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  1. espnW -- A whole new ballgame for Stanford Cardinal freshman outf...

    Graham Hays

    Stanford freshman Bessie Noll took an unusual path to Division I softball. After years of playing little league baseball in Japan, she came to America seeking greater opportunity and the camaraderie that sprouts from playing with 18 other women.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2014
  2. Freshman pitchers Hoover & Schreyer find success -espnW

    Graham Hays

    Stanford is out to prove that Carley Hoover plus Madi Schreyer plus four years of pitching opportunity will add up to a first national softball title for the Cardinal.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2014
  3. Softball opens the whole world for Alissa Haber

    Graham Hays

    Former Team USA standout Alissa Haber gave up the game she loved to explore the world beyond a softball diamond, but found the sport is still shaping her life, even an ocean away from home.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2012
  4. NCAA softball tournament -- End of Stanford Cardinal season will ...

    Graham Hays

    With no Olympics in sight, Stanford's standout shortstop, Ashley Hansen, is opting to walk away from softball and jump into her career at a technology firm in Silicon Valley.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2012
  5. Is a trip to the Women's College World Series in the Stanford Car...

    Graham Hays

    Editor's note: Graham Hays is counting down to the start of the 2011 college softball season with a look at each of the teams in his top 20. Check back daily for updates. No. 19 Stanford Last year: 37-19, lost in Stanford regional Who returns: S...

    Blog | Conversation | January 18, 2011
  6. Graham Hays: Preview of the top 20 NCAA preseason softball teams

    Graham Hays

    With the season's opening games less than two weeks away, it's time to take a quick tour -- two by two this year -- through some of the best teams out there. No. 9 Stanford It's not easy to fly under the radar as a freshman at Stanford. Last year b...

    Blog | Conversation | February 06, 2010
  7. NCAA softball tournament: Breakdowns of the eight super regionals...

    Graham Hays

    From the advantages in the circle to the plate to the X factors in each matchup, we've got the breakdown of this week's eight NCAA softball super regionals.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2009
  8. Graham Hays' five burning questions for softball super regionals

    Graham Hays

    Graham Hays asks and answers the five most burning questions ahead of the NCAA softball tournament's super regionals.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2009
  9. NCAA softball tournament: Regional previews

    Graham Hays

    The NCAA softball tournament starts on Thursday. Graham Hays breaks down the favorites, danger teams and long shots in each regional ahead of the action.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 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. 5: Northwestern

    Graham Hays

    And then there were five in the preseason top 20, like the number of rings in the Olympic symbol (spoiler alert: foreshadowing). 5. Northwestern Last season: 40-16 (Lost to Arizona State in the Tempe Super Regional) Preseason talking point: There...

    Blog | Conversation | January 30, 2009
  12. Softball preseason No. 8: Stanford

    Graham Hays

    What better team to fill the eighth position in the preseason top 20 than a school founded in 1885 that sits on 8,180 acres and plays in a softball conference with eight teams? Hey, it was that or a joke about Fibonacci numbers. Although come to th...

    Blog | Conversation | January 27, 2009
  13. Statistics paint softball super regional road map

    Graham Hays

    The statistical record of a season is valuable in projecting which players and teams are most likely to be in position to make big plays and excel in those special moments, writes Graham Hays.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2006