December 12, 2017--The Mount St. Mary's 2018 softball schedule has been announced by head coach Anna Nagro. The Mountaineers open the season at the Elon Tournament on February 17 while the slate features 18 home games.
The Mountaineers, coming off the school's first 20-win season since 2010, open the season at the Elon Tournament (February 17-18) and the Stetson Hatter Invitational (February 24-25). After a single game at Stetson on Feb. 27 and a doubleheader at Savannah State on February 28, the Mount will play in the USC Upstate/Furman Tournament on March 2-3. The Mountaineers return to Maryland to play in the Towson Tournament (March 10-11) and then have doubleheaders against Morgan State (March 14) and Coppin State (March 20). The twinbill against Coppin State will be the home opener.
The Mount will host the Mount Softball Tournament for the second consecutive year on March 24-25. The tournament features the Mount, Albany, Siena and Morgan State. That will be the team's final tuneup before starting conference play at defending Northeast Conference champion Saint Francis U on March 31.
After the trip to Saint Francis U, the Mount returns to Our Lady of the Meadows Field for an eight-game homestand. After a home twinbill against Cornell on April 3, the Mount will host NEC rivals Sacred Heart and Robert Morris on April 7 and 8, respectively. The homestand concludes with a doubleheader against Bucknell on April 11.
The remainder of the schedule includes doubleheaders at Fairleigh Dickinson (April 14), at Coppin State (April 17), LIU Brooklyn (April 21), Wagner (April 22), at George Mason (April 25), at Bryant (April 28), at Central Connecticut (April 29) and at Delaware (May 2). The Northeast Conference Tournament will be held May 10-13 at the home of the regular season champion.