2011-12 Softball News

June 20, 2012
Brown Athletics Does Not Renew Contract of Head Softball Coach Dee Dee Enabenter-Omidiji
Providence, R.I. – Brown Athletics announced today that the contract of head softball coach Dee Dee Enabenter-Omidiji would not be renewed. Enabenter-Omidiji’s contract expires June 30, 2012.

June 19, 2012
Spring Academic All-Ivy Announced
Providence, RI – The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for 2012 spring Academic All-Ivy, with 10 Brown student-athletes being recognized. The five females and five males were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.

May 17, 2012
Stephanie Thompson Named Ivy League Co-Player of the Year; Kate Strobel & Avery Silverstein earn All-Ivy honors
Providence, RI- Junior Stephanie Thompson (Chino, CA) was named the Ivy League Co-Player of the Year and earned first team All-Ivy honors after a vote by the league's coaches. Also, senior Kate Strobel (Denver, CO) received first team All-Ivy honors, and junior Avery Silverstein (Woodbridge, CT) earned Honorable Mention All-Ivy accolades.

May 4, 2012
Kate Strobel & Stephanie Thompson Named CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District
Providence, R.I. – Senior Kate Strobel (Denver, CO) and junior Stephanie Thompson (Chino, CA) earned CoSIDA/Capital One First Team Academic All-District honors. Selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America that recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom, Strobel and Thompson will now move onto the national ballot for Academic All-American consideration.

April 28, 2012
Brown Softball Drops Two to Yale to End Season
New Haven, CT – The Brown University softball team dropped its final two games of the season to Yale this afternoon at Dewitt Family Field. The Bulldogs posted an 8-1 victory over Bruno in game one, and then defeated the Bears 1-0 in game two. Brown ended the year with a 10-27 overall record and a 7-13 mark in Ivy League play.

April 27, 2012
Brown Softball Defeats Yale in Doubleheader
Providence, RI- In the final doubleheader at home of the 2012 season, the Brown University softball team earned two victories over the visiting Yale Bulldogs this afternoon at the Erickson Athletic Complex. Brown defeated the Bulldogs 10-1 in six innings in game one, and then followed it up with an 8-2 win in game two.

April 24, 2012
Bears Close Out Non-Conference Schedule with 5-3 Loss to Bryant
Smithfield, RI- The Brown University softball team (8-25, 5-11 Ivy) suffered a 5-3 loss to in-state rival Bryant (16-21) on a windy Tuesday afternoon at the Bryant Softball Complex at Conaty Park.

April 21, 2012
Harvard Secures Series Sweep over Brown
Cambridge, MA- The Brown University softball team (8-24, 5-11 Ivy) dropped two more games to Harvard (26-11, 15-1 Ivy) this afternoon at Soldiers Field. The Crimson defeated the Bears 5-0 in game one and then secured the series sweep by earning a 5-2 victory in game two. The Crimson clinched the North Division title with their victories this afternoon.

April 20, 2012
Bears Drop Twin Bill to Harvard
Cambridge, MA- The Brown University softball team (8-22, 5-9 Ivy) dropped two games to the Harvard University Crimson (25-11, 12-1 Ivy) on Friday afternoon at Soldiers Field. The Bears were defeated 2-1 in 10 innings, and lost the second 2-1 in seven.

April 18, 2012
Baseball & Softball’s Series with Harvard Moved to Friday-Saturday
Providence, RI- The projected rain in the forecast for this weekend has forced a shift in the schedule for the Brown University baseball and softball teams. Both squads, slated to play a pair of doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday, will now play those games on Friday, April 20th and on Saturday, April 21st.

April 15, 2012
Bears Walk-Off over Dartmouth
Providence, RI- The Brown University women’s softball team earned two victories over Dartmouth College this afternoon to improve to 8-20 overall and 5-7 in the Ivy League. Both games were decided in the final inning, with Brown having two consecutive walk-off hits to defeat the Big Green. The first game it was junior Alyssa Caplan’s (San Mateo, CA) double that lifted Brown to a 5-4 victory, and in game two it was junior Stephanie Thompson’s (Chino, CA)single to take a 4-3 win.

