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Friday, January 27, 2017

Marist Red Foxes 2017 Softball Schedule

 *UPDATE*
Marist has added four games to their schedule, and will now begin their season on February 18 at Norfolk State.

The Marist Red Foxes will begin defense of their MAAC championship when they open their 53 game 2017 schedule on the weekend of February 24 at the Mercer Tournament. Savannah St, IPFW and the home school will be the opponents. On the weekend of March 3, the Red Foxes will play four games at UMBC vs. the Retrievers and Coppin St. The highlight of the early season, for the players I'm sure, will be an extended stay in beautiful Hawaii, beginning March 10. Marist will play in a pair of tournaments hosted by the Rainbow Wahine, playing Purdue, UConn, Harvard, Toledo and the host school in 10 games between beachside luau's!

After this distant road trip, Marist will actually host a pre-conference season tournament themselves! On the weekend of March 24, Harvard and Hartford will visit Poughkeepsie. The Red Foxes will open MAAC play on April 2, hosting Siena. They will close their season on May 7 with a home DH vs. Monmouth that could have tournament hosting implications. The defending champs will play 11 home dates in 2017.

Marist Red Foxes 2017 Softball Season

Canisius Golden Griffins 2017 Softball Schedule

The Canisius Golden Griffins will open their 54 game 2017 softball season on the weekend of February 11 at the annual Cleveland St. Dome Tournament. The Griffs will play the host Vikings, Robert Morris and Bowling Green. On the weekend of February 17, Canisius will visit Charlotte for the First Pitch Classic, and will play the host 49ers, Bowling Green and local rival St. Bonaventure. The South Carolina Upstate Tournament is next on the schedule, the weekend of March 3; then it's off to Florida to play in one of South Florida's annual tournaments on the weekend of March 10. On March 15 they will play a challenging split doubleheader vs. Florida St. and Florida Gulf Coast at Fort Myers, where they will stay put and play in FGCU's tournament the weekend of March 17. The Golden Griffins will play at one more tournament, Mount Saint Mary's Invite on the weekend of March 25, before opening the home portion of their schedule vs. crosstown rival Buffalo on March 29.

Canisius will open MAAC play on April 1 at Fairfield. They will close their 2017 regular season on May 7 when they host local rival Niagara. The Golden Griffins will play seven home dates in 2017, including a doubleheader vs. Syracuse.

Canisius Golden Griffins 2017 Softball Schedule

Rider Broncs 2017 Softball Schedule

The Rider Broncs will open their 54 game 2017 softball season on the weekend of February 17 at Coastal Carolina's Battle at the Beach with 5 games vs. the host school and Greensboro and Missouri-Kansas City. The weekend of March 3 will see the Broncs in Buies Creek, NC for Campbell's tournament; Norfolk St. and Appalachian St. will also participate. On March 11 Rider will play at UMBC's Retriever Classic, then play five road doubleheaders.

The Broncs will open the home portion of their schedule on March 29 with a doubleheader vs. Wagner. They will open MAAC play at Quinnipiac on April 1. Rider will close their regular season on May 7 at St. Peter's. They will play nine home dates in 2017.

Rider Broncs 2017 Softball Schedule

Monday, January 23, 2017

Quinnipiac Bobcats 2017 Softball Schedule

The Quinnipiac Bobcats will open their 55 game 2017 softball schedule on the weekend of February 17 in Florida at the Madeira Beach Invite hosted by E. Michigan. Aside from playing the host, the Bobcats will face Boston U., Villanova, Oakland and C. Michigan. On the weekend of March 3, QU will be at the Colonial Classic hosted by George Washington. The Bobcats will then head west, and play a very challenging game vs. powerhouse Arizona on March 10 at Los Angeles. They will also play Bryant, Boise, Hartford and Northridge. After two weekday games, the Q will play in Northridge's tournament on the weekend of March 17.

After a game at Long Island, Quinnipiac will open the home portion of their schedule with a doubleheader vs. Wagner on March 25. They will open MAAC play on April 1 when they host Rider; and close out their regular season on May 7 at Fairfield. QU will have eight home dates in 2017.

QU Bobcats 2017 Softball Schedule

Niagara Purple Eagles 2017 Softball Schedule

The Niagara Purple Eagles will open their 41 game 2017 softball season on the weekend of February 11 at Cleveland State's annual Dome Tournament. The Purps will play the host Vikings, Bowling Green and Robert Morris. Niagara won't be back on the field until the weekend of March 17 when they participate at George Washington's tournament vs. the host school and Albany in a series of five games.

After doubleheaders at Syracuse and Cleveland St., the Purple Eagles will open MAAC play at Iona on April 1. Niagara will close out their regular season on May 7 at local rival Canisius. The Purps will have seven home dates in 2017.

Niagara Purple Eagles 2017 Softball Schedule

Monmouth Hawks 2017 Softball Schedule

The Monmouth Hawks will open their 54 game 2017 softball season on the weekend of February 17 at the Cougar Classic hosted by the College of Charleston. Aside from playing the home team, the Hawks will face Lipscomb, Winthrop, Illinois Chicago and E. Kentucky. After two games at George Washington on March 3 and 4, Monmouth heads to Florida for a pair of appearances at South Florida's annual tournaments, with some weekday games to also keep them busy. Among the opponents will be Missouri, Chattanooga, N. Florida and South Carolina Upstate.

After road doubleheaders vs. Stony Brook, Columbia and Farleigh Dickinson, the Hawks will open their home season vs. St. Joseph's on March 29. Monmouth will open MAAC play on April 1 at Manhattan. They will close their regular season May 7 at Marist. The Hawks will have nine home dates in 2017.

Monmouth Hawks 2017 Softball Schedule

St. Peter's Peacocks 2017 Softball Schedule

The Saint Peter's Peacocks will open their 40 game 2017 softball season on March 13 in Vero Beach, FL with a pair of doubleheaders vs. Bucknell. On the weekend of March 17, they will take part in the Pirate Invitational hosted by Seton Hall, playing Brown, Hartford and the host school. After doubleheaders at Lafayette and at Drexel, the Peacocoks will open MAAC play by hosting Siena on April 1. They will close their regular season on May 7 vs. conference rival Rider. St. Pete's will play 6 home dates in 2017.

St. Peter's 2017 Softball Schedule

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Additional NCAA Softball Tournament in 2017!



Beginning this season, there will be a second NCAA Softball national tournament. Schools who don't make the championship tournament will be eligible for the new tournament, which will begin May 16.
The big news for the MAAC is that each conference will have an automatic bid in this new tournament, so that means more to play for. There will be some at large bids also.

Read and watch HERE