2015 Santa Clara Softball News

April 19, 2015
Four Run Second Lifts Softball at San Diego
Santa Clara softball beat San Diego by a final of 5-4 on Sunday. The Broncos are now 14-29 on the season and 4-5 in WCC play while the Toreros are now 28-18 and 7-2 in conference action.

April 18, 2015
Softball Swept at San Diego
Getting back to conference play, Santa Clara softball fell to San Diego by finals of 5-0 and 9-1 in five innings. The Broncos are now 13-29 on the season and 3-5 in WCC play while the Toreros are now 28-17 and 7-1 in conference action.

April 17, 2015
Ellie Fisher Is Just Getting Started
Ellie Fisher (EF) has utilized her freshman year to make strides as a player on the Santa Clara softball team. Her progress over the past four months is undeniable. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) is looking forward to watching Fisher continue to thrive throughout her career on the Mission campus.

April 15, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — April 14, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday bring you the latest in Santa Clara University Bronco sports. As we march on in April, Monday-Wednesday marks the first of the West Coast Conference spring championships.

April 14, 2015
Bronco Softball Drops Midweek Game at No. 15 Cal
In a midweek game, Santa Clara softball lost to No. 15 Cal by a final of 8-0 in five innings. The Broncos are now 13-27 on the season.

April 14, 2015
Softball Travels to Cal, San Diego
After taking two of three over the weekend, Santa Clara softball returns to the field for a midweek game at No. 15 Cal on Tues., April 14 at 3 p.m. before heading south for more WCC action. The Broncos will face San Diego Sat., April 18 at 12 and 2 p.m. and Sun., April 19 at 12 p.m. With two wins over Saint Mary’s last weekend Santa Clara is 13-26 overall this season and 3-3 in conference play.

April 13, 2015
Jordan Newell Talks about her Final Season with the Broncos
Coming towards the end of her final season with the Broncos, senior Jordan Newell (JN) continues to show her leadership on and off the field, both with her play and mentoring the underclassmen to become future leaders. Santa Clara Broncos (SCU) had a chance to talk with Newell as she looks forward to competing against old rivals and showing the WCC what Santa Clara softball is all about.

April 12, 2015
Broncos Lose Lead in Seventh, Rally to Win in Extras
On Sunday afternoon Santa Clara softball topped Saint Mary’s by a final of 5-4 in eight innings. The Broncos are now 13-26 on the season and 3-3 in WCC play while the Gaels are now 16-27 and 1-4 in conference play.

April 11, 2015
Bronco Softball Splits on Saturday at Saint Mary's Behind Gonzales' One-Hitter
Opening the first road conference weekend of the season, Santa Clara softball split with Saint Mary’s by finals of 3-0 and 8-3. The Broncos are now 12-26 on the season and 2-3 in WCC play while the Gaels are now 16-26 and 1-3 in conference play.

April 10, 2015
Broncos Travel to Rival Saint Mary's
Heading on the road for the first away conference games of the season, Santa Clara softball plays at Saint Mary’s on Sat., April 11 at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. and Sun., April 12 at 12 p.m. Last week the Broncos opened conference play with a walk-off win vs. LMU. Santa Clara is 11-25 on the season and 1-2 in WCC play.

April 7, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — April 7, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you caught up on Bronco sports from the first week of April.

April 3, 2015
Broncos Walk-Off in Game 1, Fall to LMU in Game 2
Santa Clara softball beat LMU by a final of 4-3 and fell 5-3 on Friday. The Broncos are now 11-25 overall and 1-2 in WCC play while the Lions are now 20-22 and 2-1 in conference action.

April 2, 2015
Softball Falls in Conference Opener to LMU
In the conference opener, Santa Clara softball lost to LMU by a final of 2-0. The Broncos are now 10-24 overall and 0-1 in WCC play while the Lions are now 19-21 and 1-0 in conference action.

April 1, 2015
Bronco Softball Opens WCC Play vs. LMU Thursday
Santa Clara softball starts West Coast Conference play this week with three home games vs. LMU. The Broncos and Lions will square off Thurs., April 2 at 4 p.m. and Fri., April 3 at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Last week Santa Clara dropped a doubleheader to UMKC to move to 10-23 on the season.

March 31, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 31, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday kick off their final quarter with EYEBRONCO by giving you the latest in Bronco Sports.

March 24, 2015
Softball Falls in Doubleheader to UMKC
Finishing a stretch of six games in five days, Santa Clara softball fell to UMKC by finals of 7-2 and 2-1. The Broncos are now 10-23 on the season.

