2022-23 Softball News

The 2023 Chapman softball team picture.
Softball earns academic awards from NFCA

August 02, 2023

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association recognized the Chapman University softball team and 17 of its student-athletes for academic achievement.

Chapman University logo and SCIAC logo
Every team over a 3.2, 270 recognized as SCIAC All-Academic

July 19, 2023

The SCIAC recognized 270 Chapman University student-athletes on its annual All-Academic list. Collectively, Panther student-athletes raised the bar for academic achievement as every team achieved a 3.2 team GPA or better.

Medical Eligibility virtual informational session.
Medical Eligibility Virtual Info Session #2

July 12, 2023

Questions about medical eligibility for 2023-24? Please join Director of Sports Medicine Pam Gibbons for virtual informational session on Wednesday, July 12 at 4pm.

Rose Malen delivers a pitch on the softball field.
Malen selected to NFCA All-Region team

May 19, 2023

Freshman Rose Malen has ended her first year with the Chapman University softball as an All-Region Third Team selection. Malen is the second freshman pitcher from Chapman in as many seasons to earn the award from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

Academic All-District Shield Logo
Six Panthers honored as Academic All-District

May 17, 2023

Six more Panthers, representing three teams, earned Academic All-District VIII honors from the College Sports Communicators. The softball team had three honorees along with two from men’s tennis and one from women’s tennis.

Simi Lauwers winds up to deliver a pitch on the softball field.
Softball forces winner-take-all but falls in extras of championship game

May 14, 2023

The Chapman University softball team forced a winner-take-all championship game with a 2-0 win but fell 2-1 in extras as Redlands reclaimed the SCIAC Postseason Tournament crown. Chapman made its third consecutive appearance in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament championship round.

Grace Fosselman celebrates after an RBI-double.
Softball eliminates CMS to stay alive in SCIAC Tournament

May 13, 2023

Four early runs propelled the Chapman University softball team to a 7-3 victory over the hosts, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, in the first elimination game of the SCIAC Tournament. Jillian Kelly picked up the win in the circle with four strong innings in relief.

Miranda Murphy celebrates after hitting the go-ahead single.
Seventh inning rally pushes softball into championship game

May 13, 2023

It’s on to the championship round of the SCIAC Tournament for the Chapman University softball team. The Panthers survived another Saturday elimination game with a 4-1 win over Pomona-Pitzer.

Ilianna Serna throws to first base.
Softball stumbles in SCIAC Tournament opener

May 12, 2023

The Chapman University softball team opened the SCIAC Postseason Tournament with a 10-4 loss to third-seeded Redlands on Friday. The Panthers take on the host, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, in an elimination game tomorrow at 10 a.m.

Morgan Lastinger stands on base.
Softball seeks second straight SCIAC championship

May 11, 2023

Softball gears up for another trip to the SCIAC tournament, traveling to Claremont for a first round matchup against the Redlands Bulldogs, a rematch of last year’s SCIAC championship game. First pitch is set for 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon.

The 2nd Annual Student-Athlete Awards are set for May 8. Here are the nominees.
2022-23 award-winners announced at Second Annual Student-Athlete Awards

May 10, 2023

Chapman Athletics and the Chapman Student-Athlete Advisory Committee hosted the Second Annual Student-Athlete Awards with 21 team and individual awards handed out to honor on and off field achievements.

The five softball All-SCIAC selections.
Softball lands program-best five All-SCIAC selections

May 09, 2023

A program-high five Panthers were selected to the All-SCIAC softball teams, which were announced by the conference on Tuesday. After finishing the SCIAC season tied atop the standings, three were selected to the First Team and two more earned Second Team selections.

Miranda Murphy hits the ball.
Murphy walks it off, Malen one over the minimum in senior day win

April 29, 2023

It was a Miranda Murphy single that sent Chapman fans home happy; a 2-1 win over the Whittier Poets on senior day capped off a successful Saturday at the yard for the Panthers.

Mo Lynch swings the bat.
Softball drops series to Athenas

April 22, 2023

The Panthers dropped both legs of Saturday, April 22’s doubleheader to the Claremont-M-S Athenas, losing the first game 7-4 then falling in game two 3-1.

Ilianna Serna hits the ball.
Serna tabbed SCIAC Hitter of the Week

April 18, 2023

Serna smacked her first career homer over the left field wall at El Camino and went 5-for-12 across the three game set. She went 3-for-3 in game two and collected one of the Panthers’ two hits in the first game of the series.

Ilianna Serna swings and hits a single.
Softball sweeps twinbill with pair of one-run wins

April 15, 2023

In a series of all one-run games, the Chapman University softball team came away with a doubleheader sweep to pad their lead in the SCIAC standings. The Panthers won 2-1 and 3-2 to take the series win over visiting Pomona-Pitzer, who entered the day tied with the Panthers atop the standings.