Fresno State softball is sponsoring Strikeout Cancer this weekend against Boise State.
Fresno Softball Action Pictures, October 2013. Photos by Geoff Thurner, Copyright 2013.
Carly Wynn returns for her second season as an assistant coach with Fresno State after spending the previous two seasons as a coach at her alma mater and former ACC champion Florida State.
The former professional player and All-ACC honoree works specifically with the Bulldogs' outfielders, slappers, short game and base running. Off the field, she helps coordinate the team's equipment and community service projects, and assists with recruiting, camps and other administrative duties.
In her first season in the Valley, she helped lead the 'Dogs to a 30-24 overall mark in 2013 and a second-place tie in the Mountain West with an 11-7 MW record.
In NCAA categories, Fresno State stood proudly among the national leaders in triples (12th, 0.31 per game), fielding (24th, .971) and stolen bases (29th, 1.61 p/g).
Outfielder Brenna Moss topped the nation in triples per game (0.18) and ranked top 100 in stolen bases (15th, 0.67 p/g) and toughest to strike out (72nd, 1:16.3 at-bats), as did infielder Maria Sio (sacrifice hits, fourth, 0.35 p/g) and outfielder Michelle Solomon (triples, 95th, 3).
Among MW rolls, the team was also easy to spot as it led categories in fielding (.971) and stolen bases (1.61 p/g), and stood second in triples (0.31 p/g), while individual MW season leaders included Moss (triples, stolen bases) and Sio (sacrifice hits).
Team-wise, the 'Dogs the team shattered the school season stolen base record in '13 with 87 swipes, while Moss easily reset the individual all-time best with 34 thefts.
At season's end, Fresno State celebrated a league-leading four All-MW selections by Moss, pitcher Jill Compton, catcher Paige Gumz and infielder Vonnie Martin.
The team's hard work off the field was equally recognized with nine MW All-Academic nods Stesha Brazil, Harris, Taylor Langdon, Martin, Kelly Megee, Moss, Brooke Ortiz, Runge and Whitney Smith) and one Academic All-District selection (Runge).
Before joining the distinguished Bulldog program, Wynn served as a graduate assistant and volunteer assistant for the Seminoles from 2010-12, and assisted with the program's offense, defense and camps.
Prior to joining the 'Noles' coaching staff , Wynn spent a season playing in the National Professional Fastpitch league for the Tennessee Diamonds.
As a player, the three-time team captain helped Florida State to four straight NCAA Tournament trips. A three-time All-ACC outfielder, she sported the highest batting average (.378) under the current coaching staff and still ranks top 10 in eight of 10 squad's all-time offensive categories.
In the classroom her excellence was equally recognized as a two-time Academic All-ACC and Academic All-America honoree.
A native of Sharpsburg, Ga., Wynn graduated from Florida State in May of 2010 with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and in December of 2011 with a master's degree in Sport Management.