FORT COLLINS, CO – The steady outreach from Postseason WNIT officials to hundreds of NCAA D-I women’s basketball programs throughout the 2021-22 season will reach its conclusion late on March 13, when the tournament will announce its 64-team field after the NCAA Tournament makes its selections earlier that evening.
Officials with the Postseason WNIT will release the 64-team field after the NCAA Tournament bracket is fully released on Sunday, March 13, approximately 9 p.m. ET. Locations, matchups and start times for WNIT Round 1 games and the full bracket will be announced by 2 p.m. ET on Monday, March 14. Games are played at individual schools.
Here's the schedule for the 2022 event:
Selection - Sunday, March 13
Round 1 - March 16-18
Round 2 - March 19-22
Round 3 - March 23-26
Quarterfinals - March 26-28
Semifinals - March 30-31
Championship - Saturday, April 2 (broadcast by CBS Sports Network)
This year’s event marks the return of the standard 64-team field. In 2021, the tournament was held at four separate regionals – in the championship game, Rice defeated Ole Miss, 71-58, in Memphis, TN.
Follow all the action of the 2022 Postseason WNIT at www.womensnit.com and @WomensNIT
Triple Crown comes to Myrtle Beach, 12u-14u runs July 20-24
We’ve taken a look at the Who’s Coming list for the first session (12u and 14u) of our 2022 TC East Coast Summer Nationals and are BLOWN AWAY by the mix of programs heading to Myrtle Beach, SC, from July 20-24.
Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia – it’s a staggering mix of locations and competitive fire that will make the 13th annual event a shining highlight for anyone’s fastpitch season.
Get there in time for our Opening Ceremonies on July 19, the same day as our 14u Grand Strand Camp powered by the coaching staff of the Coastal Carolina softball program. Then, dig in for a five-game guarantee and a memorable tournament journey. Get connected TODAY to register or carve a spot on our penciled list!
College camps, all-star, all-academic games fill the menu
Terrific competition awaits the 1,000 teams heading to the Colorado 4th of July fastpitch event, but players can do even more to sharpen their skills by registering for one of our college camps or our many showcase game opportunities.
Three sessions with 31 different camps are in play for College Camp Sunday, June 26 at the Aurora Sports Park. Each camper gets a four-hour window to get shoulder-to-shoulder with accomplished coaches from DI powerhouses to high academic programs through JUCO strongholds and everything in between. It’s a wide range of athletic and academic profiles to consider, so scope the list and get registered before you miss out!
We follow that up with Elite College Camp Monday, from 8 a.m.-noon on June 27 at the same location (Note: Florida State camp is 5-9 p.m.). We feature 11 high-achieving NCAA DI programs that will put you under the microscope, offering support and encouragement as well as a critical eye to guide you toward improvement.
Sprinkled throughout the 4th of July event are SHOWCASE GAMES watched carefully by college coaches who are looking to fill the holes in their roster. These are broken down into specific age groups, along with a cluster of games that cater to high-academic college settings. All of them are coached on the field by NAIA/JUCO coaches contracted by TCS.
Players can count on dedicated innings at their primary position, and a chance to make new friends going through the same experiences, with hundreds of college programs on location.
The All-Academic Showcase games are comprised of 2022, 2023 and 2024 graduates who are academically successful. These games are designed for players seeking to be recruited by high-academic universities and colleges. Players invited to these games provide an application and an unofficial transcript.
The trip to Colorado 4th of July is not only a blast in the moment – it can lead you to relationships and personal growth that make a difference for years to come!
Triple Crown Volleyball invites you to make a return trip to our West Coast Invitational event, slated for June 3-5 at the Mountain American Expo Center in Sandy, UT, about 25 minutes south of Salt Lake City.
We welcome ages 12u through 18u with a seven-match guarantee. Get there early for our College Camp Day on June 3, a day that also features the Unsigned Player Workout for student-athletes in the grad classes of 2022-24. We had more than 100 college coaches in attendance in 2021!
Triple Crown and Baden will provide balls and carts; this is a great event to hit right after school ends to prepare for your summertime championship run. Get on our list TODAY!
14u through 18u teams highlighted, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. MT
Time to find out which teams have earned coveted spots in the Power Pools of the 2022 TC NIT!
On Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. MT, we will announce the Power Pool lineup for five age divisions, 14u through 18u, when the TC NIT takes flight at the Kansas City Convention Center from Feb. 19-21.
Click the button below to watch the Power Pool announcement on YouTube:
Officials with the TC NIT will announce the full schedule for the event by 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14.
HillFest the latest creation from Triple Crown
Eden, UT –The inaugural HillFest will take place at Powder Mountain Ski Resort in Eden, UT from April 22-24, 2022. Produced and presented by Triple Crown Sports and RMSHA (Rocky Mountain States Hillclimb Association), HillFest is a multi-faceted sports and live music event featuring the RMSHA Snowmobile Hill Climb National Points Championships, live music from Andy Frasco & The U.N.,Fruition, North Mississippi Allstars, and Bumpin Uglies with festival-scale live music and production, beer gardens, food vendors, exhibits, licensed and supervised kids zone with activities, snowmobile testing, lodging options and more.
