The 2016 edition of the Bethel University Lady Wildcat softball team has the opportunity and potential to have a great season. The Lady Wildcats are a NAIA All-Scholar team for the 9th consecutive season under veteran head coach, Larry Geraldi. This year's team wants to turn the hard work they display in the classroom to wins on the field. The team is working very hard to improve on its 16 – 28 overall record and 10 – 18 mark in the SSAC last season. The Lady Cats ended last season on a high note by destroying Breanu 9 -1 in the SSAC tournament before being eliminated by the two- time consecutive NAIA National Champion, the University of Auburn-Montgomery 2 – 1 in an extra inning affair. Coach Geraldi commented, "The toughness shown in the tournament by these ladies gives them the encouragement and the knowledge that they are able to play with the best teams in the NAIA."