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Caitlin Lowe

Caitlin Lowe Action Shot
  • Caitlin Lowe enters her 7th season as an assistant coach at the University of Arizona, where she has made an immeasurable impact with UA’s outfielders and slappers.
  • Helped lead the 2019 Wildcats to the 2019 Women’s College World Series. During the 2019 season, 7 Wildcats were named all-Pac 12, with 5 1st-team selections; 3 Wildcats were named 1st team NFCA All-Americans, with 2 2nd-team NFCA All American selections.
  • Considered one of the best hitters and slappers to ever play the game, Lowe has taken her expertise and experiences to become one of the nation’s elite hitting/slapping coaches.
  • Caitlin has excelled as a player at every level of the game:
    • 2008 USA Softball Olympian, took home the silver medal at the 2008 games in China.
    • A 2-time National Champion (2006 and 2007) at the University of Arizona, where she remains 2nd on the Arizona record books in batting average (.446), 4th in hits (351), 4th in triples (12), 7th in runs scored (242) and 1st in stolen bases (156).
    • Played four seasons in the NPF competing for the USSSA Pride.
  • Only one of two players in Arizona history (Leah Braatz is the other) to be awarded first

Mike Candrea

Head Coach University of Arizona

  • Mike Candrea enters his 33rd season as the head coach of the University of Arizona softball team and by far, is softball’s most decorated college coach. Mike’s accomplishments include:
    • 8 NCAA National Championships
    • 2 NJCAA National Championships
    • 21 trips to the Women’s College World Series
    • 1,468 career victories (career winning percentage of 80%)
    • 54 All-Americans, including 4 National Players of the Year, 5 Coach of the Year awards
    • 2-time USA Olympic Softball Team Head Coach; 1 Olympic Gold Medal and 1 Olympic Silver Medal
  • Head Coach of the USA Women’s Softball Olympic team that won Gold at the 2004 Olympics, and Silver at the 2008 Olympics. The 2004 team posted a perfect 9-0 record, outscoring its opponents 51-1 in one of the most dominant team performances in any sport in Olympic history.
  • Candrea led Arizona to their first national championship in 1991. National championships followed in 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2006 and 2007.
  • During Candrea’s tenure at Arizona the Cats have had a succession of top-level players – sluggers, hitters, dominant pitchers and Olympians. For 22-c

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