Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns softball

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Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns softball
2023 Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns softball team
UniversityUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette
Head coachGerry Glasco (6th season)
ConferenceSun Belt
LocationLafayette, LA
Home stadiumYvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park (Capacity: 2,790)
NicknameRagin' Cajuns
ColorsVermilion and white[1]
   
NCAA WCWS appearances
1993, 1995, 1996, 2003, 2008, 2014
NCAA Super Regional appearances
2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2023
NCAA Tournament appearances
1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, ,2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023
Conference Tournament championships
Southland
1984, 1987

Sun Belt
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023
Regular Season Conference championships
Louisiana AIAW
1982

Southland
1984, 1987


Sun Belt
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023

The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns softball team represents the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in NCAA Division I college softball. The team participates in the Sun Belt Conference. The Ragin' Cajuns are currently led by soon-to-be seventh-year head coach Gerry Glasco after former head coach Michael Lotief was fired on November 1, 2017. Yvette Girouard was head coach from 1981 to 2000 leading the Ragin' Cajuns to 10 NCAA tournaments and three Women's College World Series appearances. The team plays its home games at Yvette Girouard Field at Lamson Park located on the university's athletic campus.[2]

NCAA Regional appearances[edit]

NCAA Regional Results
1990 Regional No. 8 at Lafayette, LA

Defeated Texas A&M, 1–0
Lost to Florida State, 3–4
Lost to Florida State, 1–2
First time in NCAA Tournament and hosting one of the eight regionals

1991 Regional No. 1 at Lafayette, LA

Lost to Florida State, 0–1
Lost to Oklahoma State, 2–3

1992 Regional No. 8 at Lafayette, LA

Lost to Florida State, 0–1
Defeated UNLV, 1–0
Lost to Florida State, 0–1

1993 Regional No. 8 at Ann Arbor, MI

Defeated Bowling Green, 7–3
Defeated Michigan, 6–5
Defeated Michigan, 2–1

1994 Regional No. 4 at Lafayette, LA

Defeated McNeese State, 3–0
Defeated Utah, 1–0
Lost to Utah, 3–2
Lost to Utah, 0–2

1995 Regional No. 5 at Lafayette, LA

Defeated Nicholls State, 5–1
Defeated Washington, 7–6
Defeated Washington, 3–1

1996 Regional No. 4 at Lafayette, LA

Defeated Nicholls State, 1–0
Defeated Nebraska, 9–4
Defeated Nicholls State, 2–1

1997 Regional No. 5 at Lafayette, LA

Defeated Northeast Louisiana, 2–1
Defeated UCLA, 4–1
Lost to UCLA, 0–9
Lost to UCLA, 0–3

1999 Regional No. 7 at Amherst, MA

Defeated Manhattan, 15–0
Defeated Hofstra, 5–1
Defeated California, 2–1
Lost to California, 0–3
Lost to California, 3–8

2000 Regional No. 7 at Baton Rouge, LA

Lost to Hofstra, 1–2
Defeated LSU, 4–1
Lost to Oregon, 3–4

2001 Regional No. 3 at Baton Rouge, LA

Defeated Southern Miss, 5–1
Lost to Arizona State, 1–2
Defeated Arizona State, 5–0
Lost to LSU, 1–2

2002 Regional No. 3 at Lafayette, LA

Lost to UMass, 3–5
Defeated Mississippi State, 10–3
Lost to LSU, 2–5

2003 Regional No. 6 at Fullerton, CA

Defeated San Diego State, 6–0
Defeated Cal State Fullerton, 1–0
Defeated Oklahoma State, 1–0
Lost to Oregon, 2–9
Defeated Oregon, 6–4

2004 Regional No. 1 at Tucson, AZ

Defeated South Carolina, 1–0
Lost to Arizona, 0–4
Defeated Temple, 8–1
Defeated Northwestern, 3–0
Defeated Arizona, 5–0
Defeated Oklahoma, 12–4
Lost to Oklahoma, 0–15

2005 Norman, OK Regional

Defeated Oregon, 7–5
Lost to Oklahoma, 3–6
Lost to Oregon, 1–3

2006 Baton Rouge, LA Regional

Defeated North Carolina State, 2–0
Lost to LSU, 6–7
Defeated North Carolina State, 4–3
Lost to LSU, 4–5

2007 College Station, TX Regional

Lost to Houston, 3–4
Lost to Sam Houston State, 1–2

2008 Baton Rouge, LA Regional

Defeated East Carolina, 2–1
Defeated LSU, 9–4
Defeated LSU, 6–3

2009 Waco, TX Regional

Lost to Baylor, 1–2
Defeated Northwestern, 3–2
Defeated Texas State, 5–0
Lost to Baylor, 1–6

