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Former Indiana softball player Grayson Radcliffe joins NC State as assistant coach


North Carolina State University softball head coach Lindsay Leftwich announced Monday that former Indiana softball infielder Grayson Radcliffe will join NC State’s coaching staff as an assistant coach. Radcliffe will assist with base running, slapping and camp.

"I am excited to add Grayson to the staff,” Leftwich said in a press release Monday. “She is dynamic, relational, and will bring a youthful energy. She brings a different perspective to the staff and will take pride in loving, challenging, and teaching each member of the Wolfpack.”

Radcliffe has spent the last five seasons with Indiana softball – four as a player and this past season as a graduate assistant coach, overseeing Indiana’s record-setting 44-18 campaign to reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2011.

Following Radcliffe’s freshman year at Marshall University in 2018, the infielder transferred to Indiana and became one of team’s best hitters in her four-year Hoosier career. Radcliffe led Indiana in home runs for three straight seasons from 2019-2021, was a two-time All-Big Ten honoree, a three-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honoree and was nominated for the 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

“Her experience as a student-athlete and time as a graduate assistant, who focused on student-athlete welfare and growth, will be a tremendous asset to the program," Leftwich said.

Radcliffe is from Rockville, Virginia and is playing professional softball for the second consecutive summer in Bradenton, Florida for the Florida Vibe.

NC State went 18-35 and 6-18 in the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2023.

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