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Garcia, Paavola named NFCA All-Americans - May 22nd 2014
Seniors Ashley Garcia and Karina Paavola receive national acclaim following strong seasons on the diamond Complete NFCA All-America Team | Linfield All-Americans

Biology, softball mix well for Yamamoto - May 20th 2014
Linfield's Lisa Yamamoto becomes just the fifth player in program history to be named to the Capital One Academic All-America Team Complete Academic All-America Team

NFCA picks six - May 11th 2014
In recognition of a dominating season, six Wildcats are named the National Fastpitch Coaches Association West Region all-star team Complete NFCA All-Region Teams

Wildcats ousted from NCAA Playoffs - May 9th 2014
Bookend one-run defeats to Claremont and Redlands leave Linfield on the outside looking in at the NCAA Redlands Regional CMS Box | Redlands Box | Postgame Press Conference |

NCAA sends Linfield to California - May 5th 2014
The Wildcats earn the No. 1 seed in a three-team regional that starts Friday at the University of Redlands Printable Tournament Bracket

Linfield duo strong in classroom, on field - May 4th 2014
Wildcats Lisa Yamamoto and Shelby VandeBergh add Capital One Academic All-District honors to their recent all-NWC recognition Complete All-District Teams

Nine is Fine - May 1st 2014
Nine Linfield Wildcats are named to the Northwest Conference all-star team, including Pitcher of the Year Karina Paavola | All-Time Linfield NWC All-Stars

Tournament Champs! Wildcats wax Boxers - April 19th 2014
Karina Paavola strikes out 11 Pacific batters and Grace Middelstadt goes 4-for-4 as Linfield clinches a trip to the NCAA Playoffs | | NWC Championship Website |

Making A Statement - April 18th 2014
Linfield belts five home runs in 10 innings to seize command on the first day of the Northwest Conference Tournament Willamette Box | Pacific Box | |

Linfield, Willamette trade beatdowns - April 13th 2014
The Wildcats pile up 16 hits in a runaway Game 1 but the Bearcats keep their NWC hopes alive with a 10-2 upset in the Game 2 | | NWC Tournament Website |

Close, but no cigar for Bearcats - April 12th 2014
Karina Paavola ties a Linfield record with her 71st pitching victory and the Wildcats prevail in a pair of tight NWC contests | | |

Title Town - April 6th 2014
A four-game sweep of Whitworth earns Linfield its 11th straight NWC championship, tying a conference record |

Lights-out pitching casts Pirates adrift - April 5th 2014
Linfield pitchers pile up 27 strikeouts, leaving Whitworth's hopes of supplanting the 10-time NWC champions on the rocks |

Linfield buzzsaw trims UPS down to size - March 31st 2014
Grace Middelstadt smacks four hits and scores four times and the Wildcats outscore the Loggers 22-0 in two five-inning games |

Scratch and Claw - March 30th 2014
Old NWC adversaries Linfield and PLU play a cat-and-mouse doubleheader with each team providing one big inning to secure a win |

Got the Tigers by the Tail - March 25th 2014
Linfield rolls up 25 hits while holding the Trinity Tigers to just three in a pair of shutouts in San Antonio, Texas |

One-run stunners - March 24th 2014
Unheralded Mary Hardin-Baylor knocks off 10th-ranked Linfield twice in the heart of Texas, 1-0 and 2-1 |

Wildcats fire opening salvo, Tigers answer - March 22nd 2014
In a potential NCAA playoff preview, No. 10 Linfield and No. 5 East Texas Baptist divide a midseason skirmish in Marshall, Texas |

Texas Turnabout - March 21st 2014
With both pitching staffs experiencing rough patches, Linfield and UT-Tyler each forge lopsided wins in a matchup of Top-10 teams |

'Cat bats tap 22 hits, sting Yellowjackets - March 20th 2014
Tenth-ranked Linfield bounces back from its only loss of the season with a dominating sweep of LeTourneau of Texas |

Brosig, Paavola top NWC voting - March 19th 2014
Seniors Katy Brosig and Karina Paavola turn in outstanding efforts to earn Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week honors NFCA Top 25 Poll

Bruins end 52-game losing skid to Wildcats - March 16th 2014
George Fox pitchers Allyssa DenDekker and Erin Hento hold Linfield scoreless in Game 2, ending a trail of futility dating to 2001 |

Big bursts batter Boxers - March 15th 2014
Fueled by McKenna Spieth and Erin Carson, No. 11 Linfield powers past Pacific; Sunday games move to 11 a.m. due to oncoming rain |

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb - March 12th 2014
Linfield beats sweeps Pacific, one of the Northwest Conference's hottest teams, in a pair of one-run games at Del Smith Stadium |

Loggers no match for unbeaten Wildcats - March 8th 2014
Linfield runs its series win streak over Puget Sound to 31 games, dealing the Loggers a pair of matching 9-1 defeats | | |

