2024 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

Tennessee Softball Schedule 2024: What To Know

Tennessee Softball Schedule 2024: What To Know

Here’s everything you need to know about Tennessee Lady Volunteers softball for the 2024 season.

Jan 26, 2024 by Kyle Kensing
Tennessee Softball Schedule 2024: What To Know

With a Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament championship, plus the program's first Women's College World Series appearance in eight years, Tennessee softball had a 2023 campaign to remember. 

The Lady Volunteers head into 2024 with the combination of experience and talent to accomplish even more in 2024. 

Tennessee welcomes back a variety of leading contributors from last season's outstanding team, while integrating some high-potential newcomers. 

The Lady Vols will test their mettle immediately into the 2024 schedule when they head West to the Palm Springs, California, area for the 2024 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. 

Get to know more about Tennessee's softball program going into 2024, before the title-hopeful visits Coachella Valley and one of the sport's premier tournaments. 

How Did Tennessee Softball Do In 2023?

A landmark season produced Tennessee's first Women's College World Series run since 2015, the program's first 50-win finish since 2013 and its second regular-season SEC championship, the first since 2007. 

The 51-10 Lady Volunteers advanced to Oklahoma City for the WCWS with a 5-0 postseason mark, bombarding Northern Kentucky and Indiana in regional play, before dispatching Texas in two straight games. 

Tennessee opened its WCWS with a win over SEC counterpart Alabama, but could not take down champion Oklahoma or runner-up Florida State. 

Who Coaches Tennessee Softball? 

Karen Weekly is the coach of Tennessee Volunteers softball. She debuted as Tennessee's softball coach in 2002 after five outstanding seasons at Chattanooga, a tenure that culminated in the Mocs reaching the 2000 and 2001 NCAA Tournament. 

Weekly guided Tennessee to its second postseason appearance by her third season at the helm in 2004. By 2005, she had the Lady Volunteers in the Women's College World Series. 

Has Tennessee Ever Won The Women’s College World Series?

No, Tennessee softball has never won a Women's College World Series title. 

The Lady Vols advanced to the WCWS in 2005 for the first of three straight trips. They've appeared eight times overall. 

They have won their way into the championship round twice, in 2007 and 2013, but never won the national title. 

Notable Returning Players 

Kiki Milloy, OF 

Multiple-time All-American outfielder Kiki Milloy is coming off a 2023 in which she hit .406, stole 40 bases on 41 attempts and set a Tennessee softball record with 25 home runs. 

Her historic 2023 culminated in a nomination to the All-Women's College World Series team. 

Milloy is poised to be one of the leading contenders for national player of the year recognition in 2024 and is the driving force behind Tennessee's aspirations of a national title. 

Payton Gottshall, P 

Payton Gottshall transferred to Tennessee from Bowling Green, where she dominated the Mid-American Conference. 

Gottshall translated immediately to the SEC, finishing 2023 with a 1.65 ERA, 130 strikeouts and an opponent batting average of .161. 

Gottshall becomes the likely ace of Tennessee's staff with Ashley Rogers having graduated. 

Notable Newcomers

Sophia Nugent, C 

Sophia Nugent brings national-championship experience to Tennessee as a transfer from Oklahoma. 

Nugent made 18 starts for the Sooners in 2023 and hit seven home runs with a .694 slugging percentage. 

Bella Faw, INF

Headlining a promising freshman class at Tennessee is Bella Faw, a top 20-ranked high school prospect in the 2023 signing class. 

Faw shined at shortstop for both the Atlanta Vipers club teams, as well as North Gwinnett (Georgia) High School. 

