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2022 PGF National Championships

2022 Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) National Championships

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2022 ESPN College Television Schedule

ESPN Announces the 2022 College Softball Television Schedule

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2022 ESPN College Television Schedule

ESPN Announces the 2022 College Softball Television Schedule

Kimberly Elchlepp- Feb. 9, 2022

ESPN returns for 2022 with their coverage of the Division I college softball games. With nearly 200 games and more than 1,900 match-ups across its digital networks the programming coverage will be unmatched. Games will be available across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, ACC Network, Big 12 Now on ESPN+, Longhorn Network, ESPN+, SEC Network+ and ACC Network Extra. All of ESPN’s live softball programming is available in the ESPN App.

The season begins with the return of the St. Pete Clearwater Elite Invitational Presented by Wilson (Feb. 17-20) featuring 16 teams and 40 games on ESPN platforms. Details regarding the participating teams, event schedule and commentator teams can be found on the event website.

ESPN’s 7Innings Podcast enters its fifth season, bringing listeners an in-depth look at the collegiate softball world with the latest storylines and game recaps and previews. The voice of softball, Beth Mowins, helms the show as host, joined by a rotating cast of analysts that includes Kayla Braud, Jenny Dalton-Hill, Danielle Lawrie, Jessica Mendoza, Holly Rowe, Amanda Scarborough, Jen Schroeder, and Michele Smith.

