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College Spotlight – California State University, Long Beach

California State University, Long Beach

Division: NCAA I

Conference: Big West

Nickname: 49ers

School Size: 37,430

Mailing Address: 1250 Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90840

Team Site: Long Beach State Softball

Head Coach:

Kim Sowder – kim.sowder@csulb.edu

Program Highlights:

  • In her nine seasons leading the 49ers, Coach Sowder has never finished the season with a losing record
  • Coach Sowder has a 300-195 (.606) overall record, including a 129-60 (.623) record in Big West Conference games
  • The 49ers have made five trips to the NCAA Tournament and been crowned Big West Conference champions three times
  • In three of the last five seasons, the 49ers have won more than 35 games, posting a 39-19 overall record, winning the Big West and advancing to NCAA Regionals for the 22nd time in program history in 2014
  • The 49ers have had 69 players received all-conference over the last nine years under Sowder

Schedule Highlights:

The 49ers head into the 2016 post season with a 28-18 overall record

The 49ers full 2016 schedule can be found here.

For more information on 49ers Kids Camp click here, June Showcase Camp click here, July Showcase Camp click here, and August Showcase Camp click here.

To fill out a recruiting questionnaire, click here.

College Spotlight – James Madison University

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James Madison University

Division: NCAA I

Conference: Colonial Athletic Association

Nickname: Dukes

School Size: 21,230

Mailing Address: 800 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Team Site: James Madison University Softball

Head Coach:

Mickey Dean – dean3ms@jmu.edu

Program Highlights:

  • Coach Dean is in his fourth season leading the Dukes
  • The Dukes have made an appearance in the NCAA postseason the past three seasons
  • Coach Dean carried a 135-42 record into the 2016 season
  • Under Coach Dean’s leadership, the Dukes have won 52 and lost just 6 conference games
  • In the 2015 season, Coach Dean led the Dukes to their best record in program history, with a 48-10 overall record
  • The 2015 season saw the Dukes break 22 single-season team records, including most wins (48), fewest losses (10), team batting average (.347), home runs (55), runs scored (345), opposing batting average (.174), strikeouts per seven innings (7.86), fewest hits allowed (233), fewest runs allowed (109), strikeouts (417) and fielding percentage (.971).

Schedule Highlights:

The Dukes are 40-3 in the 2016 season and are on a 10 game winning streak

James Madison will finish the 2016 regular season taking on CAA opponents Elon and Hofstra

The Dukes full 2016 schedule can be found here.

For more information on Mickey Dean Softball Camps, click here.

To fill out a recruiting questionnaire, click here.

College Spotlight – University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

Division: NCAA I

Conference: Big Ten

Nickname: Gophers

School Size: 51,150

Mailing Address: Tucson, Arizona 85721

Team Site: University of Minnesota Softball

Head Coach:

Jessica Allister- candrea@arizona.edu

Program Highlights:

    • Coach Allister enters her sixth season with the Gophers, coming off a 49 win 2015 season
    • The Gophers are 191-88 with Coach Allister leading the team
    • The Gophers set program records in 2015 in batting average, on base percentage, slugging percentage, doubles and home runs. The pitching staff set a record for most strikeouts
    • Minnesota also had the 2015 Big Ten Player of the Year along with 14 total players being earning Academic All-B1G Honors

Schedule Highlights:

The Gophers are 19-9 through their first 28 games in 2016

For information on camps, click here.

For the Gophers full 2016 schedule, click here.

To fill out a recruitment questionnaire, click here.

College Spotlight – University of Arizona

University of Arizona

Division: NCAA I

Conference: Pac-12

Nickname: Wildcats

School Size: 40,200

Mailing Address: Tucson, Arizona 85721

Team Site: University of Arizona Softball

Head Coach:

Mike Candrea- candrea@arizona.edu

Program Highlights:

    • Coach Candrea is coaching his 31st season with the Wildcats in 2016
    • Coach Candrea is the winningest coach in NCAA Division I Softball history with a record of 1,428-358-2 (.799)
    • Under Coach Candrea the Wildcats have made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament for 30 consecutive seasons, won eight national titles, and made 22 trips to the Women’s College World Series

Schedule Highlights:

The Wildcats are 20-9, 2-1 in the Pac-12, through their first 29 games in 2016

For information on camps held by Coach Candrea, click here.

For the Wildcats full 2016 schedule, click here.

More information for recruits can be found here.

College Spotlight – University of Georgia

University of Georgia

Division: NCAA I

Conference: Southeastern

Nickname: Bulldogs

School Size: 36,130

Mailing Address: Athens, GA 30602

Team Site: University of Georgia Softball

Head Coach:

Lu Harris-Champer- lhc@sports.uga.edu

Program Highlights:

    • Coach Harris-Champer enters her 16th season at UGA with a 731-265 record
    • The Bulldogs have made 14-straight NCAA Championship appearances, won two SEC Championships, one SEC Tournament Championship, eight NCAA Regional Championships, and two NCAA Super Regional Championships
    • In the past 16 years UGA has had 24 NFCA All-Americans, 13 Easton All-Americans, 73 All-SEC recognitions, and 54 NFCA All-Region selections
    • Through 15 seasons with Coach Harris-Champer leading them, Georgia has academically produced three CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, 12 CoSIDA Academic All-District selections, and 81 members selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll
    • During the 2015 season, the Bulldogs set several program records including batting average (.343), runs scored (440), and on base percentage (.420)

Schedule Highlights:

The Bulldogs are 24-3 through their first 27 games in 2016

UGA will begin conference play on March 19 with a three game trip to USC

For information on summer camps at UGA, click here.

