Former McNeese softball All-American and Olympian Erika Piancastelli is one of the 56 best players in the world that will make up Athletes Unlimited, a newly formed professional softball league. Besides Piancastelli who have signed to play are AJ Andrews, Kelly Barnhill, Kylan Becker, Jessica Burroughs, Caleigh Clifton, Amanda Chidester, Emily Cran...

She rewrote the record books and redefined the program as a student-athlete. Now all-American and Tiger softball standout Emily Carosone returns to Auburn to take on a new challenge as an assistant coach for the program. Head coach Mickey Dean announced the hiring on Wednesday. Carosone will primarily work with the infielders and catchers. She will...

To recognize some of the athletes who never got a chance to take the field this spring, we're putting the spotlight on the softball field, highlighting and introducing one player each day with a questionnaire. Next up is Valhalla's senior shortstop, Christina Ferrara, who's been a member of the varsity team since eighth grade. Christina Ferrara Sch...

The coronavirus took the game away from Lisa Birocci Banse in early March. The Des Moines native had flown to Guatemala from her home in State College, Pennsylvania, to play in leagues there. The Iowa softball legend is a member of the Italian Olympic national team. “I wanted to pitch some games and get some live at-bats,” Banse said. The virus had...

Team Italy softball captain Erika Piancastelli is featured with USA Track and Field stars Kendra Chambers and Adam Durham as well as Louisiana State University Volleyball standout Sydney Mukes in Athletes for Hope At Home Workouts for Kids Volume 2 on YouTube. The video clip is nearly nine minutes in length. After short introductions from all the a...

With the Team Italy women's softball squad heading to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, the Italian softball revolution has just begun. In order to compete at a higher level than the European standard, more Italian women than ever from both sides of the Atlantic are playing at U.S. colleges and high schools. Starting every game in the Europe-Africa Olymp...

Please join us for a meet-and-greet at Amici House in Little Italy as we host a reception for Team Italy and offer our congratulations to the squad for securing its ticket to the 2020 Olympic Games! You can read more about the team here. Refreshments and heavy appetizers will be served. Please be sure to register so we know you are attending.After...

Former McNeese All-American Erika Piancastelli reached one of her lifelong goals last weekend by helping her Italian National team qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after defeating Great Britain5-0 at the WBSC Softball Europe/Africa Qualifier in Utrecht’s, Netherlands. “It still hasn’t hit me yet, it doesn’t feel real,” Piancastelli said. “...