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The Princeton softball team will open the 33rd season of varsity play on Feb. 28 in Florida.
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Softball Announces 2014 Schedule

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 01/04/2014
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The Princeton softball program has announced its schedule for the 2014 season, the second under head coach Lisa Sweeney. Last season, Sweeney guided the Tigers to their best overall record since 2006 at 27-19 and their most Ivy League wins since 2008 at 12-8.

"We are looking forward to opening 2014 facing strong non-league opponents in preparation for the always competitive Ivy schedule," Sweeney said. "We are particularly eyeing our spring-break trip to Northern California, which will be exciting for our student-athletes from the West Coast and our strong alumni base in the Bay Area. We have critical Ivy contests at home to complete the regular season in April. We hope to build on the many positives that came out of 2013 this spring. The goal as always is to play in May."

The new season will give the current group of Tigers, which includes just two seniors among its 19 members, a chance to develop into new roles. Princeton returns just more than a third of its innings in the circle from last season, led by sophomore Shanna Christian (10-5, 3.00 ERA). At the plate, Princeton brings back five of the six players who hit over .300 last season, with junior Rachel Rendina's 50 hits pacing the squad. Defensively, 10 players started at least half of the team's 46 games, and six of those players return. Princeton will have new starters at least at the corner infield positions and two of the three outfield spots, having graduated their usual 2013 starters in those places.

The 2014 Princeton softball schedule by the numbers...

47 Games on the slate, which would be the most games since 2008 if all are played
8 States in which Princeton will play in 2014 (California, Maryland, Florida, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania)
8 Games against 2013 NCAA tournament teams (2 vs. San Jose State, 2 vs. Cal, 4 vs. Penn)
25   Opponents for Princeton in 2014
8 Trips to California in program history, all since 2004, including 2014
8 Visits to the University of Maryland's tournament, including 2014
13 Seasons in which Princeton has played in Florida, including 2014



February/March

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
         

28
         


UCF
12:00 PM

Stetson
5:00 PM
Orlando, Fla.

1

Tenn.-Martin
9:00 AM

Coll. of Charleston
11:00 AM
Orlando, Fla.
2

SIU-Edwardsville
12:00 PM
Orlando, Fla.
3 4 5 6 7

Maryland
12:00 PM

Mt. St. Mary's
4:30 PM
College Park, Md.
8

Hartford
10:00 AM

Opp. TBA
2:30 PM
College Park, Md.
9 10 11 12 13 14 15

San Jose St.
3:00 PM ET

Santa Clara
5:00 PM ET
San Jose, Calif.
16

Santa Clara
1:00 PM ET

San Jose St.
4:00 PM ET
San Jose, Calif.
17 18

Sacramento St.
4:00 PM ET DH
Sacramento, Calif.
19

Pacific
7:00 PM ET DH
Stockton, Calif.

20

21

Santa Clara
4:00 PM ET

Grand Canyon
6:30 PM ET
Santa Clara, Calif.

22

California
5:30 PM ET

Grand Canyon
8:00 PM ET
Santa Clara, Calif.
23

California
1:00 PM ET
Santa Clara, Calif.
24 25 26

Monmouth
4:00 PM

Class of 1895 Field
27 28

Harvard
2:00 DH
Class of 1895 Field

29

Dartmouth
2:00 DH
Class of 1895 Field

30 31          

April
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    1

Rider
4:00 PM
Lawrenceville, N.J.
2 3

4

5

Yale
12:30 PM DH
New Haven, Conn.
6

Brown
12:30 PM DH
Providence, R.I.
7 8 9 10

Rutgers
4:00 PM

Class of 1895 Field
11 12

Columbia
12:30 PM DH
New York, N.Y.
13

Columbia
12:30 PM DH
New York, N.Y.
14 15 16

Lehigh
3:00 PM DH
Bethlehem, Pa.
17 18 19

Penn
12:30 PM DH

Class of 1895 Field
20

Penn
12:30 PM DH

Class of 1895 Field
21 22 23 24 25 26

Cornell
12:30 PM DH

Class of 1895 Field
27

Cornell
12:30 PM DH

Class of 1895 Field
28 29 30    

 

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