March 23, 2015
Softball to Host UMKC Tuesday for Doubleheader
Coming off back-to-back big wins, Santa Clara softball hosts UMKC on Tues., March 24 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Last week Santa Clara dropped its first two games of the Santa Clara Marriott Round Robin but came back with a 6-0 win over Brown and a 10-0 win over Manhattan. The Broncos are now 10-21 on the season.

March 22, 2015
Bats Explode in James' First Collegiate Win
On the final day of the Santa Clara Marriott Round Robin, Santa Clara softball beat Manhattan by a final of 10-0 in five innings. The Broncos are now 10-21 on the season.

March 21, 2015
Gonzales' Gem Leads Broncos to Doubleheader Split
Santa Clara softball fell to UC Santa Barbara by a final of 3-1 and topped Brown 6-0 on Saturday. The Broncos are now 9-21 on the season.

March 20, 2015
Broncos Fall in Extras to Manhattan
Starting the final home tournament of the season, Santa Clara softball fell to Manhattan by a final of 2-0 in eight innings. The Broncos are now 8-20 on the season.

March 19, 2015
Broncos Set to Host Santa Clara Marriott Round Robin
Coming off a three-win weekend in San Diego, Santa Clara softball returns home for its final home tournament of the season with the 2015 Santa Clara Marriott Round Robin. The Broncos open the tournament Fri., March 20 at 5:30 p.m. vs. Manhattan. Santa Clara will also play Brown and UC Santa Barbara. For the full schedule, click here. Last week the Broncos went 3-2 at the San Diego Classic to move to 8-19 on the season.

March 17, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 17, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, student-athlete hosts Nici Gilday and Denzel Johnson get you caught up on the latest in Santa Clara athletics. Seven Bronco teams competed last week, so take a look as Gilday and Johnson spin you around the world of Bronco sports.

March 15, 2015
Softball Holds Off Late Rally by Utah Valley
On the final day of the San Diego Classic, Santa Clara softball topped Utah Valley by a final of 3-2. The Broncos are now 8-19 on the season.

March 14, 2015
Broncos Split Doubleheader in San Diego
On the first day of the San Diego Classic, Santa Clara softball topped Western Carolina by a final of 9-7 and fell to Utah State 8-1. The Broncos are now 6-18 on the season.

March 14, 2015
Softball Tops Harvard, Falls to San Diego State
Santa Clara softball beat Harvard by a final of 3-0 and lost to San Diego State 10-4 on Saturday. The Broncos are now 7-19 on the season.

March 12, 2015
Bronco Softball Heads to San Diego Classic
Getting set for another weekend on the road, Santa Clara softball heads to Southern California for the San Diego Classic in Santee, Calif. The Broncos will play games vs. Western Carolina, Utah State, Harvard, San Diego State, and Utah Valley beginning Fri., March 13 at 11:30 a.m. For the full schedule, click here. Last week Stanford and No. 17 Minnesota swept the Broncos at the Stanford Invitational. They are now 5-17 on the season.

March 10, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 10, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of Bronco weekly sports wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you up to date on the latest in Bronco sports.

March 9, 2015
Ashley Haney Discusses Her Senior Season
Mid-way through her senior season on the Bronco softball team, Ashley Haney (AH) is focusing on leading by example while still appreciating all of the little moments. She sat down with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) to reflect on her past three seasons as a Bronco.

March 8, 2015
Seventh Inning Comeback Comes Up Just Short for Softball at Stanford
On the final day of the Stanford Invitational, Santa Clara softball fell to Stanford by a final of 5-3. The Broncos are now 5-17 on the season.

March 7, 2015
Broncos Swept on First Day of Stanford Invitational
After two weeks at home, Santa Clara softball lost to Stanford by a final of 13-5 in six innings and Minnesota 9-6 in the Stanford Invitational. The Broncos are now 5-16 on the season.

March 4, 2015
Softball Travels to Stanford Invitational Starting Saturday
After spending two weeks at home, Santa Clara softball heads back out on the road for two weeks. This week they play at the Stanford Invitational Saturday and Sunday. On Sat., March 7 Santa Clara plays Stanford at 11 a.m. and Minnesota at 1:30 p.m. On Sun., March 8 they play Stanford at 12:30 p.m. Last week Santa Clara went 2-2 at home with two wins vs. Howard and two losses to No. 17 Washington. The Broncos are now 5-14 on the season.

