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STORRS, Conn. – First-year head coach Jen McIntyre and the University of Connecticut softball team unveiled its 2015 schedule on Thursday morning. The Huskies will take on a 55-game slate that includes 18 American Athletic Conference games and 13 home contests at Burrill Family Field in Storrs.
The challenging schedule includes 14 games against teams that qualified for the 2014 NCAA Tournament and also features five contests against teams that finished last season ranked in the USA Today/NFCA Top-25.
“I am very excited about the challenging schedule ahead for us in the 2015 season,” said McIntyre. “We have a full preseason slate with several opponents that were not only participants, but significant contenders in the 2014 NCAA tournament. This type of schedule will prepare us for the highly competitive and tough American Athletic Conference. I am encouraged by our fall season and look forward to working hard and getting after it in the next couple of months as we actively prepare every day for our 2015 journey.”
The Huskies kick off the 2015 campaign on Feb. 20-22 when they travel to Troy, Ala. to take part in the Trojan Classic. The following weekend, Connecticut returns to Alabama for the Wilson/DeMarini Tournament and will face SIU-Edwardsville and Ohio State on Feb. 27 before rounding out tournament play against Texas State with a doubleheader on Feb. 28. Before leaving the Cotton State, UConn will play Samford on March 1 at 9:30 a.m.
March continues with the three-day Mizuno Classic at Oklahoma State. Next up, the Huskies fly cross-country to San Diego, Calif. to participate in the San Diego Classic II from March 13-15. At the tournament, UConn will play a pair of Friday morning games against UNLV and Utah State before a busy Saturday afternoon against Oregon and San Diego. The Huskies conclude tournament action with a game against SDSU on March 17 and will remain in San Diego for a neutral game against Arizona that will be played at the SDSU Softball Stadium.
After two days off, Connecticut continues its California roadtrip with a five-game tournament in Stockton, Calif. UConn returns to the Nutmeg state for its home opener on March 26 when it welcomes Boston College to Storrs. Two days later, the Huskies start American Athletic Conference play with a three-game set at the defending regular season champions UCF on March 28-29.
After a pair of non-conference battles at UMass and Albany, the Huskies host USF in a weekend series on April 3-4. The next week will prove busy for the Husky squad as they play a pair of road games at Providence and URI before returning to Burrill Family Field for a three-game series with Memphis on April 11-12. Last season, the Huskies took a pair of games from the Tigers before the series finale was cancelled due to inclement weather.
Two midweek games against Hartford and Central Connecticut will get the Huskies ready for a big road trip to Houston, which includes a doubleheader on April 18 at Cougar Softball Stadium. The Huskies will stay on the road for a conference series with newcomer East Carolina on Sept. 25-26 before finishing April play with two home games against Quinnipiac and UMass.
UConn will have one final weekend tune-up against conference foe Tulsa on May 2-3 before heading to Orlando, Fla. to compete in the second-ever American Athletic Conference Championship.
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