Women's Softball Blog

Broderick and Bull named NFCA All-Pacific Region

May 15, 2014 - Posted by Spencer Shamo at 11:19 am | Updated: May 15, 2014 11:25 am | Permalink

Freshmen McKenna Bull and Sydney Broderick were both named to the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association Third Team All-Pacific Region on Thursday.

Broderick led BYU with a .365 average to go along with six home runs and 31 RBI. She was No. 84 in the country with three sacrifice flies and was the No. 65 toughest strikeout.

Bull finished the season with a 3.04 ERA and 191 strikeouts. Bull finished third in the country in saves and was 34th in strikeouts per seven innings.

You can see a full list of the NFCA All-Region team at NFCA.org.

Bravo earns top honors from CollegeSportsMadness.com

Feb 03, 2014 - Posted by Spencer Shamo at 12:34 pm | Permalink

PROVO, Utah – Sophomore Gordy Bravo was tabbed as the Field Player of the Year by CollegeSportsMadness.com in their preseason West Coast Conference awards.

Along with Bravo, freshman Ashley Thompson was picked as the Freshman Player of the Year and BYU head coach Gordon Eakin was selected to win Coach of the Year. Coco Tauali’i and Katie Manuma were both named to the WCC First Team and Tori Almond was named to the WCC Second Team.

You can check out their blog here.

Field Player of the Year

 

Pitcher of the Year

 

 

Gordy Bravo, BYU

 

Sydney Gouveia, Loyola Marymount

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freshman of the Year

 

Coach of the Year

 

 

Ashley Thompson, BYU

 

Gordon Eakin, BYU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Team

 

Second Team

 

 

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Cassidy Coleman, San Diego

 

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Tori Almond, BYU

 

 

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Jenny Lahitte, San Diego

 

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Ciara Gonzales, Santa Clara

 

 

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Sydney Gouveia, Loyola Marymount

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Lujane Mussadi, St. Mary's

 

 

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Coco Taualii, BYU

 

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Sarah Lira, St. Mary's

 

 

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Sterling Shuster, Loyola Marymount

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Chloe Kaneko, San Diego

 

 

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Meghan Harman, Loyola Marymount

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Melanie Habib, Pacific

 

 

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Kelly Scribner, Santa Clara

 

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Jenna Goar, BYU

 

 

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Caitlin Rooney, San Diego

 

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Jordan Newell, Santa Clara

 

 

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Gordy Bravo, BYU

 

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Dana Prelsnik, San Diego

 

 

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Megan Foglesong, Pacific

 

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Hannah Montalban, Loyola Marymount

 

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Stephanie Fisher, Santa Clara

 

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Brittany Sabatini, St. Mary's

 

 

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Katie Manuma, BYU

 

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Alex Steinmehl, Pacific

End of the year softball update

Jun 12, 2013 - Posted by Jamie Morris at 2:01 pm | Updated: June 12, 2013 2:06 pm | Permalink

Who We Played in the NCAA’s

The BYU softball team was defeated by No. 3 Oregon and No. 25 Wisconsin in the Eugene Regional. Oregon went on to the Super Regional and was upset at home by Nebraska, who made its first visit to the World Series since 2002. Tennessee was the only team in the eight-team series that BYU played during the season. BYU lost its matchup with the Vols 6-3 in its first preseason tournament of the year. Tennessee went on to play in its first Championship series since 2007. The Vols fell in two straight to the Oklahoma Sooners and have yet to claim an NCAA title.

Missions

Anna Hudson, a sophomore catcher, will leave July 17 to serve in the Utah Salt Lake City mission. She is the first active softball player to serve a mission since the program started in 2000.

