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San Diego State softball head coach Kathy Van Wyk looks onto the field during the Aztecs' 3-0 loss to Brigham Young on Feb. 13, 2020 at the SDSU Softball Stadium.

Q&A: Van Wyk discusses pitching, head coach in-waiting

by Breven Honda, Senior Staff Writer // January 23, 2021

San Diego State softball started practice last week as it will attempt to go after its eighth Mountain West Conference championship this season.  The...

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Then-sophomore middle blocker Andrea Walker spikes the ball during the Aztecs' 3-1 win over Air Force on Nov. 14, 2019 at Peterson Gym.

Mountain West Conference releases formats to resume three sports

by Kyle Betz, Sports Editor // October 30, 2020

The Mountain West Conference unveiled a press release on Oct. 29 with guidance to resume baseball, women’s volleyball and women’s soccer next spring. Each...

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Softball head coach in waiting Stacey Nuveman Deniz adjusts her visor during the Aztecs' 3-0 win over Brigham Young on Feb. 15 at SDSU Softball Stadium.

Stacey Nuveman Deniz named softball head coach in waiting

by Amber Salas, Senior Staff Writer // June 3, 2020

San Diego State Athletics announced current softball associate head coach Stacey Nuveman Deniz as the head coach in waiting in a press release on May 28.  With...

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Junior pitcher Maggie Balint gets ready to throw her next pitcher during the Aztecs' 3-0 loss to BYU on Feb. 13 at SDSU Softball Stadium.

Aztec softball ‘heartbroken’ after NCAA cancels season

by Amber Salas, Staff Writer // March 24, 2020

It’s been almost two weeks since the Mountain West Board of Directors made the decision to cancel all remaining spring sports competitions due to concerns...

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Senior left fielder Kristen Parker reaches third base during the Aztecs' 8-1 win over Loyola Marymount on Feb. 18 at SDSU Softball Stadium. Parker ended the game with a double and two RBIs.

Softball defeats Loyola Marymount 8-1 to earn fifth straight win

by Megan Oytas, Staff Writer // February 19, 2020

San Diego State softball defeated Loyola Marymount by a score of 8-1 on Feb. 18 at SDSU Softball Stadium. LMU struck first with a run in the top of...

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Junior catcher Alizae Umi  attempts to tag a BYU baserunner at home during the Aztecs' 3-0 loss to BYU on Feb. 13 at SDSU Softball Stadium.

Softball closes out classic with back-to-back shutout wins

by Megan Oytas, Staff Writer // February 17, 2020

San Diego State softball swept its doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 15 at SDSU Softball Stadium to close out the 30th annual Campbell/Cartier Classic. The...

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Junior outfielder Alexa Schultz celebrates as she scored the walk-off run to give SDSU the 3-2 victory in the eighth inning against Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 14 at SDSU Softball Stadium.

Softball walks off to complete two-game sweep in doubleheader, Balint notches save and win

by Amber Salas, Staff Writer // February 15, 2020

San Diego State softball played a doubleheader on Friday, Feb. 14 at SDSU Softball Stadium. The Aztecs won their first game 5-4 over Southern Utah and...

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In two seasons at Oregon, Maggie Balint went 28-4 with a 1.51 ERA and 214 strikeouts against 53 walks in 185 innings.

Oregon transfer set to star in Aztecs’ pitching staff

by Amber Salas, Staff Writer // February 6, 2020

Former Oregon standout pitcher Maggie Balint is ready to step on the circle with San Diego State softball for the 2020 season. Balint put her name in...

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Junior pitcher Marissa Moreno pitches during the Aztecs 1-0 win over UC Santa Barbara on Feb. 16 at SDSU Softball Stadium.

Softball falls short in 3-1 loss to New Mexico

by Breven Honda, Staff Writer // March 16, 2019

San Diego State softball was defeated by New Mexico, 3-1 on March 15 at SDSU Softball Stadium. “Minus one inning, it was a great game,” head coach...

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Redshirt freshman MJ James pitches during the Aztecs 8-0 loss to Grand Canyon on Feb. 16 at SDSU Softball Stadium.

Softball held scoreless during 9-0 loss to Florida Gulf Coast

by Karissa Duran, Staff Writer // March 6, 2019

San Diego State softball lost to Florida Gulf Coast 9-0 on a rainy Tuesday night at the SDSU Softball Field. FGCU scored their first run in the top...

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Redshirt freshman MJ James pitches during the Aztecs 8-0 loss to Grand Canyon on Feb. 16 at SDSU Softball Stadium.

Softball splits doubleheader, falls to Grand Canyon, 8-0, in nightcap

by Karissa Duran, Staff Writer // February 17, 2019

San Diego State softball wrapped up the Campbell/Cartier Classic with an 8-0 loss against Grand Canyon 8-0 in the back end of a doubleheader on Saturday...

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Junior infielder Alicia Garcia connects for a solo home run during the Aztecs' 7-5 victory over Northern Illinois on Feb. 15 at the SDSU Softball Field.

Softball walks off in 7-5 victory over Northern Illinois

by Karissa Duran, Staff Writer // February 16, 2019

San Diego State softball came away with a 7-5 victory over Northern Illinois on Friday night at the SDSU Softball Field, following a walk-off two-run homerun...

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