March 22, 2015
Important split for Athenas against Linfield
In a rematch of last year’s NCAA Regional, the No. 15 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team went toe to toe with Linfield College out of the Northwest Conference for a split on Saturday afternoon.
March 21, 2015
Postgame Interview: Andrea Jewett (SB vs. Linfield Game 2)
Andrea Jewett remained perfect on the season as she pitched five scoreless innings in an 8-0 win in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against Linfield. The Athenas' starting pitcher talked about the win afterwards.
March 13, 2015
Friday sweep of Ithaca
During the hottest day in March thus far, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team swept Ithaca College (4-3 & 6-3), a strong program out of New York. The Bombers came out to Claremont on their last day of a weeklong SCIAC tour and proved to be an excellent test for the Athenas.
March 9, 2015
CMS Athlete of the Week: Carly Roleder
(3/2 - 3/8) – Carly Roleder (CMC) had a stand-out day on both sides of the ball in Saturday’s sweep of Redlands.
March 8, 2015
No-hitter contributes to softball sweep of Redlands
The top two softball programs in SCIAC for the last five years met on Saturday for a double header. No. 14 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps earned the sweep with two wins over Redlands, 8-3 and 9-0 (5 inn.). This is the first sweep of the Bulldogs at home since 2011.
March 3, 2015
Q & A with Michigan Softball's legendary Coach Hutchins
The University of Michigan softball team used Athena Field for practice on March 3 during the team's So. Cal swing. After practice, CMS head coach Betsy Hipple had a few questions for "Coach Hutch" who has won well over 1,000 games at Michigan and is a NFCA Hall of Famer.
February 22, 2015
Consistent scoring yields sweep of Willamette
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team remains undefeated at home in its sweep of in-region opponent, Willamette. The Athenas won 6-1 and then 4-0 for their second shutout of the season.
February 14, 2015
Big second innings lead to sweep of Tigers in home opener
In the first home games of the season, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team swept Occidental College 7-3 and 8-0. Two returning pitchers, Molly Rubidoux (CMC) and Andrea Jewett (CMC) earned the team’s first SCIAC games of the season.
February 14, 2015
Postgame Interview: Mikayla O'Neal (SB vs. Oxy - 2/14/15)
Mikayla O'Neal talks about the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team's doubleheader sweep over Occidental on Feb. 14 at Athena Field.
February 7, 2015
Athenas split with Vanguard in season opener
In the No. 8 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team’s season opener, the Athenas faced NAIA foe Vanguard and ended the day with a split. The Lions won the first game 2-1 and CMS took the second 4-1.
February 5, 2015
Season Preview: 2015 CMS Softball
The CMS softball team begins its 2015 season on Saturday, Feb. 7 with a doubleheader at NAIA foe Vanguard University. Find out a little bit about this year's team and what they have been up to in the season preview.
January 29, 2015
Athenas ranked No. 8 in NFCA Preseason Poll
After SCIAC and NCAA Regional Tournament wins and NCAA Super Regional appearance in the 2014 season, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team is ranked No. 8 in the 2015 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Preseason Poll.
January 28, 2015
Video: Mike Scioscia visits with CMS Softball and Baseball
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia came out to the CMS softball and baseball teams' practice on Tuesday at Arce Field and shared some of the lessons he has learned during his 30-plus years in the Big Leagues as a player and coach.
December 17, 2014
2015 Athena Softball Alumnae Game Registration and Info
Register and find out all the information you need to know about this year's Athena Softball Alumnae Game.
October 20, 2014
Athenas in top 25 All-Academic teams released by NFCA
During the 2013-14 season, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Softball team had a 3.419 average GPA earning a top 25 finish for all NCAA Division III softball teams. The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) additionally released the 2014 All-American Scholar Athletes. The Athenas were respresented by eight scholar athletes: Hayley Schultz (CMC '15), Andrea Jewett (CMC '17), Melanie Carlson (CMC '17), Brooklyn Robinson (Scripps '16), Megan Latta (CMC '14), Hannah Dunham (CMC '14), Janelle Shiozaki (CMC '16), and Mikayla O'Neal (CMC '16).
September 4, 2014
Follow CMS Athletics with email updates and on social media
Following CMS Athletics has been made easier than ever. Whether you are on the go and comfortable with all forms of social media or just figured out your email, CMS Athletics has a way for you to follow your favorite sports teams.
July 3, 2014
Spring sports land 60 CMS student-athletes on SCIAC All-Academic Teams
The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) released its 2014 spring sports All-Academic Teams and 60 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps student-athletes made their respective sports’ All-Academic Team.
June 11, 2014
2013-14 CMS Athletics Highlight Video
The 2013-14 school year saw 12 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps teams win SCIAC championships and 12 teams make NCAA postseason appearances in their respective sport. Watch a few highlights from the record-breaking year for CMS Athletics.
June 8, 2014
2013-14 a record year for CMS Athletics on conference and national levels
Over the years, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics has won 27 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) All-Sports Trophies and has been ranked in the upper echelon of Division III programs in the annual Directors’ Cup Standings.
May 28, 2014
Single season hits and pitching records broken
As statistics were examined at the close of the season, single season hits, career wins, career shutouts and career innings pitched records were broken for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team.
May 17, 2014
CMS loses heartbreaker in NCAA Super Regional Championship
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team fought to the bitter end in the championship game of the NCAA West Region Super Regional. After losing the first game of the series on Friday, the Athenas’ faced elimination from the tournament on Saturday afternoon. CMS heroically won the first game of the day 6-4 to necessitate a third game and then, after leading that game until the seventh inning, gave up a three-run walk-off homer to end the game and season.
