2011-12 Softball News

July 10, 2012
Eleven of SCU Softball’s 19 Student-Athletes Honored for Academic Achievement
Graduating senior Kristin Welsh became a four-time PCSC Honor Roll award winner as the league announced its list of 2012 academic award winners on Tuesday,

June 25, 2012
Congrats to All Bronco Student-Athletes Who Graduated This Past Weekend! (CHECK OUT ALL THEIR GRADUATION PHOTOS!)
Congratulations to all Santa Clara University graduates this past weekend!

June 25, 2012
Leaving a Legacy
Knight’s career and the legacy her teammates have left behind is a testament to their resolve.

June 8, 2012
SCU’s Jaymi Bautista-Geiger Preps for National Team Play at Canadian Open
Santa Clara University’s Jaymi Bautista-Geiger will represent Peru in the upcoming 2012 Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship.

May 11, 2012
Santa Clara Softball Has Three Players Garner All-PCSC Honors
Senior Briana Knight, sophomore Stephanie Fisher and junior Alyssa Jepsen all drew praise from the league’s coaches.

May 2, 2012
No. 19 Stanford Tops Santa Clara; Broncos Conclude 2012 Season
The Santa Clara University softball team finished the 2012 season with a road game at No. 19 Stanford Tuesday night.

May 1, 2012
SCU Takes On No. 19 Stanford Tonight in Season Finale
The Santa Clara University softball team wraps up its 2012 season tonight, facing No. 19 Stanford in Palo Alto at 6 p.m.

April 29, 2012
SCU's Briana Knight Enjoys Seven-RBI Game On Senior Day
SCU celebrated the careers of seniors Briana Knight and Kristin Welsh Sunday with a 10-5 victory in Game One of its regular-season home finale, splitting a doubleheader with CSU Bakersfield.

April 28, 2012
Senior Kristin Welsh Provides Go-Ahead RBI in PCSC Victory Saturday
SCU softball got ‘Senior Weekend’ off to a good start. The Broncos used a go-ahead RBI single from senior Kristin Welsh and solid pitching from sophomore Jessica Turner to beat visiting CSU Bakersfield 8-5.

April 24, 2012
Senior Weekend for Bronco Softball, Join Us for the Post-Game BBQ Sunday
Santa Clara University and the Bronco softball program will be honoring a pair of outstanding student-athletes and four-year letterwinners this weekend.

April 23, 2012
Future Looks Promising for Briana Rios and Bronco Softball
For Briana Rios and the Santa Clara University softball team, adversity is no stranger. The Broncos found their selves in many precarious spots this season, and often times they called on Rios to come in and shut the door.

April 23, 2012
SCU Softball, Head Coach Lisa Mize Announce Signing of Arizona Standout Ciara Gonzales
Santa Clara University and head softball coach Lisa Mize have received a signed National Letter of Intent from Ciara Gonzales (Chandler, Ariz./Mountain Pointe High School).

April 22, 2012
St. Mary’s Takes PCSC Series from Santa Clara Softball
Santa Clara University’s softball team was terrific in the opening stages of Sunday’s Pacific Coast Softball Conference (PCSC) doubleheader against visiting St. Mary’s.

April 21, 2012
Kelly Scribner’s Late-Inning Homer Lifts Broncos in Split with Gaels
Kelly Scribner hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning to power Santa Clara University’s softball team to a 3-2 victory over league rival St. Mary’s.

April 20, 2012
SCU Softball Ready for Back-to-Back Home Series
John Nash checks in with Santa Clara University's softball program and speaks with Alyssa Jepsen, Jamie Wallis and head coach Lisa Mize.

April 18, 2012
SCU Softball Drops 10-2 Decision to Nation’s No. 1, Cal
The unanimous pick atop the national polls, No. 1 Cal, handed Santa Clara a 10-2 defeat Wednesday afternoon in Berkeley.

April 15, 2012
Santa Clara Softball Drops Another Extra-Inning Game to USD; Suffer Series Sweep
Similar to Saturday's doubleheader, San Diego was able to rally back and claim a 10-inning affair against visiting Santa Clara in Game Two, allowing the Toreros to post a four-game series sweep.

April 14, 2012
League-Leading USD Rallies to Steal Doubleheader from Santa Clara
Homestanding San Diego scored two runs in the bottom of the tenth inning to comeback and defeat visiting Santa Clara 3-2 in Pacific Coast Softball Conference (PCSC) action Saturday.