For the Bulldogs full 2016 schedule, click here.

More information for recruits can be found here.

College Spotlight – Auburn University

Auburn University

Division: NCAA I

Conference: Southeastern Conference

Nickname: Tigers

School Size: 27,300

Mailing Address: Auburn, AL 36849

Team Site: Auburn University Softball

Head Coach:

Clint Myers- cam0082@auburn.edu

Program Highlights:

    • Coach Myers is entering his third season with the Tigers
    • Through his first two seasons, Coach Myers has a 108-30-1 record
    • In 2015, Coach Myers led the Tigers to their first Conference Tournament championship, first NCAA Regional, first NCAA Super Regional and two games in their first College World Series
    • Auburn has produced 11 All-American players, four with Coach Myers as head Tiger

Schedule Highlights:

The Tigers opened their 2016 season sweeping opponents at the Plainsman Invitational and going 4-1 at the Michele Smith PCF Invitational

Auburn will compete in two more tournaments this season, the Tiger Invitational (Feb 26-28) and the Wilson/DeMarini Classic (March 4-6)

The Tigers are 10-1 through their first 11 games in 2016

For the Tigers full 2016 schedule, click here.

To fill out a recruiting questionnaire, click here.

College Spotlight – University of Florida

University of Florida

Division: NCAA I

Conference: Southeastern Conference

Nickname: Gators

School Size: 49,800

Mailing Address: PO Box 14485 Gainesville, FL, 32604

Team Site: University of Florida Softball

Head Coach:

Tim Walton- timw@gators.uaa.ufl.edu

Program Highlights:

    • Under Coach Walton the Gators have won three SEC Tournament Championships, made 10 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, seven College World Series appearances, and won two consecutive national championships
    • Coach Walton has coached 26 All-American selections and one Collegiate Player of the Year in his 10 seasons leading the Gators
    • There are currently three Softball Factory alumni playing for the Gators
    • The Orange and Blue were ranked #1 in USA Today’s 2016 Top 25 Pre-Season Poll

Schedule Highlights:

The Gators opened their 2016 season sweeping opponents at the USF Wilson-Demarini Tournament and the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic

Florida will compete in two more tournaments, the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic (Feb 25-27) and the Aquafina Invitational (March 3-6) before starting the regular season March 9th against South Dakota

For the Gators full 2016 schedule, click here.

To fill out a recruiting questionnaire, click here.

College Spotlight – Thomas College

Thomas College

Division: NCAA III

Conference: North Atlantic Conference

Nickname: Terriers

School Size: 800

Mailing Address: 180 West River Rd, Waterville, ME 04901

Team Site: Thomas College Softball

Head Coach:

Terry Parlin- ParlinT@Thomas.edu

Program Highlights:

    • Coach Parlin will begin his 8th season as a head coach of the Terriers
    • The Terriers reached the NAC finals in 2015 after achieving an 8-4 conference record
    • Thomas College recruits from all states based on talent
    • The top majors at Thomas are Criminal Justice, Education and Business

Schedule Highlights:

The Terriers being the 2016 season by spending a week in Cleremont, FL taking on various opponents at the National Training Center

Thomas’ first home game will be a double header on April 4th against Bates

For the Terriers full 2016 schedule, click here.

To fill out a recruiting questionnaire, click here.

College Spotlight – Occidental College

Occidental College

Division: NCAA III

Conference: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Nickname: Tigers

School Size: 2,500

Mailing Address: 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Team Site: Occidental College Softball

Head Coach:

Alison Haehnel- haehnel@oxy.edu

Program Highlights:

    • Coach Haehnel enters her fourth season as the head coach of the Tigers
    • Minimum Academic requirements are a 3.6 GPA, a 28 on the ACT, and an 1800 on the SAT
    • The Tigers recruit from a national perspective due to the high academic nature of the school

Schedule Highlights:

The Tigers began their season on February 14th, splitting a doubleheader against Lewis & Clark

For the Tigers full 2016 schedule, click here.

More information on Tiger youth camps can be found click here

To fill out a recruiting questionnaire, click here.

College Spotlight – Southwestern University

Southwestern University

Division: NCAA III

Conference: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

Nickname: Pirates

School Size: 1,400

Mailing Address: 1001 East University Avenue, Georgetown, TX 78626

Team Site: Southwestern University Softball

Head Coach:

Angela Froboese- froboesa@southwestern.edu

Program Highlights:

    • Coach Froboese will begin her 9th season as a head coach
    • The program is very academically focused program with minimum academic requirements being a 3.8 GPA, 1100 on the SAT, and a 24 on the ACT
    • The Pirates have earned a spot in the SCAC Conference Tournament every year, entering as the #1 seed in the West twice
    • The Pirates have been to the NCAA Regional tournament twice in the last 6 years

Schedule Highlights:

The Pirates began their season on January 30th, playing a doubleheader against Southwestern Assemblies of God and winning both games by a score of 10-1

For the Pirates full 2016 schedule, click here.

To fill out a recruiting questionnaire, click here.