June 17, 2010
Harrrell named SoCon Pitcher of the Month for May
SPARTANBURG, S.C. UNC Greensboro senior Amber Harrell was named the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Month for May, the league office announced Thursday.
June 11, 2010
Softball signs four prep seniors to National Letters of Intent
GREENSBORO, N.C. UNC Greensboro has signed four high school seniors to National Letters of Intent to play softball for the Spartans next season, coach Jennifer Herzig announced Friday.
June 10, 2010
Trio of Spartans earns NCCSIA All-State honors
DURHAM, N.C. UNC Greensboro softball players Alex Emeterio, Kaitlin Merkt and Eileen Horsmon have been named to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association All-State Team, the organization announced Thursday.
June 9, 2010
UNCG teams receive good marks in latest APR release
GREENSBORO, N.C. - UNC Greensboro Director of Athletics Kim Record announced Wednesday that all 18 Spartan athletic teams have met satisfactory standards when the institution's Academic Progress Report (APR) scores were announced by the NCAA earlier in the day.
June 3, 2010
SoCon announces championship sites, hoops heads to Asheville
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - The Southern Conference announced Thursday that Asheville, N.C., has been awarded the league's men's and women's basketball tournament for 2012, 2013 and 2014.
May 20, 2010
UNCG's Emeterio earns all-region honors
STARKVILLE, Miss. - UNC Greensboro first baseman Alex Emeterio has been named to the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Mideast Region First Team, the NFCA announced Thursday.
May 19, 2010
UNCG's Akiyama named SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - UNC Greensboro third baseman Emily Akiyama has been named the Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for games May 12-18, the league office announced Wednesday.
May 14, 2010
Spartans top Georgia Southern to advance to title game
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. Kristen Gabel was part of a double steal that scored UNC Greensboro's first run and knocked in the eventual winning run in the seventh inning as the fourth-seeded Spartans ousted third-seeded Georgia Southern at the Southern Conference Championship on Friday, 2-1, to advance to the title game against Elon.
May 14, 2010
Spartans fall to second-seeded Elon in SoCon title game
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Fourth-seeded UNC Greensboro saw second-seeded Elon rally for five runs in the top of the seventh inning to claim the Southern Conference Championship on Friday, 6-3. UNCG senior Amber Harrell was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.
May 13, 2010
Fourth-seeded Spartans knock off top-seeded Chattanooga at SoCon tourney
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. Amber Harrell fell one out shy of her first career no-hitter and Eileen Horsmon hit her first career grand slam as fourth-seeded UNC Greensboro downed No. 1 seed Chattanooga 4-1 in the first round of the Southern Conference Championship on Thursday.
May 13, 2010
Fourth-seeded Spartans fall to No. 2 Elon at SoCon tourney
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. Senior Whitney Sirois had a two-run triple in a three-run sixth inning, but No. 4 seed UNC Greensboro could not complete its rally, falling to No. 2 seed Elon 6-4 at the Southern Conference Championship on Thursday.
May 11, 2010
Emeterio, Harrell, Horsmon take All-SoCon honors
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - UNC Greensboro had three student-athletes named to the All-Southern Conference softball teams, with Alex Emeterio earning a first-team nod and Amber Harrell and Eileen Horsmon taking second-team honors, the league office announced Tuesday. Horsmon was also named to the All-Freshman Team.
May 10, 2010
Spartans claim No. 4 seed at Southern Conference Championship
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - UNC Greensboro's softball team has earned the No. 4 seed in the Southern Conference Championship, the league office announced Monday. The Spartans will take on top-seeded Chattanooga in the first round Thursday.
May 9, 2010
Merkt has career day but Spartans fall to Samford on walk-off homer
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Kaitlin Merkt was 3-for-3 with the first two-home run game of her career and UNC Greensboro had Samford down to its last strike, but the Bulldogs Amanda Jordan hit a three-run, walk-off home run to give the home squad a 5-4 win Sunday in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Spartans must now wait to learn their postseason fate.
May 8, 2010
Spartans split with Samford to get within win of SoCon tourney
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Kaitlin Merkt went 2-for-3 with three RBI as UNC Greensboro topped Samford in game one of a doubleheader Saturday, 5-3, to move within a win of clinching a berth in the Southern Conference Championship. The Bulldogs took a 7-1 win in game two to salvage the split.