Six-run explosion keys NWC sweep - March 7th 2014
Ashley Garcia's 19th career home run ignites a two-game sweep of rival Pacific Lutheran; Saturday's games pushed ahead to 11 a.m. | | |

NWC honors Paavola - March 4th 2014
Tossing two pitching victories on the same day earns Karina Paavola Northwest Conference Student-Athlete Pitcher of the Week

Wildcats beat Bruins twice, 10-2 and 3-2 - March 1st 2014
Lisa Yamamoto goes 4-for-7 with three doubles and Karina Paavola earns two pitching wins for Linfield, which improves to 6-0 |

VandeBergh is NWC Pitcher of the Week - February 25th 2014
Shelby VandeBergh's third career no-hitter earns the senior Northwest Conference Pitcher of the Week honors

Series Shutout - February 23rd 2014
Linfield completes a four-game blanking of Lewis & Clark, outscoring the Pioneers 36-0, including 10-0 and 8-0 Sunday |

VandeBergh, Paavola blank L&C - February 22nd 2014
Senior pitchers Shelby VandeBergh and Karina Paavola combine to hold the Pioneers to one hit in two abbreviated NWC games |

No Surprise: Prestianni is Linfield's top female athlete - June 3rd 2013
Karleigh Prestianni is named Female Athlete of the Year after leading the softball team to a fourth straight conference crown and delivering career-highs for batting average, on-base percentage, doubles and RBI

Tenacity earns Paavola the Vern Marshall Award - May 30th 2013
Overcoming nagging injuries at the same time developing new wrinkles in her pitching arsenal, Karina Paavola's resilience on the softball diamond makes the junior pitcher a cut above

Three's Company - May 17th 2013
A trio of Wildcats - Karleigh Prestianni, Lisa Yamamoto and Erin Carson - are recognized for outstanding seasons with their selections to the NFCA All-America team Complete NFCA All-America Team | Linfield's Softball All-Americans

Texas Two-Step - May 11th 2013
Unable to find its offensive gear for a second straight day, Linfield sees its streak of appearances in the NCAA Finals come to an end | Tyler Regional Website

Super Six - May 10th 2013
Six Linfield Wildcats are named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association all-West Region teams Complete All-Region Teams

Rough Day at the Office - May 10th 2013
A series of miscues and mishaps prove costly as Redlands blanks Linfield 3-0, sending the Wildcats into an elimination game against powerhouse Texas-Tyler | Watch Live (9 a.m. PDT) | Tyler Regional Website |

Up for Grabs - May 9th 2013
With five Top 25 teams packed into the six-team Tyler Regional, it's anyone's guess which powerhouse program will emerge as victor and advance to next week's NCAA Finals Watch Live (4 p.m. PDT) | Tyler Regional Website

'Cats bound for Lone Star State - May 6th 2013
Linfield faces Redlands in a stacked six-team, double-elimination tournament at Tyler, Texas, to begin the NCAA Division III regional playoffs Regional Bracket (.pdf) | Tyler Regional Website

Playoff field due Monday - May 4th 2013
Linfield learns its playoff destination Monday at 7 a.m. PDT via the live internet selection show on NCAA.com Watch the Selection Show

Prestianni's legacy defines complete college experience - May 4th 2013
With her softball career rounding third base and heading for home, Karleigh Prestianni has quietly become a top-notch role model athletically and academically

Academic All-District honors go to VandeBergh - May 3rd 2013
Exceptional performance in the classroom as well as on the diamond earns junior Shelby VandeBergh a CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District citation Complete Academic All-District Teams

Dominating Dozen - May 2nd 2013
Twelve Wildcats draw praise with spots on the all-Northwest Conference teams, including Player of the Year Karleigh Prestianni and Pitcher of the Year Karina Paavola

Linfield pair sweep NWC awards - April 23rd 2013
Wildcats pitcher Karina Paavola receives Northwest Conference Pitcher of the Week honors and Ashley Garcia is the NWC Position Player of the Week

Linfield drops PLU 3-2, snatches NCAA berth - April 21st 2013
Karleigh Prestianni and Ashley Garcia power Linfield to the 2013 Northwest Conference Tournament title, securing the league's automatic berth to the NCAA Division III regional playoffs | | Tournament Summary |

Wildcats take command at NWC Tournament - April 20th 2013
Linfield slips by challenger Pacific 3-2 before dominating Whitworth 12-0 in five innings to gain the inside track at the four-team, double-elimination playoff tournament Pacific Box Score | Whitworth Box Score | |

Prestianni named NWC Player of Week again - April 18th 2013
For the second straight week, Linfield senior Karleigh Prestianni is lauded as the Northwest Conference's Position Player of the Week

Wildcats polish off Lutes, prep for NWC Tournament - April 15th 2013
Linfield completes a season-sweep of Pacific Lutheran and heads to this week's NWC Playoff Tournament on a roll |

Hit Parade - April 14th 2013
Karleigh Prestianni hits three of Linfield's six home runs and the Wildcats roll up 26 hits on Puget Sound during a Northwest Conference doubleheader sweep in Tacoma |

