June 18, 2012
Spring Programs Pick Up Academic Honors
Thirty-three Ohio Dominican spring athletes garnered academic all-conference honors, the GLIAC announced Friday.
June 14, 2012
Panther Pride: Top 12 Moments from 2011-12 (#4)
No. 4 – Milestone Victories for Baseball, Softball Programs
June 6, 2012
Panther Pride: Top 12 Moments from 2011-12 (#10)
No. 10 – Home Cooking for ODU Softball Team
May 10, 2012
NFCA Honors Cribari with All-Region Nod
Ohio Dominican softball freshman Alex Cribari (Lyndhurst, OH) was recently named to the 2012 NFCA Division II All-Midwest Region Second Team as voted on by the member coaches in each of the eight regions.
May 1, 2012
Athletic Department Honors Student-Athletes at Annual Recognition Night
Ohio Dominican’s Athletic Department honored 60 senior student-athletes and also presented eight individual awards as part of a new format to the Student-Athlete Recognition Night on Monday.
April 27, 2012
Early Deficits Prove Costly for ODU Softball in GLIAC Tournament
Ohio Dominican’s softball team found itself in early holes Friday against Ferris State (Mich.) and Northwood (Mich.) at the GLIAC Tournament in Findlay and could not recover as the Panthers were eliminated from the field by the finals of 6-2 and 5-3.
April 27, 2012
Four Panthers Named to 2012 All-GLIAC Softball Teams
Following Ohio Dominican’s opening round contest with Ferris State (Mich.) this morning, Commissioner Dell Robinson recognized four Panthers on the 2012 All-GLIAC Softball teams, as voted on by the conference coaches in ballot format.
April 26, 2012
GLIAC Preview: Fourth-Seeded Panthers to Meet Ferris State in First Round
Riding a six-game win streak, the fourth-seeded Ohio Dominican softball team heads to the double-elimination GLIAC Tournament (April 27-29) for the first time with a 10 a.m. matchup Friday, April 27 against fifth-seeded Ferris State (Mich.) at Iriti Field at the Marathon Diamonds Complex in Findlay. The teams split the season series in Big Rapids back on April 14 as the Bulldogs took game one, 7-0, and the Panthers held on in game two, 8-6, after sporting an 8-1 lead through five innings.
April 24, 2012
Softball Clinches Fourth Seed with Sweep of Lake Erie in Finale
Ohio Dominican’s softball team closed the regular season on a high note Tuesday afternoon, besting visiting division foe Lake Erie, 4-3 and 10-0 (5), at Panther Field.
April 21, 2012
Senior Day Sweep Clinches Postseason Berth for ODU Softball
The home field advantage was in full force yet again for Ohio Dominican’s softball team as the Panthers capped off Saturday afternoon’s Senior Day with wins of 5-4 and 9-4 for their second sweep in as many days of division foe, Findlay.
April 20, 2012
Panthers Pitching Thwarts Findlay in Doubleheader Shutout
Fueled by freshman Rachael Stanzel’s (Angleton, TX) one-hit shutout in the opener, Ohio Dominican’s softball team picked up two crucial shutout wins over Findlay Friday at Panther Field, blanking the Oilers 2-0 and 3-0.
April 19, 2012
Friends of Jaclyn Celebration, Senior Day Highlight Softball Festivities
Along with the on-field drama of the push towards the postseason, Ohio Dominican’s softball team will also provide off-field excitement this weekend when Findlay comes to town. Over the four-game conference set, beginning at 3:30 p.m. this Friday, April 20, the Panthers will celebrate Friends of Jaclyn Day and recognize its seniors on Saturday's annual Senior Day game.
April 19, 2012
Final Postseason Spots Up for Grabs as ODU Closes Regular Season at Home
With the road portion of the schedule over, Ohio Dominican’s softball team begins its slate of three final home doubleheaders at 3:30 p.m. this Friday, April 19 as Findlay visits for Friends of Jaclyn Day.
April 18, 2012
Panthers Offense Extinguished in Sweep to Tiffin
The Ohio Dominican softball team’s chances to nab an automatic berth in the conference tournament took a hit Wednesday at Tiffin’s Paradiso Fields as the Dragons thwarted the Panthers at the plate en route to the twinbill sweep of 1-0 (8) and 3-2.
