2021-22 Softball News
August 01, 2022
The Chapman University softball team was equally as impressive in the classroom as it was on the field in 2021-22. The Panthers ended the season ranked 26th in the NCAA Division III for GPA and had 21 student-athletes earn academic recognition.
July 18, 2022
Chapman University student-athletes set a new school record with 281 individuals earning SCIAC All-Academic recognition. The 281 individuals to earn the annual academic recognition are 22 more than year’s record-breaking number. The SCIAC annually recognizes student-athletes who have been at their institution for at least one academic year and finished the school year with a 3.4 cumulative GPA or better.
May 16, 2022
The dynamic freshmen duo of Jillian Kelly and Ilianna Serna have both been selected to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s All-Region X teams. Kelly was selected to the Second Team and Serna was on the Third Team.
May 14, 2022
Although softball dropped both legs of Saturday’s double header, the Panthers ended a fantastic season finishing 28-14 with a SCIAC championship and a NCAA Regional appearance against Texas Lutheran.
May 13, 2022
The Chapman University softball team fell 9-1 to No. 2 Texas Lutheran in the first game of the best-of-five NCAA Regional. Allie Tajii had two hits to lead the Panthers.
May 09, 2022
The Chapman University softball team is heading to Texas Lutheran for the regional round of the NCAA Division III Softball Championship. The Panthers won their first-ever SCIAC Tournament title to claim their bid into the national championship.
May 08, 2022
A monumental win in Chapman Softball history, as the Panthers take home their first SCIAC tournament championship after a 5-2 win over Redlands on Sunday, May 8 completed Chapman’s three-game tournament sweep.
May 07, 2022
Miranda Murphy delivered in the clutch for the second day in a row to send the Chapman University softball team into the championship game of the SCIAC Postseason Tournament with a 6-4 victory over Pomona-Pitzer. The Panthers advanced through the winner’s bracket with a an extra inning win – a day after walking off in the bottom of the seventh.
May 06, 2022
A week after taking two of three from La Verne to earn a spot and the No. 2 seed in the SCIAC Tournament, the Panthers and Leopards will face off again in the opening round of the conference playoff. Redlands earned the top seed and will host every game of the double elimination tournament.
May 06, 2022
After being down 7-5 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning on Friday, May 6, the two seeded Chapman Panthers came from behind to defeat the third seed La Verne Leopards in the first round of the SCIAC tournament, 8-7, via a walk-off single from Miranda Murphy.
May 04, 2022
The SCIAC released its All-SCIAC First and Second Team honors on Wednesday, May 4. Four Panthers were named to the teams, along with Jillian Kelly being awarded SCIAC Pitcher of the Year and named to the First Team. Annika Briski, Ilianna Serna, and Samantha Kennedy were named Second-Team All SCIAC.
April 30, 2022
With a doubleheader split with La Verne, the Chapman University softball team clinched a spot in next week’s SCIAC Tournament. After falling 6-3 in the first game, the Panthers clinched the series and the No. 2 seed in the postseason tournament with 4-1 win in game two.
April 23, 2022
The Chapman softball team split a crucial double header on Saturday, Apr. 23 with a 6-4 loss in game one and 8-6 win in game two, all while Simi Lauwers collected the 100th strikeout of her career.
April 15, 2022
Jillian Kelly cruised and the Chapman University softball team opened up its series against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps with a 5-1 win on Friday. Kelly picked up her 11th win of the season and recorded her 100th strikeout of the season.
April 08, 2022
Softball lost a SCIAC matchup to the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens on Friday, Apr. 8, 11-1. The Sagehens didn’t get a hit until the fourth inning, but once they did they were on fire. Pomona-Pitzer scored four runs in the fourth, two in the fifth, two in the sixth, and three in the eighth en route to the victory.