Virginia Tech Hokies softball

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Virginia Tech Hokies
Virginia Tech Hokies logo.svg
Founded1996
University Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Head coach Pete D'Amour (1st season)
Conference ACC
Location Blacksburg, VA
Home stadiumTech Softball Park (Capacity: 1,100)
Nickname Hokies
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

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 intercollegiate sports teams of Virginia Tech

The Virginia Tech Hokies are the athletic teams officially representing the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in intercollegiate athletics. The Hokies participate in the NCAA's Division I Atlantic Coast Conference in 19 varsity sports. Virginia Tech's men's sports are football, basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and wrestling. Virginia Tech's women's sports are basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field and volleyball.

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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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Championships

Conference Championships

SeasonConferenceRecordHead Coach
2007 Atlantic Coast Conference 15–5Scot Thomas
2019Atlantic Coast Conference20–4 Pete D'Amour

Conference Tournament Championships

YearConferenceTournament LocationHead Coach
2007 Atlantic Coast Conference Tallahassee, FL Scot Thomas
2008Atlantic Coast Conference College Park, MD Scot Thomas

Awards and Honors

Sources: [4] [5]

Conference Awards and Honors

Atlantic 10 Player of the Year

  • Michelle Meadows, 2000

Atlantic 10 Freshman of the Year

  • Ali Verbage, 1998
  • Ashlee Dobbe, 1999

ACC Player of the Year

ACC Pitcher of the Year

ACC Freshman of the Year

  • Lauren Duff, 2016
  • Kelsey Bennett, 2019

Big East All Conference

  • 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

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References

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  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.