Softball

Sophomore Taylor Turner. photo by Rich Dworkis

The Bellevue Softball program is coming off a strong 2014 season where we posted a 28-15 overall record and a 16-4 region record to finish 2nd in the North Region and earn our 11th straight NWAC Championship berth. In 2014, we spent entire year ranked in the NWAC’s. The softball program won North Region titles in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2006 and 2005 (the first region title in school history) and placed second in 2014, 2010 and 2007.

During our first ten years coaching this program, we have posted a record of 359-93 (a .794 winning percentage) and have had a number of all-league players including having five first team and three second team selections in 2014, including the North Region Pitcher of the Year. We have also had a number of NWAACC All-Americans; Autumn Isaacson in 2013, Autumn Isaacson and Haylee Baker in 2012, Tobey Varney, Kristen Allen and Rogin Hardy were winners of the award in 2011, Tobey Varney won the award in 2011 and 2010, Erica Addison, Dawn Norcross and Korri Heidemann were winners of the award in 2008 and Caitlin Storkson won the award in both 2006 and 2005.

We are very excited about the future of the program and with a great group of returners and newcomers, look forward to building on last season’s success!

Our goal as a staff is to provide our players – the softball student athletes at Bellevue – with a college experience that offers them the support and knowledge to help them become better students, better athletes and better citizens; to provides them the support and knowledge to make the transition from high school to a 4-year college or university as well as to provide them with a top-notch program that they can participate at for 2 years. To learn from each other, to work hard, and to enjoy the entire experience! We are dedicated to keeping Bellevue one of elite community college softball programs in the Pacific Northwest and we believe we have the ambition, desire, background and knowledge to make this happen!

We are very excited to have a chance to work with quality student-athletes at Bellevue College and are dedicated to providing them with a fundamental background that will help make them successful at this level and the next! We expect our athletes to give 100% at all times in the classroom and on the ballfield and we are committed to giving them the support to help make them successful. Above all we will strive to make this an experience that our players will enjoy and have fun with!
Leah Francis – Head Softball Coach
Danielle Orvella – Assistant Softball Coach
Sarah Hyatt – Assistant Softball Coach

If you have any questions about the softball program here at Bellevue College, please do not hesitate to contact Leah Francis, Head Softball Coach at leah.francis@bellevuecollege.edu.