Time (ET) Game Network
Wed, Feb 16 2 p.m. South Alabama at No. 6 Florida State ACC Network
  5 p.m. McNeese at No. 8 Texas Longhorn Network
Thu, Feb 17 10 a.m. Notre Dame vs. Tennessee ESPNU
  12:30 p.m. Texas Tech vs.  Auburn SEC Network
  1 p.m. UCF vs. Wisconsin ESPNU
  3:30 p.m. Texas Tech vs. Clemson ACC Network
  4 p.m. Tennessee vs. Florida State ESPNU
Fri, Feb 18 10 a.m. Michigan vs. Oklahoma State ESPNU
  12:30 p.m. Washington vs. Tennessee SEC Network
  1 p.m. Texas vs. Florida State ESPNU
  3 p.m. South Florida vs. Notre Dame ACC Network
  4 p.m. LSU vs. Oklahoma State ESPNU
  4 p.m. Auburn vs. Texas Longhorn Network
Sat, Feb 19 10 a.m. UCLA vs. Auburn ESPNU
  10:30 a.m. Notre Dame vs. LSU SEC Network
  11 a.m. Northwestern vs. Clemson ACC Network
  1 p.m. Michigan vs. Florida State ACC Network
  4 p.m. Texas vs. UCLA ESPNU
  7 p.m. UCF vs. Texas Longhorn Network
Sun, Feb 20 9 a.m. Texas Tech vs. LSU SEC Network
  10 a.m. Washington vs. Clemson ESPNU
  7 p.m. UCLA vs. Florida State ESPN2
Wed, Feb 23 TBD Georgia State at Georgia Tech ACC Network
Thu, Feb 24 7:30 p.m. UT San Antonio Longhorn Network
Fri, Feb 25 3 p.m. No. 21 Arizona State at No. 8 Texas Longhorn Network
Sat, Feb 26 5:30 p.m. No. 8 Texas vs. Texas State Longhorn Network
Sun, Feb 27 1:30 p.m. No. 21 Arizona State at No. 8 Texas Longhorn Network
Tue, Mar 1 5 p.m. No. 13 Michigan at North Carolina ACC Network
Wed, Mar 2 7 p.m. Sam Houston at No. 8 Texas Longhorn Network
Fri, Mar 4 5 p.m. No. 10 Virginia Tech at No. 14 Clemson ACC Network
Sun, Mar 6 1 p.m. Louisiana Tech at No. 15 LSU SEC Network
3 p.m. Kansas City at No. 11 Arkansas SEC Network
Wed, Mar 9 4 p.m. UNC Charlotte at No. 18 Duke ACC Network
Thu, Mar 11 5 p.m. Drake at No. 8 Texas Longhorn Network
  7:30 p.m. Minnesota at No. 8 Texas Longhorn Network
Sat, Mar 12 Noon Mississippi State at No. 5 Florida SEC Network
  Syracuse at No. 10 Virginia Tech ACC Network
  2 p.m. No. 16 Tennessee at No. 12 Missouri SEC Network
  No. 6 Florida State at Georgia Tech ACC Network
  4 p.m. Nicholls at No.8 Texas Longhorn Network
  6:30 p.m. Minnesota at No. 8 Texas Longhorn Network
  7 p.m. Texas A&M at Auburn SEC Network
  9 p.m. No. 2 Alabama at No. 15 LSU SEC Network
Sun, Mar 13 Noon Boston College at North Carolina ACC Network
  1:30 p.m. Drake at No. 8 Texas Longhorn Network
  2 p.m. No. 19 Georgia at South Carolina SEC Network
  Notre Dame at Virginia ACC Network
  4 p.m. Mississippi State at No. 5 Florida SEC Network
  NC State at No. 18 Duke ACC Network
Mon, Mar 14 7 p.m. Mississippi State at No. 5 Florida SEC Network
Tue, Mar 15 6 p.m. UNCW at North Carolina ACC Network
Wed, Mar 16 5 p.m. Penn State at Pitt ACC Network
7 p.m. No. 6 Florida State at No. 2 Alabama SEC Network
Fri, Mar 18 5 p.m. North Carolina at No. 10 Virginia Tech ACC Network
  7 p.m. No. 15 LSU at No. 8 Texas Longhorn Network
Sat, Mar 19 2 p.m. Notre Dame at Pitt ACC Network
  3 p.m. No. 15 LSU at No. 8 Texas Longhorn Network
4 p.m. Georgia Tech at Louisville ACC Network
5:30 p.m. Ole Miss at Mississippi State SEC Network
No. 15 LSU at No. 8 Texas Longhorn Network
Sun, Mar 20 10 a.m. Campbell at USC Upstate ESPNU
Noon Virginia at NC State ACC Network
  2 p.m. No. 14 Clemson at No. 18 Duke ACC Network
  6 p.m. South Carolina at Auburn SEC Network
