4-0 on the weekend.
March 3, 2018 Softball Posts Perfect Record at Pioneer Classic The Calvin softball team had a successful Saturday at the diamond at the Transylvania Pioneer Classic. The day started with a record-breaking performance in a 2-1 victory over Olivet. The day closed with an 8-0 blasting of LaGrange.
March 2, 2018 Softball Sweeps Opening Day The Calvin softball team opened the 2018 campaign on Friday afternoon at the 2018 Transylvania Pioneer Classic. The Knights opened the season with the Panthers of Greenville and the No. 12-ranked host Pioneers. The Maroon and Gold tamed the Panthers in five innings, 9-1. Calvin closed the day with a 3-0 victory over No. 12 Transylvania.
February 20, 2018 Softball Eyes a Successful 2018 Season The Calvin softball team is excited to start the 2018 season. The Knights have a roster filled with experienced veterans and fresh faces. The Maroon and Gold are led by second-year head coach Becky Hilgert, who is excited for the season after what she has seen during this off-season.
February 8, 2018 Softball Selected Fifth in MIAA Preseason Poll The Calvin softball team has been picked to finish fifth in the 2018 MIAA preseason coaches' poll.
January 23, 2018 Anna Gernant Named to FPN Preseason All-American Team Anna Gernant was named to the Fastpitch News Division III Preseason All-American Second Team on Tuesday.
October 10, 2017 Calvin Softball Lands Six on 2016-17 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete List Six members of the 2017 Calvin softball team have received NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete honors.
October 9, 2017 Calvin Softball Receives Easton/NFCA Team Academic Award The Calvin softball team has received Easton Team Academic Honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
July 21, 2017 Calvin Softball Lands Six on MIAA Academic Honor Roll The Calvin softball team has landed six individuals on the 2016-17 MIAA Academic Honor Roll.
May 31, 2017 Anna Gernant Named Fastpitch News Division III Honorable Mention All-American Calvin College sophomore Anna Gernant has been named a Fastpitch News Division III Honorable Mention All-American.
May 15, 2017 Anna Gernant Named to NFCA All-Central Region Third Team For the second consecutive year, Calvin College sophomore Anna Gernant has received all-region honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
May 3, 2017 Anna Gernant Named National Pitcher of the Week Sophomore Anna Gernant was named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III Pitcher of the Week on Wednesday by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. This is the first time in her career that she has claimed the honor.
May 2, 2017 Softball Sophomore Duo Claims All-MIAA Honors Two members of the Calvin Softball team earned All-MIAA honors on Tuesday. The MIAA announced sophomore Anna Gernant as a first team selection and sophomore Maddie DeGroot as a second team selection.
April 29, 2017 Softball Closes 2017 Season on Saturday The Calvin softball team finished the 2017 season with a 20-20 record on Saturday. The Knights finished the year splitting with Olivet. The Knights took game one 2-1 and fell in game two, 6-3. The Knights finished in sixth place in the MIAA with a 5-11 record.
April 26, 2017 Anna Gernant Breaks Softball School Record at Albion A school record that stood for 20 years fell on Wednesday afternoon at Albion. Sophomore Anna Gernant (West Des Moines, Iowa/Valley) set the school record for strikeouts in a single season. The Knights split with the Britons, taking game one 3-0 and falling in game two, 8-1. Calvin moves to 19-19 on the year and 4-10 in MIAA play.
April 24, 2017 Softball Claims Beltline Bragging Rights over Cornerstone The Calvin softball team swept the battle of the beltline on Monday afternoon at Cornerstone. The Knights took game one 1-0 and rallied to defeat Cornerstone in game two 4-3. The pair of Calvin victories moves Calvin to 18-18 on the year. Calvin has now won five of its last six games.
April 24, 2017 Maddie DeGroot Claims MIAA Position Player of the Week Honors For the second time in her career and first time this season, sophomore Maddie DeGroot was named the Position Player of the Week by the MIAA.
