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Honeymoon Can Wait: Chelsea Alexander Finds Spark in Pro Softball
Chelsea Alexander didn’t think she wanted to play professional softball after finishing her career at Oklahoma State. But joining a hometown WPF team was an opportunity she couldn’t turn down, even if it means postponing her honeymoon.
Sweet Home Alabama for WPF’s Smash It Sports Vipers
The Smash It Sports Vipers of Women’s Professional Fastpitch announced they will be based in Oxford, Alabama at Choccolocco Park Signature Softball Stadium.
Ohio State’s Hackenbracht Overcomes Childhood Cancer to Swing Big for Buckeyes
Ohio State’s Sam Hackenbracht was given a 50-50 chance to live after being diagnosed with cancer at 18 months. Not only did she survive, she’s thrived as one of the top players in college softball.
ACC Preview: Florida State Looks to Stay on Top of Deeper Field of Pursuers
Florida State is hoping to remain on top of a much deeper Atlantic Coast Conference field. The Noles should be motivated by an uncharacterically early postseason exit.
Howe, Rochard Highlight WPF Expansion Draft Selections
Women’s Professional Fastpitch held its first expansion draft on Monday, with former college stars finding homes with the league’s two new franchises.
SEC Preview: Gators, Hogs Ready to Battle for Supremacy
Florida and Arkansas start the 2023 season at the top of the always-stacked SEC, which has plenty of contenders and intrigue in store as usual.
2022 Fall Report: UCF
Despite losing their top two pitchers, the UCF Knights aren’t backing down from playing a challenging schedule in their final season before entering the Big 12.
2022 Fall Report: JMU
No softball program endured as much of an emotional roller coaster in the last year as James Madison University. The Dukes spent the fall getting to know each other on a deeper level.
2022 Fall Report: Georgia Tech
With their two aces back in the circle, a veteran catcher and a web gem-worthy shortstop, Georgia Tech has a strong foundation in place for 2023.
Jo Evans is ‘Living Her Best Life’ at UCSB
Jo Evans wasn’t desperate to find a job. But the chance to lead the UC Santa Barbara program was something the Hall of Fame coach had always wanted to do.
2022 Fall Report: South Carolina
South Carolina dipped into the transfer portal in the offseason to help fix some glaring needs. The Gamecocks hope it helps end a two-year NCAA drought.
FSU’s Alameda Headlines 2023 NFCA Hall of Fame Class
Florida State head coach Lonni Alameda will be inducted into the 2023 NFCA Hall of Fame. Other members of the class include Carol Bruggeman, John Byrne and Kim Wilson.
2022 Fall Report: Florida
Following a run to the Women’s College World Series, Florida has returned to the field this fall with a more dynamic offense and added arms in the circle.
2022 Fall Report: Louisiana
Stocked with young talent, the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns are hoping a challenging schedule will lead to postseason success in 2023. Accepting their roles will be a key to the puzzle.
2022 Fall Report: Tennessee
Tennessee underwent a major roster overhaul with 13 new players added to the program. It made fall practices and games extremely competitive.
2022 Fall Report: LSU
An infusion of young talent combined with plenty of veteran experience has led to a lot of optimism at LSU. That and more in the LSU Fall Report.
2022 Fall Report: Duke
Duke added two new members to the coaching staff in the offseason. The Blue Devils have spent the fall getting better acquainted with each other after a historic Super Regional run.
2022 Fall Report: Auburn
After having multiple players hampered by injuries in 2022, Auburn’s biggest priority during the fall has been getting healthier. That and more in the Auburn Fall Report.
2022 Fall Report: Mississippi State
Following their Super Regional run, the Mississippi State Bulldogs have become more recognizable around town. They are trying to build on that momentum during the fall.
2022 Fall Report: University of San Diego
The University of San Diego needed to add more power to the lineup. The Toreros hope they found it with their freshman class. That and more in the USD Fall Report.
Michigan’s KRod Fights Cancer, Odds of Returning to Softball
Michigan junior Kaylee Rodriguez thought she had a hip flexor injury. It turned out to be cancer. It comes just a few months after her brother’s own battle with the disease.
2022 Fall Report: Kentucky
A stong freshman class gives Kentucky more firepower as the Wildcats begin preparing for the 2023 season. That and more in the Kentucky Fall Report.
2022 Fall Report: Georgia
Pitching reinforcements were needed for Georgia, and the Dawgs addressed that with the addition of a quality transfer. That and more in the Georgia Fall Report.
2022 Fall Report: Missouri
Missouri’s pitching staff has expanded to nine this season, which means head coach Larissa Anderson has been spending more time in the bullpen. That and more in Mizzou’s 2023 Fall Report.
2022 Fall Report: Clemson
The Clemson Tigers have a rare freshman class of just one player for 2022-23. But they added three graduate transfers to help bolster their veteran experience. That and more in the Clemson Fall Report.
2022 Fall Report: Notre Dame
Karina Gaskins and Payton Tidd return, but there’s a change in the Notre Dame program that hasn’t happened in 17 years. That and more in the Irish Fall Report.
2022 Fall Report: Ole Miss
Ole Miss has welcomed a bunch of impact newcomers to the 2022-23 roster. But nobody has attracted as much attention as one fluffy addition. That and more in the Ole Miss Fall Report.
2022 Fall Report: Virginia Tech
As the weather turns crisp, Virginia Tech is enjoying some “Tea Time” between the coaches and players to get to know each other better. That and more in the Hokies Fall Report.
ESPN’s Aronowitz Honored as a ‘Game Changer’
ESPN’s Meg Aronowitz was named a 2022 Sports Business Journal Game Changer. Aronowitz has been instrumental in helping the growth of college softball.
Coaches in New Roles/Places: Michigan’s Bonnie Tholl
After 29 years as the lead assistant at Michigan, Bonnie Tholl was promoted to take over her alma mater’s program. She discussed her emotions with Rhiannon Potkey in our Coaches in New Roles/Places series.
Oklahoma-UCLA Highlight’s 2023 Mary Nutter Schedule
A matchup between Oklahoma and UCLA highlights the schedule for the 2023 Mary Nutter College Classic, which runs Feb. 23-26 in Cathedral City, Calif.