In addition to the on-site festival activities at Powder Mountain, Triple Crown Sports will also feature a Kickoff Concert on Friday night at the historic Union Station in downtown Ogden, with a post-event concert scheduled at Union Station on Saturday night. The lineup for those shows will be announced February 16th.
HillFest is working with RMSHA and VisitOgden to deliver fans and attendees a full-scale experience, whether it is on-site at Powder Mountain for the HillFest or in downtown Ogden (located less than 40 minutes north of Salt Lake City) at the after-parties, along with dining, shopping and other family fun.
“HillFest is going to be so much fun. The world's best hill climb racer, Keith Curtis, will light up the race and the North Mississippi Allstars music will make you groove,” said Triple Crown President Keri King. “Enjoy a beer and eat some food. Bring your family, too - the kids zone is staffed by the amazing High Altitude Kids Camp.”
Tickets for HillFest are on sale now, along with discounted lodging options in downtown Ogden and Powder Mountain. Parking is limited at Powder Mountain, but General Admission and VIP parking options will be available, along with shuttle bus service to and from Ogden and free parking in Eden at Snowcrest Jr. High School, with shuttle service to and from Powder Mountain.
Visit the HillFest website (www.tchillfest.com) for all event information, tickets, lodging, transportation, FAQ’s and more.
General Admission:1-Day Pass (Fri/Sat/Sun Only) - $40 / Saturday & Sunday w/ Music - $70 / 3-Day Weekend Pass - $95
VIP:1-Day (Fri/Sat/Sun Only) - $75 / Saturday & Sunday w/ Music - $140 / 3-Day Weekend Pass - $200
HillFest Official Kickoff Party w/ Artists TBA (Friday, April 22)
HillFest Saturday Post-Party w/ Artists TBA (Saturday, April 23)
Ticket Options: https://bit.ly/3IHq7Fz
Discounted Lodging: https://bit.ly/3rVa7co
Fort Collins, CO -- While YouTube and social media standout Domingo Ayala continues his quest for a deserving spot in the big leagues, Triple Crown Baseball is refusing to wait around with the announcement that the all-category All-Star will appear at four TCS events in the summer of 2022.
The 2022 Domingo Ayala Tour will include stops at the Omaha SlumpBuster festival nights of June 16 and June 24, along with appearances at the TC World Series in Colorado’s Vail Valley on July 19 and July 26.
Ayala, who is said to have burst on the baseball scene in his native Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic at age 2, commands respect for his game today as (approximately) a 17-year-old phenom of the highest degree, with shocking pitching and batting stats to go with these other impressive numbers:
Facebook: 332,000 followers
“A home run is only as good as you make it look. That’s why you gotta pop the chain ERRYTINE,” Ayala said.
Ayala has performed in a variety of baseball settings over the years, from MLB clubhouses to youth fundraisers to corporate events. This will be the sixth year Domingo has displayed his wit and wondrous skillset at Triple Crown tournaments.
“Even though Domingo has a Hall-of-Fame resume, he’s always been happy to offer his insight and help players become great, although certainly not as great as he is,” said Brandon Hardy, SlumpBuster event director. “We’ll have him do the countdown for our Burning of the Bats fireworks show and stick around to visit with his adoring fans.”
Here’s the schedule for the 2022 Domingo Ayala TC Tour:
June 16 – Omaha SlumpBuster, Session 1
June 24 – Omaha SlumpBuster, Session 3
July 19 – TCS World Series, Vail Valley, CO
July 26 – TCS World Series, Vail Valley, CO
Six-Team Field Fires Up NCAA D-I Season Starting Feb. 10
FORT COLLINS, CO – Tournament officials continue to put the finishing touches on preparations for the 2022 PV College Challenge, which runs Feb. 10-13 and welcomes six NCAA D-I softball programs to Puerto Vallarta, MX and kicks off the 2022 season.
This year’s field for the event features Arkansas, Lamar, Long Beach, Memphis, Rutgers and Washington. Games are played at the refurbished Nancy Almaraz Field. Fans can purchase their all-tournament passes here: Triple Crown Sports
Here’s the schedule for the 2022 PV College Challenge:
Thursday, Feb. 10
10 a.m. – Rutgers vs. Arkansas
12:30 p.m. – Rutgers vs. Memphis
4 p.m. – Memphis vs. Lamar
6:30 p.m. – Lamar vs. Washington
Friday, Feb. 11
10 a.m. – Memphis vs. Long Beach
12:30 p.m. – Memphis vs. Arkansas
3 p.m. – Long Beach vs. Washington
6 p.m. – Lamar vs. Rutgers
8:30 p.m. – Arkansas vs. Washington
Saturday, Feb. 12
10 a.m. – Rutgers vs. Lamar
12:30 p.m. – Long Beach vs. Memphis
3 p.m. – Washington vs. Rutgers
6 p.m. – Long Beach vs. Arkansas
8:30 p.m. – Washington vs. Arkansas
Sunday, Feb 13
10 a.m. – Lamar vs. Long Beach
ARKANSAS (43-11) – The Razorbacks won the SEC last year for the first time, topping a daunting field of teams and reaching the NCAA Super Regionals. Three fifth-year seniors (Danielle Gibson, Hannah McEwen and Linnie Malkin) are the top returning hitters – Gibson had 15 home runs and 51 RBI, McEwen had a .476 on-base percentage and Malkin added 18 homers and 45 RBI. Classmate Mary Haff is back at pitcher; she was 26-7 last year with a 1.55 ERA. Head coach Courtney Deifel enters her seventh season; the team was 1-23 in the SEC her first year.
