Skip to main content
Skip menu links

Aggie Softball Looks Ahead

By Justine Gaskamp on 05/16/2013 Emily Vasquez returns for her senior year­—Sage Fischer Photo Emily Vasquez returns for her senior year­—Sage Fischer Photo Goodwell, Okla.­—With the 2013 season barely in the books, head Aggie softball coach Meghan Mulcahy looks forward to next season with the return of several key players.

Set for her senior year, catcher Emily Vasquez led the team in hitting this season and earned a spot on the All- Heartland Conference second team in 2012. Outfielder Juuna'e Dai'Re will enter her senior year after receiving All-Conference second team honors and batting .341 for the 2013 season. In addition, the hard work from Lilli Ward, transfer Ashly Duin, and freshmen Samantha Arledge and Michaela MacGillivray will greatly contribute to the team next year.

Mulcahy adds that the staff continues recruiting efforts. Currently, nine new players have been added to the team including junior college transfers Abby Morrison from Dodge City Community College; Laura Trehal from Trinidad State; Junior College All-American Heather Lanphear from Independence Community College; and Julia Gutierrez from North Platt. Four high school seniors will also be joining the OPSU team next year, including Anyssa Barbosa, Stephanie Morrison, Madison Heathington, and Kinzie Spurgin.

The coaches are currently in St. George, Utah attending the Junior College National Tournament with the hopes of adding a few more key players to the roster. Mulcahy wants to "get OPSU's name out there in the softball world" and plans to attend several other major tournaments over the summer including the Triple Crown Colorado Fireworks/Sparkler Tournament in Denver, Colo.; the Diamond Elite Showcase in Plano, Texas; and the Atlanta Legacy Tournament in Georgia.

The second year head coach believes that attending key events and recruiting will help to improve the softball program and let people know about OPSU athletics. Her goal for the next year is to blend their recruiting class and returning players to form a successful team on the field, in the classroom and within the Panhandle community.


We Are Panhandle We Are Panhandle!

Image Rotator

PBL Represents at State Leadership Conference

PBL members recently traveled to State Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City. —Courtesy photo

Image Rotator

Crops Judging Team Competes at NACTA

The Crops Judging Team recently competed in three contests at the NACTA Judging Conference in Norfolk, Neb. —Courtesy photos

Image Rotator

Will Martin and Addison Munsch Named Aggies of the Year

Image Rotator

Animal Science Students Compete at NACTA

Animal Science students recently competed in multiple contests at the NACTA Judging Contests. —Courtesy photo

Image Rotator

Panhandle State Proud to Add Competitive Cheer as New NAIA Sport

Image Rotator

Panhandle Athletics Celebrate Momentous Event with Two Teams in SAC Conference Tournament

Image Rotator

Art Jubilee Wraps Up 20th Year

Sponsored by the Galleon Restaurant, the 20th Annual Art Jubilee saw over 330 participants with 16 different high schools represented. —Photo by Sydney Dougherty

Image Rotator

Chi Alpha Sigma Celebrates Student Success of 34 Aggie Athletes

Senior Kayln Moore is presented with a red cord for graduation by Dr. Julie Dinger; also present Meghan Mulcahy, Athletic Director (left) and Head Volleyball Coach Angela Franke (right).-Sydney Dougherty photo
 

Image Rotator

Aggies Name Victor Esparza Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Image Rotator

Great Weekend with Alumni

It was a weekend full of activity as Alumni gathered for the Annual Banquet on April 14th. The weekend started off with the grand opening of the University House on April 13th. —Photo by Danae Moore

Image Rotator

Men’s Team Continues Winning Tradition

Lane Giovanetti represented Panhandle State in a tough weekend of Steer Wrestling. Giovanetti had a time of 4.5 seconds in the long round and placed fifth in the average. —Photo by Dale Hirschman

Image Rotator

Anchor D Receives Regents Business Partnership Excellence Award

Anchor D recently received the Regents Business Partnership Excellence Award. —Courtesy photo