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Univ. of Washington: NCAA Softball College World Series Champs

Posted in assignment work, editorial work, news, sports, Washington by bermanphotos on June 8, 2009

Yesterday I photographed a celebration of the University of Washington’s NCAA Softball College World Series title, at the Don James Center overlooking Husky Stadium. It was pretty cool to see so many people turn out to welcome home the winning women. The players were all smiles throughout the ceremony, and when a handful of them took to the mic to speak, they couldn’t help but announce their nervousness. It was entertaining to hear how much these women have persevered through over the course of a season. I heard it multiple times yesterday, and even from one of the players: let’s hope we can hold a celebration just like this for UW football next year. Well, one can hope — at least.

The UW Softball Team takes the stage in a ceremony to celebrate their College World Series championship title, at Husky Stadium Sunday June 7, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

The UW Softball Team takes the stage in a ceremony to celebrate their College World Series championship title, at Husky Stadium Sunday June 7, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Fans Trudy Bray, left, and Becky Turner have to lean back to see tv monitors broadcasting season highlights before a celebration of the UW softball team's NCAA championship title at Husky Stadium Sunday June 7, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Fans Trudy Bray, left, and Becky Turner have to lean back to see tv monitors broadcasting season highlights before a celebration of the UW softball team's NCAA championship title at Husky Stadium Sunday June 7, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Tod Johnson holds his daughter Maci, 2, during a celebration of the UW softball team's NCAA championship title at Husky Stadium Sunday June 7, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Tod Johnson holds his daughter Maci, 2, during a celebration of the UW softball team's NCAA championship title at Husky Stadium Sunday June 7, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Player Morgan Stewart, left, speaks to a standing room-only crowd as head coach Heather Tarr looks on, during a ceremony to celebrate UW's College World Series championship title, at Husky Stadium Sunday June 7, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Player Morgan Stewart, left, speaks to a standing room-only crowd as head coach Heather Tarr looks on, during a ceremony to celebrate UW's College World Series championship title, at Husky Stadium Sunday June 7, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

College World Series MVP and NCAA Softball Player of the Year Danielle Lawrie speaks to a standing room-only crowd as head coach Heather Tar looks on, during a celebration of the UW softball team's NCAA championship title at Husky Stadium Sunday June 7, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

College World Series MVP and NCAA Softball Player of the Year Danielle Lawrie speaks to a standing room-only crowd as head coach Heather Tar looks on, during a celebration of the UW softball team's NCAA championship title at Husky Stadium Sunday June 7, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

UW softball 2nd base Ashley Charters smiles while holding the trophy following a ceremony to celebrate their College World Series championship title, at Husky Stadium Sunday June 7, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

UW softball 2nd base Ashley Charters smiles while holding the trophy following a ceremony to celebrate their College World Series championship title, at Husky Stadium Sunday June 7, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

UW softball head coach Heather Tarr smiles while signing an autograph for Jamie and Gillian Moon, 10, (right), following a celebration of the UW softball team's NCAA championship title at Husky Stadium Sunday June 7, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

UW softball head coach Heather Tarr smiles while signing an autograph for Jamie and Gillian Moon, 10, (right), following a celebration of the UW softball team's NCAA championship title at Husky Stadium Sunday June 7, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Players are mobbed for autographs following a celebration of the UW softball team's NCAA championship title at Husky Stadium Sunday June 7, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Players are mobbed for autographs following a celebration of the UW softball team's NCAA championship title at Husky Stadium Sunday June 7, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

UW softball player Jenna Clifton signs an autograph for a fan following a celebration of the UW softball team's NCAA championship title at Husky Stadium Sunday June 7, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

UW softball player Jenna Clifton signs an autograph for a fan following a celebration of the UW softball team's NCAA championship title at Husky Stadium Sunday June 7, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

College World Series MVP and NCAA Softball Player of the Year Danielle Lawrie signs autographs for fans outside of the Don James Center following a celebration of the UW softball team's NCAA championship title at Husky Stadium Sunday June 7, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

College World Series MVP and NCAA Softball Player of the Year Danielle Lawrie signs autographs for fans outside of the Don James Center following a celebration of the UW softball team's NCAA championship title at Husky Stadium Sunday June 7, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

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Daniel

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  1. slamdunk said, on June 8, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Nice photos–congrats to them on a great championship.

  2. Fran Day said, on September 17, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Congradulations to Coach Tarr and the ladies of the Washington Huskies team. As a Cancer survivor I understand how you have to keep a possitive outlock and keep on fighting to achieve your goal. Maybe someday I will get to see Ms. Lawrie pitch in a game. Maybe next year, Penn State will be playing Washington, but then I will have to cheer for Penn State, sorry Washington.


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