2012 Softball

July 13, 2012
Softball Slated to host First Annual Golf Outing
On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Susquehanna softball team will host its first annual Susquehanna University Softball Golf Outing at Shade Mountain Golf Course in Middleburg, Pa.

June 28, 2012
Four Student-Athletes Named to Landmark All-Academic Team
Four Susquehanna student-athletes earned spots on the 2012 Landmark Conference Spring All-Academic Team. Seniors Lisa Finizio, Trae Humphreys, Kristin Stam and Joe Zamadics represent softball, lacrosse and track & field, respectively.

June 27, 2012
Sixty-Six Spring Athletes Earn Academic Honor Roll Status
Sixty-six Susquehanna student-athletes were named to the Landmark Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll, released on Wednesday afternoon. In total, 310 student-athletes from the conference’s member and affiliate institutions were named to the honor roll.

June 25, 2012
An Award-Winning Year
The 2011-12 athletic year produced not only wins and highlight-reel plays, it also turned out numerous major awards for both the student-athletes and their coaches.

June 21, 2012
SU Softball Slated to Host July Clinics
Members of the Susquehanna softball coaching and team will host two clinics on Tuesday, July 24 and Wednesday, July 25. The one-day clinics will be held at the SU softball field at the Sassafras Sports Complex.

June 14, 2012
SU Wins Landmark President’s Cup for Second Time in Three Years
For the second time in the past three years, Susquehanna University has won the Landmark Conference President’s All-Sports Cup. SU becomes the second team to win multiple Cups after having also won the award following the 2009-10 season.

May 14, 2012
Finizio Picks Up Another Honor
Susquehanna softball senior Lisa Finizio picked up another accolade on Monday as the outfielder was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Assocation (NFCA) East Region First-Team. Finizio was one of only two Landmark Conference athletes named to the First Team.

May 11, 2012
Finizio, Zamadics Receive Harnum, Heaton Awards
Susquehanna softball player Lisa Finizio and cross country/track & field athlete Joe ZamadicsChester have been named the respective winners of the University’s Connie N. Harnum and Blair M. Heaton Awards, presented on Friday, May 11 at the annual on-campus Senior Awards Reception.

May 7, 2012
Crusader Softball Sees Four Players Earn All-Conference Honors
Four Susquehanna softball players were named to All-Landmark Conference teams on Monday, with two First-Team honorees and two Second-Team recipients. In addition, senior outfielder Lisa Finizio was tabbed Player of the Year while head coach Kathy Kroupa and her assistants were named Coaching Staff of the Year.

May 7, 2012
SU’s Finizio Named to CoSIDA District 4 All-Academic Team
Susquehanna senior softball player Lisa Finizio has been named to the CoSIDA/Capital One District 4 All-Academic Softball Team.

May 7, 2012
Softball Reels In Two Major Awards
After a trip to the 2012 Landmark Conference Championship game, Susquehanna’s softball team was honored with two major awards as senior center fielder Lisa Finizio was named as the Player of the Year and head coach Kathy Kroupa and her staff were selected as the Coaching Staff of the Year, released on Monday.

May 5, 2012
Softball Drops Championship Game to Greyhounds
The Susquehanna softball team advanced to the Landmark Conference Championship game after a one-year absence but could not fend off defending champion Moravian, falling 8-0 in the final game of the weekend.

May 4, 2012
Crusader Softball Earns Split on Opening Day of Championships
The Susquehanna coaching staff could not have asked more from its starting pitchers as Morgan Lewis and Sarah Hoffman combined to surrender one run in two games. Unfortunately, the SU bats could only propel the Crusaders to a split on the opening day of the Landmark Conference Tournament.

May 3, 2012
Catching Up With...Lisa Finizio
This week, the Susquehanna Athletic Communications office “Catches Up With” senior Lisa Finizio, a member of the softball team, which is getting set to host the Landmark Conference Tournament.

May 3, 2012
Crowe, Murphy Named April Rookies of the Month
Men’s track and softball are represented as distance runner Paul Crowe and outfielder Brianna Murphy have been selected as the SAAC April Rookies of the Month.

