LSU Lady Tigers softball

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LSU Lady Tigers softball
LSU Lady Tigers softball athletic logo

University Louisiana State University
Conference SEC
Western Division
Location Baton Rouge, LA
Head Coach Beth Torina (4th year)
Home Stadium Tiger Park
(Capacity: 1,289)
Nickname Lady Tigers
Colors Purple and Gold

             

WCWS Appearances
2001, 2004, 2012, 2015
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Conference Tournament Champions
1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007
Conference Champions
1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004

The LSU Lady Tigers softball team represents Louisiana State University in NCAA Division I college softball. The team participates in the Southeastern Conference. They play home games in Tiger Park. LSU has won five Southeastern Conference championships and has been to the Women's College World Series 3 times. The team is coached by Beth Torina.

History[edit]

LSU softball had its beginnings in 1979 with a team coached by Carol Smith. However, after only three seasons, LSU decided to disband its softball program. In 1997 the Southeastern Conference decided to begin sponsoring softball, partly to help member institutions to comply with Title IX. LSU softball was reborn and quickly became one of the best teams not only in the conference, but in the nation. Since 1997, LSU has won 5 regular season SEC championships and 5 SEC tournament championships which is more than any other school in the conference. LSU has also appeared in three Women's College World Series and 14 NCAA tournaments. On June 9, 2011, the University announced long-time Alabama head coach Patrick Murphy as the new skipper of the LSU softball program. However, three days later, Murphy announced that he had changed his mind and would remain at Alabama. Beth Torina, coach at Florida International University (FIU), was hired a short time later.

National Awards[edit]

  • NFCA Diamond Catchers of the Year[1]
Killian Roessner - 2007

1st Team All-Americans[edit]

Player Position Year(s)
Ashlee Ducote 3B 1999, 2000
Stephanie Hastings 2B 2000
Britni Sneed P 2001, 2002
Trena Peel OF 2002
Kristin Schmidt P 2004
LaDonia Hughes OF 2004
Killian Roessner C 2007
Kirsten Shortridge OF 2010
Rachele Fico P 2012
Bianka Bell SS 2015

Stadiums[edit]

Tiger Park[edit]

Main article: Tiger Park

Tiger Park opened in 2009 and serves as the home field of the LSU Lady Tigers softball team. The official capacity of the stadium is 1,289 people. The stadium also features an outfield berm that can accommodate an additional 1,200 fans.[1]

Tiger Park (1997)[edit]

Main article: Tiger Park (1997)

The original Tiger Park was a softball stadium located on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[1] It served as the home field of the LSU Tigers softball team from 1997-2008. The official capacity of the stadium was 1,000 people. The stadium was opened prior to the 1997 college softball season and played host to four NCAA Regionals in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2006 and hosted the 2008 SEC Softball Tournament. The 2008 season was the twelfth and final season in the original Tiger Park. LSU closed out the original Tiger Park with a home record of 331-51, including 140-34 in the SEC and 1-1 in the SEC Tournament.

Practice and Training facilities[edit]

LSU Strength and Conditioning facility[edit]

The LSU Lady Tigers softball strength training and conditioning facility is located in the LSU Strength and Conditioning facility. Built in 1997, it is located adjacent to Tiger Stadium.[2] Measuring 10,000-square feet with a flat surface, it has 28 multi-purpose power stations, 36 assorted selectorized machines and 10 dumbbell stations along with a plyometric specific area, medicine balls, hurdles, plyometric boxes and assorted speed and agility equipment.[3][4] It also features 2 treadmills, 4 stationary bikes, 2 elliptical cross trainers, a stepper and stepmill.[5]

Head coaches[edit]

Name Years Record at LSU
Carol Smith 1978-1981 45-28 Overall
Cathy Compton 1997-1998 100-26 Overall, 41-12 SEC
Glenn Moore 1998-2000 117-25 Overall, 53-7 SEC
Yvette Girouard 2001-2011 526-171-1 Overall, 220-93-1 SEC
Beth Torina 2012-Present 40-25 Overall, 15-13 SEC

Year-by-Year Records[edit]