April 22, 2017 Softball Splits Saturday at Kalamazoo The Knights moved to 16-18 on the year and 3-9 in the MIAA after splitting Saturday with the Hornets in Kalamazoo. After sweeping arch-rival Hope on Friday, the Knights extended their winning streak to three games with a 5-0 victory in game one. The Hornets offense swarmed in game two and stung Calvin, 14-5.
April 22, 2017 Calvin Sweeps Conference Doubleheader from Dutch For the second consecutive year, Calvin swept a conference doubleheader from rival Hope.
April 18, 2017 Softball Falls in Extras at Defiance The Calvin softball team fell to 13-17 on the year with a pair of eight-inning loses on Tuesday. The Knights fell in game one 2-1 and in game two 5-4.
April 14, 2017 Softball Splits at Franklin on Friday The Calvin softball team moved to 13-15 on the year with a split at Franklin on Friday. The Knights fell in game one 6-2 and rallied back to win game two 10-5. Franklin is now 18-10 in 2017.
April 12, 2017 Softball Falls at Alma The Calvin softball team fell at Alma on Wednesday afternoon. The Knights fell to the Scots 8-0 and 6-2. Calvin is now 12-14 on the season and Alma improves to 18-4.
April 10, 2017 Softball Splits with Cleary The Calvin softball team split with Cleary on Monday afternoon to move to 12-12 on the season. The Knights rallied to win game one 7-6 and fell in a storm-shortened second game 8-3.
April 8, 2017 Saint Mary’s Sweeps Softball The Calvin softball team fell to 11-11 on the season with a pair of losses to Saint Mary’s on Saturday. The Belles improved to 14-8 with a 3-0 and 6-0 victory.
April 4, 2017 Calvin Softball Drops Doubleheader at Adrian ADRIAN, Mich. - Calvin dropped both ends of a conference doubleheader at Adrian Tuesday afternoon, falling by scores of 3-1 and 5-0.
April 3, 2017 Maddie DeGroot: Working Hard, Spreading Joy If you take a walk by the softball field, you will hear the typical sounds that you hear around any softball diamond. You will hear the ringing of bats making contact with balls, the thud of a glove catching a rise ball, the wind blowing on the flagpole. Around the Calvin field another sound you will hear is laughing, almost certainly coming from or around Maddie DeGroot. In just two years at Calvin, sophomore Maddie DeGroot has proven herself as one of the hardest workers on the campus.
April 1, 2017 No. 4 Trine Tops Softball The Calvin softball team fell to the No. 4 ranked Thunder of Trine on Saturday afternoon. The Knights fell in game one, 5-0. Trine edged Calvin in game two, 3-2. Calvin falls to 11-7 on the year and 0-2 in the MIAA. Trine is now 21-1 in 2017 and 2-0 in MIAA Play.
March 28, 2017 Softball Sweeps Wheaton The Calvin softball team picked up two regional victories over Wheaton on Tuesday afternoon. The Knights picked up a 6-1 victory over the Thunder in game one. Calvin mercy ruled Wheaton 8-0 in game two to improve to 11-5 on the season.
March 24, 2017 Softball Splits Spring Break Finale The Calvin softball team finished its spring break portion of its schedule on Friday afternoon. The Knights were edged by Buffalo State 6-5 and rebounded to finish the trip with a 2-1 victory over New Paltz State. Calvin went 6-4 in Florida and improves to 9-5 on the season.
March 23, 2017 Softball Downs Union and Colby on Spring Break The Calvin softball team improved to 5-3 on spring break and 8-4 on the year with a pair of victories on Thursday in Florida. The Knights started the day downing the Dutchwomen of Union 5-1 and edged Colby in the final game of the day 9-8.