May 1, 2012
Softball Splits in Regular Season Finale
Playing in the final tune-up leading up to this weekend’s Landmark Conference Tournament, the Susquehanna softball team split its Tuesday doubleheader against Misericordia. The Crusaders took game one 4-0 before falling 3-0 in the finale.

April 30, 2012
The Week Ahead in SU Sports
Take a look at the week ahead in SU athletics with this weekly preview for the week of April 30 - May 6.

April 30, 2012
Kathryn Gilbert Selected as Softball Player of the Week
Susquehanna junior outfielder Kathryn Gilbert has been selected as the Landmark Conference Softball Player of the Week for the period ending April 29. This is the first time Gilbert has been named Player of the Week.

April 28, 2012
Softball Sweeps Its Way to No. 1 Seed
Saturday’s sweep of Scranton by the Susquehanna softball team handed the Crusaders the No. 1 overall seed in the Landmark Conference Tournament and thus home field advantage throughout the tournament.

April 25, 2012
SU Softball Sweeps Doubleheader
It was a tale of two games as the Susquehanna softball squad used four runs in game one against Lebanon Valley to win a pitchers’ duel and then erupted for 17 runs in a 17-1 game two victory

April 24, 2012
The Week Ahead in SU Sports
Take a look at the week ahead in SU athletics with this weekly preview for the week of April 23-29.

April 22, 2012
Sunday Rainout for Softball
Sunday's softball doubleheader at Lycoming has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

April 21, 2012
Softball Splits with Rangers
The Susquehanna softball team split its Landmark Conference doubleheader against Drew, winning the opening game 6-1 before falling 4-3 in the seventh inning of the second contest.

April 19, 2012
Cullen, Delavan Chosen as Super Crusaders
Softball and men’s lacrosse are represented in this week’s SAAC Super Crusader Awards as freshman pitcher Alison Cullen and senior attack Luke Delavan have been honored for the week ending April 15.

April 19, 2012
Softball Ranked Eighth in Region
For the third consecutive year, Susquehanna’s softball team has earned a spot in the NCAA Regional Rankings. The Crusaders are ranked eighth in the East Region, released today.

April 18, 2012
Softball Swept by Elizabethtown
Susquehanna’s softball squad dropped a pair of games to non-conference foe Elizabethtown on Wednesday. The Crusaders lost game one 7-2 and fell 7-4 in the night cap, which went 10 innings.

April 17, 2012
The Week Ahead in SU Sports
Take a look at the week ahead in SU athletics with this weekly preview for the week of April 16-22.

April 16, 2012
Cullen Nabs Pitcher of the Week Honor
Susquehanna sophomore pitcher Allison Cullen was named the Landmark Conference’s Pitcher of the Week, released on Monday. This marks the first weekly honor of her career.

April 14, 2012
Softball Soars Over Eagles; Cantalini Cracks Grand Slam
Susquehanna’s softball team swept Landmark Conference rival Juniata on Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders exploded for 12 runs in game one, winning 12-4. SU won game two 3-0.

April 12, 2012
Crusaders Sweep Wilkes in Non-Conference Action
Susquehanna’s softball team swept Thursday’s non-conference doubleheader with Wilkes by winning game one 3-2 on a walk-off double and game two 12-2 in five innings.

April 10, 2012
The Week Ahead in SU Sports
Take a look at the week ahead in SU athletics with this weekly preview for the week of April 10-15.

April 5, 2012
Finizio, Rieker Selected as Super Crusaders
Baseball and softball are represented this week as seniors Ethan Rieker and Lisa Finizio have been selected as the SAAC Super Crusaders for the period ending April 1.

March 31, 2012
Crusaders Take Down Cardinals
The Susquehanna softball team swept Catholic with 7-6 and 8-5 victories on Saturday in a conference road doubleheader.

