2018 News

  • Annual Marlin Golf Tournament Open for Registration
    September 14, 2018
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University baseball, softball and men’s lacrosse teams are teaming up to put on their annual Marlin Golf Tournament on Oct. 5, 2018.
  • Softball Team Announces Fall Camp Dates
    August 23, 2018
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The two-time defending National Championship Virginia Wesleyan University softball team has announced its fall camp dates for 2018. The Marlins are offering a prospect camp as well as two “boot camps”.
  • National Champion Softball Team to be Honored at Virginia Sports Hall of Fame
    August 22, 2018
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University 2018 NCAA Division III National Champion softball team will be honored by the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame on August 29. The Hall's marketing committee has chosen to honor the first and most recent NCAA National Champions from the state of Virginia at both the college and university levels.
  • Quartet of Marlins Named To VaSID All-Academic Team
    July 30, 2018
    ASHLAND, Va. – The 2017-18 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) Academic All-State Team was released and four Virginia Wesleyan University student athletes were recognized. Hanna Hull of the softball team, Zoe Traficante of women’s soccer, Emilee Pierson of volleyball and Jayla Harris of women’s basketball were all named to the All-Academic Team based on their performances in the classroom and in their respective sports.
  • Marlins place 137 on ODAC All-Academic List
    July 27, 2018
    FOREST, Va. - The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) announced its annual academic team and 137 Virginia Wesleyan student-athletes across all 22 sports were recognized.
  • Player, Pitcher and Coach of the Year Headline Softball All-State Awards
    June 21, 2018
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The National Champion Virginia Wesleyan University softball team came away with three of the four major honors for the Virginia Sports Information Directors All-State awards as Hanna Hull was named the Pitcher of the Year, Cassetty Howerin the Player of the Year and Coach Brandon Elliott the Coach of the Year. Joining them on the All-State honor roll is Madison Glaubke, who collected First Team honors and Kiersten Richardson with a spot on the Second Team.
  • National Championship Celebration to Be Held for Softball
    June 13, 2018
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The 2018 National Champion Virginia Wesleyan University softball team invites you to come celebrate the title run with a meet and greet for fans and young players to meet the team! The event will take place at Shorebreak Pizza and Taphouse at 5:30 p.m. (to 7:30 p.m.) on Thursday. Shorebreak is located 2941 Shoredrive in Virginia Beach. Fan can come and get gear signed by the Nation Champion Marlins as 11 players for the squad will be in attendance. Team photos and door prizes will be given away for young fans who wished to get it signed as well as cake for everyone! Virginia Wesleyan University hopes that all can come join the fun and celebrate!
  • Softball National Championship Merchandise Ready for Purchase
    June 12, 2018
    VIRGINIA BEACH Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University Softball National Championship merchandise is now ready for purchase! Visit the following link and use the promo code “VWUnatty18” to find the team store where all of the National Championship gear is up for sale.
  • Fastpitch News Names Hull Pitcher of the Year
    June 11, 2018
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Hanna Hull of the Virginia Wesleyan University softball team has been named Fastpitch News’ Pitcher of the Year as well as a member of its All-America First Team. This is her second time being named a First Team All-America by FPN.
  • Softball Coaching Staff Tabbed "Division III Coaching Staff of the Year"
    June 11, 2018
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University softball coaching staff has been named the Division III National Coaching Staff of the Year for their efforts over the 2018 season. Headed by Brandon Elliott, the staff consisting of Jim Quinn, Jenna Wilson, Chris Smith and Bobby Wills helped steer the softball team towards one of the best seasons in NCAA history.
  • Hull Nominated for Sports Woman of the Year Award
    June 06, 2018
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – After another outstanding season, Hanna Hull of the Virginia Wesleyan University softball team has been nominated for the Division III Collegiate Sports Woman of the Year presented by Honda.
  • Softball Spends Entire Season at Number One in the Nation
    June 01, 2018
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University softball team finishes its season exactly where it started, at No. 1 in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) poll. The squad spent every week of the 2018 season atop the poll and, dating back to last season, have been ranked No. 1 for 21-straight weeks.
  • Hull Named National Player of the Year for Second-Straight Year
    June 01, 2018
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – After another incredible season, Virginia Wesleyan University softball’s Hanna Hull has been named the Schutt Sports / National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III Player of the Year. This is the second-straight year Hull has earned this honor.
  • NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!
    May 29, 2018
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team defended its NCAA Division III National Champion Title as it downed Illinois Wesleyan University, 3-1, in the winner-take-all championship game at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium Tuesday afternoon. With the win, the Marlins finish their season with a record of 55-3, setting a Division III record for wins in a season. The mark was previously 54, set by the Marlins last season.
  • Marlins Split Day One of Championship Setting Up Winner-Take-All Game
    May 28, 2018
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team split the first two games of the NCAA Division III Championship Title Series with Illinois Wesleyan University Monday afternoon at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium. The squad came out victorious in game one, winning 6-1, before being edged, 5-4, in extra innings in game two. With the results, the Marlins are now 54-3 on the season and will square off against Illinois Wesleyan in a winner take all game beginning at 11 a.m. (12 p.m. EST) on Tuesday.
