College Softball's Top Catchers Entering 2021
The catcher in college softball is the field general—the one who sees the entire field and typically has the leadership qualities to greatly influence the other eight players on the diamond with her.
As we look ahead to the 2021 college softball season, we at Softball America are taking some time to examine a handful of the top college players at each position on the field.
See below for three of the best catchers in the college game today.
Graduate Student, Washington
Flores is undoubtedly one of the best catchers in college softball right now. She has allowed a minuscule number of passed balls during her tenure at Washington and managed some of the top pitchers in the sport today. Her bat is mighty, but it's her glove that steadies the Huskies. Expect Flores to continue to be an absolute juggernaut behind the plate for Washington in 2021.
Redshirt Senior, Arizona
Does this come as a surprise to anyone? Probably not. Mulipola, who was one of three college players selected to play for Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics, will return to the diamond for Arizona this spring. She has one of the fastest pop times in college softball, and threw out 11 of the 14 runners who attempted to steal on her during the 2019 season, while only allowing two passed balls. We foresee Mulipola shining brightly once again for the Wildcats in 2021.
Cummins was the main threat behind the plate for the Tigers during the abbreviated 2020 college softball season, and she allowed just three passed balls in 17 starts at catcher. Her bat is her biggest weapon right now, but we expect Cummins to grow into even more of a force behind the dish for LSU in 2021.