2021-22 Softball News

  • Softball Holding Two Clinics in January
    November 08, 2022
    ALBANY - Russell Sage College Softball will host two clinics in January.
  • E8 to Expand Tournament Fields for 2022-2023
    August 23, 2022
    Hilton, NY--This year, Empire 8 will expand its postseason tournaments for men's and women's basketball, field hockey, men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball to six teams and softball to five teams as voted on by the league's Athletic Directors and approved by the Empire 8 President's Council. This year's limited expansion is the second non-emergent growth in the conference's 24-year history as a multi-sport conference.
  • Dicranian honored as RSC's NCAA Woman of the Year
    July 14, 2022
    Indianapolis, IN—The NCAA announced the Woman of the Year candidates for the 2022 award program and Russell Sage College softball player Taylor Dicranian was selected the college’s honoree.
  • Five RSC Softball Players honored by NFCA
    June 30, 2022
    Albany, NY – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar-Athletes, has saluted five Russell Sage College softball players for their academic prowess in 2021-2022. The Gators, which earned their second consecutive Empire 8 Tournament appearance in 2022, once again had a number of players that had a 3.5 or high cumulative grade point average for the academic year.
  • Don't miss the deadline to submit your nominations for the next Sage Athletic Hall of Fame Class!
    June 23, 2022
    Albany, NY — Russell Sage College’s Department of Athletics is looking for our next class of Athletic Hall of Fame nominees! The submission deadline for our next class of inductees is July 1, 2022!
  • RSC places 60 on Empire 8 Presidents' List; 8 Gator Teams earn All-Academic Team Citations
    June 22, 2022
    Hilton, NY--58 Russell Sage College student-athletes were honored with the release of the Spring of 2022 Empire 8 Presidents' List. Additionally, eight Gator varsity programs were named to the Empire 8 All-Academic list for their combined efforts in the classroom.
  • Papas Rewarded for Outstanding Athletic Prowess
    June 09, 2022
    Albany, NY—Russell Sage College’s department of athletics announced their award winners for the 2021-2022 academic year at the annual awards banquet.  In addition to several honors bestowed for athletic and academic excellence, Sage also selected the Gator of the Year Award for the department’s 21 varsity sports for the 2021-2022 year. In addition, the award as the 2021-2022 Sage Female Athlete of the Year for a Team sport was given to senior outfielder Arianna Papas.
  • Dicranian earns Gator of the Year status in softball
    May 27, 2022
    Albany, NY—Russell Sage College’s department of athletics announced their award winners for the 2021-2022 academic year at the annual awards banquet. Senior pitcher/infielder Taylor Dicranian was saluted as the Gator of the Year in softball.
  • Papas and Dicranian Named to 2022 NFCA All-Region Teams
    May 16, 2022
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced the 384 student-athletes from 197 schools who comprise the 2022 NFCA Division III All-Region teams. Russell Sage College’s team was honored as two players were named to the Region III Team. Headlining the honorees was senior outfielder Arianna Papas, who was named to the First Team at the outfield. Senior Taylor Dicranian was named to the Third Team as a utility player/pitcher.
  • Papas Voted Empire 8 Conference Player of the Year
    May 10, 2022
    ALBANY, N.Y. – Russell Sage College senior outfielder Arianna Papas (Castleton, NY/Maple Hill) was voted the Empire 8 Conference Player of the Year, headlining the five Gators that earned All-E8 honors.
  • Softball season wraps in Empire 8 Tournament
    May 06, 2022
    Alfred, NY--Despite a rally in the bottom of the seventh, the Gators dropped a heart breaker in the Empire 8 Tournament on Friday as Nazareth won, 4-3.
  • Gators Edged 1-0 by St. John Fisher
    May 05, 2022
    ALFRED, N.Y. – Russell Sage College opened the Empire 8 Conference Championship Tournament by being upended 1-0 by St. John Fisher this afternoon.
  • Papas Takes Home E8 Player of the Week Honors
    May 02, 2022
    ALBANY, N.Y. – Russell Sage College senior outfielder Arianna Papas (Castleton, NY/Maple Hill) was named the Empire 8 Conference Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, May 1.