May 2, 2010
Seniors lead UNCG past Chattanooga on Senior Day
GREENSBORO, N.C. UNC Greensboro got strong performances from all five seniors on Senior Day, highlighted by Whitney Sirois' three-run double and Amber Harrell's four-hit shutout, as the Spartans downed Chattanooga, 3-0 on Sunday.
May 1, 2010
Chattanooga sweeps doubleheader from Spartans
GREENSBORO, N.C. Chattanooga topped UNC Greensboro 3-2 in eight innings in game one then completed the doubleheader sweep with a 6-2 win in game two on Saturday to clinch the Southern Conference title.
April 26, 2010
Emeterio, Harrell sweep weekly SoCon honors
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - UNC Greensboro's Alex Emeterio and Amber Harrell have been named the Southern Conference Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for games April 19-25, the league office announced Monday.
April 25, 2010
UNCG takes two of three from Furman on Sunday; Harrell Ks 600th
GREENVILLE, S.C. UNC Greensboro took two of three games from Furman on Sunday, finishing off Saturdays suspended game 5-0 before taking a 3-0 win in game two. The Paladins grabbed a 4-3 win in game three to avoid the sweep. UNCG senior Amber Harrell struck out her 600th career batter in the final contest.
April 24, 2010
UNCGs game at Furman suspended Saturday
GREENVILLE, S.C. Game one of UNC Greensboros schedule doubleheader against Furman was suspended by rain Saturday with the Spartans leading 5-0 in the top of the fourth inning. The game will resume Sunday at noon, followed by the remaining two games in the series.
April 19, 2010
Harrell named SoCon Pitcher of the Week for second time this season
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - UNC Greensboro senior Amber Harrell has been named the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week for games April 12-18, the league office announced Monday.
April 18, 2010
Spartans get biggest SoCon win ever, 17-1 over Western Carolina
GREENSBORO, N.C. For the second straight day, UNC Greensboro posted the largest Southern Conference victory in school history, pounding out 14 hits in a five-inning, 17-1 win over Western Carolina on Sunday to clinch the series.
April 17, 2010
Harrell sets UNCG career strikeout record, just misses no-hitter
GREENSBORO, N.C. Senior Amber Harrell struck out nine batters to set UNC Greensboro's career strikeout record and carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning before settling for a 15-1 win over Western Carolina in game one of a Southern Conference doubleheader on Saturday. The Catamounts picked up a 4-1 win in game two to salvage the split.
April 11, 2010
Harrell, Robb send UNCG past App, 3-1, to win series
BOONE, N.C. Senior Amber Harrell struck out 11 and allowed just an unearned run and freshman Heather Robb was 2-for-2 with a home run as UNC Greensboro downed Appalachian State on Sunday, 3-1, to secure the series win.
April 10, 2010
Spartans rally past App State in extras in game two to salvage DH split
BOONE, N.C. Senior Emily Akiyama's two-run double capped a two-out rally in the top of the eighth inning as UNC Greensboro won game two of a Southern Conference doubleheader against Appalachian State on Saturday, 4-2, to salvage the split. The Mountaineers scored an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh in game one for a 3-2 win.
April 7, 2010
Striplings pinch-hit slam highlights DH split at Liberty
LYNCHBURG, Va. Junior Katie Stripling hit a pinch-hit grand slam with two out in the top of the ninth inning and UNC Greensboro held on for an 11-10 win in game one of a doubleheader with Liberty on Wednesday. The Flames picked up a 10-2 win in 6 innings in game two to earn the split.
April 1, 2010
Spartans wrap up homestand, host Strike Out Cancer event vs. Elon
UNC Greensboro wraps up its nine-game homestand this weekend when it hosts Southern Conference rival Elon for a three-game set. Saturday's doubleheader will feature UNCG's inaugural Strike Out Cancer campaign for softball.
March 30, 2010
Merkt homers twice, but East Carolina sweeps doubleheader
GREENSBORO, N.C. UNC Greensboro got solo home runs from Kaitlin Merkt in both ends of a doubleheader Tuesday but East Carolina pulled off the sweep, winning game one 4-1 and game two 6-3.
