2021-22 Softball News
  • Thursday, June 9, 2022

    Boytz Steps In As Western Oregon Interim Softball Coach

    After seven seasons serving as an assistant coach under the retired Lonny Sargent, Aly Boytz will serve as Western Oregon's interim head softball coach for the 2022-23 season.

  • Friday, May 13, 2022

    Magic Doesn't Repeat As Nighthawks Fall To Cougars

    A day after holding the No. 1-seeded West Region team to three hits, Northwest Nazarene managed just two hits in a 4-0 loss to Cal State San Marcos as the Nighthawks' West Regional run comes to an end.

  • Friday, May 13, 2022

    Five-Game Postseason Win Streak Snapped For Nighthawks

    Northwest Nazarene saw its five-game postseason win streak snapped as the Nighthawks dropped a 4-0 decision to Sonoma State in the NCAA West Regional. They now face an elimination game on Friday afternoon.

  • Thursday, May 12, 2022

    Nighthawks Trio Leads Five Academic All-District Picks

    Northwest Nazarene's Sidney Booth, Tori Hensley and Ivy Hommel join Western Oregon's Natalie Willouoghy and Western Washington's Tatum Dow on the CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 Softball Team.

  • Thursday, May 12, 2022

    Nighthawks Declaw Cougars Behind Booth's Three-Hitter

    The GNAC Pitcher of the Year held top-seeded Cal State San Marcos to just three hits as No. 8-seeded Northwest Nazarene stunned the Cougars 4-0 to win the opener of the NCAA Softball West Regional.

  • Wednesday, May 11, 2022

    Wolves' Carlos Leads Eight Softball All-Region Picks

    Western Oregon's senior shortstop is a consensus first-team selection and leads eight GNAC players named All-West Region by the NFCA and D2CCA.

  • Monday, May 9, 2022

    Nighthawks Flying To San Marcos For West Regional

    Selected as the No. 8 seed in the West Region, Northwest Nazarene will face No. 1 Cal State San Marcos to open the NCAA Softball West Regional on Thursday.

  • Saturday, May 7, 2022

    Nighthawks Beat Saints Twice, Win GNAC Crown

    The Nighthawks won four elimination games in two days, including two on Saturday over No. 2 seed Saint Martin's, to win the GNAC Softball Championships. MVP Sidney Booth pitched to a 0.63 ERA in 22 innings.

  • Friday, May 6, 2022

    Nighthawks Avenge Loss To Wildcats, Advance To Finals

    Despite being held to one hit, Northwest Nazarene took advantage of free baserunners to pull out a 2-1 victory over Central Washington, eliminating the Wildcats after losing to them earlier in the tournament.

  • Friday, May 6, 2022

    Saints Pour It On Late, Advance To GNAC Finals

    A brief rain delay only made Saint Martin's heat up, as the Saints scored eight runs in the seventh inning to score a 10-0 victory over Central Washington and a spot in the GNAC Championships finals.

  • Friday, May 6, 2022

    Early Runs Lift Nighthawks To Win Over WWU

    Northwest Nazarene scored all four runs in the first two innings and relied on Sidney Booth to cruise to a 4-0 win over Western Washington in a GNAC Championships elimination game.

  • Thursday, May 5, 2022

    Wildcats Pounce On NNU To Spring 4-1 Upset

    Central Washington scored four unearned runs off GNAC Pitcher of the Year Sidney Booth while their own ace Rhaney Harris was near-untouchable as the Wildcats knocked off top-seeded Northwest Nazarene, 4-1.

  • Thursday, May 5, 2022

    Saints Win In Nine To Open GNAC Championships

    Malia Pinder drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning to force in the winning run as Saint Martin's defeated Western Washington 6-5 in a back-and-forth game.

  • Wednesday, May 4, 2022

    Ogg Leads Softball Awards With Player Of Year Nod

    The Simon Fraser junior is named the Player of the Year to lead the selections to the 2022 GNAC Softball All-Conference Team. Ogg was the top hitter in the conference with a .420 batting average.

  • Tuesday, May 3, 2022

    Nighthawks Aim For Softball Title, Vikings Want To Repeat

    Northwest Nazarene enters as the No. 1 seed at the GNAC Softball Championships looking for its first title since 2018 but Western Washington would like nothing more than to repeat its magic from 2021.

  • Monday, May 2, 2022

    GNAC Softball Championships Shifts To Ellensburg

    Due to a forecast for heavy rain in the Puget Sound region this week, the GNAC Softball Championships will move from Saint Martin's University to Frederick Field on the campus of Central Washington University.

  • Sunday, May 1, 2022

    Nighthawks Lead Field At GNAC Softball Championships

    After winning its second-straight regular-season championship, Northwest Nazarene is the No. 1 seed in the GNAC Softball Championships, which begin Thursday in Lacey, Washington.

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2022

    Three Teams Are In, Regular Season Title Up For Grabs

    Softball Weekly Notebook: Northwest Nazarene, Saint Martin's and Western Washington all clinched their spots in the GNAC Championships but the regular-season championship is still undecided entering the final week.

