June 23, 2009
Softball Coaching Staff Named Best in Southeast
DAHLONEGA, GA – Head North Georgia softball coach Mike Davenport, and assistant coaches Andrea Moss and Keri McKee have been named the NFCA Southeast Regional Coaching Staff of the Year announced last week by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

June 8, 2009
North Georgia Softball Honored by Easton Inc.
DAHLONEGA, GA – After a banner season that saw the Saints reach the final four of the Division II Women’s College World Series, Easton Incorporated has honored the North Georgia Softball Program as one of six schools to be named “Cover Team of the Year” by the prestigious company, while two players earn All-American honors.

June 2, 2009
Saints Ranked 3rd in Final NFCA Division II Poll
DAHLONEGA, GA – After claiming the nation’s top spot in the final regular season poll of the season, the North Georgia College & State University softball team fall in at #3 in the final NFCA Division II Top 25 poll of the 2009 season.

May 26, 2009
Voyles Named World Series All-Tournament Team
DAHLONEGA, GA – North Georgia College & State University’s Laura Voyles has been named to the 2009 NCAA Division II Softball Championship All-Tournament Team announced Monday afternoon at the conclusion of the National Championship game.

May 24, 2009
#1 Saints Fall to #2 Lock Haven, Rematch All Set
SALEM, VA – In a battle of the top two ranked teams in the country, #1 North Georgia managed just one hit, while #2 Lock Haven used a trio of first-inning home runs to run past the Saints 8-0 in five innings Sunday afternoon at the NCAA Division II Softball Championships.

May 24, 2009
#1 Saints End Season At National Semi-Finals
SALEM, VA – The #1 team in the country saw their season come to a close two wins shy of a National Championship, falling 8-1 to #2 Lock Haven in the semi-finals of the 2009 NCAA Division II Softball Championships Sunday afternoon at the Moyer Sports Complex.

May 22, 2009
Magic Continues For #1 Saints in 11-inning Win
SALEM, VA – Top-ranked North Georgia continued its magical run Friday afternoon, allowing two runs in the 11th inning before coming back in the bottom half to score three runs with a walk-off single by Laura Voyles, shocking fans at the World Series with the 3-2 victory.

May 21, 2009
#1 Saints Keep Rolling, Advance on Miracle Rally
SALEM, VA – Top-ranked North Georgia used a Laura Voyles two-out three-run tying homer in the seventh to force extra innings before Courtney McGuire gave the Saints a 5-3 victory over Dixie State in walk-off fashion in the opening round of the 2009 NCAA National Championships.

May 20, 2009
Phillips and McGuire Named 1st Team All-American
SALEM, VA – The best NCAA Division II players in the country assembled Wednesday evening for the announcing of the NFCA Division II All-American Teams announced on the eve of the opening day of the National Championships.

May 20, 2009
#1 Saints With Full Day at College World Series
SALEM, VA – The top-ranked North Georgia softball team is in full swing at the NCAA Division II National Championships, spending an hour visiting patients at the VA Hospital before traveling to the Moyer Sports Complex for two hours of practice.

May 19, 2009
#1 Saints Depart Campus, To Be Featured on Fox 5
DAHLONEGA, GA – The #1 ranked North Georgia softball team departed campus Tuesday afternoon for Salem, Virginia as crowds lined the sidewalks in support of the Saints who travel to their first-ever NCAA Division II National Tournament.

May 19, 2009
Davenport To Join Thunder 104.3 All Week Long
DAHLONEGA, GA – North Georgia head softball coach Mike Davenport joins “The Bo Show” on Thunder 104.3 as the #1 Saints travel to Salem, Virginia, for the NCAA Division II Softball National Championships.

May 18, 2009
#1 Saints Set to Leave Campus Tuesday at 1:00 PM
DAHLONEGA, GA – The top-ranked North Georgia softball team is preparing for the NCAA National Championships in Salem, Virginia as they Saints will depart the North Georgia campus at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon in front of Memorial Hall gymnasium.

