Sept. 9, 2013
The University of Minnesota softball team released its fall schedule Monday afternoon. The Golden Gophers will play in doubleheaders at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium against four opponents: Minnesota Duluth, St. Cloud State, South Dakota, and Concordia.
Admission to all fall games is free.
Minnesota hits the field for the first time Sept. 27 against Minnesota Duluth. One week later, Oct. 4, the Gophers will pick up play with another twin billing against St. Cloud State. Games on both dates will begin at 5 p.m.
Fall softball wraps up the following weekend with games Oct. 12 and 13. South Dakota will come to town for a set of games Oct. 12 and the Gophers will conclude their fall season Oct. 13 with Concordia. Those series are both slated to begin at 1 p.m.
Under the direction of head coach Jessica Allister, then in her third season, Minnesota went 36-19 in 2013. The record was the program's best since 2003. The Gophers also finished third in the Big Ten with a 14-6 conference ledger and went on to play in the NCAA Regional for the first time in a decade.
The Gophers return all but four players from their 2013 roster, including First-Team All-Big Ten players Sara Moulton, Tyler Walker, and Kaitlyn Richardson. Richardson was also an NFCA Third-Team All-America selection.
Jamie Trachsel Tabbed to Lead Gophers Softball
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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.