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2011-12 Softball Releases

August 13, 2012
NCAA "On Campus" Features PLU's Stacey Hagensen
Stacey Hagensen, who pitched Pacific Lutheran to the 2012 NCAA Division III softball championship, is the feature subject of the NCAA's "On Campus" video production.

July 2, 2012
Hagensen Receives NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship
Pacific Lutheran University is proud to announce that senior softball pitcher Stacey Hagensen has been awarded a prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship. This scholarship entitles Hagensen to a $7,500 grant to apply toward a university or professional school of choice upon graduation from PLU.

June 26, 2012
PLU Softball Coaching Staff Earns National Honor
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Head coach Erin Van Nostrand and assistant coaches Greg Seeley, Tiffany McVay, Dena Harkovitch and Dena Slye of 2012 NCAA Division III national champion Pacific Lutheran have been named as the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III National Coaching Staff of the Year.

June 26, 2012
Stacey Hagensen Selected as NWC Woman of the Year
SEATTLE, Wash. - The Northwest Conference has selected Stacey Hagensen from Pacific Lutheran University as the NWC nominee for the 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

June 22, 2012
Lutes Softball Will Be Featured Saturday on CBS Sports
Pacific Lutheran, which won the 2012 NCAA Division III national softball championship, will be one of several teams featured in the CBS Sports NCAA spring highlight show scheduled to air at 11 a.m. this Saturday, June 23 on KIRO Channel 7.

June 20, 2012
Photos, Video From Mariners Opening Pitch Ceremony
We now have a video link from the Mariners showing the Pacific Lutheran softball team throwing out the opening pitch at the Seattle Mariners' June 10 game at Safeco Field.

June 7, 2012
PLU Softball Announces Summer Camp Dates
Girls from age 8 all the way through high school can learn softball skills from the Division III national champion Pacific Lutheran team at several camps this summer.

June 6, 2012
Hagensen Earns Prestigious Division III Honda Award
LOS ANGELES, California - Stacey Hagensen, who pitched Pacific Lutheran University to its first NCAA title in softball, has been named the Honda Sports Award Division III Player of the Year. Her selection by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards program recognizes Hagensen as the top Division III female athlete.

June 6, 2012
Softball Team to Throw Out First Pitch at Mariners Game
Pacific Lutheran won the NCAA Division III softball championship and as a result team members will be on hand this Sunday, June 10, to throw out the first pitch at the Seattle Mariners' home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Safeco Field.

May 31, 2012
Lutes Finish No. 1 in Final NFCA Division III Poll
In case you wondered, Pacific Lutheran did indeed finish No. 1 in the final National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III Top 25 national poll.

May 25, 2012
Governor Honors PLU Softball With Proclamation
You may not have known it, but Governor Christine Gregoire has proclaimed today as Pacific Lutheran University Softball Day.

May 23, 2012
Hagensen, Hatlen Named First Team Academic All-Americans
Leaders on and off the field, Pacific Lutheran softball players Stacey Hagensen and Kaaren Hatlen topped off a exciting last several days when they were named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division III First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

May 21, 2012
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.

May 20, 2012
Hall Does it Again as Lutes Need 12 to Beat Montclair
SALEM, Va. - Amanda Hall drove a one-out single through the middle of the diamond in the bottom of the 12th inning Sunday to give Pacific Lutheran a 2-1 win over Montclair State and with it a berth in the NCAA Division III Softball Championship title game on Monday.

May 19, 2012
Hall of Fame: Amanda's Homer Lifts PLU Past 'Cats
SALEM, Va. - Amanda Hall doesn't know what kind of pitch it was and doesn't remember getting around the bases, only that it went quickly and that her feet barely touched the ground.

May 19, 2012
Lutes Face Montclair State for Shot at Title Game
SALEM, Va. - Pacific Lutheran, 43-11 this season, will play Montclair State (N.J.), 44-7, at 5 p.m. (EDT) Sunday, with the winner advancing to the NCAA Division III Softball Championship title game scheduled for Monday afternoon at Moyer Complex.

May 18, 2012
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 Championships at Moyer Complex.

May 17, 2012
Hatlen, Hagensen Earn Softball All-America Honors
SALEM, Va. - Kaaren Hatlen and Stacey Hagensen were named to National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America teams as announced Thursday night at the NCAA Division III Softball Championships banquet at the Salem Civic Center.

May 17, 2012
Early Wakeup, Practice at Softball Championships
SALEM, Va. - Pacific Lutheran was on the field at the Moyer Complex for practice at 10:15 (EDT) at the Division III Softball Championships.

May 17, 2012
Lutes Softball Games to Be Streamed Live
Fans interested in viewing Pacific Lutheran's games at the NCAA Division III Softball Championship at the James A. Moyer Sports Complex in Salem, Va., can watch the games on a live video feed.