March 21, 2017 Softball Edged by No. 19 Whitewater and Bowdoin The Calvin softball team dropped a pair of tough contests on Tuesday afternoon under the Florida sun. The Knights fell in extras to No. 19 Wisconsin-Whitewater, 11-9, and closed the day with a 12-4 loss to Bowdoin. Calvin is now 6-4 on the year.
March 20, 2017 Softball Falls to Fontbonne; Upsets No. 15 St. Catherine The Calvin softball team moved to 6-2 on the season after a pair of games at the PFX Spring Games. The Knights started the day with a 10-2 loss to Fontbonne, but rallied to upset the No. 15 ranked Wildcats of St. Catherine, 2-1.
March 18, 2017 Softball Sweeps Saturday on Spring Break The Calvin softball team picked up two victories on Saturday on the first day of the PFX Spring Games. The Knights started the day with a 5-1 victory over Allegheny. Calvin closed the day with a thrilling 14-13 victory over Ohio Wesleyan. The Maroon and Gold are now 5-1 on the year.
February 27, 2017 Softball Sweeps MIAA Weekly Honors The Calvin softball team swept the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association weekly honor for games played through Feb. 26. Anna Gernant earned Pitcher of the Week honors and Rachel Borden claimed Position Player of the Week honors. The Knights posted a 3-1 record at the Finlandia Dome Classic, this past weekend.
February 25, 2017 Softball Splits Saturday Competition The Calvin softball team moved to 3-1 on the young season after splitting a pair of games at the Finlandia Dome Classic. The Knights started the day with a 4-3 victory over Lakeland and were edged in the final game of the tournament by Carroll, 8-7.
February 25, 2017 Softball Has Record-Breaking Start to Season The Calvin softball team started the 2017 season 2-0 with a pair of victories at the Finlandia Dome Classic. The Knights started the day with a 5-0 victory over Edgewood. Sophomore Anna Gernant (West Des Moines, Iowa/Valley) broke the school record with 18 strikeouts in the game. Calvin closed the day with a 13-4 victory over UW-Stevens Point.
February 21, 2017 Calvin Softball Excited to Start 2017 Season The Calvin softball team opens the 2017 season in Marquette, Michigan on Friday evening. Calvin is under the direction of first-year head coach Becky Hilgert. The Knights posted a 23-13 record in 2016 and finished tied for fourth place in the MIAA at 9-7.
February 13, 2017 Softball Picked Fourth in MIAA Preseason Poll The Calvin softball team has been picked to finish fourth in the 2017 MIAA preseason coaches' poll. The Knights received 39 total points. Defending MIAA Champion, Alma earned eight first-place votes to earn 64 points.
January 22, 2017 Calvin Softball: Growing the Game Calvin softball program participated in the sixth annual Grand Rapids Public Schools Softball Clinic on Saturday at Burton Elementary and Middle School in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
November 29, 2016 Calvin College Mourns the Loss of Former Coach and Professor Karla Wolters Calvin College mourns the loss of former professor and coach Karla Wolters who passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016. She was 65.
September 1, 2016 Calvin Softball Lands Five on NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete List Five members of the 2015-16 Calvin softball team have been named All-American Scholar-Athletes by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
August 7, 2016 Calvin Softball Announces Incoming Class of Recruits First year head Calvin softball coach Becky Hilgert is adding 11 players to the softball roster for the 2016-2017 year.
June 21, 2016 Becky Hilgert Named Head Calvin Softball Coach Becky Hilgert has been named head softball coach at Calvin College.
May 16, 2016 Calvin Softball Trio Receives NFCA All-Region Honors Three members of the Calvin softball team have received Division III All-Central Region honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
May 5, 2016 Softball Secures Four All-MIAA Honorees Four members of the softball team received All-MIAA honors on Thursday afternoon. Senior Lydia Gildea and freshman Anna Gernant were named to the first team while senior Ashley Riemersma and freshman Maddie DeGroot were named to the second team.
May 3, 2016 Maddie DeGroot Claims MIAA Player of the Week Honors For the first time in her career, freshman Maddie DeGroot was named the Position Player of the Week by the MIAA.
