Jenna Caira

March 23, 2012 - 10:14pm
Jenna Caira strikes out 7 in the first home game of the season

Home plate was near the 50-yard line, field goal posts were used as foul poles, and bases were mounted into the turf of Ernie Davis Legends Field for the first ever softball game in the Carrier Dome on Friday night.

"It was so much fun, great energy in here," head coach Leigh Ross said. "The girls were extra excited to have so many fans here."

April 17, 2011 - 4:45pm
Jenna Caira shines on the mound in first game, freshman Jasmine Watson hits three home runs in game two.

Syracuse kept their small winning streak alive as they won both games in a double header against Villanova. Despite an early rain delay, the umpires were able to squeeze in both games. For Syracuse (28-10, 7-5) both wins put their Big East record two games over .500 while Villanova (15-25-1, 2-11) continued to flounder in conference play as they lost both their tenth and eleventh in Big East play.

April 11, 2011 - 3:21pm
Syracuse softball had its home opener during the first warm spell of the spring, but Notre Dame spoiled the party handing the Orange back-to-back defeats Sunday.

Syracuse’s home opener was delayed a day due to travel problems by visiting Notre Dame. Following back-to-back losses at the hands of the Irish, the Orange are probably wishing it had been delayed a little longer.

On what started out as a gorgeous day Syracuse, the weather turned, becoming as bad as the play of the Orange. The two losses extended SU’s (24-10, 3-5) Big East losing streak to five games, while Notre Dame remained undefeated in conference play.

March 29, 2011 - 2:06pm
Syracuse won its opening game 23-0, then rode that winning wave throughout the weekend as they swept Rutgers and improved to 24-5 overall.

Following another successful weekend, Syracuse Softball is approaching an eight game winning streak which would tie for the longest streak in school history. SU (24-5, 3-0) swept Rutgers this past weekend to extend its winning ways.

Despite playing on the Scarlet Knight’s home turf, it was the Orange who dominated, as they demolished Rutgers, 23-0, in the opening game. Syracuse’s offense got off to a fast start by scoring four in the first inning and it never looked back.

February 28, 2011 - 8:39pm
Syracuse won five close games over the weekend to improve to 12-2 on the season as they swept the Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

Syracuse softball took its talents to Palm Springs, Calif., and had a clean sweep of the competition in this year’s Cathedral City Classic.

February 21, 2011 - 11:37am
Syracuse started the 2011 6-0, but No. 3 Alabama made short work of the Orange at the 'Bama Bash as the Crimson Tide handed SU two lopsided losses.

After opening its season with a clean sweep of the Georgia State Tournament, the Syracuse softball team took its undefeated record on the road again. The Orange competed in the ‘Bama Bash hosted by No 3 Alabama, and finished the tournament with a 3-2 record.

February 14, 2011 - 5:28pm
Syracuse opened its 2011 season with four straight wins as the Orange swept the competition at the Georgia State Tournament.

The Syracuse girls softball team opened the season at the Georgia State Tournament this past weekend, and make quick work of the competition as the Orange won the tournament with a clean sweep of the competition.

Led by pitcher, Jenna Caira, Syracuse was able to dominate the field of play. She pitched both games and threw a combined 13 innings, including a shutout in the win against Morehead State.

February 12, 2011 - 11:59am
The Syracuse softball team starts off it's season this weekend at the Georgia State Tournament. SU will also face Tennessee Tech and Morehead State during the two-day event.

The 2011 Syracuse University Women’s Softball team hopes that its impressive run at the end of last season will carry over to the beginning of this season, as all nine starters return. Hopes and expectations are extremely high for this veteran team, from the players themselves, fifth-year head coach Leigh Ross, and ESPN, who gave the Orange their first preseason votes for the Top 25 poll in six years.