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May 10, 2014 Lower seeds advance in ECAC Softball semis The #2 Judges were blanked by #3 Smith, 3-0, while top-seeded WPI fell to #4 Salve Regina, 7-5.
May 5, 2014 Softball qualifies for ECAC Tournament The Brandeis softball team returns to the playoffs for the eighth-straight season.
May 1, 2014 Liana Moss named UAA Softball Rookie of the Year Moss was the rookie of the year and a first-team all-conference selection. Amanda Genovese and Anya Kamber were also honored
April 30, 2014 Announcing the 2014 Brandeis Department of Athletics Award Winners On Wednesday, April 30, Director of Athletics Sheryl Sousa '90 handed out the department's annual end-of-season awards.
April 29, 2014 Softball wraps regular season with 6-3 win at Babson Anya Kamber went 3-3 as the Judges finished with a 21-17 record. They will await a possible ECAC bid on Monday.
April 27, 2014 Softball sweeps Emerson on Senior Day Melissa Nolan and Leah McWilliams were honored before the twinbill against the Lions. Nolan had a complete game win and a home run in the first game, while McWilliams walked and scored three times in game two.
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Jessica Johnson Jessica Johnson Head Coach 781-736-3643

Jessica Johnson is in her eighth year as head coach of the Brandeis University softball team. She was named the 2010 University Athletic Association Coach of the Year after bringing the Judges to their first-ever NCAA Tournament berth, where they finished third at the New England regional. In addition to their NCAA berth, Johnson has led the Judges to the ECAC Division III New England tournament six times, including the title and a school-record 38 wins in 2008. In her tenure, Johnson has coached two All-Americans (Kaitlin Streilein '08 and Amanda Genovese '15) and nine players who have earned 13 All-New England selections.

Johnson is a 1998 graduate of Wheaton College with a degree in English literature. As an outfielder and shortstop on the Wheaton softball teams, she was a four-year starter who earned All-American honors for the Lyons in 1995 and 1997. Johnson is among Wheaton’s career leaders in most offensive categories and is still their career leader in batting average and slugging percentage. She led the nation in home runs as a junior in 1997. Wheaton made two appearances in the NCAA Division III tournament in her tenure on the team, finishing third in the nation in her junior campaign.

Johnson was a four-time Academic All-Conference selection in the New England Women’s Eight. In addition to her B.A. from Wheaton, Johnson earned a master’s in counseling psychology from Lesley University in 2002.

Johnson came to Brandeis from Mount Ida College, where she was head coach during the 2005 and 2006 seasons. After serving as an assistant at Mount Ida in 2004, Johnson led the Mustangs to their two winningest seasons in program history. She also served as an assistant coach at Framingham State College in 2003.

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