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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.
D1 Rookie of the Year: Tiare Jennings
The easiest call of the D1Softball awards season? Oklahoma’s Tiare Jennings as the best newcomer in college softball.
D1Softball’s Top 25: WCWS Champion Oklahoma Is The One
Our final rankings of the season are here with Oklahoma holding the top spot, JMU jumping to No. 4 and Liberty entering the rankings.
The D1Softball Podcast – Episode 40
Tara Henry and Rhiannon Potkey host Episode 40 of The D1Softball Podcast from the Women’s College World Series! They recap Opening Day at OKC.
Women’s College World Series Preview
The Road to OKC ends here. The D1Softball Staff has you covered with everything you need to know heading into the WCWS.
2021 WCWS: Top 25 Players
The D1Softball Staff has completed its rundown of the Top 25 Players at the WCWS, ranking the very best players in Oklahoma City.
Super Regional Digest: Sunday, May 30
Georgia won’t be the only unseeded team in Oklahoma City. The D1Softball staff has what you need to know from Sunday’s games, including James Madison heading to OKC for the first time.
Super Regional Digest: Saturday, May 29
Tickets to the Women’s College World Series are being punched Saturday, and the D1Softball crew has you covered on all the Super Regional action.
Super Regional Digest: Friday, May 28
All eight super regionals are in action Friday. The D1Softball staff has you covered with the key stories and highlights from across the nation.