LSU Lady Tigers softball
|LSU Tigers softball|
|University||Louisiana State University|
|Location||Baton Rouge, LA|
|Head coach||Beth Torina (5th year)|
|Home stadium||Tiger Park (Capacity: 1,289 (1,200 additional seats on the Tiger Park Terrace)|
|Colors||Purple and Gold
|2001, 2004, 2012, 2015, 2016|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016|
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007|
|1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004|
The LSU Tigers[n 1] softball team represents Louisiana State University in NCAA Division I college softball. The team participates in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and plays home games in Tiger Park. LSU has won five SEC championships and has been to the Women's College World Series five times. The team is currently coached by Beth Torina.
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 9 Western Division titles, 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 5 Women's College World Series and 17 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 and has since led the program to three Women's College World Series appearances in her first five years at the helm.
The program earned its 1,000th victory on May 1, 2016 after defeating the Arkansas Razorbacks 9-1 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Tigers have posted an impressive 11 seasons of at least 50 wins. The team has finished 3rd at the Women's College World series four times (2001, 2004, 2015, 2016) and 5th one time (2012).
The Tigers home crowds have grown steadily at Tiger Park from 2012-present, during which the Tigers have posted a 138-38 record (.784). At least 1,000 fans have attended every home game during the 2014, 2015 and 2016 seasons. Additionally, since 2012, the program has surpassed 1,500 fans 58 times, 2000+ fans 25 times and 3,000+ fans 3 times.
National & Conference Awards
- Women's College World Series MVP
- Kristin Schmidt - 2004
- NFCA Diamond Catchers of the Year
- Killian Roessner - 2007
- SEC Player of the Year
- Ashlee Ducote - 2000
- Britni Sneed - 2001
- Trena Peel - 2002
- SEC Pitcher of the Year
- Britni Sneed - 2002
- SEC Freshman of the Year
- Rachele Fico - 2010
- Bianka Bell - 2013
- SEC Tournament MVP
- Ashley Lewis - 1999
- Britni Sneed - 2001, 2002
- Kristin Schmidt - 2003, 2004
- Dani Hofer - 2007
|Jodi Otten||2B||1998||3rd Team|
|Ashlee Ducote||3B||1999, 2000||1st Team, 1st Team|
|Stephanie Hastings||2B||2000||1st Team|
|Tara Asbill||SS||2000||3rd Team|
|Britni Sneed||P||2000, 2001, 2002||2nd Team, 1st Team, 1st Team|
|Trena Peel||OF||2002||2nd Team|
|Kristin Schmidt||P||2003, 2004||3rd Team, 2nd Team|
|LaDonia Hughes||OF||2004||2nd Team|
|Leslie Klein||OF||2004, 2006, 2007||3rd Team, 3rd Team, 3rd Team|
|Emily Turner||P||2006,||3rd Team|
|Killian Roessner||C||2007||1st Team|
|Kirsten Shortridge||OF||2009, 2010||3rd Team, 1st Team|
|Brittany Mack||P||2011||3rd Team|
|Rachele Fico||P||2012, 2013||1st Team, 1st Team|
|AJ Andrews||OF||2013||3rd Team|
|Sahvanna Jaquish||DP or UT||2014, 2015, 2016||2nd Team, 2nd Team, 3rd Team|
|Bianka Bell||SS, 3B||2015, 2016||1st Team, 3rd Team|
|Allie Walljasper||P||2015||3rd Team|
|Carley Hoover||P||2015||3rd Team|
|Bailey Landry||OF||2015||2nd Team|
|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||52-14 (15-9 SEC)||Women's College World Series|
|2016||Beth Torina||50-16 (13-11 SEC)||Women's College World Series|
As of January 23, 2016.