May 17, 2014
Post Game Interview: Softball Day 2 of NCAA Super Regional
Head Coach Betsy Hipple with Brooklyn Robinson and Shannon O'Neill talk about the final game of NCAA Super Regional against ETBU.
May 16, 2014
Athenas falter in eight inning epic vs. ETBU at NCAA Super Regional
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Softball team went ahead early in the first game of the best two-out-of-three series but then let ETBU back into the game ultimately giving the Tigers the opportunity to win it in the end 6-4. The Athenas, now down 0-1, need to win two games on Saturday to advance to the Division III World Series.
May 16, 2014
Post Game Interview: Softball Day 1 of NCAA Super Regional
Head Coach Betsy Hipple with Brooklyn Robinson and Katie Savard talk about the first day of Super Regionals against ETBU.
May 13, 2014
Softball heads to ETBU for NCAA Super Regional
After the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team’s first NCAA Regional Championship last weekend, the Athenas will travel to East Texas Baptist University for a best two out of three series.
May 13, 2014
Schultz named SCIAC Athlete of the Week
Junior pitcher Hayley Schultz of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team was named SCIAC Athlete of the Week after being named the Most Outstanding Player at the NCAA Redlands Regional.
May 11, 2014
CMS advances to NCAA Super Regionals with 7-2 win over Redlands
In their ninth meeting of the season, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team beat Redlands 7-2 for the program’s first NCAA Regional title. As the winner of a regional, CMS advances to a Super Regional with the winner of the Tyler Regional for a best two out of three match up. The initial field of 62 teams narrows to just 16 in Super Regionals.
May 10, 2014
Schultz & Robinson selected to NFCA All-Region Teams
Junior pitcher Hayley Schultz and sophomore shortstop Tara Robinson were selected by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association to the All-West Region Second Team. The 2014 NFCA Division III All-Region selections are comprised of three teams in each of the country’s eight NCAA regions totaling 360 student-athletes.
May 10, 2014
Post-game Interview: Softball Day 2 of 2014 NCAA Regionals
Head Coach Betsy Hipple with Katie Savard, Janelle Shiozaki and Hayley Schultz talk about beating Redlands for NCAA Regional Championship and advancing to a Super Regional.
May 9, 2014
Athenas advance to NCAA Regional Championship game
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas came out undefeated in the first day of the NCAA Redlands Regional. In the round robin games, No. 22 CMS beat No. 2 Linfield (2-1) and conference foe No. 25 Redlands (8-5).
May 9, 2014
Postgame Interview: Softball Day 1 of 2014 NCAA Regionals
Hear what Coach Hipple and a pair of Athena players had to say after CMS went 2-0 on the first day of Regionals with wins over Linfield and Redlands.
May 5, 2014
CMS faces Linfield and Redlands in first day of NCAA Regional Tournament
After earning the automatic qualification to the 2014 Division III Softball Championship by winning the SCIAC Postseason Tournament, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team faces Linfield and Redlands in a three team regional hosted by Redlands May 9-10.
May 4, 2014
CMS captures third consecutive SCIAC Tournament Championship
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team won their third consecutive SCIAC Tournament title beating Redlands 11-0 on Saturday afternoon at Redlands’ “Field of Dreams.” The Athenas entered the second day of the tournament as the only undefeated team after having won both games on Friday against Chapman (6-0) and Redlands (5-4). In the championship game, CMS faced Redlands again as the Bulldogs beat Whittier earlier in the day. Redlands won the first match up with CMS 1-0 to push the tournament to the “if necessary” championship game where the Athenas came out on top to be crowned SCIAC Tournament Champions.
May 2, 2014
Seven Athenas earn softball All-SCIAC honors
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball landed the most players on the All-SCIAC teams including both Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year. Sophomore shortstop Tara Robinson was named as the conference’s Player of the Year as freshman Kaylilani Minami earned the Rookie of the Year award. First Team honors went to junior pitcher Hayley Schultz and sophomore first baseman Katie Savard. Sophomore outfielder Janelle Shiozaki, sophomore second baseman Brooklyn Robinson, and senior catcher Morgan Beltz earned Second Team honors.
May 2, 2014
Undefeated after first day, Athenas advance to SCIAC Tournament championship game
After the first day of the SCIAC Postseason Tournament hosted by Redlands University, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas remain the only undefeated team. In their first game, No. 2 seed CMS beat No. 3 seed Chapman 6-0. CMS then met No. 1 seed Redlands in the winner-winner matchup and came back for a 5-4 walk-off win.
April 29, 2014
Softball SCIAC Tournament Information
The top four teams after regular season play compete in the SCIAC Tournament May 2 and 3. Redlands (27-11, 23-5) won the regular season and hosts the double elimination tournament for No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (25-12, 20-8), No. 3 Chapman (24-16, 17-11), and No. 4 Whittier (26-14, 16-12).
April 26, 2014
Grand slam and 11 doubles for sweep of Oxy
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball beat Occidental College 17-2 and 14-2 in the final regular season games of the season. The Athenas’ offense broke out with 37 hits to score 31 runs during the two games. Sophomore Tara Robinson led the team going 7-for-8 at the plate including a triple while freshman Andrea Jewett earned her first win on the season.
