2015-16 Lesley University Softball News

  • Ross Named Head Coach of Lesley Softball
    July 07, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Lesley University Athletics Director Jen Benway has announced Heather Ross as the newest Head Coach of the Lynx Softball program. Ross, standout player at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, comes to Lesley after spending the past three seasons as an Assistant Coach for the River Hawks.
  • 13 Named to NECC Spring Academic All-Conference
    June 02, 2016
    ATTLEBORO, Mass. -- A total of 13 Lesley University student-athletes have been named to the New England Collegiate Conference Academic All-Conference Team for the 2016 spring semester. NECC Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Rebecca Mullen made the announcement this afternoon.
  • After 17 Seasons, Benway Steps Down As Head Coach of Softball
    May 16, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- After 17 seasons at the helm of the Lesley University Softball program, Jen Benway has announced that she will step down as head coach of the Lynx. Benway, who has also served as the Athletics Director since 2011, will continue in that role.
  • Softball Places Six on NECC All-Conference Teams
    May 01, 2016
    ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Six members of the Lesley University softball team have been recognized on the New England Collegiate Conference All-Conference Teams, announced today by NECC Assistant Commissioner of Media Relations Rebecca Mullen.
  • Softball Falls to Becker in NECC Championship Round
    April 30, 2016
    LEICESTER, Mass. – Lesley University opened the day with an 8-0 victory over Newbury College to gain entry in the final round of the New England Collegiate Conference Softball Championship, but would see their run end at the hands of top-seed and host Becker College. The Hawks (27-10) finished the Tournament with a perfect 3-0 record as they bested the Lynx 8-0 in the second game of the afternoon to claim the NECC title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
  • Softball Tops Newbury, Falls to Becker in NECC Tournament
    April 29, 2016
    LEICESTER, Mass. – Third-seed Lesley University split a pair of games in the opening day of the New England Collegiate Conference Softball Championship today at Russell Field in Leicester, Mass. The Lynx slugged their way to a 17-6 victory over second-seeded Newbury College in the first game of the day, but fell 6-5 in a back-and-forth affair to top-seed and host Becker College in the nightcap.
  • Softball Set to Open NECC Tournament Play
    April 27, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Lesley University has claimed the number three seed and will play host to sixth-seeded Bay Path University in the First Round of the New England Collegiate Conference Softball Championship Wednesday night at 7:00p on the Regis College campus.
  • Softball Races Past Bay Path to Advance in NECC Tournament
    April 27, 2016
    WESTON, Mass. – Lesley University smashed 15 hits on their way to an 11-1 New England Collegiate Conference First Round victory over Bay Path University Wednesday night at Regis College. The Lynx will advance to weekend play in the NECC Championship Tournament and battle second-seeded Newbury College at 12:00p in Leicester, Mass. Top-seeded Becker College will be the host for the double-elimination tournament.
  • Softball Hands Becker First NECC Loss in Doubleheader Split
    April 24, 2016
    LEICESTER, Mass.- Lesley University delivered Becker College the first conference loss of the season as the Lynx topped their hosts 6-4 in game one of a New England Collegiate Conference doubleheader Sunday afternoon in Leicester, Mass. The Hawks bounced back to earn a split on the day, downing the Lynx 4-2 in the nightcap.
  • Wyse Leads Softball To Doubleheader Split With Elms
    April 23, 2016
    CHICOPEE, Mass. – Lesley University and Elms College split a New England Collegiate Conference doubleheader this afternoon at Cheryl R. Condon Field. The Lynx move to 18-14 on the season and 12-4 in NECC play while the Blazers finish their regular season at 15-18 overall and an even 9-9 in the conference standings.
  • Newbury Outlasts Softball in NECC Doubleheader
    April 21, 2016
    WESTON, Mass. – Newbury College outlasted Lesley University in a pair of back-and-forth New England Collegiate Conference battles this evening on the campus of Regis College. The Nighthawks claimed a 5-3 victory in the opener before coming from behind to plate two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to walk-off with an 11-10 win in the nightcap.
  • Softball Cruises to Doubleheader Sweep of Gordon
    April 20, 2016
    WENHAM, Mass. – Lesley University senior Selena Quezada (West Covina, Calif.) registered a combined five hits to lead the Lynx to a doubleheader sweep over Gordon College this afternoon in a non-conference affair. Lesley, winners of eight of their last nine games, improve to 17-11 on the season while the pair of losses drops the Fighting Scots to 10-21-1 overall.
  • Golden Records 100th RBI as Softball Splits With ENC
    April 19, 2016
    QUINCY, Mass. – The Lesley University offense posted double-digit runs for the fifth straight game as the Lynx ran away to a 12-1 victory over Eastern Nazarene College in game one of a non-conference doubleheader, but could not extend the streak any further as the Lions quieted the Lesley bats in the nightcap to earn a split with a 2-0 victory.
  • Offense Stays Hot as Softball Sweeps Wheelock
    April 17, 2016
    CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – A day after scoring 29 runs on 20 hits in a doubleheader sweep over Southern Vermont College, the Lesley University offense stayed hot as they registered 27 runs on 26 hits in their second consecutive New England Collegiate Conference sweep of the weekend with a pair of wins over Wheelock College.