May 16, 2009
#1 North Georgia Headed to College World Series!!
DAHLONEGA, GA – North Georgia College & State University scored the only run of the game in the sixth inning before holding on in the last of the seventh and benefiting from a substitution error to defeat Carson-Newman 1-0 and claim the Southeast Super Regional Championship.

May 15, 2009
Davenport Joins Thunder 104.3 For Radio Interview
DAHLONEGA, GA – North Georgia softball head coach Mike Davenport joined “The Bo Show” this morning on Thunder 104.3, talking about the long season, the Saints #1 ranking, and the upcoming Super Regional against Carson-Newman College.

May 15, 2009
#1 Saints Rally Back, Defeat Carson-Newman 6-3
DAHLONEGA, GA – North Georgia College & State University rallied from a first-inning deficit Friday evening to score six straight runs and defeat Carson-Newman 6-3 in game one of the 2009 NCAA Southeast Dahlonega Super Regional.

May 14, 2009
NCAA Super Regional To Have Free Video Broadcast
DAHLONEGA, GA – North Georgia College & State University will partner with the Peach Belt Conference and Penn Atlantic to provide a free video broadcast of the NCAA Dahlonega Super Regional this weekend at the Softball Complex.

May 14, 2009
Softball Star Sarah Phillips Featured on NCAA.com
DAHLONEGA, GA – North Georgia College & State University’s Sarah Phillips has been featured in a article by Amy Farnum Novin on NCAA.com. Phillips is preparing to lead the Saints into the NCAA Super Regional over the weekend against Carson-Newman.

May 12, 2009
Five Softball Players Named PBC All-Academic
DAHLONEGA, GA – The Peach Belt Conference released the 2009 softball All-Academic Team from the conference office last week and North Georgia’s Kaelin Farrington and Jessica Skeels earned first-team honors, while Kasey Knight, Trisha Snider, and Kim Stercay were all named second team.

May 12, 2009
Four Softball Players Named Daktronics All-region
DAHLONEGA, GA – Four North Georgia players have been named to the 2009 Daktronics All-Southeast Region Team announced this afternoon. Leslee Smith and Courtney McGuire earned First-Team honors, while Pilar Harden was named second team, and Sarah Phillips was named the Southeast Region Pitcher of the Year.

May 12, 2009
Softball Selected By PBC as Sportsmanship Winner
AUGUSTA, GA – The North Georgia softball team has been selected as the Team Sportsmanship Award Winner by the Peach Belt Conference, season-long program to recognize hard work, character, and integrity by each sport.

May 11, 2009
North Georgia Set To Host NCAA Super Regional
DAHLONEGA, GA – The NCAA announced Monday morning that North Georgia will be one of eight host sites for the 2009 Super Regional round of the Division II Softball Championships which will be played around the country May 15-16.

May 10, 2009
#1 Saints Take Dahlonega Regional Championship!
DAHLONEGA, GA – Top-ranked North Georgia completed a perfect sweep through the NCAA Southeast Regional Sunday afternoon, using a no-hitter by Sarah Phillips to get by Augusta State 5-0 and claim the Dahlonega Regional Tournament Championship.

May 9, 2009
#1 Saints Keep Rolling, Advance Past Jaguars 8-1
DAHLONEGA, GA – The top-ranked and #1 seed North Georgia jumped out to a five-run lead before defeating 8th-seeded Augusta State University 8-1 Saturday afternoon in game three of the NCAA Southeast Dahlonega Regional.

May 8, 2009
#1 Saints Score Early, Take Down Queens 2-0
DAHLONEGA, GA – Top-ranked and #1 seed North Georgia scored single runs in each of the first two innings on their way to a 2-0 victory over #8 seed Queens University of Charlotte Friday evening at the 2009 NCAA Southeast Softball Regional.

