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Softball Wraps Up Fall Schedule

Head coach Jen McIntyre enters her second year at the helm.
Oct. 20, 2015

STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut softball team concluded its fall season, going 6-2 with its only losses coming against Boston College. Second-year head coach Jen McIntyre took some time to discuss what she saw from her team and what fans can look forward to in the spring.

On how she felt about the offensive production during the fall season:

“I am encouraged by our progress offensively this fall. We spent a lot of time working on team concepts and the fundamentals of moving runners and manufacturing runs. I was very pleased with our short game offense and as always it was nice to additionally see us hit several home runs.”

On how she feels about the pitching staff’s performance:

“We use the fall to try a lot of people in different positions and situations, including our pitchers. There were games where we used them in a starter role, mid-reliever and as closers. I thought each of them really showed us some positive things to build on and provided us with opportunities to now work on specific aspects of their approach in the off season.”

On having a variety of options on the defense:

“I love having options. We have several players that can fill into a couple of different spots for us defensively. We used our opportunities this fall to see not only who might work individually into different positions, but what combinations might work best for us as a team.”

On what she thinks attributed to the fall success of the team:

“I think the team has really worked hard and believes in the system and the process. Our offensive production throughout the lineup was definitely a bright spot as well as their versatility on defense. They are a talented group of student-athletes that just want to dig in, get after it and get better every day. The energy they bring to practice and to games is really a source of strength for this group.”


 

 

On the biggest highlight from the fall season:

“We had a lot of great moments this fall but the best was having the opportunity to welcome all of our alumni back to campus and honor the 31-year coaching career of Karen Mullins. We enjoyed hearing all of the stories, sharing in the traditions and recognizing the achievements of those that came before us. It was a great weekend and we look forward to continuing the success of the Husky program!”

On what she looks forward to most in the spring season in regards to the team as a whole:

“I am really looking forward to seeing all of the pieces come together. We always talk about the three aspects of the game: pitching, offense and defense. Each player is committed to the vision of this program and I am anxious to really keep focusing on the process. We have spent a lot of time working as a collective unit and recognizing that the stronger the team is as a whole, the better our chances of success.”

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