2017-18 Bryant University Softball News

  • Summer Intern Series: Colby Norris
    June 20, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- All summer long, Bryant Athletics is highlighting the internships that student-athletes are involved with. Each Wednesday, Bryant Athletics will feature a question and answer session with a student-athlete about their internship and how it is preparing them for a life after sports. 
  • Kuhar named NEC Scholar-Athlete; 104 earn Honor Roll nods
    June 15, 2018
    SOMERSET, N.J. – Bryant University student-athletes finished the 2017-18 academic year strong, with 104 Bulldogs earning Northeast Conference Academic Honor Roll accolades, highlighted by men’s tennis’ Matt Kuhar (Smithfield, R.I.) who was named the sport’s Spring Scholar-Athlete. 26 student-athletes were named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
  • Nick French named Bryant head coach
    June 15, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University Director of Athletics Bill Smith has announced that Nick French will serve as the head coach of the Bryant University softball program for the 2018-19 season.
  • Ceccarelli named Second Team All-NEC
    May 09, 2018
    SOMERSET, N.J. – Bryant University softball freshman Gianna Ceccarelli (Claremont, Calif.) was honored for her great freshman season on Wednesday afternoon, being named Second Team All-Conference by the Northeast Conference.
  • Bryant splits with CCSU, walks off with run-rule victory in 2018 finale
    May 05, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Senior Gianna Pizzano (Saugus, Mass.) homered and drove in three runs on the day, while scoring the winning run in Game 2, as the Bryant University softball team closed out the 2018 season Saturday with a 9-1 run-rule victory over Central Connecticut. 
  • Bulldogs host CCSU with NEC playoff spot on the line
    May 04, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University softball team wraps up its regular season with a Saturday doubleheader at Conaty Park against Central Connecticut.
  • Bulldogs defeat Holy Cross, 7-3, on Thursday
    May 03, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Led by two hits from senior Rachel Monroe (Southwick, Mass.) and freshman Morgan Powell (Murrieta, Calif.), the Bryant University softball team defeated Holy Cross, 7-3, on Thursday afternoon.
  • Head softball coach Shayne Lotito to step down at end of 2018 season
    May 02, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University has announced that head softball coach Shayne Lotito will step down as head coach of the softball program following the conclusion of the season. The announcement was made today by Director of Athletics Bill Smith and coach Lotito. 
  • Bryant drops 10-2 decision to Boston College Wednesday
    May 02, 2018
    BRIGHTON, Mass. – Junior Jessica Gradillas (Nogales, Ariz.) drove in a pair of runs, but the Bryant University softball team was otherwise stymied by Boston College, 10-2, Wednesday at the Harrington Athletics Village. 
  • Bryant travels to Boston College, Holy Cross, for final midweeks of 2018
    May 01, 2018
    BRIGHTON, Mass. – The Bryant University softball team travels to Massachusetts for its final two non-conference contests of the regular season, as the Bulldogs face Boston College and Holy Cross Wednesday and Thursday in preparation for Sunday’s NEC finale.
  • Goulart tallies four hits, but Bryant falls twice to Mount St. Mary's Saturday
    April 28, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Junior Kaleigh Goulart (Marion, Mass) collected four hits on the afternoon, but the Bryant University softball team was defeated in both ends of a doubleheader by Mount St. Mary’s Saturday on Senior Day at Conaty Park.
  • Bryant hosts Mount St. Mary's Saturday for Senior Day
    April 27, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University softball team plays its penultimate home date of 2018 Saturday with a doubleheader against NEC foe Mount St. Mary's Saturday at Conaty Park.
  • Pitching shines but Bulldogs fall to Rams, 2-1
    April 26, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Three Bryant University softball pitchers combined to limit the University of Rhode Island to just five hits but the Rams were able to scrape out a 2-1 victory on Thursday afternoon in Kingston.
  • Softball faces URI on Thursday afternoon
    April 25, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University softball team will face in-state rival Rhode Island on Thursday afternoon in Kingston.
  • Bulldogs fall to UConn, 4-1, on Tuesday
    April 24, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Freshman Adriana Sanchez (Clyde, Ohio) tossed two scoreless innings of relief but the University of Connecticut defeated the Bryant University softball team, 4-1, on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Bulldogs open week with Tuesday tilt at UConn
    April 23, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University softball team travels to Storrs, Connecticut, on Tuesday for a midweek game against UConn. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.
