2018-19 Softball Headlines

  • Norfolk Sports Club to Honor Hull at 74th Annual Jamboree
    August 07, 2019
    NORFOLK, Va. – Hanna Hull of the Virginia Wesleyan University softball team will be honored by the Norfolk Sports Club at their 74th annual Jamboree on Tuesday Aug. 13 at the Downtown Norfolk Mariott Hotel. Hull has been named the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial Award winner denoting her as the Most Outstanding College Athlete who formerly attended a Virginia high school.
  • Marlins Place 131 On ODAC All-Academic List
    July 17, 2019
    FOREST, Va. – The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) announced its annual academic team and 131 Virginia Wesleyan student-athletes across nearly every athletic program were recognized.
  • Six Named Academic All-State
    July 15, 2019
    ASHLAND, Va. – Six student athletes out of Virginia Wesleyan University have been named to the 2018-19 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-Academic Team for their combined performance both in the classroom and on the playing field. Amber Matalus of volleyball, Jacob Pilarski of baseball, Ann Marie Moffett of women’s soccer, Jayla Harris of women’s basketball, Skyler Lattuca of men’s cross country/track and field and Hanna Hull of softball were all selected by the committee.
  • Softball Earns Five All-State Nods; Hull Tabbed Pitcher of the Year
    July 02, 2019
    ANNANDALE, Va. - Five players from the No. 11 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team were tabbed All-State by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) for their performances over the 2019 season. Hanna Hull was named to the First Team while also being crowned the All-State Pitcher of the Year. Joining on her the First Team was Madison Glaubke while Carla Hall, Julia Sinnett and Jessica Lindsay all took home Second Team honors.
  • Hull Named Pitcher of the Year by Fastpitch News
    June 12, 2019
    CULVER CITY, Calif. - Hanna Hull of the Virginia Wesleyan University softball team has been named Fastpitch News' Pitcher of the Year for the 2019 season. This is her second year in a row earning this honor as well as her second time making it on FPN's First Team All-America list.
  • Hull Named to Academic All-America First Team
    June 05, 2019
    AUSTIN, Texas - Hanna Hull of the No. 11 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team has been tabbed a Google Cloud First Team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • Softball Finishes Year Ranked No. 11
    June 03, 2019
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) has released its final rankings for the 2019 season and the Virginia Wesleyan University softball team has been tabbed No. 11. The Marlins finished this year with a record of 42-6, making it the the NCAA Regional Round before being eliminateed by Lynchburg.
  • Hull & Sinnett Take Home All-America Honors
    May 23, 2019
    TYLER, Texas – Two members of the Virginia Wesleyan University softball team were named All-Americans by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) for their performances over the 2019 season. Hanna Hull earned her third-straight First Team mention while Julia Sinnett garnered Third Team honors.
  • Softball Announces Summer Camp Dates
    May 17, 2019
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The two-time National Champion Virginia Wesleyan University softball team has announced its camp dates for the summer of 2019. The Marlins are offering a multitude of different camps for a number of different age groups.
  • Six from Softball Tabbed All-Region
    May 16, 2019
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Six Marlins on the Virginia Wesleyan University softball team were named to the 2019 Atlantic All-Region Teams by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). Hanna Hull and Julia Sinnett both garnered a spot on the First Team, while Madison Glaubke was named to the Second Team. Rounding out the list were Carla Hall, Jessica Goldyn and Kaylah Duplain who all collected third team honors.
  • Hull Earns Spot on All-District Academic Team
    May 14, 2019
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Hanna Hull of the No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team was tabbed a First Team Academic All-District member by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • Softball Bows Out of NCAA Regional Round
    May 12, 2019
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University team dropped both of its game against Lynchburg on Sunday and with the losses, have bowed out of the NCAA Division III Championship. The Marlins fell 7-4 game one before dropping game two 4-2. The Marlins conclude their season with a record of 42-6.
  • Lindsay's Walk Off Sends Softball to NCAA Regional Final
    May 11, 2019
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Jessica Lindsay played the role of hero as her walk off double brought home the sole run of No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan Unversity softball team’s win over Lynchburg Saturday morning in the NCAA Division III Regional Round. With the victory, the Marlins improved to 42-4 and have earned a spot in the Regional Round Final. That game will take place at 11 a.m. with the if necessary game to follow. Please follow here or on our social media (FB: Virginia Wesleyan Athletics / Twitter: @vwu_marlins  / IG: vwu_marlins) for any changes as inclement weather may become a factor.
  • Softball uses 11 Hits to Bypass Scranton in NCAA Opener
    May 10, 2019
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team defeated the University of Scranton, 7-2, Friday evening in the first game of the NCAA Division III Regional Round. With the victory, the Marlins improve to 41-4, while Scranton drops to 32-14. This also means VWU has moved on to the winner’s bracket and will square off against Lynchburg at 10 a.m. tomorrow right back at TowneBank Park (Tom & Betty Broyles Field).
  • No. 1 Softball Preps for NCAA Regional Round
    May 09, 2019
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team will resume its quest to defend the National Title this weekend as it hosts the NCAA Division III Softball Regional Round right here in Virginia Beach, Va. The Marlins will host the four-team regional at their new Tom & Betty Broyles Field at TowneBank Park.