April 12, 2012
Carissa Theis Hurls Two-Hit Shutout and Santa Clara Homers Six Times in DH at Pacific
San Jose native and Leigh High School product Carissa Theis pitched a two-hit shutout to lead Santa Clara University's softball team to a 4-0 victory over the University of the Pacific Wednesday night

April 10, 2012
Six Road Games Will Test Santa Clara Softball This Week
Santa Clara University's softball team goes back to work this week, preparing for six road games, first a doubleheader at Pacific followed by a weekend PCSC series at USD.

April 10, 2012
Immediate Impact: SCU Softball Freshman Catcher Breezy Bernard
Freshman Breezy Bernard has made an immediate impact for the Santa Clara University women’s softball team, starting at catcher in her first collegiate season. The Temecula, Calif. native recently took some time to do a Q/A for SantaClaraBroncos.com.

April 7, 2012
SCU Softball Drops Close Games to Sacramento State
The Broncos softball team dropped two more tight games to Pacific Coast Softball Conference (PCSC) rival Sacramento State on Saturday.

April 6, 2012
Pitching Dominates Friday's Doubleheader in Sacramento
Santa Clara University's softball team was held to one run during Friday's series-opening doubleheader with Sacramento State. The two PCSC teams will continue the series on Saturday.

April 4, 2012
SCU Softball Aims For Conference Wins in Sacramento Friday and Saturday
Santa Clara University's softball team looks to build on a pair of recent conference wins when they continue PCSC play at Sacramento State Friday and Saturday.

April 3, 2012
Briana Knight Honored as PCSC Coastal Division Player of the Week
Bronco senior outfielder Briana Knight (Fairfield, Calif./Angelo Rodriguez HS) was named the Pacific Coast Softball Conference Coastal Division Player of the Week.

April 1, 2012
Briana Knight's Three-Run Homer Caps Improbable Comeback Win for SCU Softball
Briana Knight hit two homeruns during an improbable seven-run comeback victory, including a go-ahead three-run drive which gave Santa Clara a 9-7 victory over league-favorite LMU Sunday.

March 31, 2012
SCU Softball Stuns League-Favorite LMU in Conference Opener
Santa Clara scored five runs in the first inning and got an efficient complete-game pitching performance from true freshman Briana Rios to win its PCSC opener over LMU 6-2.

March 28, 2012
No. 13 Stanford Pulls Away from Santa Clara, 9-2
Alyssa Jepsen hit an RBI-double as part of a two-run third inning for Santa Clara, but homestanding and 13th-ranked Stanford responded with six runs in the third and fourth innings to go on and win 9-2.

March 27, 2012
SCU Softball Set to Battle No. 13 Stanford on Wednesday and PCSC Front Runner LMU This Weekend
The Broncos are gearing up for a big week, playing No. 13 Stanford Wednesday before opening up PCSC play against preseason league favorite LMU this weekend.

March 25, 2012
Santa Clara's Rally Falls Short against UC Riverside Sunday
Santa Clara University's softball team rallied from an early deficit but eventually fell to weekend host UC Riverside 7-4 Sunday.

March 24, 2012
Briana Knight Drives in Two, Breezy Bernard Doubles Twice as SCU Tops Brown 6-4
Senior Briana Knight got Santa Clara going with an RBI triple in the second inning and freshman Breezy Bernard hit two doubles as the Broncos defeated Brown 6-4 in softball action Saturday.

March 23, 2012
Santa Clara Edged by Brown and CSU at UCR Invitational
The Broncos dropped a tight 4-3 decision to Brown, then lost a 10-inning affair with Colorado State 3-2 at the UCR Tournament.

March 20, 2012
SCU Softball Preps for Southern California Trip, UCR Tournament
The Broncos head to Southern California to play four times at UC Riverside’s Tournament Friday through Sunday, March 23-25.

March 20, 2012
All-America Transfer Gives Us an Inside Look at SCU Softball: Alyssa Jepsen
It’s always an adjustment for transfers to be successful in their first year at a new university. But Alyssa Jepsen, last season an All-American shortstop and pitcher at the College of San Mateo, has immediately become SCU's leadoff hitter and everyday shortstop.

March 17, 2012
Iowa State Tops Santa Clara in Softball Saturday, 6-2
Kelly Scribner and Breezy Bernard hit RBI-doubles for Santa Clara, part of a two-run fourth inning, which put the Broncos in front, but it was Big 12 Conference member Iowa State rallying for a 6-2 victory Saturday.

