2017-18 Softball News
  • Friday, June 22, 2018

    Coach Spotlight: Western Oregon's Lonny Sargent

    Meet Lonny Sargent, who is entering his seventh season as head coach of the Western Oregon softball program, in our latest GNAC Coach Spotlight.

  • Friday, June 22, 2018

    Michelle Peters Named Simon Fraser Softball Coach

    A native of British Columbia, Michelle Peters succeeds longtime coach Mike Renney after a successful coaching career at Douglas College, where she led the team to a 32-0 record in 2017.

  • Thursday, May 24, 2018

    Buzz Feed: Tracy Earns D2CCA, NFCA All-America Honors

    The 2018 GNAC Softball Player of the Year, Montana State Billings' Heather Tracy ends her career with selection as an All-American by both the D2CCA and the NFCA.

  • Monday, May 14, 2018

    Tracy, Cassinelli Lead GNAC Picks To D2CCA All-West Region

    Montana State Billings outfielder Heather Tracy and first baseman Cameron Cassinelli lead four GNAC selections to the D2CCA Softball All-West Region Team.

  • Friday, May 11, 2018

    Nighthawks' Season Ends With Loss To UC San Diego

    A six-run fifth inning proved to be the undoing for Northwest Nazarene as the Nighthawks' national tournament run ends with a 7-3 loss to UC San Diego.

  • Thursday, May 10, 2018

    Four-Run Sixth Puts Wildcats Past Nighthawks In Regional

    A four-run sixth inning broken on a pitcher's duel between No. 1 seed Chico State and No. 8 seed Northwest Nazarene as the Nighthawks fell 5-2 in their first game of the NCAA West 1 Softball Regional.

  • Thursday, May 10, 2018

    Miller, Smith Named To Academic All-District Softball Team

    Saint Martin's outfielder Lindsay Miller and Concordia pitcher Mckenzie Smith were named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District 8 Team, honoring excellence on the diamond and in the classroom.

  • Thursday, May 10, 2018

    Five GNAC Players Make NFCA All-West Region Team

    Montana State Billings' Heather Tracy, Central Washington's Savannah Egbert and Western Oregon's Ryanne Huffman are elected to the NFCA Softball All-West Region First Team, leading five total GNAC all-region picks.

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    Nutt's Perfect 4.00 Cracks Softball All-Academic Team

    Central Washington junior Molly Nutt's perfect 4.00 grade point average in business administration leads 51 selections to the 2018 GNAC Softball All-Academic Team.

  • Monday, May 7, 2018

    Northwest Nazarene’s Postseason Run Merits Weekly Honor

    Northwest Nazarene swept through the 2018 GNAC Softball Championships en route to its first-ever conference title, a berth to the Division II Championships and the Red Lion/GNAC Team of the Week award.

  • Monday, May 7, 2018

    Nighthawks To Face Chico State In NCAA Softball Regional

    The GNAC champions will face No. 1 regional seed Chico State in the first game of the NCAA Division II Softball Championship West 1 Regional, which gets underway Thursday in Chico, California.

  • Saturday, May 5, 2018

    Nazzy To The Natty: Nighthawks Win GNAC Softball Title

    Anna Williams' leadoff home run was all that Northwest Nazarene needed as the Nighthawks won the GNAC Softball Championships with a 1-0 win over Simon Fraser to earn a berth in the NCAA Division II Championship.

  • Friday, May 4, 2018

    Clearly Canadian: Simon Fraser Advances To Softball Final

    Simon Fraser uses a three-run fourth inning to back up another complete-game victory by Alia Stachoski as the Clan advances to Saturday's GNAC Softball Championships final with a 6-3 win over Western Oregon.

  • Friday, May 4, 2018

    Wolves Use Four-Spot In Sixth To Eliminate Wildcats

    Western Oregon came back from a two-run deficit to score four runs in the sixth, two on a homer by Zoe Clark, to eliminate Central Washington 4-2 and survive themselves in the GNAC Softball Championships.

  • Friday, May 4, 2018

    Williams Is The Hero As Nighthawks Advance To Final

    Anna Williams drove in all four Northwest Nazarene runs, two on a home run in the fifth and two on a double in the eighth, as the Nighthawks beat Simon Fraser 4-2 to advance to the GNAC Softball Championships final.

  • Friday, May 4, 2018

    Suiter Steps Down As Western Washington Softball Coach

    The second-winningest coach in program history, Amy Suiter is stepping down after eight seasons with the Vikings to focus more on her family. She leaves with a 211-179 record.

  • Thursday, May 3, 2018

    Adams Fans 13, Nighthawks Down Wolves In Tourney

    Jordan Adams, the GNAC Freshman & Pitcher of the Year, struck out 13 as Northwest Nazarene scored a 3-0 shutout of Western Oregon in the second game of the GNAC Championships.

  • Thursday, May 3, 2018

    Clan One-Hits Wildcats To Open GNAC Championships

    Pitcher Alia Stachoski throws a one-hitter while Simon Fraser's offense went off for seven runs in the first two innings as the Clan knocked off Central Washington, 9-0, in the opener of the GNAC Softball Championships.

  • Wednesday, May 2, 2018

    Tracy, Northwest Nazarene Lead Softball All-Conference Team

    The Montana State Billings senior slugger joins three Northwest Nazarene standouts to lead the selections to the 2018 GNAC Softball All-Conference Team.

