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Field graduate Stopp coaches Notre Dame softball to history

Field graduate Stopp coaches Notre Dame softball to history


By Tom Nader

Publisher and Editor


The Notre Dame College softball team, which is coached by Field High School graduate Kelsey (Coleman) Stopp made history this week.


For the first time in program history, the Falcons were included in the NCAA’s Division II regional rankings.

The Falcons are among 10 teams that were named from the Atlantic region and three others from Notre Dame’s Mountain East Conference were also ranked, included Charleston, West Virginia Wesleyan and Fairmont State.

Stopp has helped guide the Falcons to a 25-19 record and the team is currently in second place in the North Division of the MEC.

Stopp graduated from Field in 2011 and went on to have a record-setting softball career at Notre Dame.

She finished with a career average of .410, scored 125 runs, drove in 165 and belted 28 home runs.

She joined the Falcons’ college coaching staff after a short stint on the Malone University coaching staff and was then named the head coach of the program in 2018.

As part of Stopp’s coaching staff at Notre Dame is her father Don Coleman, who is a former Field High School baseball coach.

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