The Guilfordian

Softball seeks big goals in 2019 season

Softball seeks big goals in 2019 season

Andrew Walker, Sports and Web Editor

February 15, 2019

Guilford College softball is coming off its lowest win total since 2012. The team struggled last year after winning a school record 30 games in 2017. The team was 18-24 overall and struggled in Old Dominion Athletic Conference play with a 5-13 record. This year’s team is loaded with seniors and many...

Softball fighting for ODAC Tournament spot

Softball fighting for ODAC Tournament spot

Andrew Walker, Sports and Web Editor

April 20, 2018

After a strong start in the season, Guilford College softball has struggled in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference play. The team has a 16-16 overall record, but is 5-10 in conference play with three conference games left to go and five total games. “We should’ve won some games we didn’t,”...

Division III athletes put academics first

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-In-Chief

May 22, 2017

As a Division III school, athletes are not awarded athletic scholarships. Most are here on academic scholarships, showing off skills in the classroom as well as on the court, in the field or wherever they play their sport. For some, academics and athletics actually have a lot in common. “You...

Softball swinging strong going into conference

Softball swinging strong going into conference

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Sports Editor

March 10, 2017

Strong out of conference play from the Quakers’ softball team has helped them start the season off with a convincing 12-3 record. Their next goal: perfection. The team is always looking improve and minimize their mistakes. However, with the way they are playing now, head coach Dennis Shores is having...

Softball ready to take on the ODAC

Meghana Iragavarapu, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

Twenty-seven girls. One team. One family. On Feb. 20, the Guilford College softball team will kickoff their 2016 season with an all-too-familiar home game against Meredith College. “Last year, we split with (Meredith),” said senior pitcher Casey Snead. “We played doubleheaders each time. We lost ...

Softball team prepares for third annual Relay for Life

Sukyun Chung, Staff Writer

April 25, 2014

The young woman stood up and called for her family’s attention. The family listened intently, eager to see why she had called them together. “I have breast cancer,” said cancer survivor Michele Young. The mother started tearing up. Her older brother and younger sister rushed to comfort her....

The perfect game

The perfect game

Sukyun Chung, Staff Writer

April 18, 2014

The charter bus pulled up to Sweet Briar College. It was around noon on April 5. The players glanced outside in quiet anticipation of the upcoming game. “It was a beautiful afternoon, absolutely gorgeous,” said head softball coach Dennis Shores. “A great day for some softball.” Another...

Marty Wilcox steps to the plate for Team USA in Prague

Marty Wilcox steps to the plate for Team USA in Prague

Maile Munro, Staff Writer

March 28, 2014

“Marty’s bat is definitely a valuable asset to our softball team,“ said sophomore softball player Calli Pastor. “We can always depend on Marty to get that needed RBI.” At nine years old, junior softball player Marty Wilcox started training in her family’s homemade batting cage in their...

Spring sports preview: highlighting players, teams to watch for this semester

Spring sports preview: highlighting players, teams to watch for this semester

Kelli Uresti, Staff Writer

February 14, 2014

With fall and winter sports ending, our Guilford College spring sports teams have been training and preparing for the coming 2014 season. Here’s a look at what to expect:   Baseball Head baseball coach Nick Black ‘02 believes there is a different mindset on the team. “We have a...