Saturday, November 28, 2015

Monmouth 2016 Softball Schedule

The Monmouth Hawks will open their 49 game 2016 softball season on the weekend of February 27 when take part in the Lancer Lead Off hosted by Longwood University. The Hawks will play in George Washington's District Invite the weekend of March 4, and then head to the west coast. On the weekend of March 11, they will play a set of five tournament games at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles. Then it's off to Florida for a series of games vs. Stetson, Jacksonville and North Florida beginning March 15.

Monmouth will open their home and MAAC schedule on April 2 when they host state rival Rider. They will close their regular season on May 8 by hosting conference rival St. Peter's. The Hawks will have six home dates in 2016.

Monmouth 2016 Softball Schedule

Friday, November 13, 2015


Rider University has issued a comment on this situation; Coach Carroll will not be returning; the search for the next Broncs head coach is on:

Rider University has dismissed longtime head coach Tricia Carroll.

The dismissal happened shortly after the conclusion of the 2015 softball season, but was held up in the courts as Carroll challenged the dismissal in hopes of reinstatement. She was told her contract would not be renewed after the 2016 season; it's still not clear if she will return for the '16 season.

Tricia Carroll became the longest tenured coach in the MAAC after the retirement of Mike Rappl of Canisius. She won over 400 games, and won a MAAC championship in 2003. She also led the Broncs to two championships when they played in the NEC in the 1990s.

In her lawsuit against the University, coach Carroll raised Title IX issues, alleging that her complaints that men's teams at Rider received better treatment than women's teams led to her dismissal. She alleged that the men's teams had better locker rooms; a greater share of scholarship money and booster funding; and bigger coaching staffs.

Rider University has offered no comment at this time.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Manhattan 2016 Softball Schedule

The Manhattan Jaspers will open their 55 game 2016 softball schedule on the weekend of February 19 in Madeira Beach, Florida when they participate in a tournament hosted by Eastern Michigan. Manhattan will then look to open their home schedule with a doubleheader vs. Hartford on March 1. With this being an El Nino winter, the weather may be nice on that date. After playing at Hampton's tournament on the weekend of March 4, the Jaspers head to the west coast for a six game tournament at St. Mary's in Moraga, California beginning March 11. Their final tournament will be at St. John's on the weekend of March 18.

Manhattan will end March with a series of home games vs. Long Island, Sacred Heart and Stony Brook before beginning MAAC play at Siena on April 2. They will close their regular season on May 7 with a conference DH at St. Peter's. The Jaspers will have 11 home dates in 2016.

Manhattan 2016 Softball Schedule