April 25, 2015Big inning propels softball to split with BabsonThe Judges scored 10 runs in the fourth inning of game one, boosted by a Maddie Sullivan grand slam, and held on for a 10-9 win. The Beavers came back with a 9-1 win in the nightcap.
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DanielleDelponte was named the fourth head softball coach in Brandeis history in June of 2015. She spent the 2014 season as the head coach at Anna Maria College, where she also served as an admissions counselor. Prior to that, she served as head softball coach at Daniel Webster College for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. In 2012, she guided the Eagles to a 23-20 record, the best in school history, and a berth in the ECAC Division III New England tournament, the program’s only postseason berth to date. She was named the New England Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year after that season.
Prior to her head coaching experience, Delponte served as an assistant coach at Boston College and at Springfield.
Delponte is a 2009 graduate of the University of Connecticut, where she was a catcher and still ranks among the top five on the Huskies’ career list in home runs and RBI. She was a two-time Big East All-Academic selection and National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Academic team member. Delponte received her B.A. from UConn in education and an M.Ed. from Springfield in Sports Management and Recreation. She is a native of Tewksbury, Mass.