Mon, Mar 21 7 p.m. South Carolina at Auburn SEC Network
Tue, Mar 22 5:30 p.m. Lamar at No. 8 Texas Longhorn Network
  7 p.m. No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 20 Kentucky SEC Network
  Liberty at Virginia ACC Network
Wed, Mar 23 7 p.m. No. 14 Clemson at No. 19 Georgia SEC Network
Fri, Mar 25 5 p.m. Syracuse at Georgia Tech ACC Network
9 p.m. No. 12 Missouri at Ole Miss ESPNU
Sat, Mar 26 1 p.m. Auburn at No. 20 Kentucky SEC Network
  5 p.m. Louisville at No. 14 Clemson ACC Network
  6 p.m. Texas A&M at No. 19 Georgia SEC Network
  8:30 p.m. No. 15 LSU at No. 11 Arkansas ESPN2
Sun, Mar 27 Noon No. 18 Duke at Notre Dame ACC Network
  1 p.m. No. 15 LSU at No. 11 Arkansas ESPN
  2 p.m. No. 16 Tennessee at No. 5 Florida ESPNU
  Syracuse at Georgia Tech ACC Network
  4 p.m. NC State at North Carolina ACC Network
  7 p.m. No. 3 UCLA at No. 7 Washington ESPNU
Mon, Mar 28 7 p.m. No. 15 LSU at No. 11 Arkansas SEC Network
Tue, Mar 29 5 p.m. Harvard at Boston College ACC Network
Wed, Mar 30 7 p.m. South Carolina at No. 14 Clemson ACC Network
  No. 23 Louisiana at No. 8 Texas Longhorn Network
Fri, Apr 1 7 p.m. Iowa State at No. 8 Texas Longhorn Network
Sat, Apr 2 1 p.m. No. 11 Arkansas at Ole Miss SEC Network
  2 p.m. Iowa State at No. 8 Texas Longhorn Network
  3 p.m. No. 5 Florida at Auburn SEC Network
  4:30 p.m. No. 19 Georgia at No. 2 Alabama ESPN2
  6 p.m. No. 20 Kentucky at No. 15 LSU ESPNU
  7 p.m. No. 4 Oklahoma State at Baylor ESPN2
Sun, Apr 3 Noon Illinois at Minnesota ESPN2
Mississippi State at No. 16 Tennessee SEC Network
  1 p.m. Iowa State at No. 8 Texas Longhorn Network
  2 p.m. South Carolina at No. 12 Missouri SEC Network
  4 p.m. No. 19 Georgia at No.2 Alabama SEC Network
Mon, Apr 4 7 p.m. No. 19 Georgia at No. 2 Alabama SEC Network
Tue, Apr 5 5 p.m. No. 24 No. 24 Northwestern at Notre Dame ACC Network
Wed, Apr 6 5 p.m. St. Francis at Pitt ACC Network
  6 p.m. No. 6 Florida State at No. 5 Florida SEC Network
  7 p.m. No. 20 Kentucky at Louisville ESPNU
  UT Arlington at No. 8 Texas Longhorn Network
Fri, Apr 8 2:30 p.m. NC State at South Carolina ESPNEWS
  5 p.m. No. 14 Clemson at Pitt ACC Network
  6 p.m. Ole Miss at No. 20 Kentucky SEC Network
  10 p.m. No. 21 Arizona State at No. 17 Oregon ESPN2
Sat, Apr 9 Noon Ole Miss at No. 20 Kentucky SEC Network
  2 p.m. Auburn at No. 11 Arkansas SEC Network
  3 p.m. No. 2 Alabama at No. 5 Florida ESPN2
Sun, Apr 10 Noon No. 10 Virginia Tech at No. 6 Florida State ACC Network
  1:30 p.m. No. 16 Tennessee at No. 19 Georgia ESPN2
  4 p.m. No. 2 Alabama at No. 5 Florida ESPN2
  4 p.m. No. 21 Arizona State at No. 17 Oregon ESPNU
Mon, Apr 11 7 p.m. No. 2 Alabama at No. 5 Florida SEC Network
Tue, Apr 12 7 p.m. No. 14 Clemson at South Carolina ESPNU
Thu, Apr 14 6 p.m. Mississippi State at No. 2 Alabama SEC Network
  7 p.m. No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 8 Texas Longhorn Network
8 p.m. No. 17 Oregon at No. 11 Arizona ESPN2
Fri, Apr 15 11 a.m. UMES at Morgan State ESPNU
  1 p.m. Alabama State at Jackson State ESPNU
  No. 19 Georgia at No. 12 Missouri SEC Network
  5 p.m. Syracuse at Louisville ACC Network
  7 p.m. No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 8 Texas Longhorn Network
  8 p.m. No. 17 Oregon at No. 11 Arizona ESPNU
  10 p.m. UC San Diego at Cal State Fullerton ESPNU