2010 Baton Rouge, LA Regional

Defeated Texas A&M, 5–0
Defeated LSU, 1–0
Defeated Texas A&M, 6–1

2011 Austin, TX Regional

Lost to Houston, 2–7
Defeated Texas State, 11–2
Defeated Texas, 5–3
Lost to Houston, 1–4

2012 Lafayette, LA Regional

Defeated Mississippi Valley State, 8–0
Defeated Stanford, 9–3
Defeated Stanford, 6–2

2013 Baton Rouge, LA Regional

Defeated Northwestern State, 3–0
Defeated LSU, 3–0
Defeated LSU, 1–0

2014 Lafayette, LA Regional

Defeated Texas Southern, 7–4
Defeated Texas, 3–2
Defeated Texas, 10–2

2015 Lafayette, LA Regional

Defeated Weber State, 11–0
Defeated Baylor, 3–1
Lost to Baylor, 2–6
Defeated Baylor, 9–1

2016 Lafayette, LA Regional

Defeated Boston University, 9–5
Defeated Texas, 9–1
Defeated Texas A&M, 9–8

2017 Baton Rouge, LA Regional

Defeated McNeese State, 6–0
Defeated LSU, 4–2
Lost to LSU, 1–6
Lost to LSU, 1–5

2018 Baton Rouge, LA Regional

Lost to Houston, 0–1
Defeated Fordham, 15–3
Defeated Houston, 7–2
Defeated LSU, 5–4
Lost to LSU, 1–3

2019 Oxford, MS Regional

Defeated Southeast Missouri State, 3–2
Defeated Ole Miss, 2–0
Lost to Ole Miss, 1–5
Lost to Ole Miss, 4–5

2021 Baton Rouge, LA Regional

Defeated George Washington, 1–0
Lost to LSU, 3–10
Defeated McNeese State, 4–0
Defeated LSU, 2–0
Lost to LSU, 5–8

2022 Clemson, SC Regional

Lost to Auburn, 3–4
Defeated UNC Wilmington, 3–1
Defeated Auburn, 4–3
Lost to Clemson, 0–8

2023 Baton Rouge, LA Regional

Defeated Omaha, 5–0
Lost to LSU, 0–4
Defeated Omaha, 9–0
Defeated LSU, 7–4
Defeated LSU, 9–8

NCAA Super Regional appearances[edit]

NCAA Super Regional Results
2008 Houston, TX Super Regional

Defeated Houston, 6–4
Lost to Houston, 3–6
Defeated Houston, 4–0

2010 Los Angeles, CA Super Regional

Lost to UCLA, 2–10
Lost to UCLA, 1–10

2012 Tempe, AZ Super Regional

Defeated Arizona State, 6–0
Lost to Arizona State, 2–9
Lost to Arizona State, 0–8

2013 Ann Arbor, MI Super Regional

Lost to Michigan, 3–4
Defeated Michigan, 5–0
Lost to Michigan, 1–2

2014 Lafayette, LA Super Regional

Defeated Arizona, 5–3
Defeated Arizona, 7–1

2015 Auburn, AL Super Regional

Lost to Auburn, 11–12
Lost to Auburn, 3–6

2016 Norman, OK Super Regional

Lost to Oklahoma, 2–8
Lost to Oklahoma, 6–7

2023 Seattle, WA Super Regional

Lost to Washington, 0–8
Lost to Washington, 0–2

NCAA College World Series appearances[edit]

NCAA College World Series Results
1993 Women's College World Series at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, OK

Defeated Cal State Northridge, 4–2
Lost to Arizona, 1–2
Defeated Connecticut, 1–0
Defeated Arizona, 1–0
Lost to UCLA, 0–1

1995 Women's College World Series at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, OK

Defeated Michigan, 5–0
Lost to UCLA, 0–3
Lost to UNLV, 1–5

1995 Women's College World Series at Golden Park in Columbus, GA

Defeated Michigan, 5–0
Lost to UCLA, 0–3
Lost to UNLV, 1–5

2003 Women's College World Series at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, OK

Lost to Texas, 2–3
Lost to UCLA, 1–5

2008 Women's College World Series at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, OK

Defeated Florida, 3–2
Lost to Texas A&M, 1–2
Lost to Alabama, 1–3

2014 Women's College World Series at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, OK

Lost to Kentucky, 1–4
Lost to Oklahoma, 1–3

Year-by-year results[edit]

