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Elizabeth Barkel


Graduate Assistant Softball Coach

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Graduate Assistant Softball Coach

Hometown: Clinton, Mich.
Alma Mater: Concordia University, Ann Arbor

Elizabeth Barkel begins her first season as a staff member for the Concordia University softball program in 2018-19 following her own playing career at Concordia University, Ann Arbor.

A three-year starter for the Cardinals, Barkel played primarily first base. She concluded her career ranked third in program history for both career home runs (17) and home runs in a single season (seven in 2018). Her 822 career putouts also rank third all-time in CUAA history. Barkel graduated from CUAA with a marketing degree.

In May 2018, Barkel was selected to represent the USA through USAAI, giving her the opportunity to travel to Aruba and play softball for a week.

Elizabeth is the daughter of Dammond and Lisa Barkel. She is currently pursuing her masters in athletic administration.