  • Sage softball splits with Alfred on Senior Day to earn E8 Tournament selection
    May 01, 2022
    Albany, NY. – Russell Sage College concluded the regular season by splitting this afternoon’s Empire 8 Conference doubleheader against Alfred University. The Gators secured the No.3 seed for the 2022 Empire 8 Tournament.
  • Softball sweeps Keuka in offensive explosion
    April 29, 2022
    Clifton Park, NY. – Russell Sage College continued a busy week by sweeping both ends of this afternoon’s Empire 8 Conference doubleheader against Keuka College. The Gators, in the midst of a stretch of three twin-bills in four-days, connected on three homeruns, while also tallying 19 hits including six extra-base hits.
  • Gators Start Busy Stretch with a Split
    April 28, 2022
    CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – Russell Sage College began a busy week by splitting this afternoon’s doubleheader vs. Elmira.
  • Seventh Inning Rally Pushes Gators Past St. John Fisher
    April 24, 2022
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Russell Sage College scored a pair of seventh inning runs to win 4-2 this afternoon at St. John Fisher.
  • Gators Earn Split of E8 Doubleheader at Nazareth
    April 23, 2022
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Russell Sage College defeated host Nazareth 6-1 to salvage a split of this afternoon's Empire 8 Conference doubleheader.
  • Papas Named E8 Player of the Week
    April 18, 2022
    ALBANY, N.Y. – Russell Sage College senior outfielder Arianna Papas (Castleton, NY/Maple Hill) was named the Empire 8 Conference Softball Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, April 17.
  • RSC Splits E8 Doubleheader at Utica
    April 15, 2022
    UTICA, N.Y. – Russell Sage College split this afternoon's Empire 8 Conference doubleheader at Utica.
  • Gators Split Home Doubleheader with MCLA
    April 13, 2022
    ALBANY, N.Y. – Russell Sage College split this afternoon's home doubleheader with MCLA.
  • Sage softball posts split with Union on Tuesday
    April 12, 2022
    Schenectady, NY – Russell Sage College split this afternoon's doubleheader at Union College. After falling in the opener 7-2, the Gators (7-13) salvaged the split with a convincing 11-1 victory in the second game. Union moves to 10-6 on the year.
  • Softball battles Elmira and the weather
    April 09, 2022
    Elmira, NY – Russell Sage College’s softball team traveled to Elmira College for a scheduled Empire 8 doubleheader. After a delayed start to weather for the games, the first game only went five innings before being halted to weather as the Soaring Eagles held a 6-0 lead.
  • Gators Sweep Twin-Bill at SUNY Cobleskill
    April 06, 2022
    COBLESKILL, N.Y. – Russell Sage College swept this afternoon's doubleheader at SUNY Cobleskill.
  • Agate Named E8 Player of the Week
    April 04, 2022
    ALBANY, N.Y. – Russell Sage College infielder Emily Agate (Franklin Square, NY/H. Frank Carey), a grad student, was named the Empire 8 Conference Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, April 3.
  • Gators split with Houghton on opening day of E8 softball play
    April 02, 2022
    Clifton Park, NY. – Russell Sage College started Empire 8 Conference play by splitting this afternoon's doubleheader against the Highlanders of Houghton College.
  • Dicranian Chosen E8 Player of the Week
    March 28, 2022
    ALBANY, N.Y. – Russell Sage College senior pitcher/infielder Taylor Dicranian (Bennington, VT/Mt. Anthony Union) was named the Empire 8 Conference Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, March 27.
  • Gators drops pair to Skidmore
    March 23, 2022
    Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – Russell Sage College travelled to Skidmore College on Wednesday afternoon for a non-conference twinbill with the Thoroughbreds. Skidmore took both games, 8-0 and 6-3. 
  • Gators record a split with regional foe, RPI
    March 22, 2022
    TROY, N.Y. –  Russell Sage College travelled to Troy on Tuesday afternoon for a non-conference doubleheader with the RPI Engineers.  RPI took the first game, 8-0, but the Gators took the second game, 4-2. With their victory in the nightcap, the Gators snapped RPI’s 21-game win streak over Sage, dating back to April 16, 2001.
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