April 15, 2012
Softball Captures Second Straight Road Split Against Chargers
The Ohio Dominican softball team took advantage of some shoddy defense for a 9-2 win in the opener at Hillsdale (Mich.), but was held in check in the closing game, 3-2, for the Sunday afternoon conference split at Johnny Williams Field.
April 14, 2012
Panthers Withstand Game Two Rally to Salvage Split with Ferris State
Ohio Dominican’s softball team withstood a five-run, sixth inning in game two against Ferris State to earn a 8-6 win and collect the key conference split Saturday at the FSU Softball Field. The Bulldogs used a strong pitching effort to take a 3-0 decision in the opener.
April 13, 2012
No. 17 Lakers Sneak By Panthers Softball in Home Sweep
The Ohio Dominican softball team was denied the opportunity to move to the top of the conference standings Friday afternoon as 17th-ranked Grand Valley State (Mich.) swept the Panthers, 4-2 and 4-3 in eight innings, at the GVSU Softball Field.
April 12, 2012
Decisive Road Trip Through Michigan in Store for Panthers Softball
With first place on the line and GLIAC tournament seeding up for grabs, the Panthers head to Michigan this weekend for a six-game, three-day road swing with stops at No. 17 and North Division leader Grand Valley State on Friday, Ferris State on Saturday and Hillsdale on Sunday.
April 10, 2012
Late Rally Spurs Panthers to Division Sweep of Lake Erie
Ohio Dominican’s softball team cruised to a 9-1, six-inning win in the opener and rallied late in the nightcap, 5-2, for the conference sweep over visiting Lake Erie on a rather brisk Tuesday afternoon at Panther Field.
April 7, 2012
Division-Leading Eagles Exact Revenge With Sweep of Softball
Ohio Dominican’s softball team experienced the unpleasant side of retribution as Ashland exacted revenge for Thursday’s setbacks with an afternoon sweep of the Panthers by the finals of 5-2 and 4-1 Saturday at Brookside Park.
April 5, 2012
Walk-Off Hit Sends Panthers to Sweep of Division Leader Ashland
With an eighth-inning, walk-off base hit to left in game two, freshman Taylor Thomas (Bellville, OH), delivered the knockout blow to South Division leader Ashland on Thursday as Ohio Dominican’s softball team swept the Eagles, 4-2 and 4-3 (8), in GLIAC action at Brookside Park.
April 4, 2012
Panthers Pick Up Twinbill Split with Tiffin
Ohio Dominican’s softball team swatted three home runs but had to settle for a doubleheader split with GLIAC foe Tiffin Wednesday. The Panthers took game one 5-2 and held a 2-0 lead in the sixth inning of game two before falling 3-2.
April 3, 2012
Key Division Contests Upcoming for Panthers Softball
Ohio Dominican’s softball team continues South Division play this week, beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 with a home doubleheader clash with reigning GLIAC champion Tiffin, followed by two-game sets at division leader and rival Ashland on Thursday and Saturday.
April 1, 2012
Softball Erupts in Game Two to Salvage Split with Wayne State
The bats came alive for Ohio Dominican’s softball team in Sunday’s closing game at Wayne State (Mich.) and the Panthers held on late for the 14-13 victory to secure the afternoon conference split. The Warriors took the opener and third straight game in the four-game weekend series by the final of 9-3.
March 31, 2012
Big Scoring Innings Rough Up Panthers on the Road
Ohio Dominican’s softball team ran into a fresher, more upbeat Wayne State (Mich.) squad and suffered its first two conference losses of the year, falling 6-0 and 22-4, Saturday afternoon at the WSU Softball Stadium.
March 29, 2012
No. 2 UIndy Takes Pair From Panthers Softball
The Indianapolis softball team lived up to its national billing Thursday afternoon as the second-ranked Greyhounds took two road wins from Ohio Dominican by the finals of 3-1 and 8-1 in a battle of GLIAC and GLVC leaders at Panther Field.
March 28, 2012
Pair of Walk-Off Wins Sends NKU Past Panthers
Ohio Dominican’s softball team suffered a pair of stinging defeats at Northern Kentucky on Wednesday afternoon as the Norse twice rallied for come-from-behind walk-off wins of 6-5 and 4-2 in the non-conference affair at Frank Ignatius Grein Field.
