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Elli DeCleene '24 and Wellesley softball begin the 2024 season in Florida on March 16, 2024 (Frank Poulin)
Blue Softball Announces 2024 Schedule

December 14, 2023

Wellesley College softball and head coach Keri O'Meara have announced the team's 2024 schedule. The schedule features 40 games, eight home double-headers and includes a spring break trip to Clermont, Fla.

Adriane Baird joins Wellesley College as an Assistant Softball Coach
Adriane Baird Joins Wellesley as Assistant Softball Coach

September 01, 2023

Keri O'Meara, Head Softball Coach and Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics (PERA)  at Wellesley College have announced the hiring of Adriane Baird as Assistant Softball Coach Wellesley College. Baird officially joined the Wellesley community on September 1, 2023.

Four Wellesley softball student-athletes made the 25 Year All-NEWMAC Softball Team. Left to right: Carly Bresee '16, Lauren Goldfarb '13, Jenna Harvey '08 (top), Megan Wood '10 (bottom)
Blue Softball Places Four on 25 Year All-NEWMAC Team

August 08, 2023

The NEWMAC released the Softball 25 Year All-NEWMAC Team in recognition of the historic 25th Anniversary season. A total of 30 student-athletes have been recognized from the last 25 years, including former Wellesley College softball student-athletes Jenna Harvey '08, Megan Wood '10, Lauren Goldfarb '13, and Carly Bresee '16. The honored team was voted on by the NEWMAC membership.

11 members of Wellesley College softball earned Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete honors.
Wellesley Softball Lands 12 on Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete Team

August 02, 2023

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced the Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2022-23 academic year this Tuesday. A total of 8,297 student-athletes received the honor, including 12 members of the Wellesley College softball team.

Five Wellesley Athletes were named to the spring NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship team.
Five Earn NEWMAC Spring All-Sportsmanship Recognition

May 18, 2023

On Thursday, the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) released its 2023 Spring All-Sportsmanship Team. Seniors Gaya Krishna (Houston, Texas), Claire Anderson (Denver, Colo.), juniors Elli DeCleene (North Reading, Mass.), Melinda Alviar (Indianapolis, Ind.) and first year Chloe Guntrip (Irvine, Calif.) represented the Blue on the All-Sportsmanship Team. 

Nine members of Wellesley softball earned NEWMAC Academic All-Conference honors (Frank Poulin)
Wellesley Softball Sees Nine Receive NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Honors

May 17, 2023

The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) revealed the 2023 Softball Academic All-Conference Team on Wednesday with nine members of Wellesley College softball recognized.Honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2022 fall semester, achieved second year academic status at their institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.

Wellesley softball's Ingrid Hsu '23 and Lauren Young '25 earned CSC Academic All-District honors (Frank Poulin)
Wellesley Softball's Hsu and Young Receive CSC Academic All-District Recognition

May 16, 2023

On Tuesday, Wellesley College softball senior Ingrid Hsu (San Ramon, Calif.) and sophomore Lauren Young (Fresno, Calif.) were named to the College Sports Communicators (CSC) Academic All-District Team.  The award is given to athletes who in addition to being impactful on their respective team, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50, and have achieved second year status at their academic institution. Hsu batted .308 on the season for the Blue with 28 hits, including a pair of triples and scored a team-leading 14 runs. Young earned five wins in the circle for Wellesley while striking out 42 batters over 81 innings in addition to batting .269 with five doubles and a triple this season.

Photos by Frank Poulin
Wellesley Softball's Delgado Receives NEWMAC Second Team All-Conference Honors

May 10, 2023

The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced the 2023 Softball All-Conference Team on Wednesday. Among the honorees was Wellesley College softball first year Andrea Delgado (Miami, Fla.)

Lauren Young '25 was named the NEWMAC Pitcher of the Week (photos by Frank Poulin)
Blue Softball's Young Claims NEWMAC Pitcher of the Week Honors

May 01, 2023

Sophomore Lauren Young (Fresno, Calif.) of Wellesley College softball was named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Pitcher of the Week for the week ending April 30, 2023 following two complete game pitching performances this past week. Last Friday against Emerson, Young threw seven innings allowing just one run while striking out three. On Saturday versus WPI, Young was in top form. The sophomore took the circle and tossed a complete game shutout over the Engineers, earning the win with four strikeouts while only allowing five hits across seven innings.

