Janelle Breneman is in her sixth year at the helm of the softball program at UNCG in 2018. The Spartans have posted winning seasons every season under head coach Janelle Breneman. Breneman has amassed a record of 156-117 in five seasons. Breneman's teams have topped 30 wins in three of her previous five seasons. Her 156 wins ranks second-best in school history.
Under Breneman's tutelage, UNCG has had a 12 first team All-Southern Conference selections, 15 second teamers, two SoCon All-Freshman, a pair of Freshman of the Year, three SoCon Pitchers of the Month, four SoCon Players of the Month, 14 SoCon Players of the Week, and five SoCon Pitcher of the Week awards. UNCG has also garnered a pair of CoSIDA Academic All-District selections, and a second team CoSIDA Academic All-American.
2017 was an historic season for UNCG as the Spartans ran up a 29-24 overall record and an 11-6 mark in conference play to claim the program's first-ever SoCon Regular Season Championship and the first conference title for the Blue and Gold since winning the Big South in 1996.Read more
Tracey Lynch is in her third year at UNCG as an assistant coach under Janelle Breneman for the 2018 season. Lynch works closely with the teams pitchers and catchers.
In 2017, the UNCG pitching staff posted a 4.01 team ERA with 25 complete games. Alicia Bazonski was a workhorse in the circle after being named the SoCon Preseason Pitcher of the Year. Bazonski tallied a 3.32 ERA with a 19-15 record, striking out 113 to just 65 walks. For her efforts, Bazonski garnered a Second Team All-SoCon nod.
Under Lynch's guidance in 2016, UNCG finished with a collective 3.64 earned run average. That average placed the team third in the league. It marked UNCG's lowest team ERA in three seasons. The Spartans had two pitchers earn postseason awards, Junior Alicia Bazonski earned All-Southern Conference Second Team honors, and Stephanie Bryden earned a spot on the SoCon's All-Freshman team, and was named the league's Freshman of the Year.Read more
Bethaney Wells is in her second year under head coach Janelle Breneman at UNCG during the 2018 season. She works primarily with the Spartan outfield and as a hitting coach.
UNCG saw a surge in power in Wells' first season in 2017. The Spartans launched 61 home runs on the season, ranking eighth nationally with 1.15 long balls per game. Sophomore Marisa Sholtes ranked second in the league with 10 homers, while freshman Jordan Gontram blasted nine dingers to tie for fourth. Overall, UNCG posted 125 extra-base hits on the season.
Wells, a former standout at North Carolina State, spent three seasons as an assistant coach at William Peace University. During her three seasons at the NCAA Division III school, the Pacers accumulated a 62-58-1 record, advancing to the USA South Conference Tournament Championship Game in 2015.Read more