Virginia Cavaliers softball

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Virginia Cavaliers softball
Founded1980
University University of Virginia
Head coach Joanna Hardin (3rd season)
Conference ACC
Location Charlottesville, VA
Home stadium The Park (Capacity: 475)
Nickname Cavaliers
ColorsOrange and Blue [1]
         
NCAA Tournament appearances
2010
Conference Tournament championships
1994

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]

University of Virginia University in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

The University of Virginia is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was founded in 1819 by Declaration of Independence author Thomas Jefferson. It is known for its historic foundations, student-run honor code, and secret societies. UVA is the flagship university of Virginia and home to Jefferson's Academical Village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

College softball is softball as played on the intercollegiate level at institutions of higher education, predominantly in the United States. College softball is normally played by women at the Intercollegiate level, whereas college baseball is normally played by men.

Atlantic Coast Conference American collegiate athletics conference

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic conference in the United States of America in which its fifteen member universities compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division I, with its football teams competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the highest levels for athletic competition in US-based collegiate sports. The ACC sponsors competition in twenty-five sports with many of its member institutions' athletic programs held in high regard nationally. Current members of the conference are Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida State University, North Carolina State University, Syracuse University, the University of Louisville, the University of Miami, the University of North Carolina, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Wake Forest University.

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History

Coaching history

YearsCoachRecord%
1980–1981Mika Long47–33.588
1982–1983C.L. Ermini41–30.577
1984–1986Sue Ross81–80.503
1987–1992Terry DeTuro184–102–1.643
1993–1997Peggy Kellers124–96.564
1998–2005Cheryl Sprangel303–215.585
2006–2007Karen Johns46–65.414
2008–2013Eileen Schmidt145–168.463
2014–2016Blake Miller42–116.266
2017–present Joanna Hardin 56–104.350

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Championships

Conference Tournament Championships

YearConferenceTournament LocationHead Coach
1994 Atlantic Coast Conference Tallahassee, FL Peggy Kellers

Coaching staff

NamePosition coachedConsecutive season at
Virginia in current position
Joanna Hardin Head coach 3rd
Kaleigh RafterAssistant Coach3rd
Katie RepoleAssistant Coach3rd
Hailey DrewVolunteer Assistant Coach1st
Reference: [4]

Awards and Honors

Retired Numbers

Sources: [5]

No.PlayerPositionCareerYear retired
21 Kristen Dennis Pitcher 1999-20022005
22 Lisa Palmer Pitcher 1986–19891990

Conference Awards and Honors

Sources: [5]

ACC Player of the Year

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

ACC Freshman of the Year

  • Kristen Dennis, 1999
  • Ruby Rojas, 2000

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References

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  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. 1 2 "Virginia Softball Honors & Awards and Retired Numbers" (PDF). VirginiaSports.com. UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA ATHLETICS. Retrieved 17 May 2019.