Elli DeCleene '24 (Frank Poulin)
Blue Softball Splits with WPI to Finish Season

April 29, 2023

Sophomore Lauren Young (Fresno, Calif.) helped guide Wellesley College softball to a game one win as the Blue split a pair of New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) games with WPI in the regular season finale on Saturday at Rooftop Fields Complex. Young pitched a complete game shutout in game one for the Blue (9-22-1 Overall, 5-11 NEWMAC), striking out four while only allowing five hits over seven innings of work.

Andrea Delgado '26 (Frank Poulin)
Emerson Earns Two Wins Against Wellesley Softball

April 28, 2023

Emerson earned a pair of New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) wins over Wellesley College softball on Friday. Junior Makenzie Killough (Attleboro, Mass.) had four RBIs including a three-run triple for the Lions (18-18 Overall, 6-12 NEWMAC) in game one while sophomore Jessica Gomez (West Chester, Pa.) pitched a complete game shutout in game two. First year Andrea Delgado (Miami, Fla.) scored a pair of runs for the Blue (8-21-1 Overall, 4-10 NEWMAC) and classmate Emeline Gaunce (Los Altos, Calif.) had four hits over the two games.

Julz Vargas '24 (Frank Poulin)
Coast Guard Picks Up Two Wins over Wellesley Softball

April 22, 2023

Wellesley College softball dropped both games of a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader on Saturday at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The Bears defeated the Blue, 10-5 in game one and 8-0 in game two. Junior Lillia Farlow (Carrollton, Texas) had five RBIs and a home run for the Bears (24-8 Overall, 10-4 NEWMAC) while first year Maura Murphy (Bristow, Va.) cracked a home run in the second game. The Blue (8-19-1 Overall, 4-8 NEWMAC) were led by first year Maggie Abernethy (Phoenix, Ariz.) with a pair of RBIs in the first game.

Lauren Young '25 (Frank Poulin)
Strong Pitching Leads Blue Softball to Two Wins Over Babson

April 21, 2023

Backed by superb pitching from sophomore Lauren Young (Fresno, Calif.) and senior Marisa Sgambati (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Wellesley College softball won both halves of their New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader over Babson on Friday afternoon. Sgambati and Young each tossed a complete game for the Blue (8-17-1 Overall, 4-6 NEWMAC), with Sgambati not allowing a single run to score.

Aniko Alexander '24
Blue Softball Sweeps Dean in Non-Conference Doubleheader

April 19, 2023

First year Chiara Lundin (Piedmont, Calif.) hit a walkoff double in game one and junior Aniko Alexander (Gaithersburg, Md.) homered in game two to lift Wellesley College softball to a doubleheader sweep of Dean College in non-conference play on Wednesday afternoon.

Emeline Gaunce '26 (Frank Poulin)
Blue Softball Wins Two over Clark

April 15, 2023

Wellesley College softball won a pair of New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) games over Clark at O’Brien Softball Field on Saturday.  Sophomore Lauren Young (Fresno, Calif.) starred both at the plate and in the circle for the Blue (4-17-1 Overall, 2-6 NEWMAC). After throwing a complete game for the win in game one, before hitting two doubles with an RBI in game two. 

Chiara Lundin '26 (Frank Poulin)
Wheaton Rallies to take Two Games from Wellesley Softball

April 14, 2023

Wheaton utilized offense in the later innings to win both New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) games against Wellesley College softball on Friday at Clark Field. First year Lily Platt (Hallowell, Maine) drove in three runs on three hits over two games for the Lyons (16-8 Overall, 6-2 NEWMAC). First year Chiara Lundin (Piedmont, Calif.) had three hits, two RBIs, and scored a run in game one for the Blue (2-17-1 Overall, 0-6 NEWMAC) while classmate Emeline Gaunce (Los Altos, Calif.) had three hits in game two.