Santa Clara Softball Schedule (PDF)
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The 2012 Santa Clara University softball schedule has been announced and it includes at least 51 games spanning seven non-conference tournaments and the always-challenging 20-game Pacific Coast Softball Conference (PCSC) slate.
Led by fourth-year head coach Lisa Mize, the Broncos will open the season at UTEP on Thursday, February 9 and play in the New Mexico State Encanto Hotel Invitational later that weekend. The tournament in Texas is the first of seven non-conference tournaments scheduled for the Broncos prior to league play beginning in April.
"I like to play a competitive preseason schedule to prepare the team for conference," said Mize, who was an Olympian at the 1996 games in Atlanta. "We are on the road a lot more than we would prefer but we do our best to make a schedule that is competitive, while also allowing us the opportunity to be successful and build some confidence."
Santa Clara will face some of the nation's top teams (according the final 2011 NCAA RPI report) including: No. 5 Cal, No. 16 Stanford, No. 30 Indiana, No. 36 Fresno State, No. 50 New Mexico State and No. 53 Pacific.
The PCSC schedule starts with a road series at Loyola Marymount Saturday and Sunday, March 31-April 1. PCSC road games at Sacramento State (April 6-7) and San Diego (April 14-15) preclude the team's PCSC home-opener Saturday, April 21 against Bay Area rival St. Mary's.
"We're playing a lot more games this year due to the fact that we have much more depth on our roster than in previous years," added Mize. "Additionally, another thing that is exciting for us, is that we finish up conference play at home."
For the very latest on Santa Clara softball, follow the team's official Twitter page (@SCUSoftball) and the Bronco softball Facebook page for updates and information throughout the year!
June 25, 2012 Leaving a Legacy
April 29, 2012 SCU's Briana Knight Enjoys Seven-RBI Game On Senior Day
April 23, 2012 Future Looks Promising for Briana Rios and Bronco Softball
April 22, 2012 St. Mary’s Takes PCSC Series from Santa Clara Softball
April 18, 2012 SCU Softball Drops 10-2 Decision to Nation’s No. 1, Cal
April 10, 2012 Six Road Games Will Test Santa Clara Softball This Week
April 7, 2012 SCU Softball Drops Close Games to Sacramento State
April 6, 2012 Pitching Dominates Friday's Doubleheader in Sacramento
March 31, 2012 SCU Softball Stuns League-Favorite LMU in Conference Opener
March 28, 2012 No. 13 Stanford Pulls Away from Santa Clara, 9-2
March 25, 2012 Santa Clara's Rally Falls Short against UC Riverside Sunday
March 23, 2012 Santa Clara Edged by Brown and CSU at UCR Invitational
March 17, 2012 Iowa State Tops Santa Clara in Softball Saturday, 6-2
March 16, 2012 Santa Clara-Iowa State Softball Will Play at 4 p.m. Saturday
March 11, 2012 Briana Knight’s Slam Lifts Santa Clara in Tournament Finale
March 10, 2012 Bronco Softball Edged by Gaels and Gauchos on Saturday
March 7, 2012 JMU Rallies, Claims Doubleheader Over Santa Clara
March 3, 2012 Santa Clara Softball Just Misses Upset at San Jose State
February 26, 2012 Carissa Theis Punches Out 13 as SCU Softball Wins Again
February 25, 2012 Team Effort, Freshmen Provide SCU Softball With Clutch Win
February 24, 2012 Seattle Rallies Twice to Beat Santa Clara Softball In Extras
February 23, 2012 Bronco Softball Excited About Their Weekend Games in Moraga
February 21, 2012 UC Davis Escapes With 3-2 Victory, Spoiling SCU Softball’s Home-Opener
February 18, 2012 SCU Softball Drops First Two at Fresno State’s ‘Weekend Series’
February 17, 2012 Offense Has Been an Early-Season Spark for SCU Softball
February 12, 2012 Santa Clara Drops Tough 5-4 Decision to Unbeaten UTEP
February 10, 2012 Santa Clara Softball Tops Rival in Early-Season Tournament Play
February 9, 2012 Wallis Homers for Santa Clara in Season-Opening Setback to UTEP
February 6, 2012 SCU Softball 'Opening Day' is Thursday, Feb. 9 in El Paso
December 15, 2011 Join Bronco Softball for the Annual Crab Feed on Friday, Feb. 3!
December 5, 2011 Senior Kristin Welsh Helps Lead SCU Softball Into 2012 Season
November 11, 2011 SCU Softball Alumni Game Moved to Feb. 4, 2012
November 3, 2011 SCU Broncos Announce 2012 Softball Schedule
October 14, 2011 Fall Ball: Incoming Players Infuse New Energy Into Bronco Softball
September 19, 2011 Bronco Softball Releases 2011 Fall Schedule, Practice Begins Oct. 4
July 20, 2011 Santa Clara Softball: Walk-On Tryout Announcement