1. For Birmingham Thunderbolts Roberson, Intangibles Make a Difference

    For Birmingham Thunderbolts Roberson, Intangibles Make a Difference

    Jul 23, 2021

    What does it mean to be a Birmingham Thunderbolt?
  2. How So Cal Athletics Richardson Has A Championship Culture

    How So Cal Athletics Richardson Has A Championship Culture

    Jul 22, 2021

    Winning a national championship at any level isn’t easy. It’s even more challenging to win multiple times.
  3. High Standard Of Excellence Makes Lady Dukes A Top Team In 2021

    High Standard Of Excellence Makes Lady Dukes A Top Team In 2021

    Jun 23, 2021

    There’s an intensity required of everyone fortunate enough to play for James Lamar’s Lady Dukes club few others can match. Whether it’s a practice, scrimmage or game, Lamar insists on creating an environment that will prepare players for the big moments.
  4. Loyalty A Key Ingredient To Arizona Storm's Success

    Loyalty A Key Ingredient To Arizona Storm's Success

    Jun 17, 2021

    It’s not unusual for a travel team to consistently change its roster from year to year. Coaches are often on the lookout for talent as players enter college or move to another organization.
  5. Preparing For Life On & Off The Field With California Cruisers Caouette

    Preparing For Life On & Off The Field With California Cruisers Caouette

    Jun 3, 2021

    Avery Relph joined the California Cruisers Sievers/Caouette 16U team in the summer of 2019. She had seen them play numerous times during her stint with SoCal Athletics, so she already knew many of the girls had played together for a number of years. It would have been easy for them to be protective of their inner circle, even cliquish.
  6. How Duke Softball Built A Powerhouse In Less Than Four Seasons

    How Duke Softball Built A Powerhouse In Less Than Four Seasons

    Mar 31, 2021

    Building a program from the ground up is like building a house. You need a solid foundation, reliable tools, and a team of people tasked with a specific job.
  7. Why Team Unity Is a Cornerstone For Towson Softball's Success

    Why Team Unity Is a Cornerstone For Towson Softball's Success

    Mar 30, 2021

    When 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.
  8. 10 Groundbreaking Women Of Softball

    10 Groundbreaking Women Of Softball

    Mar 29, 2021

    Mark Allister is the author of Women’s College Softball on the Rise: A Season Inside the Game. He welcomes story ideas and comments at allister@stolaf.edu.
  9. JMU Dukes Softball Never Backs Down From A Challenge

    JMU Dukes Softball Never Backs Down From A Challenge

    Mar 18, 2021

    James 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.
  10. The Story Of Kami Kortokrax's Verbal Commitment To Ohio State

    The Story Of Kami Kortokrax's Verbal Commitment To Ohio State

    Mar 9, 2021

    Committing is a time that all hard-working athletes look forward to, but it can also be one of the hardest decisions we have to make. My name is Kami Kortokrax and I am a senior at Bishop Hartley High School in Columbus, Ohio. I was blessed to be a part of the Beverly Bandits that are nationally known for the level of softball they play at.
  11. Player's Blog: Madison Edwards, 2023 Middle Infielder, Team NC Hinde

    Player's Blog: Madison Edwards, 2023 Middle Infielder, Team NC Hinde

    Mar 8, 2021

    I am Madison Edwards and I go to Clarke County High School in Berryville, Virginia. I am a 2023 middle infielder for Team North Carolina Hinde. I am truly grateful to be a part of Team North Carolina Hinde. This team isn't just a regular group of girls. We are a family, on and off the field. 
  12. New Mexico Softball Photo Gallery | 2021 Hillenbrand Invitational

    New Mexico Softball Photo Gallery | 2021 Hillenbrand Invitational

    Feb 21, 2021

    Find photos of New Mexico softball from the 2021 Hillenbrand Invitational taken by photographer Rebecca Sasnett from USA TODAY Sports.
  13. Arizona Softball Photo Gallery | 2021 Hillenbrand Invitational

    Arizona Softball Photo Gallery | 2021 Hillenbrand Invitational

    Feb 21, 2021

    Find photos of Arizona softball from the 2021 Hillenbrand Invitational taken by photographer Rebecca Sasnett from USA TODAY Sports.
  14. Indiana Wesleyan: Finding Faith In Making Adjustments

    Indiana Wesleyan: Finding Faith In Making Adjustments

    Feb 16, 2021

    Softball is a sport of constant adjustment whether it’s a coach positioning players in the field depending on a certain hitter’s tendencies or a batter adapting to an umpire’s strike zone or an outfielder learning the nuances of the walls at an opposing team’s stadium. Steve Babinski at Indiana Wesleyan believes the nature of the sport is a prime reason why softball players were able to handle the shutdown of the 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic in a manageable way.
  15. Jackson Vaughan: The Secret To Linfield Softball's Success

    Jackson Vaughan: The Secret To Linfield Softball's Success

    Feb 2, 2021

    Mark 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 allister@stolaf.edu