"Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become, and the hours of practice, and the coaches who pushed you, is the little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back . . . play for her!" - Coach Dana Vasquez

Notre Dame Softball Philosophy

Coach Vasquez believes that “winning takes care of itself when everything else is in place.” She stresses that in order for a team to be successful, the coaches and athletes, together, need to be physically, mentally and emotionally well trained and harmoniously united. It takes time to build team chemistry and to develop each athlete’s understanding of their role and responsibility to the team and to each other. When the athletes trust and believe in “the process,” success will follow.


Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Dana Vasquez

  • 1981 – 1985 California State University, Northridge Softball
  • 1982 National Runner-up
  • 1983 – 1985 National Champions
  • 2012 & 2016 CSUN Softball Hall of Fame Induction

Varsity Assistant Coaches: Rebecca Shores '08 and Joe De La Cerda