May 6, 2009
Softball Ranked #1 In Latest NFCA Top 25 Poll
DAHLONEGA, GA – After spending three straight weeks as the number two team in the country, the North Georgia softball team claimed the nation’s top spot in the latest NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll, the program’s first #1 ranking in school history.

May 4, 2009
North Georgia Set To Host NCAA Softball Regional
DAHLONEGA, GA – The NCAA announced Sunday evening that North Georgia College & State University will be one of 16 host sites for the 2009 NCAA Division II Softball Championships which will be played around the country May 8-10.

April 29, 2009
Softball Remains #2 In Country, #1 in Region Poll
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball team remained the #2 team in the country for the third straight week Wednesday afternoon, sitting only behind the University of Alabama-Huntsville in the latest NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll.

April 22, 2009
Softball Remains at #2 in Latest NFCA DII Poll
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball team remained the #2 team in the country for the second straight week Wednesday afternoon, sitting only behind the University of Alabama-Huntsville in the latest NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll.

April 19, 2009
Softball Captures 2009 PBC Tournament Title!!
FLORENCE, SC – Top-seeded North Georgia completed their perfect run through the Peach Belt Conference Tournament Sunday afternoon, defeating USC Aiken 4-0 to capture the 2009 PBC Tournament Championship, the program’s first ever tournament championship.

April 18, 2009
Saints Take Down Jaguars 3-1, Advance to Semis
FLORENCE, SC – 2nd-ranked North Georgia trailed by a run in the fourth inning, but the Saints rallied with three runs over the next two innings to defeat Augusta State University 3-1 Saturday afternoon in the second round of the PBC Tournament at Freedom Florence Park.

April 18, 2009
Saints Advance to PBC Tournament Championship
FLORENCE, SC – 2nd-ranked North Georgia continued their run through the Peach Belt Conference Tournament Saturday afternoon, defeating 18th-ranked USC Aiken 4-1 to advance to Championship Sunday at Freedom Florence Park in the PBC Tournament.

April 17, 2009
Saints Dominate Canes in PBC Tourney Opener
FLORENCE, SC – North Georgia College & State University breezed through the opening game of the Peach Belt Conference Softball Tournament, defeating Georgia Southwestern 9-0 in five innings Friday afternoon at Freedom Florence Park.

April 16, 2009
Softball Picks Up Awards at PBC Tourney Banquet
FLORENCE, SC – North Georgia was front and center at the 2009 PBC Tournament Softball Banquet Thursday evening, taking home four First-Team All-Conference honors while Mike Davenport was the named the PBC Coach the Year on the eve of the PBC Tournament.

April 15, 2009
#2 Saints Sweep GCSU, Put Lid on Regular Season
Milledgeville, GA – 2nd-ranked North Georgia ended the regular season with two more wins Wednesday afternoon, sweeping GCSU 5-2 and 7-1 to extend their win-streak to 16 games heading into postseason play.

April 13, 2009
Phillips Earns PBC Weekly Honors For Third Time
AUGUSTA, GA – North Georgia College & State University sophomore pitcher Sarah Phillips has been named the Peach Belt Conference Pitchers of the week announced Monday afternoon from the league office.

April 11, 2009
Saints Capture 2009 PBC Regular Season Title
AMERICUS, GA – North Georgia reduced their magic number to zero Saturday evening, sweeping a doubleheader from Georgia Southwestern 8-0 and 6-2 to claim the 2009 Peach Belt Conference regular season championship.

April 10, 2009
Thunderstorms Force Softball Schedule Changes
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia College & State University team has altered a pair of weekend doubleheaders due to heavy thunderstorms moving through the southeast.

April 9, 2009
Softball Still #3 in the Nation, First in Region
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball team continued to dominate the latest NCAA Division II Southeast Regional ranking, taking the top spot for the third straight week, while the Saints stayed at the #3 spot for the fourth straight week in the NFCA Division II Top 25.

