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Freshman Daiss named C-USA Softball Co-Player of the Week in collegiate debut

February 17, 2016
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Marshall freshman infielder Briana Daiss was named Conference USA Softball Co-Player of the Week, the league announced earlier this week. In her first collegiate games, Daiss helped the Herd to two eighth inning victories Sunday at the Trojan Invite in Troy, Alabama. In game one against Alabama Sta...

Former Marshall softball player made lasting impact on program

Former Marshall softball player made lasting impact on program

Brittanie Fowler, Reporter
February 16, 2016
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

When someone plays for a team, they play for more than themselves. They play for their family, friends, community, school and more importantly, for one another. Every year, the Marshall University softball team says goodbye to its seniors as they move on to new chapters in their lives and welcomes i...

Former Herd softball player dies in car wreck

Former Herd softball player dies in car wreck

February 9, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

Former Marshall softball player Emileigh Cooper died Friday after sustaining injuries from a car accident. Cooper played for the Herd from 2012 through the 2015 season. Marshall athletics expressed its state of mourning and loss in a released statement. “The Marshall athletics family joins our...

Zerkle candidate for national softball POY

February 4, 2016
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Marshall University softball junior outfielder Morgan Zerkle continues to rack up the accolades. Zerkle was named to the Top 50 “Watch List” for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year, the Amateur Softball Association announced Wednesday. “It’s not a secret anymore, the elite stud...

Marshall softball has four players named to preseason all-conference team

January 21, 2016
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall softball program received several accolades Wednesday when the Conference USA league office released its preseason projections for the upcoming season. The Herd was picked to finish second in the conference standings behind only Florida Atlantic University in the preseason poll. The H...

Herd softball team finishes fall ball season on high note

THE PARTHENON
October 13, 2015
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall University softball team finished out its fall exhibition season Saturday by sweeping the final double header of the fall 8-0 and 13-1 over Ohio Valley University. Head coach Shonda Stanton said she was pleased with her team’s performance. “(Jordan) Dixon and (Brittanie) Fowler provided...

Marshall softball team volunteers at Enterprise Child Development Center

Imani Spradley, reporter
October 1, 2015
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Marshal University’s softball team wasted little time when asked to help with a playground cleanup project last week at Enterprise Child Development Center in Huntington. Head coach Shonda Stanton and her team showed up with rakes and shovels to help with the initiative. The team cleaned and...

Herd softball dominates in exhibition doubleheader

Herd softball dominates in exhibition doubleheader

Josh Hughes, reporter
September 15, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

The powerful Marshall University’s softball team’s offense was on full display Sunday when it faced the University of Charleston in a fall exhibition doubleheader. Marshall cruised to a victory in their first game winning 16-2. The win was highlighted by a 10-run third inning, in which the Herd...

Herd softball player wins prestigious award

The Parthenon
July 29, 2015
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Marshall University center fielder Morgan Zerkle was awarded the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s Golden Shoe last week. The award recognizes the most outstanding base stealer in NCAA Division I softball. A committee comprised of Division I head coaches determined the winner of the award....

Herd softball dominates in double header

Herd softball dominates in double header

Jill Shemanski, Reporter
April 22, 2015
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall University softball team extended its conference record to 10-6 after it  defeated Northern Kentucky University Wednesday in both games of a double header. The Herd outscored NKU in the first game 9-2, while the second game ended with a score of 6-3. Sophomore Jordan Dixon earned both wi...

Herd softball to take on Northern Kentucky

Herd softball to take on Northern Kentucky

Jill Shemanski, Reporter
April 20, 2015
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Marshall University’s softball team is looking to get back on a winning streak after coming off the first loss following 10 straight wins. The team plays non-conference rival Northern Kentucky University at 2 p.m. Wednesday in a doubleheader. The team will host NKU at the Dot Hicks Field in Hunt...

Herd softball to take on Wildcats

Herd softball to take on Wildcats

Jill Shemanski, Reporter
April 6, 2015
Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Marshall University softball is coming off a two-game sweep against the University of North Texas and looking to continue its success this week in four games in the next five days. The team is on the road for all four games starting 6 p.m. Wednesday in Lexington, Kentucky, when it faces The University of...