In the 47 contests the Elon University softball team has played in this season, one player has flown relatively under the radar.
Senior Chelsea White received her first loss of the season when the Elon University softball team traveled to face the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Wednesday.
After a trip to Hempstead, New York, to face Hofstra University in a Colonial Athletic Association matchup, the Elon University softball team has paved part of the tough path to the playoffs for themselves. As the Phoenix stepped onto the diamond for a twin bill April 18, its offense did not.
Having improved its record to 25-13 (7-5 Colonial Athletic Association) after an important series win against the University of Delaware Blue Hens, the Elon University softball team has high hopes for the remainder of the season. “I am very pleased with the growth of our team at this point,” head coach Kathy Bocock said, “This team has matured through the season by helping each other through adversity with lots of schedule changes.” Elon currently sits in third place in the CAA but has had its share of obstacles in the process of climbing the leaderboard. Inclement weather forced the Phoenix to reschedule several games, often at inconvenient times.
Athletes spend countless hours practicing and training outside of class, which gives them the right to certain benefits.
Two hits were all Elon could manage when it traveled to Virginia Tech University on Wednesday.
It is rare to find athletes who come to Elon University and reach record-setting heights.
While many freshmen take months or years to earn their spot in a Division I lineup, Kiandra Mitchum, a freshman pitcher for the Elon University softball team, started opening day for the Phoenix. So far this season, Mitchum has made 14 appearances, 12 of which she started on the mound.
A six-run sixth inning barrage from the Phoenix offense propelled Elon University's softball squad to a 10-4 home win over the East Carolina University Pirates on Wednesday. Elon now rides a five-game winning streak as it heads into Colonial Athletic Association play this weekend. The Pirates struck first in the top of the first inning as three hits drove across the first run of the game.
The Elon University softball team's bats were on fire in its doubleheader on Tuesday against Rider University.
After the Elon University softball team returned from the Citrus Classic in Orlando, Florida, it went nine days without playing a game because of inclement weather. This length of time in the middle of the season with no games or consistent practice regiment can often get the better of a team and cause it to crumble, especially since softball relies on repetition and constantly practicing different skills. “The team loves to play games,” said junior infielder Emily Cameron.
The Elon University softball team won its sixth consecutive game Wednesday, March 4 against North Carolina State University at Hunt Park. Freshman Kiandra Mitchum started in the circle for the second straight game for the Phoenix.
Only one season after his graduation from Elon University, former single-season 3-point field goal record holder Jack Isenbarger was outdone by former teammate, junior guard Tanner Samson. Samson has trumped the previous record, 82 three-point field goals made, making 98 of his own this season.
In a matchup originally set for February 18, but due to inclement weather was postponed, Elon hosted Campbell University on Tuesday, March 3.
It is often said that winning comes in the offseason for many sports teams. It is the time that players build bonds with teammates and coaches and the previous seasons’ glories and failures are washed away and the team gets a clean slate. For the Elon University football team, the offseason is a time to improve in ways that are not accessible during the season. “Being here a year now, the players are more comfortable with the schemes in all three phases of the game,” said head coach Rich Skrosky.