Tuesday, October 29, 2013

2014 Rider Softball Schedule

The Rider Broncs will play what is at the moment a 49 game schedule, although not all their games are yet listed. They will be opening the 2014 season on the weekend of February 21 in Greensboro, NC at North Carolina A&T's Aggie Classic. On the weekend of March 1, they will return to the George Mason tournament, with opponents to be named later. They will play their final early season tournament on the weekend of March 7 when they participate in the Coppin State tourney. The Broncs will not play in the Rebel Games this season.

After heading south for a series of games against the College of Charleston, Charleston Southern and Norfolk State, Rider will return north for local doubleheaders at Columbia and Army in preparation for their MAAC opener, which will be against St. Peter's and will serve as their home opener March 30. The Broncs have 11 home dates scheduled for the 2014 season.

2014 Rider softball schedule

Friday, October 11, 2013

2014 Manhattan Softball Schedule

Manhattan College became the first MAAC school to unveil their 2014 softball schedule as the countdown to the new season is on.

The Lady Jaspers will play 53 games in 2014, 25 of them at home. Highlighting the schedule of course is the new 20 game conference slate. The LJs will open MAAC play on March 29 when they host new rival Quinnipiac. They will play the other new member of the conference, Monmouth, on the final day of the regular season at Monmouth.

Manhattan will open their season on February 14 at the North Carolina A&T tournament. On the weekend of February 28, they will take part in the Towson tournament. After that, the LJs will open their home schedule with a pair of doubleheaders; vs. Hartford on March 4, then Hampton on March 13. They will then play one more tournament, at George Washington, on the weekend of March 14. On March 21 and 22, the Lady Jaspers will play home and home single games with local school Long Island. On April 5, new division 1 school UMass-Lowell will pay a visit to Manhattan for a doubleheader. Lehigh, Wagner and Sacred Heart will be other non conference foes coming to Gaelic Park in '14.

Even though there are two new teams, and four more games, only four teams will qualify for the MAAC tournament. Competition will be tight.

2014 Manhattan Schedule

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Erika Mackie Commits To Canisius

Erika Mackie of Scranton, PA has verbally committed to play softball at Canisius College beginning in the 2015 season.

Erika Mackie is a hard throwing left handed pitcher who is in her senior year at Holy Cross High School in Scranton. She had a record of 13-6 with a 1.13 ERA her junior season, averaging over a strikeout per inning while walking only one batter per game. Erika played in the prestigious Rising Stars All-American game last year, and currently plays travel ball with the TC Tremors with fellow Canisius commit Moriah Harris.

Congratulations Erika!