Hofstra will kick off the 2010 campaign on August 27 at
Fifth year Hofstra women's soccer head coach Simon Riddiough describes the schedule as "probably the toughest ever" for the program and he is hoping it will put the Pride in prime position for an at-large berth to the NCAA College Cup should it not capture the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) title. “We’re constantly trying to upgrade and play the best teams in the nation,” said Riddiough, whose
"I'm absolutely stoked about it," said Hofstra senior forward Salma Tarik of the Pride's 2010 schedule. "I love playing tough teams. It just makes us that much better."
Half of the Pride's 18 games are scheduled for Hofstra University Soccer Stadium, where the “blue and gold” are 43-11-6 since the facility opened in 2003. Hofstra's first home game will be on Sept. 3 against Rhode Island starting at 7 p.m. After playing its first three CAA games