Senior left fielder Kelly Christner is entering her second year as a captain on the Michigan softball team.

A much-needed asset for the Wolverines, Christner is now looking to revert to her sophomore self — mentally and physically — and lead No. 6 Michigan to the Women’s College World Series for the fourth time in the past five seasons.

Senior right-hander Megan Betsa took the fall off to heal nagging injuries before her final season.

The two-time Big Ten Pitcher of the Year is the only established pitcher returning to the rotation following the graduation of Sara Driesenga.

The Michigan softball team is younger than they have been in recent years, but its goals remain the same.

Carol Hutchins — the NCAA’s winningest softball coach — will begin her 33rd season at the helm of the Michigan program, but she has the same expectations and goals that she has every year.

Abby Ramirez, a communications major, spent August working for NBC at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Senior shortstop Abby Ramirez and senior third baseman Lindsay Montemarano had quite the summers.

Carol Hutchins was honored April 15 for becoming the winningest coach in NCAA Softball history.

The Daily recaps the top moments of the 2016 season.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The 2016 season was supposed to be the year the No. 2 Michigan softball team would win its second Women’s College World Series championship.

Carol Hutchins admitted she'll always be proud of Team 39.

Michigan’s head coach praised her team after a season-ending defeat at the hands of Florida State.

Sophomore first baseman Tera Blanco went 0-2 in Michigan's 1-0 loss

Second-seeded Michigan lost eighth-seeded Florida State 1-0 and was eliminated from the Women's College World Series.

Aidan Falk had 3 RBI but struggled on defense in Michigan's 7-5 loss

Sophomore catcher Aidan Falk had success at the plate but trouble behind it Saturday night.

Sydney and the Sooners got the best of Sierra and the Wolverines the second time around.