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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 – 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.

College Spotlight – Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University

Division: NCAA I

Conference: Southeastern Conference

Nickname: Lady Tigers

School Size: 30,500

Mailing Address: Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Team Site: Louisiana State University Softball

Head Coach:

Beth Torina- btorina@lsu.edu

Program Highlights:

    • Coach Torina is entering her fifth year with the Tigers
    • The Lady Tigers have made four NCAA Regional berths, two NCAA Super Regional berths, 2012 & 2015 Women’s College World Series berths
    • LSU has produced 10 First Team All-American players
    • Coach Torina has established an active community service function within the softball program as the Tigers regularly visit hospitals and schools in the Baton Rouge area

Schedule Highlights:

The Lady Tigers opened their 2016 season going 4-1 at the Tiger Classic and 4-1 at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

LSU will compete in two more tournaments this season, the Purple & Gold Challenge (Feb 26-28) and the LSU Invitational (March 4-6)

The Tigers first home game is scheduled for February 24th against South Alabama

For the Lady Tigers full 2016 schedule, click here.