“I decided that I wanted to serve a mission after the announcement of the age change,” said Hudson. “I always wanted to go but wasn’t sure when. After the announcement I felt like it was the right time to go. I’m super excited to share the gospel with lots of people. I’m also excited to be a part of something that isn’t purely for me, but is for others. “

Marriage

Lacey Millett will join the two current married players on the team in Ashlee Robinson and Jenna Goar on August 24th as she ties the knot with former BYU swimmer Daniel Hofstedt. Lacey and Daniel will be getting married in the Sacramento temple.

Changing Conferences

After three years in three different conferences, the BYU softball team will finally make a home in the WCC for the 2014 season. It will join former PCSC foes Loyola Marymount, Santa Clara, Saint Mary’s, San Diego, UVU and CSU Bakersfield. Pacific will also be joining the conference in its first year with a softball program. UVU and CSU Bakersfield will be affiliate members of the conference as both teams will lose a spot in the PCSC, which dissolved following the conclusion of this year’s season. The following is a look at the BYU softball history in conferences.

Overall/League                     Conference                            Titles               Member

371-160/117-39                  Mountain West                      Five                 2003-2011

45-15/15-4                          Western Athletic                    One                 2012

33-25/19-5                          Pacific Coast Softball            One                  2013

-                                          West Coast                             -                      2014

National Attention

Ashley Thompson, an incoming freshman for the 2014 season and Washington pitcher, is creating quite the national buzz for her performance this year. Thompson is already the holder of Washington’s record for home runs in a single season (23 in 2012) and career and also holds the state record in RBI. In addition, Thompson threw six-straight no-hitters during her senior season and had seven altogether. Both are believed to be state records and her streak of no-hitters ranks third all-time in the country. Thompson helped lead Connell High School to its third state championship, going a perfect 27-0 to end her high school career. 

Softball All-Americans honored at men's basketball game

Feb 20, 2013 - Posted by Jamie Morris at 9:13 pm | Updated: February 21, 2013 3:36 pm | Permalink

PROVO, Utah--Senior shortstop JC Clayton and former Cougar outfielder and second baseman, Delaney Willard and Stacie Toney, were honored Tuesday at the men's basketball game for their All-American awards. The three players earned All-American accolades for their 45-win season in 2012, where they won the Western Athletic tournament championship and went onto the team's eight-straight postseason tournament. Clayton and Willard are just two of the nine softball All-Americans in Cougar history, while Toney is just the second Academic All-American to represent BYU softball. 

JC Clayton

  • Easton Second-Team All-American
  • NFCA All-Region First Team
  • All-WAC First Team
  • Named BYU Offensive Player of the Year by team coaches
  • Only player in the nation ranked in the top-25 in all of the following national categories (final regular season):
    #5 Hits (73)
    #22 Runs scored (50)
    #23 Batting average (.427)
    #25 Triples (4)

Stacie Toney

  • CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team
  • NFCA All-Region Second Team
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 First Team
  • WAC Scholar-Athlete 
  • All-WAC Tournament MVP
  • All-WAC Tournament Team
  • Second player in BYU history to be named Academic All-America

Delaney Willard

  • NFCA First-Team All-American
  • Easton First-Team All-American
  • National Player of the Year Top-25 Finalist
  • WAC Player of the Year
  • NFCA All-Region First Team
  • All-WAC First Team
  • All-WAC Tournament Team
  • Named Team MVP by the BYU coaching staff

Softball Team Earns Votes in Final Polls

Jun 12, 2012 - Posted by Jordan Christiansen at 12:02 pm | Permalink

The Cougar softball team received votes in the final polls released today after reaching the championship game of the NCAA Eugene Regional and finishing with a 45-15 record this past season.

In the USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 poll BYU garnered 12 votes to finish ranked No. 30 while getting four votes to finish tied for No. 37 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 poll.

BYU's 45 wins on the season tied for second-most in program history were the 13th-most victories of any team in the NCAA this year. The Cougars also finished in the top-15 nationally in double plays per game (10th), batting average (11th), scoring (12th) and win percentage (14th).

BYU's highest final ranking in program history is No. 15 at the end of the 2010 season.