Tori Magner | Assistant Coach
Tori Magner returns for her second season at Indiana State as an assistant coach in 2018 following one season as both an assistant and then as the interim head coach in 2017.
Under Magner's direction following being named the interim head coach on March 24, 2017, the Sycamores went 11-17 and 8-15 in MVC play, ending the season 24-29 overall for the seventh-best win total in school history. Included in that win total is a series win against eventual MVC regular season champs UNI in her first series as head coach, which featured two comeback walkoff wins -- one of which was a six-run rally in the bottom of the seventh in the finale for the series win.
Under her leadership, the Sycamores broke team school records in double plays (26), runs (241) and saves (6), while also setting high marks in RBI (2nd, 197), sac flies (2nd, 10), hits (3rd, 401), walks (3rd, 153), batting average (3rd, .282), on-base (3rd, .357), stolen bases (3rd, 72), fielding (3rd, .966), slugging (7th, .346) and fewest strikeouts (7th, 161). ISU also improved in several categories following her appointment as interim head coach, including team ERA (went from 4.63 to 3.35) and team fielding (went from .951 to .979).
Magner mentored three All-MVC performers in 2017: starting pitcher Kenzie Ihle (Second-Team), second baseman Leslie Sims (Second-Team) and shortstop Kassie Brown (All-Defensive). Ihle went 17-14 overall (the fifth-best season in school history), and put up a dominant 12-strikeout performance at Evansville -- the most by an ISU pitcher in five seasons (Lindsey Beisser, 12 K, Sacred Heart, March 7, 2012). Sims was near the top of the Valley in batting average for most of the season, leading ISU with a .368 batting average and swiping 20 stolen bases (second-most in the Valley). Brown was instrumental in ISU breaking the double-plays record, her second time being part of a Sycamore team that did so after the 2015 team set the previous record at 24. Senior outfielder Rylee Holland also earned a spot on the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team.
Magner started her college playing career at IUPUI in 2010. After competing for IUPUI she continued her playing career at Indiana Wesleyan in 2015 and 2016. During her two years at Indiana Wesleyan, the Wildcats made two national appearances. Magner's first year at Indiana Wesleyan the team went 47-12 (.797), 26-8 (.765) in conference, and won the Crossroads League Tournament. Winning the tournament gave the Wildcats their birth to the National Championship.
In her second season, the Wildcats went 44-18 (.710), 26-10 (.722) in conference, and received a bid to the national tournament. Her senior year was the most successful year in IWU’s softball history, defeating No. 2 seed, Davenport Michigan, and No. 3 seed, Olivet Nazarene, in the national tournament to make program history.
Magner started her coaching career for an 18U travel team, the Indiana Stingers, for six summers, winning ASA “A” Diamonds of the South, State, State Games, PGF Midwest Qualifier, and made appearances to ASA “A” Nationals.
Besides coaching for the Indiana Stingers, she coached at Plainfield High School for two years, going 46-9 and winning a sectional title. While at Indiana Wesleyan, Magner also became an undergraduate assistant coach for the women’s soccer team.
Erin Arevalo | Assistant Coach
Indiana State Softball head coach Mike Perniciaro named former Georgia star pitcher Erin Arevalo as pitching coach for the upcoming 2018 season on Aug. 9, 2017.
"I am happy to have Erin as part of our staff,” Perniciaro said. “She brings great experience as a player and a wealth of knowledge. Erin will make our pitching staff better, and I look forward to coaching with her.”
Arevalo comes to Terre Haute following two seasons as an assistant coach at Samford in 2016 and 2017.
“I am very excited about joining the Indiana State softball staff, as well as getting the opportunity to learn more from Coach Perniciaro,” Arevalo said. “Most importantly, I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge with the student-athletes and helping them toward success in the Missouri Valley Conference.”
In 2016, Arevalo helped guide Samford to the program's first ever SoCon Regular Season Championship and SoCon Tournament Championship. As pitching coach, the Bulldogs posted SoCon leading team ERA of 3.22 with nine shutout victories and limited opposing offenses to just a .250 batting average under her leadership.
She also helped guide redshirt-senior hurler Mollie Hanson to her first SoCon Pitcher of the Year accolade and SoCon Tournament MVP honors as she tossed her second career no-hitter during the tournament. Arevalo followed that up by mentoring another SoCon All-Tournament pitcher in 2017 in Grey Adams, who helped Samford return to the SoCon title game.
Arevalo pitched for head coach Lu Harris-Champer at Georgia from 2009-12 and was a member of the UGA squad that made appearances in the Women's College World Series in 2009 and 2010. In 2009, she pitched four innings of scoreless softball in relief against No.3 Washington to secure a 9-8 victory over the Huskies.
In 2010, she led the Bulldogs to a 50-13 record and a return appearance to the WCWS. Arevalo made 38 trips to the circle and tallied 20 wins, 14 complete games, a 2.51 ERA and 171 strikeouts as Georgia made it all the way to the WCWS semifinals.
Arevalo wrapped up her collegiate career in 2012 with her best season, totaling 28 complete games and a 27-9 record. She ended the season ranked 19th nationally with a 1.43 ERA and 23rd with 270 strikeouts, while only issuing 51 walks through 245 innings pitched. The Lathrop, Calif., native was named NFCA All-American Third Team, NFCA All-Region Second Team, All-SEC Second Team and to the SEC All-Tournament Team in her final season.
She finished her career ranked fourth all-time in Georgia history with 476 strikeouts and was only the fourth pitcher in the program's history to eclipse the 200-strikeout mark in a season.
After receiving her degree in psychology from UGA, Arevalo continued her competitive career for the next two seasons in the NPF with the Akron Racers from 2012-13. Following that, she served as a pitching instructor at the Phoenix Sports Academy and the Power Zone Training Facility prior to her appointment at Samford.