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.