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Mike Candrea, Arizona players react to Selection Sunday and preview NCAA Tournament

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Arizona softball gets (at least) one more chance to play in Tucson this spring.

The Wildcats were selected as the No. 11 overall in the NCAA Tournament and will host the Tucson Regional, where they’ll be joined by UMBC, Villanova and Ole Miss. After that, they may have to travel to Arkansas for a Super Regional against the No. 6-seeded Razorbacks.

It is Arizona’s 34th consecutive trip to the postseason, all coming under head coach Mike Candrea.

Candrea, shortstop Jessie Harper and outfielder Janelle Meoño discussed the Wildcats’ postseason draw and previewed the competition ahead.

Here are their full interviews.

Mike Candrea

Mike Candrea Selection Sunday

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Jessie Harper

Jessie Harper on Selection Monday

Hear what senior shortstop Jessie Harper had to say about Arizona Softball's postseason draw

Posted by AZ Desert Swarm on Sunday, May 16, 2021

Janelle Meoño

Janelle Meoño Selection Sunday

Janelle Meoño reacts to Arizona Softball's postseason draw and being named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year

Posted by AZ Desert Swarm on Sunday, May 16, 2021