DiCandilo Earns Second Straight Philly Inquirer All-Academic Nod June 11, 2014 Senior Jen DiCandilo was one of 11 softball players from the Philadelphia Metropolitan area to be recognized for academic and athletic excellence. [full story]
May 11, 2014 | Softball Fords close out banner season in NCAA regional final The Haverford softball team and starting pitcher Sara Tauriello pushed No. 12 Montclair to the brink in the NCAA regional final.
May 10, 2014 | Softball Fords shut out Farmingdale to advance to regional final Lauren Touey registered a career-high four RBIs to help Haverford advance to Sunday's championship round.
May 9, 2014 | Softball Softball surges past Wheaton for first NCAA tourney win in program history Haverford softball made history on Friday with a 6-2 win over Wheaton (Mass.) College.
May 7, 2014 | Softball NCAA Preview: Softball ready to make some noise in Montclair Regional The Fords will be looking to register the first NCAA tournament victory in program history this weekend.
May 7, 2014 | Softball Centennial champs earn five spots on all-conference softball squad Jen DiCandilo and Jill Schnall merited first-team all-conference honors while Elizabeth Newman, Sara Tauriello and Emily Winesett garnered second-team recognition.
May 5, 2014 | Softball Softball heads to Montclair for NCAA regional The Fords learned on Monday that Wheaton (Mass.) College will be their first opponent in the national tournament.
May 4, 2014 | Softball Centennial champs!!! Softball claims conference title with 6-2 victory over Mules Haverford went undefeated over the course of the double-elimination tournament to capture the second Centennial championship in program history.
May 3, 2014 | Softball Softball punches return ticket to Centennial final The second-seeded Fords took down third-seeded McDaniel and tournament host Muhlenberg to advance to the conference championship.
May 2, 2014 | Softball Softball eyes Centennial title The Fords look to claim the conference crown this weekend in Allentown, Pa.
April 27, 2014 | Softball Softball clinches #2 seed with sweep of Bullets Senior Elizabeth Newman finished 5-for-5 on the day to help Haverford extend its winning streak to six games.
April 24, 2014 | Softball Schnall makes history as Fords sweep Garnet Jill Schnall established new program records for home runs in a single season and a career on Thursday against rival Swarthmore.
April 21, 2014 | Softball Fords blank Eastern, 9-0 Sarah Brody delivered a two-run single in the sixth inning Monday afternoon against the Eagles.
April 21, 2014 | Softball Winesett named Centennial pitcher of the week Sophomore Emily Winesett shined in the circle for the Fords last week as she struck out 21 on her way to two wins.
April 19, 2014 | Softball Fords split with McDaniel Julie Garlick's single to left field in the 10th inning helped the Fords take down the Green Terror in the nightcap of the Centennial doubleheader.
April 17, 2014 | Softball Fords take two from Ursinus Sophomore Emily Winesett struck out seven in the nightcap to help Haverford sweep the visiting Bears on Thursday.
April 12, 2014 | Softball Softball celebrates Senior Day with sweep of F&M Jill Schnall added 2 more home runs to her team-leading total of 6 to help Haverford take two from the Diplomats
April 10, 2014 | Softball Fords edged by Widener Haverford's late rally came up just short in Game 1 of a non-conference doubleheader with the host Pride on Thursday.
April 7, 2014 | Softball Schnall earns Centennial honor for standout week at the plate Junior Jill Schnall was named the conference softball co-player of the week on Monday afternoon.
April 6, 2014 | Softball Fords sweep past Dickinson Senior Jen DiCandilo tied the program record for career home runs in Game 1 of the Centennial doubleheader.
April 3, 2014 | Softball Schnall's blasts not enough for Haverford against Washington Junior Jill Schnall sent two balls over the left-field fence but the Fords came up short in a rematch of last year's Centennial softball final.
April 1, 2014 | Softball Fords split with Muhlenberg Senior Jen DiCandilo went 5-for-7 over the course of the Centennial doubleheader with the host Mules on Tuesday.
March 27, 2014 | Softball Softball's winning streak comes to an end at Rowan The Fords looked to continue their best start in program history against the Profs on Thursday.
