4 Year Starter at Francis Marion University (Dii)
1st Team All American Pitcher
& Utility (’08)
FMU Hall of FAME INDUCTEE('23)
Career Records At FMU from 2007-2010:
Most Pitching Appearances: 151
Most Wins: 92
Most Complete Games: 108
Most Shutouts: 25
Most Innings Pitched: 897.2
Most Strikeouts: 755
Yup, only DII. Only…
I understand the stigma. I understand the desire to have your daughter coached by a DI athlete. I understand the desire to play softball at the DI level. I get it.
I went a different route, a route that worked for me and where I knew I would touch the field. I didn’t want to just touch the field, I wanted to be on the field making an impact on day one. I didn’t just want to play, I wanted to dominate. I also wanted to be given the opportunity to hit for myself and not be DH'd in the lineup. No DI school could or came close to offer me what Francis Marion had, which by the way ended up being really close to a full-ride, and a starter year 1.
I was an All-American pitcher and utility, meaning I was also recognized for my ability to hit. Well. :)
Playing there was without a doubt a full-time job that consumed me, but uniquely always put my academics first. My coach was tough, but fair. She expected a lot out of me, and I grew up more in my first collegiate year than in any other year of my life. She gave me the gift of being self-confident, self sufficient, and self-disciplined.
I’ve continued my softball career by studying the game and the elite while picking the minds of countless coaches to understand their approach to creating top notch athletes and programs. I have taken my years of playing experience and turned it into a movement of coaching young athletes not only the skills of pitching, but addressing the mental fortitude behind the human being that produces the success.
In my 4 year college career I pitched 800+ innings at FMU and I set and still hold a handful of school records. I guarantee you that no matter the level of play, you can’t beat on the field experience. You can’t beat a lifetime of training, studying, and practicing. You can’t beat that I am still apart of the only 6% of high school athletes who go on to play college athletics.
I stand by my work and my success as a DII athlete whole heartedly, and there's a path for everyone, it's what you choose to do while on your path that counts.
Wolf, a native of Littleton, Colo., compiled a 22-9 pitching record with one save and a 2.13 earned run average. She completed 28 of her 31 starts and struck out 172 batters in 197.1 innings of work. She walked only 47 batters and opponents hit just .250 against her.
She is the only Patriot hurler in the history of the program to win 20 games more than once in a career – and she did it four times. She owns nearly all the FMU career pitching records, including wins (92), appearances (151), complete games (108), shutouts (25), innings (897.2), and strikeouts (755).
At the plate this season, Wolf hit a team-best .395 with 18 runs scored, eight doubles, four home runs, and 34 runs batted in – the second highest total on the squad. She also owned a .521 on-base percentage, which ranked second in the Peach Belt Conference.
FMU’s Wolf earns All-District Academic Softball Honors
FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University senior left-handed pitcher Michaela Wolf has been selected to the 2010 ESPN The Magazine® Academic All-District III (College Division) women's softball team. Wolf possesses a 3.58 grade point average as a mass communications major.
This awards program is conducted by the College Sports Information Directors of America, and District III includes Florida, Georgia, Virginia, and North and South Carolina.
Wolf, a native of Littleton, Colo., was named to the 12-player first-team All-District squad, and will now be placed on the national Academic All-American ballot.
In the academic arena, Wolf is a member of Chi Alpha Sigma national college athlete honor society, and is a two-time NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (with this year’s award yet to be handed out). She was a member of the 2009 PBC All-Academic Team, has been named to the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll three times and the FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll four times, and earned a Division II ADA Academic Achievement Award for 2007-08.
A four-year starter on the field, she leads the Patriot pitching staff with a 20-8 record and a 2.05 earned run average. The southpaw has compiled 26 complete games, including three shutouts, in 28 starts. She has struck out 158 batters in 181.1 innings, while walking only 44, and opponents are batting only .248 against her. She ranks second in the PBC in victories and sixth in strikeouts. She has yet to commit a fielding error in 42 chances this season.
At the plate, she has a team-best .381 batting average with eight doubles, four home runs, and 34 runs batted in. Her on-base percentage of .504 ranks second in the Peach Belt and 44th nationally. She has registered 11 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games, while fanning only 10 times in 134 plate appearances. She is also batting .450 with two outs.
She has helped the Patriots to a 34-14 record, including an appearance in the Peach Belt Tournament championship game. FMU is currently waiting for Monday’s announcement of the NCAA Division II National Tournament field to see if its season will continue.
Wolf holds nearly every FMU career pitching record, including most wins (90), games pitched (148), complete games (106), strikeouts (741), and innings pitched (881.2). She is the only pitcher in school history to win 20 games in four different seasons, and she ranks third in PBC history for wins and fourth in strikeouts.
Wolf is a product of Columbine High School where she was a two-time All-Conference selection.