2020 THE Spring Games

The Top Division I Teams at THE Spring Games 2020

The Top Division I Teams at THE Spring Games 2020

Here's an insight into some of the top Division I teams that will be appearing at THE Spring Games this year!

Feb 14, 2020 by Cori Kennedy
The Top Division I Teams at THE Spring Games 2020

THE Spring Games 2020 are here! Let's get to know some of the top Division I teams will be seeing in Florida this season. 

Division I Teams

Bethune Cookman, FL (MEAC)
Brown University, RI (Ivy)
Butler University, IN (Big East)
Central Connecticut State University, CT (NEC)
Central Michigan University, MI (MAC)
Central Michigan University, MI (MAC)
Charleston Southern University, SC (Big South)
Cleveland State University, OH (Horizon)
Colgate University, NY (Patriot)
College of The Holy Cross, MA (Patriot)
Columbia University, NY (Ivy)
Cornell University, NY (Ivy)
Creighton University, NE (Big East)
Dartmouth College, NH (Ivy)
Eastern Illinois University, IL (OVC)
Florida Atlantic University, FL (C-USA)
Florida Gulf Coast University, FL (ASUN)
Florida International University, FL (C-USA)
Florida State University, FL (ACC)
Georgetown University, DC (Big East)
Georgia State University, GA (Sun Belt)
Houston Baptist University, TX (Southland)
Indiana University, IN (Big Ten)
Lafayette College, PA (Patriot)
Long Island University, NY (NEC)
Longwood University, VA (Big South)
Loyola University Chicago, IL (MVC)
Manhattan College, NY (MAAC)
Mercer University, GA (Southern)
Merrimack College, MA (NEC)
Miami University, OH (MAC)
Middle Tennessee State University, TN (C-USA)
Monmouth University, NJ (MAAC)
Niagara University, NY (MAAC)
Nicholls State University, LA (Southland)
North Carolina A&T, NC (MEAC)
Northern Kentucky University, KY (Horizon)
Ohio University, OH (MAC)
Presbyterian College, SC (Big South)
Princeton University, NJ (Ivy)
Providence College, RI (Big East)
Purdue University, IN (Big Ten)
Quinnipiac University, CT (MAAC)
Sacred Heart University, CT (Northeast)
Saint Louis University, MO (A10)
Seton Hall University, NJ (Big East)
South Dakota State University, SD (Summit)
Southern Illinois University, IL (MVC)
St. Bonaventure University, NY (A10)
Stetson University, FL (ASUN)
Stony Brook University, NY (America East)
The University at Buffalo, NY (MAC)
University at Albany, NY (America East)
University of Akron, OH (MAC)
University of Central Arkansas, AR (Southland)
University of Connecticut, CT (AAC)
University of Detroit Mercy, MI (Horizon)
University of Iowa, IA (Big Ten)
University of Kentucky, KY (SEC)
University of North Florida, FL (ASUN)
University of Pennsylvania, PA (Ivy)
University of South Alabama, AL (Sun Belt)
University of South Dakota, SD (Summit)
University of the Incarnate Word, TX (Southland)
University of Toledo, OH (MAC)
Valparaiso University, IN (MVC)
Western Michigan Univesity, MI (MAC)

Florida State University, FL (ACC)

The Seminoles have been chosen to finish as #1 in the ACC for the 2020 season. Some key players that are returning for them are Caylan Arnold, Elizabeth Mason, Dani Morgan, Anna Shelnutt and Sydney Sherrill, who have also received some ACC preseason recognition. Losing their ace, Meghan King, will be a big loss for the Seminoles, have pitching experience returning. Their 2020 season is off to a hot start, holding a  6-0 record while also taking down Alabama twice already this season. For sure keep an eye on this powerhouse at THE Spring Games. 

Indiana University, IN (Big Ten)

The Hoosiers finished their 2019 campaign with a final record of 36-21, which was their best record since 2011. They also set a program record for steals in a season with 141. They lose stand-out pitcher Tara Trainer, who finished second all-time for strikeouts in program history. The Hoosiers return six starters from last year's roster including Gabbi Jenkins, Taylor Lambert, Katie Lacefield, Grayson Radcliffe, Emily Goodin and Bella Norton. One of their strengths will also be the speed they have returning in Lambert, Jenkins and Tete Hart, who all had over 20 steals apiece. Don't count out this speedy squad this season.

University of Kentucky, KY (SEC)

The Kentucky Softball team was picked to finish fourth in the 2020 Southeastern Conference softball preseason poll. Despite losing their stand-out senior class, led by Abbey Cheek, Jenny Shaper and Katie Reed, UK returns some key pieces from its 2019 roster...  All-SEC performer Kayla Kowalik and National Fastpitch Coaches' Association All-Region performer, Alex Martens. Additionally, Kentucky returns its entire pitching staff for 2020 paced by junior Grace Baalman and senior Autumn Humes.

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