RALEIGH — Lisa Navas will not return next season as N.C. State’s softball program, the university announced Wednesday.
Navas' was 296-226 record at N.C. State, including a 72-91 record in ACC competition. The team qualified for NCAA postseason play twice during her nine year tenure. The last time the team qualified for NCAA tournament play was 2007.
A national search for a new head coach will begin immediately, chaired by Doug Strom.
Jeanine Gunther and Lisa Norris will continue in their current roles as assistant coaches and manage the team in the interim period.
The ABDA/Rawlings All-America team was announced Wednesday with a number of area players included.
N.C. State is represented by freshman pitcher Carlos Rodon on the first team and shortstop Chris Diaz on the third team.
For Duke, right-hander Marcus Stroman, who was drafted 22nd overall by the Toronto Blue Jays in the MLB First Year Player Draft earlier this month, was named to the first team.
Campbell second baseman Michael Felton was named to the second team.
Michael Morin, North Carolina’s closer was named to the third team.
N.C. State’s Albin Choi was named a Ping All-American Wednesday, while Duke’s Julian Suri was named to the third team and Campbell’s Vaita Guillaume was an honorable mention, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Wednesday.
With two seasons under his belt, Choi's 71.64 career scoring average is second in N.C. State history.
Suri, a rising senior, established a new school record with a 71.3 stroke average to go along with a pair of tournament victories last season. He also had nine rounds in the 60s, 16 under-par rounds and five top 5 finishes.
Guillaume is the first Campbell men’s golfer to earn All-America honors on the Division I level.