Meaggan Pettipiece Hired as Valpo Softball Head Coach

Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Dr. Charles Small announced today the hiring of Meaggan Pettipiece as the next head coach for the Valpo softball program. Pettipiece brings over a decade of experience as a collegiate head coach, most recently at the Division I level as head coach at Akron.


Eight Valpo Softball Players Earn Scholar-Athlete Honors

Eight Valpo Softball players were honored on Monday for their work in the classroom during the 2021-22 academic year, as the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced its annual list of Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete honorees.


Amanda Eberhart Accepts Position at University of Notre Dame

Amanda Eberhart has announced that she has stepped down as the head coach of the Valparaiso University softball program to accept a position as the associate head coach at the University of Notre Dame.


Softball Adds Oregon State Transfer Morgan Flesland

The Valpo softball program has added another quality arm to its pitching staff, as head coach Amanda Eberhart announced today that left-handed pitcher Morgan Flesland has signed with the team. A native of Colbert, Wash., Flesland spent her freshman season playing for Women’s College World Series participant Oregon State.


Tatum Edwards Joins Valpo Softball Staff

Valpo Softball head coach Amanda Eberhart announced today that Tatum Edwards has joined the program as associate head coach. An All-American during her collegiate playing career who went on to play three seasons of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), Edwards comes to Valpo from Concordia University Nebraska, where she was head coach in 2022.


Softball Adds Three Incoming Freshmen for 2023 Season

Softball head coach Amanda Eberhart announced today that three more incoming freshmen have signed National Letters of Intent and will join the Valpo softball program for the 2023 season.


Pair of Beacons Named MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorees

The Valpo softball program had a pair of players recognized on Tuesday as the Missouri Valley Conference announced its softball Scholar-Athlete teams. Graduated seniors Peyton Moeder (Shawnee, Kan./Mill Valley) and Jaina Westphal (Waterford, Wis./Burlington) were both Honorable Mention Scholar-Athlete selections.


Westphal Named to MVC All-Tournament Team

Valpo softball senior shortstop Jaina Westphal (Waterford, Wis./Burlington) represented the Beacons on the Missouri Valley Conference All-Tournament Team as the MVC Tournament concluded Saturday afternoon.


Softball Comeback Effort Comes Up Short at MVC Tournament

After falling behind by seven runs in its MVC Tournament opener against Indiana State Wednesday, the Valpo softball team put together a furious comeback effort, closing to within two runs before succumbing to the Sycamores by a 9-5 final in Springfield, Mo. Valpo’s four seniors all stood out in the final game of their careers, combining for seven of the Beacons’ 10 hits, three runs scored and four RBIs.