March 24, 2014 | Softball Newman named Centennial softball player of the week Senior Elizabeth Newman's hot bat has helped the Fords get off to their best start in program history.
March 22, 2014 | Softball Softball extends winning streak to 8 with sweep of Nittany Lions Sophomore Kristin Tatum hit the eighth home run of her career on Saturday afternoon against Penn State-Berks.
March 20, 2014 | Softball Softball opens home slate with sweep of Arcadia The Fords' lineup combined for 25 hits over the course of the afternoon including Julie Garlick's first career home run.
March 17, 2014 | General News Baseball, softball vs. Immaculata postponed Weather has played its hand, forcing both teams to postpone Tuesday's scheduled games.
March 14, 2014 | Softball Haverford duo combines to throw no-hitter against Juniata Sara Tauriello held the Eagles hitless over four innings and Emily Winesett finished off the five-inning 8-0 victory.
March 13, 2014 | Softball Softball picks up 2 more wins in Florida The Fords rallied past Mount Ida and Millikin on Thursday to move to 5-1 on the season.
March 11, 2014 | Softball Softball earns split on the day with win over Wheaton The Fords scored one run in the 4th and another in the 5th on their way to a 2-1 win over the Thunder.
March 10, 2014 | Softball Softball starts season with 2 wins in Florida The Fords took down Salve Regina, 6-3, and then finished off the undefeated day with a 7-3 win over Simmons.
March 7, 2014 | Softball Season Preview: Softball eyes a return trip to the Centennial tournament After advancing to the conference championship game last season, the Fords have their sights set on a title in 2014.
February 25, 2014 | Softball Softball picked to finish 3rd in Centennial preseason poll The Fords tied the program record for wins in a season in 2013 on the way to advancing to the conference championship game.
February 6, 2014 | Softball Softball releases 2014 schedule The Fords open the season at Rowan University on March 4.
November 25, 2013 | Softball Five Fords designated as NFCA scholar-athletes Jen DiCandilo, Dayle Comerford, Lauren Touey, Miwa Wenzel and Emily Winesett were recognized for academic excellence by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
November 19, 2013 | General News Haverford student-athletes volunteer at Special Olympics Fall Festival Approximately 200 student-athletes from 13 varsity teams participated in the volunteer effort at Villanova earlier this month.
October 6, 2013 | Softball Softball hosts alumnae game Several former players returned to campus to play in the annual alumnae game at Class of '95 Field on Saturday afternoon.
July 20, 2013 | Softball Season review: Memorable campaign for softball The Fords advanced to the Centennial Conference championship game while tying the program record for wins in a season.
July 18, 2013 | Softball Newman and DiCandilo honored by Jewish Sports Review Rising seniors Elizabeth Newman and Jen DiCandilo earned more accolades for their standout junior campaigns.
June 12, 2013 | Softball DiCandilo named to academic all-area squad Jen DiCandilo's academic and athletic achievements earned the junior a spot on the Philly Inquirer academic all-area team.
May 15, 2013 | General News Fords put 80 spring athletes on Centennial's honor roll Men's and women's outdoor track combined for more than half of the spring athletes named to the conference honor roll.
May 8, 2013 | Softball Haverford well represented on All-Centennial softball squad Three Fords earned recognition for their impressive play on the diamond while Jen Ward was named conference coach of the year.
May 5, 2013 | Softball Softball's magical ride comes to an end in the Centennial final The Fords came close to becoming the first team in Centennial history to win three games on the second day of tournament action.
May 4, 2013 | Softball Softball advances to day 2 of Centennial tournament The Fords outlasted McDaniel, 3-2, in eight innings in Game 1 before falling to Washington College, 4-2, in the final game of the day.
May 3, 2013 | Softball Softball relishing chance to compete for Centennial title The third-seeded Fords are aiming to make some noise in the conference playoffs at Muhlenberg this weekend.
April 27, 2013 | Softball Sweep of Gettysburg lands Fords 3rd seed in Centennial playoffs Haverford clinched a spot in the conference tournament with a 6-1 win in Game 1 on the strength of three home runs.
April 23, 2013 | Softball Bats come alive in 14th inning to lift Fords over Ursinus Haverford struck for five runs in the 14th frame to register a victory over the Bears in the conclusion of a game halted by darkness last week.