|00||Akiya Thymes||OF||L/R||5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)||Freshman||Brusly, Louisiana||Brusly HS|
|1||Layna Savoie||OF||R/R||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)||Junior||Lake Charles, Louisiana||Barbe HS|
|2||Sahvanna Jaquish||C/IF||R/R||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)||Junior||Highland, California||Redlands East Valley HS|
|3||Sandra Simmons||IF||L/L||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)||Senior||Fountain Valley, California||Marina HS|
|4||Jenna Kreamer||IF||R/R||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)||Senior||Shreveport, Louisiana||Washington|
|5||Constance Quinn||IF||R/R||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)||Junior||Hattiesburg, Mississippi||Oak Grove HS|
|8||Emily Griggs||OF||L/R||5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)||Sophomore||Wichita, Kansas||Maize HS|
|9||Elyse Thornhill||UT||L/R||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)||Freshman||Baton Rouge, Louisiana||St. Joseph's Academy|
|10||Sydney Bourg||IF||L/R||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)||Sophomore||Slidell, Louisiana||Northshore HS|
|11||Taylor Satchell||UT||R/R||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)||Freshman||Rayne, Louisiana||Notre Dame HS|
|12||Sydney Smith||P/1B||R/R||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)||Freshman||Maple Grove, Minnesota||Maple Grove HS|
|13||Sydney Loupe||C||R/R||5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)||Sophomore||Slidell, Louisiana||Pope John Paul II Catholic HS|
|14||Taylor Lockwood||OF||L/R||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)||Sophomore||Walker, Louisiana||Walker HS|
|17||Amber Serrett||IF||R/R||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)||Freshman||Spring, Texas||Oak Ridge HS|
|19||Baylee Corbello||P/UT||R/R||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)||Junior||Lake Charles, Louisiana||Sam Houston HS|
|20||Randi Provost||IF||R/R||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)||Sophomore||Loreauville, Louisiana||UL-Lafayette|
|21||Carley Hoover||P||R/R||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)||Sophomore||Clemson, South Carolina||Stanford|
|23||Shemiah Sanchez||IF||R/R||5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)||Freshman||Newnan, Georgia||East Coweta HS|
|24||Alayna Falcon||OF||R/R||5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)||Senior||Donaldsonville, Louisiana||Ascension Catholic HS|
|25||Allie Walljasper||P||R/R||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)||Sophomore||Manteca, California||Sierra HS|
|26||Bailey Landry||OF||L/R||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)||Junior||Prairieville, Louisiana||East Ascension HS|
|27||Bianka Bell||IF/P||R/R||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)||Senior||Tampa, Florida||Chamberlain HS|
|77||Kellsi Kloss||C||R/R||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)||Senior||Cypress, California||Pacifica HS|
Tiger Park opened in 2009 and serves as the home field of the LSU Tigers softball team. The official capacity of the stadium is 1,289 people. The stadium also features an outfield berm, renamed the Tiger Park Terrace in 2016, that can accommodate an additional 1,200 fans.
Tiger Park (1997)
The original Tiger Park was a softball stadium located on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 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
LSU Strength and Conditioning facility
The LSU North Stadium Weight Room strength training and conditioning facility is located in the LSU Strength and Conditioning facility. Built in 1997, it is located adjacent to Tiger Stadium. 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. It also features 4 treadmills, 6 stationary bikes, 4 elliptical cross trainers, 2 stair stepper and stepmill.
|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||224-97 Overall, 71-52 SEC|
- LSU uses the nickname of "Lady Tigers" only in sports that have both men's and women's teams. Since NCAA softball is a women-only sport, that team uses "Tigers" instead.
- "Athletics Brand Identity Guidelines for Media Usage". LSU Athletics Department. 2015-10-29. Retrieved 2015-10-29.
- Megargee, Steve (June 26, 2015). "Tennessee set to make move to a lone 'Lady Vols' team". Yahoo! Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
An Associated Press survey of all 65 schools from the five major conferences found that at least 28 had separate nicknames for men's and women's teams at some point in their histories. Only seven continue that practice, and in most cases they only have separate nicknames for certain women's teams. Texas Tech uses the Lady Raiders for women's teams in sports that also have men's teams: basketball, tennis, golf, track and cross country. LSU uses a similar strategy.
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- "LSU Strength and Conditioning". lsusports.net. September 29, 2009. Retrieved 2013-08-28.
- "A Strength Training Legacy" (PDF). biggerfasterstronger.com. Retrieved 2016-01-26.
- "LSU Tigers' Weight Room". ESPN The Magazine. November 14, 2012. Retrieved 2014-02-11.
- LSU Tigers Softball on LSUsports.net (Official team website)