Specker named Capital One Academic All-AmericanSenior Marianne Specker is Brandeis's 22nd Academic All-American and the sixth two-time honoree. She hit .401 with 41 RBI for the Judges and graduated with a 3.92 GPA as a psychology major with minors in women's and gender studies and politics.
Softball closes regular season with split at UMass BostonSenior Brittany Grimm reached base in all nine of her plate appearances and classmate Caroline Miller fanned nine in five innings to win game one, 10-4, but the Beacons rallied after getting down to their last strike to earn a split, 3-2, in the second game. Brandeis finishes its regular season at 23-16.
Softball splits at Worcester StateBrittany Grimm had a double and a homer and Caroline Miller tossed a 3-hitter as the Judges won the opener, 6-1, but they could not mount a comeback in the nightcap, which the Lancers took by a 4-2 score.
Softball falls to No. 9 Tufts, 10-5Every Brandeis starter but one had a hit, but the Judges were unable to climb out of an early 6-0 hole against the Jumbos. Senior Marianne Specker had a two-run double to give her 105 RBI for her career.
Softball settles for split at ClarkHost Clark scored the lone run in the bottom of the seventh inning of the opening game to spoil Caroline Miller's one-hit seven-K performance, but the Judges got revenge in game two on Lauren Porcaro's first-inning grand slam.
Porcaro, Miller each homer twice in softball split with Babson, 7-4 & 3-4Senior Lauren Porcaro had a pair of seventh-inning three-run home runs. One proved to be a game-winner in the 7-3 opener, while the other cut a four-run deficit to one, but it wasn't enough in a 4-3 loss. Classmate Caroline Miller went deep twice in the opener and earned her 10th win of the season
Specker reaches 100 RBI mark as softball splits with WheatonSenior 1B Marianne Specker had four more RBI today, giving her 101 for her career, as the Judges split with Wheaton College. Specker had two RBI in a four-run third in a 5-4 game one win, and two more to tie the game in the fifth of a 6-3 loss in the nightcap.
Miller, Specker claim UAA Athlete of the Week honors, April 9Seniors Caroline Miller (3-0, 0.00 ERA, 26Ks) and Marianne Specker (.421 BA, 14 RBI, 2B, 3B, 2 HR) led the Brandeis softball team to a 6-0 week last week and garnered University Athletic Association Pitcher and Batter of the Week honors for their efforts.
Softball rolls on with sweep of Endicott, 4-1 and 12-3Caroline Miller allowed just three hits over six inning with eight strikeouts in the opener, while classmate Brittany Grimm homered twice in game two, accounting for seven RBI as the Judges swept the Gulls to win their ninth-straight game.
Specker drives in 10 in softball sweep of LasellSenior 1B Marianne Specker drove in seven runs in game one and another three in game two, slugging a double, triple and grand slam as part of a 3-7 performance as the Judges defeated the Lasers, 20-1 and 8-3.
Brandeis softball stymies Wellesley to get back to .500Two Brandeis pitchers held Wellesley to seven hits over 14 innings today, allowing the Blue just four innings with hits to even their record at 8-8. Senior CF Lauren Porcaro was the hitting star, going 3-for-5 with three RBI, three runs, three stolen bases, a homer and a double in the two games.
Softball splits twinbill with WPICaroline Miller matched a career-high with 10 Ks in the opener, a 2-1 win for the Judges, while a rally from eight runs down fell just short in the night cap, as the Engineers prevailed, 13-12.
Judges win twice on Day 2 of UAA tournamentSenior Caroline Miller tossed a four-hitter in a 2-1 win over Rochester, while classmate Brittany Grimm homered as part of a 3-for-4 performance in a 7-5 victory over Case. Miller also earned her second-career save against the Spartans.
Softball drops season opener to No. 4 Emory, 8-0Senior Marianne Specker hit in her 14th-straight game dating back to 2011, but that was one of only two hits on the day for the Judges against the Eagles in the first game of the 2012 UAA tournament.
Announcing the 2012 Brandeis Athletic Hall of Fame ClassSix standout athletes whose careers spanned the first half-century of Brandeis’ sports history will be inducted into the 14th class of the Joseph Linsey Brandeis Athletic Hall of Fame during ceremonies on March 31 in the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center on campus, Director of Athletics Sheryl Sousa ’90 and Friends of Brandeis Athletics (FOBA) President Jim Leahy '85 announced.
Brandeis Softball announces Class of 2015Brandeis softball coach Jessica Johnson announced that four student-athletes will join the Judges’ program as freshmen for the 2012 season. The four players hail from three different states: Cori Coleman of Burr Ridge, Ill., Nikki Cote of Shelton, Conn., Amanda Genovese of North Haven, Conn., and Anya Kamber of Sammamish, Wash.