April 20, 2013 | Softball Softball sweeps Swarthmore, 10-0 and 3-2 The Haverford College softball team picked up two Centennial Conference wins on Saturday afternoon on the road, taking a 10-0 five inning victory, followed by a 3-2 win over the Swarthmore College Garnet...
April 16, 2013 | Softball Softball battles Ursinus The Fords and Bears needed extra innings for both games of a Centennial Conference doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon.
April 13, 2013 | Softball Softball earns split with Diplomats Elizabeth Newman's two-out single to left field in the sixth drove home the eventual winning run as visiting Haverford rallied past F&M, 5-4, in Game 2.
April 9, 2013 | Softball Fords sweep Widener Haverford registered 21 hits Tuesday afternoon in a sweep of a non-conference doubleheader against the visting Pride.
April 7, 2013 | Softball Late runs, twice, allow McDaniel to escape with doubleheader sweep The Fords suffered heart break Sunday losing twice in the Green Terror's last at-bats.
April 4, 2013 | Softball Softball pounds out 9-1 win in 2nd game to earn split with Griffins The Fords were 6-for-13 with runners in scoring position during their Game 2 rout of host Gwynedd-Mercy.
April 2, 2013 | Softball Long ball helps Fords earn split with Muhlenberg Jen DiCandilo hit a two-run home run as part of a 3-for-3 performance in Game 2 to help Haverford split with the Mules.
April 1, 2013 | Softball Tauriello's perfect week merits Centennial honor Freshman Sara Tauriello allowed just six hits and struck out 12 while earning two conference victories for the Fords.
March 30, 2013 | Softball Fords sweep Dickinson Sara Tauriello, Emily Winesett and Claire Fitzgerald combined to limit the Red Devils to just five hits on the day as Haverford swept the doubleheader.
March 28, 2013 | Softball Haverford earns split against Shorewomen Elizabeth Newman registered three hits and scored two runs to help the Fords rally past Washington, 10-7, in the second game of the day.
March 25, 2013 | Softball Tatum earns Centennial recognition for power-packed performance at plate The conference honored Kristin Tatum as the player of the week for her two grand slams in a 12-1 victory against Eastern last Thursday.
March 21, 2013 | Softball Tatum's two grand slams propel Fords past Eastern, 12-1 Freshman Kristin Tatum nailed two grand slams to help Haverford salvage a split against the visiting Eagles.
March 20, 2013 | Softball Softball ranked 22nd by NFCA The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has taken notice of the Fords' impressive start to the season.
March 15, 2013 | Softball Fords rally past TCNJ, 6-5 Haverford scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh to earn the impressive come-from-behind victory against the Lions, NCAA tournament participant in 2012.
March 13, 2013 | Softball Red-hot bats carry Fords past Westfield Haverford banged out 15 hits on its way to a 15-3 victory over the Owls.
March 12, 2013 | Softball Softball scores program-record 22 runs in win over Franciscan The Fords exploded for 19 runs in the first three innings on their way to the dominating non-conference victory.
March 11, 2013 | Softball Tauriello named Centennial co-pitcher of the week for record-breaking performance Freshman Sara Tauriello earned conference recognition for her record-breaking 15-strikeout performance against Brandeis University on Sunday.
March 10, 2013 | Softball Fords continue hot start with perfect day in Florida Haverford opened spring break action in Florida with wins over Denison and Brandeis.
March 5, 2013 | Softball Haverford upsets #16 Rowan Freshman Kristin Tatum put the game out of reach with a grand slam in the fifth inning.
March 2, 2013 | Softball Fords open season with sweep of Nittany Lions Emily Winesett and Claire Fitzgerald combined on a five-inning no-hitter in Game 1 to key a successful opening day at Class of '95 Field.
March 1, 2013 | Softball Softball eyes playoff spot in 2013 The Fords will pair a veteran ensemble of accomplished players with an infusion of new talent this season.
February 4, 2013 | Softball Softball announces 2013 schedule The Fords open the season at Penn State-Abington on March 2.
January 31, 2013 | Softball Softball team's inaugural clinic helps strike out cancer The Fords raised $975 for the American Cancer Society through the team's first instructional clinic.