March 29, 2012
Softball Splits with Gettysburg
Susquehanna’s softball team split Thursday’s non-conference doubleheader with Gettysburg in a pair of one-run games. The Crusaders dropped the first game 8-7 but won the second 3-2.

March 26, 2012
The Week Ahead in SU Sports
Take a look at the week ahead in SU athletics with this weekly preview for the week of March 26 - April 1.

March 25, 2012
SU Splits vs. Montclair State; Hand Red Hawks First Loss of Season
The Susquehanna softball team took to the road on Sunday to face an undefeated Montclair State squad and thanks to the Crusaders’ game two win, handed the Red Hawks their first loss of the season.

March 23, 2012
Kroupa Earns 250th Coaching Victory
With Thursday afternoon’s 11-3 win over York (Pa.), Susquehanna head softball coach Kathy Kroupa earned her 250th career win as a head collegiate softball coach.

March 23, 2012
Saturday Softball Games Postponed
Due to tomorrow’s inclement weather forecast, Susquehanna’s softball game at Merchant Marine has been moved to 12:00 p.m.

March 22, 2012
Softball Splits with Spartans
Susquehanna’s softball team split Thursday’s non-conference doubleheader with York (Pa.) by winning game two 11-3 in five innings. The Crusaders dropped the first contest 3-1.

March 20, 2012
Softball Scorches Red Devils
Susquehanna’s softball team swept its doubleheader at Dickinson on Tuesday evening, winning game one and game two by the scores of 8-6.

March 19, 2012
The Week Ahead in SU Sports
Take a look at the week ahead in SU athletics with this weekly preview for the week of March 19-25.

March 17, 2012
Softball Splits with Moravian
Susquehanna’s softball squad split Saturday’s doubleheader against Moravian by winning game two 7-5. The Crusaders dropped the first contest 7-2.

March 13, 2012
The Week Ahead in SU Sports
Take a look at the week ahead in SU athletics with this weekly preview for the week of March 12-18.

March 9, 2012
Softball Splits on Day One of Seagull Classic
The Susquehanna softball team, on its way back from six games in Florida, made a stop in Salisbury for the two-day Seagull Classic Tournament, beginning on Friday. The Crusaders split their opening two games, defeating Baruch 5-4 before falling 6-0 to No. 9 Salisbury in the nightcap.

March 9, 2012
SU Softball: Notes from the Road
The SU softball team has been spending its spring break on the road, first hitting Florida for a six-game stretch.

February 27, 2012
The Week Ahead in SU Sports
Take a look at the week ahead in SU athletics with this weekly preview for the week of Feb. 27 - March 4.

February 23, 2012
Softball Selected to Finish Third in Preseason Poll
Susquehanna’s softball team has been selected to finish third in the Landmark Conference Preseason Poll, released on Thursday. Moravian was the unanimous first place team with Catholic following in second place.

February 22, 2012
Softball Primed for 2012 Campaign
This year, the Susquehanna women’s softball team has what it hopes will be the right combination of depth, talent and experience to put together another successful season.

December 14, 2011
SU Softball Announces 2012 Winter Skills Clinic
Susquehanna’s softball program is hosting the 2012 Winter Skills Clinic on Sunday Jan. 15 from 12- 4 p.m. The clinic will be held in the Garrett Sports Complex and is open for players ages 10 to 17.

October 12, 2011
SAAC to Host Annual Crusader Carvings Event
Susquehanna University's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is proud to announce it will once again host its annual "Crusader Carvings"-- a FREE Halloween festival--at Amos Alonzo Stagg Field at Nicholas A. Lopardo Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 12-2 p.m. for children in grades kindergarten through ninth grade in the surrounding communities.

October 10, 2011
Ten SU Softball Players Earn NFCA All-Academic Recognition
Ten players from the 2011 Susquehanna softball team were named a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar-Athlete.

September 26, 2011
Superwoman Status
Though Susquehanna head softball coach Kathy Kroupa may not wake up in the morning and dress herself in the ever-so-awesome blue and red costume that Superwoman wears, she does possess numerous qualities that qualify her for Superwoman status.