2021 Easton/NFCA Assistant Coaches of the Year
Sep 29, 2021LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The 2021 Easton/NFCA Assistant Coach of the Year recipients were announced on Tuesday afternoon. Garnering honors this year are Jennifer Herzig (James Madison University / DI), Matt Jackson (William Jewell College / DII), Mary Karen Wheat (University of Rochester / DIII), Becky Martinez (Siena Heights University / NAIA), TJ Webb (Seminole State College / NJCAA DI), Stacey Birdsong (Parkland College / NJCAA DII), Vivi Marquez (Rock Valley College / NJCAA DIII), Morgan McGee (Santiago Canyon College / Cal JC), Clint Hoelscher (Papillion-LaVista High School) and Frank D. Iovine (New Jersey Ruthless 14U-Lensch / TB).
NCAA Approves Video Review Challenges for Softball
Aug 17, 2021The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Thursday approved implementing video review and allowing coaches to have two video review challenges beginning in the 2021-22 academic year.There is no requirement to use the video review rule. It is optional for all schools, conferences and tournaments to implement.Over the past few years, conferences have experimented with video review in conference tournament games, including the Atlantic Coast, Southeastern and Sun Belt conferences during the 2021 season. Softball Rules Committee members have received positive feedback about the experimental rule and recommended that video review become a permanent aspect of the game.Under the new rule, each head coach will have two challenges to initiate a review for the entirety of the game. A coach must verbally or visually indicate a challenge request before the next pitch, before the pitcher and all infielders have clearly vacated their normal fielding position and left fair territory, or before the umpires have left the field of play.
Jourdyn Campbell Joins Louisiana Softball
Jul 14, 2021LAFAYETTE – Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Softball head coach Gerry Glasco announced on Tuesday (July 13) the addition of Jourdyn Campbell (Kingwood, Texas) to the program's roster for the 2021-22 academic year.Campbell becomes a Ragin' Cajun after competing at Texas A&M from 2020-21. She has three seasons of eligibility remaining."Jourdyn (Campbell) is an extremely athletic player with size, speed and power who will fit in well with our offensive style," Glasco said. "Defensively, she can play any position in the infield or excel in the outfield."She is also a tremendous student who excels in the classroom," Glasco added. "We believe she will bring excitement and discipline to our team for the next three years."An infielder, who played shortstop all four years of her prep career, Campbell started all 26 games for Texas A&M as a freshman in the shortened 2020 season, hitting .329 and leading the Aggies in doubles (13) while posting 15 RBI. She ranked second in the nation in doubles and eighth in doubles per game.The Kingwood, Texas product started 15 games and had 45 plate appearances for the Aggies this past spring. She continued her extra base hit prowess with 60 percent of her total hits falling in the category.Campbell posted a career .382 average and 19 home runs over her final three prep seasons at Kingwood (Texas) High School, receiving first team All-District honors, the team Offensive MVP award and All-American accolades from Extra Innings Softball and Premier Girls Fastpitch.She played three years of summer softball for Impact Gold under KC Jackson, helping produce two Top 10 finishes.Campbell will be arriving in Louisiana with Extra Inning Softball's No. 1-ranked recruiting class this August for the start of the fall 2021 semester.The recruiting class includes: Jacquelyn and Jessica Adams (Bryan, Texas/Bryan HS), Laney Credeur (Old Mines, Mo./Kingston K-14 School), Kramer Eschete (Brenham, Texas/Brenham HS), Kayla Falterman (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands HS), Samantha Graeter (Spring, Texas/Oak Ridge HS), Maddie Hayden (West Monroe, La./West Monroe HS), Elia Hebel (Albany, Texas/Albany HS), Samantha Landry (Mont Belvieu, Texas/Barbers Hill HS), Alexa Langeliers (Keller, Texas/Keller HS), Tyler Oubre (Destrehan, La./Destrehan HS) and McKenzie Wittenberg (Fort Myers, Fla./Riverdale HS).
NCAA Adopts Interim Name, Image and Likeness Policy
Jul 1, 2021NCAA college athletes will have the opportunity to benefit from their name, image and likeness beginning Thursday. Governance bodies in all three divisions today adopted a uniform interim policy suspending NCAA name, image and likeness rules for all incoming and current student-athletes in all sports.
Virginia Wesleyan Claims Their Third DIII NCAA Title
Jun 2, 2021SALEM, Va. — Tournament Most Outstanding Pitcher Hanna Hull tossed a five-hitter and All-Tournament selection Ariana Rolle had three hits, including an RBI single in the fifth that triggered the run rule, giving Virginia Wesleyan its third NCAA Division III national championship in the past four tournaments on Tuesday at the Moyer Sports Complex.
NCAA Division II Regional Rankings Released
May 6, 2021IN-REGION RECORD
Mark Allister's 2021 Division III College Softball Season Preview
Feb 24, 2021Mark Allister is the author of Women’s College Softball on the Rise: A Season Inside the Game. He will be writing on DIII softball this spring and would welcome story ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackson Vaughan: The Secret To Linfield Softball's Success
Feb 2, 2021Mark Allister is the author of Women’s College Softball on the Rise: A Season Inside the Game. He will be writing on DIII softball this spring and would welcome story ideas and comments at email@example.com
How Division III Softball Is Adapting To Change For The 2020-21 Season
Dec 22, 2020Mark Allister is the author of Women’s College Softball on the Rise: A Season Inside the Game. He will be writing on DIII softball this spring and would welcome story ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE Spring Games, Steadfast In Its Commitment To Colleges & Softball Fans
Oct 28, 2020While colleges and universities around the nation prepare for winter and spring sports, the team down in Florida prepares for what it expects to be the “best year ever.”
How East Texas Baptist Softball Sustains Excellence
Oct 23, 2020
NFCA National Convention Going Virtual In 2020
Aug 21, 2020LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Executive Director Carol Bruggeman and the NFCA Board of Directors announced today that the NFCA National Convention is going virtual in 2020.
THE Spring Games Hires Anthony Small As 2021 Umpire Assignor & Trainer
Aug 13, 2020As THE Spring Games prepares for the 2021 season, the group of softball leadership out of Florida once again raises the bar on another key element of the World’s largest collegiate softball event by announcing the appointment of Anthony Small as it’s umpire assignor and coordinator.
Diamond Solutions Releases Rapsodo 1.0/2.0 Pitching Data Guides for HS
Jul 6, 2020Nate Walker is currently the Founder and President of Diamond Solutions, an analytics consulting firm that assists softball and baseball organizations of all levels with their player development and evaluation needs. Prior to starting Diamond Solutions, Nate worked for two Major League Baseball front offices where he served as a liaison to the Major League coaching staff, assisting them with game preparation, in-game strategy, player acquisition, and statistical research.
Replay THE Spring Games 2020 By Division
Apr 2, 2020With over 2,000 games on demand from THE Spring Games, there's plenty of softball to go around during these hard times. We went ahead and filtered out the games by divisions so you can watch your favorite teams anytime you want and included all the top teams for each division.