Colonials Add Division I Success to Staff
In her first season under Head Coach James DeFeo, Blackney helped GW to a program-record 28 victories and the most Atlantic 10 victories (11) since 2013. In 2017, the Colonials set program records for hits (426), batting average (.302), RBI (243), extra-base hits (125), total bases (626), slugging percentage (.444), fewest strikeouts (201) and best fielding percentage (.964).
Blackney coached five different Colonials to A-10 All-Conference Honors, including 2017 Rookie of the Year Jenna Cone. In total, Blackney coached one First Team member, three Second Team members and three All-Rookie members in 2017.
Blackney joined the Colonials after serving as assistant coach at the University of South Dakota for three seasons. Blackney coached 15 All-Summit League selections, three NFCA All-Region honorees and one academic All-American for the Coyotes.
Blackney helped South Dakota amass 72 wins during her tenure and worked primarily with the hitters, leading the squad to a Summit League-record 77 home runs in 2015, ranking 17th nationally.
Prior to her stint at South Dakota, Blackney helped the Fort Wayne Mastodons in Indiana claim a Summit League Tournament title to earn a trip to NCAA Regionals during her two years as assistant coach.
Blackney began her Division I coaching experience at Southeast Missouri State University during the 2011-12 season. A 2008 graduate of Truman State University, Blackney served as a graduate assistant coach at Division II Bemidji State University from 2009-11.
Softball vs. UMBC Postponed
The GW softball doubleheader against UMBC scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed due to cold temperatures and high winds in the forecast.
Softball Wraps Perfect Colonial Classic
George Washington softball capped a perfect run at its Colonial Classic in style Sunday, blasting Fairleigh Dickinson, 20-0, in five innings.
Softball Improves to 4-0 at Colonial Classic
Morgan Rinehart homered in both games of a doubleheader Saturday, powering George Washington softball to a sweep at the Colonial Classic.
Softball Kicks Off Colonial Classic with Sweep
A standout pitching effort from Sarah Costlow in her first home start of the season, highlighted a George Washington softball sweep to open its Colonial...
Softball Hosts Colonial Classic
GW softball will welcome Princeton and Fairleigh Dickinson to the Mount Vernon Campus this weekend for its Colonial Classic.
Softball Closes Carolina Classic
GW softball closed its stay at the Carolina Classic on Sunday with a 4-0 loss to Liberty. The Colonials sit at 9-7 after dropping four tight games against...
Softball Falls in South Carolina
George Washington softball hung tough against No. 20 South Carolina on Saturday afternoon but fell, 2-0, to the hosts at the Carolina Classic.
Softball Drops Opener at Carolina Classic
George Washington softball came up short Friday in its opener at the Carolina Classic, falling, 2-0, to Marshall.