April 19, 2014
CMS sweeps Cal Lu, splits with Pomona-Pitzer on Senior Day
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team was 3-1 over the weekend sweeping Cal Lutheran (9-1, 10-7) and then splitting with Pomona-Pitzer (2-1 loss, 8-0 win) on Senior Day. Seniors Morgan Beltz, Hannah Dunham and Megan Latta were recognized as this year’s graduating class before the games against Pomona-Pitzer.
April 3, 2014
Highlights: Softball takes two from Whittier (3/30/14)
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team swept its doubleheader against Whittier on Sunday, March 30 at Athena Field, winning Game 1, 1-0 and Game 2, 6-0. If you missed it, watch a few of the team's highlights here.
March 30, 2014
Heydenberk and Shiozaki ignite Athenas’ offense for two shutouts over Whittier
After tough losses the day before, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team rebounded to beat Whittier twice in a Sunday make-up double header. Freshmen Alexa Heydenberk and Cassie Davis were big contributors to the Athenas’ win in the second game while sophomore Janelle Shiozaki doubled to knock in the only CMS score in the first.
March 29, 2014
Athenas swept in one-run games
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team lost two one-run games in Saturday’s double header against conference rival and NFCA ranked No. 19 Redlands (1-0, 4-3).
March 26, 2014
CMS Athlete of the Week (3/17-3/23): Hayley Schultz - Softball
Junior pitcher Hayley Schultz on the CMS softball team was 4-0 during the week beating No. 4 Central College (IA) twice, Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Occidental. She only gave up one earned run in 26 innings pitched earning her the CMS Athlete of the week for March 17-23, 2014
March 26, 2014
Dominant four-win week earns Schultz NFCA and SCIAC Athlete of the Week honors
Junior pitcher Hayley Schultz of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team tallied four wins during the week and for her efforts, has been named the NFCA Pitcher of the Week and the SCIAC Female Athlete of the Week for the week of March 17-23.
March 22, 2014
Triples lead to Athenas taking two from Occidental
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball beat Occidental College 9-0 and 15-0 (both in 5 innings) in its first SCIAC games since a successful spring break trip to Tucson. Three different Athenas tripled during the double header while the entire pitching staff contributed to two shutout victories.
March 19, 2014
Impressive offensive and defensive performances earn CMS five wins in Tucson
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team went 5-1 during their three day stay at the Tucson Invitational Games facing teams from Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Athenas beat Augsburg 10-2 (5 innings), Wisconsin Eau Claire 7-4, Marian 9-0 and most notably No. 4 Central College (IA) twice (2-1, 7-0) while dropping a game to Wisconsin La Crosse 6-1. The relentless offensive fire power combined with stellar pitching performances that were backed up with rock solid defense earned the Athenas five hard fought wins.
March 8, 2014
Athenas win game one but end up with split against La Verne
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team went 1-1 against La Verne in Saturday’s home conference double header, winning the first game 2-0 but then falling 5-1 in the second. The Athenas look to improve on their SCIAC record (3-3) with double headers on Friday and Saturday this week against Cal Lutheran and Pomona-Pitzer.
February 22, 2014
A pair of walk-offs over Chapman give Athenas first wins
In Saturday’s SCIAC home opener, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team captured their first victories of the season in two nail-biting 1-0 games against Chapman. Junior Hayley Schultz and freshman Kaylilani Minami each shut out Chapman in spectacular pitching performances while sophomore Carlene Roberts was the offense's spark plug.
February 2, 2014
Extra inning game goes to Vanguard in season-opener for Athenas
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team opened its 2014 season on Saturday at Athena Field with a 3-2, 10-inning loss to Vanguard. Due to extra innings in the first game of the scheduled doubleheader, the second game got called because of darkness with less than five innings complete.
January 30, 2014
Season Preview: 2014 CMS Softball
Coming off a 33-win season in 2013 and an NCAA Regional appearance, CMS kicks off the new season with a pair of games at home against Vanguard on Saturday, Feb. 1. Coach Hipple talks about the upcoming season in this season preview video.
November 27, 2013
2014 Softball Recruiting Video
For recruits interested in coming to play softball for CMS, check out this video which highlights the athletic, academic and on-campus opportunities for CMS student-athletes.
October 9, 2013
Inaugural CMS Stadium Run raises over $2k for Wounded Warrior Project
Each year members of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) organize an event that benefits a community service organization.
July 15, 2013
CMS Athletics Names Five To Hall Of Fame Class of 2013
Director of Athletics Mike Sutton is proud to announce that five former student athletes - at least one representative from each college - will be inducted into the Hall of Fame Class of 2013 at the Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 16.
June 13, 2013
CMS Athletics Broadens Fan Outreach With Addition Of Instagram And YouTube Pages
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics has expanded its social media reach to include both Instagram and Youtube in order to enhance its engagement and connection with fans, alumni, parents, current students, prospective student-athletes and the community.
June 12, 2013
CMS Athletics Highlight Video (2012-13)
Now that the 2012-2013 CMS Athletics season is behind us, watch this year's highlight video for a look back on a year that saw nine CMS teams win SCIAC Championships.
May 24, 2013
Palmer Selected First Team Academic All-American
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced its 2013 Academic All-American softball team Thursday and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps senior Harmony Palmer has been selected to the first team.
May 17, 2013
Palmer Named First Team All-American
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced their All-American teams on Thursday evening and CMS standout Harmony Palmer was named to the First Team for the second time in her illustrious career.