Tennessee Softball Schedule 2024

All times Eastern

Feb. 81 p.m. UT ArlingtonArlington, Texas 
Feb. 97:30 p.m.BaylorWaco, Texas 
Feb. 103 p.m.BaylorWaco, Texas 
Feb. 11NoonBaylorWaco, Texas 
Feb. 14TBAKennesaw StateKennesaw, Ga.
Feb. 163 p.m.StanfordClearwater, Fla.
Feb. 166 p.m.TexasClearwater, Fla.
Feb. 17NoonGeorgia TechClearwater, Fla.
Feb. 174 p.m.UCLAClearwater, Fla.
Feb. 188 p.m.Florida StateClearwater, Fla.
Feb. 233:30 p.m.Loyola MarymountCathedral City, Calif.
Feb. 236 p.m.Cal State FullertonCathedral City, Calif.
Feb. 245:30 p.m.Oregon StateCathedral City, Calif.
Feb. 248 p.m. UCFCathedral City, Calif.
Feb. 252:30 p.m.Hawai'i Cathedral City, Calif.
Feb. 255 p.m. UCLACathedral City, Calif.
March 1TBAStetsonKnoxville, Tenn.
March 1TBABrownKnoxville, Tenn.
March 2TBALongwoodKnoxville, Tenn.
March 2TBATennessee Classic - TBAKnoxville, Tenn.
March 3TBATennessee Classic - TBAKnoxville, Tenn.
March 56 p.m.ClemsonClemson, S.C.
March 8TBAMissouri StateKnoxville, Tenn.
March 8TBASouth DakotaKnoxville, Tenn.
March 9TBAOhio StateKnoxville, Tenn.
March 9TBATennessee Invitational - TBAKnoxville, Tenn.
March 10TBATennessee Invitational - TBAKnoxville, Tenn.
March 11TBAHowardWashington, D.C. 
March 15TBAMissouri* Knoxville, Tenn.
March 16TBAMissouri* Knoxville, Tenn.
March 17TBAMissouri* Knoxville, Tenn.
March 23TBASouth Carolina*Columbia, S.C.
March 24TBASouth Carolina*Columbia, S.C.
March 25TBASouth Carolina*Columbia, S.C.
March 29TBAAuburn* Auburn, Ala.
March 30TBAAuburn* Auburn, Ala.
March 31TBAAuburn* Auburn, Ala.
April 2TBAMemphisColumbia, Tenn.
April 5TBAGeorgia*Knoxville, Tenn.
April 6TBAGeorgia*Knoxville, Tenn.
April 7TBAGeorgia*Knoxville, Tenn.
April 127 p.m. Mississippi State*Starkville, Miss.
April 133 p.m.Mississippi State* Starkville, Miss.
April 141 p.m.Mississippi State*Starkville, Miss.
April 19TBALSU*Knoxville, Tenn.
April 20TBALSU*Knoxville, Tenn.
April 21TBALSU* Knoxville, Tenn.
April 23TBABelmont Knoxville, Tenn.
April 267 p.m.Alabama* Tuscaloosa, Ala.
April 27TBAAlabama* Tuscaloosa, Ala.
April 28TBAAlabama*Tuscaloosa, Ala.
May 2TBAKentucky* Knoxville, Tenn.
May 3TBAKentucky*Knoxville, Tenn.
May 4TBAKentucky*Knoxville, Tenn.
*= conference

2024 Tennessee Softball Roster

1Katie TaylorOFJr.
2Laura MealerINFJr.
3Taylor PannellINFSo.
5Rylie WestC/OFSr.
7Sophia NugentCJr.
9Kiki MilloyOFGr.
10Alannah LeachOFFr.
11Zaida PuniINFSr.
16Camryn SarvisINFSo.
17Ryleigh WhitePSr.
19Jamison BrockenbroughOFSo. 
22Bella FawINFFr.
23Karlyn PickensPSo. 
24McKenna GibsonINFJr. 
27Giulia KoutsoyanopulosOF/1BSr.
33Payton GottshallPGr. 
34Destiny RodriguezINF/CSo. 
36Grace KeeneINFJr. 
50Jackie KirkpatrickC/3BSo.
55Gabby LeachOFFr.
80Charli OrsiniPSo.
88Amanda AhlinOF/INFSo.

How To Watch The 2024 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

Watch the 2024 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic on FloSoftball and the FloSports app.

FloSoftball will be streaming several NCAA Division I college softball tournaments, including the Mark Campbell Collegiate Invitational, THE Spring Games and the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge.

Mary Nutter Softball Tournament Schedule 

Thursday, Feb. 22:

All times Eastern

Wrigley Field

  • Rutgers vs. Hawaii, 3 p.m.
  • Rutgers vs. BYU, 5:30 p.m.
  • Oregon vs. Central Florida, 8 p.m.
  • Oregon vs. Baylor, 10:30 p.m.

Yankee Stadium

  • Bethune Cookman vs. BYU, 3 p.m.
  • Bethune Cookman vs. Oregon State, 5:30 p.m.
  • San Diego State vs. Missouri, 8 p.m.
  • Wisconsin vs. Missouri, 10:30 p.m.

Fenway Park

  • Oregon State vs. Wisconsin 2:30 p.m.
  • Central Florida vs. Mississippi State, 5 p.m.
  • Baylor vs. Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m.
  • Mississippi State vs. Notre Dame, 10 p.m.

