Jan. 31, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota softball team opens its schedule at next weekend’s Sportco Kick-Off Classic in Las Vegas, Nev., and tournament organizers have announced some minor schedule changes to the event in order to accommodate teams’ travel schedules.
Minnesota had been scheduled to play DePaul and Louisville on Saturday, Feb. 9, and Texas Tech and host UNLV on Sunday, Feb. 10. The Gophers will still face those four teams, but will now play DePaul and Texas Tech on Saturday, and Louisville and UNLV on Sunday. The times of the games also have been slightly altered.
The Golden Gophers will open their 2013 season against DePaul at 1:15 p.m. CT (11:15 a.m. local) on Saturday, followed by a 5:45 p.m. CT game versus Texas Tech. On Sunday, Minnesota will face No. 18/18 Louisville at 12:15 p.m. CT, with a 2:30 p.m. CT game against UNLV. Minnesota is scheduled to be designated as the home team in its games against Texas Tech and Louisville.
Allister Departing Minnesota for Stanford
Jessica Allister is leaving her position as the head coach of Golden Gopher softball to take the same position at her alma mater, Stanford.
Gophers Add Transfer Pitcher Sydney Smith
University of Minnesota head softball coach Jessica Allister announced Wednesday the addition of pitcher Sydney Smith.
Lindaman Named Top Catcher In The NCAA
Kendyl Lindaman has been named the Division I NFCA Sports Diamond Catcher of the Year.