Softball

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.