LSU Lady Tigers softball
|LSU Tigers softball|
|University||Louisiana State University|
|Location||Baton Rouge, LA|
|Head Coach||Beth Torina (4th year)|
|Home Stadium||Tiger Park
|Colors||Purple and Gold
|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|
|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 four times. The team is 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 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.
- NFCA Diamond Catchers of the Year
- Killian Roessner - 2007
1st Team All-Americans
|Ashlee Ducote||3B||1999, 2000|
|Britni Sneed||P||2001, 2002|
|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|
As of May 22, 2015.
|1||Layna Savoie||OF||R/R||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)||Sophomore||Lake Charles, Louisiana||Barbe HS|
|2||Sahvanna Jaquish||C/IF||R/R||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)||Sophomore||Highland, California||Redlands East Valley HS|
|3||Sandra Simmons||IF||L/L||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)||Junior||Fountain Valley, California||Marina HS|
|4||Jenna Kreamer||IF||R/R||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)||Junior||Shreveport, Louisiana||Washington|
|5||Constance Quinn||IF||R/R||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)||Sophomore||Hattiesburg, Mississippi||Oak Grove HS|
|6||A.J. Andrews||OF||L/R||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)||Senior||Oldsmar, Florida||Countryside HS|
|8||Emily Griggs||OF||L/R||5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)||Freshman||Wichita, Kansas||Maize HS|
|10||Sydney Bourg||IF||L/R||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)||Freshman||Slidell, Louisiana||Northshore HS|
|11||Dylan Supak||UT||R/R||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)||Senior||LaGrange, Texas||LaGrange HS|
|13||Sydney Loupe||C||R/R||5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)||Freshman||Slidell, Louisiana||Pope John Paul II Catholic HS|
|14||Taylor Lockwood||OF||L/R||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)||Freshman||Walker, Louisiana||Walker HS|
|16||Kelsee Selman||P||R/R||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)||Sophomore||Lufkin, Texas||Hudson HS|
|19||Baylee Corbello||P/UT||R/R||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)||Sophomore||Lake Charles, Louisiana||Sam Houston HS|
|21||Carley Hoover||P||R/R||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)||Freshman||Clemson, South Carolina||Stanford|
|24||Alayna Falcon||OF||R/R||5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)||Junior||Donaldsonville, Louisiana||Ascension Catholic HS|
|25||Allie Walljasper||P||R/R||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)||Freshman||Manteca, California||Sierra HS|
|26||Bailey Landry||OF||L/R||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)||Sophomore||Prairieville, Louisiana||East Ascension HS|
|27||Bianka Bell||IF/P||R/R||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)||Junior||Tampa, Florida||Chamberlain HS|
|33||Kailey McCasland||UT||R/R||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)||Senior||San Clemente, California||San Clemente HS|
|77||Kellsi Kloss||C||R/R||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)||Junior||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 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 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. 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 2 treadmills, 4 stationary bikes, 2 elliptical cross trainers, a 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||172-79 Overall, 58-41 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.
- 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.
- "2015 Roster". LSU Athletics. Retrieved May 22, 2015.
- "A Look At LSU’s Facilities". http://www.football.com/. August 11, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-12.
- "LSU Strength and Conditioning Center". http://www.lsupower.net/. May 20, 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-15.
- "College Strength Profile: Louisiana State University". http://strengthperformance.com/. June 20, 2012. Retrieved 2013-09-10.
- "LSU Tigers' Weight Room". ESPN The Magazine. November 14, 2012. Retrieved 2014-02-11.
- LSU Tigers Softball on LSUsports.net (Official team website)