May 16, 2012
PLU Will Take a Swing at Luther in Tourney Opener
The Pacific Lutheran University softball team will take on the Luther College Norse Friday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Division III Softball Championship in Salem, Va.

May 15, 2012
Hagensen and Hatlen Earn First Team All-Region Honors
Stacey Hagensen and Kaaren Hatlen, two of the key members on the Division III Softball World Series bound Pacific Lutheran team, have earned first team All-West Region honors as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

May 14, 2012
Lutes Get it Done, Beat Tyler for 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.

May 13, 2012
PLU To Face Texas-Tyler in Regional Finale
A berth in the NCAA Division III Softball Championships World Series will be on the line when Pacific Lutheran faces tournament host Texas-Tyler in the Tyler Regional title game starting at 1:30 p.m. (CDT) on Monday.

May 13, 2012
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.

May 12, 2012
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.

May 11, 2012
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.

May 8, 2012
Regional Tournament Awaits PLU Softball Team
Pacific Lutheran makes its first NCAA Division III softball postseason appearance since 2003 when the Lutes face Huntingdon (Ala.) in a first round game of the Tyler, Texas Regional at 2 p.m. (PDT) Friday.

May 7, 2012
PLU Faces Huntingdon in NCAA Tourney Opener
Pacific Lutheran, 37-11 this season, will face Huntingdon (Ala.), 28-13, in its NCAA Division III softball regional round opener on Friday at Tyler, Texas.

May 3, 2012
Hatlen, Hagensen Earn Academic All-District Honors
Senior pitcher Stacey Hagensen (Bellevue, Wash. / Newport HS) and junior designated player Kaaren Hatlen (Woodinville, Wash. / Woodinville HS) have both been named to the Capital One Academic All-District VIII First Team.

May 1, 2012
Hagensen Heads List of Nine Lutes on All-NWC Team
Stacey Hagensen has earned Northwest Conference Pitcher of the Year honors for the second consecutive season and headlines a list of nine Pacific Lutheran players to earn 2012 All-NWC Softball Team recognition.

April 25, 2012
Lutes Headed Back To The NCAA Postseason
The Pacific Lutheran University softball team will have to wait nearly two weeks to find out where they will be heading for regional action in the NCAA Tournament.

April 22, 2012
Hagensen, Lutes Shut Out Linfield in Softball Title Game
McMINNVILLE, Ore. - Not giving the NCAA Division III national tournament selection committee an opportunity to deal out heartbreak as it did a year ago, Pacific Lutheran punched its own ticket to NCAA postseason play Sunday by winning the Northwest Conference softball tournament title at Del Smith Stadium.

April 21, 2012
Lutes Win Twice, Advance to NWC Softball Title Game
McMINNVILLE, Ore. - Pacific Lutheran won twice on Saturday, including its third win this season against No. 1-ranked Linfield, to advance to the Northwest Conference Softball Tournament title game on Sunday afternoon.

April 18, 2012
Softball Poised For NWC Postseason Tournament
The Pacific Lutheran University softball team travels to McMinnville, Ore. this weekend after earning a spot in the Northwest Conference postseason tournament.

April 15, 2012
Lutes Shut Out Loggers to End Regular Season
PARKLAND - A trio of Pacific Lutheran pitchers combined to allow only seven hits and no runs on Sunday afternoon as the Lutes swepts the visiting Puget Sound Loggers, 8-0 in five innings and 6-0, in Northwest Conference softball action at the PLU field.

April 14, 2012
Lutes Score Early and Often Against Puget Sound
TACOMA - Pacific Lutheran scored early and often in both games Saturday and made quick work of sweeping Puget Sound in Northwest Conference softball action at Logger Field. PLU won a pair of five-inning run-rule games by 12-0 and 18-4 scores.

April 11, 2012
Hall, Hagensen Earn Conference Softball Honors
Amanda Hall and Stacey Hagensen have earned Northwest Conference softball player and pitcher of the week honors for their performances in leading Pacific Lutheran to a pair of doubleheader sweeps last weekend.

April 11, 2012
No. 5 Lutes Wrap Up Regular Season This Weekend
The Pacific Lutheran University softball team wraps up its regular season this weekend with home-and-home double headers against the University of Puget Sound.

April 10, 2012
Two Very Different Games But Same Results for PLU
PARKLAND - Pacific Lutheran used strong pitching and defense in the opening game and an 11-hit offensive attack in the second contest Tuesday to sweep a Northwest Conference softball doubleheader from the visiting Willamette Bearcats at the PLU softball field.

April 9, 2012
PLU Begins Busy Week Against Willamette
The Pacific Lutheran University softball team hosts the Willamette University Bearcats in a double header Tuesday afternoon in Parkland.