  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018

    Late Runs Make For Exciting GNAC Softball Championships

    With the run to the GNAC Softball Championships going down to the final day, competition is expected to be fierce as the tournament gets underway Thursday in Portland.

  • Sunday, April 29, 2018

    Nighthawks, Wildcats Lead GNAC Softball Field

    Playoff newcomer Northwest Nazarene and playoff veteran Central Washington, the regular season co-champions, are the teams to beat as the GNAC Softball Championships begin on Thursday in Portland.

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018

    An Exciting Week Ahead As Softball Field Shapes Up

    Softball Weekly Notebook: Four GNAC Championships spots remain up for grab in the final week of the regular season and three teams find themselves locked in a tie for fourth entering the weekend.

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018

    The Sara Tucholsky Home Run: 10 Years Later

    Ten years ago, Western Oregon's Sara Tucholsky hit the only home run of her career. When her knee gave out, Central Washington's Mallory Holtman and Liz Wallace helped turned into one of the sports' defining moments.

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    GNAC Championships Race Wide Open With Two Weeks Left

    Softball Weekly Notebook: Thanks to big weekend performances by Northwest Nazarene and Montana State Billings, every GNAC Championships spot is up for grabs with two weeks left in the regular season.

  • Monday, April 16, 2018

    Nighthawks Continue Strong Playoff Push For Weekly Honor

    Earning a series win against Central Washington while moving into a tie for first with the Wildcats last weekend, Northwest Nazarene softball has been named the Red Lion/GNAC Team of the Week.

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    Despite The Weather, Postseason Softball Races Heat Up

    Softball Weekly Notebook: Weather did not keep Northwest Nazarene and Saint Martin's from claiming their stakes to potential GNAC Championships berths with three weeks to go in the regular season.

  • Tuesday, April 3, 2018

    Nighthawks, Wolves Make Most Of Return To GNAC Play

    Softball Weekly Notebook: Northwest Nazarene takes three of four from Simon Fraser while Western Oregon sweeps Central Washington to change the complexion of the GNAC Championships race.

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    Wildcats, Saints Lead GNAC At Tournament Of Champions

    Softball Weekly Notebook: Central Washington & Saint Martin's both went 5-1 to lead the GNAC at the Tournament of Champions as teams now focus in on the remainder of the conference schedule.

  • Monday, March 26, 2018

    Saints' Solid Tournament Showing Secures Weekly Honor

    Losing just one contest of its six-game slate at the Tournament of Champions last weekend, Saint Martin's softball has been named this week's Red Lion/GNAC Team of the Week.

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    Conference Play Pauses For Tournament Of Champions

    Softball Weekly Notebook: With three weeks of conference play in the books, all eight GNAC teams hit pause to head south for the annual Stanislaus Tournament of Champions.

  • Monday, March 19, 2018

    Wildcats Ride Nine-Game Win Streak To Weekly Honor

    Playing its best softball three weeks into conference play, Central Washington picked up three weekend victories to extend its win streak to nine games and earn the Red Lion/GNAC Team of the Week honor.

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018

    Wildcats, Clan Surge As Conference Play Continues

    Softball Weekly Notebook: Central Washington sweeps in its opening GNAC weekly and Simon Fraser wins three out of four games to take early control in the GNAC Championships race.

  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018

    Vikings Sail Into Top Spot In GNAC After First Weekend

    Softball Weekly Notebook: Western Washington found the right combination at home to open GNAC play, going 3-1 in the first weekend of conference action after going 3-8 in February.

  • Thursday, February 22, 2018

    Yellowjackets' Record-Breakers Highlight Softball Week

    Softball Weekly Notebook: Heather Tracy and Cameron Cassinelli reached career milestones over the weekend as the GNAC softball non-conference schedule grinds on.

  • Thursday, February 15, 2018

    Wolves Win Big Deep In The Heart Of Texas

    Softball Weekly Notebook: Western Oregon's trip to Texas proved a good one as the Wolves went 3-1 at the West Texas A&M Lady Buff Classic and knocked off the No. 13 ranked team in Division II.

  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018

    Yellowjackets Charge To Early GNAC Softball Lead

    Softball Weekly Notebook: Picked to finish seventh by conference coaches, Montana State Billings led seven GNAC teams at the Desert Stinger with a 4-1 record.

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    Wildcat Repeat: Central Washington Picked For Softball Title

    Central Washington has won the last two GNAC regular-season titles and has been picked by conference coaches to win a third in the 2018 GNAC Softball Preseason Poll.

  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017

    SAAC Spotlight: Concordia's Kelsie Merritt

    Kelsie Merritt is a senior on the Concordia softball team and a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

  • Friday, December 8, 2017

    SAAC Spotlight: Central Washington's Molly Nutt

    Molly Nutt is a junior on the Central Washington softball team and a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

  • Monday, August 21, 2017

    Wildcats' Alum Hopkins Making Big Time With Mariners

    Former Central Washington softball Amanda Hopkins is following in her father's footsteps as a Major League scout with the Seattle Mariners. Check out the Associated Press profile by Tim Booth.

  • Monday, August 14, 2017

    GNAC Video Streaming Extends To More OTT Platforms

    In addition to its presence on Roku, GNAC.tv will now be available to Apple TV, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV users through apps developed by streaming partner Stretch Internet.

  • Thursday, July 20, 2017

    Simon Fraser's Janes To Play At World Junior Championship

    The Clan's sophomore-to-be receives a late invitation to help represent Canada at the 2017 World Baseball Softball Confederation Junior Women's Softball World Championship in Clearwater, Fla.