LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The 21st edition of the NFCA Division I Leadoff Classic will take place Feb 8-11 at the Eddie C. Moore Complex in Clearwater, Fla. This four-day showcase of collegiate softball features 17 programs from 12 different conferences.
Highlighting the field are 2023 Women’s College World Series (WCWS) participant Utah and a pair of Super Regional programs in Clemson and Oregon. In all, every participant competed in their conference tournament a year ago, with nine advancing to the 2023 NCAA Regionals. Clemson, Oregon and Utah all claimed regional titles with the Utes winning their first-ever Super Regional series and participating in their first WCWS since 1994.
Along with the three aforementioned programs, the other six 2023 regional participants in the field are Central Arkansas, Indiana, Liberty, Missouri, North Carolina Central and Notre Dame. Additionally, 2023 National Invitational Softball Championship (NISC) winner Iowa is headed to Clearwater.
Rounding out the field are Army West Point, Kansas, Missouri State, North Carolina State, South Alabama, St. John’s and Western Kentucky.
Each team will play a minimum of five games at the 2024 Leadoff over four days. Click HERE for a complete schedule.
2024 participating teams: Army West Point, Central Arkansas, Clemson, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Liberty, Missouri, Missouri State, North Carolina Central, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Oregon, South Alabama, St. John’s, Utah, Western Kentucky