March 3, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 3, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco weekly sports wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you up to date on the latest in Bronco sports during one of the busiest times of the athletic year for SCU.

March 2, 2015
Jenna Krummen Excited for Senior Season
Jenna Krummen (JK), one of five seniors of the softball team, spoke with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about how the team has prepared for the beginning season, her goals for the season, and reflected on her experience as a Bronco.

March 2, 2015
James Discusses Her Mindset In Her Freshman Season
McCall James (MJ), a talented new addition to the Santa Clara softball team, sat down with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) to talk about pitching for the Broncos in her freshman season.

March 1, 2015
Broncos Drop Finale of Santa Clara Marriott Invitational to No. 17 Washington
In their final game of the 2015 Santa Clara Marriott Invitational, Santa Clara softball lost to No. 17 Washington by a final of 10-1 in six innings. The Broncos are now 5-14 on the season.

February 28, 2015
Softball Splits vs. No. 17 Washington, Howard
Playing their first ranked opponent of the season, Santa Clara softball fell to No. 17 Washington by a final of 11-2 and beat Howard 10-1 in five innings. The Broncos are now 5-13 on the season.

February 27, 2015
Softball Bats Explode in Win vs. Howard
Opening the 2015 Santa Clara Marriott Invitational, Santa Clara softball topped Howard by a final of 12-4 in six innings. The Broncos are now 4-12 on the season.

February 26, 2015
Bronco Softball to Host Santa Clara Marriott Invitational
Getting set for their second home tournament in as many weeks, Santa Clara softball will host the 2015 Santa Clara Marriott Invitational beginning Fri., Feb. 27 at 5 p.m. vs. Howard. Santa Clara faces NO. 17 Washington Sat., Feb. 28 at 12:15 and Howard at 2:30. They finish the tournament Sun., March 1 at 12:15 vs. Washington. Last week Santa Clara opened its home schedule with a thrilling 5-4 walk-off win vs. Seattle. The Broncos are 3-12 on the season.

February 22, 2015
Broncos Fall to Illinois-Chicago, Seattle
After a thrilling home-opening walk-off win, Santa Clara softball fell to Illinois-Chicago by a final of 2-1 and Seattle 6-4. The Broncos are now 3-11 on the season.

February 22, 2015
Softball Drops Final Game of Bronco Classic
On the final day of the 2015 Santa Clara Marriott Bronco Classic, Santa Clara softball fell to Idaho State by a final of 12-0. The Broncos are now 3-12 on the season.

February 20, 2015
Bronco Softball Walks-Off in Home-Opener
After falling behind early, Santa Clara softball beat Seattle by a final of 5-4 on a walk-off in the bottom of the seventh by Geenamarie Bonilla. The Broncos are now 3-9 on the season.

February 19, 2015
Softball Comes Home to Host 2015 Santa Clara Marriott Bronco Classic
Getting set to play at home for the first time this season, Santa Clara softball hosts the Santa Clara Marriott Bronco Classic beginning Fri., Feb. 20. Santa Clara welcomes San Jose State, Idaho State, Illinois-Chicago, and Seattle to the Mission campus this weekend. Santa Clara will face Seattle at 5:30 on Fri., Feb. 20, UIC and Seattle Sat., Feb. 21, and Idaho State Sun., Feb. 21. Last week Santa Clara picked up a win at the Fresno State Bulldogs Invitational. Their four losses at the tournament were by a combined five runs, with one loss coming in extra innings. Santa Clara is 2-9 on the year.

February 19, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO — Softball Talks Season Opener — February 19th, 2015
EYEBRONCO talks with Senior Jordan Newell and Head Coach Lisa Mize to talk about the upcoming season and the new stadium improvements.

February 17, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — February 17, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, Santa Clara student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday recap a week in SCU sports that featured some standout performances.

February 15, 2015
Softball Splits on Day Two of Bulldog Invitational
Santa Clara softball topped Sacramento State by a final of 4-3 in eight innings and lost to Fresno State 2-1 on Saturday. The Broncos are now 2-8.

February 15, 2015
Late Rally, Error in Extras Cost Softball vs. UC Davis
On the final day of the Fresno State Bulldogs Invitational, Santa Clara softball fell to UC Davis by a final of 6-5 in eight innings. The Broncos are now 2-9 on the season.

February 14, 2015
Game Two Comeback Comes Up Short as Broncos Fall Twice in Fresno
In its first games of the Fresno State Kick-Off, Santa Clara softball fell to Fresno State and UC Riverside by finals of 2-0 and 4-3. The Broncos are now 1-7 on the season.

