Tennessee Softball’s Seniors Lead Program to Greatness, Fall Short of WCWS

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Written By Blue & Gold NLR Team





In a pivotal moment during the seventh inning, with bases loaded and two outs, all eyes were on Kiki Milloy as she stepped up to the plate. Despite the Lady Vols’ valiant effort, their dream of reaching the Women’s College World Series came to an end with a heartbreaking 4-1 loss to Alabama.

Although the postseason didn’t unfold as they had hoped, seniors like Milloy and Rylie West have been instrumental in elevating Tennessee softball to what Coach Karen Weekly describes as a “program of greatness.”

Over the past two seasons, these seniors have made an unforgettable impact, securing back-to-back SEC regular-season titles and making a remarkable run to the WCWS semifinals last year. Their leadership and determination have propelled Tennessee to the ranks of the nation’s top softball programs.

Milloy, in particular, leaves behind a legacy of excellence, setting numerous season and career records during her tenure with the Lady Vols. Her influence, both on and off the field, has been profound, motivating and inspiring her teammates to reach new heights.

As the seniors bid farewell, Tennessee looks ahead to the future with optimism, boasting a roster of returning players and promising newcomers. With SEC Pitcher of the Year Karlyn Pickens leading the charge, the Lady Vols are poised to continue their pursuit of excellence.

Despite the disappointment of falling short, Milloy and her fellow seniors remain steadfast in their belief in the team’s ability to forge ahead. They view this setback as a source of motivation, driving their determination to restore Tennessee softball to its rightful place among the nation’s elite teams.

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