The Niagara Purple Eagles will open their 45 game 2016 softball season on the weekend of February 12 indoors at the Cleveland State Dome Tournament. They will then be off until the weekend of March 11 when they head down to North Carolina to take part in Elon's tournament.
The Purple Eagles will visit Syracuse (March 23), Cleveland State again (March 25) and Binghamton (March 31) for doubleheaders before beginning conference play on April 2-3 at Marist and Quinnipiac. An interesting quirk in the Niagara schedule has the team traveling to Reno, Nevada on April 8-9 for a three game set vs. the Nevada Wolfpack. The Purple Eagles will open their home slate on April 14 with a doubleheader vs. local rival St. Bonaventure. They close their regular season on May 7 with a MAAC doubleheader at Siena. Niagara will have seven home dates in 2016.