  • No. 1 Softball Earns Hosting Rights for NCAA Regional Round
    May 06, 2019
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team has earned the right to host the Regional Round of the Division III NCAA Championship this upcoming weekend. The Marlins will take on University of Scranton (32-13) in their opening game, while No. 15 Manhattanville College (40-2) and Lynchburg (32-12) will square off in the other contest. Schedule for the first round will be as follows:
  • Softball Nabs Eight All-Conference Honors; Hull Named PiOY & Elliott COY
    May 01, 2019
    FOREST, Va. - Eight members of the No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team were named to the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Teams for their performances during the 2019 season. Hanna Hull, Carla Hall, Madison Glaubke, Julia Sinnett, Jessica Lindsay, Jessica Goldyn and Katelyn Biando all earned First Team nods while Kaylah Duplain earned a Third Team selection. Hull was also named the conference’s Pitcher of the Year while Coach Brandon Elliott picked up Coach of the Year honors. The seven first-teamers is also the most in the history of the conference.
  • Softball Topples Randolph-Macon to Earn Fourth-Straight ODAC Title
    April 29, 2019
    SALEM, Va. – For the fourth-straight year, the No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team has earned the title of Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Champions as the team defeated Randolph-Macon in the final, 8-2, Monday morning at the James I. Moyer Sports Complex. With the win, the Marlins notch their third-consecutive 40-win year (40-4) and have earned an automatic bid to the Division III NCAA Championship.
  • Softball Wins Two Forcing Winner-Take-All Championship Game
    April 28, 2019
    SALEM, Va. - The top-seeded Virginia Wesleyan University softball forced a winner-take-all finale at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championship on Sunday, eliminating Lynchburg, 7-3 before shutting out Randolph-Macon 4-0. With the results, the Marlins, who now hold a record of 39-4, have forced a single game against Randolph-Macon to determine who will be crowned ODAC Champion. That contest will take place on Monday at 10 a.m.
  • Softball Avoids Elimination with Pair of Victories
    April 27, 2019
    SALEM, Va. - The top-seeded Virginia Wesleyan University softball team stayed alive through the loser’s bracket at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday, losing their first game but winning their next two. The Marlins dropped the day’s opener to Randolph-Macon, 3-2, but bounced back to take down Ferrum, 9-4, and then Emory & Henry 4-1. With the day’s results, the Marlins improve to 37-4 on the year and will go on to play Lynchburg at 12 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Top-Seeded Softball Shuts Out #8 Shenandoah in ODAC Championship Opener
    April 26, 2019
    SALEM, Va. - The top-seeded Virginia Wesleyan University softball team shut out #8 Shenandoah, 7-0, in the opening round of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship Friday evening at the Moyer Sports Complex in Salem, Va. With the win, the Marlins improve to 35-3 on the season while Shenandoah goes to 18-22. The victory also propels the Marlins into the winner’s bracket where they will take on #4 Randolph-Macon at 1:30 p.m.
  • Softball's Strikeout Cancer Smashing Success!
    April 24, 2019
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University softball team has once again showed the power of giving, raising an astounding $27,081 for the American Cancer Society over the past few weeks.
  • Hull's Historic Week Earns ODAC Praise
    April 23, 2019
    FOREST, Va. – Hanna Hull of the No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team has been named the Pitcher of the Week by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. This is her seventh time earning the honor this year and the 12th time of her career.
  • Hull Hits 1,000 Career Strikeouts as Softball Splits with Ferrum
    April 20, 2019
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team split its twin bill with Ferrum Saturday afternoon at TowneBank Park and Tom & Betty Broyles Field. The Marlins took game one by a score of 5-0 before dropping game two, 1-0.  With the results, the Marlins finish the regular season with a record of 34-3 and 18-2 in conference play.
  • Offensive Explodes as Softball Downs Hornets Twice
    April 18, 2019
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team took down Shenandoah in a pair of games on Thursday afternoon at TowneBank Park (Tom & Betty Broyles Field). The squad claimed a 9-1 victory in game one before taking the Hornets down 15-3 in game two. With the wins, the Marlins improve to 33-2 on the year and 17-1 in conference.
  • Hall Picks Up Pitcher of the Week Honors
    April 15, 2019
    FOREST, Va. – Carla Hall of the Virginia Wesleyan University softball team has been tabbed the Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s (ODAC) Pitcher of the Week for the week ending on April 14, 2019.
  • Hull's No-Hitter Highlights Senior Day Sweep
    April 14, 2019
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball shut out Roanoke twice Sunday afternoon at TowneBank Park (Tom & Betty Broyles Field). The squad dropped the Maroons, 2-0, in game one before shutting them down 8-0 in the second game. With the wins, the Marlins improve to 31-2 overall and 13-1 in conference action. Before the game, the Marlins also recognized their two members of the senior class, Beth Ford and Jessica Lindsay, for their dedication to the program over their years at VWU
  • Impending Weather Causes Weekend Changes For Softball
    April 12, 2019
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team has made multiple changes to its weekend schedule, affecting both the team’s contests as well as its Strikeout Cancer event.
  • Softball Picks Up Pair of ODAC Wins on the Road
    April 09, 2019
    HARRISONBURG, Va. – The No. 2 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team picked up a pair of victories over Eastern Mennonite Tuesday afternoon on the road. The Marlins cruised to a 10-1 win in game one before dropping them by a score of, , in game two. With the results, the Marlins improve to 29-2 on the year and 12-1 in conference play.
  • Softball Tops Lynchburg Twice in Nationally-Ranked Showdown
    April 06, 2019
    LYNCHBURG, Va. - The No. 2 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team swept No. 8 Lynchburg Saturday afternoon on the road! The Marlins pulled off a narrow 1-0 victory in game one before downing the Hornets 7-2 in game two. With the victories, VWU improves to 27-2 on the season and move to 11-1 in conference play.
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