April 8, 2009
Saints Softball To Host Cancer Awareness Day
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball team will host its fourth annual Cancer Awareness Day, as the Saints take on Lander University in a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader Wednesday evening with first pitch set for 5:00 p.m. at Haines & Carolyn Hill Stadium.

April 8, 2009
Softball Takes Pair From Lander, Win-Streak at 12
DAHLONEGA, GA – North Georgia moved one step closer to claiming the PBC regular season title Wednesday evening, sweeping Lander University 8-0 and 12-2 in front of a capacity crowd on Senior Day and Cancer Awareness Day.

April 5, 2009
#3 Saints Sweep UNC Pembroke, Extend Streak
PEMBROKE, NC – The North Georgia softball team continued to separate themselves from the rest of the pack in the Peach Belt Conference Sunday afternoon, sweeping a doubleheader from UNC Pembroke 11-7 and 5-3 at LRA Field

April 4, 2009
#3 Saints Extend Win-Streak to 8, Sweep Patriots
FLORENCE, SC – Sophomore right-hander Sarah Phillips tossed two complete games, including a one-hitter, as third-ranked North Georgia swept a pair of games from Francis Marion University, Saturday afternoon in Peach Belt Conference softball action.

April 2, 2009
Softball Ranked First in Region Poll, Third in Nation
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball team finds themselves at the top of the NCAA Division II Southeast Region ranking for the second straight week, while the NFCA has the Saints as the #3 team in the country for the third straight week.

March 27, 2009
2009 Moe's Classic Cancelled This Weekend
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball program has announced the 2009 Moe's Classic has been cancelled due to heavy storms moving through the area.

March 26, 2009
Softball Tops First Region Poll, Still 3rd in Nation
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball team is at the top of the first NCAA Division II Southeast Region Ranking released yesterday afternoon, while the NFCA has the Saints as the #3 team in the country for the second straight week.

March 24, 2009
Baseball & Softball Games Cancelled on Wednesday
DAHLONEGA, GA – Due to heavy storms scheduled to reach Dahlonega tomorrow afternoon, North Georgia has cancelled baseball and softball contests on Wednesday, March 25.

March 23, 2009
Cox Earns PBC Freshman of the Week Honors
AUGUSTA, GA – Hilary Cox has been named the Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Week after blasting a pair of game-winning home runs and hitting .375 in six games for the Saints last week.

March 23, 2009
#3 Saints Crush Six Home Runs, Sweep Cougars
DAHLONEGA, GA – 3rd-ranked North Georgia picked up an 8-0 victory in five innings in the opener before blasting four home runs in the nightcap for a 6-2 victory and a doubleheader sweep over visiting Columbus State University Monday afternoon in Peach Belt play.

March 23, 2009
Smith Tabbed as PBC Player of the Week
AUGUSTA, GA – Junior Leslee Smith has been named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week after hitting over .400 last week with 11 runs batted in, the second straight North Georgia player to receive the award.

March 21, 2009
#3 Saints "Walk-Off" with Sweep of Pirates
DAHLONEGA, GA – 3rd-ranked North Georgia picked up two more wins Saturday afternoon, taking game one 5-3, before using a walk-off home run from Hilary Cox to send the Saints to an 8-7 victory in the nightcap and sweep a doubleheader from Armstrong Atlantic in PBC action.

March 19, 2009
Softball Up Two Spots to #3 in Latest NFCA Poll
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball team has moved up two spots to #3 in the latest National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division II Top 25 poll released Wednesday afternoon.

March 19, 2009
#3 Saints Rally Late, Take Two from Wolves
CARROLLTON, GA – North Georgia started another winning streak Thursday afternoon, taking down West Georgia 10-0 in game one, before needing extra innings and a 9th inning home run to defeat the Wolves 4-3 and sweep a doubleheader in non-conference action.

March 17, 2009
Courtney McGuire Tabbed as PBC Player of the Week
AUGUSTA, GA – Junior Courtney McGuire has been named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week after hitting .400 last week with four home runs and 12 runs batted in.