March 27, 2012
Stanzel Awarded GLIAC Softball Pitcher of the Week Honors
Following a perfect 4-0 record in the circle last week, Ohio Dominican softball starting pitcher Rachael Stanzel (Angleton, TX) was dubbed the GLIAC Softball Pitcher of the Week, released earlier this afternoon by the league office.
March 27, 2012
Tough Stretch of Games Begins This Week for League-Leading Panthers
A 3 p.m. home doubleheader clash with No. 4 Indianapolis on Thursday sandwiched by a road twinbill at Northern Kentucky on Wednesday and four-game weekend set at Wayne State (Mich.) await the first place Ohio Dominican softball team this week.
March 25, 2012
Panthers Sweep SVSU to Close Homestand with Perfect 8-0 Mark
The home field advantage continued for Ohio Dominican’s softball team Sunday afternoon as the Panthers notched their fourth straight sweep with dominating efforts of 6-0 and 10-6 against visiting Saginaw Valley State (Mich.).
March 24, 2012
Panthers Collect Third Straight Home Sweep; Coach Van Gets No. 500
Ohio Dominican’s softball team continued to sizzle on their recent homestand as the Panthers swept visiting Northwood (Mich.) with a 5-4 walk-off win in the opener followed by a 6-0 shutout in game two Saturday afternoon.
March 23, 2012
ODU Shuts Out Lakers for Second Straight Home Sweep
Ohio Dominican’s softball team avoided the weather and completed its second straight home sweep, defeating Lake Superior State (Mich.) 3-0 and 6-0 Friday afternoon at Panther Field in both teams’ GLIAC opener.
March 23, 2012
Today's Softball GLIAC Opener Moved to 12:30 P.M. Start
Due to expected thunderstorms later this afternoon, the Ohio Dominican softball team's GLIAC opening doubleheader has been moved up to a 12:30 p.m. start time at Panther Field.
March 21, 2012
Softball Sweeps Notre Dame (OH) in Home Opener
The Ohio Dominican softball team won its first two home games of the season, sweeping Notre Dame (OH) in a non-conference doubleheader Wednesday.
March 20, 2012
Panthers Open Home Slate with Five-Day, Eight-Game Swing
With the Spring Break trip to the Lone Star state over, Ohio Dominican’s softball team returns home for an eight-game, five-day homestand, beginning at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21 as Notre Dame (Ohio) visits Panther Field for the home opener.
March 15, 2012
Softball Snaps Seven-Game Skid; Splits with Houston-Victoria
Squared off against one of the top NAIA schools in the country, Ohio Dominican’s softball team snapped a seven-game slide with a 1-0 victory over Houston-Victoria in Thursday’s opener at Burdge Field, before faltering 5-3 in the nightcap.
March 15, 2012
Cardinals Stymie Softball in San Antonio
Offensive woes plagued Ohio Dominican’s softball team for the third successive day as Incarnate Word took Wednesday afternoon’s doubleheader from the Panthers, 8-2 and 4-3, at Cardinal Field in San Antonio.
March 13, 2012
Softball Swept in Twinbill at Texas A&M Kingsville
The southern struggles continued for Ohio Dominican’s softball team as the Panthers dropped two games to Texas A&M Kingsville, 9-1 and 2-1, Tuesday afternoon at Hubert Field.
March 12, 2012
Panthers' Bats Stifled by St. Edward's in First Day of Texas Trip
Even with the warmer temperatures of the Texas sun, Ohio Dominican’s softball team’s bats were put on ice at St. Edward’s as the Hilltoppers swept the Panthers, 2-1 and 2-0, Monday at Diane Daniels Field in Austin.
March 11, 2012
2012 ODU Softball Information Guide Now Available
The 2012 Ohio Dominican Softball Information Guide is now available online.
March 9, 2012
Softball Treks to Lone Star State for Spring Break Contests
Following a two-week hiatus, the Ohio Dominican softball squad next returns to the diamond on their Spring Break trip as they head to Texas for four road doubleheaders in four days, beginning at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 12 against St. Edward’s in Austin. Visits to Texas A&M Kingsville, Incarnate Word and Houston-Victoria follow over the ensuing three days.
February 26, 2012
ODU Splits with Knights in Non-Conference Road Twinbill
In its first road doubleheader of the young season, Ohio Dominican’s softball team collected a non-conference split at Bellarmine (Ky.) on Sunday afternoon, winning 4-3 in eight innings in game one, before falling 4-2 in game two at Knights Field.