  • Softball Slugs Their Way to Senior Day Doubleheader Sweep
    April 16, 2016
    NEWTON, Mass. – Lesley University scored a combined 29 runs on 20 hits as the Lynx slugged their way to a New England Collegiate Conference doubleheader sweep over Southern Vermont College this afternoon on Senior Day. The Lynx scored eight runs in the bottom of the first inning in game once as they ran away for a 14-5 win before putting together an 11-run fourth inning in the nightcap to secure a 15-0 triumph.
  • Softball's Late Rally Leads to Split with Mitchell
    April 14, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After trailing by two, Lesley University pushed across six runs between the fifth and sixth innings to take the nightcap of New England Collegiate Conference doubleheader 8-4 over Mitchell College on a cold, windy Thursday afternoon. The Lynx forced the split after the Mariners held off another late comeback attempt by the Lynx to earn an 8-7 triumph in the opener.
  • Softball Sweeps Regis; Henderson Blasts Two HR in One Inning
    April 10, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Lesley University kept up with their winning ways and strung together their fourth straight win – and ninth in their last 12 games – with a doubleheader sweep of Regis College this afternoon in New England Collegiate Conference play at Buckingham Field.
  • Softball Sweeps Through Bay Path
    April 09, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Lesley University cruised to a doubleheader sweep of Bay Path University in New England Collegiate Conference Softball action Saturday afternoon at Buckingham Field. The Lynx opened the day with a 6-1 victory before adding a 6-3 win in game two to complete the sweep.
  • Softball Splits Twin Bill With Emmanuel
    March 30, 2016
    BOSTON, Mass. – Lesley University split a doubleheader with host Emmanuel College in non-conference softball tonight at Roberto Clemente Park. The Lynx were victorious in the opener by a score of 5-2 before falling to the Saints in game two 6-2. Lesley moves to 5-9 overall on the season while Emmanuel goes to 8-7 on the season.
  • Nisbet Claims NECC Pitcher of the Week Award
    March 28, 2016
    ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Lesley University junior Alyson Nisbet (Clovis, Calif.) has been named the New England Collegiate Conference Pitcher of the Week. NECC Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Rebecca Mullen made the announcement today in the conference Weekly Report.
  • Softball Splits Doubleheader With Framingham State
    March 24, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Lesley University split a non-conference doubleheader with Framingham State University on a cold, damp day at Buckingham Field. The Rams clipped the Lynx 4-3 in the opener before Lesley salvaged the split with an 8-1 win in game two. The nightcap wrapped up in the sixth due to darkness.
  • Wyse Earns NECC Pitcher of the Week Nod
    March 21, 2016
    ATTLEBORO, Mass. -- Lesley University sophomore Kaera Wyse (Reading, Mass.) has been named New England Collegiate Conference Pitcher of the Week. NECC Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Rebecca Mullen made the announcement today in the Weekly Report.
  • Wyse's No-Hitter Powers Softball to Sweep of DWC
    March 19, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Lesley University blistered past Daniel Webster College taking both ends of a New England Collegiate Conference doubleheader this afternoon at Buckingham Field in Lesley’s home opener. Sophomore Kaera Wyse (Reading, Mass.) tossed a no-hitter in game one while the offense put up 26 runs in the shutout before taking a 20-1 decision in the second matchup of the afternoon.
  • Softball Tops Utica in Final Day of Sunshine State Trip
    March 17, 2016
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Lesley University sophomore Kaera Wyse (Reading, Mass.) threw five innings of one-hit ball to lift the Lynx to a 1-0 victory over Utica College as the Lynx wrapped up their final day of play at the Rebel Spring games with a doubleheader split. After posting the shutout over the Pioneers, the Lynx fell 6-0 to #23 Cortland State.
  • Softball Falls to Franklin & Marshall, Ramapo
    March 16, 2016
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Lesley University found themselves on the losing end of a pair of pitcher’s duels in today’s Rebel Spring Games action at the Osceola County Softball Complex. The Lynx were delivered a 2-0 setback to Franklin & Marshall College before dropping a 5-0 decision to Ramapo College.
  • Softball's Late Comeback Falls Short, Drop a Pair
    March 14, 2016
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A late Lesley University comeback bid fell short as Springfield College clipped the Lynx 6-5 in to kick off Lesley’s second day of competition at the Rebel Spring Games. The Lynx followed that heartbreak with a 6-2 setback to Washington College in the second game of the day.
  • Softball Opens Rebel Games With Pair of Losses
    March 13, 2016
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The Lesley University softball team opened up there 2016 season at the Rebel Spring Games today with a pair of losses. The Lynx dropped a 5-2 decision to the University of Dubuque before falling 6-1 to McDaniel College.
  • Softball Picked Fourth in NECC Preseason Poll
    March 08, 2016
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Lesley University softball team was tabbed to finish fourth in the New England Collegiate Conference Preseason Coaches’ poll.
  • Quezada and Golden Named 2016 Softball Captains
    October 29, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Lesley University head softball coach Jen Benway has named senior Selena Quezada (West Covina, Calif.) and junior Mekenzi Golden (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) captains for the upcoming 2016 season.
  • Softball Celebrates Second Annual Alumni Game
    October 16, 2015
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – This past Sunday the Lesley University softball team celebrated their Second Annual Softball Alumni Game. The Lynx of years past battled the current team on a perfect fall afternoon.
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