April 14, 2012
Bears Fall to Dartmouth in Doubleheader
Providence, RI- The Brown University softball team dropped two games to Dartmouth College (10-15, 3-7 Ivy) on Saturday afternoon at the Erickson Athletic Complex. The Bears fell 6-4 in game one and 11-3 in game two to drop to 6-20 and 3-7 in the league. The two teams will square off again tomorrow with the doubleheader beginning at 12:30 p.m.

April 11, 2012
Bears Suffer Doubleheader Sweep to Rhode Island
Kingston, RI- The Brown University softball team (6-18) dropped two games to in-state rival Rhode Island (16-19) on Wednesday afternoon at the URI Softball Complex. Brown was edged 2-1 in game one and then lost 10-1 in five innings in game two.

April 7, 2012
Caplan’s Homerun in 11th Inning Earns Brown a Split vs. Princeton
Providence, RI- With two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning, junior Alyssa Caplan hit a walk-off homerun to give the Bears a 2-1 victory and the split over the visiting Princeton Tigers this afternoon. Princeton topped the Bears 6-5 in the first game of the doubleheader. Brown improved to 6-16 overall and moved to 3-5 in the league as Princeton dropped to 9-20 and 5-3 in Ivy play.

April 6, 2012
Cornell Softball Takes Two from Brown
Providence, RI- The Brown University softball team dropped two games to Cornell University on Friday afternoon at the Erickson Athletic Complex. The Bears fell to the Big Red 11-9 in game one, and followed up with an 8-4 loss in game two.

April 6, 2012
Live Radio Broadcast Available for Softball Game vs. Cornell
Providence, RI- The Brown University softball team will host Cornell in a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 6, followed by a doubleheader vs. Princeton on Saturday, April 7. A live radio broadcast will be available for Friday's game against the Big Red.

April 3, 2012
Stephanie Thompson Earns Second Consecutive Ivy Player of the Week Honor
Providence, RI- Brown University junior shortstop Stephanie Thompson (Chino, CA) had an outstanding start in the Bears' opening Ivy League games this weekend to earn her second consecutive Ivy League Player of the Week honor.

April 1, 2012
Brown Softball Sweeps Columbia
New York, NY- The Brown University softball team (5-13, 2-2 Ivy) picked up its first two Ivy League wins of the year after defeating Columbia 8-0 in five innings and 6-5 in seven innings in the second game of the doubleheader this afternoon.

March 31, 2012
Brown Softball Game vs. Columbia Postponed
New York, NY- Due to inclement weather, the Brown University softball game scheduled for today vs. Columbia has been postponed until tomorrow. The doubleheader is now scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 1st.

March 30, 2012
Brown Softball Begins Ivy League Schedule at Penn, Columbia
Providence, RI- The Brown University softball team will begin its Ivy League schedule when it takes on the University of Pennsylvania Quakers (15-10) at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 30 followed by a 12:30 game at Columbia (6-15) on Saturday, March 31. Both games are doubleheaders.

March 30, 2012
Bears Fall to Penn in Ivy League Opener
Philadelphia, PA- The Brown University softball team opened its Ivy League schedule with two losses to the University of Pennsylvania on Friday afternoon. The Bears lost the first game of the doubleheader 7-4, and followed with a 5-4 nine-inning loss.

March 27, 2012
Stephanie Thompson Earns Ivy League Player of the Week
Providence, RI- Brown University junior Stephanie Thompson (Chino, CA) had an impressive week for the Brown softball team at the UC Riverside Tournament to earn Ivy League Player of the Week honors.

