Pacific Lutheran University Softball Day
Governor’s declaration makes it official
With a stroke of her pen on Thursday, Gov. Christine Gregoire declared Friday, May 25, as “Pacific Lutheran University Softball Day” in the State of Washington. The proclamation congratulated the entire team, noting that in finishing with a 45-11 season, the team logged the most wins in a single season in the program’s history.
Stacey Hagensen ’12 received a call out in the proclamation for her Most Oustanding Player Awards and Hagensen and Kaaren Hatlen also received props for All-American honors for their play on the field, and Academic All American First Team recognition for their work in the classroom.
The team won the national championship against Linfield on Monday, and the PLU community welcomed them home with a celebration on Tuesday. During the celebration, President Loren. J. Anderson congratulated the team for being top-notch athletes and scholars both. To view the proclamation, click here.
Welcome Home Champions!
Lutes win national championship
Hagensen leads Lutes to NCAA softball championship
SALEM, Va. – It was Stacey Hagensen’s moment to shine, and the senior pitcher who had carried Pacific Lutheran to the NCAA Division III Softball Championship title game on Monday afternoon shone as bright as the sun in the Virginia sky. READ MORE
Hall does it again as Lutes need 12 to beat Montclair
Lutes beat Linfield off Hall’s power
Hall of Fame: Amanda’s homer lifts PLU past ‘Cats
Hagensen leads Lutes past Luther in NCAA opener
SALEM, Va. – Stacey Hagensen gave herself the perfect birthday present, and her Pacific Lutheran teammates gift-wrapped eight-hit offensive support as the Lutes beat Luther, 8-0, on Friday afternoon in an opening round game at the NCAA Division III Softball Championship at Moyer Complex. READ MORE
Lutes win regional advance to national tournament
After sweeping through the regional final, concluding with a 4-0 win against UT Tyler, the Lutes will play in the NCAA Division III National Softball Championship. PLU faces Luther College in their first game at 10:30 a.m. PST Friday, May 18.
The team is led by head coach Erin Van Nostrand.
This year’s team has established a new PLU record for victories in a season with 41 and won the Northwest Conference tournament title, on its way to winning the Tyler Regional title game and heading to the Division III Softball World Series.
This is the Lutes first trip to the softball national championships since 2002. Several Lutes made the all tournament team for the Tyler Regional, including tournament Most Valuable Player Stacey Hagensen ’12. Also on the All-tournament team are first baseman Amanda Hall ’13, designated hitter Kaaren Hatlen ’13 and outfielder Montessa Califano ’13. Hagensen struck out seven on her way to throwing a four-hit shutout in the regional title game.
2012 PLU Softball team
Road through regionals, on to national championship tournament
Lutes beat Huntingdon in regional tourney opener
TYLER, Texas – Stacey Hagensen threw a one-hitter and Kaaren Hatlen drove in three runs with a double and home run Friday to lead Pacific Lutheran to an 8-0 five-inning victory over Huntington (Ala.) in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Softball Championships Tyler Regional. READ MORE
Lutes find a way, beat Redlands in eight innings
TYLER, Texas – Pacific Lutheran needed eight innings to continue its advancement through the winners bracket of the NCAA Division III softball regional tournament here on Saturday afternoon, beating Redlands, 2-1, at UT-Tyler Ballpark. READ MORE
Lutes advance to regional tournament title game
TYLER, Texas – Pacific Lutheran advanced to the title game at the NCAA Division III Softball Championships Tyler Regional by defeating Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 5-1, on a sunny Sunday afternoon at the UT-Tyler Ballpark. READ MORE
Lutes get it done, beat Tyler in regional championship
TYLER, Texas – Tournament Most Valuable Player Stacey Hagensen threw a four-hit shutout as Pacific Lutheran defeated Texas-Tyler, 4-0, to win the Tyler Regional and earn a spot in the NCAA Division III Softball World Series. READ MORE