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College Spotlight – University of North Carolina

University of North Carolina

Division: NCAA I

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Nickname: Tar Heels

School Size: 18,350

Mailing Address: Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Team Site: University of North Carolina Softball

Head Coach:

Donna Papa – djp@unc.edu

Program Highlights:

  • Coach Papa has been with the Tar Heels for thirty seasons and holds a record of 1,126-617-5
  • The 2015 Tar Heels finished the season ranked 2nd in the ACC and 36th in the nation
  • Coach Papa has led Carolina to the NCAA Tournament in 12 of the last 15 years and five regular-season ACC titles
  • Under Coach Papa the Tar Heels have posted a winning record in 27 of her 30 seasons, with 13 40-win seasons and one 50-win season in 2008
  • The Tar Heels excel on and off the field, multiple players earning Academic All-American and All-District honors

Schedule Highlights:

The Tar Heels head into the 2016 post season with a 30-22 overall record

North Carolina’s full 2016 schedule can be found here.

For more information on Donna J. Papa Softball Camps 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 Central Florida

University of Central Florida

Division: NCAA I

Conference: American Athletic

Nickname: Knights

School Size: 63,002

Mailing Address: 4000 Central Florida Blvd. Orlando, Florida, 32816

Team Site: University of Central Florida Softball

Head Coach:

Renee Luers-Gillispie- rgillispie@athletics.ucf.edu

Program Highlights:

    • Coach Gillispie enters her 15th season leading the Knights
    • The Knights are coming off the best season in program history, winning a school record 50 games and setting 11 single season records
    • In 2015 UCF led the nation with a 0.93 ERA and posted a .979 fielding percentage that ranked second in the nation
    • Since starting the program in 2002, Gillispie has led the team to four conference championships, including the program’s first regular season and conference titles in 2015

Schedule Highlights:

The Knights are 23-13 through their first 36 games in 2016

For information on camps, click here.

For the Knights full 2016 schedule, click here.

To fill out a recruitment questionnaire, click here.

College Spotlight – University of Missouri

University of Missouri

Division: NCAA I

Conference: Southeastern

Nickname: Tigers

School Size: 35,448

Mailing Address: Columbia, MO 65211

Team Site: University of Missouri Softball

Head Coach:

Ehren Earleywine- earleywinee@missouri.edu

Program Highlights:

    • Coach Earleywine enters his 10th season as head Tiger with a 411-138 record
    • The Tigers have averaged 45.7 wins per season in Coach Earleywine’s nine seasons in the dugout
    • The Tigers have made three Women’s College World Series appearances, recorded the first three 50-win seasons in school history and have advanced to seven NCAA Super Regionals since Coach Earleywine took over the program in 2007
    • The 2015 Tigers squad set program-best marks for total RBI (355), runs scored (395), walks (264) and combined batting average (.320)

Schedule Highlights:

The Tigers are 22-4, 2-1 in conference play, through their first 26 games in 2016

For information on camps, click here.

For the Tigers full 2016 schedule, click here.

To fill out a recruitment 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 Louisiana at Lafayette

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Division: NCAA I

Conference: Sun Belt

Nickname: Ragin’ Cajuns

School Size: 17,508

Mailing Address: 104 E. University Circle, Lafayette, LA 70503

Team Site: University of Louisiana at Lafayette Softball

Head Coach:

Michael Lotief- lotiefmpl@bellsouth.net

Program Highlights:

    • In 12 seasons as either co-head coach or head coach, Coach Lotief has advanced to the NCAA tournament in every single one, compiling a 596-147-1 record
    • In 2013, when Coach Lotief took over as the sole head coach, the Cajun’s finished with a 47-15 record and a trip to the NCAA Ann Arbor Super Regionals
    • The Cajuns have hit 903 home runs, and driven in 4,121 runs with a .302 batting average under Coach Lotief
    • The 2015 Cajuns team was home to two All-American players, four All-Region players, and eight All-Sun Belt players

Schedule Highlights:

The Ragin’ Cajuns are 19-1 through their first 20 games in 2016

The Cajuns’ are 2-0 against conference opponents

Fun in the Sun Camp will be held June 13-17. 14U Youth Camp will be held June 20-24. More information can be found here.

