2014 Virginia Wesleyan Softball
July 16, 2014
Malkos, Shipp finish as national leaders in steals and saves
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Speed and savvy.
June 12, 2014
Higginbotham, Karagiorgis top VWC's list of All-Virginia honorees
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Two firsts have capped the 2014 season for the Virginia Wesleyan College softball team.
May 22, 2014
First team All-America award for VWC's Higginbotham
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A career of firsts in intercollegiate softball recorded by Virginia Wesleyan College's Tori Higginbotham added a major honor today as she was selected as a first team All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).
May 21, 2014
Academic All-America honor for VWC's Higginbotham
TOWSON, Md. -- Tori Higginbotham has repeatedly displayed her abilities to get things done one the softball field as a program leader for Virginia Wesleyan College.
May 15, 2014
Record number of All-Atlantic honorees for Virginia Wesleyan
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Regional awards produced historic numbers for the Virginia Wesleyan College softball program.
May 11, 2014
Deja vu -- Christopher Newport holds off VWC in regional title game
VIRGINIA BEACH -- "Deja vu -- having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced has been experienced in the past."
May 10, 2014
No. 9 VWC finishes 1-1 on Saturday to move into Sunday's title game
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Taylor Galvin (Virginia Beach/Kempsville), Megan Zahnd (Chesapeake/Grassfield), and Tori Higginbotham (Glen Allen/J.R. Tucker) all belted singles in the top of the second inning Saturday to help Virginia Wesleyan College's No. 9 softball Marlins to a three-run spurt against Catholic University's Cardinals.
May 9, 2014
Fast start sends VWC to NCAA win over Staten Island
VIRGINIA BEACH -- It wasn't too surprising that Virginia WesleyanCollege's softball Marlins already had three stolen bases only two batters into Friday's NCAA Division III contest against the Dolphins of the College of Staten Island.
May 5, 2014
Ticket prices announced for Friday's NCAA softball regional at VWC
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Virginia Wesleyan College's march into the 2014 NCAA Division III Championship tournament will begin at home!
April 30, 2014
Marlins take three major ODAC softball honors
FOREST, Va. -- Virginia Wesleyan College senior Tori Higginbotham and juniorKristinia Karagiorgishave added their names to an elite group of Marlin softball standouts, and head coach Brandon Elliott has extended his status as one of the most honored mentors in program history.
April 30, 2014
Higginbotham named NFCA's Division III National Player of the Week
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Virginia Wesleyan College's first person at bat throughout each game of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) tournament was probably the last person each opponent wanted to see.
April 27, 2014
ODAC champions! Marlins defeat Randolph-Macon for 2014 title
SALEM, Va. -- Virginia Wesleyan College is the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) champion in softball for the third time in four years.
April 26, 2014
No.11 Marlins advance to ODAC title game with pair of Saturday wins
SALEM, Va. -- Senior Season Dailey (Norfolk/Virginia Beach Frank W. Cox) capped her afternoon at bat for the Virginia Wesleyan College softball team by sending the Marlins into the 2014 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) championship game.
April 25, 2014
Top-seeded Marlins down Bridgewater in five innings in ODAC opener
SALEM, Va. -- A rain delay of several hours only seemed to recharge the Virginia Wesleyan College softball team Friday in the first game of the 2014 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) championship tournament at the Moyer Complex.
April 21, 2014
Shenandoah sweep caps regular season for No. 11 VWC
WINCHESTER, Va. -- Virginia Wesleyan College senior Tori Higginbotham established the tone of Monday's Old Dominion Athletic Conference doubleheader at Shenandoah University when she ripped her sixth home run of the season as the lead-off hitter for the Marlns in the first inning.
April 18, 2014
No. 11 Virginia Wesleyan steals 10 bases in sweep of Roanoke
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Virginia Wesleyan College's softball Marlins entered Friday's Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) doubleheader with Roanoke College's Maroons as one of the nation's top teams in stealing bases.
April 14, 2014
ODAC weekly honors for Currier, Higginbotham and Karagiorgis
FOREST, Va. -- Recent success in men's lacrosse and softball has earned Old Dominion Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week honors for a trio of Virginia Wesleyan College student-athletes.
April 13, 2014
No. 13 VWC caps 6-0 week with sweep at Bridgewater
BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- After an explosive offensive showing on Saturday in a sweep at Eastern Mennonite University, the 13th ranked Virginia Wesleyan College Marlins turned to defense and outstanding pitching to post a Sunday sweep at Bridgewater College.
April 12, 2014
Higginbotham grand slam highlights VWC hitting in sweep at EMU
HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Senior Tori Higginbotham and sophomore Kayla Dost and Kayla Malkos combined for 14 hits Saturday to lead a consistent offense for Virginia Wesleyan College's softball team in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference doubleheader sweep at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU).
April 9, 2014
No. 13 Marlins sweep non-conference doubleheader at Peace
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Rookie Liz Bailey and sophomore Kayla Dost both connected for four hits Wednesday to help guide Virginia Wesleyan College's No. 13 Marlins to a non-conference sweep of the host Pacers of William Peace University.
April 6, 2014
No. 7 Marlins shutout Lynchburg to post a Sunday split
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Lynchburg College's Hornets moved one step closer to the league-leading Virginia Wesleyan College's Marlins in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference softball standings with a 5-3 victory on Sunday in the first game of a doubleheader on Marlins Field.
April 5, 2014
Shipp records nation-leading fifth save as Marlins sweep Randolph
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mary Shipp added to her status as the national leader in saves on Saturday.