A Perfect 10 - April 10th 2013
With an 8-0 shutout of Willamette, Linfield clinches a 10th consecutive Northwest Conference crown and earns the right to host the four-team NWC Playoff Tournament | | Current NWC Standings |

History repeats itself as Wildcats foil Bruins twice - April 7th 2013
Like Saturday's doubleheader, Linfield drubs George Fox 12-3 in Game 1 before needing to rally from four runs down in the seventh inning to pull out an 8-6 squeaker in Game 2 | | |

Opposite Extremes - April 6th 2013
After cruising through an 11-0 romp in the opener, Linfield must rally three times to hold off upset-minded George Fox 9-8 |

Home Run City - April 3rd 2013
Linfield sends six home runs over the Willamette outfield fence, part of a 38-hit onslaught that keeps the Wildcats squarely in control of the Northwest Conference title race |

Wildcat duo reap NWC rewards - April 2nd 2013
Pitcher Shelby VandeBergh and slugger Lisa Yamamoto are recognized by the Northwest Conference for outstanding play by being named the Pitcher and Hitter Student-Athletes of the Week

Sweep Revenge! 'Cats outlast Lutes twice - March 30th 2013
Facing PLU for the first time since last season's national championship game, Karleigh Prestianni and Lisa Yamamoto leave no doubt with five hits each and the Wildcats move a step closer to their 10th straight NWC title | | |

Paavola, VandeBergh unhittable in NWC sweep of UPS - March 29th 2013
Starting pitchers Karina Paavola and Shelby Vandebergh refuse to allow a hit as Linfield moves to 12-2 in the Northwest Conference | | |

Paavola repeats as NWC Pitcher of the Week - March 26th 2013
Junior Karina Paavola becomes the first back-to-back winner of the Northwest Conference weekly award this season after whipping up three more victories down in California

Playoff preview? Wildcats and Panthers trade blows - March 22nd 2013
Chapman halts Linfield's eight-game win streak with a come-from-behind victory in the opener, but the 'Cats return the favor with a 12-1 spanking in Game 2 |

Timely hitting lifts Linfield over Cal Lu - March 21st 2013
After whipping the Regals 12-2 in Game 1, the Wildcats battle back from a three-run deficit to pull out a 5-4 extra-innings victory in the nightcap |

Mistake-prone Leopards swept by Wildcats - March 20th 2013
Linfield takes full advantage of Megan Wallo's career afternoon and 10 costly La Verne errors |

By one run or many, Wildcats find ways to win - March 17th 2013
Fueled by the pitching of Karina Paavola and hitting of Karleigh Prestianni and Lisa Yamamoto, Linfield wins both sides of a Northwest Conference doubleheader at Pacific |

4:10 to Atlanta - March 10th 2013
Playoff adversaries Linfield and Illinois Wesleyan trade punches before their game is halted by time limit in the third-place game of the NFCA Leadoff Classic Tournament Bracket

Two shutouts are better than one - March 9th 2013
Erin Carson pounds five hits while Karina Paavola and Shelby VandeBergh pitch matcing shutouts over Fontbonne and St. Thomas to advance the Wildcats to the semifinals of the NFCA Leadoff Classic

'Cats win one, lose another on Day 1 of Leadoff Classic - March 8th 2013
Ninth-ranked Linfield gets 12 hits to fuel a 9-1 victory over No. 22 Ithaca, then drops  a tight 2-1 decision to Gustavas Adolphus

Paavola tabbed for NWC Pitcher of the Week honors - March 5th 2013
Seasoned righthander Karina Paavola pitches Linfield to two victories last week, both of them shutouts, vaulting the Wildcats back into first place in the Northwest Conference standings

'Cats claw back into first place - March 3rd 2013
Using a pair of one-hit shutouts, Linfield sweeps aside early season frontrunner Lewis & Clark to assume the top spot in the Northwest Conference standings |

Wallo, Paavola lead Wildcats past Boxers - March 2nd 2013
Megan Wallo swats three doubles and Karina Paavola twirls a two-hit shutout as Linfield gets some of its swagger back in a doubleheader sweep of Pacific |

'Cats, Pirates split again - February 24th 2013
Linfield bounces back from an epic 15-inning loss to Whitworth Saturday by thumping the Pirates 15-3 in Sunday's opening contest before the Bucs post a 7-6 victory in Game 2 | | |

The Longest Day - February 23rd 2013
Fifth-ranked Linfield and upstart Whitworth wage a pair of extra-inning stalemates in the season-opening series at Del Smith Stadium |

Doucette among winners at Oregon Sports Awards - February 11th 2013
Linfield softball star Staci Doucette receives the prestigious Ad Rutschman Award, singling out Oregon's top female and male small-college student-athletes Watch the Presentation | Complete List of OSA Winners

Videos

Cat Chat with Haylie Watson 04/15/2014
Cat Chat with Katy Brosig 04/04/2014
Pacific Lutheran Game Highlights 03/07/2014