For one team, it’s back to normal… almost. The Green Bay women’s softball program has been back in action since the end of February, and has some late-season home games ahead at King Park, the newly renovated softball facility is a gorgeous addition just waiting for a post-pandemic ceremony to celebrate. The team played its first game there on March 20, after four years on the road! GreenBayPhoenix.com has the full softball schedule listed. Go Phoenix!
Mark King, Bay Tek, Bay Industries, Bruce Bell, the Dahlin Family, Jim Growt, Jim Wochinske and the UW-Green Bay Foundation played key roles in helping bring the facility to fruition.
A jam packed weekend for Green Bay Athletics begins on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 with the men’s tennis team heading to North Dakota to play at 5 p.m. The women’s softball team plays Marist at a neutral site in Nashville, Tennessee at 6 p.m. The women’s basketball team hosts Detroit Mercy at the Kress Center at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, Feb. 15, the nordic ski team competes at the CCSA Conference Championships in Houghton, Michigan. The women’s tennis team plays at North Dakota at 9 a.m. The men’s tennis team plays Omaha at a neutral site in Grand Forks, North Dakota at 2 p.m. The women’s softball team plays a doubleheader against Belmont at 3 p.m. and against Marist again at 5 p.m. The men’s basketball team plays at Milwaukee at 6 p.m.
On Sunday, Feb. 16, the women’s softball team plays Western Michigan at 9 a.m. The women’s tennis team play at South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota. Finally, the women’s basketball team hosts Oakland at 1 p.m. at the Kress Center to cap off an exciting weekend slate for Green Bay Athletics.
The Phoenix softball team will be taking on Youngstown State at Circle Tap in Denmark, Wis. on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 4 p.m. This will be the final GB Gear-Up Game, with trucker hats being given away to the first 400 students in attendance. A bus will be available to go to Circle Tap for the game which will leave from the Residence Life Community Center at 3:15 p.m. and return following the game. The team gears-up for the Horizon League Championship, May 8-11.
“Coming into her freshman season at UW-Green Bay, Kayla Schwebke had tempered expectations. The four-year standout at Laconia High School figured she would be eased in a bit to the college game and hoped that over the course of her first season with the Phoenix, she would work her way into some consistent innings. That simply has not happened. Instead, the freshman has become the lead hurler on the Phoenix’s pitching staff and has helped UWGB into a tie for third place in the Horizon League. The Fond du Lac Reporter has the story.
Former Green Bay softball pitcher Ashley Nannemann is one of many former college athletes that are now coaching at Impact Sports Academy in De Pere. They will work for former professional baseball player Jason Berken, who returned to the Green Bay area and opened the indoor baseball and softball training facility offering elite level instruction and travel team programs to area athletes. The Green Bay Press-Gazette had the story.
The Green Bay softball team has announced a change to its weekend schedule. A single game that was originally scheduled for Friday afternoon has been moved to Sunday, April 2 at 11 a.m. The doubleheader against the Wright State Raiders will remain in place on Saturday, April 1, with games scheduled for Noon p.m. and 2 p.m. All games this weekend will be played at Mel Nicks Sports Complex, located one-half mile south of St. Norbert’s campus, 1300 Lost Dauphin Road DePere.
Green Bay men’s and women’s basketball teams play at in-state rival UW-Milwaukee this weekend. The women have a 7 p.m. match-up on Friday (Feb. 17), and the men battle the Panthers at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Phoenix women play their last home game of the season on Monday, February 20, 2017. Tip-off is 7 p.m. at the Kress Center. The Green Bay Nordic ski teams are competing in the NCAA Central Region Ski Championships this Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. See results from past meets here. After a bit of a rough start, the Green Bay softball team found its groove with a 10-2 with over IUPUI last weekend. The Phoenix will play a string of road games before returning home on Mar. 31 for its first home game of the spring season. To see more on Green Bay Athletics go to www.greenbayphoenix.com.
Green Bay Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie has announced the hiring of Scott Wachholz as the next head coach of the Phoenix softball program. Wachholz will be the sixth head coach in program history, and comes to Green Bay following head coaching stints at UW-Parkside and Williston State College. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned his Master’s degree from Southwest Minnesota State University.
Freshman outfielder Acacia Tupa (Egg Harbor, Wis.) was named to the Horizon League Second Team as well as the All-Freshman Team, the league announced recently. See more about the outstanding player from neighboring Door County.
The Green Bay women’s basketball team takes to the road after impressive victories last week over Youngstown State and Cleveland State. Green Bay sits alone atop the Horizon League standings with six regular season games remaining before hosting the Horizon League Championship tournament, March 10-13. In softball, the Phoenix opened its season with a sweep over South Dakota State and Western Illinois. It was the program’s first 2-0 start since the 2000 season.