Senior Danielle Parlich, junior Maddie Houlihan and sophomore Kendyl Lindaman have all been named to the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Top 50 Watch List, as announced by USA Softball Wednesday afternoon.
Minnesota softball saw 11 of its current and former student-athletes receive 2016-17 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Tuesday.
The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
Sara Groenewegen threw a two-hitter in the NCAA Tournament elimination game win
2017 • JUNIOR SEASON
Moved over to third base and hit .344 with a .369 on base percentage and a .455 slugging percentage • scored a team leading 59 runs • drilled 14 doubles, a triple and three home runs with 34 RBIs • statistically the toughest batter to strikeout in the Big Ten averaging 28.1 at bats before striking out • earned first-team All-Big Ten honors • named to the NFCA Great Lakes All-Region third-team • recorded four runs and three hits including a double and a triple in two victories over Maryland at the Texas Classic • scored two runs and had two hits in two games against Texas • tallied one hit, one run and one RBI against Colorado State • established two hits and one run in two games against Notre Dame and contributed two runs and three hits including one double and one RBI in two games against North Carolina State at the ACC/B1G Challenge • added three runs and five hits to help Minnesota win two games against UC Davis • had two hits and one RBI versus Fresno State • brought in the game tying run against Cal Poly • scored two runs and recorded two hits in a win over Idaho State • notched two hits in a victory over No. 13/12 LSU • tallied one hit against Illinois State to cap off the LSU Invite • recorded one run, two hits, two RBIs and made three putouts in a pair of wins against Seattle • had one run and two hits including one double against No. 8/8 Washington • contributed one run in win over Oregon State • produced one run, one double and two RBIs in win over No. 23/20 California • added three hits, four RBIs and scored two runs in two wins over Pacific • over three games against Nebraska, had six runs and five hits including her first home run of the season and seven RBIs • produced two runs and three hits including two doubles and one RBI in a weekend series against Illinois • produced three runs, one hit and one RBI in a doubleheader over South Dakota • in three games against Indiana, established five runs, four hits with one home run and three RBIs • scored three runs and recorded one hit and one home run with two RBIs in three games against Northwestern • added three hits, two runs and one RBI in a doubleheader against Wisconsin • contributed two runs, five hits and two RBIs in three games against Purdue • combined for five runs, seven hits and four RBIs in three games against Penn State • in the Big Ten quarterfinals against Northwestern had one run and two hits • produced one run and three hits in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals against Illinois. • NFCA All-American Scholar
2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Started all 57 games for the Gophers at second base • earned NFCA Great Lakes All-Region third team honors • statistically the toughest player to strike out in the Big Ten • hit .350 with six doubles, three triples and a home run • contributed a run against Utah Valley • recorded hits against No. 8 Oklahoma • had one run against Texas Tech • recorded hits against Long Beach State and No. 19 Washington • added a hit, run and RBI against Virginia Tech • had a hit in each game against No. 13/15 Florida State • contributed three hits with two runs, and one RBI against Mount St. Mary's • established two runs and two hits in the win against No. 19 Arizona State • in two games against Houston, earned four hits, one run and two RBI • recorded an RBI in win over Western Carolina • earned two runs and an RBI in win over Jacksonville • recorded a run in win over No. 9 Georgia • accomplished a double, RBI and a run in win over UMASS • earned first run for Gophers with an RBI in win over LIU • recorded a triple and a run against Tulsa • earned a run in close win over No. 13 Oklahoma • in three games against Purdue, accomplished two runs and one hit • recorded one run, two hits and one RBI against Northwestern, staring at second base • started at second base for all three games against Illinois, recording three runs, three hits and two RBI, adding eight put outs • started at second in double header against Wisconsin, recording one run, three hits and one RBI • started at second base in series against Rutgers, establishing five runs, six hits and two RBI • started at second for both games against Nebraska, contributing two runs and hits • started at second for series against Maryland, adding two runs, three hits and two RBI • had five hits in the Big Ten Tournament and put the ball in play on the game winning play in the championship game • hit .500 in the NCAA Tournament with eight hits and scored three runs.
2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Started all 60 games at second base for Minnesota • led the Gophers with a .400 batting average, becoming the first freshman in program history to hit .400 • top-10 NFCA Freshman of the Year finalist • First Team All-Big Ten and Second Team NFCA All-Great Lakes Region • Big Ten All-Defensive Team • led the Gophers with 78 hits and four triples • three-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 9, March 9 and April 13) • paced Minnesota with 21 multi-hit games and had 12 multi-RBI games, including a five-RBI performance in her collegiate debut against Washington • notched seven three-hit games and score three runs in an April 10 win over Northwestern • registered a hit in 51 of 60 games and reached base in all but four contests on the season • strung together a 14-game hit streak from Feb. 21 to March 15 and a team-best 24-game hit streak from March 28 to May 15 • reached base in 27-consecutive games from March 28 to May 17 • in 21 regular-season games against teams in the NCAA Tournament field, hit .415 with 17 RBI and had hits in 17 different contests • hit .427 in Big Ten play and led the team with a .490 average at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium • scored 43 runs, including the game-winning run in six games and racked up seven game-winning RBI • was a .420 hitter with two outs and had 15 two-out RBI • had a team-best 15 hits and 10 RBI in 13 games against top-25 ranked teams • had a hand in 14 double plays at second base, including seven 4-3 double plays from the second base position.
Played travel softball for the Arizona Hotshots • won the 16U Independence Day Tournament with the OC Batbusters • lettered in track three years and lettered senior year for volleyball.
Majoring in history and minoring in political science, global studies and Spanish • was a member of the National Honor Society, Leo Club, and Health Occupations Students of America • finished in top 10 percent of her class and was on the principal's list eight times • has been playing softball since she was six years old • hobbies include travel, reading, hiking, and listening to music • sister, Sam, played softball for Arizona State from 2009-13 • daughter of Keith and Karen Parlich.
Gophers Fall To Washington in Regional Final, 5-2.
5/20/2018 - Softball
Minnesota softball could not hold off a late rally by No. 5/5 Washington, falling by a score of 5-2.
Gophers Survive and Advance to NCAA Regional Final
5/20/2018 - Softball
Behind a late spurring offense and the strong arm of junior Sydney Smith, Minnesota (41-16) advanced to Sunday's Regional Final.
Gophers Fall in NCAA Regional Opener to Texas, 2-1
5/18/2018 - Softball
Minnesota found themselves on the opposite side of a pitcher's duel before falling to Texas in the opening round of the NCAA Seattle Regional, 2-1.