Foresters Continue Successful Ways in 2015-16With three conference titles, NCAA postseason participation in three sports, and a milestone handball national championship, 2015-16 was another successful year for Lake Forest College Athletics.
NFCA Selects Five Foresters to All-Region TeamsSally Snarski was named First Team All-Great Lakes Region and four other Forester softball players were also listed as the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced its All-Region Teams this week.
Big Inning at NCAA Tournament Keeps Foresters' Season AliveThe Lake Forest College softball team scored eight runs in the fourth inning and defeated visiting University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 8-0 in five innings to avoid elimination in the NCAA Division III Regional Tournament on Saturday. The Foresters had fallen 3-0 to the University of St. Thomas earlier in the day.
Foresters Win Pitchers Duel in NCAA Regional OpenerSenior Jessi Werner and junior Jenny McTague combined on a three-hit shutout as the Lake Forest College softball team blanked visiting Aurora University 1-0 in the opening game of the NCAA Division III Regional Tournament on Friday.
NCAA Regional TournamentLake Forest College is one of 16 institutions hosting NCAA Division III Regional Softball Tournaments this weekend.
Lake Forest to Host NCAA Division III Regional TournamentThe Forester softball team advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the third year in a row and the College will now serve as a regional host for the second straight season. The entire 62-team field was announced during the NCAA Tournament Selection Show on NCAA.com on Monday.
Three-Win Day Sends Foresters Back to NCAA TournamentThe Lake Forest College softball team defeated Carroll University 13-4 in six innings before knocking off Monmouth College 5-0 and 6-2 to win the Midwest Conference Tournament on Saturday. The Foresters hosted the two-day, double-elimination tournament after claiming the league's regular season title with an 18-2 conference record.
Foresters Defeat Illinois College, Fall to Monmouth on First Day of MWC TournamentSenior Jessi Werner tossed a one-hit shutout in the Lake Forest College softball team's 1-0 victory over Illinois College in the first round of the Midwest Conference Tournament. The Foresters, who are hosting the double-elimination event after claiming the league championship, then fell 8-0 in five innings to Monmouth College.
MWC Tournament PreviewThe Foresters have claimed their third straight MWC Championship and will host the conference tournament this weekend.
Midwest Conference Weekly ReleaseThe Midwest Conference issued its weekly release for softball on Monday. Included are the league's standings, season statistical leaders, and recent results, as well as the MWC Performer and Pitcher of the Week.
Foresters Win Twice at Lawrence, Close in on MWC TitleSenior pitcher Jessi Werner became the program's career leader in shutouts and freshman centerfielder Maria Zepeda belted a home run for her fourth hit of the day as the Lake Forest College softball team prevailed 6-0 and 10-1 in six innings at Lawrence University on Saturday.
Record Breaking Number of Student-Athletes Earn A-Team HonorsOn Thursday, April 21, President Steve Schutt and Athletic Director, Jackie Slaats, hosted a dinner at Glen Rowan House to recognize this year’s “A-Team” honorees. The A-Team is comprised of student-athletes who received straight A’s in either the 2015 fall or 2015 spring semester.
Lake Forest Splits Doubleheader at CornellSenior first baseman Sally Snarski had five base hits on the day as the Forester softball team won 8-3 before falling 3-2 in nine innings at Cornell College on Saturday.
This Week in Forester Athletics: April 18-24The weather has improved and the golf teams will play one and two-day events this week. Both tennis teams are also active as they close out the regular season and softball heads to Iowa.
Alex Hemmer and Jenny McTague Sweep MWC Weekly AwardsForester softball players Alex Hemmer and Jenny McTague were named Midwest Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, on Monday after helping lead their team to four doubleheader sweeps at home in a six-day span.
Foresters Sweep Knox to Close Out Perfect 8-0 WeekSenior pitcher Jessi Werner earned her program record 52nd career victory in the opener and a save in game two as the Lake Forest College softball team defeated Knox College 8-0 (5 innings) and 5-1 on Sunday.
Foresters Post a Pair of Eight-Run Victories over RiponSenior first baseman Sally Snarski belted a first-inning home run in each game and reached base safely on all six of her plate appearances on the day as the Lake Forest College softball team swept a doubleheader against visiting Ripon College on Wednesday. The Foresters took the opener 11-3 in six innings and game two 9-1 in five.
Foresters Rout Beloit TwiceSenior Jessi Werner and junior Jenny McTague combined to strike out 17 batters while allowing just two base hits apiece as the Lake Forest College softball team defeated visiting Beloit College 9-0 and 13-1 on Tuesday. Both games were called after five innings.
Lake Forest Splits High-Scoring Games at WhitewaterSophomore shortstop Kat Beall's two-out, seventh-inning grand slam helped the Forester softball team take the opener 9-8 but the visitors fell 14-11 in game two at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Thursday. Beall had two of Lake Forest's six home runs in the doubleheader.