Stanford Cardinal softball

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Stanford Cardinal softball
Founded1994
UniversityStanford University
Athletic directorBernard Muir
All-time Record867–582–3 (.598)
Head coachJessica Allister (6th season)
ConferencePac-12
LocationStanford, California
Home stadiumBoyd & Jill Smith Family Stadium (Capacity: 1,500)
NicknameCardinal
ColorsCardinal and white[1]
   
NCAA WCWS appearances
2001, 2004, 2023
NCAA Super Regional appearances
2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2022, 2023
NCAA Tournament appearances
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023
Regular Season Conference championships
2005

The Stanford Cardinal softball team represents Stanford University in NCAA Division I college softball. The team participates in the Pac-12 Conference. The Cardinal are currently led by head coach Jessica Allister. The team plays its home games at Boyd & Jill Smith Family Stadium located on the university's campus.[2]

History[edit]

Coaching history[edit]

Years Coach Record %
1994–1996 Sandy Pearce 44–96 .314
1997–2014 John Rittman 750–351–3 .681
2015–2017 Rachel Hanson 49–104 .320
2018–Present Jessica Allister 195–110 .639

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Championships[edit]

Conference Championships[edit]

Season Conference Record Head coach
2005 Pac-12 Conference 13–8 John Rittman

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position coached Consecutive season at
Indiana in current position
Jessica Allister Head coach 5th
Jessica Merchant Associate head coach 5th
Tori Nyberg Assistant coach 5th
Caleb Feist Director of operations 1st
Reference:[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Sources:[5][6][7]

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Sandy Pearce (Independent) (1994–1994)
1994 Sandy Pearce 5–30
Sandy Pearce (Pac-10 Conference) (1995–1996)
1995 Sandy Pearce 15–37 1–27 8th
1996 Sandy Pearce 24–29 7–19 6th
Sandy Pearce: 44–96 (.314) 8–46 (.148)
John Rittman (Pac-10 Conference) (1997–2011)
1997 John Rittman 31–27–1 10–18 5th
1998 John Rittman 41–18 17–11 3rd NCAA Regional
1999 John Rittman 40–25 10–18 T–6th NCAA Regional
2000 John Rittman 45–18 9–12 4th NCAA Regional
2001 John Rittman 54–16–1 11–10 T–3rd Women's College World Series (T–3rd)
2002 John Rittman 44–20 7–14 T–6th NCAA Regional
2003 John Rittman 41–26 7–14 T–6th NCAA Regional
2004 John Rittman 49–19 13–8 T–2nd Women's College World Series (T–3rd)
2005 John Rittman 43–16 13–8 T–1st NCAA Super Regional
2006 John Rittman 42–18 10–11 6th NCAA Super Regional
2007 John Rittman 35–21–1 7–13–1 6th NCAA Regional
2008 John Rittman 49–15 11–10 4th NCAA Super Regional
2009 John Rittman 48–11 13–8 4th NCAA Super Regional
2010 John Rittman 37–19 8–13 T–6th NCAA Regional
2011 John Rittman 42–17 10–11 5th NCAA Super Regional
John Rittman (Pac-12 Conference) (2012–2014)
2012 John Rittman 40–19 11–13 6th NCAA Regional
2013 John Rittman 39–21 13–11 4th NCAA Regional
2014 John Rittman 30–25 5–19 8th
John Rittman: 750–351–3 (.681) 185–222–1 (.455)
Rachel Hanson (Pac-12 Conference) (2015–2017)
2015 Rachel Hanson 17–37 2–22 9th
2016 Rachel Hanson 13–35 0–24 9th
2017 Rachel Hanson 19–32 2–22 9th
Rachel Hanson: 49–104 (.320) 4–68 (.056)
Jessica Allister (Pac-12 Conference) (2018–Present)
2018 Jessica Allister 24–31 3–21 8th
2019 Jessica Allister 32–18 8–13 5th NCAA Regional
2020 Jessica Allister 22–4 0–0 5th Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Jessica Allister 33–22 9–12 6th NCAA Regional
2022 Jessica Allister 39–22 11–13 4th NCAA Super Regional
2023 Jessica Allister 47–15 14–10 T–4th Women's College World Series (T–3rd)
Jessica Allister: 197–112 (.638) 45–59 (.433)
Total: 1,0340–663–3 (.940)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Notable players[edit]

National awards[edit]

USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year
NFCA National Freshman of the Year
Softball America Freshman of the Year

Conference awards[edit]

Pac-12 Player of the Year
Pac-12 Freshman of the Year
Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year
Pac-12 Coach of the Year

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stanford Identity Toolkit: Color". Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "Boyd & Jill Smith Family Stadium". GoStanford.com. Stanford University. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Stanford Softball Year-By-Year Records". GoStanford.com. Stanford University. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Stanford Cardinals Softball Coaches". GoStanford.com. Stanford University. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Annual Standings". 2015 Pac-12 Softball Media Guide. Pac-12. 2015. pp. 55–56.
  6. ^ "Stanford at the NCAA Tournament". GoStanford.com. Stanford University. August 15, 2014. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  7. ^ "Stanford Softball Year-By-Year Records". GoStanford.com. Stanford University. Retrieved 3 May 2019.