Mary Nutter Softball Tournament Schedule For Feb. 23

All times Eastern

Wrigley Field

  • San Diego State vs. Nebraska, 1 p.m.
  • UCLA vs. Nebraska, 3:30 p.m.
  • UCLA vs. Northwestern, 6 p.m.
  • Oklahoma vs. Mississippi State, 8:30 p.m.
  • Oklahoma vs. Wisconsin, 11 p.m.

Yankee Stadium

  • Hawaii vs. Fresno State, 1:30 p.m.
  • Hawaii vs. California, 4 p.m.
  • Notre Dame vs. Oregon, 6:30 p.m.
  • Long Beach State vs. Oregon, 9 p.m.
  • Central Florida vs. Oregon State, 11:30 p.m.

Fenway Park

  • Rutgers vs. Loyola Marymount, 1 p.m.
  • Tennessee vs. Loyola Marymount, 3:30 p.m.
  • Tennessee vs. CSU Fullerton, 6 p.m.
  • Missouri vs. Central Florida, 8:30 p.m.
  • Missouri vs. CSU Fullerton, 11 p.m.

Des Moines Field

  • Cal Poly vs. California, 1 p.m.
  • Cal Poly vs. Utah, 3:30 p.m.
  • Bethune Cookman vs. San Diego State, 6 p.m.
  • University of San Diego vs. Wisconsin, 8:30 p.m.
  • University of San Diego vs. Utah, 11 p.m.

Pawtucket Field

  • Illinois vs. CSU Northridge, 1:30 p.m.
  • Seattle University vs. CSU Northridge, 4 p.m.
  • Long Beach State vs. BYU, 6:30 p.m.
  • UC Riverside vs. Rutgers, 9 p.m.
  • UC Riverside vs. Baylor, 11:30 p.m.

Mary Nutter Softball Tournament Schedule For Feb. 24

All times Eastern

Wrigley Field

  • Oregon vs. Nebraska, 1 p.m.
  • Oklahoma vs. San Diego State, 3:30 p.m.
  • UCLA vs. Illinois, 6 p.m.
  • UCLA vs. Baylor, 8:30 p.m.
  • Missouri vs. Baylor, 11 p.m.

Yankee Stadium

  • Illinois vs. Hawaii, 10:30 a.m.
  • Oregon State vs. Notre Dame, 12 p.m.
  • Oregon State vs. Tennessee, 2:30 p.m.
  • Central Florida vs. Tennessee, 5 p.m.
  • Central Florida vs. University of San Diego, 7:30 p.m.

Fenway Park

  • Bethune Cookman vs. Loyola Marymount, 10 a.m.
  • Northwestern vs. Loyola Marymount, 12:30 p.m.
  • Northwestern vs. University of San Diego, 3 p.m.
  • Wisconsin vs. Utah, 5:30 p.m.
  • Rutgers vs. Cal Poly, 8 p.m.

Des Moines Field

  • Cal vs. Seattle University, 10:30 a.m.
  • Utah vs. Seattle University, 1 p.m.
  • Mississippi State vs. Fresno State, 3:30 p.m.
  • CSU Northridge vs. Rutgers, 6 p.m.
  • CSU Fullerton vs. Mississippi State, 8:30 p.m.

Pawtucket Field

  • Fresno State vs. Long Beach State, 10:30 a.m.
  • Wisconsin vs. Long Beach State, 12 p.m.
  • CSU Northridge vs. Bethune Cookman, 2:30 p.m.
  • BYU vs. Cal Poly, 5 p.m.
  • BYU vs. UC Riverside, 7:30 p.m.

Mary Nutter Softball Tournament Schedule For Feb. 25

All times Eastern

Wrigley Field

  • Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma, 12 p.m.
  • Loyola Marymount vs. Oklahoma, 2:30 p.m.
  • UCLA vs. Tennessee, 5 p.m.

Yankee Stadium

  • Nebraska vs. Utah, 12 p.m.
  • Nebraska vs. CSU Fullerton, 2:30 p.m.
  • University of San Diego vs. UC Riverside, 5 p.m.

Fenway Park

  • Oregon State vs. Northwestern, 12 p.m.
  • Tennessee vs. Hawaii, 2:30 p.m.
  • Fresno State vs. Cal Poly, 5 p.m.

Des Moines Field

  • CSU Fullerton vs. Seattle University, 4:30 p.m.
  • UC Riverside vs. Seattle University, 7 p.m.

Pawtucket Field

  • California vs. Illinois, 12 p.m.
  • California vs. Long Beach State, 2:30 p.m.

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