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  1. College softball: ESPN's second team All-America selections

    Graham Hays

    As part of our look at the 2011 season, Graham Hays honors the nation's best players

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2011
  2. College softball: Answering the five biggest preseason questions

    Graham Hays

    From UCLA's chances at repeating as champions to the impact of offseason rules changes to the players to watch this season, Graham Hays answers the five biggest questions heading into the 2011 softball season.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2011
  3. Hays: UMass ace Plourde plows through opposing lineups

    Graham Hays

    HAMDEN, Conn. -- As you listened to Massachusetts coach Elaine Sortino talk about the general evolution of pitcher Sara Plourde this season, it sounded like the sophomore ace must have had a rough day at the office during Tuesday's game against Quinn...

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2010
  4. NCAA Softball: Five burning questions

    Graham Hays

    1. Is the Pac-10 stronger than ever? When Florida and Alabama opened last season atop the polls, the question of the moment was whether the SEC had caught the Pac-10 as the sport's pre-eminent power base. By the time Washington finished celebratin...

    Blog | Conversation | February 11, 2010
  5. Women's College World Series: Florida Gators' Stacey Nelson has a...

    Graham Hays

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Stacey Nelson and Danielle Lawrie proved throughout the season that they are the two best pitchers in the country. It's not revisionist history to separate them from the crowd of would-be contenders now that they're squaring off for ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 01, 2009
  6. Women's College World Series: Georgia Bulldogs win record-setting...

    Graham Hays

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Populated by parents, friends and other insiders of the teams on the field, there are two sections of seats at Hall of Fame Stadium in which fans stand up during games with some regularity. But when the other 8,000 people on hand ris...

    Blog | Conversation | May 31, 2009
  7. NCAA softball tournament: Jenn Salling gives the Washington Huski...

    Graham Hays

    It's taken Jenn Salling a long time to get to Washington, but the detours were worth the wait. Salling is boosting the 3-seed Huskies in the NCAA tournament.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2009
  8. NCAA softball tournament: UMass Minutewomen seniors look to defea...

    Graham Hays

    Massachusetts' seniors remember their last trip to a super regional -- especially their fall just outs away from the Women's College World Series. Four years later, they're looking for another shot.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2009
  9. UMass softball's ever-improving power: defense

    Graham Hays

    During a game last week against Boston University, Massachusetts junior Sarah Reeves dug in at the plate to lead off the bottom of the second in what was still a scoreless tie. But as she readied herself with her back to her dugout on the first-base ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 21, 2009
  10. Stanford's Hansen holds true to hype

    Graham Hays

    SAN DIEGO -- If you want to assign blame for the prevalence of hype in our modern world, there is plenty fairly handed out to those of us who persistently peddle it. But save a little for enablers such as Stanford freshman Ashley Hansen. Because so...

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2009
  11. Softball preseason No. 17: UMass

    Graham Hays

    Next up in the softball preseason top 20 is No. 17, a number worn by New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress. And after the way Burress' saga unfolded (constantly and often loudly) on television, radio and internet throughout the latter half of...

    Blog | Conversation | January 14, 2009
  12. UMass senior finding new ways to lead Minutewomen

    Graham Hays

    Stacy Cullington is one of only two seniors on a UMass team that is a dark-horse candidate for the WCWS. But after tearing a ligament in her thumb mere weeks before the NCAA regionals, Cullington is finding a new way to lead her team to Oklahoma City.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2008
  13. Not all softball success defined by wins, losses

    Graham Hays

    After battling concussion-related problems for three years, Jackie Teman finally returned to UMass' roster for her senior year.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2007
  14. Oklahoma stays poised amid first-round obstacles

    Graham Hays

    After a weekend of wet fields, frigid wind chills and tough competition, No. 3 seed Oklahoma survived the Amherst Regional to advance.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2007
  15. UMass assistant coach brings generations of experience

    Graham Hays

    Jessica Merchant was a former All-American and WCWS champion at Michigan. Now the former all-star is bringing generations of experience to Massachusetts.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2007
  16. Young UMass squad struggling to meet expectations

    Graham Hays

    After a stellar 2006 campaign, experts predicted a similar showing from UMass in '07. After a slow start, the Minutewomen are working toward meeting those expectations.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2007