2013 Softball
Record: 46-9 Home: 23-4 Away: 17-2 Neutral: 6-3 AMC: 16-2
Eric Newell Image
Head Coach
7th Season

Eric Newell is entering his seventh season as the Head Coach for the Lady Eagles softball team.  He has enjoyed an unprecedented amount of success in his time at Williams Baptist College.  His overall record is 186-90.  That is the most wins and highest win percentage for a softball coach in school history.

Newell brought WBC to its first ever NAIA National Championship in 2012 when his squad went 51-10, and reached as high as 13 in the NAIA National Polls.  His team won the school's first American Midwest Conference tournament championship.  

In his six years as Head Coach, the team has been AMC outright champions once and has shared the AMC championship twice.  He has been voted AMC Coach of the Year three straight years (2010-2012).

Newell has coached 2 NAIA All-Americans, 6 NAIA Scholar-Athletes, 1 AMC Player of the Year, 2 AMC Pitcher of the years, 2 AMC Freshman of the Years, 31 AMC All-Conference players, and 70 Academic All-Conference players.

Newell has a Bachelors of Science in Education from Williams Baptist College and a Master's of Science from William Woods University.  He also is the Head Coach for the Lady Eagles volleyball team.

Newell married April Newell on August 3, 2002.  The couple has five daughters: Gabriella 8, Juliana 7, Adalynn 4, Jillian 3, and Jacqueline 4 months old.

 2013 Softball Roster 
Roster for 2013 Softball Team
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.HometownPrevious School
01Brianna HindmanSOOFL/R5-2Irving, TexasIrving High School
02Susannah PughFROFL/R5-6Hernando, Miss.Lake Cormorant High School
03Shelby UpshawSOUtilR/R5-6Mountain Home, Ark.Mountain Home High School
04Brittany MerrittFRSSR/R5-4Greenbrier, Ark.Greenbrier High School
05Kacey RasnicSRINFR/R5-9Sesser, IllShawnee State Community College
06Kirsten GipsonJRUtilR/R5-7Springville, Ala.Wallace State Community College
07Karisa HendrixSRPR/R5-11Cherokee Village, Ark.Highland High School
08Felicia WoodardSROFL/R5-6Corning, Ark.Corning High School
09Callie BrooksFROFR/R5-5Monette, Ark.Buffalo Island Central High School
10Callie SimmonsSOP/1BR/R5-7North Little Rock, Ark.North Little Rock High School West
11Lauren SweetenSO2B/OFR/R5-5Sheridan, Ark.Sheridan High School
12Mallory SiebertJROFL/L5-3Scott City, Mo.Three Rivers Community College
13Shelby AndersonSOP/3BR/R6-0Mountain Home, Ark.Mountain Home High School
16Kayla JonesFRC/3BR/R5-10Kennedale, TexasKennedale High School
18Whitney WoodardFROFL/L5-9Corning, Ark.Corning High School
19Teighlor WilliamsJROFL/L5-6Farmington, Ark.Three Rivers Community College
22Emma FrenchFRP/SSR/R5-10Bakersfield, Mo.Bakersfield High School
23Hayley OverbayFRCL/R5-4Jonesboro, Ark.Jonesboro High School
24Morgan LaChanceFR2BR/R5-5Park Hills, Mo.West County High School
25Kassidy ArmstrongFRPR/R5-5Dickinson, TexasDickinson High School
27Hallie HortonJR1BR/R5-6Dewitt, Ark.Dewitt High School
31Rickela WilliamsFR3BR/R5-5Garland, Ark.Arkansas High School (Texarkana)
32Katie NelsonFR2BR/R5-4Jonesboro, Ark.Westside High School
33Tori HensonSR1BR/R5-5Bismarck, Mo.Mineral Area Community College
Eric Newell - Head Coach - 7th season
Tyler Herring - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Laura Tucker - Student Assistant - 1st season