Maryland Softball Anticipates Season Opener Against Minnesota

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The Maryland Softball team is one day away from their first series of games of the season. The Terps will have a doubleheader against Minnesota down south in Leesburg, Florida on Friday, February 26 starting at 4:15 pm ET.

Head coach Mark Montgomery is “just excited to get to play” after 50 weeks with no games. The softball team is “anxious to get out on the field and play against some outside competition,” said Montgomery.

He is especially content with the pitching staff and noted that it has “tremendously improved.” A standout player that Montgomery mentioned was freshman Jaeda McFarland, who he believes is “special in how she plays” and most likely will be starting in center field.

Taylor Wilson, a senior infielder, notes how the team is young and is being led with a relatively new coaching staff, but as practicing progressed, “we started clicking on all cylinders.” Gracie Voulgaris, a junior catcher and captain, expresses “we are itching to play.”

The softball team hasn’t experienced any coronavirus outbreaks at the university, but a few people had Covid-19 when they went home for breaks, according to Montgomery. In regards to the coronavirus guidelines and testing protocols, Wilson thinks “our team is good at taking care of business so we can play.”