NDSU Softball Camps
City/State: Duluth, Minn.
High School: Central HS
Alma Mater: St. Cloud State
Graduating Year: 2001
Experience: 12 Years
Jamie Trachsel enters her third season as co-head coach for North Dakota State. She has a 68-49 record including a 35-13 ledger in The Summit League. It is Trachsel's 11th season with the program, three as associate head coach, four as a full-time assistant and two seasons as a graduate assistant
North Dakota State has won four straight Summit League tournament championships from 2009-12 and has made four consecutive trips to the NCAA Division Softball tournaments. The Bison won the 2009 NCAA Norman Regional and advanced to the NCAA Tempe Super Regional. Twice NDSU has won a school Division I single-season record 38 games.
Trachsel is responsible for team defense, recruiting and coordinating scouting. She works with the catchers, infielders and outfielders, and also calls the pitches. In 2012, the Bison worked through 30 different starting lineups and still ranked second in The Summit League and ranked among the top 60 nationally in fielding percentage. In 2009, NDSU led The Summit League and ranked 8th in NCAA Division I statistics with a .976 fielding percentage. The Bison were also 12th nationally in double plays in 2009.
Highlighting the defense in recent years was the work of all-region and all-league catcher Kelly Cantrell, who threw out 77 of 161 opposing baserunners attempting to steal from 2006 to 2009. Cantrell, who had a .993 career fielding percentage, picked off an incredible 25 runners off base.
Overall, Trachsel has coached four All-Americans and a dozen All-Region players. That list includes eight student-athletes who earned Summit League, Division I Independent or North Central Conference Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year and Freshman/Newcomer of the Year honors. She has been an integral part of coaching staffs that have received recognition from the NFCA, The Summit League, the North Central Conference and Division I Independent.
Off the field, Trachsel has coordinated the volunteer hours/opportunities for the softball program in the community. She was instrumental in setting up a system of collecting toiletry items that are distributed to the women's shelter and Churches United Homeless Shelter.
A native of Duluth, Minn., Trachsel played softball for St. Cloud State. She was an all-region selection as a junior. Trachsel graduated from St. Cloud State in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management, and coaching and human relations minors. She earned her master’s degree from NDSU in 2006.
Trachsel is a nine-time national champion in raquetball. She was a 17-time letterwinner in four sports at Duluth Central High School including six letters in softball. She was an all-conference, all-region and all-state selection on the diamond.
City/State: Sioux Falls, S.D.
Alma Mater: North Dakota State
Graduating Year: 2012
Experience: 1st Year
Former standout infielder Brea Konz is in her first season as assistant softball coach at North Dakota State University. She will be involved in all areas of the program.
"We are very excited to add Brea to our staff. She has excellent knowledge in all aspects of the game and is a proven winner," said Mueller.
"We feel Brea is a great addition to our coaching staff and welcome her back to our program."
Konz was a four-year starter for the Bison, playing third base and shortstop during her career that included four NCAA regional appearances, four Summit League tournament championships, a pair of regular season league titles and one trip to the NCAA Super Regional.
The 2012 Summit League tournament MVP, Konz started 224 of 226 games played during her NDSU career. She was a three-time Summit League all-tournament team selection, and also earned NFCA Scholar Athlete and Summit League Commissioner's List and All-Academic honors.
A native of Sioux Falls, S.D., Konz graduated with a bachelor's degree in marketing from North Dakota State in May 2012.
Director of Softball Operations
Alma Mater: North Dakota State
Graduating Year: 2010
Experience: 1 Year
Andi Padilla is in her second season as the North Dakota State University softball director of operations.
Padilla was a central figure in leading NDSU to a 38-20 record in 2009 and a No. 18 ranking in the ESPN.com/USA Softball and a No. 21 ranking in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Polls.
The Bison advanced to the Tempe Super Regional after winning the 2009 NCAA Division I Softball Norman Regional and Summit League Tournament championships in the first season eligible for postseason play.
Padilla was named the Summit League tournament MVP and earned all-Summit League first team honors as a senior. She was a two-time Summit League Pitcher of the Week and tossed a pair of no-hitters in 2009.
Padilla earned Summit League All-Academic and Commissioner's List honors during her career. She graduated from North Dakota State in 2010, majoring in public relations and advertising.