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Softball Announces 2013 Schedule

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 01/10/2013
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The Princeton softball team will open March 1 in Florida.
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications
The 2013 Princeton softball season will commence in Jacksonville, Fla., on March 1, one month after practice for the new campaign begins.

Under new head coach Lisa Sweeney, the Tigers will play a 48-game regular-season schedule, making stops up and down the East Coast from the opening-weekend tournament in Jacksonville through the traditional regular-season ending trip to Cornell.

The schedule includes six home dates, with four Ivy League dates among those and two against regional foes in Villanova and Lehigh.

When the Mountain Hawks come to town on April 17, Sweeney will meet her alma mater, from which she graduated in 2009. She will be the second of Princeton's five coaches in program history to coach against her alma mater after 18-season head coach Cindy Cohen led the Tigers against Temple 33 times, last in her final season of 2000.

Along with five freshmen, the Tigers have 14 returners from last year's team. Among those are all three pitchers to enter the circle last season, in seniors Alex Peyton and Liza Kuhn and sophomore Meredith Brown. Peyton is also Princeton's top returning hitter for average, batting .286 last year, along with a team-best seven home runs.

After getting their seasoning with the pre-conference tournaments in Jacksonville, Fla., Baltimore and Dover, Del., Princeton will make its 2013 debut at the Class of 1895 Field on March 30 against Brown.

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February
20
Friday
Softball
vs. Albany (Florida Atlantic Tournament)
- 2:30 PM
Softball
vs. Florida Atlantic (Florida Atlantic Tournament)
- 7:00 PM
February
21
Saturday
Softball
vs. Florida A&M (Florida Atlantic Tournament)
- 10:00 AM
Softball
vs. North Florida (Florida Atlantic Tournament)
- 12:15 PM
February
22
Sunday
Softball
vs. North Florida (Florida Atlantic Tournament)
- 9:00 AM
February
27
Friday
Softball
vs. Florida A&M (UCF Tournament)
- 11:30 AM
Softball
at UCF (UCF Tournament)
- 4:00 PM
February
28
Saturday
Softball
vs. Long Island (UCF Tournament)
- 9:30 AM
Softball
vs. Iowa (UCF Tournament)
- 11:30 AM
March
01
Sunday
Softball
vs. UCF Tournament Final/Consolation (UCF Tournament)
- TBA
March
14
Saturday
Softball
at George Washington (George Washington/Maryland Tournament)
- 1:15 PM
Softball
vs. Drexel (George Washington/Maryland Tournament)
- 3:30 PM
March
15
Sunday
Softball
vs. Lafayette (George Washington/Maryland Tournament)
- 10:00 AM
Softball
at Maryland (George Washington/Maryland Tournament)
- 12:15 PM
March
17
Tuesday
Softball
at Georgetown (Game 1)
- 4:00 PM
Softball
at Georgetown (Game 2)
- 6:00 PM
March
18
Wednesday
Softball
at George Mason (Game 1)
- 3:00 PM
Softball
at George Mason (Game 2)
- 5:00 PM
March
19
Thursday
Softball
vs. Rider (Liberty Tournament)
- 5:00 PM
March
20
Friday
Softball
vs. Kent State (Liberty Tournament)
- 12:15 PM
Softball
at Liberty (Liberty Tournament)
- 7:30 PM
March
21
Saturday
Softball
vs. North Carolina Central (Liberty Tournament)
- 10:00 AM
Softball
vs. Toledo (Liberty Tournament)
- 2:30 PM
March
25
Wednesday
Softball
at Monmouth
- 4:00 PM
March
27
Friday
Softball
vs. Yale (Game 1)
- 2:00 PM
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