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.
Yeske Named USCB Softball Head Coach
Jul 27, 2021BLUFFTON, S.C. - Following a three-year stint at NCAA Division I and Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) member Austin Peay, Codee Yeske has been named USCB's next head softball coach. Yeske will be the fourth Sand Shark head coach in program history.
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.
NFCA Releases 2021 NAIA All-Americans
Jun 8, 2021LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The NFCA revealed 37 student-athletes from 26 different institutions have been voted 2021 NFCA NAIA All-Americans, the Association announced on Monday afternoon.
NCAA Division II Regional Rankings Released
May 6, 2021IN-REGION RECORD
Point Park Softball Photo Gallery | 2021 THE Spring Games
Mar 10, 2021Find the Point Park college softball photo gallery from THE 2021 Spring Games. Photos by Mike Watters of USA TODAY Sports.
Warner Softball Photo Gallery | 2021 THE Spring Games
Mar 10, 2021Find the Warner college softball photo gallery from THE 2021 Spring Games. Photos by Mike Watters of USA TODAY Sports.
Ave Maria Softball Photo Gallery | 2021 THE Spring Games
Mar 8, 2021Find the Ave Maria softball photo gallery from THE 2021 Spring Games. Photos by Mike Watters of USA TODAY Sports.
Indiana Wesleyan Softball Photo Gallery | 2021 THE Spring Games
Mar 8, 2021Find the Indiana Wesleyan softball photo gallery from THE 2021 Spring Games. Photos by Mike Watters of USA TODAY Sports.
Indiana Wesleyan: Finding Faith In Making Adjustments
Feb 16, 2021Softball 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.
How To Watch: 2021 THE Spring Games
Dec 21, 2020THE Spring Games is the World’s largest college softball event with collegiate teams from NCAA Divisions I, II, and III, NAIA, and NJCAA teams participating from mid-February to the end of March. THE Spring Games will host over 300 games and is available to live stream or on video-on-demand exclusively on FloSoftball.
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.”
Garland Shirley Recipient Of Natasha Watley Scholarship For Social Change
Oct 21, 2020LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Garland Shirley, head coach at Clarke University (NAIA), is the inaugural recipient of the NFCA’s Natasha Watley Scholarship for Social Change, presented in partnership with Sue Enquist.
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.