April 7, 2012
Hagensen Throws No-No as Lutes Sweep Pioneers
PORTLAND, Ore. - Stacey Hagensen threw a six-inning no-hitter in the opening game and Leah Butters added a three-hit shutout in Sunday's second contest as Pacific Lutheran swept aside Lewis & Clark in a Northwest Conference softball doubleheader played at Huston Sports Complex.

April 6, 2012
Lutes Take Two Run-Rule Wins From Pacific
FOREST GROVE - Shaking off the effects of two disappointing home losses to No. 1-ranked Linfield last Sunday, Pacific Lutheran swept the Pacific Boxers in a Northwest Conference softball doubleheader played Friday at Sherman/Larkins Stadium.

April 5, 2012
No. 6 Lutes Head South For Big Weekend
The Pacific Lutheran University softball team travels to Oregon this weekend as the Lutes face off against Pacific University and Lewis & Clark College.

April 3, 2012
PLU Will Play Willamette in Softball on April 10
Pacific Lutheran softball head coach Erin Van Nostrand has announced that the Lutes will host Willamette in a Northwest Conference doubleheader on Tuesday, April 10, with the first game scheduled to start at 2 p.m.

April 1, 2012
Linfield Sweeps Lutes to Take Over NWC Softball Lead
PARKLAND - Linfield took a firm hold on the Northwest Conference softball lead Sunday by sweeping a doubleheader from Pacific Lutheran, 7-6 and 10-2 in five innings, at the PLU softball field.

March 31, 2012
Rain Washes Out Softball Twinbill Versus Willamette
Recent heavy rain, plus a forecast that calls for more of the same, has led to a postponement of today's Northwest Conference softball doubleheader between Pacific Lutheran and visiting Willamette. A makeup date has not yet been set.

March 29, 2012
PLU Ends Texas Road Trip With Split at Tyler
TYLER, Texas - Pacific Lutheran rallied to win the eight-inning first game, 3-2, before host Texas-Tyler collected a 7-0 victory in the second contest as the Lutes ended their Texas road trip with an 8-2 record.

March 28, 2012
LeTourneau Rally Earns Softball Split With Lutes
LONGVIEW, Texas - Pacific Lutheran pounded out a 13-4 victory in the opener, but host LeTourneau put together a four-run rally in the second game to earn a 9-8 win as the teams split a Wednesday doubleheader at LETU Softball Field.

March 27, 2012
Another Sweeps Makes PLU 6-0 On Texas Trip
MARSHALL, Texas - Stacey Hagensen notched her third consecutive shutout in the opening game and then threw just one pitch to get a save in the second contest as Pacific Lutheran swept East Texas Baptist, 4-0 and 3-2, in non-conference softball action at ETBU's Taylor Field.

March 26, 2012
Two More Shutouts for PLU Softball in Texas
TYLER, Texas - Pacific Lutheran has played the first four games of its 10-game spring break swing through Texas and the Lutes have yet to allow a run after Monday's sweep of Mary Hardin-Baylor, 4-0 and 6-0, at the Texas-Tyler softball field.

March 24, 2012
PLU Opens Texas Trip With Sweep of Hardin-Simmons
ABILENE, Texas - Pacific Lutheran opened an important 10-game Texas road trip Saturday with a doubleheader sweep of Hardin-Simmons at Ellis Field. The Lutes won by 1-0 and 8-0 scores.

March 21, 2012
Loaded Schedule Ahead For Softball
In an attempt to bolster the program's strength of schedule in hopes of securing at the very least a berth in the NCAA tournament, Pacific Lutheran hits the road to play 10 games in six days deep in the heart of Texas.

March 18, 2012
Offensive Woes Plague Lutes in Split With Bruins
NEWBERG, Ore. - A weekend-long offensive power outage finally proved too much for Pacific Lutheran to overcome on Sunday as the Lutes split a Northwest Conference softball doubleheader with host George Fox.

March 17, 2012
Bruins Make it Tough, But PLU Softball Prevails
NEWBERG, Ore. - Pacific Lutheran, a newly minted member of the Division III Top 25 national poll at the No. 7 position, found a target on its back on Saturday but still came out on top with a Northwest Conference doubleheader sweep of the host George Fox Bruins.

March 14, 2012
Hatlen Named Division III National Player of the Week
Kaaren Hatlen played a key role as Pacific Lutheran swept Willamette and No. 1 -ranked Linfield on the road last weekend, and as a result the Lutes' junior pitcher/designated player has earned Louisville Slugger Division III National Player of the Week recognition for games played March 5-11.

March 14, 2012
PLU Ranked 7th in Latest Division III Softball Poll
Pacific Lutheran's two road victories over previously No. 1-ranked and defending national champion Linfield College have gotten the attention of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III ranking committee, which voted PLU seventh in this week's national poll.

