Friends, family, players and many others gathered inside McKale Center to say goodbye to one of the all-time greats to ever coach the game of softball, Mike Candrea. The celebration started off with Vice President and Director of Athletics Dave Heeke speaking about how much Candrea meant to everyone at the University of Arizona.
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After 36 years of coaching the Arizona softball team, head coach Mike Candrea announced his retirement on Monday, June 7. Arizona Athletics announced that associate head coach Caitlin Lowe will be promoted and serve as the next head coach of the Arizona softball team.
The offense and defense were clicking on all cylinders for the No. 5 Arizona baseball team on Sunday, June 6. Arizona defeated UC Santa Barbara 5-2 at Hi Corbett Field to win the Tucson Regional and advance to the Super Regionals. This was Arizona’s first regional championship win since 2016 and No. 19 overall.
It was a game that will haunt the No. 11 Arizona softball team forever, falling 4-3 to No. 10 Florida State on Saturday, June 5 at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in the College World Series. With this loss, the Wildcats were eliminated from postseason contention.
After an amazing 5-0 run in regional play, the No. 11 Arizona softball team is in Oklahoma City for the Women’s College World Series.
After a stunning sweep of No. 6 Arkansas in the Fayetteville Super Regional, the No. 11 Arizona softball team will open the Women's College World Series against No. 3 Alabama. The Crimson Tide has been one of the most dominant teams in the NCAA all year. They finished the regular season with a record of 45-7, won the SEC championship and are currently riding an 18-game win streak that began on Sunday, April 18.
Arizona softball team sweeps Arkansas at Fayetteville Super Regional, advances to College World Series
The No. 11 Arizona softball team punched their ticket to the College World Series on Saturday, May 29. The Wildcats defeated No. 6 Arkansas 4-1 to complete the sweep in the Fayetteville Super Regional at Bogle Park. It will be the 24th appearance for Arizona in the College World Series.
There was no stopping the No. 11 Arizona softball team at Bogle Park as they crushed No. 6 Arkansas 10-4 on Friday, May 28 in the Fayetteville Super Regional. The Wildcats are now just one win away from a trip to the College World Series.
After the Arizona softball team defeated Ole Miss 12-6 in a wild game on Sunday, May 23 to win the Tucson Regional, they will now face its toughest opponent of the playoffs, No. 6 Arkansas.
For the final time at Hillenbrand Stadium, the No. 11 Arizona softball team put on a show that nobody will ever forget. They came from behind to defeat Ole Miss 12-6 to win the Tucson Regional on Sunday, May 23.
It was a slugfest at Hillenbrand Stadium on Saturday, May 23, as the No. 11 Arizona softball team won the duel against Ole Miss 12-6 to advance to the Tucson Regional final.
The stars shined bright at Hillenbrand Stadium on Friday, May 21 as the No. 11 Arizona softball team beat the University of Maryland, Baltimore County by a shutout of 7-0.
With the regular season now over, it is playoff time for the No. 11 seeded Arizona softball team. The Wildcats were fortunate to have been selected as a host team since they finished the year 25-3 at home. Arizona will open play against the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. On the other end, Villanova will face Ole Miss.
No matter what sport it is, I always enjoy it when my team is the best team. When I became a journalist for the University of Arizona in January 2021, the school had so many great teams to choose from. My favorite will always be the Arizona beach volleyball team, but my next favorite team was the Arizona softball team.
The Arizona softball team sat in the stands at Hillenbrand Stadium on Sunday, May 16, and saw their names appear on the screen as hosts of the NCAA championship. This will mark 34 years in a row that Arizona will make the tournament, an NCAA record. After the festivities, the team hosted a press conference for the final time before tournament play starts.
The No. 13 Arizona baseball team made their presence felt in their three-game series against Washington on May 14-16. The Wildcats swept the series 3-0 at Hi Corbett Field and remain one game behind Oregon for first in the Pac-12, who they hold the tiebreaker over.
Before all education was moved from in person to online, a community of online students at the University of Arizona existed prior to the pandemic. Students who attended classes in person but were moved online are not classified as online students. This confusion has led to the online community feeling detached from the school, with many opportunities to connect feeling out of reach.
In their last series against No. 12 Stanford, the No. 13 Arizona baseball team did something most have not been familiar with in a while. Lose.
Another season came and went for the Arizona beach volleyball team. Even after finishing No. 9 in the final season rankings, the SandCats failed to make the NCAA tournament. I loved covering this team all year, and I wrote about how I think this was the most underappreciated team on campus.
As the No. 8 Arizona softball team prepares for their final regular-season series against No. 2 UCLA, it will mean more than just wins and losses.