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Virginia Cavaliers softball

The Virginia Cavaliers softball team represents University of Virginia in NCAA Division I college softball. The team participates in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Cavaliers are currently led by head coach Joanna Hardin. The team plays its home games at The Park located on the university's campus.[2]

Virginia Cavaliers softball
Founded1980
UniversityUniversity of Virginia
Head coachJoanna Hardin (3rd season)
ConferenceACC
LocationCharlottesville, VA
Home stadiumThe Park (Capacity: 475)
NicknameCavaliers
ColorsOrange and Blue[1]
         
NCAA Tournament appearances
2010
Conference Tournament championships
1994

HistoryEdit

Coaching historyEdit

Years Coach Record %
1980–1981 Mika Long 47–33 .588
1982–1983 C.L. Ermini 41–30 .577
1984–1986 Sue Ross 81–80 .503
1987–1992 Terry DeTuro 184–102–1 .643
1993–1997 Peggy Kellers 124–96 .564
1998–2005 Cheryl Sprangel 303–215 .585
2006–2007 Karen Johns 46–65 .414
2008–2013 Eileen Schmidt 145–168 .463
2014–2016 Blake Miller 42–116 .266
2017–present Joanna Hardin 56–104 .350

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ChampionshipsEdit

Conference Tournament ChampionshipsEdit

Year Conference Tournament Location Head Coach
1994 Atlantic Coast Conference Tallahassee, FL Peggy Kellers

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position coached Consecutive season at
Virginia in current position
Joanna Hardin Head coach 3rd
Kaleigh Rafter Assistant Coach 3rd
Katie Repole Assistant Coach 3rd
Hailey Drew Volunteer Assistant Coach 1st
Reference:[4]

Awards and HonorsEdit

Retired NumbersEdit

Sources:[5]

No. Player Position Career Year retired
21 Kristen Dennis P 1999-2002 2005
22 Lisa Palmer P 1986–1989 1990

Conference Awards and HonorsEdit

Sources:[5]

ACC Player of the YearEdit

  • Eileen Schmidt, 1993
  • Kristen Dennis, 2002
  • Sara Larquier, 2005

ACC Freshman of the YearEdit

  • Kristen Dennis, 1999
  • Ruby Rojas, 2000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ University of Virginia Athletics Current Logo Sheet (PDF). July 10, 2017. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Park". VirginiaSports.com. UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA ATHLETICS. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Virginia Softball History Coaching Records" (PDF). Static.VirginiaSports.com. UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA ATHLETICS. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Virginia Softball Coaches". VirginiaSports.com. UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA ATHLETICS. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Virginia Softball Honors & Awards and Retired Numbers" (PDF). VirginiaSports.com. UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA ATHLETICS. Retrieved 17 May 2019.