February 12, 2015
Fresno State Bulldogs Tournament on Tap for Softball
After a strong offensive opening to the 2015 season, Santa Clara softball heads back out on the road to play at the Fresno State Bulldogs Tournament this weekend. The Broncos will play two games each on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. In the opening weekend of the season Santa Clara went 1-5 at the Grand Canyon Kick Off.

February 10, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — February 10, 2015
On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, SCU student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday give the latest on Santa Clara sports.

February 9, 2015
Gianetta France Wins WCC Player of the Week After Five Home Runs
Coming off a huge opening weekend, Santa Clara softball sophomore Gianetta France was named the WCC Player of the Week on Monday. This is the first award for France who led the Bronco offense at the Grand Canyon Kick Off.

February 8, 2015
Big Innings Hurt Santa Clara in Doubleheader at Grand Canyon
Completing the opening weekend of the season, Santa Clara softball dropped a double header to Grand Canyon by finals of 9-3 and 6-2. The Broncos are now 1-5 on the season.

February 7, 2015
Softball Falls to Tulsa, Northern Colorado
After splitting on opening day, Santa Clara softball fell to No. 21 Tulsa by a final of 6-4 and Northern Colorado 5-0. The Broncos are now 1-3 on the season.

February 6, 2015
Softball Splits on Opening Day Behind Four Homers from France
Kicking off the 2015 season, Santa Clara softball topped Northern Colorado by a final of 10-2 in six innings and fell to Tulsa 9-6. The Broncos are 1-1 on the young season.

February 5, 2015
Softball Opens Season at Grand Canyon Kick Off
Santa Clara softball opens its season at the Grand Canyon kick off in Phoenix, Ariz. this week. The Broncos play Fri., Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. vs. Northern Colorado and at 12:30 p.m. vs. Tulsa, Sat., Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. vs. Tulsa and at 12:30 p.m. vs. Northern Colorado, and Sun., Feb. 8 at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. vs. Grand Canyon.

February 5, 2015
WATCH | Meet Freshman Softball Player McCall James
EYEBRONCO reporter and Santa Clara softball pitcher Briana Rios sits down with freshman pitcher McCall James in this video. Softball opens the season Fri., Feb. 6 at the Grand Canyon Kick Off.

February 3, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — February 3, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, SCU student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday give the latest on Santa Clara sports. With both basketball teams, both tennis teams and women’s water polo in action last weekend, it was a busy week for the Broncos.

February 2, 2015
Softball Prepares for 2015 Season
With the first year of West Coast Conference action in the rearview mirror, Santa Clara softball is set to kick off the 2015 season in its beautiful third-year ballpark. The season opens Feb. 6 in Phoenix, Ariz. at the Grand Canyon Kick Off vs. Northern Colorado and Tulsa. The Broncos host three tournaments with the home opener vs. Seattle on Feb. 20. The season wraps-up vs. BYU on May 2 with Senior Day.

January 20, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — January 20, 2015
On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, SCU student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday give the latest on men's and women's basketball as they continue WCC play and recap a successful Saturday start to the season for men's tennis.

January 9, 2015
Softball Announces 2015 Schedule
Getting set for the second season of West Coast Conference softball, Santa Clara softball head coach Lisa Mize has announced the team’s 2015 schedule. The season opens Feb. 6 in Phoenix, Ariz. at the Grand Canyon Kick Off vs. Northern Colorado and Tulsa. The Broncos host three tournaments with the home opener vs. Seattle on Feb. 20. The season wraps-up vs. BYU on May 2 with Senior Day.

January 9, 2015
SCU Softball’s Winter Camp Saturday, Jan. 17 Nearing Capacity; Reserve Your Spot Today
There is still time to register for Santa Clara University Softball's 2015 Winter Camp, which will be held on Sat., Jan. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Field on Santa Clara's Softball Field. However, there are just a few spots remaining.

January 9, 2015
Softball Alumni Game Set for January 24!
Come out and support Santa Clara softball at its beautiful field on the Mission campus Sat., Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. for the annual Alumni Game! The event precedes the 5th Annual Crab Feed at 5 p.m.

December 30, 2014
SCU Softball's 5th Annual Crab Feed Saturday, January 24th
Held in conjunction with the program's annual Alumni Game, the SCU Softball Crab Feed is always a fun event. Enjoy great food, reconnect with alumnae, supporters, families all while raising money to support your 2015 Bronco student-athletes. Come help us celebrate the start of the new season.

