BOISE, Idaho Three months and counting until Boise State throws out the first pitch on a brand new sports program. Softball officially released its 2009 inaugural season schedule, which will officially begin on Feb. 6 at 3:30 p.m (PT) when the Broncos take on the
The schedule includes several teams projected to finish in the top-25, including the
“We have a pretty tough schedule,” said head coach Erin Thorpe. “We’re jumping right into the mix of things, and it will definitely show us how we can compete right off the bat.”
Tough may be an understatement as the Broncos jump into one of the best conferences for softball in the nation in the Western Athletic Conference. The WAC sent four teams to the NCAA Regionals last year and all four teams are projected to be ranked in the top-30 to begin the 2009 season. The Broncos will host three of those four teams Louisiana Tech,
As if the conference wasn’t enough of a challenge, the Broncos will face a number of challenges in non-conference play. In addition to the highly ranked
“Of course, we have some tough games, but I know we will be able to compete with the majority of our schedule,” said assistant coach Justin Kloczko.
“I don’t see our schedule changing much in the upcoming years, so this first year will really show us exactly where we stand,” said Thorpe. “It’s going to be tough, but I think we are all excited to just get on the field and start a winning tradition at