March 13, 2012
Dual Northwest Conference Honors for Hatlen
Junior Kaaren Hatlen has earned dual Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week honors for her play in Pacific Lutheran's weekend sweeps of Willamette University and Linfield College.

March 12, 2012
Softball Looks To Continue Momentum In Oregon
After sweeping Willamette University and defending national champion Linfield College in back-to-back days, the Pacific Lutheran University softball team returns to Oregon this weekend for a four-game series with George Fox University.

March 11, 2012
Huge Statement! Lutes Sweep Aside No. 1 Linfield
McMINNVILLE, Ore. - They are what you might call a couple of huge statement wins.

March 10, 2012
Lutes Softball Gets Two More Conference Victories
SALEM, Ore. - Pacific Lutheran scored the winning run in the sixth inning of the first game and bashed 15 hits in the second contest Saturday afternoon to sweep host Willamette, 4-3 and 7-3, in Northwest Conference softball action.

March 5, 2012
Softball Poised For Big Weekend On The Road
The Pacific Lutheran University softball team hits the road for the first time in Northwest Conference play as the Lutes travel to Oregon to take on the Willamette University Bearcats and defending national champion Linfield College.

March 4, 2012
Lutes Settle for Softball Split With Whitworth
PARKLAND - After being shut out for 16 consecutive innings through the first three games of a four-game Northwest Conference softball series with Pacific Lutheran, Whitworth put some crooked numbers on the board Sunday and as a result split a doubleheader with the Lutes at the PLU field.

March 3, 2012
PLU Offense, Pitching and Defense = Two Big Wins
PARKLAND - Pacific Lutheran put it all together against visiting Whitworth on Saturday afternoon, rolling up 12-0 and 14-0 victories in a pair of five-inning Northwest Conference softball games played at the PLU field.

February 29, 2012
Hot-Hitting Lutes Host Whitworth This Weekend
The Pacific Lutheran University softball team hosts Whitworth University as the Lutes and Pirates are set for four games in Parkland.

February 28, 2012
Hagensen Earns NWC Pitcher of the Week Honor
Stacey Hagensen won her two starts and also picked up a save in her one relief appearance last weekend and as a result has been honored by the Northwest Conference.

February 26, 2012
PLU Sweeps Pacific, Opens NWC Perfect After Four
PARKLAND, Wash. - Stacey Hagensen picked up a victory in the opening game and a save in Sunday's second contest as Pacific Lutheran swept a Northwest Conference softball doubleheader from the Pacific Boxers at the PLU softball field.

February 25, 2012
Lutes Warm to NWC Season With Sweep of Pioneers
PARKLAND, Wash. – Pacific Lutheran opened Northwest Conference softball play on a cold and blustery Saturday afternoon with a pair of run-rule victories over the Lewis & Clark Pioneers.

February 22, 2012
Softball Ready To Open NWC Schedule
The Pacific Lutheran University softball team opens its Northwest Conference schedule this weekend with four games.

February 7, 2012
PLU Finishes Hawaii Trip With Twinbill Split
LAIE, Hawaii - Kaaren Hatlen pitched a shutout in the opener, but Pacific Lutheran gave up the winning run in the ninth inning of the second game Monday as the Lutes split a non-conference softball doubleheader with the BYU-Hawaii Seasiders.

February 4, 2012
Hawai'i Pacific Sweeps Softball Doubleheader
KANEOHE, Hawaii - Hawai'i Pacific got a strong pitching performance in the opener and scored the winning run in the seventh inning of the second game as it swept Pacific Lutheran in a non-conference softball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon.

February 3, 2012
Lutes Split Season-Opening Twinbill With Chaminade
OAHU, Hawaii - Pacific Lutheran opened the 2012 softball season on Friday by splitting a non-conference doubleheader with the host Chaminade Silverswords at Central Oahu Regional Park. PLU won the opener 9-1 in five innings before dropping the second contest, 6-5.

February 2, 2012
It's Already Softball Season: Lutes Open in Hawaii
While the university recovers from a recent snow and ice storm that damaged several buildings and more than 100 trees, the Pacific Lutheran softball team will open its 2012 season with three doubleheaders in Hawaii.

January 30, 2012
NWC Softball Coaches Think PLU Will Be Second Best
Defending national champion Linfield College is the choice of Northwest Conference softball coaches to win its ninth straight conference championship in 2012, but those same coaches think Pacific Lutheran could give the Wildcats a serious challenge.

October 18, 2011
Weeklys Return to PLU for Softball Alumni Game
Ralph and Karen Weekly, co-head coaches at the University of Tennessee and major players in the growth of Lutes softball, returned to Pacific Lutheran University for the annual alumni game.