April 30, 2016 Softball Sweeps Olivet in Season Finale The Calvin softball team finished the season with two wins at Olivet College on Saturday afternoon. The Knights finished the 2016 campaign with a 23-13 record, the most wins in a single season since 2005, when Calvin went 25-13. Saturday’s 8-7 and 8-3 victories at Olivet gave Calvin a 9-7 record in the MIAA. The Knights finished the year on a seven-game winning streak with wins over Adrian, Cornerstone, Hope and Olivet.
April 28, 2016 Calvin Softball Sweeps Hope To Remain in MIAA Tournament Hunt KENTWOOD, Mich. - With their backs against the wall, the Calvin College Knights pushed back to claim a doubleheader sweep over rival Hope Wednesday afternoon at the Gainey Athletic Complex.
April 25, 2016 Lydia Gildea Named MIAA Position Player of the Week in Softball For the first time in her career, Calvin College senior Lydia Gildea has been named the MIAA Position Player of the Week in softball.
April 25, 2016 Softball Sweeps Cornerstone The Calvin softball team swept the visiting Cornerstone Golden Eagles on Monday afternoon. The Knights improved to 19-13 on the season with a pair of victories over the 11-20 Golden Eagles. Calvin won the first game 9-2 and finished the day with a 5-1 victory. The Knights have now won six of their last seven games.
April 23, 2016 Softball Splits at Adrian The Calvin softball team split with the Adrian Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon. The Knights are now 17-13 on the year and 5-7 in in the MIAA. Calvin fell in game one 3-4 and bounced back in game two to win 4-3.
April 21, 2016 Softball Sweeps Aquinas The Calvin softball team swept the visiting Saints of Aquinas College on Thursday afternoon. Calvin is now riding a three-game win streak and is now 16-12 on the year. The Knights won the first game 7-3 and the second game 9-3.
April 18, 2016 Softball Splits at Saint Mary’s The Calvin softball team split with the Saint Mary’s Belles on Monday afternoon. The Belles took the first game 4-0. The Knights then evened the day with a 6-4 victory. The Calvin bats went off in game two with four homeruns. Calvin is now 14-12 and 4-6 in MIAA action, Saint Mary’s moves to 15-12 and 5-3 in MIAA play.
April 16, 2016 Calvin Softball Coach Resigns Allegations of a possible inappropriate relationship involving softball coach Tim Syrek were brought to Calvin’s attention.
April 16, 2016 Softball Splits Kalamazoo on Saturday The Calvin softball team split with the Kalamazoo Hornets on Saturday afternoon. The Hornets edged the Knights in eight innings in games one, 3-2. The Knights responded with a six inning mercy rule victory in game two, 11-2. The Knights are now 13-11 on the year and are 3-5 in MIAA play. The victory in game two snapped a five-game losing skid for the Knights. Kalamazoo is now 7-18 on the season and 3-5 in MIAA action.
April 13, 2016 Trine Tops Softball The Knights fell short on Wednesday afternoon to Trine on the softball diamond. Trine took game one 4-1 and edged Calvin in eight-innings in the second game, 4-3. The Calvin softball team now stands at 12-10 on the year and is now 2-4 in MIAA play.
April 11, 2016 No. 12 Alma Tops Softball The Calvin softball team fell to the No. 12 Scots on Monday afternoon at Alma. The Knights fell short in game one, 3-2. Calvin would then be topped in game two, 2-0. The Knights are now 12-8 on the year and 2-2 in MIAA play.
April 6, 2016 Jessica Brasser: Assisting Everywhere An assist (A) is credited to fielders who contribute to an offensive player being out as per scoring rule 10.10. No one on the Calvin softball roster has more assists this season than sophomore shortstop Jessica Brasser. The sophomore from Rockford, Michigan, assists more than just her teammates on the diamond.
