Wolfpack Women’s Softball: 2013 ACC Champions [Updated]


Behind yet another stellar effort from ACC Pitcher of the Year, Emily Weiman, #2 seeded NC State Women’s Softball claimed the 2013 ACC Championship on Saturday night over top seeded Florida State by a final score of 1-0.

NC State Softball Grabs ACC Championship With 1-0 Win over FSU (GoPack.com)

Weiman (31-16) outdueled FSU’s Lacey Waldrop, keeping thehigh-powered Seminoles quiet all night long and retiring the final 13 batters she faced to clinch the Wolfpack’s second ACC Championship in the program’s 10-year history and its first since 2006.

“I knew if they were going to beat me, they were going to have to work for it,” said the sophomore righthander from Pasadena, Md. “I felt really strong and confident.

“My defense has always said they had my back, and tonight they did. I told them all I needed was one run, and they got it. I just went out every inning and gave it my best effort.”

Weiman, who has pitched 295 innings this season and started 48 of the Pack’s 52 games, finished off her 37th complete game of the season, going all seven innings and allowing just four hits and two walks with five strikeouts.

“I am going to check to see if Emily is wearing a cape under her jersey,” said first-year head coach Shawn Rychcik. “She’s been our Superman all year long.

“She was really on tonight. You can usually tell in the first inning, and she was there. It was an unbelievable performance. She had her best game in the championship.”

The Wolfpack (33-18-1 overall) has now won 12 consecutive games and 19 of its last 21. It will receive the ACC’s automatic bid into the NCAA Championship, with pairings being announced Sunday night at 10 p.m. on ESPNU.


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Congrats to Emily and the entire team on a job well done!

We’re all extremely proud of you ladies!

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21 Responses to Wolfpack Women’s Softball: 2013 ACC Champions [Updated]

  1. graywolf 05/11/2013 at 8:37 PM #

    This is a great win for the program and NC State. Watching this team buy into the new program was great to see and their belief in his system provided NC State with an ACC championship.
    We know he cares too, because he had tears of joy in his eyes at the end of the game.
    Thank you Debbie Yow for beginning to bring back NC State Athletics from the floor to the ceiling.

  2. bruced123 05/11/2013 at 8:41 PM #

    Great game today. The drought is over. ACC Champs!!!

  3. Wolfman 9806 05/11/2013 at 9:09 PM #

    Way to go Pack!

  4. NCSU88 05/11/2013 at 9:12 PM #

    Congrats to the Wolfpack Softball team!!

  5. Gowolves 05/11/2013 at 9:13 PM #

    Congrats! Well deserved. This is hopefully just the beginning for the entire athletic department.

  6. BJD95 05/11/2013 at 9:50 PM #

    Awesome Saturday for NC State! Great job, ladies!

  7. mak4dpak 05/11/2013 at 9:50 PM #

    This was a good day for State of NC, and bad day for State of Florida. Go Pack!

  8. coach13 05/11/2013 at 10:03 PM #


  9. blpack 05/11/2013 at 10:15 PM #

    Great day for State!

  10. NOT A FAN OF BLUE 05/11/2013 at 11:05 PM #

    PACK girls not only know how to win, they know how to finish. SOLID.

  11. MrPlywood 05/12/2013 at 1:11 AM #

    Well done ladies, well done.

  12. doug 05/12/2013 at 9:10 AM #

    Congrats!!! I never watch softball but I did yesterday every minute.

  13. Wufpacker 05/12/2013 at 11:13 AM #

    BTW, for those that didn’t do the math…..

    Realize what an amazing turnaround this team made.

    They looked to be headed absolutely nowhere with a sub .500 record up until the beginning of last month.

  14. packalum44 05/12/2013 at 11:31 AM #

    “Weiman, who has pitched 295 innings this season and started 48 of the Pack’s 52 games, finished off her 37th complete game of the season, going all seven innings and allowing just four hits and two walks with five strikeouts.”

    Wait what…..am I reading this right? I recall hearing that throwing underhand is not as bad on your joints (overhand is an unnatural motion) but this chick basically pitches every game this year???

    Random, but thinking of softball brings back memories of this girl I dated, a softball player from a small school in upstate NY. She said rule of thumb, if the girls wore a ribbon in their hair in the locker room, they will never pick scissor in a game of paper/rock/scissor if ya’ catch my drift.

    Anyway this is awesome. So happy for the girls, my school, the new coach, Debbie Yow etc… The culture is changing. This is a sign. Our WPC dollars are no longer wasted. Winning is contagious across all sports. These athletes all know and interact with each other at the Dail. Very proud alumnus right now.

  15. packpowerfan 05/12/2013 at 11:35 AM #

    44, she pitched every game of the ACC Tourney. I want to say they were all complete games as well.

    As to your other point, have dated a few softball girls myself. Did not know the ribbon theory haha

  16. 13OT 05/12/2013 at 4:27 PM #

    Nice coverage from the hometown newspaper with the small article on the Wolfpack ACC title buried on page 6 of the sports section, with a huge article taking nearly half of page 1 of the sports section, poorly disguised as a slam on “homophobes”.

  17. Wufpacker 05/12/2013 at 6:28 PM #

    I fully agree that it would have been nice if the N&O had seen fit to give the ladies a bit more exposure, but getting the slight from them isn’t exactly anything new.

    Regarding the other issue you bring up, that slam must be better disguised than you think. Maybe that part was only in the print edition of the article I guess.

  18. mak4dpak 05/12/2013 at 7:10 PM #

    Way to go ladies, now keep it up and have success is the NCAAs, and hats off to the coach in his first year. I think he deserves a raise.

  19. wufpup76 05/13/2013 at 8:21 AM #

    Awesome … Congrats and great job!

  20. Wufpacker 05/13/2013 at 9:21 AM #

    The ladies…(ahem, excuse me)….the 2013 ACC CHAMPIONS…

    …Open up NCAA Tourney play on Friday in Knoxville vs James Madison.


  21. Semper_WolfPack 05/13/2013 at 12:06 PM #

    Great job ladies! GO PACK!!

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