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  • Lesley Athletics 2011 Year in Review
    December 28, 2011
    With four teams competing in NCAA Tournament play and three others opening inaugural seasons as NCAA sports, here's a look at one of the most successful years in the history of the Lynx in our 2011 Year in Review.
  • NCAA honors Mangiaratti as national runs leader
    June 23, 2011
    The NCAA has announced that Lesley leadoff hitter Emily Mangiaratti led all players in the nation in runs per game in 2011. The sophomore averaged 1.42 runs per game in leading the Lynx to the NCAA Tournament.
  • Nine Lynx among 89 Academic All-NECC Student-Athletes
    June 07, 2011
    Nine Lesley University students were among the 89 Academic All-NECC student-athletes for the spring semester, the league announced Tuesday.
  • Women's teams win third straight NECC Champions Cup
    June 06, 2011
    For a third consecutive year, Lesley University's women's athletics teams captured the NECC's Champion's Cup, the league's sport-wide winnings leader board. Three of Lesley's six women's teams won NECC titles, with two more making the NECC championship game.
  • Durben named NECC Student-Athlete of the Year
    June 01, 2011
    Lesley women's soccer and softball all-star Alyson Durben has been named NECC Female Student-Athlete of the Year, an honor the league reserves for its top graduating senior based on a career of outstanding athletic, academic and community accomplishments.
  • Three Lynx players named to NFCA All-New England Teams
    May 16, 2011
    After the most successful season in Lynx softball history, three Lesley University players have been honored by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association in being named to the NFCA's All-New England teams, the top regional honor.
  • Free video of Lynx in NCAA Tourney vs. Endicott, 12 p.m.
    May 13, 2011
    Click here to watch free live streaming video of Lesley's NCAA Tournament game vs. Endicott College, the No. 3 seed in the Providence, RI region. First pitch will be just after 12:05 p.m. Right fielder Maria Nazzaro will get her first career start in the leadoff spot.
  • Late comeback falls short as Lynx succumb to Gulls, 4-2
    May 13, 2011
    Lesley's seventh-inning, two-out comeback fell short Friday, as the No. 7 Lynx lost to No. 3 Endicott College in NCAA Tournament play, 4-2. Lesley finishes its season 29-7 after a 16-0 record in league play and the program's second-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.
  • NCAA Preview: NCAA's top staffs meet in RI
    May 12, 2011
    Six of the nation's top 22 pitching staffs are among the eight teams in Lesley's Providence, RI region of the NCAA Tournament, where the Lynx will take on Coast Guard in their First Round match-up on Thursday at 4:00 p.m.
  • Lynx in NCAA Tourney: Watch LIVE with free video
    May 12, 2011
    Watch Lesley's NCAA First Round game against nationally-ranked U.S. Coast Guard Academy with FREE video coverage of the game. First pitch is expected after 4:30 p.m. at the Dayna A. Bazar Softball Facility.
  • Lynx lose wild one in NCAA opener, 7-4 to Coast Guard
    May 12, 2011
    Lesley fell short in its upset bid of nationally-ranked Coast Guard, losing to the No. 6 team in the nation in a wild contest in Providence. Jenn Dorval pitched solid in relief, catcher Molly Sarson went 1-for-3 with a run, and Nicole Mercurio added an RBI single. Lesley will now face third-seeded Endicott Friday at noon.
  • NECC Champion Lynx draw Coast Guard in NCAA Tourney
    May 09, 2011
    Lesley University will take on Coast Guard during the NCAA Tournament on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. All-NECC First Teamer Alyson Durben and NECC Player of the Year Jenn Dorval's Lynx will travel to Providence, RI for their NCAA First Round matchup.
  • Five first-teamers as Lynx win big on NECC awards
    May 09, 2011
    Five Lesley softball players were named to the All-NECC First Team, including Jenn Dorval, who captured NECC Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors, and Cassandra Knox, who was named NECC Pitcher of the Year for a second straight year.
  • Tourney-bound: Lynx head back to NCAA Tournament with fourth straight championship, 3-1 over Elms
    May 07, 2011
    Lesley earned its fourth league title in a row with a 3-1 win over Elms College in Saturday's NECC Championship. Cassandra Knox pitched the Lynx to victory for a second straight NECC title game, throwing a complete-game three hitter while Alyson Durben's two-run double proved to be the difference-maker.
  • Lynx advance in NECC's with shutout of Newbury
    May 06, 2011
    Jenn Dorval hurled a one-hit shutout, striking out 12, while Maria Nazzaaro went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in Lesley's 8-0 NECC Tournament win over No. 5 Newbury College Friday morning. In other second round action, Elms shut out Mitchell, 5-0.