April 4, 2014
VWC's annual Strike Out Cancer Day is Saturday
VIRGINIA BEACH -- I have cancer.
April 2, 2014
Showdown between nationally ranked teams goes to Salisbury
SALISBURY, Md. -- A challenging week of softball did not start off the way the No. 7 ranked Virginia Wesleyan College Marlins hoped.
April 1, 2014
Karagiorgis named Old Dominion Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week
FOREST, Va. -- Kristina Karagiorgis was a leader for Virginia Wesleyan College's Marlins both in the pitching circle and at the plate recently, helping to guide her team to a non-conference sweep at the University of Mary Washington.
March 27, 2014
No. 8 Marlins hit 20-win mark with sweep at Mary Washington
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Any anxiousness experienced by the Virginia Wesleyan College softball team on its way to face the University of Mary Washington Eagles without senior leader MacKenzie Creech was relieved in the early innings of the first game.
March 25, 2014
Dost earns Old Dominion Athletic Conferece Player of the Week honor
FOREST, Va. -- Virginia Wesleyan College's nationally ranked softball Marlins continue to get "step-up" performances from younger players on the squad and now sophomore Kayla Dost has joined that group.
March 24, 2014
26 hits, 20 runs carry Marlins to sweep at Emory & Henry
EMORY, Va. -- Softball teams are understanding not to count on a slow start by Virginia Wesleyan College to mean much of anything.
March 20, 2014
No. 7 Virginia Wesleyan, No. 15 Emory split two in Atlanta
ATLANTA -- Two of the nation's top-ranked softball teams collided Thursday and produced a split as No. 7 Virginia Wesleyan College and No. 15 Emory University traded decisions.
March 15, 2014
No. 8 Virginia Wesleyan splits with Guilford
VIRGINIA BEACH -- One Virginia Wesleyan College winning streak ended Saturday, but the Marlins softball team immediately laid the groundwork for another one.
March 14, 2014
No. 8 Virginia Wesleyan now 14-0 after sweep at Randolph-Macon
ASHLAND, Va. -- After Randolph-Macon College's Yellow Jackets made it close at the finish of the first game Friday, Virginia Wesleyan College's No. 8 ranked Marlins made sure it didn't happen again in the second game.
March 9, 2014
No. 8 Virginia Wesleyan opens conference play with a sweep
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Two innings, two at-bats for Tori Higginbotham who belted two home runs Sunday at Marlins Field.
March 5, 2014
Marlins move up in national poll, Malkos recognized by NFCA
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Up one more spot!
March 3, 2014
Karagiorgis, Malkos sweep ODAC weekly awards
FOREST, Va. -- An outstanding six-game stretch for Virginia Wesleyan College's softball team has produced a sweep of Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) weekly awards for the No. 9 ranked Marlins.
March 2, 2014
No-hitter highlights a Sunday sweep for No. 9 Virginia Wesleyan
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Junior pitcher Kristina Karagiorgis (Ashburn/Briar Woods) pitched a no-hit 5-0 win against New York's Oneonta State University of Sunday to help Virginia Wesleyan College's No. 9-ranked softball Marlins to an undefeated weekend.
March 1, 2014
No. 9 Virginia Wesleyan collects two more wins on Saturday
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Virginia Wesleyan College's 29-team Beach Blast tournament was canceled due to poor field conditions at Princess Anne Park, but there was softball played at Marlins Field on Saturday.
February 27, 2014
Poor field conditions force Beach Blast cancelation
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Poor field conditions and impending frost and cold weather that will only add to the situation have forced the cancelation of the 2014 Beach Blast tournament at Princess Anne Park.
February 26, 2014
Virginia Wesleyan rises to No. 9 in latest national softball poll
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Virginia Wesleyan College's softball Marlins took a step up in the national softball poll released today by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
February 25, 2014
Second game save keeps everything "Shippshape" for No. 10 Virginia Wesleyan
RALEIGH, N.C. --- An undefeated record for Virginia Wesleyan College's softball Marlins remained in shipshape after Tuesday's non-conference doubleheader at Meredith College.
February 24, 2014
Creech receives second straight ODAC Pitcher of the Week honor
FOREST, Va. -- Virginia Wesleyan College pitcher MacKenzie Creech is the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) softball Pitcher of the Week for the second week in a row.
February 23, 2014
No. 10 Virginia Wesleyan takes a pair from No. 17 Christopher Newport
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Virginia Wesleyan College's No. 10 ranked softball Marlins opened early leads against No. 17 Christopher Newport University on Sunday at Marlins Field and never trailed en route to posting a non-conference sweep.
February 20, 2014
CNU at VWC softball doubleheader moved to Sunday
VIRGINIA BEACH -- A softball battle between No. 17 ranked Christopher Newport University and No. 10 ranked Virginia Wesleyan College has been moved to Sunday, April 23, beginning at noon at VWC.
February 18, 2014
Creech honored as ODAC first softball Player of the Week for 2014
FOREST, Va. --MacKenzie Creech has started her senior season as the first Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week in softball.
February 16, 2014
Stellar hitting and pitching sends No. 10 Virginia Wesleyan to opening-season sweep
VIRGINIA BEACH -- Rookie Blake Henderson (Virgina Beach/Ocean Lakes)wasted little time in making an impact for the No. 10-ranked Viginia Wesleyan College softball team.
January 29, 2014
Virginia Wesleyan softball ranked No. 10 nationally in preseason poll
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Virginia Wesleyan College's 2014 softball season will start on a historic note.