March 17, 2009
Phillips Grabs Pitcher of the Week Honors Again
AUGUSTA, GA – Sophomore Sarah Phillips has been named the Peach Belt Conference pitcher of the week for the second time in three weeks after going 3-0 last week as the Saints extended their winning streak to 14 games.

March 17, 2009
Pacers Halt Saints' Streak at 15, Split Double Dip
AIKEN, SC – 5th-ranked North Georgia used three home runs to defeat USC Aiken 9-1 in the opener, but the Pacers responded in the nightcap for a 4-0 shutout of the Saints Tuesday afternoon in Peach Belt Conference action.

March 15, 2009
#5 Saints Sweep Flagler, Win-Streak Up to 14
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL – 5th-ranked North Georgia swept a non-conference doubleheader from Flagler College 2-1 in 9-innings and 10-6 Sunday afternoon as the Saints extend their winning streak to 14 games.

March 14, 2009
Saints Take Two More, Extend Win Streak to 12
ST AUGUSTINE, FL – The 5th-ranked North Georgia softball team continued their winning streak Saturday afternoon, defeating Eckerd College 11-0 in game one, before pulling away late for a 9-1 five inning victory in the nightcap on the campus of Flagler University.

March 12, 2009
#5 Saints Open PBC Play, Take two from Jaguars
DAHLONEGA, GA – The 5th-ranked North Georgia softball team opened league play Thursday afternoon, taking down Augusta State 6-2 in game one, before rallying in game two for a 7-3 comeback win over the Jaguars to sweep a doubleheader in Peach Belt Conference action.

March 11, 2009
Softball Continues to Shine, Ranked 5th in Nation
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball team has moved up four spots to #5 in the latest National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division II Top 25 poll released Wednesday afternoon.

March 9, 2009
Saints Score 30 Runs in Doubleheader Sweep
DAHLONEGA, GA – The 9th-ranked North Georgia softball team combined to score 30 runs on as many hits to sweep a doubleheader 11-0 and 19-0 from Columbia Union Monday afternoon at Haines & Carolyn Hill Stadium in non-conference action.

March 7, 2009
Saints Perfect on Final Day in Captain D's Classic
DAHLONEGA, GA – North Georgia finished play at the Captain D’s Classic with a perfect 4-0 record, defeating Barry 4-0 and Catawba 6-4 Saturday afternoon at Haines & Carolyn hill Stadium in non-conference action.

March 6, 2009
#9 Saints Take Two at Captain D's Classic
DAHLONEGA, GA – North Georgia College & State University proved they deserved their new top-10 ranking Friday afternoon, defeating Barry University 4-3 in 9 innings, before taking down Catawba 12-2 in five innings at the 2009 Captain D’s Classic.

March 5, 2009
Saints Softball Up Two Spots to #9 in the Nation
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball team has moved up two spots to #9 in the latest National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division II Top 25 Poll.

March 3, 2009
Sarah Phillips Named PBC Pitcher of the Week
AUGUSTA, GA – Sophomore Sarah Phillips has been named the Peach Belt Conference pitcher of the week after dominating Tusculum last week in a doubleheader sweep, tossing 9.0 innings of three hit ball while striking out 12.

February 26, 2009
#11 Saints Rally to Take Two from Tusculum
GREENEVILLE, TN – The 11th-ranked North Georgia softball team swept a doubleheader Thursday afternoon at Tusculum College, taking game one 2-0, before using a seventh inning rally to come away with a 7-6 victory in game two at Red Edmonds Field.

February 22, 2009
#11 Saints Rally Late, Stun 4th-ranked Barry 4-3
DECATUR, AL – North Georgia used a two-out 7th inning rally to force extra innings Sunday morning where they prevailed 4-3 over 4th-ranked Barry University on the final day of the 2009 UAH Charger Chillout.