Season Coach Record Notes
1979 Carol Smith 16-7
1980 Carol Smith 15-9
1981 Carol Smith 14-12
No team fielded from 1982 - 1996
1997 Cathy Compton 44-14 (18-6 SEC) SEC Western Division Champions
1998 Cathy Compton (first 68 games)
Glenn Moore (last 4 games)
58-14 (23-6 SEC) SEC Western Division Champions; NCAA Regionals
1999 Glenn Moore 56-10 (27-3 SEC) SEC Champions; SEC Tournament Champions; NCAA Regionals
2000 Glenn Moore 59-13 (26-4 SEC) SEC Champions; SEC Tournament Runners-Up; NCAA Regionals
2001 Yvette Girouard 59-11 (26-4 SEC) SEC Champions; SEC Tournament Champions; Women's College World Series
2002 Yvette Girouard 56-11 (25-4 SEC) SEC Champions; SEC Tournament Champions; NCAA Regionals
2003 Yvette Girouard 50-18 (20-9 SEC) SEC Tournament Runners-Up; NCAA Regionals
2004 Yvette Girouard 57-12 (22-6 SEC) SEC Champions; SEC Tournament Champions; Women's College World Series
2005 Yvette Girouard 31-23 (12-18 SEC)
2006 Yvette Girouard 55-14 (22-8 SEC) NCAA Super Regionals
2007 Yvette Girouard 55-12 (22-6 SEC) SEC Western Division Champions; SEC Tournament Champions; NCAA Super Regionals
2008 Yvette Girouard 44-18 (17-11 SEC) NCAA Regionals
2009 Yvette Girouard 34-18-1 (15-10-1 SEC) NCAA Regionals
2010 Yvette Girouard 45-16 (20-8 SEC) NCAA Regionals
2011 Yvette Girouard 40-18 (19-9 SEC) NCAA Regionals
2012 Beth Torina 40-25 (15-13 SEC) Women's College World Series
2013 Beth Torina 42-16 (15-8 SEC) SEC Western Division Champions; NCAA Regionals
2014 Beth Torina 38-24 (13-11 SEC) NCAA Regionals
2015 Beth Torina

Roster[edit]

As of May 22, 2015.[6]

# State Name Position B/T Height Class Hometown Previous School
1 Louisiana Savoie LaynaLayna Savoie OF R/R 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Sophomore Lake Charles, Louisiana Barbe HS
2 California Jaquish SahvannaSahvanna Jaquish C/IF R/R 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Sophomore Highland, California Redlands East Valley HS
3 California Simmons SandraSandra Simmons IF L/L 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Junior Fountain Valley, California Marina HS
4 Louisiana Kreamer JennaJenna Kreamer IF R/R 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) Junior Shreveport, Louisiana Washington
5 Mississippi Quinn ConstanceConstance Quinn IF R/R 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) Sophomore Hattiesburg, Mississippi Oak Grove HS
6 Florida Andrews A.J.A.J. Andrews OF L/R 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) Senior Oldsmar, Florida Countryside HS
8 Kansas Griggs EmilyEmily Griggs OF L/R 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m) Freshman Wichita, Kansas Maize HS
10 Louisiana Bourg SydneySydney Bourg IF L/R 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Freshman Slidell, Louisiana Northshore HS
11 Texas Supak DylanDylan Supak UT R/R 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Senior LaGrange, Texas LaGrange HS
13 Louisiana Loupe SydneySydney Loupe C R/R 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m) Freshman Slidell, Louisiana Pope John Paul II Catholic HS
14 Louisiana Lockwood TaylorTaylor Lockwood OF L/R 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Freshman Walker, Louisiana Walker HS
16 Texas Selman KelseeKelsee Selman P R/R 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Sophomore Lufkin, Texas Hudson HS
19 Louisiana Corbello BayleeBaylee Corbello P/UT R/R 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) Sophomore Lake Charles, Louisiana Sam Houston HS
21 South Carolina Hoover CarleyCarley Hoover P R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Freshman Clemson, South Carolina Stanford
24 Louisiana Falcon AlaynaAlayna Falcon OF R/R 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m) Junior Donaldsonville, Louisiana Ascension Catholic HS
25 California Walljasper AllieAllie Walljasper P R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Freshman Manteca, California Sierra HS
26 Louisiana Landry BaileyBailey Landry OF L/R 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Sophomore Prairieville, Louisiana East Ascension HS
27 Florida Bell BiankaBianka Bell IF/P R/R 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) Junior Tampa, Florida Chamberlain HS
33 California McCasland KaileyKailey McCasland UT R/R 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) Senior San Clemente, California San Clemente HS
77 California Kloss KellsiKellsi Kloss C R/R 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Junior Cypress, California Pacifica HS

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://nfca.org/index.php/awards/awards-history/4278-diamond-catchers-of-the-year-division-i
  2. ^ "A Look At LSU’s Facilities". http://www.football.com/. August 11, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  3. ^ "LSU Strength and Conditioning Center". http://www.lsupower.net/. May 20, 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-15. 
  4. ^ "College Strength Profile: Louisiana State University". http://strengthperformance.com/. June 20, 2012. Retrieved 2013-09-10. 
  5. ^ "LSU Tigers' Weight Room". ESPN The Magazine. November 14, 2012. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  6. ^ "2015 Roster". LSU Athletics. Retrieved May 22, 2015. 

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