December 20, 2012 | Softball Fords to host softball clinic for charity Proceeds from the Haverford softball team's instructional clinic on January 27 will benefit those living with cancer and their families.
October 11, 2012 | Softball Softball hosts alumnae game 15 former players returned to Class of '95 Field Saturday to participate in the annual alumnae game.
July 31, 2012 | Softball Softball's Newman tabbed for Jewish All-American team The junior-to-be led the Fords in several offensive categories over the 2012 schedule.
May 24, 2012 | General News Centennial announces spring sportsmanship team Seven Fords were named to the league's spring sportsmanship team.
May 8, 2012 | Softball DiCandilo and Newman named all-conference The sophomore duo capped a strong season with recognition from the Centennial coaches.
April 28, 2012 | Softball Fitzgerald and Sapienza help Fords earn split with Bullets Claire Fitzgerald scattered seven hits and Gabrielle Sapienza nailed her first home run of the season to help Haverford to a 1-0 victory in Game 1 of the Centennial doubleheader.
April 24, 2012 | Softball Fords split with Arcadia Haverford took down the Knights 5-1 in Game 2 to earn a split of the non-conference doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon.
April 21, 2012 | Softball Newman has five-hit day but Fords drop pair to Swarthmore Elizabeth Newman went 5-6 on the day but Haverford fell to the Garnet.
April 19, 2012 | Softball Fords fall to Ursinus Claire Fitzgerald threw six impressive innings in Game 1 and Laura Iwanyk homered in Game 2, but Haverford dropped a pair to the Bears.
April 16, 2012 | Softball DiCandilo named conference co-player of the week Haverford sophomore Jen DiCandilo was recognized by the Centennial Conference for a torrid week at the plate.
April 14, 2012 | Softball Iwanyk leads Fords to extra-inning win over F&M Laura Iwanyk drove Lauren Touey home in the bottom of the ninth to help Haverford to a 2-1 win over the Diplomats.
April 12, 2012 | Softball DiCandilo leads Fords to sweep of PSU-Abington Registering seven RBIs on the day, Jen DiCandilo helped Haverford take two from the Nittany Lions.
April 11, 2012 | General News A look back at the first perfect game in program history Brittany Stevenson tossed the first perfect game in program history.
April 10, 2012 | Softball Newman helps Haverford split with Widener Sophomore Elizabeth Newman tallied six hits on the day as the Fords earned a split with the Pride.
April 5, 2012 | Softball Perfect game by Stevenson completes sweep of Griffins Haverford sophomore Brittany Stevenson tossed the first perfect game in program history in a 10-0 Game 2 victory over Gwynedd-Mercy.
April 3, 2012 | Softball Fords tie program record with 20 hits in loss to Mules Elizabeth Newman and Jill Schnall each went 4-for-5 in Game 2 but Haverford fell, 17-13, at Muhlenberg.
April 1, 2012 | Softball Haverford drops pair to McDaniel The Fords took the lead in Game 2 but could not hold off the Green Terror.
March 31, 2012 | Softball Middle of order helps Fords split with visiting Red Devils Jen DiCandilo, Dayle Comerford, and Laura Iwanyk went a combined 8-for-11 in Game 2 to help Haverford earn a split against Dickinson.
March 27, 2012 | Softball Haverford opens Centennial play against Washington Freshman Lauren Touey went 4-for-4 in the second game of the day but the Fords could not cool off the Shorewomen.
March 22, 2012 | Softball Fords set back by #11 Rowan Haverford's bats were silenced by the highly-ranked Profs throughout a Thursday afternoon doubleheader.
March 20, 2012 | Softball Fitzgerald ties strikeout record as Fords sweep Cavaliers Tying the single-game record for strikeouts with 10, Claire Fitzgerald allowed just two hits to secure a 2-0 day for Haverford
March 15, 2012 | Softball Fords' win streak halted by Eastern Haverford suffered its first loss of the season as it dropped a tight 5-4 contest to the Eagles.
March 12, 2012 | Softball Fitzgerald named Centennial pitcher of the week Highlighted by her first collegiate no-hitter, Claire Fitzgerald went 3-0 to open the season.
March 7, 2012 | Softball Fords' win streak hits six Still without a loss in 2012, Haverford is off to the best start in program history.
