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Former UMass softball player Rachel Lawson '94/'98 made lots of headlines this weekend. In her fourth year as head coach at Kentucky, she led the Wildcats to to victory in the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional and into the Super Regional round.

The Wildcats opened play on Friday with an 8-0 win over Notre Dame, before knocking off No. 10 overall seed Michigan on Saturday, 7-6. Lawson's squad then advanced to the Super Regionals, where it will face No. 7 seed California in a best-of-three series, with a 2-1 win over the host Wolverines on Sunday.

Lawson was a two-time All-Conference performer for Elaine Sortino's Minutewomen. During her four-year career, she led UMass to a 142-68 record, four Atlantic 10 regular season titles, three A-10 tournament titles, and the 1992 Women's College World Series.


  • UKAthletics.com, Seventh Inning Comeback Leads Wildcats To Supers
  • Lexington Herald-Leader, 7th Inning Rally Puts UK Softball In Super Regionals
  • NCAA.com, Kentucky Surprises No. 10 Michigan
  • The Kentucky Kernel, UK Softball Makes Program History With Walk-Off-Win
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