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Indiana State - Softball
Indiana State - Softball

COACHING STAFF

Amanda Zust | Assistant Coach

Amanda Zust completed her fourth season as an assistant coach of the Indiana State softball team working primarily with the Sycamore pitchers. During the 2015 season when the Sycamores earned their first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament, Zust coached the pitching staff to an ERA of 1.67 in the three post season games, including a win over Louisville, first in program history.

Combined in the MVC Tournament and NCAA Tournament, the pitching staff under Zust held an earned run average of 1.71 with a 5-2 record, including games against No. 10 Mizzou and the top four teams in the Missouri Valley Conference.

In addition, Zust coached Taylor Lockwood to Missouri Valley Conference Tournament MVP honors as well as 2nd Team All-MVC in the regular season.

During the 2013-14 season, Zust coached junior Yvette Alavarez to an MVC leading 17 wins with three one- hit games. In her first season with the Sycamores Zust coached Lindsey Beisser to second team All-MVC honors.

Before joining Coach Boaman's staff at Indiana State, Zust spent a season as a volunteer assistant coach at Drake University where she helped lead the Bulldogs to a 34-21 record and a second place finish in the MVC.

Zust, who graduated in 2010, was a standout pitcher at the University of Iowa where she compiled a 56-27 overall record with 597 strikeouts. The Des Moines native ranks in the school’s top-10 in several categories, including career games, innings pitched, complete games, wins and strikeouts. In addition, Zust earned Iowa’s Most Improved Player Award in 2007 and 2008, took home its Gold Glove Award in 2009 and threw two no-hitters - one in 2009 and another 364 days later in 2010.

Zust also coached for five years at Des Moines East High School in Des Moines, Iowa.

 

Megan Stone | Assistant Coach

One of the most decorated female athletes in Indiana State Athletics history, Megan Stone joined the Sycamore softball coaching staff for the 2015-16 season after becoming the program's first ever out-right Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year in her senior season.

Stone led the team to its first ever Conference Tournament Title under the Missouri Valley banner in 2015 before helping the team earn its first ever appearance and win in the NCAA Regional a week later.

Stone also finished with a total of 16 career and single season records at Indiana State including career bests in slugging percentage, runs scored, doubles, home runs, RBI's, total bases and walks. She also holds the single season record for slugging percentage, on base percentage, runs scored, doubles, home runs, RBI's, total bases, walks and defenisve double plays turned.

"When I first started playing for Coach Bouman and Coach Zust, I learned the culture of this program and I am excited to continue the legacy of Sycamore Softball," Stone said.
Stone is also a native of the Wabash Valley from nearby Sullivan, Ind.