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Philippou: Give Hanson the axe

These score-lines are Stanford softball’s 24 conference losses from this past season — the first time a Pac-12 school has gone winless in the sport since 1994. That’s right: The Cardinal ended their season with an 0-24 record in the Pac-12, as well as a 13-35 record overall. Furthermore, they were run-ruled in 10 of their 24 conference games, losing by 8 or more runs before the games were ended early by mercy rule.

Stanford softball in shambles after infighting, controversial resignation

Stanford softball’s collapse first became evident at the end of the 2014 season, when a faction of the team presented athletic director Bernard Muir with sweeping allegations against 18-year head coach John Rittman — allegations that have since been disputed by at least half of the team. A group of parents and former players supported those allegations, which also implicated Rittman’s assistants and the team’s trainers. Just 18 days after that contingent met with Muir, Rittman resigned.

Dorian Shaw hired as Stanford softball assistant; John Rittman heads to the University of Kansas

New softball head coach Rachel Hanson has officially hired one of her assistants from her time at Dartmouth, Dorian Shaw, to be an assistant coach for Stanford softball. The hire was announced by GoStanford.com on Thursday. Shaw had a distinguished playing career at the University of Michigan and was an NFCA All-America second team selection…

Rachel Hanson named new softball head coach

Stanford Athletics announced Wednesday that Rachel Hanson, previously the head coach at Dartmouth College, has been named the new head softball coach for the Cardinal. Dartmouth athletic director Harry Sheehy also confirmed the move last week in an email to Valley News in Vermont. Hanson becomes the third softball coach in Stanford program history, replacing…

Softball misses postseason after losing series to Oregon State

Stanford softball’s streak of 16 consecutive tournament appearances is over as a difficult season filled with injuries in the pitching rotation has come to a disappointing end. After starting the regular season 13-0, the Cardinal struggled through an immensely challenging conference slate filled with talented squads. However, the Card still had their opportunities to pick…