The Parthenon

MU softball head coach achieves milestone wins mark with 500th victory

Christian Hisman, Reporter

March 16, 2016


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall University softball team has had a lot of success over the past few years and head coach Shonda Stanton is one of the primary reasons. Now in her 17th season as Marshall softball’s coach, Stanton picked up her 500th career win with the program in last weekend’s series against the Un...

Marshall softball team sweeps Toldeo in doubleheader

Marshall softball team sweeps Toldeo in doubleheader

Christian Hisman, Reporter

March 15, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall University softball team swept Toledo University Tuesday in a doubleheader at Dot Hicks Field to continue its unbeaten start to conference play. Marshall swept the University of Texas at El Paso at home over the weekend. The Herd picked up a 5-3 win in its first game Tuesday. Marshall...

Softball team hosts Toledo

Softball team hosts Toledo

March 14, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

Marshall University’s softball team continues its six-game home stand Tuesday when it faces the University of Toledo at Dot Hicks Field. The Herd will play the Rockets in a doubleheader beginning 1 p.m. Marshall has not played Toledo (4-17) since March 2011 when the Herd fell to the Rockets 13-0 in Ox...

MU softball goes 3-2 in weekend tourney, set to start conference play

March 8, 2016


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall University softball team went 3-2 in the Campbell University Tournament over the weekend. Marshall earned a pair of victories over the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and defeated Loyola University Chicago, but fell to Appalachian State University and host-school Campbell University. ...

Marshall softball goes winless in Bama Bash tournament

Marshall softball goes winless in Bama Bash tournament

March 1, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall University softball team lost all five of its games over the weekend in the Bama Bash tournament in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The University of Alabama hosted the tournament, and the University of Tennessee and University of Arizona competed in the tournament as well. The Herd lost its ope...

Herd softball faces tough tests in Bama bash

Herd softball faces tough tests in Bama bash

Christian Hisman, Reporter

February 26, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

The Marshall University softball team heads to Tuscaloosa, Alabama Friday for the Bama Bash tournament, which will span the entire weekend. The University of Alabama, the University of Arizona and the University of Tennessee are the other schools participating in the tournament. The Herd will face ...

Memorial Wiffleball Tournament to honor deceased Marshall softball player

February 19, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Softball

The Brothers of Alpha Sigma Phi are hosting a Memorial Wiffleball Tournament in memory of former Marshall University softball player Emileigh Cooper, who died Feb. 12 after sustaining injuries in a car accident. Friday, Feb. 19, is the last day to sign up for the Wiffleball Tournament Anyone can sign up from...

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...