For the Cajuns’ full 2016 schedule, click here.

To fill out a recruiting questionnaire, click here.

College Spotlight – UCLA

University of California, Los Angeles

Division: NCAA I

Conference: Pac-12

Nickname: Bruins

School Size: 43,300

Mailing Address: 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Team Site: UCLA Softball

Head Coach:

Kelly Inouye-Perez- kinouye@athletics.ucla.edu

Program Highlights:

    • Coach Inouye-Perez is entering her 10th season as head coach of the Bruins
    • In nine years, the Coach Inouye-Perez has a 398-128 career record and a 128-73 Pac-12 record
    • In 2015 UCLA finished second in the Pac-12 Conference and advanced to the College World Series for the first time in five seasons
    • The Bruins lead all schools in NCAA championships (11) overall WCWS championships (12), championship game appearances (21), and NCAA Tournament wins (187)
    • In 2015 four Bruins were named NFCA All-Americans, which tied for the third-most nationally

Schedule Highlights:

The Bruins are 13-8 through their first 21 games in 2016

UCLA will compete in one more tournament, the Long Beach Louisville Slugger Invitational (March 11-13) before continuing the regular season against conference opponent California

For the Bruins full 2016 schedule, click here.

More information for recruits can be found here.

College Spotlight – University of Oregon

University of Oregon

Division: NCAA I

Conference: Pac-12

Nickname: Ducks

School Size: 24,200

Mailing Address: 1585 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403

Team Site: University of Oregon Softball

Head Coach:

Mike White-softball@uoregon.edu

Program Highlights:

    • Coach White has been with the Ducks going on seven seasons
    • In seven years, the Coach White has a 280-83-1 career record and a 91-43-1 Pac-12 record
    • The Ducks have won three consecutive Pac-12 titles, made six consecutive Super-Regionals appearances, and three College World Series appearances
    • The Ducks have had 12 All-Americans, 33 all-region selections, three WCWS all-tournament team members, three Pac-12 Pitchers of the Year, two Pac-12 Batting Champions, one Pac-12 Freshman of the Year under Coach White
    • Oregon was the No. 2 overall seed in the 2015 NCAA Championships

Schedule Highlights:

The Ducks opened their 2016 season going 5-1 at the Kajikawa Classic, 3-2 at the Louisiana Classic, and 4-1 at the Mary Nutter Classic

Oregon will compete in two more tournaments this season, the Alexis Park Resort Classic (March 4-6) and the Louisville Slugger Invitational (March 11-13) before starting their season against the University of Washington on March 19

The Ducks are 12-4 through their first 16 games of the 2016 season

For Oregon’s full 2016 schedule, click here.

To fill out a recruiting questionnaire, click here.

College Spotlight – University of Alabama

University of Alabama

Division: NCAA I

Conference: Southeastern Conference

Nickname: Crimson Tide

School Size: 36,100

Mailing Address: Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Team Site: University of Alabama Softball

Head Coach:

Patrick Murphy- psmurphy@bama.ua.edu

Program Highlights:

    • Through 18 seasons, Coach Murphy has a 890-241 (.787) record with the Crimson Tide
    • The Crimson Tide have won 10 SEC championships (5 regular season and 5 tournaments), made 17 consecutive NCAA tournaments and have advanced to the Women’s College World Series ten times
    • Alabama won their first national championship in school history and the first softball national championship in the history of the SEC in 2012
    • The Crimson Tide have produced 25 All-American players, with 12 of those being selected multiple years
    • Every member of the 2015 Crimson Tide either was named to the Academic All-SEC or the SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll lists. The team’s 3.495 team GPA was the highest of any SEC team, ranked 13th nationally among all Division-I programs

Schedule Highlights:

The Crimson Tide opened their 2016 season going 4-1 at the UCF Classic and sweeping opponents at the Panther Invitational

Alabama will compete in three more tournaments this season, the Easton Bama Bash (Feb 26-28), Easton Crimson Classic (March 3-6), and the Easton Tournament (March 17-19)

The Crimson Tide are 11-1 through their first twelve games of the 2016 season

For Alabama’s full 2016 schedule, click here.

To fill out a recruiting questionnaire, click here.