Statistics overview
Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Southwestern Louisiana Lady Cajuns (AIAW) (1981–1982)
1981 Yvette Girouard 6–14
1982 Yvette Girouard 15–13
AIAW: 21–27
Southwestern Louisiana Lady Cajuns (Southland Conference) (1983–1987)
1983 Yvette Girouard 22–13 6–2 1st (South)
1984 Yvette Girouard 28–9 6–2 1st (South)
1985 Yvette Girouard 39–13 12–0 1st
1986 Yvette Girouard 32–19 10–2 1st
1987 Yvette Girouard 31–18 10–2 1st
Southland: 152–72 44–8
Southwestern Louisiana Lady Cajuns (Independents) (1988–1999)
1988 Yvette Girouard 29–16
1989 Yvette Girouard 48–16
1990 Yvette Girouard 44–8 NCAA Regionals
1991 Yvette Girouard 33–10 NCAA Regionals
1992 Yvette Girouard 41–12 NCAA Regionals
1993 Yvette Girouard 57–7 NCAA WCWS
1994 Yvette Girouard 57–5 NCAA Regionals
1995 Yvette Girouard 49–9 NCAA WCWS
1996 Yvette Girouard 46–10 NCAA WCWS
1997 Yvette Girouard 46–18 NCAA Regionals
1998 Yvette Girouard 36–15
1999 Yvette Girouard 54–11 NCAA Regionals
Independent: 540–137
Louisiana–Lafayette Lady Cajuns (Sun Belt Conference) (2000–2002)
2000 Yvette Girouard 45–15 0–0 1st NCAA Regionals
2001 Stefni Lotief 51–10 19–1 1st NCAA Regionals
2002 Stefni & Michael Lotief 50–13 15–1 1st NCAA Regionals
Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (Sun Belt Conference) (2003–2017)
2003 Stefni & Michael Lotief 47–11 13–3 1st NCAA WCWS
2004 Stefni & Michael Lotief 60–8 18–0 1st NCAA Regionals
2005 Stefni & Michael Lotief 51–10 19–1 1st NCAA Regionals
2006 Stefni & Michael Lotief 50–12 12–3 1st NCAA Regionals
2007 Stefni & Michael Lotief 46–18 15–8 2nd NCAA Regionals
2008 Stefni & Michael Lotief 52–15 19–3 1st NCAA WCWS
2009 Stefni & Michael Lotief 45–13 18–5 1st NCAA Regionals
2010 Stefni & Michael Lotief 45–18 19–5 1st NCAA Super Regionals
2011 Stefni & Michael Lotief 51–11 19–5 1st NCAA Regionals
2012 Stefni & Michael Lotief 53–6 21–3 1st NCAA Super Regionals
2013 Michael Lotief
Megan Grainer (Feb. interim)
47–15 19–4 3rd NCAA Super Regionals
2014 Michael Lotief 49–10 19–1 1st NCAA WCWS
2015 Michael Lotief 42–12 20–3 1st NCAA Super Regionals
2016 Michael Lotief 46–9 21–2 1st NCAA Super Regionals
2017 Michael Lotief 47–8 23–1 1st NCAA Regional
Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (Sun Belt Conference) (2018–present)
2018 Gerry Glasco 41–16 21–6 2nd NCAA Regionals
2019 Gerry Glasco 52–6 25–0 1st NCAA Regionals
2020 Gerry Glasco 18–6 2–1 No conference season Season canceled due to
the COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Gerry Glasco 47–12 21–3 1st NCAA Regionals
2022 Gerry Glasco 47–13 23–4 1st NCAA Regionals
2023 Gerry Glasco 50–16 22–2 1st NCAA Super Regionals
Sun Belt: 1,132–283 423–65
Total: 1,845–519

      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

Head coaches[edit]

Head coaches
Years Coached Name Wins Losses Ties
1981–2000 Yvette Girouard 759 200 0
2001–2012 Stefni Lotief 601 145 0
2002–2017 Michael Lotief 834 195 1
2018–Present Gerry Glasco 255 69 0

Awards and honors[edit]

National awards[edit]

NFCA Catcher of the Year
NFCA Golden Shoe Award
  • Mihyia Davis (2023)


Record against Sun Belt[edit]

Opponent Won Lost Tied Pct. Last Played
Appalachian State 15 2 0 .882 2023
Arkansas State 6 0 0 .684 1987
Coastal Carolina 22 2 0 .917 2023
Georgia Southern 20 3 0 .870 2022
Georgia State 33 4 0 .892 2022
James Madison 4 1 0 .800 2023
Louisiana–Monroe 119 28 0 .810 2023
Marshall 1 0 0 1.000 2023
South Alabama 45 11 0 .804 2023
Southern Miss 48 5 0 .906 2023
Texas State 49 8 0 .860 2023
Troy 48 7 0 .873 2023
  • Last updated at the conclusion of the 2023 conference tournament.
  • Includes records prior to SBC play
  • Old Dominion does not field a softball team in the NCAA

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ULL Brand Guide and Graphic Standards Manual" (PDF). Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  2. ^ "Lamson Park". RaginCajuns.com. Retrieved 2012-11-03.

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