Carolina will welcome UNCG, Liberty and Hofstra to the regional this season. California and Oregon State will be traveling for the regionals, going to Athens, Georgia and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, respectively. UCLA and Arizona are lined up to meet if both advance from the opening weekend, as would Washington and Oregon State if each survived the first regional.
The No. 11 LSU Tigers softball team will start its campaign for a fourth straight Women's College World Series appearance at home in Tiger Park on Friday May, 18.