March 16, 2012
Santa Clara-Iowa State Softball Will Play at 4 p.m. Saturday
Santa Clara will play Iowa State at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the 2012 Gael Classic in Moraga. Friday's opener and Sunday's games have been canceled.

March 14, 2012
SCU Softball Team Update; Iowa State and Cal Poly Next This Weekend
Four games this weekend await Santa Clara University's softball team in nearby Moraga, where the Broncos face Iowa State and Cal Poly.

March 11, 2012
Briana Knight’s Slam Lifts Santa Clara in Tournament Finale
Briana Knight hit a first-inning grand slam to power Santa Clara’s softball team to 5-2 victory over UC Santa Barbara.

March 10, 2012
Bronco Softball Edged by Gaels and Gauchos on Saturday
Carissa Theis kept visiting St. Mary’s off the scoreboard through five and the Broncos brought the go-ahead run to the plate in sixth, but the Gaels held on to win Saturday’s opener 2-0.

March 7, 2012
JMU Rallies, Claims Doubleheader Over Santa Clara
Santa Clara had a season-high 11 hits and led going into the sixth inning, but visiting James Madison rallied for a 9-5 victory in Game One of a midweek doubleheader. The Dukes were able to claim the sweep, with a 5-2 win in Game Two.

March 5, 2012
Broncos-Dukes to Play Doubleheader Wednesday Night; SCU Classic This Weekend
Santa Clara University’s softball team continues its busy stretch of local games by hosting James Madison University Wednesday night.

March 4, 2012
SCU Softball Wraps Up SJSU Super Series; Set to Host Doubleheader Wednesday
Jamie Wallis went 5 for 10 and Kelly Scribner drove in four runs over the weekend, but Santa Clara University softball was unable to come away with a victory at the SJSU Super Series.

March 3, 2012
Santa Clara Softball Just Misses Upset at San Jose State
Santa Clara University’s softball team dropped a 2-1 decision to local rival San Jose State Saturday on the first day of the ‘SJSU Super Series’ at Spartan Stadium.

March 1, 2012
Local Games Next for SCU Softball; Broncos to Play Nine Times in Nine Days
Santa Clara University’s softball team begins a stretch of playing nine games in eight days when they visit San Jose State’s Spartan Softball Stadium this weekend.

February 26, 2012
Carissa Theis Punches Out 13 as SCU Softball Wins Again
Carissa Theis struck out 13 and freshman Ashley Haney hit her second collegiate homerun to power Santa Clara University’s softball team past Seattle.

February 25, 2012
Team Effort, Freshmen Provide SCU Softball With Clutch Win
Freshman Ashley Haney came up with a two-RBI double in the eighth inning and classmate Briana Rios closed out Northern Colorado with three innings of one-hit softball.

February 24, 2012
Seattle Rallies Twice to Beat Santa Clara Softball In Extras
Santa Clara University’s softball team suffered a heartbreaking loss to Seattle University at the PCSC Crossover Tournament Friday morning.

February 23, 2012
Bronco Softball Excited About Their Weekend Games in Moraga
This weekend, the Broncos make the short trip to Moraga to play four games at the PCSC Crossover Tournament hosted by St. Mary's

February 21, 2012
UC Davis Escapes With 3-2 Victory, Spoiling SCU Softball’s Home-Opener
Breezy Bernard hit a game-tying double in the fourth and Stephanie Fisher rounded the bases with an inside the park homerun in the fifth, but Santa Clara (1-10) lost its home-opener to UC Davis 3-2 Tuesday.

February 21, 2012
Come Out to PAL Stadium For SCU Softball’s Home-Opener Today or Follow the Game Live Online
The Santa Clara University softball team is playing its home-opener today, Tuesday, February 21, at 4 p.m. against UC Davis.

February 19, 2012
Santa Clara Softball Wraps Up Play in Fresno; Bronco Home-Opener is Tuesday at 4 p.m.
The Santa Clara University softball team dropped a pair of games Sunday at the Fresno State Weekend Series. SCU will host UC Davis on Tuesday in the program's 2012 home-opener at PAL Stadium in San Jose.

February 18, 2012
SCU Softball Drops First Two at Fresno State’s ‘Weekend Series’
The Santa Clara University softball team dropped its first two games of the Fresno State Weekend Series at Bulldog Diamond on Saturday

February 17, 2012
Offense Has Been an Early-Season Spark for SCU Softball
The Santa Clara University softball team returns to the field Saturday and Sunday to compete at the Fresno State Weekend Series.

