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University  Longwood University
Location  Farmville, VA
Conference  Big South
Nickname  Lancers
Longwood Lancers softball
Head coach  Kathy Riley (19th year)
Home stadium  Lancer Field (Capacity: 300)

The Longwood Lancers softball team is the college softball team which represents Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. The school's team currently competes in the Big South Conference, having done so since the 2013 season. They have been led since 1998 by Kathy Riley.

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History

The softball team was first fielded in 1981. They were members of Division II through the 2004 season, when they (along with other Longwood Lancers teams) began a transition to Division I. They previously competed in the Division II Carolinas–Virginia Athletic Conference from 1996 through 2003; in their final two seasons in CVAC, they won the tournament championship, as well as the 2003 regular season championship, and competed in the NCAA Division II Softball Championship each year.

In their first season of membership in the Big South Conference, Longwood won the tournament championship. Two years later, they repeated the feat, in addition winning their first Big South regular season championship, and their first NCAA Division I Softball Championship victory, beating Virginia Tech. The following year, they again repeated as regular season and tournament champions; in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, the Lancers advanced to the regional finals, where they fell to James Madison.

NCAA Division I tournament results

The Lancers have appeared in the NCAA Division I Softball Championship three times. Their record is 3–6.

NCAA Division II tournament results

The Lancers appeared in the NCAA Division II Softball Championship twice, in 2002 and 2003. Their record is 2–4.

References

Longwood Lancers softball Wikipedia


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