February 21, 2009 at 3:13 am #54
Women’s Softball team picked right up from last year with a strong showing at the George Washington Tournament with solid wins over Howard and Gardner-Webb. Winningest program at the U over the past 15 years.March 5, 2009 at 1:21 am #140
Back to back shutouts yesterday down south with a PERFECT GAME by junior Curtis, and senior Sweeney follows with 13k shutout!April 5, 2009 at 2:44 pm #272
After a rough preseason, the Moutain Hawks look like they’re getting their mojo back, now 5-1 in the PLApril 6, 2009 at 5:35 pm #275
The freshman class has certainly proven themselves so far. I do have some concerns about Lisa Sweeney. She does not appear to be on top of her game in the pitching circle. Is there some minor injury playing out here?April 7, 2009 at 6:14 pm #276
They have come to rely on her an awful lot. She starts and usually completes the first game and often comes in in relief the second game. If I remember correctly, in last years tournament she pitched every game including the two championship games on the final day. The sports medicine people were working on her back and shoulder between the those two game.
I’ve heard that Troyan had been given some money by Sterrett to use as a partial scholarship for a pitcher but he couldn’t get who he wanted so he elected to turn it back in hopes of getting someone next season.April 13, 2009 at 3:31 am #281
Four straight over Lafayette this weekend. Two game lead over Colgate. Sweeney appears to be getting back in the groove which spells trouble for the rest of the league.May 11, 2009 at 1:30 pm #332
Read all about it………..
Three years ago, the Lady Hawks swept the then 13th ranked Aggies of Texas A&M in a pair of games decided by the identical score of 4-3. To say the team from College Station, Texas is looking for revenge this weekend is a bit of an understatement, as they take-on the Brown and White at 2:30pm, Friday in Round One Regional Play in Gainsville, Florida. The surprise factor is now gone; LU can no longer be viewed a Cinderella Team. You have to know the Aggie coaching staff and this year’s senior players, freshmen on the 2006 squad, have been seeing red – make that brown and white – for the past three years.
The Gainsville Regional also features the Nation’s #1 team, Florida. Wouldn’t it be fun – or should I say a thrill of a lifetime – for the girls to face them sometime during the weekend’s double-elim event. It could happen.
Make no mistake about it, Lehigh – despite it’s highly respectable 33-16-1 record (19 of those wins at home and only 6 on a neutral site) – is in over its head this weekend. The numbers below say it all.
Regional Participants / RPI / Record / Conference
Florida / 1 / 52-3 / SEC
Texas A&M / 32 / 31-19 / Big Twelve
Lehigh / 125 / 33-16-1 / Patriot
Florida A&M / 186 / 25-29 / Mideastern
That said, Lehigh can proudly boast of three Top 50 National Rankings. They are:
18th in Batting Average @ .311
44th in Fielding Percentage @ .968
48th in Runs/Game @ 4.9
Good luck, ladies. Enjoy yourself as you bring glory to our school and program.May 11, 2009 at 2:16 pm #333
Holy cow – talk about the "group of Death"!
Good luck Ladies! That Texas A&M/Lehigh game has to be considered "must see TV" for Lehigh fans!
Any chance – however slim – that the Friday 2:30 game will be on TV, maybe ESPNU?May 11, 2009 at 4:58 pm #335May 11, 2009 at 10:45 pm #336
Texas A&M head coach, Jo Evans, speaks out on the upcoming games this weekend in Gainsville…….
"This regional is a really good challenge for our program," A&M head coach Jo Evans said. "We’ve had great success against Florida the last two years, so we’ll use that to our advantage in terms of our confidence and understanding the kind of pitching we’re going to see. But first we have to get by Lehigh and they beat us twice in the regional in 2006. We have a lot of respect for their program. They are very well coached and we’re going to have to play very well to beat them."
After dropping two to Lehigh in the 2006 games, A&M bounced back to beat Florida in the ’07 Super Regionals to reach the Women’s College World Series (WCWS) games. In ’08, the Aggies put away Florida again leading to a national runner-up finish.May 13, 2009 at 1:45 pm #338
Aggie Stats, Stats and more Stats:
http://www.aggieathletics.com/sports/w- … mcume.html
Mountain Hawk Stats:
http://www.lehighsports.com/assets/spor … M#TEAM.MLB
Hit "Live Stats" and view LU/Texas A&M on Gametracker:
Go behind the scenes and check-out our second opponent, either the top-ranked Gators of Florida or the Rattlers of Florida AM:
http://www.famurattlersports.com/wsoftb … ?main&homeMay 15, 2009 at 4:00 pm #342
For those interesting in watching today game. it appears that CBS Sports is offering a "free watch" on your computer screen. To view the action try………
Once there, go to Event Guide, select Event Date, select May 15 and then scroll down to the Texas A&M / Lehigh offering. Game time is 3:30pm.
Good Luck, Ladies!May 17, 2009 at 3:52 pm #349
When Lehigh dropped their 5th in a row early on Sunday, March 22nd to Boston U., lowering their season record to 11-13, no one but no one (Coach Troyan, included) could have anticipated what was to follow 56 days later – today May 17th – a date with the nation’s #1 team, Florida. What’s on the line? Simply, a chance to advance to the next level of play – the Super Regionals – in the 2009 NCAA Division I World Series of Softball. To do so, the Lady Hawks will have to knock off the best team in the land win not once but twice this afternoon. on the home field of the Gators before 2,100 people. Likely to happen? No, but if you’re a sports junkie and a Lehigh alum there’s no better place to be than in Gaineville, Florida today or, thanks for what is a "free watch" on GatorVision, sitting before your computer screen to witness history. The Mountain Hawks – on the strength of the right arm of Lisa Sweeney (4 time PL Player of the Year) – and the never-say-die play of this young team (typical starting 9 include 3 freshmen and 3 sophomores) are having the time of their life and bringing glory to themselves and the University. With absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain, the Lady Hawks should be loose and ready to play.May 21, 2009 at 10:55 pm #355
65, I know you follow the softball team so maybe you can answer this. I spoke with Dave Bender during the tournament about the new softball facility currently under construction. He said it will be field turf and not grass. I realized later I didn’t ask if the infield will be dirt, field turf with dirt cutouts, or all field turf. I know the trend in baseball fields is all field turf but I’m not sure what the plan is here. What do you know?May 22, 2009 at 2:22 pm #356
I wish I had an answer for you. I understand the construction project to be in its early stages with mounds of earth first being leveled along the immediate (as you turn-in) left side of Goodman Avenue. I anticipate seeing a full dirt infield. Let me know if you hear differently. Any word on completion date? How about a "home and home" series with Texas A&M to open the new facility (ha!).
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