The Rider Broncs will open their 2012 softball season Friday when they take part in the Spartan Classic in Greensboro, NC. The Broncs will be playing against Drexel, Utah and host UNC-Greensboro. There will be a playoff format to the tournament.
Rider is led this season by senior All-MAAC pitcher Rachael Matreale. Rachael had a record 5-21 in 2011, but through no fault of her own really. The Broncs hope to give her a lot more offensive support in '12. The team will have a bit of a new look this season, with 8 freshmen on the roster.