Josie Solie
Josie Solie


Mahtomedi, Minn.

High School:
Mahtomedi HS





Gopher Softball Season in Review

The Gophers reached the 30-win mark for the second-straight season, which hasn't happened since 2003 and 2004.


Minnesota Battles Iowa in Season-Ending Series

The Golden Gophers look to close out the 2012 campaign on a high note with a series win over rival Iowa.


Minnesota Begins Six-Game Homestand with Purdue

The Golden Gophers have two three-game series remaining this season with both being home matchups against Purdue and Iowa.


Minnesota Closes Out Road Schedule at Penn State

The Golden Gophers are coming off a huge weekend series victory over previously No. 20 Michigan.


Walker Ignites Gophers to Extra-Inning Triumph

Minnesota pieced together a three-run eighth inning to defeat Northwestern, 6-3.

Transitioned from the soccer pitch to the softball diamond as a pinch running specialist in January • made 40 appearances on the year • scored 12 runs while going 6-for-7 on stolen base attempts • recorded first-career appearance against Weber State (Feb. 12) • notched first-career run and stolen base against CSU Bakersfield (Feb. 12).

SOCCER CAREER (2009-11):
Appeared in 81 games with 59 starts • notched four goals and four assists while solidifying some of the program's best backlines in school history •2012 team captain • named Second Team, All-Big Ten defender.

A 2008 graduate of Mahtomedi High School where she played for coaches Dave Wald and Mike Redmond • 2007 team captain at Mahtomedi • 2007 NSCAA/adidas All-Region team • member of 2004, 2005, 2006 MSHSL state championship team • 2007 MSHSL state semi-finalists • named to 2006 and 2007 All-State team • 2006 and 2007 all-metro • 2005, 2006 and 2007 all-conference • member of Bangu Tsunami 89/90 club team from 2005-2008 with fellow Gophers Shari Eckstrom and Tamara Strahota • 2006, 2007 and 2008 Minnesota state championship teams and 2008 Region II semifinalists • 2007 Midwest Regional League runners-up • member of Minnesota 1990 State Olympic Development Program (ODP) from 2002-2007 • 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 academic letter winner • 2006 KARE 11 Athlete of the Week • 2006 RISE Magazine Twin Cities All-Area • lettered in basketball in 2003, 2005 and 2006 • also lettered in track 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 • 2005, 2006, 2008 track all-conference honorable mention honoree • 2007 track all-conference selection • 2005-2008 honor roll.


First Pitch With Carlie Brandt


You know the returners but we will be spending the next nine weeks introducing you to our seven freshmen and two transfers. In this week's First Pitch Carlie Brandt steps up and answers...

A True Softball Family: The Cowgers


All the kids would show up in their Spartans or Wolverines gear at the Cowger's elementary school. All the kids except the Cowgers that is. They showed up decked out in head to toe Maroon...

Gophers Hold Annual Banquet


Sam Macken won Player of the Year, Sara Groenewegen won Pitcher of the Year, Maddie Houlihan was named Freshman of the Year and Hannah Evavold was voted Teammate of the Year.

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