2013 Brandeis Softball News

May 22, 2013
Genovese featured in North Haven Courier
After her historic All-America campaign, sophomore Amanda Genovese was featured in the North Haven Courier by Chris Piccirillo.

May 17, 2013
Genovese named NFCA first-team All-American
After leading all of NCAA softball in stolen bases, sophomore CF Amanda Genovese was an at-large selection to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America first team.

May 15, 2013
Genovese named First-Team All-New England
Sophomore center fielder, who leads all of NCAA softball with 57 stolen bases, was named first-team All-New England selection and will now be eligible for All-America status.

May 8, 2013
Softball falls short in ECAC quarters against Worcester State, 6-4, in eight innings
The Judges had the Lancers down to their last strike, but seventh-seeded WSU picked up some clutch hits to knock of the second-seeded hosts. Amanda Genovese finished 2-3 with a triple and her 57th stolen base of the season.

May 6, 2013
UPDATE! Softball returns to ECAC tournament as second seed, will start at 3 p.m.
The Judges will host Worcester State on Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. If they advance, they will host the championship rounds of the tournament.

May 2, 2013
Softball falls to Babson in regular season finale, 3-0
Despite a great effort effort by Casey Ducinski in relief, Brandeis’ bats could not wake up against the Beavers.

May 1, 2013
Brandeis softball swept by MIT, 2-1 & 10-2 (5 innings)
Sophomore center fielder Amanda Genovese swiped five more bases to move into fourth all time in Division III for stolen bases in a season with 56 but the Judges fell to the Engineers on the road

April 30, 2013
Genovese leads trio on All-UAA softball team
Sophomore CF Amanda Genovese was a first-team All-UAA selection, while senior Casey Ducinski and rookie Danielle Novotny were named to the second team.

April 28, 2013
Genovese sets career steals record as Brandeis softball splits with ECSU
sophomore center fielder Amanda Genovese racked up three stolen bases to break Melissa Cagar's '11 career steals record as the Judges fell in the opener 3-0 and won the nightcap 7-3

April 27, 2013
Senior Casey Ducinski leads Brandeis softball to split with Bowdoin on Senior Day
On Senior Day, senior Casey Ducinski pitched the Judges to a 5-2 win in the second game of their double-header against Bowdoin as Brandeis split with the Polar Bears

April 25, 2013
Softball splits 2-1 decisions with Worcester State
The Judges didn't allow an earned run in splitting a pair of pitchers' duels. Melissa Nolan improved to 9-3 with the win in the opener.

April 24, 2013
Nikki Cote '15 featured in Brandeis Magazine
At an early age, Nikki Cote was told she wouldn't read beyond a fourth-grade level. Now a Brandeis sophomore, Cote has helped the softball team to an eighth-straight 20-win season. David Nathan reports.

April 24, 2013
Softball drops 6-2 decision to Babson in showdown of regionally-ranked squads
The Judges got the second career home run from Madison Sullivan to open the scoring, but the Beavers answered with a two-run blast in the next half inning to take the lead for good.

April 17, 2013
Nolan claims UAA Hitter of the Week honors, April 15
After batting .500 and slugging .700, while also posting a 3-0 record with an 0.70 ERA, junior Melissa Nolan was honored by the UAA for the first time in her career.

April 13, 2013
Nolan powers softball to sweep of WPI, 3-2 and 4-1
Junior Melissa Nolan homered in the first game and tossed a four-hitter in the second to lead the Judges to their eighth-straight home win.

April 11, 2013
In ECAC rematch, Judges and Endicott each win one
The Judges and Gulls met for the first time since 2012 ECAC tournament. Endicott took the opener, 8-1, Brandeis the nightcap, 4-2, in six innings.

April 10, 2013
Genovese, McCarthy claim UAA Hitter of the Week honors
Sophomore CF Amanda Genovese broke softball's single-season stolen base record with half of her schedule remaining, while 2B Tom McCarthy hit .562 with three RBI and four runs scored for the baseball team.

April 9, 2013
Softball splits with Wheaton on the road
The Judges' eight-game winning streak was halted in the opener, 3-2 in eight innings, but they bounced back with a 2-1 win in the nightcap. Melissa Nolan had an RBI and earned the win in Game Two.

April 7, 2013
Genovese sets single-season steal record in sweep of Lasell
Sophomore CF Amanda Genovese led off each game with a single and proceeded to steal second. With her 32nd and 33rd thefts of the season, Genovese set a school record with 20 games left to play.