Sat, Apr 16 Noon South Carolina at No. 15 LSU SEC Network
  2 p.m. Mississippi State at No. 2 Alabama ESPNU
  2 p.m. No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 8 Texas Longhorn Network
  5 p.m. Texas A&M at No. 16 Tennessee SEC Network
  6 p.m. No. 19 Georgia at No. 12 Missouri ESPN2
  8 p.m. No. 20 Kentucky at No. 11 Arkansas ESPN2
Sun, Apr 17 11 a.m. Princeton at Yale ESPNU
  Noon Syracuse at Louisville ACC Network
  2 p.m. No. 20 Kentucky at No. 11 Arkansas SEC Network
  4 p.m. Texas A&M at No. 16 Tennessee SEC Network
Mon, Apr 18 7 p.m. Texas A&M at No. 16 Tennessee SEC Network
Wed, Apr 20 5 p.m. ECU at NC State ACC Network
7 p.m. No. 10 Virginia Tech at No. 16 Tennessee ESPNU
  8 p.m. Houston at No. 8 Texas Longhorn Network
Thu, Apr 21 9 p.m. No. 14 Clemson at No. 6 Florida State ESPN2
Fri, Apr 22 4 p.m. Pitt at Virginia ACC Network
  6 p.m. No. 14 Clemson at No. 6 Florida State ACC Network
  6:30 p.m. Auburn at Mississippi State SEC Network
  8 p.m. No. 11 Arkansas at No. 5 Florida ESPNU
Sat, Apr 23 2 p.m. No. 15 LSU at No. 19 Georgia ESPNU
No. 14 Clemson at No.6 Florida State ACC Network
  2:30 p.m. No. 11 Arkansas at No. 5 Florida ESPN2
  3 p.m. Ole Miss at South Carolina SEC Network
  5 p.m. Auburn at Mississippi State SEC Network
  7 p.m. No. 2 Alabama at Texas A&M SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. No. 8 Texas at No. 4 Oklahoma State ESPN2
Sun, Apr 24 Noon Ohio State at No. 13 Michigan ESPN2
  No. 15 LSU at No. 19 Georgia ESPNU
  Louisville at No. 10 Virginia Tech ACC Network
  7 p.m. No. 12 Missouri at No. 20 Kentucky SEC Network
Mon, Apr 25 7 p.m. No. 12 Missouri at No. 20 Kentucky SEC Network
Wed, Apr 27 4 p.m. UCONN at Boston College ACC Network
7 p.m. Lamar at Texas A&M SEC Network
Thu, Apr 28 7 p.m. No. 4 Oklahoma State at No. 6 Florida State ESPN2
Fri, Apr 29 6 p.m. No. 4 Oklahoma State at No. 6 Florida State ESPNU
Sat, Apr 30 Noon No. 5 Florida at No. 15 LSU ESPN2
  3 p.m. Mississippi State at No. 20 Kentucky SEC Network
  4 p.m. Virginia at Louisville ACC Network
  5 p.m. Texas A&M at No. 12 Missouri SEC Network
Sun, May 1 11 a.m. No. 10 Virginia Tech at Boston College ACC Network
  Noon No. 5 Florida at No. 15 LSU ESPN2
  2 p.m. Houston at South Florida ESPNU
  6 p.m. No. 16 Tennessee at Ole Miss SEC Network
Mon, May 2 7 p.m. No. 16 Tennessee at Ole Miss SEC Network
Tue, May 3 5 p.m. Liberty at No. 10 Virginia Tech ACC Network
6 p.m. No. 5 Florida at No. 6 Florida State ESPNU
Wed, May 4 6 p.m. Dartmouth at Boston College ACC Network
Thu, May 5 7 p.m. Pitt at No. 18 Duke ACC Network
9 p.m. No. 4 Oklahoma State at No. 1 Oklahoma ESPN2
Fri, May 6 5 p.m. No. 24 Northwestern at Minnesota ESPN2
  6 p.m. Auburn at No. 16 Tennessee SEC Network
  7 p.m. No. 4 Oklahoma State at No. 1 Oklahoma ESPN2
Sat, May 7 11:30 a.m. Auburn at No. 16 Tennessee SEC Network
  1 p.m. Pitt at No. 18 Duke ACC Network
  1:30 p.m. Ole Miss at No. 19 Georgia SEC Network
  2 p.m. Baylor at No. 8 Texas Longhorn Network
  3:30 p.m. No. 11 Arkansas at Texas A&M SEC Network
  5 p.m. No. 4 Oklahoma State at No. 1 Oklahoma ESPNU
Sun, May 8 Noon No. 20 Kentucky at South Carolina SEC Network
  Noon No. 6 Florida State at NC State ACC Network
  2 p.m. No. 12 Missouri at No. 2 Alabama ESPNU
  Louisville at Notre Dame ACC Network
  Baylor at No. 8 Texas Longhorn Network

