JMU Staff Named NFCA Coaching Staff of the Year
Jun 25, 2021LOUISVILLE, Ky. --- James Madison softball coaching staff, led by Head Coach Loren LaPorte, was named National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division Staff of the Year, the association announced on Thursday afternoon.Laporte, Associate Head Coach Jennifer Herzig and Assistant Coach Libby Morris are the first JMU softball coaching staff to take home the NFCA honor. The staff has earned Northeast Region Staff of the Year five times. The staff guided JMU on their historic 2021 season finishing at the program's first ever Women's College World Series with a record 41-4 and ranked No. 4 in both the USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll and ESPN.com/USA Softball Poll. Along with the program's first appearance, the Dukes were the first three-seeded team to make the WCWS since 2014.The Dukes claimed their Colonial Athletics Association South Division Regular Season title as well as their sixth CAA Championship to move on to the Knoxville Regional.At the NCAA Knoxville Regional, JMU went 3-0, defeating then-No. 9 Tennessee and No. 25 Liberty twice, to claim a spot in the Columbia Super Regional, the program's third ever Super Regional appearance. The Dukes continued their momentum winning the first and third games of the Super Regional to punch their ticket to the WCWS. The historic ride continued as JMU became the first non-seeded team to win the its first two games of the series. During the postseason, the Dukes defeated four teams in the top-10, two of which at the opposing team's home stadium, as well as claiming two victories over #25 Liberty.JMU closed the 2021 campaign ranking seventh in the nation for home runs per game (1.58), sixth in slugging percentage (.562), second in win loss percentage (.911) and ninth in ERA. (1.79).
James Madison Softball Crowned 2021 CAA Champions
May 15, 2021HARRISONBURG, Va. -- #22 James Madison is crowned the 2021 Colonial Athletic Association champions after winning in recording setting fashion over fourth-seeded Delaware, 17-0, on Friday afternoon, at Veterans Memorial Park.
Why Team Unity Is a Cornerstone For Towson Softball's Success
Mar 30, 2021When the coronavirus pandemic put an abrupt end to the Towson Tigers’ season last March, outfielder Nicole Kidwiler felt a deep sense of loss. It wasn’t for herself, but for the seniors. Through no fault of their own, they had been robbed of the chance to go out on a high note.
How To Watch: 2021 CAA Softball Championships
Mar 29, 2021Here's how to watch the 2021 CAA Softball Championships on FloSoftball.
JMU Dukes Softball Never Backs Down From A Challenge
Mar 18, 2021James Madison University head softball coach Loren LaPorte is becoming accustomed to change. The past year has certainly had its fair share. Since last March, LaPorte has experienced a shutdown 19 games into the season, having a baby, a reduced schedule this season, and two games already canceled due to COVID-19.
2021 CAA Softball Season Preview: What To Watch For
Mar 13, 2021An 18-game divisional conference softball schedule is planned for the Colonial Athletic Association for the 2021 season, with double round-robin action on the slate within the division.
How To Watch: 2021 James Madison vs Elon
Feb 5, 2021Here's how to watch the 2021 James Madison vs Elon on FloSoftball.
How To Watch: 2021 Duke vs Elon
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How To Watch: Nov. 20, 2020 UNCW Softball Intrasquad Scrimmage - Game 1
Nov 12, 2020Here's how to watch the 2020 UNCW Softball Intrasquad Scrimmage - Game 1 on FloSoftball.
How To Watch: Nov. 21, 2020 UNCW Softball Intrasquad Scrimmage - Game 3
Nov 12, 2020Here's how to watch the 2020 UNCW Softball Intrasquad Scrimmage on FloSoftball.
Kate Gordon Delivers Good Will & Meals To Page County During Pandemic
Jul 6, 2020As the James Madison University softball program’s career leader in home runs, Kate Gordon has earned the reputation as someone who delivers at the plate. Gordon has delivered in other situations this year as well.
CAA Suspends Spring Season Contests
Mar 12, 2020ELON, N.C. (March 12, 2020) – The Colonial Athletic Association has made the decision to cancel the remainder of 2020 CAA Women’s Basketball Championship in response to continued developments regarding the spread of the Coronavirus.