Athletics News

Softball Ready to Open Season
Stephanie Call and the Owls open their season on Friday.

Feb. 4, 2013

FAU softball will start its 2013 season on Friday at a tournament in Tampa, hosted by USF. The Owls begin the new year in a position they have never been in before, seeking to rebound from a losing season. Traditionally, one of FAU's strongest programs, softball had never had a losing season in its entire 17-year history.

This year promises to be a better season, with the entire pitching staff returning, led by preseason all-conference selection Taylor Fawbush. Senior Stephanie Call, the team's leading hitter a year ago and Jordan Stovall who hit a team best .324 in conference play, are also back to help bolster the offense.

Because the team is located in South Florida, there will be no shortage of opportunities for fans to come out and see the Owls in action. Of the team's 56 regular season games, 38 will be played at home and 44 will be played in the state of Florida. Since men's and women's basketball will both be playing at South Alabama, this weekend is a great chance to drive up to Tampa and see FAU softball kickoff its 2013 season.

Justin Johnson

C-USA Unbridled Ambition Learfield