Virginia Tech Hokies softball

The Virginia Tech Hokies softball team is a college softball program that competes in NCAA Division I and the Coastal Division of Atlantic Coast Conference. Their home games are played at Tech Softball Park. The team appeared in the NCAA Tournament in four successive seasons (2005 - 2008), were conference champions in 2007 and 2008, and advanced to the Women's College World Series in 2008.[2] A big part of this success was the pitching of Angela Tincher, who had a historic career at Virginia Tech, becoming only the third person in NCAA Softball to record 2,000 career strikeouts. The Hokies also did what no other college has ever done, beating the U.S. Olympic Softball Team in a victory that ended Team USA's 12-year, 185-game winning streak. The Hokies won this game by a score of 1-0 and Tincher pitched a no hitter, and also allowing no balls to reach the outfield.[3]

Virginia Tech Hokies
Virginia Tech Hokies logo.svg
Founded1996
UniversityVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Head coachPete D'Amour (1st season)
ConferenceACC
Coastal Division
LocationBlacksburg, VA
Home stadiumTech Softball Park (Capacity: 1,100)
NicknameHokies
ColorsChicago Maroon and Burnt Orange[1]
         
NCAA WCWS appearances
2008
NCAA Tournament appearances
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2019
Conference Tournament championships
2007, 2008
Conference championships
2007, 2019
ACC Coastal
2019

ChampionshipsEdit

Conference ChampionshipsEdit

Season Conference Record Head Coach
2007 Atlantic Coast Conference 15–5 Scot Thomas
2019 Atlantic Coast Conference 20–4 Pete D'Amour

Conference Tournament ChampionshipsEdit

Year Conference Tournament Location Head Coach
2007 Atlantic Coast Conference Tallahassee, FL Scot Thomas
2008 Atlantic Coast Conference College Park, MD Scot Thomas

Awards and HonorsEdit

Sources:[4][5]

Conference Awards and HonorsEdit

Atlantic 10 Player of the YearEdit

  • Michelle Meadows, 2000

Atlantic 10 Freshman of the YearEdit

  • Ali Verbage, 1998
  • Ashlee Dobbe, 1999

ACC Player of the YearEdit

ACC Pitcher of the YearEdit

ACC Freshman of the YearEdit

  • Lauren Duff, 2016
  • Kelsey Bennett, 2019

Big East All ConferenceEdit

  • Amy Voorhees, 2001
  • Shanel Garafalo, 2001
  • Catherine Gilliam, 2001
  • Clarisa Crowell, 2002
  • Amy Voorhees, 2002
  • Rachel Pacheco, 2003
  • Kelly Brown,2003
  • Megan Evans, 2004
  • Sarah Prosise, 2004
  • Caitlin Murphy, 2004

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Virginia Tech University Trademarks". Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "Hokies advance to World Series with 6-1 win over Michigan". 2008-05-25.
  3. ^ "Tech upsets US National Team, 1-0". 2008-03-26.
  4. ^ "Atlantic 10 Softball Record Book" (PDF). Atlantic10.com. Atlantic 10 Conference. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  5. ^ "ACC Softball Record Book" (PDF). TheACC.com. Atlantic Coast Conference. Retrieved 16 May 2019.

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