February 12, 2012
Santa Clara Drops Tough 5-4 Decision to Unbeaten UTEP
Santa Clara University’s softball team dropped its last game of the 2012 Hotel Encanto Invitational in the final moments, losing to UTEP 5-4.

February 11, 2012
Two Games Slip Away from Santa Clara Softball at Hotel Encanto Invitational
Junior College All-America transfer Alyssa Jepsen made her 2012 debut for Santa Clara and homered against tournament host New Mexico State.

February 10, 2012
Santa Clara Softball Tops Rival in Early-Season Tournament Play
The Santa Clara University softball team beat local rival St. Mary’s 12-10 today during tournament play at the 2012 Hotel Encanto Invitational hosted by New Mexico State.

February 9, 2012
Wallis Homers for Santa Clara in Season-Opening Setback to UTEP
UTEP spoiled the Broncos 2012 opener by scoring six times by the end of the second inning to win 11-3.

February 6, 2012
SCU Softball 'Opening Day' is Thursday, Feb. 9 in El Paso
The Broncos are preparing to face UTEP at 2 p.m. (PT) at the Miners’ Helen of Troy Field.

January 27, 2012
Stephanie Fisher and a Much-Improved SCU Softball Team Ready for 2012 Opener
As a freshman, Stephanie Fisher earned a spot in the starting lineup without delay, appearing No. 2 in the batting order from Opening Day

January 14, 2012
Bronco Softball Begins Spring Practice Today, Season-Opener is Feb. 9
Former Olympian and fourth-year head coach Lisa Mize has brought in an outstanding class of recruits for the new season.

December 15, 2011
Join Bronco Softball for the Annual Crab Feed on Friday, Feb. 3!
Santa Clara University athletics and the Bronco softball team invites you to a fun evening out with its players, coaches and friends of the program.

December 13, 2011
BYU to Join Pacific Coast Softball Conference, League Shifts to Seven Teams in 2013
BYU will play the 2012 season in the WAC before joining fellow WCC members Santa Clara, Loyola Marymount, San Diego and Saint Mary’s in the PCSC.

December 5, 2011
Senior Kristin Welsh Helps Lead SCU Softball Into 2012 Season
Kristin Welsh talks about the team’s fall results, the jam-packed spring schedule, and her favorite Bronco softball memory.

November 15, 2011
SCU Softball Signs Mitty's Chiara Biagini and Bishop Amat's Casandra Padilla
The Santa Clara softball program and Head Coach Lisa Mize received National Letters of Intent from two highly accomplished student-athletes.

November 11, 2011
SCU Softball Alumni Game Moved to Feb. 4, 2012
The Santa Clara University softball team’s annual Alumni Game has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at 12 noon.

November 3, 2011
SCU Broncos Announce 2012 Softball Schedule
The 2012 SCU softball schedule was announced and it includes seven non-conference tournaments and the always-challenging 20-game PCSC slate.

October 24, 2011
SCU Softball Raises and Donates $2,300 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The event has been an inspirational evening of healing and hope for local patients and families affected by blood cancer.

October 14, 2011
Fall Ball: Incoming Players Infuse New Energy Into Bronco Softball
October 4th marked the official start of Santa Clara University softball's fall season. The team welcomes eight new freshmen and two new transfers to it’s 2012 roster.

October 13, 2011
Team Up with Santa Clara Softball for Silicon Valley's Light the Night Walk on Sat., Oct. 22
Now entering its 13th year in the Silicon Valley, the Light The Night Walk has been an inspirational evening of healing and hope for local patients and families.

September 19, 2011
Bronco Softball Releases 2011 Fall Schedule, Practice Begins Oct. 4
The Santa Clara University softball team is gearing up for the new season and will officially begin fall practice on October 4.

July 20, 2011
Santa Clara Softball: Walk-On Tryout Announcement
The Santa Clara University softball team will host a meeting on Tuesday, September 20 at 3 p.m. for SCU students who plan to try-out for the 2011-12 team.

June 29, 2011
SCU Softball Lands 71 Percent of its Student-Athletes on Academic Honor Roll
The Santa Clara University softball program saw ten of its 14 eligible student-athletes post a cumulative GPA above 3.0.

June 1, 2011
Santa Clara Softball Adds Junior College All-American to Incoming Class of 2011-12
The Santa Clara University softball program and head coach Lisa Mize have received a National Letter of Intent from All-America shortstop Alyssa Jepsen.