2021 Fall Report: Northern Iowa


Northern Iowa coach Ryan Jacobs talked to his team about the program’s 2021 NCAA Tournament appearance in the first fall meeting. And he left it at that. In his opinion, the biggest reason the Panthers got there was because they didn’t think about it and they certainly didn’t talk about it.

Most of that roster returns for the 2022 season. Obviously, the team will miss star shortstop Sammey Bunch. However, seven of the nine starters from the postseason win over Iowa State and ace Kailyn Packard are back. There’s still plenty of youth with this club. It’s a big reason[…]


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