Varsho recognized by WIAC
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – Marshfield’s Andie Varsho is receiving recognition for her work as the head softball coach at UW-Platteville. The Pioneers’ coaching staff, headed by Andie and assistant Roger Schliewe, is the WIAC “Coaching Staff of the Year”.
Varsho led the Pioneers to a 21-15 record this past season, including 6-8 in conference play. The 21 wins are the most by a Platteville team since the 2003 squad won 24 games. It’s also the first 20-win season at UW-Platteville since 2012. In addition, the six conference wins are the most by Platteville since 2012.
Andie is finishing her second season as the Platteville head coach. The Pioneers won only four games the season before Varsho arrived on campus in 2016. Last season, the Pioneers made huge strides as Varsho lead them to 11 wins. She not only almost tripled their number in the wins column, but under Andie’s leadership the Pioneers garnered four members receiving WIAC honors.
Varsho played collegiately at Purdue University, where she batted over .400 in three of her four years, including a .416 average as a senior. She holds the school record for longest hitting streak at 22 games. She ranks among the top five in nine offensive categories and is the career leader in base hits.
At Marshfield High School, Andie was a four-time first team all-state selection, earning the honors between her freshman and senior seasons. She led the Wisconsin Valley Conference in batting average and on-base percentage all four years, while earning all-conference accolades each season – including “Player of the Year” as a junior.