Arkansas Roster: Roster | Arkansas Razorbacks
LAMAR (8-43) – The Cardinals have impressive outfield speed and sharp batting eyes with sophomore Audry Fleming and senior Aleka Xayaseng; they are the top two returning players in terms of batting average and combined to steal 15 bases in 17 attempts. The roster features seven pitchers as Lamar tries to bring some clarity in the circle; senior Shelby Mixon has the most seasoning, getting 20 starts with nine complete games last season. Head coach Amy Hooks is entering her fourth season; she graduated from Texas as the program’s all-time leader in home runs.
Lamar Roster: 2022 Softball Roster - Lamar University Athletics (lamarcardinals.com)
LONG BEACH STATE (30-11) – The Beach had another strong year under head coach Kim Sowder, going 22-2 in the Big West and qualifying for the NCAA tournament for the 25th time in program history. A new primary pitcher needs to emerge; junior Samantha Fowler and sophomore Shannon Haddad combined to throw 112 innings last year, both showing promise. Naomi Hernandez appears ready to take advantage of her fifth-year option; she hit .383 last season and led the Beach in on-base percentage at .483. There are nine freshmen on the roster.
Long Beach Roster: 2022 Softball Roster - Long Beach State University Athletics
MEMPHIS (9-41) – The Tigers are hungry for a rebound year, with seniors Alyssa Dean and Kendall Lee ready to pounce after solid 2021 campaigns. Dean started all 50 games and hit .300 to go with six home runs, 24 runs and 19 RBI; Lee hit .286 in 46 starts and added 26 RBI. Senior outfielder Gracie Morton has started every game of her Tigers career and stole 10 bases in 2021. Things are wide open in terms of pitching; top returner is sophomore Hallie Siems, who started 13 game last season. Head coach Natalie Poole is in her 10th season.
Memphis Roster: 2022 Softball Roster - University of Memphis Athletics (gotigersgo.com)
RUTGERS (8-36) – The Scarlet Knights welcome back their two leading hitters in junior Payton Lincavage (starter at 3B for 42 games) and Gabrielle Callaway (44 starts at 1B). Lincavage hit .283 and led the team in runs (22), while Callaway hit .278 with team-best totals in hits, doubles, home runs and total bases. In the circle, primary pitcher Ashley Hitchcock (24 starts) is back, and the roster is looking for a boost at the position from freshmen Lilly Orozco and Georgia Ingle. Head coach Kristen Butler is entering her fourth season at Rutgers.
Rutgers Roster: 2022 Softball Roster - Rutgers University Athletics (scarletknights.com)
WASHINGTON (45-14) – The Huskies reached the NCAA Super Regionals before bumping into eventual champion Oklahoma. The team should again thrive thanks to graduate pitcher Gabbie Plain, 88-13 in four years at UW with a 1.41 ERA and opponents hitting just .168 overall. Senior Baylee Klinger hit .416 last season with 16 home runs and 53 RBI; classmate Sami Reynolds hit .321 and added 12 home runs. Head coach Heather Tarr (704 victories in 17 seasons at UW) was named the new head coach of the US National team last fall.
Washington Roster: 2022 Softball Roster - University of Washington Athletics (gohuskies.com)
FORT COLLINS, CO – Tournament officials with the Men’s Cancun Challenge have filled the final spot in the eight-team field for 2022, with Eastern Michigan heading to the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya to compete in the Mayan Division, with the games in Mexico slated for Nov. 22-23, 2022.
This will be the first trip to the Cancun Challenge for the Eagles; they will be joined in the Mayan Division with Purdue Fort Wayne, Southern Miss and Winthrop. The Riviera Division features Auburn, Bradley, Liberty and Northwestern.
The 2022 event marks the 15th annual Men’s Cancun Challenge. Games are played in a modified ballroom at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, a secure all-inclusive resort about 30 minutes south of Playa del Carmen.
Fan packages are available -- learn more at this link or contact Sarah Molina at (970) 672-0533 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Discount expires soon for Colorado Baseball Series
Register by Friday, Jan. 7 for $50 price break
Happy New Year from the Triple Crown Colorado Baseball Division!
Be aware, we have an Early Entry Discount that expires this Friday, January 7, for entries in the upcoming Colorado Baseball Series. Only fully paid registrations are eligible for the $50 discount.
Right at 800 teams have already paid and penciled into our schedule, which kicks off with the March 12-13 DroughtBuster.
To secure your discount and for other TCS event info,
Joel De La Rosa