“I would much rather be
Hofstra is no longer eligible to host the regionals because of a new NCAA rule requiring lights. Edwards said playing
“We are going to the Yankee Stadium of college softball,” said Edwards. “It is a tremendous opportunity for our program.”
The Tucson region also includes third ranked Arizona and Ivy League champion Cornell. If Hofstra is to advance in the double elimination tournament into the super regionals it will likely have to go through Arizona, the 10th seed in the 64-
Hofstra’s strength this season has been its pitching and defense led by freshman ace Olivia Galati, who enters the NCAAs at 24-6 with 280 strikeouts and only 33 walks. Hofstra is also tied with East Carolina for first in the nation in fielding percentage at 0.981.
“I think we match up well with the other teams,” said Edwards. “We just have to take it one game at a time.”