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Relieved Missouri Ready To Contend For Championships Again
Missouri received great news earlier this month when the NCAA informed them the program was eligible to participate in the postseason in 2021. Now, it prepares for the road ahead.
Florida’s Longley Preparing For Larger Role With Summer Reps
Sarah Longley knows she’ll have big cleats to fill at Florida to replace starting shortstop Sophia Reynoso. The rising sophomore has been playing in the Florida Gulf Coast League to get some reps in preparation.
Enquist, NFCA Partner To Create The Natasha Watley Scholarship For Social Change
The NFCA on Wednesday announced the creation of the Natasha Watley Scholarship for Social Change, in partnership with former UCLA head coach Sue Enquist. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to a Black coach at any level to attend the annual NFCA National Convention. Enquist is funding the scholarship named after her former All-American infielder.
Texas A&M’s Harley-Riding Backstop Making Noise This Summer
From motorcycle riding to softball, Haley Lee has never been afraid to expand her horizons and try new things. The Texas A&M rising junior catcher is looking the part at the Florida Gulf Coast League this summer.
D1Softball Analytics No. 1 Pitcher: Virginia Tech’s Keely Rochard
Virginia Tech’s Keely Rochard was having a 2020 to remember and we take an in-depth look at how she got to this point.
D1Softball Analytics No. 2 Pitcher: Oregon State’s Mariah Mazon
Mariah Mazon realized last summer how integral her mind was in the circle. With a new mental approach, the Oregon State righthander checks in at No. 2 in our analytical rankings.
D1Softball Analytics No. 4 Pitcher: Indiana’s Emily Goodin
Emily Goodin checks in at No. 4 in our analytical rankings for the 2020 season and plans to return for a fifth year to help lead the Hoosier to the NCAA tournament.
D1Softball Analytics No. 3 Pitcher: UCLA’s Megan Faraimo
Megan Faraimo started out as a catcher in rec ball before being asked to move into the circle. UCLA ace is now one of the top hurlers in the game.
D1Softball Analytics No. 6 Pitcher: Troy’s Leanna Johnson
The reigning Sun Belt Freshman of the Year, Leanna Johnson, checks in at No. 6 in our analytical rankings for the shortened 2020 season.
D1Softball Analytics No. 5 Pitcher: Presbyterian’s Jenna Greene
Presbyterian hurler Jenna Greene was unsure about how many innings she’d get in her first season, but she left a strong impression at No. 5 in our analytical rankings.
D1Softball Analytics No. 7 Pitcher: Minnesota’s Amber Fiser
Minnesota’s Amber Fiser was on track for a terrific season when it came to an abrupt halt. We take an in-depth look at the Gophers hurler, who comes in at No. 7 in our analytical rankings.
Former Scrap Yard Players Launching Their Own Independent Club
After some twitter controversy earlier this week, the players from the Scrap Yard fast pitch team have started their own independent club.
More Than Tweets: India Chiles Wants To See Action
India Chiles sees all the tweets from college coaches denouncing racism and hatred. But the former Tennessee All-American outfielder wants more. She wants to see some action.
Martinez Takes Initiative To Spread Softball to Underserved Communities
Former Oklahoma outfielder Destinee Martinez is trying to spread softball into more underserved communities through her role as a manager of sport development for USA Softball.
Wright State Coach “Stunned and Shocked” By Program Being Cut
Wright State head coach Laura Matthews was “shocked” Wednesday when she found out the softball program had been cut for budgetary reasons. Matthews has tried to channel her energy into finding new landing spots for her players while grieving the program’s biggest loss.
Wright State Cuts Softball In Budget Restructuring Effort
Wright State announced Wednesday softball is one of three sports being cut as part of the university’s overall budget restructuring efforts because of financial losses stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. It is the first Division I softball program cut since the pandemic began.
Black Softball Players Speak Out About Racism, Need For Change
In the wake of the public protests following the death of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis who was pinned down by police, black softball players share their thoughts on racism in their lives, social justice issues and their hope for change in the country.
From Longtime Public Officials to Longtime WCWS Volunteers
Ron Norick and Gary Marrs have been restocking the locker rooms at the Women’s College World Series for years. They won’t be lugging ice around the stadium this year since the coronavirus forced the cancellation of the WCWS.
WCWS Field, Stadium Upgrades Will Wait To Be Showcased
Chuck White was ready to debut a new field at the WCWS, but the plans were put on hold. Now, White and his crew are still working to learn as much as possible about the enhanced features even without games being played.
No Sew: WCWS “Patch Lady” Feels Void Of Event’s Cancellation
Carolan Bledsoe has sewn the official Women’s College World Series patches onto the uniforms of every team arriving in Oklahoma City for the last 23 years. Her sewing machine will be silent this year.
Memorable Super Regional Performances: Breakout Stars
Reaching the Women’s College World Series is the dream of nearly every Division I college softball player. Helping their teams secure their spot in Oklahoma City with an epic performance in the Super Regionals is how some legends are made. The coronavirus pandemic prevented that chance this year with the cancellation of the season, so […]
Memorable Super Regional Performances: A Moment In Time
Our Super Regional memories series continues as our panel takes a look back at a specific moment in time that they’ll always remember.
NCAA Permits Voluntary Athletic Activities For All Division I Sports To Begin June 1
The NCAA on Friday announced Division I student-athletes in all sports, which includes softball, will be permitted to participate in voluntary athletic activities beginning June 1. The SEC also announced voluntary athletic activities can begin on its campuses on June 8.
Memorable Super Regional Performances: Hitting
Sometimes they are the moments that define legends. In our Super Regional look back, our panel breaks down their most memorable hitting performances in SR action.
Memorable Super Regional Performances: Pitching
With there being no NCAA tournament because of the pandemic, our staff begins our postseason coverage by taking an in-depth look at the most memorable pitching performances in the super regional era.
Ocasio, Cloud Pushing to Elevate Each Other, Women’s Sports
Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud and former Florida star pitcher Aleshia Cloud are using time off to push each other and women’s sports.