Hard to believe but we’re now into December and are speeding towards the end of another calendar year!
Two weeks from Tuesday we’ll begin looking at the top stories of the year in softball as we kickoff our retrospective look on December 17th starting with story #15 and finish on Tuesday, December 31st (New Year’s Eve) with the #1 story of the year.
We would love to get YOUR opinion on what you think will have been the most impactful, surprising, shocking, inspiring, funny or interesting stories going this year--from January 1, 2019 through the end of this month—in fastpitch softball.
We already did our Top 10 Stories of the 2019 Summer and will include some of these in our year-end count-down.
Overall, do you think this year’s #1 story was the impact of the Transfer Portal? The USA Olympic Team being chosen? Softball being kept out of the 2024 Paris Olympics? UCLA reclaiming its spot atop the college world? The sudden and painful loss of Coach Mark Campbell in the softball world?
Or was it something else?
For comparison, here were our...
2018 Top 15 Stories of the Year:
- #15… Alexia Carrasquillo: The Shot Heard Round the Recruiting World
- #14… Ashley Rogers Overcomes Tragedy to Become National Player of the Year
- #13… High School Senior Sydney Supple Approaching $100K To Build Hometown Field of Dreams
- #12… NFCA’s StrikeOut Cancer Initiative Provides Unity & Half Million-Plus For Research
- #11… There’s Rage in Them Cajuns…. Michael Lotief Firing at ULL Sparks Pushback from Coach & Players
- #10… Controversy at TC/USA Nationals As Championship Team Disqualified
- #9… Mike Stith Wins Club Title & Pro Championship In Same Season
- #8… Team USA Looks Unstoppable Heading Towards 2020 Olympics
- #7… The South Shall Rise Again (Is The West No Longer The Dominant Region?)
- #6… On-Campus Shootings; The Softball World Also Affected
- #5… MSU’s Alex Wilcox Cancer Death Sparks Movement of Support
- #4… Jesse Warren-Led Florida State Makes National Splash
- #3… DI Transfer Mania--Even All-Americans on The Move
- #2… College Coaching Carousel
- #1… Early Recruiting Rules Changes Everything
Let us know your thoughts by emailing your opinions and ideas of the best of 2019 to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Sunday, December 15 @ 5 pm EST.
Finally, any good stories we missed? Even if yours doesn’t make our Top 15 list, we could still do a feature on it! Send any ideas to: email@example.com.