May 11, 2013
Season Ends At Regionals With Loss To Redlands
For the second time in three games at the 2013 NCAA Division III Softball Championships, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team struggled to get its offense going as they lost 2-0 to Redlands on Saturday afternoon at UT-Tyler Ballpark.
May 10, 2013
Four Athenas Named NFCA All-West Region, Most In SCIAC
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) released its 2013 All-West Region teams on Friday and four Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball players have been selected, including two first-teamers.
May 10, 2013
Down Four, Athenas Top Southwestern To Stay Alive At Regionals In Elimination Game
After dropping its first game of the 2013 NCAA Division III Softball Championships 3-0 to East Texas Baptist, CMS earned a 7-5 come-from-behind win over Southwestern (Tex.) in an elimination game of the Texas-Tyler Regional on Friday night. Next up for CMS is the loser of the East Texas Baptist vs. Redlands game in another elimination game that is set for 4 p.m. CST on Saturday.
May 6, 2013
Athenas Earn No. 2 Seed In Texas-Tyler Regional, Face ETBU First
The NCAA Division III Softball Committee announced the 62-team field Monday for the Division III Softball Championship which takes place May 9-13 and the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team earned a No. 2 seed in the Texas-Tyler Regional and face fifth-seeded East Texas Baptist University (34-10) in the opening round Friday, May 10.
May 2, 2013
Palmer Selected To CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced its 2013 Academic All-District VIII softball team Tuesday and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps senior infielder Harmony Palmer has been selected to the first team. Palmer is the only player from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) to be selected to the Academic All-District team.
May 1, 2013
Athenas Win SCIAC Tournament Second Year in a Row! Head to the NCAA Tournament Fifth Year in a Row!
The CMS Softball team won the SCIAC Tournament Title for the second year in a row Saturday with a conclusive 13-2 run-rule victory over the University of Redlands.
April 27, 2013
Offense Breaks Out, Athenas Top Redlands 13-2 For SCIAC Tournament Title
An early 2-0 deficit didn’t faze the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team as they quickly came back and then ran away with a 13-2 win over Redlands on Saturday in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament final.
April 27, 2013
3-0 Shutout Wins Send Athena Softball To SCIAC Tournament Final Against Redlands Or La Verne
The excitement of the 2013 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Postseason Tournament began on Friday, with four competitive games. The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team posted an undefeated showing with wins over Chapman University (3-0) and the University of La Verne (3-0) to earn a spot in Saturday's tournament final.
April 26, 2013
Savard Rookie Of The Year, Seven Athenas Named All-SCIAC
On a day when the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Postseason Softball Tournament got underway, the SCIAC announced its 2013 All-Conference team and seven Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball players were selected. The Athenas completed the regular season with a 29-11 overall record and in second place in SCIAC play at 21-7.
April 24, 2013
Athenas and Stags Gear Up For SCIAC Postseason Play
With several Claremont-Mudd-Scripps spring sports teams participating in SCIAC postseason tournaments and championships this weekend and next, here is a breakdown of each sport.
April 19, 2013
Both CMS And Redlands Get Shutout Wins In Top-20 Matchup On Senior Day
The No. 17 ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team played their final regular season home games Friday, April 19, against No. 8 Redlands on Athena Field.
April 13, 2013
Athenas Shut Out Oxy Twice, 4-0 For The Weekend
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team played host to the Occidental College Tigers Saturday, April 13, on Athena Field. The Athenas swept the doubleheader and the season series from the Tigers winning game one, 1-0 and game two, 8-0 in five innings. CMS is now 26-10 overall and a SCIAC record of 18-6.
April 12, 2013
Comeback Win Gives CMS Sweep Over Pomona-Pitzer Away From Home
A 7-4 come-from-behind win in the second game of its doubleheader gave the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team a doubleheader sweep at Pomona-Pitzer on Friday afternoon. With the pair of wins, CMS is now 24-10 overall and 16-6 in SCIAC play.
April 5, 2013
Split with Cal Lu Gives Athenas Season Series
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team played host to the Cal Lutheran Regals Friday, April 5, on Athena Field. The Athenas won game one, 6-1, but fell in game two, 2-0. CMS is now 20-10 overall and 12-6 in SCIAC play.
March 31, 2013
Athenas Split Doubleheader At Home With Poets
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team played host in conference doubleheader action against the Whittier College Poets, Saturday, March 30, on Athena Field. The Athenas won game one 7-3, but fell in game two, 4-3. CMS is now 19-9 overall and 11-5 in SCIAC play.
March 23, 2013
Pitching Leads CMS To Doubleheader Sweep Over Chapman
With first place in the SCIAC on the line, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team behind its pitching and timely hitting took both games from Chapman University in a doubleheader on Saturday at Athena Field.
March 16, 2013
Athenas Stay Hot At The Plate, Take Two From La Verne
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team played host in conference doubleheader action against the University of La Verne Leopards, Friday March 15, on Athena Field. The Athenas swept the Leopards, winning game one of the twin bill 9-1 and game two 8-0. CMS is now 13-6 overall and in third place at 6-2 in SCIAC.
March 13, 2013
Impressive Weekend At Leadoff Classic Earns Schultz Second SCIAC AOTW
For the second time this season and second time of her career, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps sophomore pitcher Hayley Schultz has been selected as the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Female Athlete of the Week. She earned the honor for the week of March 4-10.
March 11, 2013
CMS Finishes 2nd In Top 25 Leadoff Classic
The CMS softball team came in second at the prestigious NFCA Division III Leadoff Classic in Columbus, Georgia. The tournament, a Top 25, invitation-only format, brings together the best Division III softball teams in the country.