March 6, 2012 | Softball Fitzgerald's no-hitter carries Fords to fourth straight Haverford went 2-0 on Tuesday to remain unbeaten.
March 4, 2012 | Softball Fords start season with hot bats Haverford banged out 11 hits en route to a 10-1 victory over Rockford College to open the season and took down Bethany Lutheran, 8-2, later in the day.
March 3, 2012 | Softball Season Preview: Softball eyes a playoff spot A handful of new faces looks to join forces with an already potent line-up to lead the Fords back to the playoffs.
February 23, 2012 | Softball Centennial preseason softball poll announced The Fords look to surprise the rest of the league in 2012.
October 27, 2011 | General News Softball's DiCandilo honored with MacIntosh Award Sophomore Jen DiCandilo was presented the award at a banquet in her honor Thursday evening.
May 19, 2011 | General News Eight named to the All-Centennial Conference Spring Sportsmanship Team Scott Chanelli, Mike Galetta, Will Garrett, Harper Hubbeling, Molly Jordan, Zach Needell, Elizabeth Newman and Katie Wettick represent Haverford on the team.
May 2, 2011 | Softball Smith and DiCandilo named to All-Centennial Conference team Fords left side of the infield garners All-Centennial Conference second team honors
April 27, 2011 | Softball Softball closes out season with split against Arcadia University Fords make early lead stand up as they take game one from the visiting Knights.
April 26, 2011 | Softball Fords end conference slate with split at Swarthmore Softball draws a program-record 15 walks as it hangs on to win the nightcap.
April 21, 2011 | Softball Softball drops a pair of conference games to visiting Ursinus Fords hang tough in opener, but lose twice to the Bears
April 17, 2011 | Softball Softball falls twice to Franklin & Marshall, 4-2 and 7-3 Fords offense records 14 hits in the two games, but it wasn't enough against the Diplomats.
April 14, 2011 | Softball Softball salvages split with Widener after offensive outburst in nightcap Fords pound out 13 hits to win the nightcap, 8-0, and earn a split against the Pride.
April 7, 2011 | Softball Softball drops non-league outing to College of New Jersey Elizabeth Newman scored the Fords' lone run in the loss to the Lions.
April 6, 2011 | Softball DiCandilo helps softball earn doubleheader split with Muhlenberg Jen DiCandilo's two-out single in the fifth brought home the eventual game-winning run as the Fords win the night-cap, 3-2.
April 2, 2011 | Softball Softball falls in a pair of pitcher's duels to host Dickinson, 3-0 and 1-0 The Fords battled the Red Devils in a pair of close games, but fall in both ends of the doubleheader.
March 30, 2011 | Softball Newman picks up pair of hits and stolen bases but Fords fall to Profs Elizabeth Newman provided much of the offense Wednesday against visiting Rowan but the Fords dropped a non-conference match-up to the Profs.
March 29, 2011 | Softball Late-inning rally falls short in softball loss to visiting Washington The Fords nearly turned the tables on the Shorewomen scoring six runs in the final inning before falling just short in the second of two losses.
March 26, 2011 | Softball DiCandilo, Karmel lead softball to win, but McDaniel wins nightcap Jen DiCandilo gave starting pitcher Lisa Karmel an early lead to work with as the Fords took game one of a doubleheader split with the visiting Green Terror.
March 22, 2011 | Softball Ospreys take two from Fords in non-conference softball action The Fords hung with Richard Stockton except for a couple of big innings.
March 20, 2011 | Softball Softball takes one of two on the road against Bullets in conference opener Contrasting games off offensive numbers saw the Fords pound out 12 hits producing 12 runs in Sunday's opener, but those same bats were held silent in a Game 2 shutout.
March 17, 2011 | Softball Softball narrowly falls to Eastern in Main Line match-ups Laura Iwanyk rapped out four hits on the day but the Fords lost in extra-innings in Game 1 and by two runs in the nightcap.
March 9, 2011 | Softball Softball splits with Midwest teams in second-to-last day in Arizona After a narrow loss to Division II Rockhurst, the Fords bounce back to rout Waldorf in the day's closer.
