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Pitt Softball loses ACC Championship game

Pitt Softball player Hunter Levesque celebrates the Panthers' success during their victory against Virginia Tech in the 2018 ACC Softball Tournament. (Photo courtesy of Delvin Jones)

By Stephen Cuddy | Staff Writer

May 16, 2018

The Panthers softball team finished its most successful season yet with a 33-18-1 record, earning head coach Holly Aprile the ACC Coach of the Year honor. With two victories over Louisville earlier this month, the Panthers ended the season as ACC Coastal Champions for the first time in school history — and...

Pitt falls to Florida State, 66-59

Sophomore guard Jasmine Whitney (3) attempts a layup during Pitt’s 66-59 loss to Florida State Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Anas Dighriri | Staff Photographer)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

February 4, 2018

For the second straight Sunday, Pitt women’s basketball took a ranked team down to the wire, but ultimately couldn’t hold on for the victory. The Panthers fell to the No. 10 Florida State Seminoles, 66-59, at the Petersen Events Center. “I’m so proud of the effort our players gave the entire game...

Chinaza Ndee earns second ACC Freshman of the Week honor

First year Chinaza Ndee received her second honor as ACC Freshman of the Week after recording five kills in the team’s match against Miami and nine kills in the team’s match against Florida State over the weekend. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Sports Editor

November 7, 2017

First-year volleyball player Chinaza Ndee earned her second ACC Freshman of the Week honor after her standout performance during the Panthers’ weekend domination of the Miami Hurricanes and the Florida State Seminoles. Ndee recorded five kills in Friday’s match against Miami and nine in Sunday’s match ag...

McKayla Taylor named ACC Player of the Week

McKayla Taylor helped propel the Panthers to four straight wins last week over St. Francis and Virginia Tech. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

April 11, 2017

Thanks to an excellent week at the plate and in the field, junior Pitt shortstop McKayla Taylor became the ACC’s Softball Player of the Week Tuesday afternoon. The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the honor Tuesday afternoon. The Florida State Seminoles swept the Panthers in Tallahassee the weekend ...

Have mercy: Pitt softball swept by Seminoles

Kayla Harris had the best pitching performance of the weekend for the Panthers on Sunday, but still lost 5-0. Kyleen Considine | Staff Photographer

By Rebecca Sauers | Staff Writer

April 3, 2017

The Pitt softball team needed mercy this weekend in Florida battling against the best team in the country. In NCAA softball, if a team is leading by eight or more runs after five innings, the game is ruled so uncompetitive that it doesn’t need to be played any longer. That’s what happened this...

Pitt women’s basketball team falls at No. 8 Florida State, 79-48

Pitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise scored 23 points in a 79-48 loss vs. Florida State on Thursday. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

Once again, Pitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise lit up the scoreboard for the Panthers, but it wasn’t enough to get the win. The Pitt women’s basketball team (13-15 overall, 4-11 ACC) lost its final road game — and its last chance at a winning season — in a 79-48 defeat to the No. 8 Florida ...

Shel-don Je-ter: Fans praise senior’s sensational showing vs. FSU

Fans in the Oakland Zoo made sure Sheldon Jeter knew they appreciated his 29-point effort on Saturday against Florida State. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 21, 2017

It was happening again. The fans knew it. Pitt’s players knew it. Hell, even Florida State’s players probably knew it. The Pitt men’s basketball team had built a 15-point second-half lead against the No. 17 Florida State Seminoles after a 3-pointer by senior point guard Jamel Artis with 13:1...

Jeter’s career-high 29 points power Panthers past No. 17 Florida State, 80-66

Senior forward Sheldon Jeter (21) scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds in Pitt's 80-66 win Saturday over No. 17 Florida State. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Kevin Bertha | For The Pitt News

February 20, 2017

There must be something special about those throwbacks. “The shorts were a little short, but besides that, it’s all good,” Pitt senior forward Sheldon Jeter said. Rocking their retro royal blue jerseys, the Panthers (15-12 overall, 4-10 ACC) knocked off the No. 17 Florida State Seminoles (21-...

Pitt divers excel, but Seminoles swim past Panthers for victory

Pitt first-year Eben Vorster swims for first place Saturday in the 200-meter butterfly. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 17, 2017

After inclement weather forced the Denison University Big Red to cancel their trip to Pittsburgh over the weekend, the Pitt swimming and diving teams were left with only one opponent — the formidable Florida State Seminoles. The Panthers picked up several individual wins in both swimming and diving...

Hershman, Modic and Sevilla earn All-ACC softball honors

Erin Hershman made First Team All-ACC for Pitt softball. John Hamilton | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

May 12, 2016

Three players on the Pitt softball team earned All-ACC honors on Thursday morning. The conference named sophomore outfielder Erin Hershman First Team All-ACC, while seniors Jenna Modic and Maggie Sevilla made the All-ACC Second Team. A graduate of Mars High School, Hershman was a go-to player f...

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