2012 Softball News

May 10, 2012Mathewson Named to 2012 NFCA All-Central Region TeamColorado Springs, CO: Lara Mathewson was named to the 2012 NFCA All-Central Region Team today. Mathewson led the Mountain Lion offense this past season, by hitting a team best 11 home runs (tied 6th best in the conference) and had the 2nd highest batting average on the team at .419 (11th best in the conference). She also led the team with 42 RBI’s and was 3rd on the team in hits (49). She was also had a .803 slugging percentage which was good for 4th best in the conference, as well as the 5th best on base percentage in the conference at .511%. Mathewson started all 38 games for the Mountain Lions that she played in.
April 25, 2012Four Mountain Lions Named to RMAC All-Conference TeamsThe Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced its All-Conference teams on Tuesday for the 2012 softball season. UCCS junior Lara Mathewson was named first team conference, sophomore Jessica Belsterling was named second team, true freshman Emily Jennings made the third team, and Junior Landry Davis made third team.
April 22, 2012UCCS Grabs Two from Colroado ChristianJohn Lennon and Paul Mcartney provide the theme for Saturday afternoon’s games with their classic melody, “With a little help from my friends.” Both Jessica Belsterling and Korey Kulpins got by Colorado Christian with a little help from their friends.
April 22, 2012UCCS Wins Weekend Series with CCUThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs capped their 2012 season with a split against the Colorado Christian University Cougars at Mountain Lion Field Sunday afternoon.
April 20, 2012Three Softball Players Named to RMAC Academic Honor RollThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs softball team recently had three players named to the 2012 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll. Erin Milburn, Jessica Belsterling and Melissa DeWitt were all honored.
April 19, 2012UCCS Manages Split with Mines; Honors Krebs, Fight Against LeukemiaA weeknight doubleheader is an odd enough occurrence in itself, but couple that with a jersey retirement and a moment of silence for Brett Smith, who recently passed away of leukemia, the sibling of player Becca Smith and you get a peculiar mix.
April 18, 2012Softball Games Confirmed for 5:00 and 7:00 pm Wednesday EveningGame times for tonight have been confirmed for 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm.Come root on the Mountain Lions tonight at 4-Diamonds!
April 16, 2012UCCS to Retire Crystal Krebs' #22 JerseyFollowing her induction into the UCCS Inaugural Hall of Fame on Tuesday evening, the UCCS Athletic Department will retire Crystal Krebs #22 jersey at the softball games on Wednesday night. The Mountain Lions will take on RMAC opponent Colorado Mines in a doubleheader. Krebs' jersey retirement will take place before the the first game at 5:00 pm.
April 14, 2012UCCS Softball Drops Three of Four to Regis in Weekend SeriesThe UCCS women's softball team lost 3 games this weekend to the Regis Rangers in Denver, managing their only win of the series in the third game 4-3 in extra innings. The three losses put the Mountain Lions behind the eight ball down the stretch in the playoff race, as their record dropped to 18-21 overall, 16-18 RMAC. UCCS now finds themselves in 10th place overall in the conference standings and only the top 8 teams make it to the playoffs. Regis, on the other hand, did what the Mountain Lions had hoped coming into the weekend. By winning the series the Rangers played themselves into the 8th spot. The Rangers also become a tough team to catch as their final four games of the conference season will be against Black Hills State, a team that is 5-27 overall in the RMAC and in last place. The Mountain Lions will need to take care of business over the final six games of their season as well as get some help from teams now occupying the final playoff spots.
April 10, 2012Belsterling Named RMAC Pitcher of the WeekJessica Belsterling has been selected as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s Week 11 Pitcher of the Week. She helped lead the Mountain Lions Softball team to four straight home victories against the Black Hills State Yellow Jackets over the weekend.
April 7, 2012Mountain Lions Complete Weekend SweepEmily Jennings was as cool as the other side of the pillow Saturday going a combined 3-for-7 on the day with two home runs and six RBIs to lead the University of Colorado Colorado Springs past Black Hills State University in both games of their doubleheader at Mountain Lion Field.
April 6, 2012Mathewson Goes Deep Three Times in DoubleheaderOn what was a blustery day throughout, the wind was blowing just right for the Mountain Lion offense.
April 2, 2012Mountain Lion Softball Splits Weekend with NMHUThe UCCS Mountain Lions softball team was on the road this last weekend for two doubleheaders against the New Mexico Highlands University Cowgirls. The Mountain Lions managed to win two out of four and improve their conference record to 11-15.
