FORT MYERS, Fla. – After almost per week off, the FGCU softball staff welcomes Stonehill for a midweek doubleheader on the FGCU Softball Complicated beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday earlier than heading again to Tampa for the USF Event.
Wednesday’s doubleheader was initially scheduled to start at 5 p.m., however was moved as much as assist accommodate No. 24 FGCU ladies’s basketball ASUN Event semifinal sport towards Austin Peay at Alico Area at 7 p.m.
After Wednesday’s doubleheader, FGCU will head again to Tampa for its third of 4 tournaments this season. The Eagles are scheduled to play 5 video games in a span of 4 days beginning on Thursday, seven video games in 5 days together with Wednesday.
Each dwelling video games can be streamed on EagleVision. Particular person watch hyperlinks for a particular sport will be positioned on the 2023 softball schedule at FGCUAthletics.com. Tickets for Wednesday’s doubleheader towards Stonehill will be bought on-line on the FGCU Ticket Workplace and on the FGCU Softball Complicated. Admission is free for FGCU college students, college, and workers with legitimate Eagle I.D. No pets or emotional assist animals are allowed on the FGCU Softball Complicated. Solely licensed service animals are permitted.
FGCU enters the stretch at 11-9 total, winners of 4 straight after sweeping final Wednesday’s doubleheader towards Oakland. FGCU is one among solely six ASUN Convention members to hit the double-digit mark in wins. Central Arkansas leads the best way with 14, however North Alabama sits atop the staff standings at 13-1.
Stonehill is 0-10 and has lately transitioned to the Division I ranks. The Skyhawks started competitors within the Northeast Convention (NEC) within the fall of 2022 and can turn out to be a full member of the convention in 2026-27 upon completion of its four-year NCAA Division I reclassification interval.
In Tampa, the Inexperienced & Blue will face off towards towards Penn State (10-3) on Thursday at 4 p.m., Illinois (12-6) on Friday at 9 a.m., each Penn State at 9 a.m. and Saint Francis (6-10) at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, and shut with Marist (7-9) on Sunday at 1 p.m. FGCU is 1-2 all-time towards Penn State and 0-2 all-time versus Illinois.
FGCU’s energy hitters have offered the spark this season. Graduate Tayli Filla (Fort Myers, Fla./Bishop Verot HS/USF) and sophomore Kayleigh Roper (Venice, Fla./Venice HS/Michigan State) are tied for second within the ASUN Convention in complete dwelling runs with 4. Filla is second in complete RBIs with 18, and Roper is tied for fourth at 17. Final day out towards Oakland, Filla and Roper went back-to-back off the left discipline scoreboard.
On the basepaths, freshman Olivia Black (Fort Pierce, Fla./Fort Pierce Central HS) is tied for second in steals with 10. As a squad, FGCU ranks twenty fifth within the nation in steals per sport at 2.15 a clip.
Within the circle, senior Ally Hulme (Security Harbor, Fla./Sickles HS State School of Florida) is 23 strikeouts away from getting into FGCU’s prime 10 checklist for profession strikeouts. 4 Eagles pitchers have tossed greater than 20 innings this season — Hulme, senior Baylee Haggard (Naples, Fla./Palmetto Ridge HS Florida SouthWestern State & South Florida State School), junior Claire Maulding (Casey, In poor health./Casey Westfield HS/Lake Land School) and junior Angelina Bonilla (Coral Gables, Fla./Coral Gables HS). Bonilla leads all Eagles in recorded strikeouts with 29 and fanned a profession excessive of seven final day out towards Oakland.
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The founding father of FGCU softball, David Deiros enters his twenty first season as head coach in 2023. Employed in 2001 to construct this system from the bottom up, Deiros has since guided the Eagles to a 717-406-3 (.637) report, gone 176-109 (.618) within the ASUN, had 16 seasons with a successful report and 9 campaigns of 35+ wins. Deiros has additionally led the Eagles to a few ASUN common season championships (2008, 2012, and 2016) and one ASUN Event title (2012). In 2012, FGCU defeated No. 5 Florida in its first-ever NCAA Event look. Final season (2022), FGCU took down each No. 8 Texas and No. 10 Florida as soon as once more. Deiros is a former head coach on the 1998 Florida State Runner-Up Lely Excessive College in Naples and is the founding head coach of the 1999 District Champion/2001 Regional Runner-Up Gulf Coast Excessive College in Naples.
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FGCU groups have mixed to win an unimaginable 95 convention common season and event titles in simply 15-plus seasons on the Division I stage. Moreover, in simply eleven-plus seasons of D-I postseason eligibility, the Eagles have had a mixed 47 groups or people compete in NCAA championships. In 2022, the boys’s golf staff turned the primary program to earn an at-large berth to the NCAA Event. Eight FGCU packages have earned a top-25 nationwide rating of their respective sport – together with ladies’s basketball (No. 20, 2021-22), seaside volleyball (No. 20, 2022) and each males’s soccer (2018, 2019) and girls’s soccer (2018) as 4 of the newest. In 2016-17, the Inexperienced & Blue posted a department-best sixth-place end within the DI-AAA Learfield Administrators’ Cup and top-100 displaying nationally, forward of a number of Energy-5 and FBS establishments. In 2018-19, the Eagles had an ASUN and state of Florida finest seven groups earn the NCAA’s Public Recognition Award for his or her Tutorial Progress Price of their sport. FGCU additionally collectively earned a report 3.50 GPA within the classroom within the fall 2020 semester and has outperformed the overall College undergraduate inhabitants for 26 consecutive semesters. The previous six semesters (Fall 2019 – Spring 2022) noticed one other milestone reached as all 15 packages achieved a 3.0-or-higher cumulative staff GPA. The Eagles additionally served an all-time excessive 7,200 volunteer hours in 2017 – being acknowledged as one among two runners-up for the inaugural NACDA Group Service Award offered by the Fiesta Bowl.