April 5, 2016 Softball Sweeps Albion The Calvin softball team opened the MIAA season sweeping the Albion Britons on Tuesday. Calvin improved to 12-6 on the year and 2-0 in the MIAA with a 3-1 victory in game one and a 5-4 victory in game two. The Britons fall to 6-16 and 0-6 in MIAA play.
March 29, 2016 Softball Splits at Wheaton The Knights split with the Wheaton Thunder on Tuesday afternoon in Illinois. Calvin fell to the Thunder in game one, 8-1. The Knights rebounded and took game two in five innings, 8-0. The Knights are now 10-6 on the year, Wheaton is now 12-5.
March 28, 2016 Calvin Softball Senior Lydia Gildea Subject of MIAA Student Spotlight Video Calvin senior Lydia Gildea of the Calvin softball team is the subject of the latest MIAA Student Spotlight video feature.
March 26, 2016 Softball Splits Saturday at Bluffton The Calvin softball team split with Bluffton on Saturday afternoon. The Knights started the day beating the Beavers, 12-4. Bluffton would take the second game, 3-2. Calvin is now 9-5 on the year, Bluffton is now 10-10.
March 25, 2016 Softball Has a Good Friday at Defiance The Calvin softball team recorded two victories at Defiance on Friday afternoon to improve to 8-4 on the year. The Knights struck early in game one to win, 13-3. Calvin finished the day downing Defiance in game two, 8-0. The Yellow Jackets are now 9-9 in 2016.
March 18, 2016 Softball Falters on Friday The softball team came up short twice on Friday afternoon against Bethel and Transylvania. The Knights started the day falling to Bethel, 8-3, and finished the day falling to Transylvania, 10-2. Calvin finishes spring break with a 6-4 record.
March 17, 2016 Softball Wins Two Thrillers on Thursday The Calvin softball team pickup two more victories on Thursday to extend the winning streak to six games. The Knights defeated Smith, 6-5, and Macalester, 3-1, to improve to 6-2 in 2016.
March 15, 2016 Softball Triumphs on Tuesday The Knights improved to 4-2 on the year with two victories on Tuesday afternoon under the Florida sun. Calvin started the day with a 10-2 victory over Ripon and finished the day downing Macalester, 14-3. Calvin has now won four-straight games.
March 14, 2016 Softball Dominates Doubleheader on Monday The Calvin bats were blazing in the Florida sun on Monday with the Knights finishing with a combined 27 hits on the day. Calvin started the day defeating Fitchburg State, 8-0 in six innings and capped the day downing Westfield State, 12-7. The pair of wins improves Calvin to 2-2 on the year.
March 13, 2016 Softball Stumbles on Saturday The Calvin softball team started the 2016 season falling to The College of New Jersey and Anderson on Saturday evening. The Knights started the day falling to TCNJ in eight innings, 10-9. Calvin ended the day falling to Anderson, 7-5.
March 3, 2016 Softball Postpones Franklin Series The two games at Franklin on Saturday have been postponed due to weather. Stay tuned to the website for further updates.
February 17, 2016 Calvin Softball Team Picked to Finish Fifth in MIAA Preseason Coaches' Poll The Calvin softball team has been picked to finish fifth in the MIAA preseason coaches' poll released this morning.
February 1, 2016 Calvin Softball Team Readies for Upcoming 2016 Season The Calvin softball team reports today for its first practice for the upcoming 2016 season.
October 6, 2015 Calvin Student-Athletes Meet With NCAA President Dr. Mark Emmert Eight Calvin students were able to meet with NCAA president Dr. Mark Emmert Monday night on the campus of Grand Valley State University.
August 26, 2015 Calvin to Host Fall/Winter Softball Camps GRAND RAPIDS – Calvin College women’s softball is pleased to announce three camps this winter for teams and players.
May 30, 2015 Calvin Softball Announces Incoming Recruiting Class GRAND RAPIDS – Calvin College women’s softball team is pleased to announce it class for the fall of 2015.