April 5, 2013
Brandeis Judges to celebrate D3 Week, April 7-14
As the NCAA celebrates D3 Week starting this Sunday, in addition to a full slate of home contests, Brandeis SAAC, Student Events and Relay For Life are sponsoring two special events. Click here to learn more!

April 5, 2013
Brandeis Softball Sweeps Framingham State
Led by sophomore shortstop Anya Kamber, the Judges walked-off with a 6-5 win and an 11-3 mercy-rule victory over FSU

April 4, 2013
Coach Jessica Johnson earns her 200th coaching victory, as Brandeis wins two against UMass Boston
Brandeis coach Jessica Johnson earned her 200th and 201st career victories as the Judges downed the Beacons 6-4 and 5-3 on Marcus Field

April 2, 2013
Ducinski, Cooke, Krems claim April 1 UAA Athlete of the Week honors
Senior Casey Ducinski of the softball team and tennis players Carley Cooke for the women and Mitch Krems for the men were named UAA Athletes of the Week.

March 29, 2013
Brandeis softball welcomes new team member via Team IMPACT
On Sunday, March 24, the Brandeis softball team welcomed its newest member, Christina Dangond, into the locker room. The Judges issued a locker and uniform number 1 to Christina, age 7, of Weston, through the efforts of Team IMPACT (http://www.goteamimpact.org/).

March 29, 2013
Softball rolls past Emerson, 10-1 and 12-4
Casey Ducinski earned wins in both ends of a twinbill with the Lions in Boston. She also homered, as did junior Melissa Nolan, who tossed two innings of one-hit ball in game 2.

March 27, 2013
Softball drops a pair at Wellesley in New England opener
The Judges fell to the Blue, 2-0 and 10-2, in their local debut. Amanda Genovese extended her hitting streak to 23 games dating back to last season (15 straight in 2013), while Cori Coleman went 3-3 in game two.

March 21, 2013
Genovese named Co-MVP of UAA softball tournament
After leading the UAA in hits, batting average and stolen bases, 2012 UAA Rookie of the Year Amanda Genovese added to her league hardware.

March 16, 2013
Softball wraps up UAA tourney with 8-5 win over Case
Rookie Danielle Novotny had a two-run double in the Judges' six-run third inning, while sophomore Amanda Genovese tied the UAA record with her 13th stolen base of the tournament. Brandeis returns to New England at 7-6, 3-5 UAA.

March 15, 2013
Seventh innings key as softball falls to WashU, tops Rochester
The Judges surrendered seven runs in the seventh to fall to the No. 24 Bears, 11-7, but scored the game's only run in the last frame against the Yellowjackets as Casey Ducinski tossed a 1-0 one-hitter.

March 14, 2013
Ducinski shines, but Emory prevails, 3-0, in UAA action
Senior Casey Ducinski held the second-ranked Eagles to five hits in the circle and had two of her own at the plate, but the Judges couldn't convert in the third inning, while EU homered to lead off the fifth.

March 13, 2013
Softball splits on second day of UAA tournament
The Judges rallied past Rochester, 7-6, but fell to Case, 10-2. Sophomore Amanda Genovese, who is ranked second nationally in stolen bases, added five more, generating the tying run against UR.

March 12, 2013
Softball falls to No. 4 Emory and No. 25 Washington on Day 1 of UAA tourney
The Judges fell to Emory, 16-7, and WashU, 14-6. Rookie Danielle Novotny went 4-4 with three RBI and a double in the opener, while Amanda Genovese had two hits and two steals in the nightcap.

March 10, 2013
Softball suffers first loss of season, 8-2, against Haverford
Cori Coleman and Amanda Genovese each had an RBI, but the Judges were unable to overcome a fine pitching performance from the Fords.

March 9, 2013
Big sixth inning pushes softball past Salve Regina, 8-4
The Judges sent nine batters to the plate in a five-run sixth inning, snapping a 1-1 tie. Senior Casey Ducinski went 2-3 with a run scored and a two-run triple.

February 22, 2013
Softball rallies past Union, 8-7, in eight innings
Sophomore CF Anya Kamber scored the tying run in the seventh and knocked in the winning run in the eighth as the Judges overcame a six-run deficit to defeat the Dutchwomen.

February 21, 2013
Brandeis softball opens with sweep of Castleton State, 8-0 and 1-0
Rookie Danielle Novotny made an immediate impact, going 6-for-8 with two RBI, two runs scored, a double and a triple in a DH sweep of the Spartans.