March 27, 2012When in Rome, Mountain Lions StruggleThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs went 1-3 (L 7-1, L 5-0, W 8-6, L 13-5) against the University of Nebraska-Kearney Lopers over the weekend at Mountain Lion Field. Lara Mathewson hit a walk-off grand slam in the Mountain Lion’s lone victory.
March 18, 2012UCCS Falls Twice to Colorado MesaThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs dropped two Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference games to the Colorado Mesa Mavericks 12-9 and 14-4 (five innings) on a blustery Sunday at Mountain Lion Field.
March 17, 2012UCCS Splits With MesaEmily Jennings took care of the offense and Jessica Belsterling handle the defense as the University of Colorado Colorado Springs split a doubleheader with the Colorado Mesa University Mavericks by the scores of 3-1 and 6-14 Saturday afternoon at Mountain Lion Field.
March 15, 2012Mountain Lions Split Road Trip to MinesThe UCCS Softball team traveled to the Colorado School of Mines and ended up splitting a pair of games with the Orediggers on Wednesday.
March 10, 2012Mountain Lion Softball Team Can Only Win One of Four Against Fort LewisThe UCCS Mountain Lion softball team won the first game of the series against Fort Lewis 5-4, but could not get it done in the remining three games of the series as UCCS lost to the Skyhawks 10-6, 8-0, and 6-5. The Mountain Lions record drops to 6-6 RMAC, 8-8 overall.
March 6, 2012Lara Mathewson Named RMAC Player of the WeekLara Mathewson, Junior Second Baseman from Westminster, CO, was named RMAC Player of the Week for her stellar play against Western New Mexico. Mathewson is now the second Mountain Lion to receive this honor thus far in the softball season, following Jessica Belserling who was named RMAC Player of the Week earlier in the year.
March 4, 2012Offensive Explosion Forces Mountain Lions to Settle for Series SplitThe Western New Mexico Mustangs produced 36 runs on 41 hits in a double-header Sunday to hand the University of Colorado Colorado Springs two losses (17-11 and 19-6) and earn a series split at Mountain Lion Field.
March 3, 2012Mountain Lions Grab Two More RMAC WinsThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs got two more Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference wins Saturday as they defeated the Western New Mexico Mustangs 10-2 and 8-7 at Mountain Lion Field.
February 28, 2012Softball Team Produces Early Wins, National Statistical LeadersAlthough the softball season is only a few weeks old, UCCS’ hot start to the season has produced national leaders in various statistical categories. As of Sunday, February 26th, the national leaders (Top 50 within Division II) were posted with all major statistical categories by the NCAA and included a handful of Mountain Lions:
February 27, 2012Mountain Lions Take 3 of 4 From Metro in First RMAC Softball WeekendThe UCCS women's softball team completed a successful weekend against the Metro State Roadrunners, winning three of the four games played. The Mountain Lions (7-3 overall, 3-1 RMAC) beat up on the Roadrunners on their way to a hot start to the RMAC season.
February 24, 2012Softball Games vs. Metro Changed to Sunday, Monday Due to WeatherDue to weather, the softball games between UCCS and Metro State have been changed. Please continue to check with GoMountainLions.com for the most up to date schedule.
February 21, 2012Belsterling Named RMAC Player of the WeekUCCS women's softball player Jessica Belsterling was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Player of the Week for Week 4 after her dominating performance in the RMAC/NSIC Crossover Tournament in Pueblo, CO.
February 18, 2012Mountain Lions Defeat Black Hills State and #13 Minnesota State-Mankato on Second Day of the RMAC/NSIC Crossover TournamentThe UCCS Women’s Softball team finished Saturday’s doubleheader with a much different feeling than the previous day at the RMAC/NSIC Crossover Tournament hosted by Colorado State University – Pueblo.
February 17, 2012UCCS Drops Season Opener to Winona StateThe UCCS Women’s Softball team began their 2012 season Friday playing Winona State in the RMAC/NSIC Crossover tournament hosted by Colorado State University – Pueblo.
February 17, 2012UCCS Battles, But Comes Up Short Against Concordia-St. PaulThe UCCS Women’s Softball team completed the Friday doubleheader by playing Concordia-St. Paul in their second game of the RMAC/NSIC Crossover Tournament hosted by Colorado State University – Pueblo.
November 22, 2012Mountain Lions Announce Two New Additions to the UCCS Softball TeamThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs announces the signing of two new pitchers to the Mountain Lion softball team that will join the squad in the Fall of 2013. Stephanie Chitkowski and Nikki Hoffman not only are accomplished softball players, they both excel in the classroom in addition to having wonderful family support. UCCS softball is extremely excited to welcome these two outstanding student-athletes to our program.
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