It was the weekend of March 8th where a slew of institutional decisions were made that really put Ms. Heppel on high alert.
By David Coulson Executive Editor College Sports Journal BOONE, N.C. — It looked like Appalachian State’s 19-game, home winning streak in softball might be in jeopardy early on in the Lady Mountaineers’ home opener Friday against Syracuse. But sparked by a three-run homer from catcher Sarah Warnock in the fourth inning, ASU overcame […]
By David Coulson Executive Editor College Sports Journal BOONE, N.C. — It was one of the unlikeliest of pairings. One girl was practically softball royalty at Hatboro-Horsham High School, the link between what would ultimately become the two Lady Hatter 4-A state championship squads, a player who was considered one of the top […]
By David Coulson Executive Editor College Sporting News PHILADELPHIA, PA. — Several years ago, I remember a conversation with an athletic director from an Football Championship Subdivision school on his role as a member of the NCAA Division I Baseball committee. This AD, who was a veteran of the NCAA Division I Football […]
By David Coulson Executive Editor College Sports Journal SYRACUSE, N.Y. — It was a historic weekend for Syracuse softball, as the Orange played indoors for the first time at the Carrier Dome in wins over Colgate and Canisius. And the centerpieces of that history were a pair of freshmen, Julie Wambold and Carey Leigh-Thomas. […]
By David Coulson Executive Editor College Sports Journal HATBORO, PA. — Folks in this quiet, suburban community have marveled over the exploits of its native daughter Julie Wambold since she first picked up a glove and a softball bat that wasn’t much smaller than her as a little girl. Wambold first learned the […]