The College of Staten Island women’s softball program has had an unbelievable run of success having won five straight CUNYAC Championships with appearances in the NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament following, and the quest for number six will begin in a few short months. The program is excited to get the season going, unveiling a highly-competitive schedule indicative of the caliber of softball they have proven capable of playing.
Emulating volleyball tri-matches, CSI will start by inviting both New York University and FDU-Florham to the CSI Softball Complex on March 3-4 for pool play on both days, with each team play the others twice over the pair of days. It will be the season openers for all three teams. After that, CSI will travel to Tucson, Arizona for a five day Spring Training swing that will see them play eight games in the sun and warmth.
From there, CSI will look to play four doubleheaders in the month of March, with a pair coming at home to intro CUNYAC play against York College (3/24) and Lehman College (3/31). CSI will then play five out of their next six doubleheaders on the road to start April, including road tests on back-to-back days against Purchase College and William Paterson University. On April 14, CSI will showdown again with Hunter College at Randall’s Island, in a rematch of last year’s CUNYAC Championship.
CSI will finalize with three of their final four doubleheaders on home turf, including a tilt with perennial national powers Moravian College on April 21, and a CUNYAC finale against John Jay College on April 28.
The CUNYAC Championship has a familiar landing spot, and will be played once again at the CSI Softball Complex on May 4-5. The double elimination tournament will begin at 11:00am each day and the winner will automatically advance to the national tournament the following week.
All CSI Softball home games are FREE and are PG-CLUE Certified for CSI students. Most home games are covered live by CSI SportsNet, with live video and audio coverage throughout.
A full CSI Softball Schedule can be viewed online HERE.
Fans can now download official CSI Softball Wallpapers for their computer as well, available HERE.