Wichita State opens American Athletic Conference play this weekend against ECU at Wilkins Stadium. Assistant coach Elizabeth Economon joins the podcast to discuss the team’s 17-4 start, wins over Iowa State and Oklahoma State and the performance of several Shocker freshmen. We talk about Neleigh Herring’s journey to the top of the conference batting list, how coaches can control for work ethic while recruiting and why Economon doesn’t use her two conference MVP’s as Truman State shortstop as a trump card around the softball office.
Wichita State softball pitching coach Ryne Stefankiewicz discusses the Shocker mood entering the conference tournament, Erin McDonald’s rise and Caitlin Bingham’s roller-coaster season.
Wichita State softball pitching coach Ryne Stefankiewicz discusses the staff as the Shockers prepare for fall scrimmages. Ace Bailey Lange is back after a strong final month of the 2018 season. Coaches are searching for a No. 2 starter.
Senior associate athletic director Becky Endicott joins the podcast to talk about landmark year for Wichita State women’s teams – an American Athletic Conference title for volleyball, NCAA appearances for tennis and softball and more. She discusses changes coming to the American volleyball schedule and the addition of a post-season tournament and how membership in the conference is changing how Wichita State evaluates its facilities and programs. She talks about her favorite trip in the new conference and how travel changed for Shocker teams.
Voice of Wichita State softball Steve Strain joins the podcast to talk about the American Athletic Conference race and the next two weeks for the Shockers. What sparked Wichita State’s four-game win streak that moved it into contention? How did a tough non-conference schedule help the Shockers? He puts senior Mackenzie Wright’s career into perspective and talks about the offensive improvement throughout the order.