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The D1Softball Podcast – Season 2 Episode 2
Tara Henry and Rhi Potkey catch up on the most recent D1 Fall Reports and welcome the 2021 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year, Jocelyn Alo.
Top 22 Transfers to Watch in 2022
Who are the top transfers of 2022? The D1Softball Staff has you covered on who to watch entering fall workouts.
Off the Dirt with D1Softball • Episode 3
In Episode 3 Tara and Gray talk about NIL, FGCL takeaways, the new Florida Vibe, Team USA in Tokyo, and coaching changes!
2021 D1Softball Assistant Coach Carousel
Come check out the latest D1Softball assistant coach carousel, as we chronicle every assistant opening and replacement.
Yukiko Ueno and Japan Repeat Olympic Gold
It was a long wait for a repeat. But after 13 years, Japan’s unbeatable ace Yukiko Ueno proved that Japan deserves to reign as Olympic champions.
RECAP: Kelsey Stewart Walk-Off Beats Japan
Team USA finally hit a home run. And even in a game that meant nothing, Kelsey Stewart made it count. Her walk-off home run beat Japan and sets the stage for a classic gold medal rematch.
RECAP: Amanda Chidester Walk-Off Beats Australia
When Team USA pitching finally needed a little bit of help, Amanda Chidester’s walk-off hit kept the Americans unbeaten.
Tokyo Olympic Views
The D1Softball Staff shares their daily thoughts on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
RECAP: Osterman Leads USA Over Mexico
Another brilliant pitching performance backed by just enough offense kept Team USA unbeaten with a 2-0 win against Mexico. D1Softball has what you need to know from the win.
Tokyo Olympics: Previewing USA vs. Mexico
Tara Henry sits down with Sam Fischer to preview Team USA’s Game 3 of the Tokyo Olympics against Team Mexico.
RECAP: Team USA vs. Team Canada
The US offense has been lacking through the first two games in Tokyo, but Amanda Chidester came through in the fifth inning to ensure Abbott had at least one run to work with in the circle.
Road to Tokyo: USA Softball’s Tairia Mims Flowers
Softball is just days away from kicking off the Tokyo Olympics as we continue on the #RoadtoTokyo powered by Wilson. Tara Henry talks with medal-winning Olympian and USA Softball assistant coach Tairia Mims Flowers from Tokyo!
Off the Dirt with D1Softball • Episode 2
In Episode 2 Tom Canterbury & Gray Robertson recap the Florida Gulf Coast League and preview the playoffs.
Road to Tokyo: USA Softball’s Cat Osterman
Two-time Olympic medalists Jessica Mendoza and Cat Osterman sit down to talk about the #RoadtoTokyo. In part one of this two-part series, Cat gives insight on how she handled the Olympic postponement and her life off the field.
Off the Dirt with D1Softball
Episode 1 of our newest segment, Off the Dirt with D1Softball, features Alabama Crimson Tide analyst, Florida Gulf Coast League expert and Out of the Box podcast host, Gray Robertson.
College Softball’s Best: D1Softball Nine
There’s no worrying about utility spots or positional eligibility. This is all about the nine players who defined the 2021 college softball season.
D1 Breakout Player of the Year: Mackenzie Donihoo
Overshadowed for much of the season by a part-time role and Oklahoma’s constellation of stars, Mackenzie Donihoo made herself a star in the World Series.
D1 Woman of the Year: Odicci Alexander
Odicci Alexander wasn’t just a pitcher, a hitter or even a two-way talent. She wasn’t just a mid-major success. Our Woman of the Year was everything we love about softball.
Player of the Year: Jocelyn Alo
Jocelyn Alo piled up so many numbers in 2021 that the Oklahoma slugger may have broken math. The master of run production is the D1Softball Player of the Year.
D1 Pitcher of the Year: Montana Fouts
For much of the 2021 season, Alabama’s Montana Fouts put on the kind of pitching display worthy of the greatest aces of yesteryear.
D1 Catcher of the Year: Kinzie Hansen
A panel of some of the best catchers who ever put on the gear agreed that Oklahoma’s Kinzie Hansen is the D1Softball Catcher of the Year.
D1 Defensive Entertainers of the Year
Forget gloves made of gold. Who are the college softball players most worth the ticket-buying public’s dollars to watch play defense?
D1 Two-Way Player of the Year: Rachel Garcia
UCLA’s Rachel Garcia went out like she came in. Doing everything better than just about anyone else in college softball.
D1 Batting Champion: Kayla Kowalik
The most complete offensive season in softball history? There’s a case to be made that D1Softball Batting Champion Kayla Kowalik just had it.
D1Softball’s Top 10 Plays – Women’s College World Series
The top plays from the WCWS in Oklahoma City. Follow all the action & tag us using #D1Top10 throughout the 2021 campaign.
D1 Coaching Staff of the Year: James Madison
As the only non-Power-5 team in the WCWS and the first unseeded team to ever win its first two games in OKC, James Madison takes home coaching staff of the year.