May 5, 2015 Calvin Softball Players Receive All-MIAA Honors Two members of the Calvin softball team have received All-MIAA honors. Junior Ashley Riemersma has been named to the All-MIAA first team while junior Lydia Gildea has been named to the All-MIAA second team.
April 25, 2015 Calvin Softball Concludes Season With Doubleheader Against Olivet By Mark DeHaan Calvin softball completed its season against Olivet College on Saturday, dropping a pair of games by identical 13-5 scores.
April 22, 2015 Softball Upsets Nationally-Ranked Hope in Rivalry Game HOLLAND – Calvin upset nationally-ranked Hope 4-3 to gain a split of a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon.
April 18, 2015 Softball Drops Both Ends of Doubleheader With Adrian By Mark DeHaan Calvin softball hosted Adrian College on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The Knights fought hard with the Bulldogs but dropped both games of the doubleheader, losing game one 15-8 and game two 10-7.
April 15, 2015 Calvin Softball Splits Doubleheader With Cleary College By Mark DeHaan The Calvin softball split a doubleheader with visiting Cleary College Wednesday afternoon.
April 11, 2015 Softball Splits Doubleheader at Kalamazoo KALAMAZOO - Calvin split a doubleheader at Kalamazoo on Saturday, winning the opener 10-8 before dropping the nightcap 10-2 in five innings.
April 7, 2015 Softball Drops Two at Trine ANGOLA, IN – The nationally-ranked Trine University softball team flexed its muscle in taking both ends of a doubleheader from Calvin on Tuesday.
April 6, 2015 Softball Drops a Pair to Visiting Alma Scots Monday Afternoon By Mark DeHaan Calvin softball, in the midst of a busy stretch where the Knights will play eight games in four days, hosted Alma College on Monday.
April 5, 2015 Calvin Softball Drops Two to Saint Mary's The visiting Belles of Saint Mary’s took both ends of a doubleheader from Calvin on Saturday, winning by scores of 15-6 and 14-8.
April 3, 2015 Calvin Softball Drops Doubleheader to Visiting Wheaton Thunder By Mark DeHaan Calvin softball hosted Wheaton College for a non-conference doubleheader on Friday. The Knights entered at 7-7 with a four-game win streak, while the Thunder were 8-7.
March 31, 2015 Calvin Softball Bats Erupt in Doubleheader Sweep at Albion ALBION - Calvin ran its win streak to four games, sweeping its second consecutive doubleheader, this time over the Britons of Albion College Tuesday afternoon.
March 27, 2015 Calvin Softball Sweeps Non-Conference Twinbill From Finlandia The Calvin softball team took both ends of a non-conference doubleheader against visiting Finlandia University Friday afternoon at the Gainey Athletic Complex.
March 20, 2015 Softball Swept by Indiana Tech By Mark DeHaan The Knights faced Indiana Tech for an afternoon twinbill on Thursday. Calvin was looking to get back into the win column against the Warriors, but a pair of hard-fought games ended in favor of Indiana Tech as the Knights fell 7-1 and 5-4.
March 18, 2015 Calvin Softball Splits Games in Grapefruit Play By Mark DeHaan CLERMONT, FL - After opening up the season with a pair of wins on Monday, the Calvin softball team split two games Tuesday to bring its season record to 3-1.
March 18, 2015 Softball Drops a Pair in Florida By Mark DeHaan Calvin softball continued its training in Clermont, Florida, with a pair of games against Washington and Jefferson College and University of Scranton on Wednesday afternoon.
March 17, 2015 Calvin Softball Opens 2015 Campaign With Florida Victories By Mark DeHaan The Calvin softball team opened up the 2015 season with a pair of wins in Florida on Monday morning.
March 1, 2015 Calvin Softball Adds Defiance and Bluffton to 2016 Schedule GRAND RAPIDS – The Calvin College women’s softball team has agreed to play Defiance College and Bluffton University for the 2016 schedule.