February 18, 2012
Panthers Earn Another Split at Charger Chillout
For the second day in a row, Ohio Dominican’s softball team split its pair of games at the UAH Ringor Charger Chillout, holding on to defeat Lander (S.C.) 4-3 in the opener, before getting touched up by West Georgia 13-4 in game two at the Wilson Morgan Softball Complex on Saturday.
February 17, 2012
Softball Collects Opening Day Split in Alabama
Ohio Dominican’ softball team kicked off the 2012 campaign with an efficient 5-1 victory over Delta State (Miss.) Friday morning at the UAH Ringor Charger Chillout, but could not find the timely hitting in game two against NFCA No. 3 North Georgia, falling 4-0.
February 16, 2012
Season Preview: Panthers Softball Squad Geared Up for 2012 Campaign
With the return of eight letterwinners, including seven starters, the Ohio Dominican softball team is ready to show the Panthers belong among the class of the GLIAC in 2012. In its inaugural campaign in Division II, ODU finished 14-36 overall and 9-23 in conference play, highlighted by wins in seven of the final 12 contests, including an upset of No. 25 Tiffin and a four-game series sweep of Lake Erie.
February 8, 2012
Softball Winter Clinics Cancelled for This Weekend
Due to scheduling conflicts, the Ohio Dominican softball winter clinics for this Saturday, Feb. 11 and Sunday, Feb. 12 have been cancelled. However, space is still available for the clinics on March 3 and 4.
February 2, 2012
Coaches Vote Softball Fourth in GLIAC Preseason Balloting
Ohio Dominican’s softball team was recently tabbed fourth in the South Division of the 2012 GLIAC Coaches’ Preseason Poll, announced yesterday by the league office.
January 26, 2012
2012 ODU Softball Prospectus Released
With the spring sports seasons right around the corner, the 2012 Ohio Dominican Softball Prospectus, complete with a mini-preview, quick facts, roster and statistics, is now available.
January 13, 2012
Softball Winter Clinic Dates Released
Earlier this morning, head coach Marcella Vanlandingham and the Ohio Dominican softball team announced the dates of its annual upcoming winter clinics.
October 22, 2011
Panthers Step Up to ‘Make-a-Difference’
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Several of Ohio Dominican’s athletic teams exchanged their bats, balls, cleats and spikes for rakes, shears and gloves this past Saturday morning for some fall cleaning as part of ODU’s annual Make-a-Difference Day in the neighboring Teakwood community.
October 10, 2011
Softball Receives NFCA Academic Recognition
Ohio Dominican’s softball team was recently recognized for its work outside of the playing field as five players were named as a 2011 National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar Athlete, released this morning by the NFCA. The award is given to any player submitted by a member coach who achieved a 3.50 grade point average or higher during the 2010-11 academic year.
September 29, 2011
Photo Gallery from Softball’s Twinbill with Ohio State
Ohio Dominican’s softball team got a taste of the Division I level Wednesday night as the Panthers took on the Ohio State Buckeyes in an exhibition doubleheader under the lights at Buckeye Field.
September 28, 2011
Photo Gallery from Softball's Homecoming Weekend
Ohio Dominican’s softball team celebrated this past weekend’s homecoming revelry in style with its annual Alumni Game on Saturday, followed by the Panthers Second Annual Golf Outing on Sunday.
September 14, 2011
Ohio Dominican Announces 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame Class
Six former Panther student-athletes comprise the 2011 Ohio Dominican Athletic Hall of Fame class, and that group will be recognized during the Homecoming ceremonies the weekend on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24.
September 13, 2011
ODU Softball Releases Fall Slate
The leaves have yet to change, but the Ohio Dominican softball team will be in full force this fall with a complete slate of games released this week by 17-year Panthers head coach, Marcella Vanlandingham.
August 19, 2011
Softball Welcomes 13 New Faces to Campus Today
With the excitement of freshman move-in taking place Friday morning, the Ohio Dominican softball team welcomed 13 of their newest members to campus.
August 15, 2011
Softball Team to Host Second Annual Golf Outing
The Ohio Dominican softball team will host its second annual golf outing at 12 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 at the picturesque Blackhawk Golf Club in Galena, Ohio.