March 2, 2013
Bradvica Brings Home Game-Winner As CMS Takes One From Pomona-Pitzer
Both teams had come-from-behind 5-4 victories as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team walked away with a doubleheader split against cross-street rival Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday, March 2 at Athena Field. CMS won the first game of the doubleheader and is now 6-5 overall, 4-2 in SCIAC.
February 28, 2013
Sports Illustrated Features CMS Softball Player Schultz In "Faces in the Crowd"
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball player and Claremont McKenna College sophomore Hayley Schultz is featured in the March 4, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd” which is SI's weekly feature that highlights standout amateur athletes and has been doing so since 1956.
February 16, 2013
Hipple Earns Career Win 300 As CMS Splits With Whittier
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team earned a doubleheader split on Saturday at Palmer Field in the SCIAC opener for both teams, and in doing so, Athena head coach Betsy Hipple won the 300th game of her 13-year head coaching career.
February 12, 2013
Schultz Named SCIAC Athlete Of The Week After Shutout Of Preseason No. 1 San Marcos
Just days after pitching a complete-game shutout in a 6-0 win over preseason NAIA No. 1 Cal State San Marcos on Saturday, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps sophomore Hayley Schultz has been named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Female Athlete of the Week for the week of Feb. 4 – Feb. 10.
February 9, 2013
Athenas Upset NAIA No. 1 San Marcos To Split Doubleheader
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team took to Athena Field on Saturday Feb. 9 with a doubleheader against the NAIA preseason No. 1 Cal State San Marcos Cougars. The Athenas won game one of the twin bill 6-0 and came up short in game two, 3-1. After today’s split, CMS is now 2-3 overall.
February 2, 2013
Concordia Takes Two From Athenas
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team lost its doubleheader to NAIA foe Concordia University Irvine Saturday at Athena Field. The Athenas lost the first game 5-0 and then dropped the second game 6-3 to Concordia, who came in ranked fifth overall in the NAIA preseason poll. After today, CMS is now 1-2 overall.
February 1, 2013
Athenas Win Season Opener Over Azusa Pacific
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team opened up their 2013 season with a nice home win against the Azusa Pacific Cougars on Friday, February 1 at Athena Field.
January 31, 2013
2013 Softball Season Preview
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team gets its 2013 campaign started on Friday, Feb. 1 at home vs. Azusa Pacific University. The Athenas are coming off a 30-15 season in 2012 including a fourth-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the NCAA Regionals to Texas-Tyler.
December 21, 2012
NFCA Tabs 10 Athena Softball Players As All-America Scholar Athletes
With the 2013 season right around the corner, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced its 2011-12 Division III All-America Scholar Athletes list and 10 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball players were selected.
October 31, 2012
CMS Softball Ranked 23rd Academically, 19th Athletically
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) recently announced the Top All-Academic Team Rankings in NCAA Division III Softball, for the 2011-2012 academic year and CMS ranked 23rd overall.
July 30, 2012
Relive the 2012 season with a series of photo galleries.
July 10, 2012
2012 Season In Review
The 2010 and 2011 CMS Softball seasons set successive “best record in CMS Softball history” marks. CMS also won SCIAC Championships in 2010 and 2011. Thus, committing to improve upon the past and take the program where it’s never been before presented a formidable challenge to the 2012 squad. But, once again, the Athenas demonstrated that bold challenges engage their passions and fuel their competitive fires.
June 14, 2012
2012 NCAA Tournament Postgame Interviews
At the conclusion of each game of the Texas-Tyler Regional of the NCAA Division III Softball Championships the head coach and two players from each team were interviewed. The following page has the links to the CMS interviews.
May 12, 2012
Athenas Beat #7 UT-Tyler To Move To 2-0 In Regional
The Athenas of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps scored three runs in the bottom of the third inning Saturday and then fended off a late rally by UT Tyler to claim a 3-1 win over the Patriots at the Tyler Regional of the NCAA Division III Softball Tournament.
May 11, 2012
Athenas Open Regional With Resounding Win
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas won the first game of the 2012 Tyler, Texas Regional, 9-2, over Louisiana College on Friday at the UT Tyler Ballpark. The Athenas blasted 12 hits in the game, improving their season record to 29-13.
May 7, 2012
#18 CMS Heads To National Championships
The Athena softball team will travel to the University of Texas at Tyler this weekend to compete in one of eight regionals comprising the first rounds of the NCAA Championship tournament.
April 30, 2012
Athenas Win SCIAC Tournament and Earn Fourth Bid to NCAA Championships
CMS softball completed a clean sweep of every opponent at the SCIAC Softball tournament over the weekend.
April 17, 2012
Lopez Named SCIAC Athlete Of The Week
Emily Lopez has been selected SCIAC Athlete of the Week for the week of April 9-15.
April 16, 2012
Lopez Hits Four, Team Hits Seven in Home Run Derby at Cal Lu
Senior Emily Lopez ranks third in all-time NCAA Division III Softball records after crushing three home runs in one game Saturday against California Lutheran University.
April 9, 2012
Schultz Wins Three Including Her First Collegiate No-No
Freshman Hayley Schultz led the CMS Athenas to three victories over the weekend including her first “No-No,” no hits – no runs, against Whittier College.
April 2, 2012
Seniors Lead Athenas in Explosive SCIAC Sweeps
In an offensively explosive weekend, the CMS Athenas put up 36 runs in four games. Equally impressive, they allowed only 9. The 9 runs-per-game average and the 2.25 runs-per-game-allowed typified 2012 Athena softball at its finest.
