picture of 2022 Northern Lights Southern Nights

Feb 10-13

The Sleepy Hollow Complex in Leesburg, Florida will be the site of the first Northern Lights/Southern Nights Invitational on February, 11-13, 2022. To be considered for the event, teams must be either top-25 programs or other top-RPI teams who have legitimate aspirations to make the post-season NCAA tournament. In 2022, the eight-team field will include three teams who lost in last year’s super-regional finals, and three other participants of the 2021 tournament, creating a strong field from top to bottom. Programs coming to Leesburg are Missouri, Virginia Tech, Kentucky, Northwestern, Liberty, Eastern Kentucky, Wisconsin, and UConn.

  1. VTU's Rochard Highlights Northern Lights Invitational All-Tourney Team

    VTU's Rochard Highlights Northern Lights Invitational All-Tourney Team

    Feb 14, 2022

    VTU was the only undefeated team last weekend at the highly competitive Northern Lights/Southern Nights Invitational in Leesburg, Florida. Returning All-American Keely Rochard was named Outstanding Player, as she picked up three wins and a save in the circle, throwing complete game wins over three top-25 teams in Northwestern, Missouri, and Kentucky. Kelsey Bennett was a hitting machine at the plate for the Hokies, with an OPS of 1.457 for the five games.
  2. Entering Season, Mizzou's Larissa Anderson Has Rebuilt Tiger Mentality

    Entering Season, Mizzou's Larissa Anderson Has Rebuilt Tiger Mentality

    Feb 9, 2022

    When NCAA sanctions against the Missouri softball program were upheld in 2020 following an academic cheating scandal, head coach Larissa Anderson became nervous. The program would not only be banned from both SEC and NCAA postseason action, but players would be allowed to transfer without having to sit out a year.
  3. Marquee Matchups To Watch At Northern Lights Southern Nights

    Marquee Matchups To Watch At Northern Lights Southern Nights

    Feb 8, 2022

    With four teams ranked in the preseason Top 25, and a fifth receiving votes, Northern Lights Southern Nights offers no shortage of outstanding matchups to usher in the 2022 season.
  4. Northern Lights Southern Nights: Top 25 Teams Headline Tourney

    Northern Lights Southern Nights: Top 25 Teams Headline Tourney

    Feb 3, 2022

    Four Top 25-ranked teams headline the 2022 Northern Lights Southern Nights tournament, opening Feb. 10 with No. 19-ranked Kentucky and Wisconsin in the Arctic Blast-Off.
  5. How To Watch: 2022 Northern Lights

    How To Watch: 2022 Northern Lights

    Jan 21, 2022

    Here's how to watch the 2022 Northern Lights on FloSoftball.
  6. Unique College Softball Event Set To Debut Opening Weekend Of 2022

    Unique College Softball Event Set To Debut Opening Weekend Of 2022

    Aug 9, 2021

    Women’s college softball is considered a spring sport, but the season begins in deep winter, creating a disadvantage for northern teams. A new event, the Northern Lights/Southern Nights Invitational, is coming to central Florida on the opening weekend of 2022 and will address this disadvantage by matching top teams who never or only occasionally practice outdoors before the season begins.
  7. Northwestern Southpaw Danielle Williams Does It All

    Northwestern Southpaw Danielle Williams Does It All

    Apr 16, 2019

    A four-time FloSoftball High School All-American during her years at Amador Valley High School, Northwestern first-year Danielle Williams made the move to Evanston from Pleasanton, California as the Prep2Prep Sports 2018 North Coast Section Player of the Year and first-team All-North Coast Section.
  8. Rising Star: Meet Virginia Tech Commit, Pitcher Emma Lemley

    Rising Star: Meet Virginia Tech Commit, Pitcher Emma Lemley

    Mar 5, 2019

    For players and coaches that faced Emma Lemley, they know her well, but there are many reasons why you haven’t heard of her.
  9. Systems & Processes, How Rachel Lawson Transformed Kentucky Softball

    Systems & Processes, How Rachel Lawson Transformed Kentucky Softball

    Oct 3, 2018

    University of Kentucky softball coach Rachel Lawson's love affair with softball began by attending rodeos with her family as a kid. The adult softball field was in shouting distance from the rodeo ring, so when it wasn’t her turn, she’d go out and watch the games.