March 29, 2010
Harrell named SoCon Pitcher of the Week
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - UNC Greensboro senior Amber Harrell has been named the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week for games March 22-28, the league office announced Monday.
March 25, 2010
Akiyama, Horsmon lead Spartans to split with NC State
GREENSBORO, N.C. NC State scored eight unearned runs in a 10-0 game-one win, but UNC Greensboro got three hits from Eileen Horsmon and a home run from Emily Akiyama for the second straight day to win the nightcap 5-1 as the squads split a doubleheader Thursday.
March 24, 2010
UNCG sweeps Marshall behind home run barrage
GREENSBORO, N.C. UNC Greensboro had four players hit home runs and Alex Emeterio was 4-for-4 in game one as the Spartans swept a doubleheader from Marshall on Wednesday, 13-5 in 6 innings and 3-1.
March 24, 2010
Olenderski named SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - UNC Greensboro outfielder Laura Olenderski has been named the Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for March 17-23, the league office announced Wednesday.
March 21, 2010
UNCG at College of Charleston softball game rained out
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. The third game of the Southern Conference softball series between UNC Greensboro and the College of Charleston has been rained out Sunday and will not be made up.
March 20, 2010
Spartans sweep doubleheader at College of Charleston
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. Cory Mattson earned a win and a save, Laura Olenderski went a combined 5-for-6 and Kaitlin Merkt had five hits and a two-run home run as UNC Greensboro swept a Southern Conference doubleheader from College of Charleston on Saturday, 11-7 in 11 innings and 5-1.
March 18, 2010
No. 16/20 North Carolina downs UNCG, 5-1
GREENSBORO, N.C. Despite senior catcher Whitney Sirois' first career home run, No. 16/20 North Carolina topped UNC Greensboro 5-1 at the UNCG Softball Stadium on Thursday.
March 16, 2010
UNCG Department of Athletics contributes to Haiti relief efforts
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The UNC Greensboro Department of Athletics recently contributed to the Haiti relief efforts, raising money and assembling hygiene kits to help the victims of the earthquake-ravaged nation.
March 14, 2010
Seventh-inning rally falls short as Georgia Southern tops UNCG 2-1
GREENSBORO, N.C. UNC Greensboro scored an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh and had the tying run in scoring position, but could not complete the comeback, falling to Georgia Southern by a 2-1 count Sunday in the finale of the three-game Southern Conference series.
March 13, 2010
Harrells 500th K, Jewetts first career homer highlight DH split
GREENSBORO, N.C. Amber Harrell struck out her 500th career batter in game one and Jordan Jewett hit her first career home run in game two to rally UNC Greensboro to the win as the Spartans split a doubleheader with Georgia Southern to open Southern Conference play on Saturday. The Eagles won the first game 4-1 in 8 innings, while UNCG picked up a 3-2 win in game two.
March 10, 2010
Mattson named SoCon Pitcher of the Week
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - UNC Greensboro sophomore Cory Mattson has been named the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week for games March 1-7, the league office announced Wednesday.
March 7, 2010
Spartans split on last day of Buzz Classic; Mattson named All-Tournament
WOODSTOCK, Ga. UNC Greensboro split on its final day of action at the Buzz Classic, falling 4-2 to Jacksonville State before taking a 4-1 win over Tennessee Tech on Sunday. Pitcher Cory Mattson was named to the All-Tournament Team.
March 6, 2010
Emeterios seventh-inning slam sends Spartans past Bowling Green
WOODSTOCK, Ga. Alex Emeterio hit a grand slam with two out in the top of the seventh inning as UNC Greensboro rallied for a 4-1 win over Bowling Green at the Buzz Classic on Saturday.
February 28, 2010
Spartans slug their way to third place at Spartan Classic
GREENSBORO, N.C. Alex Emeterio and Eileen Horsmon clubbed back-to-back home runs in a four-run first inning and UNC Greensboro rapped out eight hits to top Niagara in the consolation game of the Spartan Classic on Sunday, 7-4.
February 27, 2010
Spartans swept on second day of Spartan Classic
GREENSBORO, N.C. UNC Greensboro was swept on the second day of its own Spartan Classic, dropping a 13-6 decision to Cleveland State and an 8-0 contest to Sacred Heart in 5 innings on Saturday. The Pioneers hit a walk-off home run and no-hit the Spartans in the second semifinal of the day.