February 22, 2009
North Georgia Sent Home with 3-1 loss by UAH
DECATUR, GA – North Georgia only managed one run Sunday afternoon, falling 3-1 at 22nd-ranked Alabama-Huntsville on the final day of the 2009 UAH Charger Chillout.

February 21, 2009
Saints Run All Over Lynn at Charger Chillout
DECATUR, AL – 11th-ranked North Georgia found themselves down four runs early, but the Saints came back with seven unanswered runs on their way to a 10-5 victory over Lynn University Saturday evening on day two of the 2009 UAH Charger Chillout.

February 21, 2009
Wayne State Holds on For 3-2 Win Over Saints
DECATUR, GA – The 11th-ranked North Georgia softball suffered their first loss of the season Saturday afternoon, seeing a last at-bat comeback fall just short in a 3-2 loss to Wayne State on day two of the 2009 UAH Charger Chillout.

February 20, 2009
#11 North Georgia Stays Perfect, Take Two at UAH
DECATUR, AL – The 11th-ranked North Georgia College & State University softball team stayed undefeated Friday afternoon, taking down Missouri-St. Louis 4-0, and Lewis University 13-4 on day one of the 2009 UAH Charger Chillout.

February 17, 2009
#11 Saints Sweep Twin Bill From Valdosta State
VALDOSTA, GA – The 11th-ranked North Georgia softball team stayed undefeated Tuesday afternoon, taking down Valdosta State 4-3 and 6-5 in a pair of one-run games in non-conference action.

February 14, 2009
#11 Saints Take Two From Mars Hill in '09 Opener
DAHLONEGA, GA - Despite wet conditions, a large crowd turned out to watch the 11th-ranked North Georgia softball team take a pair of games from the Mars Hill Lions in the Saints’ 2009 season opener.

January 29, 2009
Softball Ranked 11th in NFCA DII Preseason Poll
DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia softball team is ranked 11th in the 2009 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division II preseason Top 25 poll. The NFCA preseason poll is voted on by 16 NCAA Division II head coaches, two representing each of the eight NCAA regions.

January 23, 2009
Voyles and McGuire Named Preseason All-PBC
AUGUSTA, GA – The Peach Belt Conference has announced the 2009 preseason softball All-Conference team and North Georgia’s Laura Voyles and Courtney McGuire were named to the team. The all-conference squad is administered and voted on by the league’s sports information directors.

January 21, 2009
Saints Softball Selected as PBC Preseason Favorite
AUGUSTA, GA – For the first time, North Georgia College & State University has been named the preseason favorite to win the Peach Belt Conference softball championship in a poll of the league’s head coaches released on Wednesday afternoon.

January 17, 2009
Saints Set to Open 2009 Season Next Month
The North Georgia Softball team will open the 2008-09 season on February 14th against Mars Hill College in the new Haines & Carolyn Hill Stadium. The stadium will feature 225 stadium-style chairback seats and a state of the art press box.

December 4, 2008
Saints Softball Sign Seven for 2010 Season
DAHLONEGA, GA - North Georgia College & State University head softball coach Mike Davenport has announced the signing of seven players to National Letters of Intent for the 2009-2010 season.

November 17, 2008
Softball Construction Underway for New Stadium
DAHLONEGA, GA – North Georgia College & State University has officially begun construction on a new softball complex to be completed by the start of the 2009 season.

November 11, 2008
Three Saints Named NFCA Scholar-Athletes
DAHLONEGA, GA – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has announced the All-America Scholar-Athletes of 2007-08, and Kaelin Farrington, Jessica Skeels, and Kimberly Stercay were all named to the team.

October 16, 2008
Softball Team Listed as NFCA All-Academic Team
Dahlonega, GA – The North Georgia College & State University softball team has been listed as an NFCA All-Academic Team according to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. The Saints finished the 2007-08 academic year with a GPA of 2.99 to finish 55th in the nation among NCAA Division II programs.