March 25, 2012
Colorado State Tops Brown, 4-3
Riverside, CA- The Brown University softball team finished the UC Riverside Tournament with a 4-3 loss to Colorado State on Sunday afternoon at Amy S. Harrison Field. Junior Stephanie Thompson led the Brown offense going 2-for-4 at the plate with one RBI and one run scored, while Trista Chavez went 2-for-2 with one RBI.

March 24, 2012
Bears Fall to Santa Clara, 6-4
Riverside, CA- The Brown University softball team (3-9) dropped a 6-4 decision to Santa Clara (5-22) on Saturday afternoon at Amy S. Harrison Field.

March 23, 2012
Bears Earn Split on First Day of UCR Tournament
Riverside, CA- The Brown University softball team (3-8) earned a split on the first day of the UCR Tournament. The Bears dropped their first game to Colorado State, (13-17) 1-0, but then picked up a 4-3 victory over Santa Clara (4-22) at Amy S. Harrison Field on Friday afternoon.

March 18, 2012
Bears Edge Mount St. Mary’s, 5-4; Fall to UMBC
Baltimore, MD- Freshman Kelsey Hom hit a walk-off three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Brown University softball team (2-7) to a 5-4 victory over Mount St. Mary's on Sunday afternoon. The Bears then went on to drop the final game of the UMBC Spring Classic to the host Retrievers, 7-1.

March 17, 2012
Robert Morris Takes Down Bears, 4-2, in UMBC Spring Classic
Baltimore, MD- The Robert Morris softball team defeated the Bears, 4-2, in the first game of the UMBC Spring Classic at the UMBC Softball Stadium in Baltimore, Md., on Saturday afternoon. The win improved Robert Morris to 9-11 on the year, while Brown dropped to 1-5.

March 17, 2012
Softball Falls to Coppin State, 4-0
Baltimore, MD- The Brown University softball team fell 4-0 to Coppin State in game two of the UMBC Spring Classic on Saturday afternoon.

March 4, 2012
Iowa State Defeats Brown in Final Day of UTEP Invitational
El Paso, Texas – The Brown University softball team finished the UTEP Invitational with a 17-3 loss to Iowa State at Helen of Troy Field on Sunday afternoon. The loss dropped the Bears to 1-4 on the year while Iowa State improved to 4-9.

March 3, 2012
Valparaiso & UTEP Victorious over Brown in Second Day of UTEP Invitational
El Paso, Texas- The Brown University softball team dropped a 10-2 game to Valparaiso and fell 25-7 to UTEP at Helen of Troy Field this afternoon in the second day of the UTEP Invitational.

March 2, 2012
Bears Defeat UTSA in First Game of UTEP Invitational
El Paso, TX - The Brown University softball team picked up its first win of the 2012 season with a 10-5 victory over UTSA (6-9) during the UTEP Invitational on Friday afternoon at Helen of Troy Field. Senior first baseman Kate Strobel (Denver, CO) led the Bears going 3-for-4 from the plate, including two RBI and two runs.

March 2, 2012
Softball Falls to UTEP, 10-2
El Paso, TX- The Brown University softball team fell 10-2 to host University of Texas El Paso in the second game of the UTEP Invitational on Friday evening at Helen of Troy Field. The Bears are now 1-1 on the young season as UTEP snapped an 11 game skid to improve to 5-11 on the year.

February 28, 2012
2012 Brown University Softball Season Outlook
The Brown Softball team will open up the 2012 campaign on the road at the UTEP Invitational this Friday in El Paso, Texas. The Bears will face University of Texas – San Antonio in the opener of the tournament at 10am, then will face off against host UTEP in an afternoon game at 4:30pm. On Saturday the Bears will challenge Valparaiso at 2:00pm, and for the second time in as many days will battle with host UTEP at 4:00pm. On Sunday, the team will finish tournament play with a 9:00am game against Iowa State.

December 28, 2011
Kay Lee Davis Blanchard Joins Brown Softball Staff
Providence, RI- Brown University softball coach Dee Dee Enabenter-Omidiji has announced the addition of Kay Lee Davis Blanchard to her softball staff.