March 19, 2012
Athenas Go 5-1 At Tucson Tournament
The Athena Softball team went 5-1 during a three day, six game stretch at the Tucson Invitational Games over Spring Break.
February 26, 2012
Brody, Morris Lead Sweep Over Whittier
The CMS Softball team played flawless defense over 13 innings and 55 batters faced in a sweep over SCIAC rival Whittier College.
February 18, 2012
Athenas Take Two From Chapman
February 15, 2012
Athenas Sweep In SCIAC Opener
February 6, 2012
CMS Softball Splits in Season Opener
The CMS Softball 2012 season got underway with a Jekyll and Hyde split against Azusa Pacific, ranked #11 in NAIA.
January 31, 2012
CMS Softball Alumni Weekend a Big Success
The first-ever CMS Softball Alumni game was a big success. Several alumnae arrived on campus Friday night creating excitement as old friends and teammates reconnected. A tremendous atmosphere for the game followed as alumnae from 1998 forward turned out in force with over 20 returnees assembling to face the 2012 team.
January 25, 2012
First Ever Athena Softball Alumni Game To Take Place This Weekend
January 4, 2012
The 2011 Graduates - Where Are They Now?
CMS Softball graduated twenty years of Athena Softball playing experience last May (pictured, left to right): Kara Mantani, Chelsea Baker, Gizelle Pera, Katerina Yale and Michelle Harvey.
January 4, 2012
Softball Field Gets Huge Upgrades For 2012 Season
The CMS Softball field has been expanded and upgraded for 2012. Already a beautiful facility, Athena Field now ranks among the finest collegiate softball venues in Southern California.
September 28, 2011
Softball Among Nation's Top Academic Teams
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) today announced their top ten All-Academic Teams for the 2010-11 academic year in all collegiate divisions and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps was the sixth best team in NCAA Division III. The Athenas had a 3.512 team GPA for 2010-11.
September 12, 2011
Athena Softball Excels In The Classroom
Though CMS Softball has garnered attention recently for success on the field, the athletically talented student-athletes excel in the classroom as well. Ten of eighteen student-athletes on the 2010-2011 team were named NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) Scholar-Athletes. The award goes to student-athletes who earn a 3.5 GPA or better for the academic year.
August 17, 2011
Munoz Is Second Athena Alumni In Three Years To Earn Fulbright
Melissa Munoz earned a Fulbright Award following graduation from Scripps College this spring and will spend the next year working with high school students in Malaysia. Her teammate, Jessica Vaughn '09, taught for a year in Sri Lanka as a Fulbright scholar.
July 8, 2011
2011 Season In Review
The 2011 CMS Softball season began on the heels of the most successful season in program history. In 2010, CMS won its first SCIAC Championship in 11 years, set a new record for wins, and won its first game at the NCAA National Championship Tournament ever. 2011 provided endless highlights, exhilarating wins, agonizing defeats, belly busting laughs, and precious memories. There were also several notable statistics and achievements and they are outlined here:
May 17, 2011
CMS Finishes 1-2 In Powerhouse Regional
CMS finished 1-2 at the Texas-Tyler Regional of the NCAA Division III Softball Championships. The Athenas, ranked 15th in the nation, lost to #13 Louisiana College 8-3, beat #3 East Texas Baptist University 6-1 and lost to #12 Redlands 6-1. At the conclusion of the tournament, two Athena players, Michelle Harvey and Harmony Palmer were named to the All-Tournament team.
May 9, 2011
#16 CMS Heads to National Championship Tournament
The Athena Softball Team will travel to the University of Texas at Tyler for the First Round of the National Championship tournament Wednesday, May 11th.
May 6, 2011
Palmer Earns Academic All-District Honors
Harmony Palmer was voted to the Capital One Academic All-District softball team which was released today.
May 2, 2011
Harvey and Gularte Lead Athenas in Tournament Action
Senior Michelle Harvey [San Diego (pictured left)] completed her career play at home with an incredible weekend as SCIAC Champion CMS hosted the 2011 SCIAC tournament for the second year in a row.
April 30, 2011
#13 CMS Places Eight on 2011 ALL-SCIAC Team
#13 ranked CMS placed eight players on the 2011 ALL SCIAC (Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) team with six selections to the First Team and two voted onto the Second Team by conference coaches.
April 27, 2011
2011 SCIAC Softball Tournament
CMS is proud to host the 2011 SCIAC Softball Postseason Tournament. The schedule and scores can be found here throughout the tournament.
April 25, 2011
Athenas Win Back-To-Back SCIAC Championships!
In double-header action on Senior Day, Saturday, April 23, the CMS Athenas 32-8 (19-5 SCIAC) bested the Whittier Poets 15-3 (5 inn.) and 8-6 to win their second straight SCIAC Championship. By winning the 2011 Regular Season title, CMS also wins the right to host the 2011 SCIAC Softball Tournament, again, for the second year in a row.
April 12, 2011
Athenas To Finish Strong In SCIAC Title Chase
In a season that has already seen several incredible moments and victories, players and coaches believe The Best Is Yet To Come. The Athenas are in first place in the SCIAC with a 28-8 record overall, 15-5 in SCIAC play.
March 29, 2011
CMS Sweeps Redlands 4-0 to Capture First Place
In a highly anticipated weekend, the CMS Softball team took on six-time champion and first place Redlands University in a clash of SCIAC titans. Schedule changes made months ago resulted in a unique, two day - four game format.
