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Gophers’ softball adds alum Katie Richardson as assistant coach

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Julianna Landis
July 2, 2020

The Gophers' softball team has rounded out its coaching staff with the addition of program alum Katie Richardson, who will join as an assistant coach. In her career for the Gophers, Richardson started...

Ritter in for the long haul as Gopher softball coach

Junior Katelyn Kemmetmueller practices on the side as freshman Emma burns goes up to bat on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis. The Gophers beat North Dakota State University 3-0.
Nolan O'Hara
May 4, 2020

The Gophers' softball team has had three different head coaches in the last four years. That period of turnover is now over.  On Sunday, Athletics Director Mark Coyle announced Piper Ritter will take...

Gophers softball begins head coaching search

The Gopher softball team stands during the national anthem on Saturday, May 18 at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis. The Gophers beat the University of Georgia 2-1.
Nolan O'Hara
April 30, 2020

A spring break series in Hawaii, a canceled season and now a head coaching search. It's been a whirlwind last two months for the Gophers softball team.  On April 23, in the midst of an already uncertain...

Gophers softball head coach Jamie Trachsel announces departure for Ole Miss

Gophers' softball head coach Jamie Trachsel speaks to players of the team.
Nolan O'Hara
April 24, 2020

Gophers softball head coach Jamie Trachsel is leaving the program to become the next head coach at Ole Miss, according to KSTP's Darren Wolfson.  Trachsel spent three seasons as the head coach of...

Three more seniors announce 2021 return for Gophers softball

Junior Katelyn Kemmetmueller throws the ball to first base for an out on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis. The Gophers beat North Dakota State University 3-0.
Nolan O'Hara
April 22, 2020

Three more seniors will be returning to the Gophers' softball team for the 2021 season, the team announced Monday via Twitter.  On March 30, the NCAA passed a proposal granting spring athletes an...

Brooke Vander Heide reflects on short yet meaningful senior season

Nolan O'Hara
April 20, 2020

Deciding to transfer to the University of Minnesota for her senior season, Brooke Vander Heide was looking forward to something new.  Prior to attending Minnesota, the senior outfielder spent three...

As the country adjusts to life under lockdown, days at the Kemmetmueller farm stay the same

Juniors Katelyn Kemmetmueller and Amber Fiser celebrate after an out on Saturday, May 18 at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis. The Gophers beat the University of Georgia 2-1.
Julianna Landis
April 13, 2020

When the Gophers softball season ended, what awaited senior Katelyn Kemmetmueller at home was not the typical quarantine. Instead of increased time on Netflix or shopping online, Kemmetmueller traded in...

Amber Fiser to come back in the circle in 2021

Pitcher Amber Fisher hugs catcher Emma Burns after a strike out pitch at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium against Northwestern on Friday, May 3, 2019.
Nolan O'Hara
April 6, 2020

When the Gophers softball season came to an unexpected end due to concerns over COVID-19, pitcher Amber Fiser thought her collegiate career was over.  Playing a series in Hawaii at the time, Fiser...

Softball’s season comes to a sudden end

Junior Amber Fiser pitches during the game against Louisiana State University on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium. (Jasmin Kemp / Minnesota Daily)
Nolan O'Hara and Julianna Landis
March 19, 2020

In just five short days, Gophers softball had its season completely upended.  They went from playing in a tournament in Hawaii to learning their season over and their classes were moved online for...

Minnesota softball puts together its best weekend of the year

Natalie Denhartog waits for the pitch during the game against Iowa at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Friday, April 26.
Nolan O'Hara
March 2, 2020

Strong offensive performances helped the Gophers softball team to an impressive showing at the Auburn Tournament, where it won four of five games games in the series. Gophers run-rule Binghamton, top Auburn...