January 30, 2015 Calvin Softball Coach Looks Ahead to Upcoming 2015 Season The 2015 Calvin softball season is quickly approaching. The Knights will open up their season on March 7 with a doubleheader at Franklin College (Ind.).
January 20, 2015 Calvin Softball Team Picked Fourth in MIAA Preseason Coaches' Poll The Calvin softball team has been picked to finish fourth in the MIAA preseason coaches' poll released this afternoon.
October 13, 2014 Calvin Softball Names Captains for 2015 season Three Knights will take the role of captains for the 2014-15 season for the Calvin softball team. The trio of Kelsey Pollock, Christie VanderMeer and Lydia Gildea will assume the roles of leadership for the team.
May 10, 2014 Calvin Players Receive NFCA Division III All-Central Region Honors Two members of the Calvin softball team have received NFCA Division III All-Central Region honors. Freshman Cassidy Vlot has been named to the NFCA Division III All-Central Region second team while senior Lina Avila has been named to the third team.
May 8, 2014 Calvin Softball Players Receive All-MIAA Honors Three members of the Calvin softball team have received All-MIAA honors. Senior Lina Avila has been named to the All-MIAA first team while senior Ashley Jakus and freshman Cassidy Vlot have been named to the All-MIAA second team.
May 2, 2014 Calvin Softball Bows Out of MIAA Tournament ANGOLA, Ind. - The Calvin softball team saw its season come to an end on Friday as the Knights fell to rival Hope 15-12 in a winner's bracket final game and then dropped a 10-1 decision to top-seed Trine in an elimination game. Calvin finishes the year with an overall record of 22-15 - marking its highest win total since the 2005 season. Calvin was also making its first appearance in the MIAA Tournament since 2005.
May 1, 2014 Calvin Softball Upsets Sixth-Ranked Trine in MIAA Tournament - Game With Hope Suspended by Darkness ANGOLA, IN - The Calvin softball upset sixth-ranked Trine 5-1 in a first round MIAA Tournament game Thursday. Calvin then trailed rival Hope 13-11 in the winner's bracket final when the game was suspended by darkness in the sixth inning.
April 26, 2014 Softball Clinches MIAA Tournament Spot Despite Falling to Hope in Regular Season Finale By Mark DeHaan Looking to claim a spot in the MIAA Tournament, the Calvin softball team hosted the rival Flying Dutch of Hope College on Saturday afternoon. Calvin claimed a tournament spot despite dropping both ends of a doubleheader with Hope.
April 23, 2014 Softball Sweeps Doubleheader From Albion to Remain in MIAA Tournament Hunt Calvin took care of business on Wednesday afternoon, taking both ends of a doubleheader from Albion, winning game one 8-0 in five innings and game two 12-3 in six innings.
April 21, 2014 Victory with Vlot Allows Calvin To Gain Doubleheader Split at MIAA ALMA - A dramatic three-run walk-off home run by freshman Cassidy Vlot has allowed the Calvin softball team to maintain control of its MIAA Tournament destiny.
April 19, 2014 Softball Swept by Nationally-Ranked Thunder of Trine Calvin dropped both ends of a doubleheader to nationally-ranked Trine University on Saturday, falling by scores of 6-0 and 8-0. The Thunder came into the twinbill ranked fifth nationally.
April 16, 2014 Softball Splits Doubleheader at Saint Mary's NOTRE DAME, In - The Calvin softball team split a conference doubleheader at Saint Mary's on Wednesday, winning the opener 8-6 in come-from-behind fashion before falling 5-4 in game two as the Belles used a come-from-behind effort of their own.
April 13, 2014 Softball Sweeps Kalamazoo - Win Streak at Four The Calvin softball team stretched its winning streak to four games with a doubleheader swept over visiting Kalamazoo Saturday afternoon. The Knights won the opener 4-2 and then took the nightcap 10-0 in five innings. Calvin is now 17-7 overall and 5-1 in the MIAA.