March 29, 2011
Lopez Named SCIAC Athlete Of The Week
Emily Lopez was selected SCIAC Athlete of the Week for the week of March 21-27.
March 22, 2011
Spring Break 2011 Brings Success and Heartbreak
The CMS Softball team played 12 games in 8 days over Spring Break. The 2011 Spring Break started with a trip to the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Florida. The rigorous schedule required the team to play 8 games in four days tackling 8 different opponents in daily double-headers. The squad played well and came away with a 7-1 record for the trip.
March 7, 2011
Athenas Power Through Weekend
The CMS Softball team played six games in 48 hours over the weekend, coming away 5-1. The slew of games leaves CMS 11-2 overall and 6-1 in SCIAC.
February 15, 2011
Athenas Sweep Pomona-Pitzer
The CMS Athenas pounded out 23 hits and 22 runs in a dominating win over cross-campus rival Pomona-Pitzer Saturday. Final scores were 10-0 (in five innings) and 12-8. The sweep marked the opening of 2011 SCIAC play and moved the Athenas to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in conference.
February 8, 2011
Freshmen and Friedenberg Step Up as Athenas Sweep Chapman
With great excitement, the CMS Athenas began Game 1 against regional rival Chapman University with all five Freshmen in the starting line-up.
February 1, 2011
Athenas Split With APU In Season Opener
The Athenas were one out away from a first ever sweep of NAIA pre-season #22 ranked Azusa Pacific when a two run homer in the top of the seventh deflated their momentum, leaving them with a 2 run deficit going into the bottom of the seventh that proved too much to overcome.
January 5, 2011
Let The Games Begin!
The CMS Softball team kicks off the 2011 season with great excitement. The squad will look for leadership from a returning cadre of 14 players including: 2010 First Team All-American and SCIAC Player of the Year Harmony Palmer, and 2010 All-Region stand-outs: Amanda Banducci, Michelle Harvey, Emily Lopez, and Gizelle Pera.
May 28, 2010
CMS Softball 2010 In Review
The 2010 CMS Softball season was marked by exciting breakthroughs. After a lengthy drought, the squad earned its first SCIAC Championship since 1999, only the fourth since the programs inception in 1991.
May 13, 2010
Softball Wins First NCAA Playoff Game
CMS achieved a program milestone on Thursday with their first win in the NCAA Championships. The Athenas beat Central College (IA) 8-4 in the Indianola, IA regional. CMS, the #4 seed in the regional, will face #1 seed Linfield at 4:00 Central on Friday.
May 10, 2010
Softball Qualifies For NCAA Tournament
After a school record 33 regular season wins, the softball team was selected for the 60-team NCAA Championship field for the second consecutive season on Monday. CMS (33-8) will open the double-elimination regional against Central College (30-12) at 2:00 Central on Thursday, May 13.
May 6, 2010
Dannaway, Pera Earn Academic All-District Honors
Steve Dannaway (SR, Honolulu, HI) and Gizelle Pera (JR, Los Angeles) were voted to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District baseball and softball teams, respectively, which were released today.
April 30, 2010
2010 SCIAC Softball Tournament
#3 University of La Verne defeated #1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps to advance to the Championship game versus #2 Redlands. (UPDATE: La Verne Defeats Redlands 2-0 to force a deciding Game #7, then defeats them again 1-0 to claim the Tournament Title and NCAA automatic bid)
April 28, 2010
MacColl and Palmer Named SCIAC Athletes Of The Week
Eric MacColl and Harmony Palmer have been selected SCIAC Athletes of the week for the week of April 19-25.
April 24, 2010
Athenas Clinch SCIAC Regular Season Title, Will Host SCIAC Tournament on Friday.
The Athenas clinched their first SCIAC title in almost 11 years after grabbing two run-rule victories against Whittier, winning the first game 10-1 in 5 innings and the second game 9-1 in 6 innings.
April 23, 2010
Pitching, Pera Power Propel Athenas to 30th Win. SCIAC Championship Games Next.
Gizelle Pera went 4 for 8, scoring 3 runs and driving in 5 in CMS victories over Chapman University. The two victories push the Athenas record to 30-6, the first 30 win season in CMS Softball history.
April 14, 2010
Palmer Named SCIAC Athlete Of The Week
Harmony Palmer has been selected SCIAC Athlete of the Week for the week of April 5-11.
April 12, 2010
Athenas Take First Place in SCIAC
April 1, 2010
Athenas Suffer First Losses in SCIAC
The CMS Athenas (19-4, 10-2 SCIAC) suffered their first and second losses in SCIAC play over the weekend, splitting with Whittier College (16-13, 7-7 SCIAC) on Saturday and University of Redlands (11-1, 17-8 SCIAC) on Sunday.
March 24, 2010
Athenas Complete Clean Sweep During Spring Break
The CMS Athenas swept three robust opponents during spring break compiling a 6-0 record on the week.
March 8, 2010
Athenas Take Two from Cal Lutheran
The Athenas stay perfect in SCIAC play by defeating Cal Lutheran 8-0 and 6-0 in Saturday's double-header in Thousand Oaks.
February 23, 2010
CMS Sweeps Cross Campus Rival Pomona-Pitzer
CMS (7-2, 4-0 SCIAC) swept cross campus rival Pomona-Pitzer Saturday in chilly, overcast weather.