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022

    Saints, Nighthawks Prep For First-Place Showdown

    Softball Weekly Notebook: Saint Martin's and Northwest Nazarene are tied for first in the GNAC standings. The two teams meet this weekend with the regular-season title hanging in the balance.

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2022

    Six Four-Time Honorees Lead Softball All-Academic Team

    Led by a 4.00 graduate school GPA for Western Washington's Lauren Lo, six four-time honorees lead a total of 69 student-athletes named to the GNAC Softball All-Academic Team, presented by Barnes & Noble College.

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022

    Nighthawks Rolling As Softball Title Chase Heats Up

    Softball Weekly Notebook: Northwest Nazarene made quite the turnaround with a four-game sweep of Montana State Billings, forcing a three-way tie at the top of the GNAC standings.

  • Tuesday, April 5, 2022

    True South: Simon Fraser Leads GNAC Teams At TOC

    Softball Weekly Notebook: A trip to the Central Valley seemed to be the cure for Simon Fraser's ills, trading a run of seven losses in eight games for a 4-1 record at the Tournament of Champions.

  • Thursday, March 31, 2022

    Nighthawks' Booth Named To NFCA Top 50 Watch List

    The Northwest Nazarene sophomore, among the top pitchers and hitters in the GNAC, has been named to the top 50 watch list for the Schutt Sports/NFCA Division II Player & Pitcher of the Year.

  • Tuesday, March 29, 2022

    Tournament Of Champions Awaits GNAC Softball Teams

    Softball Weekly Notebook: After a week that featured a pair of outstanding pitching performances, the conference's seven teams head south for the first Tournament of Champions since 2019.

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022

    Saint Martin's Belts Its Way To 10-Game Win Streak

    Softball Weekly Notebook: Saint Martin's opened its GNAC season by taking four games from Simon Fraser, who opened the conference season with four wins the week before. The Saints hit .404 in the series.

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022

    Conference Play Starts With A Sweep North Of The Border

    Softball Weekly Notebook: The 2022 conference season could not have started better for Simon Fraser, which swept Western Oregon in the team's first home games in over two years.

  • Friday, March 11, 2022

    Sargent Announces Retirement As WOU Softball Coach

    Lonny Sargent has announced that he will retire from his role as Western Oregon head softball coach at the end of the season. Sargent has led the Wolves to the GNAC Championships for eight straight seasons.

  • Tuesday, March 8, 2022

    Vikings Carry Momentum Into Start Of Conference Play

    Softball Weekly Notebook: Western Washington enters the opening weekend of conference play having won its last four games thanks to a sweep of non-conference doubleheaders last week.

  • Thursday, March 3, 2022

    Home Teams Reign Supreme On The Softball Diamond

    Softball Weekly Notebook: Of 11 non-conference games played between GNAC teams last weekend, eight were won by the home team. Will that trend hold in the final weekend before counting conference contests begin?

  • Thursday, February 24, 2022

    After Two Years, Simon Fraser Is Back On The Diamond

    Softball Weekly Notebook: There appeared to be little rust on Simon Fraser after two years without a game as SFU went 3-2 at the Cactus Classic in Tucson.

  • Wednesday, February 16, 2022

    Nighthawks Provide The Sting At The Desert Stinger

    Softball Weekly Notebook: Five teams traveled south for last week's Desert Stinger but it was Northwest Nazarene that made the most of the trip with a 4-1 record and a memorable closing game.

  • Wednesday, February 9, 2022

    Leader Of The Pack: Wolves Surge In Opening Week

    Softball Weekly Notebook: Western Oregon made the most of a seven-game first week of the season, going 5-2 and capturing three wins at the California Kickoff Classic.

  • Tuesday, January 25, 2022

    NFCA Preseason Poll Includes Vikings, Nighthawks

    The top two teams in the GNAC Preseason Poll, Western Washington and Northwest Nazarene are both among teams receiving votes in the NFCA Division II Coaches Top 25 Preseason Poll.

  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Vikings, Nighthawks Picked To Duel For Softball Title

    GNAC Championships winner Western Washington edges out regular-season champion Northwest Nazarene as the pick to win in the 2022 GNAC Softball Preseason Coaches Poll.

  • Tuesday, November 2, 2021

    Joe DiPietro Hired As Central Washington Softball Coach

    Joe DiPietro takes over as the Wildcats' head softball coach after four seasons as head coach at Incarnate Word. He has been also been the head coach at Hampton, Temple and La Salle.

  • Friday, August 20, 2021

    Mitchell Steps Down As Central Washington Softball Coach

    Alison Mitchell compiled a 31-25 record in two seasons at Central Washington, leading the program through the COVID-19 pandemic. She leaves to pursue other professional opportunities.

  • Thursday, July 1, 2021

    Six GNAC Players Land Softball Academic All-District Honors

    Northwest Nazarene lands three selections, Western Washington earns two and Montana State Billings lands one honoree on the 2021 CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 Softball Team.