Softball coach steps down after 15 years in charge, three national titles

Tufts softball coach Cheryl Milligan has decided to step down from her position after 15 years at the helm of the program. Milligan said her decision to leave her post was not an easy one and was made based on the interest of her five-year-old son, Henry. Milligan’s husband, Jamie Pinzino, is the pitching coach at Army. “I have […]

Tufts takes eighth in 2017–18 Learfield Directors’ Cup

After a year of achievement, triumph and at times heartbreak for Tufts athletics, the Jumbos finished eighth in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings for the 2017–18 school year. The Directors’ Cup, which ranks colleges based on their performance in up to 18 sports that must include men’s and women’s basketball and soccer, was won by Williams for […]

Jumbos return to splendid form in 2018

Following a disappointing 2017 campaign, the Tufts softball team got back on track in 2018, finishing the regular season with a 28–7 record en route to reclaiming its spot among Div. III’s upper echelon. Despite losing 5–1 to the Williams Ephs in the NESCAC semifinals, the Jumbos earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the final game of the Northeast Regional against […]

Tufts scores huge wins against No. 11 Amherst

Having entered the week on top of the NESCAC East division, the No. 21 Tufts softball team posted a 3–1 stretch, starting with a 15–0 demolition of Pine Manor on Friday, followed by two massive wins at then-No. 11 Amherst over the weekend. However, he Jumbos’ eight-game winning streak, dating back to April 13, was snapped when they lost to the […]

Tufts posts wins over Colby, Babson to maintain strong NESCAC position

The Tufts softball team (19–6, 7–2 NESCAC) was victorious in all three of its games against Colby over the weekend, as well as in its lone completed match against Babson on Tuesday. The Jumbos hosted the Beavers (20–10) for a scheduled doubleheader on Tuesday. In the early game, the visitors took the lead on a two-run home run from senior designated player Erica Pavlo […]

Strong pitching leads Jumbos to two of three wins against Bobcats

Due to the seemingly annual April snow, the Tufts softball team (15–6) only took on Bates this week, as its two-game series with MIT was pushed to April 25. The Bobcats (11–8) are just the second NESCAC East opponent whom the Jumbos have taken on this season, giving the weekend series a bit of added importance. The storm pushed the game […]

Tufts takes two of three in weekend series with Bowdoin

The Tufts softball team played a trio of crucial games last weekend — its first series against a NESCAC opponent in the 2018 season. In a three-game homestand against the Bowdoin Polar Bears (14–5), the Jumbos were able to pick up wins in two of the three games. After two victories for Tufts that featured strong pitching […]

Jumbos post best record on spring break trip since 2015

While most students were putting their feet up and enjoying time off school last week, Tufts’ softball team played 15 games in nine days in Clermont, Fla. The annual trip gives the team an opportunity to lock in for the rest of the long spring season. The Jumbos posted an 11–4 record, their best record […]

Tufts reinvigorated following disappointing 2017 season

After an unsatisfactory end to last year’s campaign, the Tufts softball team is back with a score to settle. Tufts coach Cheryl Milligan described the team’s 2017 season as one of their worst in its recent history: the Jumbos’ 65-game unbeaten streak in the NESCAC East Division was snapped by the Trinity Bantams, and the Jumbos missed out […]

Jumbos miss NESCAC tournament for first time in 17 years

For the first time since 2000, the Jumbos (22-14) failed to qualify for the NESCAC conference playoffs. Nevertheless, the strong performances of multiple first-year players demonstrate that the team’s rebuilding efforts should pay dividends for years to come. Coach Cheryl Milligan explained that while she was disappointed with the team’s underperformance, there were still many […]