February 15, 2010
Athenas Open Conference Play with Double-Header Sweep of Occidental
CMS (5-0, 2-0 SCIAC) opened the 2010 SCIAC schedule with a double-header sweep of Occidental College (1-3, 0-2 SCIAC) winning the first game 10-2 and the follow-up 3-2.
November 3, 2009
Building The Championship Program
The CMS softball team looks toward the 2009-2010 season with great expectations. The program has improved steadily in the last few years, gaining regional prominence and for the first time in Athena softball history, breaking onto the national scene with an invitation to the National Championship Tournament in 2009.
May 5, 2009
Softball Headed To NCAA's After SCIAC Tournament
In an historical program first, the CMS Softball program has qualified for the NCAA Division III National Championship tournament. The first round of the tournament begins on Thursday, May 7 at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas.
May 4, 2009
Softball Qualifies For NCAA Tournament
After a school record 28 regular season wins, the softball team was selected for the 59-team NCAA Championship field for the first time in program history on Monday. CMS (28-14) will open the double-elimination regional against host East Texas Baptist University (37-7) at 2:00 on Thursday, May 7.
April 13, 2009
Athenas Split With Bulldogs With Power Pitching And Hitting
CMS split with first place University of Redlands winning 6-3 and losing 4-2 on Friday.
April 1, 2009
Athenas Begin Second Round Of SCIAC Play
After a taxing 13 day, 11 game run that included travel and four games in Texas over Spring Break, the CMS Athenas return to SCIAC play in second place, poised to aggressively challenge for the 2009 conference championship.
March 19, 2009
Cruz Named SCIAC Athlete Of The Week
Julia Cruz (JR, Tustin) has been selected SCIAC Athlete of the Week for the week of March 9-15.
March 18, 2009
Athenas Sweep Regals, Head To Texas
CMS won at Cal Lutheran on Saturday 9-3 and 2-0 to improve to 12-3 overall and 6-2 in SCIAC. The team will head to Texas for spring break for a pair of doubleheaders.
March 9, 2009
Athenas Continue Strong Play Against Leopards
The 17th ranked CMS Athenas lost a late lead and game one 7-6 at La Verne on Saturday, but bounced back to win game two 5-2. CMS improved to 7-2 overall and remain tied for first place in SCIAC with a 4-2 record.
March 5, 2009
Cruz and Athenas Earn NFCA Recognition
CMS pitcher Julia Cruz (JR, Tustin) and her teammates earned national honors this week.
March 2, 2009
Weingart and Cruz Lead Athenas Sweep Of Chapman
In an historic day, the CMS Athenas swept ninth-ranked Chapman University for only the second time and the first since 1999. That year, the Athenas went on to earn a SCIAC title and the squad hopes this past weekends sweep bodes equally well for the 2009 season.
February 16, 2009
CMS Sweeps Pomona-Pitzer To Open Season
The CMS Athenas opened their 2009 season with a strong double-header sweep over rival Pomona-Pitzer winning 9-0 and 6-3.
February 10, 2009
Athenas To Open Season And Conference Play
The cancellation of the Athenas 2009 season openening series at Occidental College sets up a Valentine's Day opener against cross-campus rival, Pomona-Pitzer. Game times are 12:00 and 2:00 pm at the Pomona College field.
May 1, 2008
Post Season! All SCIAC Awards! 6th in the West!
The Athena Softball team completed a tremendous 2008 regular season winning six of its final eight in two weekends of play. The strong finish earned the squad 2nd place in SCIAC, a standing bettered only three times in the 19 year history of the program.
April 17, 2008
CMS Ranked Seventh In First Regional Ranking
CMS is ranked seventh in the West Region in the first NCAA regional rankings of the year. This is the first time that CMS (18-8) has been ranked.
April 7, 2008
Vaughn Breaks Out, Buckett/Weingart Outstanding
In the first half of an exciting SCIAC double-header, the CMS Athenas executed another balanced attack beating seventh ranked University of Redlands 5-4 in 9 innings. The loss was Redlands second conference loss on the year, the first also coming to CMS in mid-February.
March 25, 2008
Athenas Continue Offensive Surge
Players, coaches and fans are enjoying this middle stretch of the softball season as the long promised offensive explosiveness has come to bear. Since March 15, the talented group has shown its propensity for scoring, scoring and scoring some more.
March 17, 2008
Softball Sweeps Occidental
The Athenas continued their strong start with a SCIAC double header sweep of Occidental College, 8-0, 10-2.
February 27, 2008
2008 CMS Softball: Young, Talented
The 2008 softball season is underway and the young, loaded team has started well.
February 10, 2008
Athenas Open Season With Resounding Doubleheader Sweep
CMS opened their 2008 season with dominating wins over visting Cal State East Bay. The Athenas won the first game 10-3 and then trounced the Pioneers 22-0 (five innings) in the second.
May 8, 2007
Spring All-SCIAC Teams Announced
The All-SCIAC teams for all eight spring sports have all been announced and CMS was well represented. 22 CMS athletes earned First Team All-SCIAC honors and 23 athletes earned Second Team All-SCIAC honors.
February 27, 2007
CMS Female Featured Athlete, Jessica Vaughn, Softball
Jessica Vaughn has been an integral part of the Athena softball team since she arrived at CMS. Though only a sophomore, she has started every game for the last two seasons.
February 4, 2007
Athenas Open Season With Road Win
The softball team began their season with a 3-1 win at Vanguard University on Saturday. They tied the game in the sixth and scored two in the seventh for the victory. CMS is 1-0 while Vanguard fell to 1-2.