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    Transfer Portal 2024

    I like the addition of an experienced post. She was injured and missed 8 games. Sounded like she was playing better at the end of the year.
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    Transfer Portal 2024

    USC and UCLA were officially added to the Big10 on December 14 2022. She committed to OSU in mid-April of 2023.
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    Tara VanDerveer Retires

    It will also eliminate a coaching shuffle that would have ensued from hiring a coach from outside the program.
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    Softball Recruiting

    After 2 rather undistinguished years at Oregon, she transferred to North Florida. She seems to be producing well there. Probably 2 reasons for that: Fiser is the pitching coach The conference isn't that good
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    Transfer Portal 2024

    There are over 1000 players in the portal.
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    Transfer Portal 2024

    As Michigan's team seems to be falling apart, consider this quote from Olivia regarding her decision to pick Michigan: “Everyone loves each other there” Here is a link to the article...
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    Transfer Portal 2024

    W I have no idea if she is interested in MN. She did well in the Big10 tournament. She might be looking to move up to a better program.
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    WNIT Championship Game: Gophers versus St. Louis (4-6-24) @SIUE

    She was in concussion protocol.
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    Gopher Softball 2024

    Gopher hitters were very disciplined without being passive. They need to keep doing it. I haven't seen it mentioned, but Minnesota's defense was stellar - only one error in three games! In addition, they made some very good plays. In the first game yesterday, it appeared as though the Ohio...
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    Transfer Portal 2024

    Hmmm. When Olivia Olson committed to Michigan, one of the things she mentioned was that her best friend, Taylor Woodson, was on the team.
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    Gopher Softball 2024

    Jess Oakland is the player of the week: https://gophersports.com/news/2024/4/1/softball-oakland-earns-b1g-weekly-award Congratulations, Jess! Well deserved!
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    Gopher Softball 2024

    Here is the Extra Innings ranking of her at #24:
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    Gopher Softball 2024

    I don't recall Chloe having issues with her teammates. In her farewell message, she mentioned working on her mental health. Several of her teammates wished her well.
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    Gopher Softball 2024

    Emily Leavitt was supposed to be the next star pitcher. Her leaving was an Emily problem not a Piper problem.
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    Gopher Softball 2024

    Exactly! The athletics director was doing a poor job and was replaced by Pat Richter. He as much as said that she supported the department, stayed out of the way, and let him run the department.
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    Gopher Softball 2024

    Sorry that a bad year or 2 was all it took to lose you as a fan. Piper did fine handling both last year. One of the issues could be the number of pitchers she is coaching. It is hard to get six pitchers the individual attention they might need.
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    Gopher Softball 2024

    Unless the athletics director is doing a poor job, the only reason for the president being involved with coaches would be misconduct or rules violations by the coaching staff.
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    Transfer Portal 2024

    The way to bolster the chances of getting better players from the portal is to donate to Dinkytown Athletics. Without NIL money your chances are slim to none.
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    Gopher Softball 2024

    No. She hasn't played, but is still on the roster.
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    Gopher Softball 2024

    Unfortunately, privacy rules prevent the school from making any statement regarding her situation. Unless you can find inside information or the athlete provides the information, we may never know her reasons for leaving the program.



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