March 7, 2011 | Softball Softball takes two; Fitzgerald picks up first win on first try The Fords won two games Monday night on the season's second day of action in Arizona.
March 6, 2011 | Softball Smith notches three hits on opening day but softball falls twice Candice Smith accumulated three hits and scored once but the Fords dropped a pair of games on opening day in Arizona.
March 5, 2011 | Softball Spring break preview: Softball 2011 The Fords have a slate of eight games scheduled for their spring break trip to Tucson, Ariz.
May 14, 2010 | General News Seventy-six Fords named to conference's spring academic honor roll Thirteen of the 76 were all-conference performers on the fields and courts.
April 29, 2010 | Softball Trio of Fords earn All-Centennial softball honors The league released its all-conference teams Thursday and three Fords picked up Centennial honors.
April 29, 2010 | Softball Softball closes out season with sweep of Arcadia The Fords pounded out 16 runs in a season-ending sweep of the Knights.
April 24, 2010 | Softball Fords and Garnet split conference finale twin bill Haverford softball took the opener from visiting Swarthmore but the Garnet came back loudly in the nightcap.
April 22, 2010 | Softball Bears take two from Fords softball The Fords took on the league leaders from Ursinus Thursday afternoon with hopes of pulling off an upset to keep pace for one of the remaining spots in the conference tournament.
April 20, 2010 | Softball Softball drops pair to Shorewomen The Fords got two homeruns from Laura Iwanyk in their showdown at Washington.
April 15, 2010 | Softball Nightcap win earns Fords split at Widener Haverford's softball team used a big inning to do in the Pride in the second of two games Thursday, rallying for the split after falling to their hosts in the opener.
April 10, 2010 | Softball Fords boot Mules in nightcap to earn split Haverford's softball team rode a five-run fourth inning to victory in the second of two games at Muhlenberg after dropping the opener in heartbreaking fashion.
April 8, 2010 | Softball Searls leads Fords to upset of TCNJ in doubleheader softball split Cassandra Searls handled the pitching and added the game-winning hit in Haverford's Game 1 victory over The College of New Jersey.
April 6, 2010 | Softball Late rallies result in split between Fords and Diplomats Haverford's softball team staged a big rally late in Tuesday's opener then had the tables turned when Franklin & Marshall did the same in the nightcap.
April 5, 2010 | Softball Davis earns Centennial weekly softball honor Beth Davis picked up the Player of the Week honor for Centennial softball action.
April 3, 2010 | Softball Softball sweeps past McDaniel in doubleheader The Fords took Game 1, 3-2, and the nightcap, 13-0, in five innings.
April 1, 2010 | Softball Softball splits with visiting Red Devils Pitching dominated most of the day in Haverford's doubleheader split with visiting Dickinson College.
March 27, 2010 | Softball Karmel, Smith help Fords earn split with Gettysburg The Haverford softball team got a gem of a game from pitcher Lisa Karmel in a Game 2 victory that helped the Fords earn a split on the day against the Bullets.
March 25, 2010 | Softball Profs take two from softball Haverford, playing their second doubleheader in as many days, dropped a pair on the road to Rowan Thursday afternoon.
March 24, 2010 | Softball Softball splits with Eastern The Fords won Game 1, 10-1, in five innings. Eastern took Game 2 by a 5-1 count.
March 18, 2010 | Softball Softball sweeps Cabrini in Main Line duel The Fords picked up a pair of wins over Cabrini in the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
March 10, 2010 | Softball Close calls for softball in Florida The Fords ended up on both sides of a pair of close games Wednesday in Florida.
March 8, 2010 | Softball Day two split for Fords softball Just like Sunday's games in Florida, the Fords shut out their first opponent Monday but fell in their second game.
March 7, 2010 | Softball Softball splits on opening day The Fords won their season opener but dropped Sunday's second game to kick off their schedule in Florida.
March 6, 2010 | Softball Spring Sports Preview: Softball The Fords have restocked for another run at the Centennial Conference crown.
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Dayle Comerford '15 "Being 800 miles away from home, it was extremely important for me to find a support team, a family away from my family more or less, which I found in Haverford softball. My teammates are not only there for me on the field but off of it as well, and the care and concern of the coaching staff goes far beyond the diamond."