  • Hull's Gem From the Circle Punches Title Game Ticket!
    May 27, 2018
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team punched its ticket to the NCAA Championship Title Game as it shut out Ithaca, 1-0, at Integris Field Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Marlins move to 53-2 on the season and will square off against the winner of Illinois Wesleyan / Luther in a three-game series for the title of National Champion.
  • Long Ball Propels Softball to Win Over Luther at NCAAs
    May 26, 2018
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team shut out Luther College in its second game of the NCAA Division III Championship Saturday afternoon on Integris Field. With the win, the Marlins move to 52-2 on the season and will square off against the winner of the UT-Tyler/Ithaca game played later today.
  • Hull Tosses No Hitter in Game One of the DIII Championships
    May 24, 2018
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team shut out Ithaca College, 6-0, in the first game of the NCAA Division III Softball Championship played at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium Saturday afternoon. With the win the Marlins, move to 51-2 on the year and move into the tournament’s winner’s bracket.
  • Softball Primed For NCAA National Championship
    May 23, 2018
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team has returned to Oklahoma City for the NCAA Division III Softball Championship, looking to repeat its outcome from 2017. The squad will begin its quest for the National Championship at 12 p.m. (1 p.m. EST) as it takes on Ithaca College at the Softball Hall of Fame Stadium.
  • Hull and Howerin Earn All-America Honors
    May 23, 2018
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Hanna Hull and Cassetty Howerin were both named National Fast Pitch Association (NFCA) First Team All-Americans for their efforts during the 2018 season. This is Hull's second First Team All-America selection and Howerin's third.
  • Howerin and Hull Named Among Nation's Top 10 Players
    May 21, 2018
    LOUISVILLE, Ky – Both Hanna Hull and Cassetty Howerin were named to the 2018 Schutt Sports / National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Top-10 Division III National Player of the Year List after it was cut down from 25 just over a month ago.
  • OKLAHOMA CITY BOUND! Softball Downs Berry to Win NCAA Super Regional
    May 20, 2018
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team will be heading back to the NCAA Division III Championships in Oklahoma City after being crowned the Super Regional Champs Sunday morning at Marlins Park. The team downed Berry College, 7-6, in eight innings after a rain delay caused the game to be played over the course of two days. With the win the Marlins reach the 50-win mark for the second-straight season (50-2).
  • Play Suspended in Softball Super Regional
    May 19, 2018
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team’s NCAA Super Regional Contest against Berry College was halted and postponed due to rain on Saturday afternoon. The contest will resume action at 9 a.m. Sunday morning.
  • Hull Commands Circle in Super Regional Victory
    May 18, 2018
    VIRGINIA WESLEYAN, Va. – The No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team shut out Berry College, 4-0, in the first game of the NCAA Division III Super Regional Friday afternoon at Marlin Park. With the loss, the Marlins improve to 49-2 on the year and clip Berry’s win streak at 15.
  • No. 1 Softball Set to Host No. 4 Berry For Super Regional
    May 17, 2018
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team will be squaring off in the NCAA Division III Super Regional this weekend at Marlin Park on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan University. The squad will be hosting Berry College in a best-of-three series beginning with a single game to be played at 4 p.m. on Friday. Game two will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday with game three (if necessary) coming directly after game two.
  • Trio From Softball Named to All-Region Teams
    May 16, 2018
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team had three members selected to National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Atlantic Region Teams for their efforts during the 2018 season. Hanna Hull and Cassetty Howerin both earned spots on the First Team while Madison Glaubke collected Second Team honors.
  • Baseball & Softball Make VWU History as Both See NCAA Championship Action
    May 14, 2018
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Virginia Wesleyan University baseball and softball teams will take to the field this upcoming weekend for post season play as both prepare for some Division III NCAA action. This will be the first time in Virginia Wesleyan history that both teams will be competing in the National Tournament in the same season. 
  • Softball Knocks off Captains; Punch Ticket to Super Regionals
    May 13, 2018
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team took down Christopher Newport University, 7-2, in the title game of the NCAA Division III Regional Round held in Newport News, Va. on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Marlins move to 48-2 on the season and will now square off against Berry College in the NCAA DIII Super Regional Round.
  • Extra Inning Walk Off Sends Softball To Regional Championship
    May 12, 2018
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A Kiersten Richardson walk off single in the eighth inning sealed up a trip to the NCAA Regional Round Championship Saturday afternoon as the Virginia Wesleyan University softball team defeated Christopher Newport University, 7-6, in Newport News, Va. With the win the Marlins move to 47-2 on the season.
  • Softball Sinks Gettysburg, 9-2, in First Game of the Regionals
    May 11, 2018
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team defeated Gettysburg College, 9-2, in the first game of the NCAA Regional Round Friday afternoon in Newport News, Va. With the win the Marlins move to 46-2 on the year and will now square off against Christopher Newport University in the second game of the NCAA Regional Round. That game will once again take place on the campus of CNU and first pitch will be thrown at 1 p.m.
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