Throughout the past four years the softball team has consistently been ranked among the top in the MAAC, but every year has fallen short of a MAAC Championship. This year is no different with the Stags heading into MAAC play ranked fourth in the preseason poll of league head coaches.
Over the weekend, the softball team was able to keep itself in contention to qualify for the MAAC Tournament. The Stags went 3-1, improving their record to 18-22 overall and 5-7 in the conference. The top four teams in the MAAC will qualify for postseason play.
The Fairfield softball team finished the weekend with three wins and one loss in back-to-back doubleheaders against Rider and Georgetown. The Stags now stand in fifth place out of the nine teams in the MAAC, with a 4-6 conference record and an overall record of 14-21.
Despite a recent four-game slide, the softball team is still in contention in MAAC play. Over the weekend, Marist swept the Stags, dropping a 6-2 and a 5-3 decision. Their record fell to 9-17 overall and 3-3 in the conference. However, several games have been postponed to due inclement weather, and it is still too early to tell which way Fairfield's season will go.
In the preseason poll of league head coaches, the Fairfield softball team was picked to place second in the MAAC tournament behind Canisius College. Will they make it all the way to the NCAA? If the pattern of the past few years holds firm, things are not looking up.
This is a campus on which the significance of the names Downing (sophomore lacrosse midfielder Greg) and Bocklet (teammate Mike) are rapidly approaching that of Jordan (you know who he is) and Pippen. But although that tandem of young Stags is storming into the national spotlight, another tag-team of even younger Stags is making some noise as well: freshmen softball players Julia Jacoby and Erin Frank, who, at week's end, were both among the leading performers on a team that has won 10 of its last 11 before dropping a pair of games last weekend to Manhattan.
by Christina Stoddard The women's softball team shone just as brightly as the sun under which they played as they swept St. Peter's College complete with two homeruns to continue their five-game winning streak on Sunday afternoon. The Stags now stand 9-6 overall.