November 21, 2014
Meet the Future of Santa Clara Softball: Morgan Modesto
Santa Clara softball head coach Lisa Mize has signed three NLI’s for the 2015 season. Morgan Modesto, a corner infielder from Salida, Calif. attended Joseph A. Gregori High School.

November 19, 2014
Meet the Future of Santa Clara Softball: Jordan Dawkins
Santa Clara softball head coach Lisa Mize has signed three NLI’s for the 2015 season. Jordan Dawkins, a utility player from San Jose, Calif. attended Valley Christian High School.

November 18, 2014
Meet the Future of Santa Clara Softball: Kelsie Barnard
Santa Clara softball head coach Lisa Mize has signed three NLI’s for the 2015 season. Kelsie Barnard, a catcher and middle infielder from San Mateo, Calif. attended Saint Ignatius College Prep.

November 17, 2014
Softball Signs Three NLI's
Santa Clara softball has signed three National Letters of Intent for the 2016 season. The Broncos will welcome Jordan Dawkins of San Jose, Calif., Kelsie Barnard of San Mateo, Calif., and Morgan Modesto of Salida, Calif.

October 20, 2014
2014-15 Santa Clara Softball Kick Off Dinner
Santa Clara softball held their annual kick off dinner on Oct. 17 in the Alumni House.

October 17, 2014
Softball Getting Set for Fall Games
With the season still months away, Santa Clara softball is hard at work getting set for its third season in the beautiful new Santa Clara Softball Stadium and second season of West Coast Conference softball. Head coach Lisa Mize, entering her seventh season at the helm of the Broncos, has had her team out for 6 a.m. practices this fall. Santa Clara will play eight fall games to stay sharp and get ready for the regular season opener in early 2015.

October 13, 2014
Catching Up with Gianetta France
Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) talked with sophomore, catcher and first baseman, Gianetta France of the Bronco softball team about her summer and her love for softball.

September 29, 2014
Softball Releases Fall Schedule
Getting set for the second season in the West Coast Conference, Santa Clara softball announced its 2014 fall schedule. The Broncos will play eight games, all on the road.

September 10, 2014
Come Out to the SCU Softball 2014-15 Season Kick-Off Event Oct. 17!
Please join us on Fri., Oct. 17th as we celebrate a new season of Santa Clara University Softball. Support your Broncos as we begin our second year in the West Coast Conference.

July 18, 2014
Softball Adds Matt Lisle to Coaching Staff
Coming off the first year of West Coast Conference softball, Santa Clara softball head coach Lisa Mize has added Matt Lisle to her staff. He will be in charge of coaching the hitters, recruiting, and camps. Lisle comes to Santa Clara after serving as the lead assistant coach at Cal State University - East Bay during the 2013-2014 season. He will continue to serve as an Associate Scout for the Detroit Tigers where he helps to identify and evaluate amateur & professional prospects in the Northern California area for the organization.

July 18, 2014
Santa Clara Softball To Host College Futures Camp
Campers will have the chance to "showcase" their talent, as well as ask questions of players and coaches.

June 18, 2014
Bronco Softball Incoming Freshmen Finish Strong High School Careers
Coming off the first year of West Coast Conference softball, Santa Clara softball will welcome six freshmen to the Mission campus for the 2015 season. Ellie Fisher of Tracy, Calif., McCall James of El Segundo, Calif., Kelli Tatum of Fountain Valley, Calif., Micaela Vierra of Huntington Beach, Calif., Justine Garner of Roseville, Calif., and Elizabeth Ray of Salina, Calif. will all start their Bronco careers during the 2014-15 academic year.

June 3, 2014
Bronco Softball Finishes First Year in WCC
In the first year of West Coast Conference softball, Santa Clara softball continued to move in the right direction with several big performances. Santa Clara swept LMU on the road in a three-game series and went into the final weekend of the season with a chance to finish second in the conference. Perhaps the most thrilling moment of the season was the walk-off 1-0 win vs. Fresno State on April 17.

May 13, 2014
Four Bronco Softball Players Honored by WCC; Scribner Named Defensive Player of the Year
In the first season of West Coast Conference softball, Santa Clara has four players honored by the conference on the All-WCC Softball teams. Breezy Bernard, Stephanie Fisher, and Kelly Scribner all nabbed First Team honors while Ciara Gonzales was named to the Second Team. Scribner was also named the conference Defensive Player of the Year for her work at first base.