April 11, 2014 Long Delay No Sweat for Calvin Softball Team in 4-3 Win at Adrian ADRIAN - In a game that took nine days to complete, it took Calvin's all-time home run leader to lay down a squeeze bunt and deliver the Knights to a 4-3 victory over the Adrian College Bulldogs Friday evening.
April 10, 2014 Softball Splits Doubleheader at Olivet OLIVET - The Calvin softball team split a doubleheader at Olivet Wednesday afternoon, dropping the opener 4-3 before coming back to win game two 5-4. Both games featured late-inning comebacks by the winning team.
April 7, 2014 Softball Splits With Aquinas in Non-Conference Twinbill By John Leerar GRAND RAPIDS - The Calvin women’s softball team split a twinbill against the visiting Saints of Aquinas College on Monday at Gainey Athletic Complex. The Knights lost the first game 8-3 before recovering to take the second game 6-1.
April 6, 2014 Softball Sweeps Twinbill From Finlandia By John Leerar CALEDONIA - The Calvin women’s softball team won both games of a doubleheader against the visiting Lions of Finlandia University Saturday night. The games were played at Davenport’s Farmers Athletic Complex.
April 3, 2014 Softball Defeats Adrian 5-3 in 11 Innings Calvin recorded a dramatic 5-3 victory at Adrian in 11 innings Wednesday afternoon in the opener of a doubleheader. The second game was later suspended by darkness in the top of the seventh inning with the game tied 3-3. The resumption of game two is scheduled to take place on Thursday at Adrian.
March 31, 2014 Softball Team Splits With Trinity Christian College PALOS HEIGHTS, IL - The Calvin women's softball team split a non-conference doubleheader at Trinity Christian College Monday afternoon, taking the opener 5-0 before dropping the nightcap 3-0.
March 28, 2014 Softball Stretches Win Streak to Four With Victories Over Thomas and Buena Vista CLERMONT, FL - The Calvin softball team improved to 7-3 on the season including 6-2 on its spring break trip with victories over Thomas College of Maine and Buena Vista of Iowa.
March 28, 2014 Softball Splits on Final Day of Spring Trip - Finishes Week With 7-3 Mark CLERMONT, FL - Calvin closed out its spring trip to Florida with a split of games on Friday against Minnesota opponents, defeating St. Catherine 9-4 and falling to 14th-ranked St. Thomas 20-6 in five innings.
March 26, 2014 Softball Drops Games to Colby and Chicago CLERMONT, FL - Calvin suffered a pair of hard-fought defeats on Tuesday, falling to Colby College of Maine 5-4 in eight innings and then dropping a 3-1 decision to an undefeated Chicago team. Calvin is now 3-3 on the season.
March 26, 2014 Softball Defeats Concordia and Hamilton CLERMONT, FL - The Calvin softball team improved to 5-3 on the year with a pair of victories Wednesday afternoon. Calvin opened the day with a 6-3 win over Concordia-Wisconsin and then held off Hamilton of New York 2-1.
March 24, 2014 Softball Picks Up Two Victories on First Day of Florida Swing CLERMONT, FL - The Calvin softball team opened up its season with a pair of victories on Monday, defeating Elmhurst College 8-0 in mercy-rule fashion and then defeating Wisconsin-Oshkosh 5-3 in a late-inning comeback effort.
March 18, 2014 Softball Opens Season With Split Against Goshen INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The Calvin softball team opened its season on Tuesday with a doubleheader against Goshen College. The twinbill was played at a softball complex in Indianapolis to provide for better playing conditions. In the opener, Calvin gained an 8-0 triumph but dropped a tough 5-3 decision in the nightcap.
February 25, 2014 Calvin Softball Picked to Finish Sixth in MIAA Preseason Coaches' Poll ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Calvin women’s softball team has been picked to finish sixth in the MIAA preseason coaches’ poll released earlier today.