  • Pizzano homers, scores three times, but Bryant defeated in doubleheader at Saint Francis U
    April 22, 2018
    LORETTO, Pa. – Senior Gianna Pizzano (Saugus, Mass.) homered, stole a base and scored three times, but the Bryant University softball team was defeated by Saint Francis U in both ends of a doubleheader Sunday at Red Flash Field.
  • Bulldogs earn big sweep of Robert Morris on Saturday
    April 21, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University softball team swept a Northeast Conference doubleheader from Robert Morris on Saturday afternoon, winning game one 7-6 in eight innings before completing the sweep with a 5-3 win in game two.
  • Bryant heads to Western Pennsylvania for a pair of NEC doubleheaders
    April 20, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Locked in a tight battle for playoff positioning, the Bryant University softball team heads to western Pennsylvania to take on Robert Morris and Saint Francis U this weekend in Northeast Conference action.
  • Softball heads to Harvard for Tuesday tilt
    April 16, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University softball team travels to Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Tuesday afternoon for a midweek contest against Harvard. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday's softball doubleheader postponed
    April 15, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- The Bryant University softball team has announced the postponement of Sunday's doubleheader with Central Connecticut due to inclement weather. 
  • Four-run sixth helps softball earn Saturday split
    April 14, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University softball team used a four-run sixth inning to win game one, but Sacred Heart bounced back to win game two and earn a split of Saturday’s Northeast Conference doubleheader at Pioneer Park.
  • Sacred Heart, CCSU next for Bryant
    April 13, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University softball team resumes Northeast Conference play as the Bulldogs take on Sacred Heart on Saturday and Central Connecticut on Sunday for a pair of doubleheaders. Saturday’s games will be played in Fairfield, Connecticut, while the Bulldogs host CCSU on Sunday at Conaty Park.
  • Goulart, Bulldogs have new-found fire at the plate
    April 12, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- The Bryant University softball team has had a great start offensively to its conference season. The team sits at 3-3 and are tied for the lead in home runs in conference games, 7, sharing the top of the list with Saint Francis U and LIU Brooklyn. One of the big parts of the Bulldog offense this season has been junior Kaleigh Goulart (Marion, Mass.).
  • Three Bulldogs add long balls, but Bryant falls in doubleheader to Providence
    April 11, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Three Bulldogs homered, highlighted by a three-run home run by senior Robyn Ukegawa (Carlsbad, Calif.), but the Bryant University softball team fell in both ends of a doubleheader against the Providence College Friars on Wednesday evening at Conaty Park in Smithfield.
  • Bulldogs host Providence in non-conference midweek doubleheader
    April 10, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Taking a break from conference play, the Bryant University softball team will host the Providence Friars on Wednesday, April 11, for a doubleheader at Conaty Park beginning at 3 p.m. Each game will be broadcast for free on NEC Front Row.
  • Monroe named Co-NEC Player of the Week
    April 09, 2018
    SOMERSET, N.J. – Bryant University softball senior Rachel Monroe (Southwick, Mass.) was named the Northeast Conference Co-Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
  • Norris earns win, bats explode in second game as Bulldogs split doubleheader with Wagner
    April 08, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Senior Rachel Monroe (Southwick, Mass.) drove in five runs across two games and freshman Gianna Ceccarelli (Claremont, Calif.) had two doubles and four RBI as the Bryant University softball team split a doubleheader with the Wagner College Seahawks on Sunday afternoon at Conaty Park in Smithfield.
  • Bryant splits doubleheader with LIU Brooklyn as Monroe homers twice
    April 07, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Senior Rachel Monroe (Southwick, Mass.) homered twice and freshman Sarah McKeveny (Bohemia, N.Y.) had a complete-game victory as the Bryant University softball team split its home-opening doubleheader against Northeast Conference foe LIU Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon at Conaty Park.
  • Softball hosts LIU Brooklyn, Wagner in NEC-filled weekend
    April 06, 2018
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University softball team opens up its home season and continues Northeast Conference play as the Bulldogs will host LIU Brooklyn and Wagner in a pair of doubleheaders this weekend. Both days are slated for 1 p.m. start times.
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