Six Huskies earned medals at the recent Pan American Games for softball. Ali Aguilar and assistant coach Lance Glasoe earned gold with Team USA, Danielle Lawrie, Victoria Hayward, and Jenn Salling all earned silver with Team Canada, and Taran Alvelo earned a bronze medal with Team Puerto Rico.
The Washington Huskies added another piece to their 2020 roster, signing infielder Baylee Klingler. Klingler, a high school All-American and 2019 SEC All-Freshman honoree, joins the Huskies after transferring from Texas A&M and will be a sophomore this upcoming season. She is the fifth newcomer to sign with the Huskies, along with Jadelyn Allchin, Hannah Dardano, Kelley Lynch, and Brooke Nelson.
For the second time in the last three years, the Washington Huskies earned the NFCA Pacific Region Coaching Staff of the Year. Heather Tarr, J.T. D'Amico, Lance Glasoe, and Whitney Jones were honored as one of 11 regional staffs to win the award, spread across the country.
The 2019 season came to a close with the 3 Washington Huskies falling to the 2 UCLA Bruins in ten innings in the World Series semi-finals, losing 3-0. The second-longest postseason game in Washington history and its longest WCWS game ever was scoreless until the tenth, when a homer by UCLA's Rachel Garcia ended the game.
Behind an absolute gem from Taran Alvelo, the 3 Washington Huskies defeated the 13 Oklahoma State Cowboys 1-0 to advance to the World Series semi-finals. Alvelo tied her career high with 16 strikeouts, retiring the side in order five times and striking out the side three times.
Washington's bats were alive all day as the Huskies defeated the 7 Minnesota Golden Gophers to stay alive at the World Series on Saturday. Washington scored three runs in the first four innings then, after a three-hour delay due to lightning and rain, put two more up in the sixth for a 5-3 win.