  • Lesley back in championship after 4-1 win over Elms
    May 06, 2011
    Jenn Dorval threw four shutout innings in relief of Cassandra Knox to improve to 15-2, and Nicole Mercurio's two-run double lifted the Lynx to a 4-1 win over Elms. Coach Jen Benway's Lynx now look to for a third straight NECC Championship in tomorrow's noon title game against either Elms or Mitchell.
  • Lesley ready to host NECC's in search of trip to NCAA's
    May 05, 2011
    Winners of 16 straight games, Lesley looks for its fourth straight NECC title, this time with a trip to the NCAA Tournament on the line, starting tomorrow when the top-seeded Lynx take on No. 5 Newbury.
  • Senior day sweep caps undefeated NECC finish
    April 30, 2011
    Cassandra Knox pitched her third no-hitter of the month of April, this time combining with Nicole Mercurio on the no-no. Captain Alyson Durben went 4-for-7 on her Senior Day, including this stand-up triple in the first inning of Game 1, as Lesley finished NECC play 16-0 by winning its 16th straight.
  • Knox throws one-hitter in Game 1, earns save in Game 2
    April 29, 2011
    Cassandra Knox tossed a one-hit shutout in Lesley's 8-0 Game 1 win at Mitchell and pitched fellow starter Jenn Dorval out of a seventh-inning pickle in their team's 4-2 Game 2 victory, the 14th straight for the first-place Lynx.
  • Freshmen lead Lynx to record-tying 12th straight win
    April 28, 2011
    Jenn Dorval improved to 11-2 on the year with a 6-0 shutout of Regis College Thursday afternoon. Fellow freshman Maria Nazzaro went 2-for-3 with two RBIs to lead the offense as Lesley tied a program record with its 12th win in a row, remaining undefeated at home at 9-0.
  • Lynx lock up first with sweep of second-place Elms
    April 26, 2011
    Stellar pitching from starters Cassandra Knox and Jenn Dorval and an offense fueled by captain Alyson Durben locked up a pair of victories and another first-place finish for the Lynx as Lesley blanked Elms, 1-0 and 3-0, Tuesday.
  • Knox notches third straight Pitcher of the Week award
    April 25, 2011
    For the third straight week, Lynx starting pitcher Cassandra Knox has notched New England Collegiate Conference Pitcher of the Week honors.
  • Knox throws another no-no as Lesley moves to 10-0
    April 22, 2011
    NECC Pitcher of the Week Cassandra Knox threw her second straight home no-hitter, as Lesley improved to 10-0 in league play with 9-0 and 19-1 wins over visiting Wheelock Friday evening.
  • Getting offensive: Lynx leading nation in runs scored
    April 20, 2011
    From leadoff hitter Emily Mangiaratti to No. 9 hitter Maria Nazzaro, Lesley's lineup has gotten contributions from top to bottom, and then back around, in becoming the nation's leading offense during its seven-game winning streak.
  • Lynx Brixey, Knox, Apgar earn NECC weekly awards
    April 18, 2011
    Outfielder Gaby Brixey was named NECC Player of the Week, starter Cassandra Knox notched the league's Pitcher of the Week award for a second straight week, and shortstop Sarah Apgar's power surge earned Rookie of the Week honors. Apgar crushed two grand slams in one inning on Saturday.
  • Knox one-hitter, Brixey blast ignite sweep of Bay Path
    April 17, 2011
    Cassandra Knox held an opponent to one hit for the second time this week, and Gaby Brixey homered and drove in four on the day as Lesley's offense continued its rampant production in a pair of road wins at Bay Path, crushing the Wildcats 11-0 and 14-0.
  • Apgar crushes two grand slams as Lynx rout Newbury
    April 16, 2011
    Sarah Apgar crushed a pair of grand slams in the second inning of Game 2, and fellow freshman Jenn Dorval went a combined 7-for-8 with five runs scored and four RBIs in a pair of five-inning wins for the Lynx, 17-1 and 19-0 over Newbury.
  • Lynx move to 4-0 in NECC with pair of big wins over SVC
    April 14, 2011
    Cassandra Knox one-hit the Mountaineers in Game 1, and freshman Nicole Mercurio provided not only a shutout, but a 4-for-4 day at the plate, as the Lynx earned two wins on the road over Southern Vermont Thursday evening.
  • Knox NECC Pitcher of the Week, Dorval Rookie of the Week
    April 11, 2011
    After leading their teams to a 4-2 week and 2-0 start to league play, Lesley University pitchers Cassandra Knox and Jennifer Dorval have been named New England Collegiate Conference Pitcher of the Week and Rookie of the Week
  • Eight-run fifth lifts Lynx in five, 9-1 over Emmanuel
    April 11, 2011
    An eight-run explosion in the fifth inning rocketed the Lynx to a 9-1 victory over Emmanuel in five innings Monday night at Roberto Clemente Field. Center fielder Alyson Durben got the Lynx on the board with her second home run of the season in the fourth.
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