February 26, 2010
UNCG splits on opening day of Spartan Classic
GREENSBORO, N.C. UNC Greensboro split on the first day of action at its own Spartan Classic, topping Sacred Heart 5-3 before falling to Niagara, 3-2, in the nightcap on Friday.
February 21, 2010
Mattson powers UNCG past Delaware; Herzig picks up 100th win
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. UNC Greensboro starter Cory Mattson tossed her second career shutout and the Spartans got RBI doubles from Whitney Sirois and Brittany Ausley and another pinch-hit home run from Katie Stripling in a 4-0 win over Delaware in the Carolina Classic consolation game Sunday afternoon. The win was the 100th of UNCG coach Jennifer Herzig's career.
February 20, 2010
St. Josephs, North Carolina top UNCG at Carolina Classic
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. UNC Greensboro suffered its second straight heartbreaker in a 9-inning, 2-1 loss to St. Joseph's to open play Saturday at the Carolina Classic, then saw No. 23/24 North Carolina explode for eight runs in the sixth to blow open a pitchers' duel and take an 8-0 win in the nightcap.
February 19, 2010
Delaware scores in bottom of seventh to dodge UNCG, 8-7
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. UNC Greensboro rallied from a 7-1 deficit to tie it late, but Delaware pinch-runner Samantha Pettie slid in just under Whitney Sirois tag on a play at the plate as the Blue Hens won it in the bottom of the seventh Friday at the Carolina Classic, 8-7.
February 14, 2010
Spartans swept on last day of JU Tourney
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. UNC Greensboro junior Katie Stripling hit a two-out, pinch-hit home run in the bottom of the seventh to send the Spartans' first game at the Jacksonville University Tournament on Sunday to extras, but Virginia Tech scored six runs in the top of the 10th to take an 8-2 win. The host Dolphins topped UNCG 10-2 in 6 innings in the nightcap.
February 13, 2010
UNCG earns split at JU Tournament to kick off season
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. UNC Greensboro split a pair of games at the Jacksonville University Tournament on Saturday, falling to Drexel 3-0 before bouncing back with a 5-3 win over Bethune-Cookman. Freshman Heather Robb was a combined 3-for-6 with three RBI on the day.
February 12, 2010
UNCGs season-opener rained out in Jacksonville, Fla.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. UNC Greensboros softball team will have to wait one more day for its season-opener, as the first day of competition at the Jacksonville University Tournament has been rained out. UNCG had been scheduled to play Virginia Tech at 11:15 a.m. and the host Dolphins at 3:45 p.m. Friday.
February 8, 2010
Merkt, Emeterio tabbed second-team preseason All-SoCon, UNCG picked sixth
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Redshirt junior Kaitlin Merkt and sophomore Alex Emeterio were named to the Preseason All-Southern Conference Second Team and the Spartans were picked to finish sixth in the preseason coaches' poll, the league office announced Monday.
October 26, 2009
UNCG announces 2010 softball schedule
GREENSBORO, N.C. - UNC Greensboro will take part in tournaments at Jacksonville University, North Carolina and Georgia Tech and host its annual Spartan Classic as part of its 2010 softball schedule, coach Jennifer Herzig announced Monday.
October 8, 2009
Spartan softball named NFCA All-Academic Team
GREENSBORO, N.C. - UNC Greensboro's softball team was recently named one of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association's girls got game All-Academic Teams.
September 14, 2009
Spartans add Gwen Johnson to softball coaching staff
GREENSBORO, N.C. - UNC Greensboro's softball staff has added former Spartan standout Gwen Johnson as a part-time assistant coach, head coach Jennifer Herzig announced Monday.
September 1, 2009
Softball adds three more newcomers for 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. - UNC Greensboro's softball program has added three more players to its 2009-10 incoming class, coach Jennifer Herzig announced Tuesday.
July 6, 2009
Twenty-six UNCG student-athletes take Academic All-SoCon honors
SPARTANBURG, S.C. Twenty-six UNC Greensboro student-athletes earned spots on the Spring Academic All-Southern Conference Team, the league office announced recently. The team included 320 student-athletes from all 12 member schools, representing the sports of mens and womens golf, mens and womens tennis, mens and womens outdoor track and field, baseball and softball.