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College Financial Aid Resources

College Financial Aid Resources


Federal grants, loans and scholarship assistance:

For 2016-2017, $5,815 is the maximum Federal Grant amount an individual student may receive based on many qualifying factors. Don’t put off earning your degree because it seems unaffordable—it may be time to find out if you qualify for any type of financial aid. Here are the popular types of financial aid that may be available to qualified students to help pay for college:

Grants: Schools may award grants to qualified students in addition to those available through the government to those who qualify.
Scholarships: Your grades, heritage, religious affiliation, and other factors may qualify you for these.
Student loans: The advisor you speak to may know if the school you are matched with offers private loans and which federal loans you may be eligible to pursue.
Military options: If you are or were in the military, be sure to ask a representative at the school you plan to attend what your funding options may be. More info… Education Connection– 2016-2017 year


**Data collected and distributed by the National Center for Education Statistics http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016144.pdf
***Data collected and distributed by the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2013165


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Choosing a Softball Recruiting and Skills Camp

RECRUITING and SKILLS CAMPS! What to ask before and how to act during!

SELECTING YOUR TARGET SCHOOLS (Pre-Camp):

*Pick AT LEAST 10 schools of interest:
-5 realistic
-3 fall backs
-2 pipe dreams

-Know what type of softball players these schools like to recruit

-Check out their roster! What positions will they need your year?

WHAT TO ASK WHEN CHOOSING A CAMP:

*How BIG is the camp? This is probably the very first question you should ask when looking for a camp.  If the numbers are small, not only will your child have more opportunity to be seen, but usually the quality of the camp is higher.

*What is the coach to player ratio?  If you are attending a larger recruiting style camp with multiple colleges in attendance a great question to ask is what is the coach to player ratio.  The smaller the ratio, the more work your daughter will get in!

*What is the camp objective?  Is this more of a “skill” camp or is it a “recruiting” camp?

*Will college coaches be interacting with players?  Any time your daughter has the chance to speak face-to-face to college coaches is an excellent opportunity.  Even if it isn’t with the college of her dreams, having the chance to pick the brain of a college coach is a great chance for your daughter to get better!

*What is the cost?  Obviously, there is no right or wrong answer here as it is dependent upon your own individual situations! However, what I can say is don’t go broke sending your child all across the country to camps at schools she is not genuinely interested in.  A lot of schools are now having “satellite” camps, look for ones closer to home to start!

ALRIGHT, YOU’VE SIGNED UP!  WHAT NOW?!?

*What should I wear?  Wear something that is easily recognizable.  Perhaps your travel team’s uniform top or practice shirt so colleges know exactly where to find you after the camp.  If they like you, they’re going to want to come see you again!

*Your first impression is your lasting impression!  Be on time, be prepared, have a smile on your face!  If you look good, people will immediately think you are good.  Tuck your shirt in, make sure your shoes are tied, wear a fresh shirt, LOOK THE PART.

*HUSTLE, DIVE, TALK, HUSTLE SOME MORE.  Be the first person to get to each station. Be the person cheering on others at the camp.  Sprint to your position.  Look coaches in the eye.  Introduce yourself to those running the camp, say “thank you” when you leave.  Leave with the sweatiest, dirtiest shirt there knowing you left everything you had on that field!

*MAKE ADJUSTMENTS.  I can guarantee you a coach does not want to see you hit 15 balls in a row down the left field line, they want to see a multi-faceted, athletic player-showcase your skills!  If you make an error, that doesn’t mean a coach has crossed you off of their list, keep your head up and make your adjustments.  There are 2 things you can control- 1) your effort 2) your attitude.  ALWAYS give your best effort and ALWAYS have a positive attitude!

*If you play multiple positions, showcase that! Colleges are looking for athletes! Showcase yourself!  This shows them that you are not only an athlete, but you are willing and confident!

*Shag balls like you are playing live.  A college who is interested in you is ALWAYS watching you.  They are watching you when you are at a shag station, taking a water break, and when you are speaking to your parents.  It is not just about your athletic ability, but about your character as well.  Be both the player and person they would be proud to have on their roster.

*Last, but not least, HAVE FUN.  If you are upset with yourself it will be noticed on your face and in your body language.  Keep a smile and a positive attitude on at all times, and your experience will always be a good one!


 

jenHeadshotThank you to Jen (Schroeder) Buchan for sharing her article. About our contributor: Jen Schroeder caught at UCLA from 2004-2008 where she competed in three Women’s College World Series’ and earned a degree in History.  She was president of the Bruin Athletic Council where she was extremely involved with an array of community projects.  She is the oldest of four division 1 softball players: Michelle (Stanford), Katie (UCLA), and Nicole (Arkansas). 

In August of 2012 she was married to Kyle Buchan. Jen and her dad now own The Softball Performance Workshop in Placentia, Ca, where it is their goal to leave a lasting impression on the softball community. Jen is a coach, catching instructor and a great inspiration for others!- JenSchro Catching


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